Viderm is praben free and is not tested on animals. However, as with all the "cosmecutical" lines, one must take great care to ensure that VI Derm products are the right choice for your skin. This includes researching the relevant ingredients, reading VI Derm reviews, and speaking to a dermatologist who is familiar with your medical or skincare history.
Some of the main products are :
Vitamin C Gel is designed to make best use of the antioxidant properties of vitamin C, to reduce skin damage caused by the sun. The use of antioxidants is an important part of any skin care routine, as even the best sunscreen will not neutralise all of the harmful UV rays. This results in free radical damage to the skin, which shows itself in dark spots on the face and hands as well as the development of dull skin. Applying antioxidants like vitamin C to the skin may reduce some of this damage and even repair it. Vitamin C in products like VI Derm may also have skin-brightening effects, to help lighten dark spots.
Exfoliating Body Lotion: The exfoliating lotion is a chemical exfoliant for the skin, while moisturising it at the same time. Some of the ingredients in this lotion include glycolic acid, to provide an exfoliating effect; vitamin E, a well-known antioxidant; vitamin C, another antioxidant and skin brightener; vitamin B5, to moisturise the skin; glycerin, to build up the moisture barrier; and shea butter, to further help skin hydration.
Cleanser: VI Derm is for all skin types. This cleanser is formulated with ingredients such as Azelaic Acid, which helps to reduce inflammation and fight acne-causing bacteria; willow bark extract, to cleanse pores and exfoliate the skin; aloe vera juice, to moisturise and soften the skin; green tea, to repair skin damage with antioxidants; and several other moisturisers, like caprylyl glycol and butylene glycol.
Consumer reviews can be very helpful in assessing a product for your individual needs though such feedback isn’t always complete. For example, individuals who suffered excessive skin dryness may not have properly followed up cleansing with a good moisturiser. Others who have left negative VI Derm reviews may have unwittingly changed their skin care routine and their side effects could have been from a combination of several factors.
There are a total of 13 products in the Viderm range, to cover many skin conditions. Vi Derm also make an Ultra A Cream, which is only avialable on a private prescription. The Vi Peel is also only available from skin care professional salons, due to the strength and nature of the peel.