Even though the heat may be unbearable and causing your skin to be sweaty and oily this season, it's still imperative to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. I have combination-oily skin and in the summer, it gets extremely oily. Did you know that oily skin actually means that the skin is dehydrated? The oils are then produced excessively to compensate for the lack of moisture.
Finding the right skincare products for this time of the year has been a roller coaster ride. I've tried so many different products, including Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum and the Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel. Want to know my thoughts on these two and how they worked for my skin? Then just keep reading!
Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum (CAD $34.36) and the Rehydrating Water Gel (CAD $31.96) claim to recharge dry and dehydrated skin with intense hydration by using 97% naturally-derived ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose. The skin instantly feels fresh and comfortable and is hydrated for up to 48 hours even under climate variations, stress, and pollution. The Rehydrating Serum is suitable for all skin types, while the Rehydrating Water Gel is recommended for those with combination to oily skin.
Both skincare products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, and silicone. These are hypoallergenic and have been tested by dermatologists.
Both Vichy products come in a gorgeous blue glass packaging. The serum is dispensed through a pump, while the cream is in a jar. I do wish the cream came with a scooper since I don't like to dip my fingers directly into the product (the germaphobe in me just always has to use a scooper for products in a jar).
The serum contains 30 mL of product, and the water gel has 50 mL of product.
I am a HUGE fan of these two skincare products when used separately (more on this in a bit). The Rehydrating Serum is very hydrating and helps smooth out the skin. I can physically feel the change of my skin's texture after applying the serum. There is a very slight stickiness after application which is to be expected since the serum contains hyaluronic acid (from my experience with using hyaluronic acid serums, there is always a slight tackiness to the skin after its application). The serum sits very well underneath my moisturizers - since the product sinks into the skin very quickly after application, my moisturizers apply very easily on top without making my face feeling heavy.
The Water Gel is an amazing moisturizer for this time of the year. It smooths and slightly plumps the skin, while giving my complexion a very beautiful and fresh glow. The gel formula is especially refreshing in the mornings and has a slight cooling effect that helps reduce morning puffiness and redness on the skin. It's super lightweight on the skin, yet still very moisturizing without being oily or greasy. Like I mentioned in the intro, I have combo-oily skin, and in the summer, it's especially oily. This moisturizer has 110% passed the test, and I highly recommend it to those who have oily skin.
Remember when I mentioned that I only enjoyed using these two products separately? The reason being that when used together, my skin gets very sticky and heavy. I think this happens because of the double dose of hyaluronic acid on the skin (since both products contain hyaluronic acid and hyaluronic acid tends to leave a slight tackiness to the skin). The interesting thing is, when I use the moisturizer on its own, there is zero stickiness on the skin, but when layered on top of the serum, the tackiness is quite intense.
Vichy's Rehdyrating Serum and Water Gel are both great products for the skin. The serum can be used on all skin types, while the water gel is more geared towards combination to oily skin. Both products are very hydrating and help smooth out the skin. I love using both products, but only at different times - I typically use the serum at night underneath my nighttime cream and the water gel in the morning on top of my morning serum.
Have you tried any Vichy skincare products? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know down in the comments!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. A huge thank you to Vichy Canada and Influenster Canada for sending these products my way. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% honest and based on my own experiences. All links are provided for information purposes only!
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