Many will be familiar with the Vichy Pure Thermale skin care collection; a vast, affordable and effective skin care line up that is suitable for most skin types. This Spring Vichy decided to expand the branch by adding two new and innovative cleansers: Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleanser Micellar Oil and Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Gel - both retail for under £15.
As a tid bit, you should know that the entire Vichy Purete Thermale collection has been formulated to protect the skin against environmental damage such as pollution (dust, smoke, fumes and central heating) and offers a barrier against hard work. Basically if you live within a large city this is the skin care range for you.
Forget Micellar Waters, it is all about Micellar Oils! Vichy have just launched Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleanser Micellar Oil (£13.75 via Boots) - a gentle, non-foaming cleansing oil that brings a sensory touch to cleansing. The light oil quickly and effectively breaks down all traces of dirt and make-up, as well as removing dead skin cells and excess sebum - it even removes waterproof mascara. I own a good few cleansing oils and can happily say this rivals the more expensive additions to my collection. On the skin it feels light and silky, it does not strip the skin - rather it cleanses and hydrates in one quick step thanks to the formula containing both Camelia Oil and Vitamin E.
To use you simply apply to dry skin, massage and watch the oil quickly break down any make-up, dirt and oil. Next you dampen and Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleanser Micellar Oil will emulsify into a milky substance. I like to remove using a damp muslin cloth to somewhat exfoliate and ensure every trace of cleanser is gone. I do recommend rinsing the face twice when using any cleansing oil to ensure you not only catch every scrap but to prevent blocking pores. Yes cleansing oils take a little longer to use and remove for that matter but they are luxurious, I also find them to be a tad gentler and more hydrating which is always a bonus when you have dry skin. You can find the Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleanser Micellar Oil for £13.75 via Boots - link.
Perhaps you prefer a gel cleanser? Well the second new product addition to the Vichy Purete Thermale range is just that - Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Gel (£12 via Boots). Again this is a super lightweight cleanser that will suit most skin types as it is neither overly hydrating nor drying in the slightest. Admittedly I am not the biggest fan of foaming cleansers but this is rather refreshing and not at all stripping. It has been formulated with Amilite (amino acids to nourish), Glycerin (to moisturise) and Moringa (purify) to both deeply cleanse and protect the skin cells against pollution. On the skin it oddly feels fresh and cooling, all the while quickly removing all signs of make-up dirt and oil. I wouldn't personally use it on the eye area as it may skin but for a daily, deep cleanse that won't overwhelm the skin you can't beat it. If you use a cleansing brush this would be the perfect addition.I have been deeming this my summer cleanser as it cools, calms, protects and leaves my skin feeling fresh even within a sticky, humid city environment. You can find Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Gel via Boots for £12 - link.
As a heads up all products within the Vichy Purete Thermale Collection are part of a Boots 3 for 2 promotion, which you can mix and match - link.
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