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Clean and Refreshed with Vichy Spa Shower Gels

Why, hello there! A recurring theme here on Cosmetic Proof seems to be that "life is hectic" and though I can't say things have changed, there are a couple of products that make me happy to be home (other than hubby, Hugo and Hemi). I have my showers at night so generally I like to relax and scrub off the stress of the day in order for me to get a good night's sleep. It's also where I brainstorm most of my nail art designs so the shower really is an important place for me!

Even in my pre-blogging days, I always loved buying an insane amount of shower gel. There are so many scents out there and it is something I use every day so I can buy LOTS of it, no? I still have a bit of a problem with hoarding shower gels, but now I am a bit more selective and tend to behave whenever Bath & Body Works has their crazy "Buy 7 for $25"! Lately, I have been focusing on keeping my skin hydrated with some bath and body newness from Vichy! 

Vichy Spa Shower Gel Review

The new Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Oil* (200ml/$16.95 CDN) is an in-shower gel-oil body cleanser made with Vichy's Thermal Water along with magnesium, zinc and copper. It also contains jojoba, coriander apricot and macadamia for built-in hydration. 

Vichy Spa Shower Gel Review

Firstly, this smells oh so good! Reminds me a lot of sweet almond oil which is odd considering there is none in here. The scent is not overwhelming at all and the fragrance does not last on the skin. I was most curious about the texture of a "gel-oil" and really if it wasn't on the packaging, I probably wouldn't have known there was anything different about the formulation. I still had to use a regular body moisturizer after showering, so the addition of the extra oils did not change that particular aspect of my routine.

Vichy Spa Shower Gel Review

The new Vichy Spa Shower Gel-Cream* (200ml/$16.95 CDN) is yes a cream formulation of the above, but with a more subtle, slightly different scent and contains shea butter and white clay to both hydrate and soften tougher areas like elbows and knees.  

Vichy Spa Shower Gel Review

I actually liked the consistency of the gel-cream a bit more as it felt more moisturizing while I was in the shower. Upon rinsing, my skin felt about the same as with the gel-oil and I continued with body moisturizer afterwards. Perhaps a little softer, but there wasn't too much of a difference.

Vichy Spa Shower Gel Review

Final verdict: Both shower gels smelled wonderful and gave a good lather as I use a shower puff and not having a lather kind of kills me even though I know that too much lather can be drying for the skin. I thought the Spa Shower Gel-Oil would be latherless, but it was pleasantly foamy! While I'm not sure if I would buy these for myself, as they seem like a bit of treat for shower gels, I would totally get these as gifts for others because I don't think an extravagant shower gel is something people would buy for themselves.


The Vichy Spa Shower Gels are available at www.vichy.ca

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