NEW Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Vichy Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is a product that boasts sales of 20million units worldwide* since 2003.
I have dry/combination skin in general but I do experience hormonal breakouts especially cystic acne on my forehead and chin usually once/twice a month. This is an issue that has been bothering me for a few years now so I am constantly in search of a good anti-acne treatment range that can help minimize these breakouts or at least speed up the recovery process. Imagine my pleasure and glee when I was introduced to the new Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care which claims to do all that I want my current anti-acne skincare range to!
Now, we are all swamped by the countless anti-acne products and treatments offered by most (if not all) skincare brands that we can find in local drugstores, and I know how disappointing it is to find out that a product does not work the way it claims to be. So, what makes the new Vichy Normaderm Tri-Active Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care stand out?
Research done by Vichy Laboratories had shown that 3 out of 5 Singaporean women suffer from oily skin and blemishes, and that includes imperfections like outbreaks, dilated pores, redness and shine.
An exclusive discovery was made, and that is to transform imperfection-prone skins into healthy and beautiful skin. It does not mean targeting the sole treatment of imperfections, but treating the skin as a whole, focusing on both a matte finish and hydration.
1. Hydra-Peeling Technology
- 0.14% Lipo-Hydroxy Acid
- 0.5% Salicylic Acid
- 0.175% Glycolic Acid
2. Total Anti-Shine Active Ingredient
- Silica (for oil absorption)
3. 24-hr Ultra-Hydrating Texture
- Patented formulation of structuring gelling agents: 2% increase in glycerin
*IMS Pharmatrend, Europe 8, sales in units for the year 2009, GERS data -12/-2009
The Normaderm Tri-Activ Imperfection Hydrating Care is a facial moisturizer meant to help recover healthy skins by using a patented Hydra-Peeling Technology that is inspired by dermatological peeling.
- Includes an unprecedented association of Lipo-Hydroxy Acid + Salicylic Acid + Glycolic Acid for action on 100% of the epidermis.
Proven Results* on Asian Sensitive Skin:
*tests done on 52 Chinese women with acne-prone oily skins
Anti-Imperfection Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream:
- enriched with salicylic acid which thoroughly eliminates impurities, dead skin cells and excess sebum
- visibly tightens pores, leaving skin purified, smooth and comfortable
This is a very basic cleanser that foams generously, forming a cushiony lather that makes cleansing a very comfortable process. Skin feels thoroughly cleansed after that. It does leave my skin a little tight but I experience this tightness with most foamy cleansers.
Purifying Cleansing Gel:
- double purifying and anti-irritant action
- cleanses and purifies pores while removing impurities
- effectively controls shine
A gel cleanser that lathers and foams easily. It does dry my skin out a fair bit when I used it, so I reserved this for days when I feel exceptionally grimy and oily. I don’t foresee myself using this regularly because of the tightness that I experience after cleansing, but I can see people with tolerant and oily skins loving this because this really makes your skin feel squeaky clean. For normal/combination skins, try the Foaming Cream instead as that is less drying.
And lastly, the star product of the series!
Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care:
- patented Hydra-Peeling Technology that targets and reduces acne, blackheads and redness
- instant and long-lasting shine control
- 24-hour hydrating gel-cream texture that is fast penetrating and easily absorbed
Price: $39/50ml, $19/30ml
I don’t exactly have oily skin. In fact, I battle skin dehydration most of the time. I do face hormonal breakouts though, and this occurs once a month. Therefore, I always have a set of anti-acne skincare range on hand and I will use them during “that time of the month” where I’m more susceptible to breakouts.
I have been using this both day and night in place of my regular moisturizer and I am super pleased. Upon application, this is a very lightweight gel-cream that absorbs really quickly to a matte finish. It also has a very “manly” scent which bothered me initially but now it’s starting to grow on me. It is sufficient to keep my skin hydrated during the day. It is also paraben-free and hypoallergenic – perfect for people with sensitive skins.
However, I find this moisturizer provides insufficient moisture for me at night especially when I spend most of my time sleeping in an air-conditioned (read: drying) environment. Therefore, I like to apply this in the evenings when I come home from work, and apply another generous layer of my regular moisturizer on top of this before I sleep. This helps to replenish and retain moisture in my skin throughout the night.
After a week, I saw a reduction (it wasn’t significant but it was there) in redness around my nose and cheeks so much so that my boyfriend noticed. There were some tiny pimples that formed when I started using the moisturizer but they went away quickly.. So I attributed that to the initial purging process. I did not see any reduction in my blackheads unfortunately
Overall, I am very impressed with the quality of the moisturizer. Both cleansers are good to haves but not absolute must-haves. This Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care is definitely a godsend to acne-prone ladies out there who are seeking a more affordable option that actually delivers what it promises.
Disclaimer: These products were given to me for review.
I had tried these products over a duration of approx 2 weeks in order to give a review that is proper and as accurate as possible. The opinion is wholly my own and is not influenced by any companies in any way.