Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Moisturiser: First Impressions

By Lynnie | September 23 2010 | 11 Comments

Normaderm Tri-Activ

My skin has gone a bit mental of late. Unfortunately, since it’s been throwing the current hissy fit since the end of July, I can’t blame it on the change in the weather and the return of central heating. Nope, a combination of badly timed coincidences just conspired against me: I started a new Pill, ran out of Eve Lom and hadn’t the readies to buy a fresh tub, finished the last of my Origins Modern Friction exfoliator, and came to the end of my jar of Lancome Aqua Fusion Cream-Gel moisturiser … all in the same week

Using up the dregs of whatever’s hanging around the back of my bathroom cabinets when my stash of staples is depleted is always a bad idea; there’s a reason these aren’t my go-to products, like, so I should really just get rid. Somehow, though, that only ever dawns on me when I have a chinful of Kirstie’s Famous Face Cheese (© Beaut.ie 2009), blackheads in what feels like every single pore, and a dessicated-looking forehead.

Which is exactly what happened on a recent Sunday morning, as I assumed the position, fingers poised for a good hoke, before an extremely well-lit mirror.

As luck would have it, a bottle of Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care, €17.50, came into my life the very next morning. A new addition to the Normaderm line of which I’m such a fan, this triple threat moisturiser promises to provide 24-hour continuous hydration while maintaining a matte finish and treating imperfections. Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and LHA (lipo-hydroxy-acid) micro-exfoliate the skin’s surface to target blemishes, blackheads, and open pores, and promote a smoother, more uniform complexion.

Well, a week on, my skin is already improved. It looks much calmer overall, with an obvious decrease in the occurence of underskin spots, and blackheads have been noticeably reduced in both number and size. All that and all-day moisture and matte-ness? Colour me very happy.

I’ll update y’all in a couple of weeks to let you know how things are going, but so far, so good!

Psst: Vichy’s running a promotion at the moment so if you buy this, you get a Normaderm 100ml cleanser for free!

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11 Replies to "Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Moisturiser: First Impressions"

  • LuLuBabe says:

    I think I need a dose of this. Having a terrible time with quadruple-headed chin eruptions at the moment, despite my skin looking pretty good overall. I use the Normaderm scrub every morning, and Eve Lom in the evening, with the Normaderm night cream on top. Sounds like this could a good one for day for me.

  • LuLuBabe says:

    I think I need a dose of this. Having a terrible time with quadruple-headed chin eruptions at the moment, despite my skin looking pretty good overall. I use the Normaderm scrub every morning, and Eve Lom in the evening, with the Normaderm night cream on top. Sounds like this could a good one for day for me!

  • baby in a corner says:

    My email address is in my first post! Could you delete this please?

    How does foundation go on under this? I sometimes find that matte moisturisers go funny with foundation over them! Thanks

  • Melody says:

    I’ve been using this since August, picked it up cheap in France, really liked it so stocked up. It’s proving its worth, my skin is a million times better than usual. Using the Normaderm Nuit too, so that’s probably helping too. I’ve horrible pores, but I’ve barely noticed them lately.
    Yeah, it makes my make up go on funny, but I asked at the chemist and then bought the Normaderm foundation which works perfectly with it! Was annoying though coz my old foundation was Vichy and you’d think they’d work together.. Oh well. Still happy.

  • LuLuBabe says:

    I use the original Normaderm day cream, with Laura Mercier primer on top, and don’t find any probs with my makeup going funny (usually use Estee Lauder DW or DWL, or MUFE High Def)

  • Steph says:

    Having a horrific time of it skin-wise for the last 6 weeks or so. I know trying out new products can take their toll in terms of adjustment but I reckon the Soap & Glory gear just isn’t for me, unfortunately.

    Been dancing around trying out Vichy stuff for a long time so it might well be time to bite the bullet!

  • EllieBellie says:

    Would love to try this moisturiser but no SPF?! And I suppose putting on extra product would defy the clarifying spot busting properties no??

  • marie says:

    what age group is being targeted with this moisturiser??? In my late thirties but suffer from the dreaded spots and blackheads so wondering has it any anti ageing properties???

  • shoppingjunkie says:

    I have actually just stopped using Vichy because it completely dried out my skin. I was using the normaderm day and the night cream. I have combination skin but can be oily sometimes. I spoke to others about it and they said they had the same problem with the moisturisers and the cleanser. Does any one else have a similar opinion?

  • caoimhe says:

    @steph agree completley on the soap & glory skincare.
    great hair products and okay make up but their moisturisers and cleansers bring me out in a dry blotchy rash yuck

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