As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always trying new things, within reason, when it comes to my skin. If I happen to find something that works very well for me, I stick with it, but as of late, I could use a bit of a refresher in the face wash department.
I have been using a foaming cleanser from La Roche Posay for about a year now. The stuff is good, don’t get me wrong, but it isn’t great. Especially not for the price, because it isn’t cheap. So, I went into the beauty department at a local Shoppers Drugmart and asked the cosmetician what she recommends for acne-prone skin, and she introduced to me Vichy’s Normaderm gel cleanser.
“Normaderm’s Purifying Cleansing Gel, formulated with LHA, salicylic and glycolic acid. This deep cleansing acne treatment for acne prone skin. Cleanses away excess sebum and impurities, without over-drying the skin. Minimizing the look of large pores, eliminating shine and reducing acne scars while fighting pimples & blackheads,” says the product description via Vichy’s website.
This product costs roughly 20 bucks for a 200ml container, which I think is reasonable, and a little goes a long way. The gel lathers up quite generously with only one pump of the product, which is what I use to wash my face. It has a lovely, fresh scent, and it’s the sort of scent that actually somewhat energizes you when you’re getting ready to face the day.
So far, I’m really liking this cleanser. The only downside to it is that it tends to leave a bit of a film on my face unless I use a washcloth to remove it, which can be slightly irritating at times.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who is like me and deals with relentless acne. I can’t say it’s been a miracle cure to my zits, but it certainly isn’t making them any worse.