Saturday, 6 July 2013

Vichy at Luminato Festival (I) ~ #VichyLuminato #Review

I had the opportunity to attend the Vichy Skin Health Centre at the Luminato Festival in David Pecaut Square.  The experience was fun, interesting, and informative, and I even walked away with some samples.  During my session, I had my face photographed, tested, and inspected which helped me understand which products I should be using.  I have oily and dehydrated skin (hence I flake in some areas of my face) with some uneven skin tones.  Yeah, my skin sucks.

After the consultation, each person would be photographed with their favourite Vichy product and if you post it or tweet it, Vichy would randomly draw a winner to win their skin care routine.

One of their recommendations for me is to try their Noramaderm line for acne prone skin.  Regardless of how old I am, I still get the odd acne which sucks since sometimes it feels like I am still a teenager battling bad acne.  This line is gentle on my skin and wont dry out my face.  I have no idea why I have not tried this line before.  It figures -  I always walk by something that is perfect for my skin right under my nose every time I am in Shoppers Drug Mart and/or in Rexall.  I am so fortunate that Vichy sent me my skin care routine to try at home.

The Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel is so gentle and I feel refresh after using it.  It is not a soap so it won't dry out my face and become uncomfortable.  The texture is very gentle and it has no scent.  It is paraben and alcohol free which is the perfect face cleanser everyone will love.

The other product the consultant advise me to use is the Normaderm 3 in 1  which is a cleanser, scrub, and a mask.  I massage this on my dry face to cleanse and scrub then leave it on as a mask.  Before I wash it off,  I damp my hands and scrub all the impurities on my face once more then rinse it off.  This product keeps my face from flaking and leaves it all soft and refreshed.  Once again this is not a soap, and it is paraben and alcohol free.

As a mom, I am always on the go or on the road and I need a quick freshen up.  I have tried Normaderm Micellar Solution which cleanses and purifies without rising.  This is great product for those long road trips or for those days when I am trying to rush out the door because I am running late.  I use this as a toner after every facial wash to wipe away any impurities left on my face.  It is soap, colorant, paraben, and alcohol free.

There is one product so far I have fallen in love with - Normaderm Total Mat.  It is for the girls like me that needs something to control the shine on the face.  The Total Mat is perfect for this summer for its anti-shine, anti-humidity, and its light and gentle fresh hydrating gel.  This anti shine last me a good couple of hours (sometimes longer) which is fantastic.  Usually my face gets really shiny after an hour.

After applying the products above I have mentioned made my face so soft and refreshed which I couldn't stop touching my face.  It feels so unreal after one wash.  Can you believe it?  It bet it would do wonders to my skin if I use this for a month - Imagine that!

This is just some of my Vichy skincare routine.  The consultant didn't want to set strict guidelines for me and wanted me to try a few other products which I will mention later.

If Vichy sets up another Skin Health Centre in the future, you got to check it out.  They might recommend some products that would be perfect for your skin.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I'm glad you found a product line that works for you! I know that feeling of relief! I don't have the same skin type as you, but I'm not surprise that Vichy has something for yours!

  2. The 3 in 1 sounds like an interesting product. Im going to investigate it some more - maybe it would be good for me too!

  3. What a fun experience! I myself would love to try the Normaderm line as I'm turning 50 in a couple of days but still get random acne which is a complete bummer.

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  4. I would love to have participated in this! It sounds like it was a fun, informative experience and I love Vichy!

  5. I've yet to find the perfect product for my skin. I should give this a try.

  6. Their Normaderm Micellar Solution product sounds interesting and easy to use.

  7. I love that Normaderm has a 3 in 1 product line!

  8. I have never tried a 3 in 1 product before but I would definitely be up to trying it, it sounds great thank you:)

  9. I have not tried these yet, the 3 in 1 sounds interesting. Will have to check it out at some point. Thanks!

  10. To me it appears as if you enjoyed and benefited from your visit to the Vichy Skin Health Centre at the Luminato Festival. I wonder if you ever managed to go again to see what they suggested the 2nd time around.

  11. Debbie White Beattie25 April 2018 at 04:01

    I've only tried a couple of Vichy products but their products are great