Today we are looking at Vichy Laboratories NormaDerm Deep Cleansing Gel. Before I received this sample, I had seen Vichy products in the stores, but was not attracted due to the price point. The Vichy website lists the full size 6.7 oz size of this cleaner at $17.50, which is about $12.50 more than I ever want to spend on a face wash. When I got this 1oz sample I expected to maybe get a week of use out of it. Two months later...boy was I wrong!! I still have a little left!
First Thoughts: It has an interesting smell. I cannot describe it! It is kinda herby and mediciney...but not in a bad way. Personally I like the scent as it is a very unique "clean" scent to me. It is very very subtle and only smell it the first few seconds of cleansing. First time I used this, I used my typical amount of cleanser and found it to be WAY too much. Second time I used an amount the size of a small pea and it was enough to cleanse AND take off light makeup! It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean, but not overly tight.
After a month: SHOCKED that I had only gone though a little less than half of the bottle. I use this cleanser twice a day and I can barely tell I am using any of bottle. I haven't had any acne outbreaks which is great. I do still have a few pimples during that time of month (gee thanks hormones!!!) but honestly, NOTHING stops those *sigh* My skin feels smooth and not overly tight or stripped of oils which I really like. It does a good job at removing light makeup with a pea size amount. If I am wearing heavy makeup I need a little bit more, but still impressed by how little product I need to use. If I am wearing waterproof makeup, I need to use a separate makeup remover.
Overall: I am very impressed with this product. $17.50 for the full size may seem like a lot, but considering 1oz lasted me over 2 months, the full size product will last me at least a year. My skin seems very happy and smooth and no additional breakouts which is always a plus.