Vichy Haul

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I decided to make the most of the Boots 3 for 2 skincare offer which was on recently and I decided to try some Vichy products as I had heard many a good thing but never tried for myself before.

With me the things I look out for in my daytime skincare regime are hydration, as my skin can breakout if not sufficiently hydrated which is always a problem in winter with harsh weather and central heating! I picked 3 products which I felt would counteract this problem and I’ve been testing them for the last few weeks.

In no particular order…..

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

I was originally going to go for 2 Vichy products then a regular non-Vichy favourite, however this caught my eye as it had a tester out next to it which is not always a luxury you find in the Boots skincare section!

It immediately felt really cooling and soft on my skin. It’s has a clear, fluid consistency and product wise is similar to Lancome Advanced Genefique, and Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster – both of which are firm favourites of mine.

The serum sinks into skin nicely and mixes well with other products. It’s also devoid of any strong smells which I’m sure will please alot of you out there.

Only dislike up to now is I’m not too keen on the dispenser. It’s an in-lid pump/pipette which fails to pick up enough product to drop enough out so you do have to pour this one a little. If that doesn’t bother you though, then I can’t see it being too much of an issue.

It’s currently priced between £25-£35 depending on what offers are on. On the price ticket in the shop it was actually listed at £15 and after the lady at the till stated I can’t possible have seen it at that price – she checked it for me and I ended up getting it as my “free” item in the 3 for 2 offer. Remember, the customer is always right! 😉

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

Hopefully by now it’s becoming ever so slightly apparent I have a thing for serums! This one in particular I’ve had on my hit-list for a while as it’s frequently mentioned by bloggers who like me, have trouble reigning in their parched skin.

Firstly, it has a pump dispenser which works so much better than it’s Liftactiv counterpart. It feels super hydrating and would fit in perfectly under most moisturisers or mixed in with another serum for a quick hit of hydration as I like to apply it.

One thing that did surprise me is it has a texture very similar to water – so be prepared to wait a few moments before applying anything else on top as depending on the product it may “slip” slightly.

It’s currently priced at £22.50 so think carefully whether you’d rather buy this or it’s rival Hydraluron at just £2 dearer.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream

Out of all the moisturisers I have tried from Boots over the years, this has to be one of the best. It’s not heavily fragranced, doesn’t irritate and generally hydrates quite well. Having said that my make-up has a very *slightly* tenancy to peel if using this moisturiser when layered with other products underneath. Nothing major and can be resolved by getting the right formation of products. Remember my skin is dry – I have to layer those hydrating bad boys underneath!

I like that it’s a “stick your hand in” type pot, although I do prefer a spatula for such packaging types as I find it much easier and not to mention hygienic. Unfortunately I think I hoovered my last one up so someone please remind me to steal another next time I’m working for L’Occtiane and no one is looking repurchase from Amazon or another brilliant retailer like I did last time – promise. In all fairness they cost about 5p so I really should get onto that!

Price wise, it costs £17 for a 50ml pot which I think is more than reasonable. A similar one I have tried to this is the Lancome Hydra Zen   which for the same size as the Vichy would cost you £39.50.

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