Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to refresh your skincare routine. Warm weather = heavy sunscreen, greasy skin, pore clogging impurities and more time spent outdoors exposed to daily pollutants. All these factors can contribute to more breakouts so Vichy has formulated the Normaderm Collection to balance, hydrate and prevent pimples.
There are two cleansers (safe for sensitive skin) that foam away excess sebum, remove makeup and unclog pores with a blend of Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid and LHA – to stimulate renewal. The Purifying Gel ($19.95) has a refreshing lather that abolishes dirt with antibacterial properties while minimizing shine and pores. If you prefer a mousse texture, the Mattifying Foam Cleanser ($19.95) coats well and rinses away excess oil to treat and prevent pimples. Both formulas are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, alcohol-free and soap-free so they don’t leave your face feeling dry, tight or irritated.
The Normaderm Skin Balance Anti Oiliness Aquagel ($19.95) is your solution to a grease-free, matte complexion and smaller pores this summer. It can be applied under makeup and used as a silky base. I didn’t expect the gel to be so hydrating since it is a mattifying product but the cool, soothing texture is infused with thermal water which plumps and moisturizes for a supple finish. It also contains acne fighting ingredients to keep your complexion bright and clear.
The Corrective Anti-Acne Treatment 24H Hydrating Lotion ($29.95) helps reduce pimples, blackheads, shine and acne marks. Think of it as a recovery treatment that works around the clock to rejuvenate, replenish and undo some of the damage caused by blemishes and irritation. It also helps reduce oil production and correct discoloration. When used with the other products in the line, it makes a great defense against zits.
The Mineral 89 Booster ($39.95) is a daily revival treatment composed of 89% thermal water from French volcanoes and natural hyaluronic acid that locks in nutrients, quenches dry skin, plumps and fortifies. It also helps protect against pollution and other external aggressors while toning and improving elasticity for anti-aging effects. The cooling gel-serum formula is free of parabens, fragrance, oil and silicone but it does create a supple film so I prefer to use it at night. Overtime skin looks radiant, revived and healthy!
Vichy is available at drugstores nationwide and online at vichy.ca