I am so happy I finally bought this! It is the first product that doesn't make my skin oilier, as opposed to many moisturizers and sunscreen designed for oilier skin. I use it every morning after I've applied my serum and find that the combination of those two provides enough moisture for my oily combination skin. Also, it doesn't irritate my skin and is alcohol and fragrance free. Unlike other reviewers I don't notice any pilling. I also like the thick texture and find that it spreads easily. I have to say I've only used this for two weeks so I'll update if I change my mind. But for now, I think this is a great product that is probably going to be a staple in my skincare routine.
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Active Matt moisturizer
karoliena 6/14/2011 10:52:00 AM
I had the same problems with this product as the Vichy Normaderm moisturizer. It makes my skin look matte initially, but after a couple of hours I look oilier than ever. I don't think it moisturizes well. Plus, it leaves my skin feeling slightly irritated when I apply it in the morning. I blame the alcohol denat. (one of the first ingredients on the list) because I had the same problems with other ingredients containing a lot of alcohol. In a nut shell, this is nothing special, probably irritating if your skin is rather sensitive, and not worth buying again.
Moisturizers -Vichy - Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
karoliena 6/14/2011 10:40:00 AM
I like the packaging of the product and I have to say that you really get value for money because it lasted me at least 6 months. However... it didn't make my skin less shiny, which is what I bought it for. On top of that, after I applied it in the morning it left my skin irritated, with a slightly burning feeling, every single time. If you consider buying this product, be aware that the third ingredient on the list is alcohol denat. If your skin is sensitive to alcohol like mine, I suggest you look for something else.
This is nothing special. It did feel soothing and calming to my skin, but in a few cases it stung a little. I think that is because the second ingredient on the list is fragrance, so I decided to stop using toners with alcohol and fragrance until I find one without these irritating (at least to me) ingredients. FYI, I have oily combination skin that can be sensitive. Will definitely not buy again.