Vichy Normaderm hydrating acne care

Remember how excited I was to find out about Vichy Normaderm line? Check back my review of their Norma Teint Anti Imperfection foundation to read more about it.
I am even more excited now to review Vichy Normaderm Hydrating acne care, a salicylic acid lotion for sensitive/ acne-prone skin. It is supposed to provide 24 hour hydration, help treat pimples and prevent new breakouts, reduce the look of redness, pores and shine.
Like I mentioned on this blog before, I am a big fan of multi purposed products, less time getting ready means more time sleeping :)
Besides salicylic acid (a fast-acting exfoliator to unblock pores), the product also contains glycolic acid and LHA (lipo-hydroxy acid) to gently exfoliate the skin, stimulate cell regeneration, with acti-bacterial properties.
Described to acts on 6 sign of acne prone skin:
- acne pimples
- breakouts
- dilated pores
- shine
- redness
- dryness.
Sad to say I have almost all signs listed here. Time to get the product to work on me! Note that there's only one product in the picture, the box on the left and the pic (from the brochure that came with it) in the background are for illustration purpose only lol.
The lotion (as Vichy calls it) comes out of the airless pump (big bonus point for this type of packaging) almost like a gel, very lightly green tinted and smell great (like an expensive skin care product does) - light and fresh. It is non greasy/ sticky, absorbs as quick as I could count to 5, seriously.
I use it as a moisturizer and matte primer in the morning and it holds up my foundation just as well as (if not better than) other primers I had used. And the best part is I did not have to blot or powder to get rid of the shine on my T zone.
I also took the warning seriously to not use the lotion with other topical acne products (as it might cause possible dryness or irritation). I also try not to use facial scrubs either during the time I tested the product (and many more times after).
The result: My skin is properly moisturized, breakouts are in control and I don't look shiny until I remove my makeup at night.
Just like the foundation mentioned above, the lotion is hypoallergenic, non comedogenic, oil free, paraben free, with Vichy thermal spa water.
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 1%.
Non medicinal ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Nylon-66, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycolic Acid, etc.
Vichy Normaderm Hydrating acne care comes in a 50ml bottle with pump, retails $29.95.

Source: http://sparkledbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/10/vichy-normaderm-hydrating-acne-care.html

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