|Vichy Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Blemish Care Review|
"Anti-blemish while Hydrating" sounds like an oxymoron; most anti-blemish products contain acids which dry up the skin's surface and in doing so, prevent the production of sebum and also fight skin-colonising bacteria, two hits in one ingredient. When I heard of Vichy Normaderm Anti-Blemish Hydrating Care Moisturiser sporting both claims, I knew I had to try it out.
This moisturiser contains LHA, Vichy Thermal Spa Water, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic acid. LHA or β-lipohydroxy acid stimulates the skin in a manner similar but with a weaker effect than retinoids, to renew epidermal cells and the extracellular matrix. Vichy Thermal spa water acts to hydrate the skin, while the latter two ingredients are acids to combat acne.
As a person with combination skin (dry cheeks and oily T-zone), I appreciate applying this product especially on my oily nose. I would avoid applying on the cheeks as it could still cause dryness and flaking. During periods of hormonal stress, I would use it more often to prevent breakouts.
I believe Vichy Normaderm Anti-Blemish Hydrating Care Moisturiser would work well on people with oily skin types. Despite its 'hydrating care' qualities, I would suggest those with dry skin types look further to Vichy's Aqualia Thermal line-up for more hydrating products.
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog