Vichy sent me three of their Normaderm products: Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel, Tri-Activ cream and Chrono-Active night cream. I've been using them since November 1st and I stopped using them yesterday. See my previous post about Vichy Normaderm HERE.
Before I say anthing else, let's take a look at the poll results. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
So. I said I was gonna use these products for one month, right? Well, it's only been three weeks, but the effects are already showing... Let's see the products and ingredients.
I used Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel (12,50 € for 125 mL) once a day. Usually in the evening.
Ingredients: AQUA, SODIUM LAURETH SULFAE, GLYCERIN, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYETHYLENE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CI 47005, CI 42053, CI 77289, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, GLYCOLIC ACID, ZINC SULFATE, METHYLPARABEN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS, JOJOBA ESTERS, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, PROPYLPARABEN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, HYDROLYZED ALGIN, DEXTRAN, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-1, ETHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, PARFUM, CHLORPHENESIN
See this? Full of parabens and dye. Is the color of the gel *really* that important?
OK, let's move on. I used Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care cream in the morning (15,01 € for 50 mL). You can find the ingredients HERE.
And in the evening, I used Chrono-Active Anti-Imperfection Care cream (18,49 € for 50 mL).
Ingredients: AQUA, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, ISOHEXADECANE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, GLYCERIN, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SILICA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, NYLON-12, POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, ALGAE, ZINC PCA, GLYCOLIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, PROPYLPARABEN, COPPER PCA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TRISTEARIN, ACETYLATED GLYCOL STEARATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PARFUM.
These are the 3 products I used every day for the last three weeks. And there's no nice way for me to say it, but these fu*ked up my skin completely. Enlarged pores and mixed skin were my only problems 3 weeks ago. Now I also have to deal with strange pimples, that aren't actually pimples... It doesn't even matter. The most important thing is: these products were supposed to make my skin look better, right? Well, it got worse. A LOT worse. In fact - my skin didn't look this bad in ages.
I'm going back to my previous skin routine ASAP. I'll tell you about it in another post. I'm just so diappointed in Vichy's skin care products right now. You know... Duckalicious warned me, because the same thing happened to her. Well, there you have it.
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