15 clinical studies have proven the skin health benefits of Vichy Thermal Water. Recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Allergy-tested, Dermatologist-tested, Preservative-free, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, Neutral-PH
- A miracle of nature, naturally rich with 15 regenerating minerals + antioxidants, essential to skin’s health
- So unique, it cannot be reproduced by science. So powerful, it can reset your skin's health
- Soothes + reinforces skin's natural barrier function. Its antioxidant properties help the skin fight the signs of aging
- Protected and fortified, skin is more resistant to environmental aggressions.
According to the website, Vichy Thermal Spa Water’s effect on the stimulation of skin’s natural defenses has been clinically proven. After 4 days of applying Vichy Thermal Spa Water directly to the skin, catalase activity, an anti free-radical enzyme responsible for skin's defenses, is increased by 20%.
With my sensitive yet combination and dehydrated skin, I have a soft spot for water-based products, especially with thermal spring water. Brands like Avene, Vichy and Bioderma tend to be able to claim a spot in my heart easily and effortlessly if I met with the right promoter.
As with all brands, not all their products from Vichy scored a victory with me even though I have been using their Concealing Wand for years. It remains one of my favourites to conceal the ugly zit.
I ran out of my favourite Avene Thermal Water spray when I was still having the bad allergic reaction to a new cleansing lotion I was using so in a desperate bid to save my skin, I have been using this for close to a month which I managed to use up the whole 50 ml bottle. I have to say that I was greatly disappointed.
In general, thermal water spray is supposed to provide soothing relief to skin prone to sensitivity and redness, which certainly sounds like mine.
The spritz has a fine mist which tend to make me spray generously whenever I use it.
Using on my red, raw, scaly and itchy skin, the thermal spray was unable to relieve any of the symptoms I encountered, instead it seem to make it worse. More itchy and more red patches on my face. And my skin is still feeling parched, instead of feeling soft and supple.
On some of the days, I do spot relief with cotton pads. Spray generously on them and just spread 5 pieces on my face. It didn't really help.
Because it made my skin even more itchy hence it become redder with my itchy fingers.
In the later part of the weeks, I refrain from scratching like a monkey after the spray and just endure the itchiness which lasted for about 15minutes or so. I have tried both ways of allowing it to evaporate (which is actually bad for the skin since the air is sucking up all the moisture) and using a tissue to dab off the excess after several minutes. Both methods do not work on my skin. In time, most of the redness did subside, leaving some slight reddish patches. However, I didn't think it was the result of the thermal spray water, it was just the skin settling down properly.
I have to say that, I am not sure if all these red patches are part of eczema as I never see a doctor but allowing it to heal by itself, based on my current skincare. The symptoms and looks of them, does resemble eczema, but I never have such a big flare-up of eczema on my face before so it was kind of scary.
If its indeed eczema, then I cannot really put all the blame on this thermal spray because it may not be the correct product to be used to solve eczema concerns. But I did read somewhere that Vichy water contains sulphur and La Roche-Posay contains selenium, which are suppose to help in treating eczema.
Nevertheless, I lost much confidence in this product, as it doesn't seem to do anything beneficial to my skin, just when I needed it most.
It scored 4.5 from 29 users on Makeupalley
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