Vichy Aqualia Thermal Range Reviews

Thanks to the drier fall weather, 8-hour plane rides and my hectic schedule, my dehydrated combination skin has been acting up more than ever! Not only did it get super dry and dull, I also developed a small flaky patch close to the jawline on the left side of my face – gross I know! Lucky the folks at Vichy came to my rescue and sent me two awesome products from their Aqualia Thermal line.

The Aqualia Thermal Serum 24 Hr Fortifying Moisturizer ($29) is a super lightweight moisturizer that combines 15 minerals for continuous hydration. Like what you would expect from a serum, it is a clear, slightly runny fluid that gets absorbed into the skin instantly. It never feels greasy or heavy on my skin and it works beautifully even under makeup! I have been using this for the past 2 weeks and not only did my skin go back to looking supple and soft but my flakies? Completely gone!

The Aqualia Thermal Eyes ($26), which is a clear gel with tiny blue beads for the eye area, contains detran-sulfate to help decongest undereye bags, Escin to increase microcirculation and Vichy’s Thermal Spa Water to help hydrate, soothe and reinforce fragile tissues. I did not see any major improvements in my undereye circles but it definitely managed to keep my eye area hydrated and puff-free. I love using it in the morning for an instant pick me up and my concealer goes on really smoothly on top of it too.

The Aqualia Thermal Serum 24 Hr Fortifying Moisturizer and Aqualia Thermal Eyes are now available at

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hello! i am a passerby and found your blog through a ‘circle lens’ search, i was wonder when will be the next time you do another custom purchase??

    thank you!

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