(This post was written for The Glosse Posse.)
I’m taking a break from Pinterest beauty pins this month to focus on some products to protect the skin, lips, and hair for winter (I realise some of my readers might be enjoying – or not – their summer right now). Today’s product review is on Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Night Spa.
When I’d bought the night spa this summer, I dabbed only a bit on my cheeks because I have combination skin, which is oilier in the summer. Once I started my ACV (apple cider vinegar) cleanse and toner, however, I noticed that my skin was not as oily as before. The only problem was that my skin was now becoming dryer in the T-zone. Although a regular night cream can keep my face moisturised, I wanted to see if the night spa would be able to do more for my skin.
I had previously tried at least one Vichy Aqualia Thermal face cream (definitely a day cream) and though it is the smoothest gel-like cream to apply on one’s face, you really need a lot of self-control not to touch your face every second. Otherwise, you’ll end up rolling some gel cake (or whatever they’re called) around your face and lose the moisturised softness. That said, any brand’s aqua products do not suit me because I have no self-control. So why did I want to try Aqualia Thermal Night Spa? This product is a night mask. You apply it after your face has been cleansed and you’re about to go to sleep. In other words, I won’t be awake to touch my cheeks. It provides deep hydration throughout the night and you should wake up with fresh skin (radiant, healthy, well-rested, etc.).
I noticed 2 things:
- I can feel my skin ‘drinking’ the night mask if my skin is too try
- I wake up with soft plump cheeks (vs. normal cheeks with night cream)
Rather than dry out my skin, I rinse my face in the morning with water then pat it dry before moisturising with a day cream. I haven’t used the night mask every night yet but I’m sure that my skin will eventually be visibly changed from all the hydration it takes in the night before. So if you’re looking for a cooling and hydrating night mask for winter, I would recommend Vichy’s night spa. If it is a little too expensive, however, just stick to drinking lots of water and keeping your face moisturised. 😉