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I thought I was through with breakouts after I hit 30. Fast Forward to my 40’s-Yeah, wrong. Granted, I do get breakouts less frequently….but they still come. When they DO come, I feel that they are more ‘severe’ than they were when I was young. It’s a different type of breakout too. Different breakout, different approach yields different (and better) results.
Normaderm by Vichy is not a brand spanking new line. It’s the first time I’ve used it though. So far, I’m pretty happy! My face feels fresh, clean -and NOT tight or itchy! WIN!
Deep cleansing purifying gel
Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel with Salicylic Acid, Totarol, a new purifying ingredient, and Eperuline to regulate inflammations. Cleanses and unblocks pores deep down and immediately soothes skin. Ingredient Innovation: Together Salicylic Acid 0.5% + Totarol, a new purifying active ingredient, limit the proliferation of propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne, and thus prevent the formation of imperfections. Eperuline, a new soothing ingredient of natural origin, helps regulate inflammations. Glycyrrhizinate Acid soothes skin and helps reduce redness. In a lightly scented refreshing gel. Results: Double purifying and anti-irritant action. Dermatological Standards: Allergy tested. Soap free. Tested on sensitive skin under Dermatological control. Non-comedogenic.
How to use:
Use twice daily. Wet face, work product into a lather; massage onto face avoiding the eyes. Rinse well.
Love this! I liken the fragrance in this product to a shampoo that I used to use in the 80’s called Aquamarine (which according to one of my YouTube subscribers, you can find in Dollarama-cool!). This product lathers well and rinses off easily.
Purifying pore-tighetning lotion
The intensive formula ensures clear skin with salicylic acid concentrated at 0.5%. Totarol, a new purifying ingredient , inhibits the proliferation of propionibacterium acnes, which are the bacteria responsible for acne. Eperuline, a new soothing ingredient of natural origin, regulates inflammation. Impurities are eliminated, and the appearance of pores are reduced for a more even skin surface and a matte effect.
How to use:
Using a cotton pad, cover the entire complexion with a thin layer one to three times daily. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.
Well, I was ‘Toner-challenged’ until recently. I was using toner once a day (at night) maybe 3 times a week. Um yeah, how about I’m supposed to be using it the morning AND at night and every other day. Because I’m mid-breakout, I’m doing well with the 2x daily. Should I experience dryness, I will use the toner once daily in the evening.
Hydrating acne-care Salicyclic Acid lotion
This lightweight, oil-free lotion is clinically proven to clear skin of acne imperfections in 7 days. In just 1 week of application, clinical results show significant reduction in inflammatory lesions by 20.10%, and reaching to a 63.92% reduction by the 4th week.
How to use:
Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying product. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer, one to three times daily. Because too much drying of the skin may occour, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three more times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce appication to once a day or every other day.
I’ve been using this in the evening. Can’t say I hate it or love it yet, but I WILL say that I enjoy waking up to my blemishes shrinking significantly during the night.
I have high hopes and good vibes about the Normaderm line-and I’m going to continue using it! If you have oily skin and experience breakouts as an adult (I’d say 25+ years old types), give this a shot.