One day I stumbled upon a post Vichy had on Instagram and it said that they give free kits to test. So I checked the list of pharmacies that participated in the testing and was so glad when I saw that were a few in my town.
In the first pharmacy I entered I was surprised of how kind they were and had patience to explain to me what the products are for. I think I took the first three packages and then exited and called my mother happy that the deal was real. During my sharing of eagerness to test the products I had explained my mother that I didn’t take the ones that were for women dealing with menopause and wrinkles, I focused on hydrating and boosting the skin. Of course, I heard some reproaches that she could have tested them and my egoism was also mentioned. So I checked once again the list of pharmacies and found one that was near to where I was drinking my cappuccino. There, too, I was explained once again what the products are for and was glad they weren’t suspicious of why I was interested only in anti-wrinkling products. I mentioned they were for my mother just in case.
The coincidence makes that both pharmacies were from the same company, so shout out to Sinapis for having such nice people among them.
Each kit contained two products meant for certain problems of the skin, a sample of foundation and a voucher for products from some specific lines. The last one was a great sensation because I shared them with my coworkers and they were delighted.
The ones that I tested (and my mum) are:
· Aqualia Thermal
· Normaderm Phytosolution
· Slow Age
· Liftactiv Supreme
· Liftactiv Collagen Specialist
· Neovadiol Compensating Complex
The Mineral 89 Fortifying and Plumping Daily Booster
The coworker that I share the office with bought, using the voucher, the Mineral 89 Daily Booster and I was so happy she was happy. She told me how satisfied she’s with this product and I have to say I am too. Out of all the products I have tested from this line, this one was also my favorite. It feels super light and energizes the skin. Nothing compares to a healthy, plump skin.
The Normaderm Phytosolution Intensive Purifying gel
This is a gel not to mess with and I’m glad to find my match. I’m fond of cleansing gels and I always have one, but I’m also picky so they have to have a certain level. Particularly this one, it is meant to deal with oily and sensitive skin. I like gels that make my skin feel fresh and light and this one is exactly one of those.
The Normaderm Phytosolution Sensitive Skin – Hypoallergenic Mineralizing Thermal Water
This Double-correction daily care cream is meant for oily and blemish-prone skin. What I could say after testing it, because although I have an oily skin, I don’t have acne tendencies, is that it is very light. At first it leaves the skin with that glass shine but it gets absorbed in a blink of an eye. The skin is left smooth that you want to touch it all day and that’s a no no, don’t do that no matter how much you want to. This cream and the gel also have a minty smell that is very refreshing.
The Neovadiol Compensating Complex Densifying and Replenishing Day Care Cream
The cream is for normal to combination skin and it seems a little denser the cream for oily skin. It is equally just as fast to be absorbed, but it just gives the more mature vibe. My mother and I used it and of course, you can’t pinpoint the exact effects from samples, but you can definitely see a glimpse of them. The skin felt hydrated and protected and that was enough.
The Liftactiv Supreme Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Correcting Cream
My mother included this on her skin care routine and was pleased with it. Like I said before, you can’t have miraculous changes, her wrinkles didn’t magically disappear, but the skin felt motivated and soft. Especially with anti-wrinkles creams, you have to be committed and use them seriously.
The Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream
This cream is dedicated to normal skin and also has a light formula. I’m very fond of products like this because I’m aware of how important hydration is. And because my skin is sometimes stubborn, light formulas are very precious for me.
Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16 hr
I can’t help speaking about this foundation because I feel in love with it. The shade is 25 nude and it matches me perfectly. The coverage is medium to high which is kind of out of my comfort zone; I usually prefer something more light. This however, made me look so good; I can’t get enough of it. It does take a bit of extra care in terms of hydrating the skin prior to applying, but, darling, if this is going to stay on your face for 16 hours straight, then you should make it comfortable for it. All jokes aside, it provides nice coverage for a long time.
The purpose of kits like this is identifying the right products for your type of skin and problems. Because I was lucky to meet kind people in the pharmacies and give joy to others, I was able to test these products. My favorites were the hydrating creams, the gel and the foundation. What about you?