Most of you who have been following me or know me would know that I love Vichy products and swear by them! Have been using them since more than a year and it really does help my combination to acne-prone skin with pimples and zits.
I use the Normaderm range moisturizer and night cream and both worked very well for my skin. When I was leaving India, I decided to get backups of both the moisturizer and night cream since I wasn’t sure if Vichy would be available in Malaysia. So, while browsing the Vichy products in Alfa, I came across this new version of moisturizer – Vichy Global Anti-Imperfections Hydrating Care. Now, I had used the normal hydrating care cream and absolutely loved it, so I went ahead and bought this one. Let’s find out how it fared in comparison to my usual day cream from this range!
Patented technology: dermatological peeling active ingredients in an anti-imperfection treatment for all-round transformation of imperfection-prone skin. Reduces all imperfections, redness, shiny skin, uneven complexion and acne scarring, and provides continuous hydration for 24 hours. Unique combination of 3 peeling active ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic acid and LHA. These acids penetrate the skin at different levels* to impregnate the entire epidermis and regenerate the skin, layer after layer**.
In just 7 days, imperfections are reduced and your skin is visibly healthier.
My Experience with Vichy Normaderm Global Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care:
To begin with, I have combination skin which is oily around cheeks and extremely dry around the nose and mouth. I got this cream with intention of giving a little more moisture to my skin around the mouth since during winters, it tends to get even more dry and flaky!
The Global Anti-Imperfections Hydrating Care cream is imported from Europe. I understood this since the description on the back of the bottle are in different EU languages, plus I could not find any info on this cream on Vichy’s Indian or US website. The cream comes in white plastic round tube packaging attached with a pump. As much as I like pump packaging when it comes to foundations, I prefer tube packaging for skin care products since I can control the amount of cream that comes out. Plus with pumps, most of the times if the creams are thick, the last of the product does not come out and hence gets wasted!
The cream itself is thick and not of lotion consistency as the normal anti-imperfection cream from the the Normaderm range. Now, I love matte finishes, but this cream leaves my skin looking dewy which I do not like at all. The cream spreads evenly and provides the required moisture to my skin, but still I feel it does not get absorbed properly and just sits on top of my skin! It did take care of my dry patches around my mouth but only for 4 to 5 hours, after which my skin again started to feel dry 🙁 Also, it did not help me with my acne problem either nor did it broke me out.
This might be a good cream for those who have combination skin all over the face and who love dewy finish, for me, I am not impressed with it and will go back to my older one!
Pros of Vichy Normaderm Global Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care:
- Good and sturdy packaging.
- Comes with a pump (I don’t like it but definitely a plus point).
- The cream spreads evenly on skin.
- Leaves skin with dewy finish.
- Did not break me out.
- Contains goodness of salycylic and glycolic acid.
- 50 ml of cream would easily go on for 3 to 4 months.
- Takes care of dry patches for 4 to 5 hours.
- No fragrance.
- Free of chemicals and parabens.
- Good for sensitive skin.
Cons of Vichy Normaderm Global Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care:
- Not enough moisturization, may not suit dry skinned beauties.
- Did not help with acne problem.
- I prefer matte finish.
- It sits on top of skin and does not help the skin from within.
Rs. 1350 for 50 ml.
Do I Recommend Vichy Normaderm Global Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care?
Depends, I would not re-purchase it myself since I prefer matte finish, but I feel it might work for someone who loves dewy finish moisturizers.
I hope the review was helpful, until next time, take care and stay beautiful.
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