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Vichy Aqualia Dynamic Hydration

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

If you haven't heard enough from me, you are going to hear it again - Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa has the holy grail status around here.

I reached for it when I needed some luxurious pampering action, brought it on the plane to fight the dry air and have bought backups of it. I am more than excited to receive 2 newest additions to the line - the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration.

Poor water circulation on the face causes fine lines and loss of skin elasticity, so the goal of the line is to evenly distributes water across all areas of the face and keeps it fresh all day long.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration is formulated with:
- Vichy Thermal water (the highest concentration)
- Hyaluronic acid
- Aquabioryl (Fucogel), a sugar obtained from plant-based substrates to create a highly moisturizing protective film on the skin surface
- λ-carrageenans, extracted from red algae, to restore the barrier function which maintains moisture and smooth the surface of the skin.

The line is supposed to offer 48hr continuous hydration and plumped skin. Paraben free and hypoallergenic. Similar to the Night Spa, these two products have a beautiful luxurious scent.

First off, the Dynamic hydration serum (all skin types), being 10 times more concentrated in hyaluronic acid.

I have tried a number of serums from Vichy - LiftActiv Serum 10, Idealia Life serum, even the Neovadiol Magistral Elixir, this one is the thinnest in consistency. It still packs a punch (of hydration), but it is runny, so we just have to work quick to rub it in.

This serum is great to add a fresh prep of hydration to your skin, perfectly to pair with Night Spa (or the moisturizer below) for a plane ride.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG/ PPG/ Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor oil, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, etc.

The bottle houses 1oz/ 30ml, retails for $42.

The moisturizer I hinted above is the Light cream (for normal to combination skin), 2 times more concentrated in hyaluronic acid.

As 40's is creeping up, I feel the pressure to seek more potent skin care to fight the aging process but don't appreciate the thick consistency of most of them. Glad to see a light moisturizer for my skin type.

Mind you, it is not air light, still has a thicker lotion consistency but you won't feel it much as soon as you start rubbing it in. No breakout/ skin issues after a month of using it.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alcohol Denat., Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Wax, Pentylene Glycol, etc.

There is also the Rich cream (for dry to very dry skin). The jar has 1.69oz/ 50ml, sells for $38.50.

A quick swatch to show you the consistency.

The serum, an off-white lotion/ liquid, starts to run the moment it is pumped out on my hand while the light cream stayed put.

All in all, I definitely would suggest these two products together, if your skin craves overall hydration. Once in a while, I switch out the light cream for Night Spa or a moisturizer with anti aging properties. Adjust the routine for your skin type and needs :)


  1. Love this serum! I have the Rich Cream. Great for extra dry skin :)

  2. Great to hear you enjoyed these products too Anna :)