Vichy has a skincare range targeting oily, acne-prone skin called Normaderm Anti-imperfection Hydrating Care . I’ve tried the moisturiser and thought that it was pretty good. You may refer to my review HERE
Now check out the all new version called the Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection.
There are 3 main causes of imperfections:
1) Sebum hypersecretion: predominant factor responsible for shiny skin.
2) Hyperkeratinization: abnormal intensification of keratinization in the skin. Dead skin cells found in the pores prevent the normalsecretion of sebum, which induces the appearance of a comedone.
3) Microbacteria: e.g. bacterium Propionibacterium Acneswhich colonizes the follicular duct, leading to inflammation and redness.
And so Vichy has come up with its triple performance in one action in its formula:
1) Anti-imperfection 2) + Mattifying 3) + 24 hour hydration
Matte finish: excess sebum can be oxidized by UV rays, creating irritations and redness that will sustain and produce even more imperfections.
Hydration: when the skin lacks hydration, it is not capable of regenerating itself properly. The dead cells accumulated on its surface clog the pores and lead to new imperfections.
To break the vicious cycle of imperfections and finally restore healthy and beautiful skin, it is necessary to combine complete skin management with 3 simultaneous actions:
Anti-imperfection + Mattifying+ Hydration = Healthy beautiful skin
I got to try out 3 products in this range; the deep foaming cleanser, toner & moisturizer.
Vichy Normaderm Anti-imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream @ S$29.00
Less is more with this deep foaming cleanser due to its creamy texture that gently cleanses your skin. It contains salicylic acid which gets rid of dead skin, dirt and excess sebum. Skin feels clean, soft and smooth to touch after washing. It is also able to remove light makeup, so thumbs up for it!
Vichy Normaderm Imperfection Prone Skin Lotion @ S$36.00
To be honest, I sometimes would skip toner in my skincare regime as some toners tend to ‘sting’ my skin but not this one. It is mild and even (as stated on the bottle) suitable for even sensitive skin. The lotion is light-weight and refreshing. It gives the skin a quick perk and preps it for the moisturiser. Its also said to help tighten pores and reduce redness.
And now, the star product:
Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care @ S$39.00
I think I’m falling in love with Vichy’s Normaderm moisturisers. Firstly, the hydrating care lotion is light in texture. It goes on smoothly and is easily absorbed by the skin. Next, it does not cause breakouts, is non-clogging and contains active ingredients such as …
30.14% Lipo-HydroxyAcid (LHA): A patented molecule derived from L’Oréalresearch, LHA acts on the surfaceby gently exfoliating the skin to eliminate imperfections.
0.5% Salicylic acid: A benchmark molecule in dermatology, this powerful exfoliantloosens the cells accumulated in the sebum duct, unclogging the obstructed pores.
0.175% Glycolic acid: Small in size, glycolic acid penetrates deeper into the skin to target the pores, causing exfoliation and stimulating cellular renewal.
Silica: Selected for its ability to absorb sebum.
And a new generation of structuring gelling agents (sodium polyacrylateand derivatives) with 2% increase in glycerin to provide comfort and 24-hour intense hydration to the skin.
My skin felt really soft and smooth after using the 3 products. It also keeps my skin sufficiently hydrated in an air-conditioned environment.
This simple 3-step range would be a great start for anyone who has oily and/or acne-prone skin with blemishes such as blackheads and whiteheads. It also works great for those with combination (normal + oily) skin like me.
VICHY NormadermTri-ActivAnti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is available at VICHY counters in selected Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Nishino and Hospital pharmacies.
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