Description : Purifying Foaming Water is a clear water that transforms into high-density foam on contact with water to remove impurities from skin and restore radiance and freshness.
Packaging : 150ml / 50ml
Recommended Retail Price : MYR 65.00 / MYR 18.88
My review :
I was looking to test the waters with Vichy Laboratories’ products and when I spotted this travel-sized bottle of Vichy Laboratories Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water (after this referred to as Vichy Foaming Water), I snapped it up immediately. Why? Just because it was reasonably priced, small, cute and pink! How can any female resist that combination?
The packaging of Vichy Foaming Water is nothing to shout about; just a simple pink colored plastic bottle and pump which fits nicely in my hand. However, the plastic does not feel flimsy or cheap so I’ll leave it as practical, sensible packaging.
Because I’m using the travel size bottle, I use about 1 1/2 to 2 pumps to get sufficient foam to cover my face, depending on how oily my skin feels. I have another foaming cleanser (Neutrogena Hydrafresh) and I verily believe that the foam produced by Vichy’s Foaming Water feels softer and more luxe.
I know this is something I repeatedly say in nearly all my reviews, but Vichy Foaming Water is strongly fragranced with a sharp floral smell and it’s something I could do without. However, I can live with it for as long as it’s on my face because thankfully the smell does not linger after you’ve rinsed off the foam.
I like to use Vichy Foaming Water in the mornings because it doesn’t dry my skin out and it’s perfect for a sleepyhead like me – no need to think so hard about which cleanser to use! It’s also a conveniently fast and quick way of getting your skin clean so I sometimes use it at night when I feel that I don’t have an oily day that needs heavier cleansing or as a gentle cleanser before I give my skin its weekly scrub.
Vichy Foaming Water claims to reveal skin radiance but I didn’t see much difference in my skin when it was the only thing I’d changed – the rest of my beauty routine remained the same. There was no markedly brighter looking skin, but I did think that my skin felt smoother and less dried out when using Vichy Foaming Water. I also liked that there was no filmy feeling on the skin as some heavier cream cleansers are wont to do.
I’m still undecided if I would repurchase this and make it part of my beauty routine – if anything, I think I would get it primarily for traveling. It’s certainly given me a good introduction to Vichy products though, and I would definitely explore more of this brand in future.
Yes factors : Sensitive skin friendly; not drying; easy to use
No factors : Strongly fragranced; more expensive than regular drugstore brands
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