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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lips Soothing & Repairing Balm Review,Price
I am going to share this amazing balm I received as a freebie in Nykaa’s Winter Essentials Bag. Nykaa was offering winter essential kit on some minimum purchase back in january -February somewhere. I bought some skincare stuff from Nykaa and got this kit free along with my purchase. I received full size sample of Vichy’s Lip Balm so thought of dedicating the full post to the product. For more on Nykaa Winter Essentials kit-CLICK HERE.
Price: ~420 INR
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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lips Soothing & Repairing Balm Review
AS CLAIMED BY BRAND
Aqualia Thermal Lips Soothing and Repairing Balm uses an ultra-protective formula to help counter dryness and to offer lasting repair. Lips appear intensely nourished and have regaining comfort, brightness and elasticity.
I have a very good rapport with Vichy products especially Aqualia Thermal range which is enriched with goodness of thermal spring water. I have tried Aqualia Thermal mist,micellar solution and recently a serum from Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Skincare. I was so excited to check out soothing and repairing lip balm from my favorite Aqualia Thermal collection which is paraben free.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lips Soothing & Repairing Balm is packaged in a twist up-bullet lipstick like packaging.Only difference is unlike lipsticks,balm bullet has flat top cut which however does not hamper the application of balm. I love the serene blue color of the balm bullet cap. Balm bullet is white in color and applies transparent film of balm on lips.
The Balm formula is enriched with Glycerine,Shea Butter,Asiatic Acid and Vitamin E. Synergy of these four repairing ingredients helps to protect,repair and sooth- dehydrated and chapped lips. It glides effortlessly on lips immediately soothing up the rough skin tags. I love the mild floral scent in the formula.
It imparts slight balmy vaseline like sheen to lips on application. It does not get absorbed in lips completely rather stay there as thin film preventing moisture loss to dry atmosphere. I will like to share here that as it stays on lips, the feel of balm on lips is not uncomfortable. It feels like any other creamy lipstick on lips.
Another peculiar property I have noticed with Vichy’s balm is that I can wear any lipstick – Creamy/Matte on top of it with utmost ease . Formula somehow does not create the slip for lipsticks rather ease out the application by softening the formula. I have tested this with Sugar Matte as Hell Crayons as well as MAC Retro Mattes (Riri Woo). It prep up my lips for effective and smooth application of most drying lipsticks.My lips definitely feel soft,smooth and nourished.
It stays on lips for up to 4-6 hours . It does not accumulate between lips.
VANILLA RATINGS 8/10
Honestly, I am not a huge fan of transparent lip balms which appeared medicinal on my shelf and lacked the fun part-i.e a berry/pink/orange with some flavored tint. I never had that Dry chapped lips but occasional dryness with some skin tags in upper central region of my lower lip. That actually does not call for a treatment balm. But Vichy soothing lip balm has changed my opinion.
I love the multitude of ways I can use this product on my lips. It is paraben free and deeply moisturizing on my lips. I don’t have chapped lips so cannot comment if it can actually help them. But I tend to develop these skin tags on my lips which were healed and soothed up by application of this balm for 5 days continuously. It is expensive but the bullet size is big enough to justify the price with benefits. Only deterrent for me is the price!! Formula & Wear is highly commendable.
Have you tried Vichy Aqualia Thermal Soothing & Repairing Lip Balm?
Which is your current favorite lip soothing formula?
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