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Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Hydrating Care

I really haven't tried Vichy's products before and their new daily moisturizer especially targeted towards imperfection prone skin really tempted me! I mean who does not have imperfections eh?

I especially suffer from really confused aka Combination-dry skin. Now why my combination skin is wierd is because I have a normal-dry t-zone area and blemish prone cheeks. So I always have a spot or two on the cheeks which is quite irritating to be honest.

What Vichy say...

Hydra-peel technology – a unique association of acids in a highly hydrating care:

LHA, a L’OrĂ©al patented acid helps micro-exfoliate the surface of the skin for a smoother surface and a uniform complexion.

Salicylic acid targets the pores helping to break down blackheads and whiteheads by gently micro-exfoliating the top layer of skin and clearing blocked pores. Salicylic acid also has antiseptic properties to cleanse the skin to help stop recurrence of blackheads.

Glycolic acid, the most common of the AHA’s is an all-natural derivative of sugar cane. Glycolic acid naturally exfoliates the skin and helps reduce the bacteria causing imperfections.

These three acids work in conjunction to target blemishes, black heads and open pores.

Women 25-45 years with imperfection-prone skin require a hydrating texture and for the first time Vichy has been able to create a texture that targets imperfections without drying out the skin.

A combination of Glycerin and lightweight emollient oils enrich the day care to offer a highly hydrating 24hour texture.

Finally the texture is enriched with Anti-Silice to help mop up excess sebum for an instant matt finish.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water also helps to hydrate and soothe the skin in order to fortify the skin’s natural protective function.

Firstly the cream is pretty hydrating as you can see below. When applied, one pump is enough to spread out on the face and neck. It immediately hydrates the skin and makes is appear more supple. The hydrating effect lasts an entire day, well until I wash my face at least and this is the first thing I look for in a daily moisturizer.

Secondly, it did not break me out! I try out a whole bunch of moisturisers, out of which half of them have a tendency to break me out. Because this one was so hydrating, I was sure it would break me out and actually I even noticed a spot or two on the second day of use but it vanished in a day so I am guessing it wasn't Vichy!

Also the cream appears dewy on the face for the first few minutes after application, after which it gives a complete matte finish which is wonderful news for us combination-oily skin people.

The Salicylic Acid did actually do its work of unblocking the pores, as the end of a week I witnessed blemish free skin really. I have no 'live' spot on my cheeks which I always do, so that is a heck of an improvement. Clearing out the skin without drying it at all is also something not many products can master, so well done for that Vichy!

I used this product for a week and am glad to report that my skin does feel pretty smooth, almost blemish free and overall much more healthier. I will be continuing you use this product and will happily repurchase.

Priced at £11.50, it will be available to buy in stores after its launch in September.

Disclaimer: The product/s in this post were provided by PR for consideration.
shoppingaholic said...

I am glad it worked for you. It worked for me too but unfortunately I started getting comedones on my face also, it dried out my oily skin.


Sheefa F said...

Oh my really! Aww thats a shame it did not work out for you :(

Well Dressed Beauty said...

this sounds great :) does it have spf?

nicoletta said...

interesting looks really good x

Sandy said...

Hi I am a new follower.This review was great.I'd like to try it.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for posting this - used to use Vichy years ago and really liked it, I will give it another look, my skin is all over the place at the moment.

3ate4 said...

Not used it before but sounds like it could be good!

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

it sounds great...but i have a normal skin which becomes dry in winter...so i think it is not for me, but it has worked for your skin..its good..check out my blog..you'll really enjoy there.

indianmakeupways said...

hey i too use vichy skincare and as you said it has not yet had any bad effects on me either. lovely blog. do stop by my blog if u get time. take care.

The Beautifier said...

hmm sounds a great product for combination skin, I must check this out xoxo

Princess Feef said...

hey ,, thx for the review ,,
ive seen this line of products around uae ,, in drug stores ,, but i never tried anything ,,
now i really wanna check it out ,, thx again xx

Ari said...

Wow this sounds awesome ! I have been looking for... well a hole new skin care routine maybe this will be my new moisturizer :)

Shravan Reddy said...

how much does it cost...

Sheefa F said...

@Shravan - £11




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