Thursday, 17 April 2014

Vichy Normaderm Hydrating Care Vs Bioderma Sebium Purifying Care

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.



Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

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 


6 comments:

  1. The Vichy cream sounds really nice only £12 at Boots too I'm after some more affordable skincare…I really don't think high end/high street products differ in ingredients when it comes to skin care...
    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For my skin type I think its amazing. I didn't even know Boots sold it, thats a great price. Yes I totally agree, they wouldn't sell high street products if they didn't work x

      Delete
  2. Bioderma Sebium is a range for oily skin, maybe that's why it didn't work for you. I use the Sebium micellar water and it's great for me...I might try that cream! :p

    http://travellercat.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh really I didn't know that, that's probably why I didnt get on with it. It said on Ecentual that it was for blemishes and imperfections x

      Delete
  3. the Bioderma face wash from this line is literally the best face wash ever! Unclogs like every single pore and isn't scrubby and anyone can use it because it doesn't dry your skin out!

    Stephanie's Look

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow that sounds amazing, I'll add that to my list to try next x

      Delete