I regularly use Vichy Aqualia moisturiser and love it. I was not particularly impressed with this. Whilst the mask is quite hydrating and refreshing, it leaves a sticky residue. Considering the instructions say not to rinse off, if you use as a mask you have to rinse due to the sticky feeling. You can massage in a light layer with no problem, but that is not a mask. I much prefer the cream formula that this replaced, much better texture and ease of use. Will not be buying again unfortunately.
Highly recommend this product, I could feel the benefit from it within a week.
My skin had been feeling really dry around my t zone due to the cold weather so I ordered this as the price seemed a lot cheaper than alternatives I’d been looking at, it had good reviews, and Id never tried Vichy products before. The mask works amazing my skin is no longer dry and feels really smooth. I wouldn’t recommend following the instructions on the product which say to apply leave on for 5 minutes then massage in and leave on as I tried doing this the first time and it left my skin very sticky and tacky so I had to wash it off.
I like to apply it one of these three ways-
1. Apply like a moisturiser and massage a tiny amount of product fill absorbed- doesn’t leave your face sticky and you can leave it on
2. Apply before I go to bed and use it as a sleep mask
3. Apply a thick layer like a normal face mask, massage in but then wash off after.
It does have a fragrance too it which some people aren’t keen on but I loved the scent, smells really fresh and clean
My skin isn't particularly dry or dehydrated, so I can't comment on its effectiveness that way. However it leaves it feeling very refreshed and soft after using it. The fragrance is lovely, light and subtle with Vichy's added thermal water. I'll put mine in the fridge in the summer as it'll be lovely and cooling on a hot face. Because it's a gel, it is a bit sticky when it's on, and the instructions state to not wash it off which makes it a bit awkward if you want a quick boost to your skin before reapplying makeup if you're going out. Other than that, it is a really good product that I'll buy again.