June 23, 2013

vichy normaderm cleansing gel

Since my trip to Paris last year I've been getting familiar with all of the skincare products that I purchased and my favourite discovery of all has turned out to be the Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel. I keep it in the shower and have used it for almost a year now and there is still half left in the bottle and as my Mum uses it too I find that really impressive. The pump manages to give just the right amount of product for a full face and neck application which makes the process hassle and waste free. It lathers up brilliantly to form a silky foam like texture which feels soothing on the skin, it's definitely the softest face wash that I've ever used. It's fragrance free but still has a very subtle fresh smell that gently wakes my skin up. After coming out the shower my skin feels baby soft, clean as clean can be and fully prepped for skincare and make up application. I don't get blemishes so can't comment as to whether or not it helps with those but can certainly vouch for the fact it seems to balance out my skin. If you suffer with troublesome reactive skin (or if you simply want a gentle/kind to skin face wash) then I'd highly recommend trying this out, I will certainly repurchasing it in the future. I was lucky enough to get my 400ml bottle at a bargain price in Paris but you can still get the 200ml version in the UK for a decent enough price from Boots.


  1. This sounds really good and wow 400ml, I can see why it is lasting you so long. I've always had a look at this brand but I've yet to try anything from them.

    Amy xx
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  2. I've used this for some time and at first I liked it but afterwards my skin started to dry out pretty badly. I have dry-combination skin. This product is full of Sodium Laureth Sulfate - the harsh cleanser - and it's actually not really that great for your face, but sadly a lot of the gel cleansers consist of SLS :( it can give you redness and flakeyness so I wouldn't recommend using it every single day, even when you have very oily skin. I'd just use it on one breakout, but not on my entire face.

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

  3. Love Vichy products - they work wonders for my blemish prone skin! x

  4. I don't think I've ever tried anything from Vichy but keep seeing it around and this sounds lovely so I might have to invest x


  5. Vichy has been on my list for a while now, might finally take the plunge :)

  6. NOTHING clears up my blemishes like this stuff. Every time I stop using it I break out again.