Being a girl is a lot of fun for many reasons! One is that we get to gush about skincare and beauty products. My girlfriends and I are always talking about our favorite latest products, and because of my blog I feel lucky to try out a lot and share with them. Some products I love, others I’m indifferent too, and there are of course ones I’m not so crazy about. One brand that I really love, though, is Vichy! I fell in love with their products a few years ago at a Target Beauty Event. I talked with a dermatologist on site who recommended one of their serums to me based off my specific skin needs. It was actually the first serum I started using and since then I’ve been hooked. I recently got some new French skincare products from Vichy that I’ve been loving and I’m excited to share them with you guys today. Here’s my new favorite skincare routine, and how you can work these products into your own day/nighttime skincare ritual!
Also, if you’re not familiar with Vichy, it’s the #1 anti-aging brand in European pharmacies and safe for sensitive skin. People seriously had to fight to get them to be sold in the US! In every one of their formulas is pure mineralizing thermal water from French volcanoes that is rich in 15 minerals. Pretty cool, right?
MY NEW FAVORITE SKINCARE ROUTINE
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Cleansing every night before I go to bed is an absolute must in anyone’s skin routine. Whenever I don’t wash my face, which is very rare, I wake up in the morning feeling like my skin looks dull and hung over. You need to make sure you’re washing your face because even if you don’t wear any makeup there are still pollutants on your skin. Plus, it’s super refreshing and a nice way to relax before bed. I started using the Vichy 3-in-1 One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution which soothes and removes face and eye-makeup. Besides that magical French volcano water, there’s also vitamin B5 and moisturizing glycerin which leaves your skin feeling extremely hydrated. If any of you have sensitive skin, you’ll love it! Plus, you don’t need to rinse or rub it off, so it’s incredibly easy!
STEP 2: PREP
After washing and drying my face, I spray on the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water Mist. It has 15 essential minerals in it to strengthen and protect skin against internal and external aggressors like pollution, stress and fatigue. I kind of think of the mist as the primer before putting on my hydrating moisturizer. Personally, I also spray this during the day for a mini-refresh. It feels so so good! Other bonuses: it’s 100% pure & natural, as well as paraben, fragrance and alcohol-free!
STEP 3: HYDRATE
Last but not least you need to seal in that skin with a great moisturizer. There are two hydrating moisturizers from the Aqualia Thermal range that have been absolutely amazing! I can’t even tell you how soft both these creams are. They go on silky smooth and smell incredible! This new line contains naturally derived active ingredients that are known to replenish the skin and give extra hydration, as well as provide a protective layer. I love the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream for nighttime. It gives 48-hour moisture in a really rich and creamy texture. It’s like velvet going on your skin! SO luxe!
The moisturizer I’ve been loving during the daytime is this Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel Moisturizer. It has the highest concentration of the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water (10%) of any other one of their products so you know it’s going to get the job done. This product is ultra-light and goes on really well underneath makeup. It’s oil-free too! I totally believe all the hype on this one!
The next products I want to try from this line are their Awakening Eye Balm and their Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Mask– both crucial for new mom life! Have any of you tried Vichy before? I can’t recommend them enough! Also, make sure to take advantage of the promo going on right now! If you use code: SAVE20FS (now until 11:59pm PST 10/31/16) you can get 20% off all orders + free shipping. Note: Only one promotion code can be used per order. Promotion code valid only at www.vichyusa.com on items in stock. They reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system error or unforeseen problems.
photos by Kimber Brown