The cream is surprisingly thick in consistency, almost like a primer (very similar to Skinfood Smooth Pore Cream reviewed here). Being of such consistency the cream fills in the pores well and makes them appear smaller. I suppose it might take some longer time to make it work as far as fighting imperfections or redness is concerned. I'm not going to discover (by buying Vichy Normaderm full size) for one important reason: I don't like the finish it leaves. Instead of being matte it's dewy and sticky (again reminds me of a number of Korean creams I've used) and moreover the finish has a slightly rubbery feel to it which successfully prevents my foundation from gliding on smoothly and is the reason of uneven and patchy application.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.