I purchased a few months back two very similar french pharmacy face creams from Escentual to try out. I got Bioderma Sebium Global Intensive Purifying care and Vichy Normaderm Anti Imperfection Hydrating care. They don't actually describe themselves as moisurisers but thats what I have been using them for. They both target the same things like blemishes, scarring, acne, pores, shine etc. I used the Bioderma one for about a month and then changed to the Vichy one.
The Bioderma purifying care is an ok cream, feels like a gel and sinks into skin quickly. You only need a small bit for the whole face as it applies smoothly. It's meant to reduce spots and blackheads but I didn't really notice any difference in my imperfections while using it and I think it did dry up my skin a bit. This might change over long term but as it wasn't adding anything to my routine, I decided to stop using it and try out the Vichy one. Overall this cream isn't suited to dry skin, its not bad but I would only give it a 6 out of 10.
The Vichy hydrating care cream is a whole different story. In my opinion it hydrated my dry skin, it felt softer and smooth, and I would even go as far to say that my imperfections seem to be reduced in a few weeks. This is a thick cream but is very easy to apply, you also only need about 1 pump for the whole face. I only use this in the morning as it suggests and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated all day. I have never suffered from shiny, oily skin or big pores so I can't comment on it's effectiveness. I love this cream so much and I will carry on buying it again and again, I give it a 9 out of 10.
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P.S. Have you tried any of these creams? If so what did you think?
I also featured the Vichy cream in my March favourites video (10:00 minutes) if you want to hear more information