Vichy Normaderm Range & The Myths About Acne-Prone & Oily Skin


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vichy normaderm

Recently, I was pleased to receive a lovely tin from Vichy Singapore that contains the Vichy Normaderm range including Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel, Imperfection Prone Skin Lotion, Hyaluspot and Tri-active Anti-imperfection Hydrating Care (the No.1 selling oil control moisturizer in derma skincare). This blogger kit is specially prepared to address some of the skincare myths regarding acne-prone and oily skin. Continue reading to find out what are some of the common myths about acne-prone and oily skin.

Vichy Normaderm range, an anti-imperfection series, is specially created to treat acne-prone and oily skin.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water

Do you know all Vichy products are formulated with Vichy Thermal Spa Water that is rich in minerals? This beauty water, originated more than 2000 years ago in the heart of Auvergne’s volcanoes, contains 15 minerals and it helps reduce irritation, inflammation and sensation of discomfort such as acne and contact eczema.

vichy normaderm deep cleansing and purifying gel

Deep Cleansing and Purifying Gel, regimen step 1, deeply cleanses and purifies skin without drying. It contains a miniscule amount of salicylic acid that may help to eliminate the blemishes. Priced at S$29 for 200ml.

vichy normaderm Imperfection prone skin lotion

Imperfection Prone Skin Lotion, regimen step 2, is an essential step as it helps to remove the remaining traces of makeup and residue that my cleanser has missed, preps my face to better receive skincare products. It helps to reduce redness of imperfection-prone skin, tighten pores, hydrate the skin and refine skin texture. It has a mild refreshing fragrance scent and it is suitable for sensitive skin too. It also contains a miniscule amount of salicylic acid to gently eliminate impurities. I’m glad it doesn’t contain any alcohol.

vichy normaderm tri-activ anti-imperfection moisturizer

Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care, the No.1 selling oil control moisturizer in derma skincare, helps fight against 6 skin imperfections such as blemishes, pores, redness, shine, pimples and uneven complexion. It has a lightweight texture that doesn’t leave any greasy feeling behind. Priced at S$39 for 50ml.

vichy normaderm hyaluspot

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot is the latest addition to Normaderm range. It is designed to help provide rapid action against pimples. The acne spots is claimed to be disappeared within 48 hours, leaving without a trace.

vichy normaderm hyaluspot

Hyaluspot comes with a cold applicator that allows targeted application and it is anti-contamination. It has a bandage-like gel texture that dries easily and is completely invisible upon application. My skin doesn’t feel sticky at all. Priced at S$29.90 for 15ml.


The Common Myths About Acne-Prone and Oily Skin!

Are you struggling with oily and acne-prone skin? If yes, you probably are aware of the common myths associated with the treatments of acne-prone and oily skin.

Myth 1 – Oily skin causes breakouts and shine.

FALSE. The truth is that if you have oily skin, your face has the potential to look more youthful and supple than other skin types, as long as it receives the right kind of care. This is because oils are essential in helping to protect and nourish our skin, giving it a smooth radiant glow.

Shine on the face is a result of excess oil that has been produced onto the skin’s surface. When this happens, pores are more likely to become clogged and inflamed, causing a breakout. However contrary to popular belief, it is not true that oily skin types are fated to producing excess oil! In fact, excess oil production mostly occurs when the skin is dehydrated – lacking moisture.

Oily skin types should be treated with a good moisturizer (Vichy’s top-selling Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-imperfection Moisturizer) that hydrates the skin, regulates its oil production, and also treats imperfections.

Myth 2 – Some people just have eternally bad skin that gets worse with products on.

FALSE. There are many reasons for “Bad Skin”, or skin that isn’t ideal. For example, blemished skin may be a product of genes, diet, harsh environmental conditions, etc. Whatever these reasons are, skin conditions can usually be treated in one way or another. However, if your skin tends to react and worsen when treated, you most probably have sensitive skin and not “bad” skin.

