TRIED & TESTED: VICHY NORMADERM TRIACTIV CLEANSER
What you get:
Priced at Rs. 950 for a 125ml tube, the Vichy Normaderm TriActiv Cleanser is part of Vichy's Normadern line that includes a toner, cleanser, exfoliator and night moisturizer amongst other products The line is specifically aimed at women between the ages of 18 and 35 with sensitive, acne prone skin. The creamy product contains 25% clay along with skin soothing ingredients.
What they claim: The major claim of the product is that this is a three in one product. It can be used daily as a cleanser to remove impurities, as an exfoliator to help unclog pores and weekly as a face mask to mattify and increase the clarity of your skin. It promises clean, blemish free and healthy skin when used on its own in any of the three forms allowing you to save counter space by investing in one product versus three.
What to expect: The Vichy Normaderm TriActiv Cleanser is a very creamy and must be applied sparingly to reap benefits. Too much of it makes taking the product off time consuming. The brand recommends keeping the product for five minutes on your face when used as a mask, but we found 15- 20 minutes made a bigger difference. Skin feels extremely tight once the mask is washed off, so moisturizing after is a must. Once hydrated skin feels very soft and there is a definite improvement in clarity. We were most impressed with its ability to peel off dry skin revealing smoother surface. However, it doesn't do much to get rid of blackheads. Given its ultra-tightening effect on skin, we plan on using it once a week as mask and wont be replacing our regular cleanser with this product.YOU