Met with the lovely ladies from Vichy Singapore sometime back and was gifted with this pretty metal box which consists of some of the star products from the Normaderm range.
I’m not a stranger to the Normaderm range having used them previously when I was suffering from a severe case of acne. Those who have read my blog from the beginning, will know how bad my skin was last time. Through my constant trials of products, the Vichy Normaderm products is a range that actually helps to control my acne. For those with sensitive, acne prone skin, I would recommend you to try out the Normaderm range, since I’ve tried and tested out myself that it works. 🙂
Before I go on talking about the products, let me share with you some myths that the the Vichy ladies shared with me that I relate to.
If you ask me, whether I prefer oily or dry skin, I would say I’m actually prefer oily skin. We all need that little sebum to get that nice glow on our face. What is the real culprit behind excess sebum and breakouts then? Simple, dehydrated skin and clogged pores, and bacteria too. As long as we hydrates our skin and deep cleanse our skin regularly, we should be able to avoid oily looks and breakouts.
When I was having bad skin conditions, my mum always tells me not to put on makeup as it will make things worse. She also nags at me for using too much stuff. Makeup will only make our skin worse if we did not remove it thoroughly. And you are probably just using the wrong products if your skin condition is not improving despite following a strict regime. We have to know and identify our skin conditions to use the correct products. If you don’t know how, Vichy usually have friendly consultants at their counters so you can just approach them and ask!
Pimple creams are spot treatments. They treat what is on the surface of the skin. For blemish prone skin, it’s important to keep the skin clean and the pores unclogged and free from bacteria. I had clear skin for awhile after which I got complacent and slack of my skincare, blemishes start to appear again. So it’s important to have a basic cleanse, tone, moisturize regime. But I must say pimple creams are handy for the occasional breakouts.
Why do I need a toner? What does it do? I’m sure you all have asked these questions once and so did I. Guess what, nowadays if I’m super lazy at night, toner is the only thing I use. For me, the toner helps not only to remove any excess makeup that I did not managed to remove, it also helps to freshen up my skin, tighten up my pores and hydrates my skin. Of course it depends on what toner you use, I currently use two toners in my regime. Put your toner in a spray bottle, and you get a handy facial mist which you can use to freshen up the skin on the go!
Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel
A gel cleanser is more suitable for sensitive skin like mine. I love this gel cleanser as I can whip it up to a creamy foam to clean away the impurities hidden in my pores. I also love how supple my skin feels after using this without any tight feeling.
Imperfection Prone Skin Lotion
Like I mentioned earlier, I love toners, especially this one by Vichy as it’s alcohol free. They have two variants, one with alcohol and one without. I like this alcohol free one as it hydrates my skin and helps to reduce the redness of my cheeks. For those whose skin can’t take alcohol, this is the toner to use!
One of my favorite moisturizers out there after trying so many. This is one moisturizer that I will not hesitate to repurchase. Quick absorption into the skin and does not feel sticky at all. It sorts of have a matte finish to it and the texture is super light! This is a great day moisturizer which also corrects skin imperfections. For me, redness is greatly reduced after using this moisturizer.
It has a very light gel like texture which the skin absorbs really quick.
This is a relatively new product introduced by Vichy just some months back. I finally got a chance to use it due to a pretty bad breakout. It managed to dry up those yellow pus filled blemishes within a 2-3 days period. When I first used it, I used it before my moisturizer and it was ok. After being advice by the ladies at Vichy, I used it after moisturizer and I find that it works better. Do take note to only apply to blemishes only as it can be a little drying.
One thing I like about Vichy, is that they constantly work on improving their formulations to produce better efficiency for the consumers. It is one brand that cares about their consumers. Do you know that Vichy products in Europe and Asia markets are of different formulations?
One of my absolute favorite products from Vichy is their Thermal Spa Water which is used in every single Vichy product.
If you are looking for a dermatological brand at an affordable price point, I would highly recommend Vichy Normaderm.