You all know I’m a huge Vichy Fan. But I don’t know, lately? I’m kind of becoming a little disillusioned with the brand. Especially with this new product, Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet.
Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet ($29.95)
Vichy says this is “the first body treatment with an ultra-refreshing texture to keep skin feeling fresh and energetic from morning until evening.” Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet has active ingredients like Gingko Biloba and Hyaluronic Acid to leave skin feeling hydrated, fresh and firm for 24 hours. There’s also some oils like macadamia, blackcurrant seed, sunflower seed, jojoba, and more. Check the list of ingredients to see for yourself:
And while Vichy is always paraben free, I do think they need to stop using other ingredients like dimethicone or silicones, as a lot of us really try to avoid them and may be allergic even. And also, denatured alcohol is pretty high up in that list of ingredients-like #3! Personally, I’ve been trying to avoid products that have it in their first 5 ingredients. There’s two sides to every argument, but as someone that had to work with alcohols in labs all the time, I can say that I do not enjoy what they do to skin-that’s why I’d wear gloves people. And that’s why Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet has that “refreshing” feeling they’re talking about. That’s the alcohol evaporating and drying out your skin. And if you have dry skin like me….yeah, you see where I’m going with this.
It’s a light peachy shade, with apparently a sorbet scent. To me, it smells like floral slightly BOOZY peach because I can detect the alcohol smell. I’m Ukrainian…my nose can pick up that scent as fast as the scent of perogies and sour cream. Also, see the SPARKLES??!! This stuff is so full of oxides and mica-it’s like you took some pyrite and rubbed it all over your skin. I guess it’s fine for the summer though? When you’re going out? But I shower at night, so why would I want to cover myself in sparkles before bed? No thanks man. If you are a morning shower person, then by all means sparkle up dude. You glow.
So, what I’m trying to say is that I’m afraid Vichy Ideal Body Aqua Sorbet won’t be added to my list of Vichy Loves.
I’ve been trying to be more careful and pay more attention to ingredients lately, especially what I put on my body. As I age, a lot of things make me really ITCHY and DRY, and since I’ve been avoiding things that are high in denatured alcohol, I’ve noticed a difference in my itch factor. Have you become more mindful of ingredients lately too?