When you get any common illness, everyone around you magically metamorphosises into a doctor. Everyone has an interesting tip and trick to share. It was not new with my jaundice as well. Since the moment I got diagnosed, I have received enough tips to write a book with respectable pages. As usual, I paid no heed to it and made sure that I do not confuse myself further. In spite of turning a deaf ear to all those suggestions, I could not say no to one thing. Someone said, as you should not be eating high cholesterol oily food, better not use oils on your skin as well. But, my entire skincare is built around oils. My first thought was to stop using the rosehip oil I am using currently (review of that coming soon) and start using Just Herbs Elixir. But, a beauty blogger must always work. So, I thought that I should try something new and hence, dug this out from my stash - Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa which is a sleeping mask and a night cream.
Price: Rs 1690 for 75ml
Color: Soft blue. I mean it is BLUE. When have you tried any skincare that this is this BLUE?
Texture: Light gel-type cream.
How to Use: This is a dual usage product. It can be used as a sleeping mask when used heavily or it can be used lightly as a night cream.
Effects: As my skincare routine was down the drain, I wanted to pamper my skin. The first day, I used it as a sleeping mask. I was amazed by the light texture and how soon it is absorbed by my skin. There is no stickiness or heaviness. I woke up with firmer, hydrated and soft skin. I had to compare it with The Body Shop DOY Sleeping Mask so, the next day I used this on the left side and TBS on the right side (even when I was weak and down with jaundice! Somebody give me an 'A' for effort!). The difference was clear. Vichy does not have the interesting bouncy texture of TBS but it is light and apt for summer. Whereas the TBS one is sticky and almost sticks with the pillow cover, this one is completely absorbed and vanishes (until you wet your face...then, you can feel it there). After that, I am using it as a night cream. It caused no breakout and I am actually pleasantly surprised by that because it contains silicones. Maybe my skin can tolerate dimethicone now or the spring water from Vichy did its magic. Also, it contains squalene which is great for hydrating sensitive skin. (Squalene is highly advocated by Keihl's)
|Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa Ingredients|
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalene, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, CI 42090, CI 42053, Dimethiconol, Parfum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Poloxamer 338, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1 and Xanthan Gum.
Overall: This came as a boon to me. The ability of Vichy Spa de Nuit being perfect as a sleeping mask and a night cream should be highly appreciated. I also liked trying something completely different - a blue skincare product!
I like it but I am definitely not going to keep it in my skincare routine forever because
A. It is expensive. Very very expensive.
B. Not going to continue using silicone products for long.
C. I love facial oils too much :P
Do you love products of unique color? Which one is your favorite?