Even though sensitive skin is often referred to as a skin type, it is actually a condition that can exist with any of the normal, oily, combination or dry skin types. This is important to note because many individuals with sensitive skin give up entirely on using skin care products, only for their skin to remain untreated and unprotected from other external agents such as the environment.

Here are some skincare tips for blemish-prone, sensitive skin types:

  • Avoid exposure to harsh environments such as the sun or strong winds
  • Consult a dermatologist on whether you have allergies to ingredients often used in skincare products
  • Use only products which are dermatologically certified as suitable for sensitive skin

Vichy’s Normaderm range is formulated to treat imperfections, even on sensitive skin. All Vichy products contain Vichy Thermal Spa Water which soothes intolerant and sensitive skin, protects the skin against aging and free radicals from the sun, and regenerates skin cells by stimulating cell metabolism and epidermal repair.

Myth 3 – Pimple cream is sufficient for blemish-prone skin. An effective spot treatment is certainly helpful in combatting the blemishes.

FALSE. Vichy’s Normaderm Hyaluspot for example, does this by fighting the inflammation-causing bacteria in the pimple, while at the same time creating an invisible layer on the pimple which protects it from external bacterial contamination. However, while a spot treatment can treat a spot, it is not formulated to treat the cause of the spot, such as excess sebum production.

Hence, a comprehensive skincare regimen is required to effectively cleanse and re-balance the skin. A basic skincare regimen for blemish-prone skin should include cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and a targeted spot treatment.

4 easy step to transform your oily and acne-prone skin :

  • Cleanse (Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel) eliminates impurities and unclogs pores
  • Tone (imperfection-prone Skin Lotion) 0% alcohol, tightens pores and refines skin texture
  • Treat (Tri-active Moisturizer) corrects skin imperfections, dilated pores, pimples, redness, acne scars, uneven complexion and shine
  • Target (Hyaluspot) targeted anti-pimple treatment, eliminates 99.9% of pimple – causing bacteria in 2 hours, pimples disappear from 48 hours

Myth 4 – I need to pop my pimple to release the toxins inside.

FALSE. When a pimple is incorrectly squeezed (unless you have been trained in proper extraction), the infected material can be pushed deeper into the skin, intensifying the inflammation; this is also the beginning of many hard nodules/cysts. That’s not all, pimples aren’t just made of toxins – they all full of bacteria! When a pimple is popped, the pores open, releasing bacteria out, and spreading it to other areas of the face. These open pores are also now more susceptible to external bacteria in the air.

The best solution is to apply a spot treatment that can help to treat the pimple, and then allow your face to drain it off naturally. If a pimple happens to pop accidentally, gently cleanse your face with an anti-imperfection cleanser, pat it dry with a clean piece of tissue, and then apply the spot treatment.

Blemish prone skin should always be conditioned with a strict skincare routine. At the very least, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing religiously will help your face to regulate its oil production by keeping it clean, well-balanced, and hydrated.

Compliment your skin care regimen with the recently launched Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot which causes pimples to disappear from 48 hours.

Myth 5 – Toothpaste cures my zit.

TRUE AND FALSE. Conventional toothpaste contains fluoride, alcohol, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc, which are ingredients that can dry out a pimple. However, because toothpaste is formulated for the teeth, the proportions of these drying agents are often too harsh for the skin. As a result, when toothpaste is used on a pimple, the surface of the skin is also stripped of its moisture, and irritated; this is why many who have experimented with toothpaste on their pimples reported itching, peeling, redness, and even burns after! In some cases, certain toothpastes can even aggravate the condition by encouraging the growth of acne.

While toothpaste might seem like an excellent and budget friendly quick fix for pimples, our advice is to stay off it for your skin’s long term good. Instead, invest in a treatment which contains salicylic acid that stops inflammation, and heals the skin to prevent scarring.

Vichy’s Normaderm Hyaluspot contains salicylic acid to purify a pimple from the inside, and hyaluronic acid that creates an invisible layer to protect the pimple from external contamination.

Well, hope these information may give you some insight into acne and how you can treat it. For more severe cases of acne, you may want to consult a dermatologist. That’s all for today, see ya soon! :D


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