Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bonus Vichy Birchbox

Hello again everyone!

I am here as promised with my post about the Bonus Birchbox I was lucky enough to receive courtesy of Vichy. It was like getting a second Birchbox in February because it was in addition to my monthly box! I was very excited. :)

Okay, time to get down to business.

Front of the box.

Back of the box.


The pretty wrapping.


Purete Thermal Eye Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes
Purete Thermal 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser

The eye makeup remover has cornflower water and vitamin B in it, and is very gentle on your delicate eye area. It works just as well as any eye makeup remover and does not leave behind any oily residue. It is also not drying.

The cleanser is described as a cleansing milk, toning lotion, and makeup remover. The instructions say to dab it on with a cotton pad OR smooth it directly on skin and rinse with water. I tried both ways and I prefer the cotton pad method. It is VERY effective at cleaning off makeup and it leaves your skin feeling super soft afterwards. I LOVE this cleanser for nights when I'm too lazy to actually wash my face. 

Aqualia Thermal Cream
Lifactiv Rhamnose Night

The first cream claims to provide moisture for 24 hours. This claim seems to be true, but I do not suffer from dry skin all that often, so it is hard to say how accurate my observation is. I do like the level of moisture it provides, though. It is not too heavy or too light, even for my oily skin. I typically wear it under my tinted moisturizer on a day when I feel like I need a little extra moisture, and I will wear it alone on days that I choose not to wear makeup. 

The night cream is much heavier. It claims to have anti-wrinkle and firming properties. The main ingredient, Rhamnose, is a plant-derived ingredient that helps the skin renew itself. I really only use this one when I am fighting dry, flaky patches on my cheeks and chin. I definitely only wear it at night because it makes my face oily almost instantly, and I avoid over-using it because the extra oil can make me break out. For those of you without oily skin, it would make a great nightly moisturizer!


Lastly we have the Celludestock. This is for treatment of the dreaded cellulite. It has Lipocidine and pure caffeine in it which claims to tone the skin on your thighs, hips, and derriere. I cannot accurately review this product because I am lucky enough to not have to battle cellulite so far (smack me across the face if you must). I am intrigued by the idea of ANY product containing caffeine, so I will eventually give it a whirl, but for now I imagine it is safe to assume it is not the magic cure or it would be all over the news by now! :-P

And there you have it. Wasn't that fun? Thanks so much for stopping by!


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