Vichy Normaderm Tri-Activ Cleanser

4.6

21 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Salicylic Acid 0.5%. Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays (corn) Starch, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Chondrus Crispus (carrageenan), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycolic Acid, Zinc Gluconate, Blue 1 Lake, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Coco-betaine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Chromium Oxide Greens, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance.


on 6/8/2015 12:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is my favourite morning cleanser. I have acne-prone combination skin.

PROS:

- Nice, creamy texture. The exfoliating particles are not too gritty and don't irritate my skin. As always, ymmv, be aware of how much pressure you apply when massaging this into the skin.

- Refreshing smell.

- Good value for money. This lasts for ages.

- Leaves the skin feeling clean and smooth. I wouldn't use this for makeup removal, but strictly as an exfoliating skin cleanser.

- It works well as a clay mask. I use this to wash my face in the shower. When I feel like I need some more oomph, I leave it on as a mask while I wash the rest of my body.

CONS:

- This being a clay cleanser/mask, it leaves the skin somewhat dry. This is great on oily/combination skin, but would probably be too drying on dry/dehydrated skin if used too often. I use it three to four times a week.

- Not the prettiest packaging.

VERDICT:

I have repurchased this cleanser several times already. The big tube lasts for a long time, so it justifies the somewhat higher pricepoint. I like this as my morning cleanser, because it leaves my skin refreshed, clean and mattified.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

For the better part of 2013 and 2014, I had a very simple and effective skincare routine which consists of this 3-in-1 cleanser as the facial scrub. I couldn't be happier with the product at the time, as most previous reviewers have stated, the product is creamy, smells nice, and it somehow achieves this rare balance where it actually helps deep-cleanse your facial skin properly without irritating it one bit. We were in paradise, the cleanser and I, for quite a while.

Then the winter of 2014 came, and it must be the weather and the heater because nothing else changed in my life, but this cleanser started irritating my facial skin to the point where I had to wash it off the second I put it on my face because of the feeling of discomfort. It considerably dried out my skin and I was forced to give it up. Four months have since past and I still haven't found a facial scrub that I actually like, so I decided to give it another try, thinking that it might work again now that the weather is warm. So far I haven't had any luck with the tube I bought last week. I might have to end up using it to scrub my body.

Maybe my skin is getting drier as I age? No idea what the reason is, but anyway, it was good while it lasted.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a good enough cleanser, I have not seen a huge difference in my skin. It doesn't help blackheads at all. It keeps my skin in good condition and makes it feel smooth and clean, but it hasn't really helped my spots or blackheads. It doesn't dry out skin and it is good for oily skin too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/26/2014 1:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This gets a 4 because i havent been using it long enough to notice long term effects but i have to say it does not irritate or dry out my sensitive skin at all! I have hormonal breakouts monthly and i have a feeling this gentle yet satisfyingly cleansing wash will really help me out with that...no burning, no itching, which is amazing considering i react to almost everything i put on my face...hoping it stays on my side lol will update after more use


on 4/6/2014 3:44:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Works nicely as long as you don't overuse it. Don't use more than once a week or drys out skin a lot. Other than that, very lovely. Keeps oil away and skin looking very mat.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

A pleasure to use as my evening cleanser to take away the oils after a long day. I have very oily congested, sensitive skin that's been in particularly bad shape this winter and blessing me with the mother of all acne breakouts. I gravitate toward clay based cleansers but the flipside is that they can overdry parts of my face. This one doesn't. It's just brilliant, very gentle, refreshing but highly effective. I enjoy it as a mask, too.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This mask is amazing! Especially for those with oily to acne prone skin (which I have), this seriously does the job! It is not super drying, and yet it draws out all the impurities from your skin. After using this mask I feel like my skin is so clarified, and the smooth beads helps in revealing smooth and healthy skin! I LOVE this product as well as the whole vichy line. Probably not ideal for those with dry skin, but if you have oily acne prone skin, deff a great buy, worth the money!


on 12/10/2013 6:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this product. As a mask its very effective. It dries quickly after application so ideal for quickie home facials. It doesn't dry out the skin even with frequent use. I love it as a cleanser as well.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love Vichy!!! This cleanser is awesome! All three uses are amazing!

I have semi-sensitive skin, I have not had acne issues in quite a while but I always need to use an "acne treatment" face wash to keep the acne at bay. Currently I am using the Murad Acne line as my daily cleanser and I love it...this product works very well with those products. It removes makeup very well, exfoliates the skin (which is why I prefer this in addition to my Murad face wash), and spot treates acne as a mask. Over time this product refines the skin and removes dark marks which i think it amazing. They sell this product at Ulta, some Walgreens and Walgreens.com for about $20. Short and sweet, and to the point...if you like salicylic acid face washes for your skin you will not be disappointed in this.


on 11/2/2013 11:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I got a few samples of this from the drugstore and really liked it. As a mask, it doesn't dry out the skin and my skin feels smooth afterward. The smell is also nice.


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