Vichy have recently launched Normaderm, a collection aimed at adult acne and those who suffer from oily skin…which is me, unfortunately. The products in the collection target the six signs of blemish-prone adult skin: blemishes, pores, shine, 0ily skin, marks & uneven complexion. Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked.
Adult acne is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Sebum clogs pores, which attract bacteria and become inflamed. Some acne is also caused by hormones. A great example of hormonal acne is the spots that come out right before females start their periods.
There are three steps in the Normaderm routine which involves using a cleanser, the daytime Hydrating Care moisturiser and Night Detox treatment. There are three types of cleansers in the range; the Purifying Cleansing Gel, the Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel and the Tri-Active 3 in 1 Cleanser, Scrub & Mask.
The Night Detox does the real job however. During the night, skin renews itself, working twice as fast than during the daytime because it has to regenerate and counteract all the damage it has suffered during the day. Oily skin produces three times the amount of sebum than that of normal skin.
The nightly imperfection production cycle breakdown:
1. Overproduction of sebum at night
2. Accumulation of residues and toxins
3. Oily skin feels dirty
Day-time Hydrating Care
After using this for a week, I did notice that my skin was less oily. The Hydrating Care day cream works underneath only certain foundations, as it has a matte effect so it’s better to use with mineral make-up like bareMinerals.