Have you been eagerly searching for a foundation that doubles as your skin clearing treatment? Vichy has heard your prayers and created a BB cream that conceals imperfections and treats acne at the same time. To find out if this product is worth all the hype we had our beauty panel test drive it and let us know if it delivers on its claims to minimize imperfections by 23 percent in just one month. Here’s what our beauty panel thinks of Vichy Normaderm BB Clear Anti-acne Unifying Beauty Balm ($19.85, available at Shoppers Drug Mart in light and medium shades):
Bahar Niramwalla, Editor-in-Chief of BeautyDesk.com
After the entire alphabet of skin correcting, colour performance creams out there, finally a BB cream to talk about. The Vichy Normaderm BB Clear sets itself apart from the current market offerings thanks to dealing with the unique problem of adult acne, which is still not openly discussed or addressed outside of a dermatologist’s office. This formula is creamy and silky but is oil-free which makes it great for layering within my own skincare/makeup regimen and not worrying about piling on too much moisture or oil and then having to deal with an oil slick afterwards.
Anne T. Donahue, Pop Culture Writer & Comedian
You won this round, Vichy. Was I put off by the fact you only offer two skin tone colours? Yes. Was I skeptical like I always am about everything? Absolutely. But here we are: not only does Vichy Normaderm BB Clear smell great (praise whatever higher power you believe in), it adapted to my freakishly pale skin colour while combatting my “problem areas.” Of course, I’ll still wear it with concealer and powder, but at least my face doesn’t feel like Leonardo DiCaprio’s probably felt like in Man in the Iron Mask.
Kimberly Lyn, Fashion Blogger (TheSoulsofmyShoes.com)
Normaderm BB Clear is packaged in a slim convenient tube container and has a light, sheer formula which, at first, seems it may not provide proper coverage to balance out uneven skin or hide imperfections. Yet, when applied, it goes on smooth melting into skin; the consistency allows for easy application over the face (I used my fingers) and it covered several trouble spots on my chin, cheeks and forehead.
Over the several days I used the cream, my oily T-zone was kept under control remaining matte and I could see the mineral pigments give my skin a J.Lo like glow “ yas! I also noticed the blemishes on my face seemed to shrink and improve, likely due to the presence of Salicylic Acid and Zinc in the formula. This is one of the best all-in-one correcting creams I’ve tried to date “ and I’ve tried quite a few “ and I’m happy to make it part of my regular beauty regime.
Christie Ressel, Editor of FashionTranslated.com
In past, I have often skipped using BB creams as most have offered no coverage to even out my skin tone, dewy finishes on my skin, and patchiness as the makeup quickly faded through the day. Trying Vichy’s Normaderm BB Clear has changed my view from a skeptic to a believer. This foundation not only gave me a radiant finish to my skin, but flawlessly hid imperfections on my skin that often make me feel self-conscious during the day. The product felt impossibly lightweight and did not transfer to my hands or clothing when touched. I find myself reaching for it every morning!
Sara Koonar, Editor-in-Chief of 29Secrets.com
I’ve always been a fan of Vichy because their products work “ plain and simple! The new Normaderm BB Clear is no exception. I’ve been battling stress breakouts this summer and was feeling like I would never find something that would finally kick their butt for good. That’s why I was excited to try out this salicylic acid cream with mineral pigments. The medium shade blended well with my skin tone and finished matte (which is important to me because of my oily skin). After a few days of using it I noticed that pesky pimple on my chin begin to fade into oblivion. Something was definitely working! I’ll continue to use this product as it feels great on my sensitive skin, is a great match for my skin tone and I love that it seems to be clearing my skin too.
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