Saturday, 1 September 2012

Vichy, I love you.....

Vichy Purete Thermal One Step Cleanser, £11.00 for 200ml.

I think one of the best beauty discoveries in the last year (for me) has been the French thermal water brands that can be found at very reasonable prices in larger Boots stores.
I first wrote here about La Roche Posay and how it transformed my naughty skin in under three weeks, since then I've tried Vichy's water spray and Avene's factor 50 cream for the face (though I love slathering it over my body too!) and now it's time for me to tell you about Vichy's creamy cleanser...

Despite me literally daydreaming about Emma Hardie's Moringa Cleansing Balm my budget at this present time cannot quite stretch to it (though the moment I get a new job it's being purchased!) so I asked myself what else I wanted to try and of course Vichy popped into my head, as I am yet to have a bad experience with the brand.

The consistency of the cleanser is a milky liquid and about the size of a 5p piece on the palm of your hand will gently wash your makeup away, though I always repeat this a second time just to be sure and thorough! It's white and has a soapy scent which I love and is a welcome change to the herby smell of Cleanse & Polish.
Personally I have found it is best applied to a dry face then splashed off, then the second cleanse lathers up and creates more of a deep clean rather than just makeup removal.

I only have good things to say about this product, it is gentle yet removes stubborn eye makeup with ease. My skin feels so fresh and comfortable afterwards and it didn't disrupt my skin one single bit. I've been using this for a month now and I've noticed that my skin condition is constant and I have developed less spots than usual (however I have been using it in conjunction with a weekly application of Origins Clear Improvement mask- review to come on that one!)

As ever, I do not review skincare until I feel it has been properly trialled. At £11 I think this cleanser is worth every penny, plus it should last me a while even when used twice daily due it's whopping 200ml size.

Vichy is paraben free and targeted towards sensitive skin though I can see it benefiting all skin types
Although this product claims to be a 3in1 product (cleanser, eye makeup remover and toner) I still use a toner seperately to then be followed by a serum and moisturiser.

Have you dabbled in the delights of these French skincare brands? What is your favourite cleanser?


  1. Ooh I've not really dabbled much in Vichy. Huge lover of Avene though xx

  2. I'm on a little bit of a mission to find some good facial products so I'll be on the look out for this! I've never used a Vichy product but this sounds so amazing xx

  3. great post! i've only recently got into things like la roche posay so i'll definitely check this out!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

  4. I'm starting to like french pharmacy brands, I also love multi-tasking products so this Vichy cleanser goes on to my wishlist! Lovely review, hun ;)

  5. This sounds lovely. I cant justify buying another cleanser at the minute but as soon as I've worked my way through a few I'll pick this up. I tone after every cleanser too, even when they claim to cleanse and tone.

  6. I've never tried anything from Vichy before, but 3 in 1 products are kind of my thing, haha.
    And I find too that most products work best with a dry face and then splashed off.



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