I have been using the Normaderm range from Vichy for the past 4years off and on to battle my oily, acne prone skin. I got back to it recently and thought why not write a review about it?
So here I go, starting with the cleansing gel.
Here is the 100ml flip top version that I have. They also have a pump bottle version (200ml) but as you can garner, it will be impossible to carry around in your handbag.
Here are the INGREDIENTS (Please zoom to read).
Since there is no mention of the concentration of Salicylic acid, which is the active component of this, I mailed the CC to enquire about the same and was told that it is o.5%. The website states these three as it’s active ingredients viz.Glycolic acid, Glycadone,Dermostim. I fail to see any of these 3 mentioned in the tube though, unless they are synonyms for one of the above components.
Here is WHAT THE COMPANY WEBSITE SAYS :
Together Salicylic Acid 0.5% + Totarol, a new purifying active ingredient, limit the proliferation of propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne, and thus prevent the formation of imperfections. Eperuline, a new soothing ingredient of natural origin, helps regulate inflammations. Glycyrrhizinate Acid soothes skin and helps reduce redness. In a lightly scented refreshing gel.
Double purifying and anti-irritant action.
Allergy tested. Soap free. Tested on sensitive skin under Dermatological control. Non-comedogenic.Hypoallergenic. Tested on sensitive skin.
Action : Removes dead cells and unclogs pores.
Result : Opens pores,cleanses and purifies skin from deep within.
It is a transparent gel with minimal greenish hue. (Try as may, I am unable to click a nice pic of the gel, so I will just let it be!)
COST : INR490 (USD ~11).
DURATION OF MY USAGE : 3weeks now.
MY EXPERIENCE + PRO’s
– Cleanses very well. Removes all the dirt and oil I have accumulated in the whole day. Can’t say about make up as I don’t really wear any.
– My skin does not feel dry / tight after using this, but then again I have a super oily skin.
– Helps keep my acne at bay (I am using this in conjunction with other Normaderm products which might be a major contributing factor to this).
-Washes off completely. No sticky feeling that lingers with some face washes.
-Smells lovely. Very light flowery fragrance.
– No allergic reaction noted.
– Just a little amount (around 50p) is moooore than enough for one wash. I reckon my 100ml tube will last 5 to 6months easily.
-None for me, but may be very drying for people with normal skin.
-People quote Vichy as expensive, but I think it is decently priced for the results that it gives.
WOULD I BUY IT AGAIN : Yes! Yes! Yes!
Planning to review the rest of the Normaderm range soon………..