Hi Lovelies! You may have noticed I haven't posted in a little bit. I actually haven't had internet for a few weeks and took a bit of a break as well. I am happy to say that I will still be continuing reviews and will try to incorporate other posts as well! I said in the past that I wanted to expand on the blog, but as of now, I have decided to stick to beauty and skincare reviews :) Now onto my newest review!
As you know, I am a huge fan of Vichy. When asked my favourite skincare line, this is the first brand that pops into my head. They have so many product lines that are suitable for my skin type (sensitive) and are always innovating. I have here 2 new cleansing products of the Purete Thermale collection, and one that turns cleansing and toning into one step!
Vichy Purete Thermale:
• Collection contains 11 cleansing products (as stated on the Canadian website). See rest of line here.
• Highly concentrated with Vichy Thermal Spa Water
• Suitable for all skin types
• Respects the hydro-lipidic barrier
• Hypoallergenic, Paraben-free, Dermatologically tested
Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel:$19.95 for 200 ml
• Contains Purisoft Technology (Moringa Seed Extract) to cleanse impurities, pollution particles, dust, excess sebum.
• Reduces effect of hard water on the skin
• Glycerine and amilite technology to cleanse without leaving skin tight
It is so hard to say much about a cleanser other than it works and leaves the skin feeling and smelling fresh afterwards. It is very gently foaming (don't expect a facial bubble bath or anything) and easy to rinse off. This is so ideal for morning showers as it is quick and will help reduce excess sebum from the night before. It will NOT really remove makeup and was not designed for that. You can see my test results at the end of this post.
Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil:
$19.95 for 125 ml
• Contains Micellar Technology + Camellia Oil
This is truely something different from Vichy. With all the new cleansing oils coming out on the market, I knew they had to get in the game! I am so in love with this cleansing micellar oil and it really makes taking off makeup a breeze! It gets just about everything and is quick and simple. I typically use two pumps, massage it onto my face (being cautious not to get it too close to my hair), add a bit of water to the hands and continue massaging then rinse.
The oil becomes milky once it comes in contact with water and my foundation comes off easily! Eyeshadow = no problem! It does remove mascara but takes a bit of rubbing and irritating of the eyes so I prefer to just use another makeup remover beforehand (if I have mascara on). I've used this on its own and no my skin does not feel dry afterwards, but I do prefer to use the Cleansing Gel right after.
Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser for Sensitive Skin:
$19.95 for 200 ml
• Unique milk-gel texture to leave skin comfortable and non-greasy
This One Step Cleanser is the only one that let me down! I was under the impression it would remove makeup a lot better than it did. It does state that it is ideal for cleansing make-up for the face and eyes, and it does seem to (almost) do the job in my demonstration below, but the results just didn't live up to my expectations. It is definitely something to try out (samples at Shoppers Drug Mart anyone?); Maybe for someone who doesn't wear too much makeup, or those days when you are too lazy to tone and moisturize. I just prefer to take an extra step and use the Micellar Oil and Cleansing Gel together.
SWATCHED + TESTED
L to R: Fresh Cleansing Gel, Beautifying Micellar Oil, One Step Cleanser
As you can see, the Beautifying Micellar Oil did the best job of removing the eyeliner and lip crayon swatches. The Fresh Cleansing Gel (on left) does not claim to remove makeup and it does need to be used with a makeup remover beforehand. The One Step Cleanser did ok, but just doesn't live up to my expectations when using it on a full face of makeup.
I don't think the prices are out of this world at all and definitely affordable for the average shopper. I would gladly purchase the Micellar Oil and Fresh Cleansing Gel. You can find Vichy Purete Thermale products at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, Ulta in the US, FeelUnique online or in the UK.
These products were received for consideration. All opinions stated are my own and are not influenced by any affiliates.