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Quench your Skin with Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-In-1 Micellar Water

I have never understood the micellar water trend – I just don’t feel my skin is adequately cleansed by a bottle of “miracle” water, nor do I think it can remove stubborn eye makeup or lip stains. In the past, I have had very little success with micellar waters, if anything, they have always left my skin feeling dry, itchy – and uncleansed. So, I was more than apprehensive about trying yet another one, but given my previous success with Vichy, I figured what the hell… let’s give it a go!

Boy, am I impressed!

Besides their delicious macarons, France is well known for having hard water, and since hard water compromises the pH balance of your skin, washing with it can result in dry, dull and inflamed skin, and if you’re prone to having sensitive skin, well… you’re out of luck! So, while France has a hard water problem, parts of South Africa have a no water problem, but they have a common solution – Micellar Water.

You’re probably wondering how Micellar Water is different from good ol’ H2O (well, that was my first question anyway.) According to Vichy’s website; “Micellar water is powered by micelle technology—tiny oil molecules called micelles that are suspended in a soft water solution. What makes these micelles so unique is their ability to attract, surround, trap, and lift impurities off the skin’s surface—read: dirt, excess oils, makeup, and so on—without the need to rinse!”

The main selling point is that by using Micellar Water in place of your typical cleanser, you don’t have to worry about any harsh ingredients and chemicals that are notoriously known for stripping your skin of moisture and causing irritation.

Personally, I find the idea behind Micellar Water very appealing. It simplifies my usual skincare routine, which saves me time (especially in the mornings, when things are a bit chaotic!), money and water, which is particularly important during our drought.

After having tried Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-In-1 Micellar Water, I have been wondering what makes it so much more effective compared to any others that I have tried before. I mean, it cleanses, tones and removes my eye makeup without drying my skin or causing an irritation – pretty remarkable! Vichy have formulated their Micellar Water to include cornflower extract, hydrating pro-vitamin B5, and of course, Vichy’s mineralizing thermal water which is rich in 15 minerals. Thus, creating an all-in-one cleaning solution that removes makes up, cleanses, and purifies the skin by simply soaking a cotton pad and gently wiping it across your face.

Overall, I am more than impressed by Vichy’s Micellar Water which has inspired me to pick up a few more of their products which I have been itching to try. Have you tried anything from Vichy, if so, what do you recommend I review next?

Buy the Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-In-1 Micellar Water from Woolworths, for R189

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