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I’m an adult-why am I still breaking out? Vichy Normaderm, help me please!

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

 

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!IMG_3751

Deep cleansing purifying gel

Details:

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.

My thoughts:

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

Details:

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.

My thoughts:

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

Details:

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.

My thoughts:

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.

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#beautyunited Olay fresh effects Acne control scrub-another weapon in my adult acne battle!

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

Ah the continuing saga of adult acne & breakouts!  I’m still going through it-even in my 40’s-something I thought I would never say! In addition to changing up my cleanser, toner, and treatment lotion, I’ve also added a scrub to the mix.  In this case, it’s the Olay Fresh Effects Acne Control Scrub.

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I’ve used Fresh Effects products before, despite being out of their ‘preferred age range’-apparently this product line is suited for the 20-somethings.  But I have been known to bend the rules and scoff at society (*gasp, no not YOU Meredith*), so I thought this would be a perfect addition to my ‘oily skin’ routine. I was also curious as to whether this product had any similarities to my beloved ‘Out of this swirled’ fresh effects scrub.

Details:

Olay Fresh Effects Acne Control Scrub Salicylic Acid Acne and Blackhead Clearing Exfoliant with mandarin orange and green tea essence is formulated with salicylic acid. It penetrates pores to eliminate most blemishes and blackheads. The exfoliating microbeads then exfoliate to clear dead skin cells that can clog pores.  Exfoliating microbeads clear up most blemishes and blackheads.

Usage:

Apparently this product CAN be used daily, even twice daily.  However, I’m using it 2-3 times a week. It does remind me of the ‘Out of this Swirled’ but I liken it to the Clean & Clear morning burst line.  You’ll see why after I show you this photo:

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Looks the same as Clean & Clear doesn’ it?  Anyway I adore this scrub and am glad to have it to use.  The exfoliating particles truly are MICRO-beads so my fear of scrubbing my skin off is gone.  The scent is pleasant and the scrub rinses off clean.

I recommend you give this a try-it’s a great product to have in your shower or on your counter top.  I use it 2-3 times a week-and when my skin is acting out, I use it everyday!  It really does work!

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*This post describes product samples sent for review.  Opinions are my own and I am not compensated for writing this post*

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….I won’t lie to you and tell you my skin always behaves because it does NOT.  Especially when I choose to indulge in treats or go through the hormonal days of being a woman.  There are many many ways to treat skin that ‘acts out’ and I’ve talked about several of them.  However, what if you want to treat your skin a little bit more naturally?

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