Today I’m reviewing a skin toner. A toner is one product I cannot imagine my life without, since I have very oily, acne prone skin. The last one that I was using, and loved a lot, was the The Body Shop tea-tree toner. But that one bottle took 13 months to hit the bottom, and by the end of it, I was bored like hell. So I picked this one up, and guess what, I am loving this one too. So I don’t really know which if the two is my favourite! Read on to know my experience with the Vichy toner in this post.
About Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion: An association of peeling effect ingredients and a skin soothing agent in a purifying lotion. Results- from the 1st application, leaves skin feeling mattified and helps unclog/ tighten pores.
Price: Rs. 990 for 200mL
Packaging: Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion comes packed in a tall plastic bottle, tapered at the top. The bottle is of a light green color, and has a white flip-top opening. The packaging is simple, and travel friendly. Also, the translucent bottle allows one to see the amount of product left inside.
Ingredients: Active ingredients- Glycolic acid + Salicylic acid. Vichy Thermal Spa Water. For the remaining ingredients, check out the below pic.
Shelf life: 12 months after opening
My take on Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion: The toner, as I’d like to call it, is a watery liquid, which has the lightest of green tint, which is hardly visible on swatching. The lotion has a mild fragrance, which I’m not able to describe, but it is mild. The toner does not sting on the skin, unlike the mild-tingling sensation one feels when using a tea-tree toner. Also, it carries away all impurities left on the skin even after washing with a face wash (see the below pic for proof), and leaves the skin squeaky clean, mattified and smooth. The skin stays mattified for some time too, and the break-outs I’m experiencing is way too less than before. I do not have major open pores on my face, so I cannot comment on the effect of this toner on those, but I do feel the toner has mild skin-tightening properties. I have been using this for more than 2-2.5 months now, and I can vouch for its efficacy on oily, acne prone skin.
All in all, a very effective toner for oily, acne-prone skin.
Pros of Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion:
· Watery liquid, leaves no heavy cast on the skin
· De-clogs the skin, carries away all impurities from the skin
· Does not cause irritation/ stinging/ tingling sensation on the skin
· One bottle will last a long time
· No soap/ paraben
Cons of Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion:
· Price may be on the higher side for some
· Not available in smaller sized packs
Verdict: If you have oily, acne prone skin, do check this out. I’m sure you’ll love it!
Have you tried Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore-tightening lotion? Which is your favourite toner? Do let us know in the comments below.
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