Today I am reviewing one of my staple foaming cleansers which is the Normaderm gel cleanser by VICHY. This gel cleanser contains salicylic acid and is perfect for my combination skin. It is great at reducing the oiliness and at the same time it battles my unwanted acne.
Claims from the manufacturer:
Deep cleansing gel for oily & acne-prone skin. Purifies skin and unclogs pores without dryness or irritation.
Gently exfoliates and helps prevent new skin imperfections.
Most suitable for : Oily and Combination skin type or for the acne, excessive shine concerns.
Application directions from the manufacturer:
Work gel cleanser into a lather and massage onto damp face, avoiding the eyes. Rinse well with water. Use twice daily.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: SALICYLIC ACID 0.5%
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, PEG-8, COCO-BETAINE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, CI 42053 / GREEN 3, GLYCOLIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
I like this gel cleanser a lot. It comes in a 400 ml bottle which lasts me for a very long time. The bottle is coming with a pump which dispenses exactly the right amount of product in one push to wash my entire face and neck. The gel is light green in color and smells like flowers on a meadow. Very natural and neutral scent.
The gel formula is lathering up very well. What I enjoy so much about this product is that it doesn’t strip my skin of moisture. Instead, after rinsing it off, my skin is more balanced out than after any other products. I feel how smooth to the touch my skin gets and there is no squeakiness about it. I presume the famous salicylic acid is the reason it preforms so well on my skin. If I use it daily, my small acne breakouts don’t stand a chance!
+ Economic in use due to the pump
+ Large 400 ml container
+ Pleasant green scent
+ Good cleanser for oily and combination skin types
+ Contains salicylic acid
+ Doesn’t strip my skin off moisture
– Contains fragrance and SLS
– Not suitable for dry or sensitive skin