This review was requested by TheIrishGurlie. Since I have tried Vichy Normaderm last year I am happy to share my thoughts with you.
I picked this up early last year in a desperate attempt to clear my spotty skin but provide moisture at the same time. I knew that was a tall order but the sales assistant in my local McCabes pharmacy informed me that it was all possible with this product.Vichy has a great reputation in Ireland. It is a respectable brand and portrays a rather scientific approach to skincare.
This light cream claims to tighten pores, reduce oiliness and improve skin clarity. Another tall order? Yes. Too good to be true?
I used the entire bottle in about 3 weeks. It’s expensive for such a small amount of cream. I have quite sensitive skin and when I have breakouts my skin is extra sensitive. Unfortunately this serum dried out my skin a little (probably due to the alcohol used).
There are lots of good ingredients including Witch Hazel, Zinc and Glycerin to Salicylic acid. There is a down side for those with sensitive skin and that is the potentially irritating ingredients. The alcohol makes this a ‘light’ moisturiser but it’s also a major cause of irritation for us sensitive ladies.
This was not for me at the moment, my skin is just too sensitive. It might work better on someone who has very oily skin with no sensitivity issues.
Have you tried this? What are your thoughts on Vichy as a brand?