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I've suffered on and off with blemished, oily skin for years and saw this product around 12 months ago and decided to try it on my skin as I was having a particularly bad break out at the time.
The cream costs around £12 from Boots for a 50ml tube- On the more expensive side compared to other standard moisturisers, but it is sometimes on offer with 3 for 2.
The cream contains Zinc amongst other chemicals and aims to improve skins condition, texture, eliminating blemishes, imperfections and open pores.
The cream is also paraben free, so is suitable for sensitive skin.
The cream is white, almost a gel like consistency and has a clean, fresh smell.
Results I experienced.....
When I first started applying the cream I noticed a very slight tingle, nothing too severe. It was easy to apply and absorbed quickly, leaving no residue on the skins surface. My skin looked matte.
My skin condition started to improve within a week of using this everyday. The open pores on my nose had reduced in size and my skin generally looked a bit brighter and spots and redness had reduced.
One problem I had with this cream was the fact applying makeup over it was near impossible! So in the end I would just wear the cream if I was not going out or in the evenings. Foundation or concealer would just peel off and look patchy when I tried to apply it, as the cream isn't hugely moisturing.
This was the only issue I had with the cream.
After a few weeks a stopped using it regularly, just using it now and then when my skin needed some improvement.
Overall, I would recommend this to someone who suffers with blemishes, but also someone who doesn't wear a lot of making and is happy going out barefaced when using this!
I rate this 4 stars
First of all let me stress that Vichy Normaderm is no longer sold in the VERY dated picture dooyoo has posted. I would never buy something that looked like it was dug out of my grandmothers vanity drawer...
It is now sold in a white tall narrow pump action container with a light green lid. I no longer regularly use this product but decided to sing its praises as when I was in my teenage years I suffered from oily skin and this product was like a miracle on my skin.
I had tried all sorts of medicated creams and ointments, burning my skin into a inflamed frenzy. (I still blame those years of harsh medicated creams for my red checks) but one day by chance I went with my friend to the chemists and she happened to notice the Vichy products on display. She got all excited and told me that she had heard about this Normaderm cream, and went and asked the chemist for some samples. Thus began my new skin life with Normaderm.
The cream is white in appearance and slides unto your skin very easily, it is not very gel like though so you will need a few dabs in order to spread it on your skin, as if you over rub it it will start to form little lines and will rub off.
It seems to sit on top of the skin, as you can feel your skin very smooth and matte almost like it forms an outer covering. But it dosnt feel stifling or like your pores are blocked. A very strange feeling, but very pleasant too.
The cream stays dry on my face for several hours but will eventually succumb to your skins oil levels, so you may need to wash and reapply throughout the day, if you are prone to seriously oily skin.
But it definably improved my faces appearance and in the long term evened out my imbalance of dry flaky skin and greasy skin.
I still use this cream upon occasion as a have some sample bottles that I use when I will be going out and need something to keep my skin in balance from being out all day and wearing foundation, which tends to make my skin greasy.
However, when I was younger I wore this almost constantly and I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from combination skin or even just has a breakout now and then, as it isn't drying and could be used on normal skin as well.
Normaderm is available from larger Boots stores as well as many chemists around the UK and Ireland you can also buy it from many online websites and for a 50ml container you pay around 11.50 pounds.
I would recommend his product to any and all of my friends as it is very reasonable compared to many other brands like Clinique and Clarins, this cream holds its own against the top dogs and is definably a keeper!
I had been recommended to try a product called ProActive by an American friend but after looking at the site for it, I found it would take a week for it to arrive and you were signed up to a club and would receive more. On my visit to my local Llyods pharmacy I was heading for my usual clearasil when I came across this range. I have suffered from terrible skin for years, I'm so paranoid about it that I won't answer the door without full make up. It has been getting me down and I've been contemplating expensive Dermabrasion to try and get my skin to look good. I have enormous noticable blackheads on my nose and chin and get huge red spots, you know those really horrible ones that are deep under the skin with no head to them. Anyway I decided to give this range a try, I paid £9 for the Purifying Astringent Toner and £5 for the Drying Concealing Anti-Imperfection Stick. I've been using them for four days now and I'm very impressed. I already have noticably smoother skin, my make up looks smoother and lasts longer, I don't seem to be as oily as I usually am... I guess I'll have to come back and give further reviews as I keep using these. I am going to go back and buy more of the products too. The Toner was excellent, the first day I bought it I was sceptical and washed my face three times with soap to make sure I was clean and I still needed four cotton wool balls, the grime this pulled from my blackheads was amazing. Immediately after use I could see open clean pores and my inflamed spots seemed to calm down withing a few hours. I am using this morning and night now and I haven't had a big spot so far. The concealer was a little too dark for me, very pale myself. But I have been putting it on the larger marks at night and it does dry them out and noticably shrink them during sleep. I shall report back as I test...
Normaderm for Young, prone to problem skin has been created to accelerate the disapperance of problems in young skin /