18 August 2011

Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age Review: Savvy Skincare

Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age

When I first read the blurb about Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age I felt like this product was speaking directly to me. I found myself nodding along in general agreement and stopped just shy of shouting AMEN TO THAT across the office floor. Because this is the first product I’ve come across that is specially designed for MY SKIN – skin that isn’t exactly young but not exactly old yet either, that’s starting to show a bit of wear and tear but still sports the odd blemish or two (or twenty, at certain times of the month)…
And when this highly promising little tube landed on my doormat it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I had just revised my opinion on my skin from ‘ah sure it’s grand’ to ‘holy jaysus’ with the advent of a particularly vicious breakout on my chin,  some milia caused by a particularly rich eye-cream, a couple of stubborn open pores and the realisation that the big freckle on my face is actually a sun spot. The horror!
Tackling not only blemishes and wrinkles, but also dilated pores, dark spots and an uneven complexion, this arrived like a blessing from the Skincare God(ess?).  
Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age

Billed as the first anti-imperfection and anti-wrinkle skincare, Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age contains active ingredients like lipo-hydroxy acid (LHA) and Glycolic Acid, both used in professional dermatological peels as they act on the epidermis to exfoliate and stimulate skin renewal from within.  This little green tube of goodness also contains glucosylated Vitamin C for a smoothing anti-wrinkle effect, to tackle dark spots and provide a softer complexion.  
The pale green gel cream is lightly scented and lovely to apply – it feels refreshing and soothing on my skin. It’s also paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic so suitable for all skintypes.  
For the past week this has replaced my regular moisturiser in my skincare routine. I apply it after serum, morning and night, and noticed a definite improvement after just 2 to 3 days. My fine lines and that stubborn dark spot are, so far, unaffected but it’s opened a can of whoopass on those blemishes and the congestion on my chin has cleared up nicely. Most noticeably, my skin looks better and less ‘tired’: my complexion is a lot smoother and more even, and when I wake up in the morning my combination skin feels matte, without that slight oiliness in the t-zone.
Launching next month,  Vichy Normaderm will be priced at €17.50 which is an excellent price for such a unique and effective product.
This, combined with LancĂ´me Visionnaire, could be my new Holy Grail of skincare. And ladies, that is saying A LOT. 
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