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Vichy Normaderm Moisturiser

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?

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  • Mariga Sheedy

    OMG! i can’t believe there are still companies using alcohol in their products!

  • ciara

    i have the normaderm spot cream but to be honest, spot creams never do anything for me :(

    amy what do you think(skin-care wise) i should do for red cheeks, its not just where you apply blush but below there too. and its worse when im hot! i tried my sisters Clinique spf 15 redness soloutions base…. but it did absolutely nothing :(

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  • Laura J

    I have never tried this but I have oily and acne prone skin and a swear by neturogena oil free moisturiser, its really cheap and its a great base for foundation.

  • jules

    I used it – washing liquid and night cream – for three years: I’ve oily skin which has a tendency for break outs and and it really did for me! :) my skin cleared up after few days, was less oily and got ‘a glow’ – unfortenately my skin got used to it a few months back and I had to switch to another brand…
    concerning the moisturizer – it unfortenately broke me out really bad so I alsways had to use another brand instead…

  • Sophie Moran

    mmm i didn’t find this worked for me, i have super sensitive skin but also combination. It was too drying on the skin and i found it clogged/irritated my pores rather than help them at all.x

  • Mise

    I tried this Amy and didn’t like it either. I have oily skin, but found this to be TOO drying. Didn’t prevent/clear up spots either. I got a sample from the chemist. Definitely wouldn’t purchase it.

  • Annathea

    I did use it, when I was a teenager and my usual skincare routine irritated my skin too much. It dried the skin on my cheeks a little bit, but otherwise was great!
    But then, I was a teenager with oily skin, I don’t think I would use it now.

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