8 April 2014

Vichy Normaderm Moisturiser Review.

Vichy Normaderm, beauty blog, sensitive skin moisturiser, Normaderm, skincare blog

Vichy Normaderm, beauty blog, sensitive skin moisturiser, Normaderm, skincare blog

Vichy Normaderm, beauty blog, sensitive skin moisturiser, Normaderm, skincare blog

It's not a secret that I have problematic skin, as do a lot of young people these days due to lifestyle, food choices and stress. Skin tends to look tired doesn't feel great either, but what can we do if we don't have the luxury of living next to the ocean, sipping green tea's and feasting on avocados and oily fish all day long? We can protect our skin, even living in polluted cities with jobs that require extreme amounts of coffee and less than recommended amounts of sleep.

I struggle to find good moisturisers and usually when I do I stick with them for years, until my skin gets so used to them - they eventually stop working. I have heard a lot about the Vichy Normaderm moisturiser which promises to eliminate blemishes and shine, minimise pores, and fix irregular complexion as well as imperfection marks. It is non comedogenic, hypoallergenic and paraben free which makes it a moisturiser suitable for sensitive skin, with the added benefits of Vichy Thermal Spa Water which has soothing effects on skin.
When I read the labels on Vichy's skincare products, I always think "Wow, these guys must be miracle workers - if successful." But how do they give your skin the all round, or global - as they call it, anti-imperfection hydrating care? The magical combination of this unique potion are 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid and LHA. Now we already know about LHA from my previous post on Vichy products which acts similarly to salicylic acid but has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory purposes. Salicylic acid is a well known ingredient for anyone who suffers from acne - I remember during my teen years it was the hit ingredient in any product recommended by a dermatologist. Salicylic acid causes the cells of the epidermis to shed readily, opens clogged up pores and neutralises bacteria which makes it easier for new cells to grow. Glycolic acid on the other hand is a chemical which is used in many chemical skin peels as it is known for reducing wrinkles, acne scars or any other imperfection by penetrating the skin and helping cells shed.

This combination of extremely effective ingredients sets Vichy Normaderm apart from many other moisturisers on the high street. From the first week I could see, and feel, the effects of this product on my skin. I have now been using it for about a month and it has become my go to moisturiser. Normaderm is a perfect base for makeup, it's not greasy or sticky and your skin truly feels like it can breathe under this product. Here's a little confession: sometimes when I get home late, I'm too tired to go and take off my makeup. It's horrible, no one should ever do it - but it happens. Of course the next day I wake up with a number of spots, clogged up pores and generally hideous looking skin. After a deep cleanse and two days worth of application of Normaderm, my skin is glowing and blemish free. I give it a massive 10/10 and I would recommend this product as a daily moisturiser.





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