Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel Review

by mehak on October 19, 2012

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Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel Review

Guest  Post by Priya R. (Light SKin tone, Normal to dry skin, Acne Prone)
Product Description:
SKIN TYPE: Oily, Acne prone Skin
ACTION: Removes dead cells and unclogs pores
 RESULT: Opens pores,cleanses and purifies skin from deep within.
HOW TO USE: Apply to the entire face avoiding the eye contour. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Glycolic acid, Glycadone,Dermostim
TEXTURE: Gel wash

My Views:

I have been a Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, loyalist for about 2 years & completely swear by it. My skin simply refuses the touch of any face wash and breaks out immediately in case of any other face washes. But since August 2012, Neutrogena Face Wash suddenly stopped working on my skin. I got acnes that were just so stubborn that whatever I tried on my face, they refused to leave my skin, made my skin their permanent residence! And then I switched to Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel, which was recommended by my dear friend Preetha.

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel comes in 2 variations – a 100 ml tube form which is in green translucent color & another version 200 ml version comes in a green translucent bottle with a pump dispenser. I personally like pump dispenser for “Gel” face washes. It gives control over usage and avoids the risk of running out when opened as in case of tube packaging.
The gel like consistency of the face wash lathers well and does the job of getting rid of dirt and impurities excellently. It does work well on unclogging the pores too. Since, I have a dry skin, I need to immediately moisturise it after washing or it feels patchy & tucky. The fragrance is very fruity and pleasant. However, after using it for a month it didn’t work on my acnes. My acnes showed no sign of leaving my skin which is kind of a bummer. This face wash does contain my secret ingredient of “Salicylic Acid” which works on acnes and had worked on my skin in past but this time it failed.

After reaching half-way through the tube & seeing no effects on acnes I have finally given up on this face wash and currently I am using one which is recommended to me by a dermatologist.


  • Effective on dirt & impurities
  • Unclogs the pores
  • Nice fruity fragrance
  • Tube packaging will last over a month easily
  • Contains essential ingredients which works on acnes
  • No paraben/No soap/No alcohol


  • Price
  • Tube packaging is not convenient for gel consistency face wash
  • On my dry skin, it gave a dragging feel
  • Did not work on my acnes

Verdict: B-

Price :Rs. 440 for 100 ml
Rs. 990 for 200 ml

Recommendation:Inspite of all the positives listed above, the Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel still did not help my normal to dry skin in getting rid of acnes, so I wouldn’t recommend to it gals with my  skin type. It gives a dragging stretched feeling to the skin, but  It could be effective for oily/combination skin gals but you need to try on your own risk! I would suggest getting a sample sized bottle from the Vichy counter before making a purchase.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Deepti October 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I am also currently using this face wash.. i have a combination skin with few acne here n there. I have 2-3 face washes right now. I got this Vichy face wash after hearing good reviews from few people online but honestly, it doesn’t work atal for me. It doesn’t help clearing acne and my skin also feels very dry after using it. I used to use their normaderm moisturizer after using this face wash but that also didn’t help. I also have half a bottle left and not using it. What works for me is Tea-Tree face wash of Fab India. I would rate that one much higher then this Vichy wash. And price wise also Fab India costs half the price what we have to shell out for Vichy.


Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Totally right deepti… I guess with faces washes its like if it suits you it suits you! I am also concerned about Vichy face wash’s expiry date.. These r imported to India and they just put a sticker on tube which I feel can be easily changed… God knows if we r using expired products!


Deepti October 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

ya mayb they r expired or something.. but many online reviews says they use it 2-3 times a day and it really works out for them.. den i read somewhere a bride also using it as her daily skin ritual, that made me buy it ;) but i really regret my decision, i cld have invested that money in TBS or fab india products!!


gloria July 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The expiration date is mentioned on the crimp


ramya October 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I am going to try this one.


Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

If u have oily/combiskin then do try out :)


Shikha October 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

FabIndia and Himalaya products are good for acne skin type


Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Haven’t tried either of the brands.. Thanks for heads up will try out :)


Dolon October 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Which one did your derm recommend Priya?


Shikha October 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

I dnt believe in derm now, they try to sell you anything and everything. I bought Kaya comedone solution – I am disappointed


Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

It can be true n False Shikha.. Sometimes their recommended products work and sometimes they don’t… I was recommended Saslic face wash and anytime I get stubborn acnes I use it n get desired results.


Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I use Saslic face wash…it never fails me


StrawberryPulp October 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

I was using Lush Angels on Bare Skin, and when it got over, was using my Dettol handwash as a facewash , I thought it worked fabulously :-D ! But as a bride to be, I didn’t want to continue shocking myself by using a Dettol handwash, so went and got the Fiama di Wills Aqua Pulse for men yday since I thought it might be fresh and menthol-y…and it is! Let’s see how it behaves on my skin though..l

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Priya October 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Dettol hand wash n mEn face wash? I honestly recommended you to try some better face washes… Dettol is full of chemicals might not be good for skin in long term:)


Karishma October 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Sigh.. I also face breakout problem. I am currently using Seba Med’s Face wash and hoping that it works for me. Nice review :)


Priya October 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

thanks karishma! What is your skin type? Let me know how the other product worked out for u :)


Shruti October 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I am also a dry skin person and was thinking of buying this one as I am also facing the acne pops from quite a few days but thanks to you Priya.. You saved my money :)


Preetha January 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

aww priya..this din work for u? honestly, this is the only stuff that i cant do without.i recently switched to tbs teatree as i was bored of vichy but no..nothing like vichy for me..their products hav never failed for me..this range is best for combi/oily skin


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