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Acne-Prone People Swear By These Three Effective Skin-Care Products

“After a week I have already noticed a difference!”

By Lesa Hannah

It’s no easy feat trying to find anti-acne products that actually work. In fact, with the seemingly endless array of options on the market nowadays, it can sometimes feel near-impossible. For this reason, we look to products with clinically proven results — like Vichy’s Normaderm range of dermatologist-approved formulas, which are specifically designed for all types of acne-prone skin.

Enriched with a powerhouse blend of dermatological actives — including salicylic acid, zinc, and sulfur — Vichy’s Nomaderm line is highly effective at treating stubborn breakouts, but still remains gentle enough for daily use, even on sensitive skin. The best part: The efficacy of these formulas was clinically measured by dermatologists themselves, so you know it’s no joke. As if that wasn’t enough, the brand also published a scientific article on how the exposome — aka the combination of lifestyle, environmental, and hormonal factors that compromise skin health — affects acne. Why does this matter? Well, because it just goes to show how dedicated the brand is to finding acne solutions and improving overall skin health.

Without further ado, keep reading for a deep dive on Vichy’s best-selling Nordaderm products — plus, find out what real customers have to say about how the formulas helped keep their breakouts at bay.

The Products

First up you have the Normaderm Anti-Acne Purifying Gel Cleanser, which was clinically tested (and found effective) on 40 women with acne-prone skin. Soap-free and non-stripping, this super gentle formula features 0.5% salicylic acid, which penetrates the oil gland and decreases sebum production while minimizing redness and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, it also exfoliates by loosening and dissolving dead skin cells, which helps to smooth texture and brightens.

“After a week I have already noticed a difference,” writes one reviewer on the brand’s website. “My skin feels smoother, I have less breakouts and my dark spots are clearing up quicker than usual.” Another Vichy customer adds, “I have always struggled with acne since I was 13 and now I’m now 24 years old [...] I bought the Vichy Normaderm Anti-Acne Purifying Cleansing Gel 2 months ago and let me tell you it works wonders I’ve had clear skin ever since I bought this product.”

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Next, there’s the clinically-tested Normaderm Anti-Acne Double-Action Lotion, which also features salicylic acid at 2% to keep excess sebum and inflammation at bay. Additionally, it contains a nourishing cocktail of hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and volcanic water, all of which help to reinforce the skin barrier and keep it healthy and resilient.

“If you're consistent with your routine, in a matter of days your skin will clear so much,” raves another reviewer on the brand’s website. “This moisturizer is very good because it's not super light, yet not super thick, the consistency is great and [it] really leaves your skin feeling replenished,” adds another superfan.

Last up: the Normaderm Anti-Acne Spot Treatment Paste. Best applied at night, this highly potent treatment uses 10% sulfur to absorb oil and glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells, as well as niacinamide to quell itchy skin and discomfort. Combined, they work to soothe inflammation and the size of your offending zit, leaving it barely-there by morning.

Suffice it to say, if you’ve been struggling to find anti-acne formulas that are both extremely effective and gentle, you can’t go wrong with this fan-favorite collection. Not only do they get the job done, but they’re all under $30 to boot. Need we say more? Shop the line now to see the results for yourself.