Vichy • Aqualia Thermal UV hydrating treatment SPF15/PPD18 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a review for the latest version that is now SPF25. This is way too greasy and doesn't sink in well. Its actually a light texture but makes makeup slide around way too much and powder pool in all the wrong places. I would say give it a shot if you have dry skin, I have however discovered that it makes a great body moisturiser. So waste not want not and my neck and arms love it but just not my face. Pump is great and no white residue. Shame that it just sits on top of my face and make me shine like a disco ball.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Sadly this moisturizer doesnt work for me. I read tons of good comments about it And I decided to give it a try. To me it takes way too long to absorb specially when I want to put on some make up. And it irritates my eyes so bad!!!! They start itchying And watering. So whenever I put it on I have to be terribly aware of not putting the product Near my eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been using the Aqualia balm for years and love it. So when I was in the market for a UV day cream, I decided to try this. It's lovely -- sort of a lighter-weight version of the balm, with SPF. It spreads and absorbs very smoothly, and makeup applies beautifully over it. One pump pretty much covers my face and my throat, Very happy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I think this is the highest PPD moisturiser that there is. I bought it for winter in the UK when PPD 18 is more than sufficient but I need more moisture than just a sunscreen on its own. It has kept my skin from drying out from the cold and central heating. It is not as shiny as most sunscreens and is gentle enough to wear on the eyelids without irritating them. I will continue to buy every winter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have the European version with spf 15 and ppd 18. I've used this moisturizer for a couple of years throughout all seasons and it works well for my surface dry and sensitive skin. I think it has even improved my skin texture as it appears less dry, with less super fine lines on the surface than 2 years ago. I also use this under my eyes with no problem - it doesn't cause puffiness and keeps the thin dry skin under my eyes well moisturized and the wrinkles less prominent.
I have been outdoors with this and a layer of mineral make-up on without getting tanned. This summer I also added an extra layer of Kiehl's spf 50 when out in the sun. Since being more careful with spf and ppd my skine tone is one shade lighter, perhaps the ppd 18 in this moisturizer keeps pigmentation at bay. Anyway. I am pleased with the results.
During the dry winter months I sometimes add an oil serum underneath, and it works well together with this cream.
The only down side with this moisturizer is that it does leave a bit of a shine. I occasionally I blot before putting on the mineral make up if I want a matte effect. I would give this a 4.5, since it doesn't give my skin as much healthy glow and clear texture as my best cream ever found - La Roche Posay Toleriane riche, which I use at night. If Toleriane riche would come out in a UV version I would use that cream formula with sqalane over this one. But finding a good UV moisturizer is tricky, perhaps this Vichy one is the best one out there, so ok, I'll give it a 5.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my new favourite moisturizer. Prior to this I used LRP Hydraphase UV but they reformulated it in the Netherlands and lowered the PPD (from 12 to 8) so I decided to look around a bit before settling for the new version. I am glad I did . The main reason I chose this product is because of its high PPD of 18 (I have the Euro version). Even better than my previous HG. I also like that it does not contain alcohol - alcohol is a dealbreaker for me. On to the review.
First a bit of information about my skin: dehydrated combination skin (oily t-zone, normal cheeks) that is very clog prone. My skin is clear unless I a) use a clogging product or b) eat too much dairy/sugar. I avoid both so most of the time my skin is clear.
Texture of the product: the texture is a gel like cream that is easily spread out. It sinks in reasonably fast. It is not mattifying (nor does it claim to be) but it also does not make my skin any more oily than it would have been without it. After applying it does leave my face a tiny bit more shiney, as is always the case with me when I use something with SPF. But it's very minimal, especially compared to most SPF products. It is also easily fixed with a bit of powder. I use powder always anyway so I don't mind. Applying the powder once is enough to keep the shine from the spf away for the rest of the day. My skin still gets shiney from oil production but that's just my skin and has nothing to do with this product. There is no white cast whatsoever.
Clog factor: after testing this product on one side of my face only for a couple of weeks I can safely say that this does not clog my pores. It does contain silicones which can be a problem for some, but my skin is fine with them. It's other ingredients that worried me, like the sodium chloride. But it's low on the list and it turned out it's no problem for my skin either. Yay.
Moisturizing factor: this product is very moisturizing. My skin is oily but dehydrated and applying this product once a day is enough to keep my skin hydrated and flake-free all day.
Sunscreen: the sunscreen in this product is chemical. My skin is sensitive but it is fine with this. I can and do also use this product around my eyes. The SPF is 15 and the PPD is 18, which is really great. When I go out to the beach I'll use a seperate sunscreen with a higher UVB protection, but this is perfect for everyday use because of the great UVA protection.
Scent: it does contain perfume, but not much. It's very low on the list. I can't really describe the scent as it is very faint, but it's fine. It's not particularly great but it doesn't bother me either. I hardly smell it anyway.
Packaging: I love that it comes in a pump as this is much more sanitary than jars. One pump is a bit too much for just my face and my neck so I either use half a pump or I use one pump and put the rest on my chest (when I know my chest will be exposed to sun as well).
Price: I think I paid 17 euros for this. It's not cheap but not very pricey either. I think it's a fair price for such a good product.
Overall, this is a great product that does not clog my pores, does not make my skin more oily, hydrates my dehydrated skin and protects my skin from everyday sundamage. I love it and I will repurchase. I don't call products HG before I've repurchased, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't become my HG when I run out.
Update: I've finished it and repurchased. HG. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I found this greasy and it didn't sink in and it gave me blackheads. It also managed to make my skin feel oilier. It has a reflective sheen as well which makes your skin look like you've put butter on it. On the plus side it didn't smell awful like the other Aqualia moisturisers I bought. Very disappointed in the whole line, 4 items I bought from it that are sitting unused, at least it was 3 for 2 at Boots when I bought them.
I'm going to try it again more towards winter and see it that helps, perhaps it was too rich in summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm surprised with the great rating but personally I don't really like it. I've found Vichy's moisturizer has this artificial scent and just doesn't work for me.
This product supposed to kept you face moist but I've found it drying instead. I have combination skin and summer in HK is quite humid so I'm quite confused with this. I've tried to apply more but still doesn't work.
Packaging is great as it came in a pump bottle. Texture came in lotion format.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this on sale at SDM to replace my Dove Deep moisturizer with SPF 15. It's non-greasy, lightweight and has SPF. This product works great under makeup and a little bit goes a long way. :) I definitely recommend this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love this product! I was looking for a facial sunscreen/primer/moisturizer and this one does them all! this is non-greasy but very moisturizing. I'm not sure how to describe the moisturizing feel...it's not the watery touch or oil feeling. Your skin is infused with "aqua"! SPF 30 is great. I hope they will come up with a higher SPF version so it works even better in SoCal summer...This actually helps my foundation stay longer. And since my skin is well moisturized by this, it gets less oily than before ( my t-zone is always oily after about 3 hours). This is very good for sensitive skin. My eyes always get irritated by sunscreen, but not to this one. I like the pump design but I'm not sure if I'll be able to use all of the product because I can't see how much is left in the bottle. I actually prefer tube design so I can "cut" it towards the end of product...
I highly recommend this if you have sensitive and oil/combination skin. I'm sure it will work well for dry skin too!