I have been a lover of Vichy since some time now and the newest addition from the brand to my skincare routine is the products from the Vichy Normaderm range. If you are interested in reading more about the products I love from Vichy, I have linked them here and here. Just for your reference again if you are a new reader of my blog, I have a combination skin which is prone to hormonal congestion and that does leaves marks on my face. I try to take good care of my skin but once every month, nothing works and then I start looking for more options that may help my skin and congestion.
I had a facial appointment last month and my esthetician did a lot of extractions and few of them, she didn’t touch as they were tender, I was so clueless again whether it is the weather, hormones or just stress. She recommended me to use something with Salicylic acid and use light products for face avoiding the heavy balms and oils too. I know, I can’t live without face oils, I will use the light one, maybe just a few drops. For the cleansing balms, my Emma Hardie Balm is already finished and the backup is on the way. The Omorovicza Cleansing balm , I have already put in the back drawer until fall arrives.
This press package from Vichy came at the right time. I clicked the pictures of the products first and put them straight on my skincare shelf. I have been using the Vichy Products from their Normaderm range every morning since last one month and few times in the night routine too. I was sent Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel ( CAD $19.95 excl taxes), Normaderm Skin Balance (CAD $19.95 excl taxes), Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment ( CAD $29.95 excl taxes), Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam (CAD $19.95 excl taxes) and Mineralizing Thermal Water (CAD $13 excl taxes for full size).
Normaderm’s Purifying Cleansing Gel is formulated with LHA, salicylic and glycolic acid. Salicylic Acid unclogs and deeply cleanses the pores. Glycolic Acid allows gentle peeling and fights with the acne bacteria. LHS gently smoothes skin texture and stimulates skin renewal without irritating the skin. This is a part of the treatment for acne prone skin. It cleanses away excess sebum and impurities, without over drying the skin. It helps minimize the look of large pores, eliminates shine and reduces acne scars while fighting pimples & blackheads.
I am not a fan of foaming cleansers as I feel they dry out my skin but after reading about this range, I decided to give it a try and I am not disappointed. This is a nice gel cleanser and works very well to clean the skin without making it overly dry or giving any irritation. I have used it as a first as well as a second cleanser too sometimes. I did not notice any issues but I felt it worked very well at keeping my skin concerns at bay or it may be that I am using the full Normaderm range which is why it is more effective.
Normaderm Skin Balance moisturizing acne treatment is formulated for oily-acne prone skin. This is a hydrating anti-shine aquagel which mattifies skin, reduces the size of large pores and provides a day-long fresh and clean skin sensation. This is a very lightweight gel and I have been using daily after cleansing and before the Normaderm Corrective Anti-Acne Treatment which is described next in this post. It sinks into the skin fairly quickly and is the perfect base to start moisturizing and then on to the makeup.
Normaderm Corrective Anti-Acne Moisturizing Treatment is formulated with Salicylic Acid and LHA to help minimize large pores, eliminate shine and reduce acne scars while fighting pimples & blackheads. Phe Resorcinol in this formulation combined with exfoliating LHA, reduces acne scars thanks to its de-pigmentating properties. Air Licium is another main ingredient which is an ultra-light aerogel, it helps reduce sebum production and minimizes large pores giving the skin a soft focus mattifying finish. I use this after the Normaderm Skin Balance moisturizing acne treatment and they both do work well with each other. Both these products, i use it on my face and neck area avoiding the eye area.
Normaderm Cleansing anti-shine Mattifying Foam cleanser is suitable for oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin. It cleanses the excess sebum and impurities and mattifies skin. The formula fights pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. The results are soft and clean skin without over drying and irritated skin. I do not have an oily skin but combination skin, I was not much impressed with this mattifying foam as I am more into the clean, hydrated and dewy skin. Moreover, my skin does not produce a lot of oil that may give a shine to the skin but it is more of hormonal acne which is always my main concern to keep it in control. For the time I have used this cleanser, I did feel it mattifies the skin and would be perfect for oily acne-prone skin types.
Mineralizing Thermal Water is a refreshing mineralized thermal water that is perfect for either a little hydration kick to the skin or for a mid-day refresher in a hot day. I have had this little bottle in my bag since I received this, it feels so refreshing and alive. It has been very calming to the skin when I am traveling or if I am outdoors. It imparts a very pretty glow to the skin.
All the products I talked about in this post are hypoallergenic. I am glad I tried these products from the Vichy Normaderm range and I do feel the difference in my skin in terms of control over my existing and new acne, a great savior for my summer skin.
What are your go to products when your skin is behaving badly? Do you have any favorites when you have a breakout or congested skin?