Vichy Normaderm Pro Mat

Hi all!

Today I’m going to waffle on about another Vichy product. I’m a bit of a fan of theirs and am yet to dislike a product that I’ve bought from them, they always seem to deliver and my skin does seem to appreciate it.

I picked this up quite a while ago, but when my skin went from being oily to dehydrated and sensitive to almost everything it was placed in a drawer and forgotten about.

I’ve recently found it and now that my skin is back in some kind of order, it’s made its way back into my daily regime.


Vichy’s Normaderm range is very popular for those with imperfection and acne prone skin and fights the 6 main signs; blemishes, pores, shine, oily skin, marks and uneven complexion.

I’ve previously raved about their Normaderm day and night moisturisers and this was a product I snapped up because of that.

Their Nomaderm Pro Mat is for ‘Non Stop Matte Effect Hydrating Care’.


Initially I was confused what on earth this was.
Is it a moisturiser? Is it a serum? A spot cream?

It’s actually more of a primer.

I apply this after my moisturiser has sunk in and before make up, it’s actually replaced my primer for the time being as I wanted to test its effects.
I apply this just like moisturiser to my entire face and my face has definitely been less shiny and oily and therefore my make up has stayed on longer than with some primers I’ve tried in the past.


On the back of my hand you can see that it’s a weird green kind of colour but this doesn’t show on the face at all, and if anything would probably help with colour correction!


And then it disappears to nothing leaving only a slight sheen where the product is on my skin.

Having lost the box I’ve done a quick search to get the facts for you. From their American site I can tell you that this is oil free and also contains SPF15 which is great.
However I cannot find it on UK sites which is odd as I definitely bought it in Boots in the UK! There is a similar product called Total Mat which I’m wondering if it is the same thing just marketed differently.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a primer/moisturiser type product then I would definitely recommend this. It has hydrated my skin whilst keeping oil under control and prolonging my make up from sliding down my face….winner.
I’ve also been using this daily for a couple of weeks and still have plenty left in the tube, the thin nozzle allows you to control exactly how much product you want to come out and this way there is minimal waste!

Have you tried this product before? Have you tried Total Mat and noticed if its the same?

It’s really frustrating when they do this as I would possibly like to repurchase and aren’t sure if i would get the same effects!

L xxx



  1. jennie
    November 21, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    I've not heard of this before, but it sounds like a lovely product. Maybe they have repackaged it? Jennie xo |

  2. Beauty Bird
    November 22, 2013 / 6:57 am

    Ooh this sounds like just what I need to prime my oily skin! I like the fact it's green too, so like you said would help with colour correction xx

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