Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

One of my favourite moisturisers just got even better. I’ve used Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream since I was 16, and it’s one of the face products I always go back to. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitment when I found out that it’s been reformulated, to give even more hydration.

Skin Smoothing Cream now has 48 hours worth of continuous hydration. And not only that, but it also protects your skin against environmental stress, which is perfect for someone living in the city like me.

How does it work?

Well, here’s a bit of science for you. Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream has something that they call Active HydraMesh Technology™. The cream esentially forms a barrier across your skin’s surface, that helps to lock in moisture and prevent water loss. This also allows the active ingredients, including Mallow and Cucumber, to do their job more effectively.

I learnt that your skin can lose up to half a litre of water a day, and this moisturiser helps to prevent that. Dermalogica even run clinical trials on the product, and found that after 48 hours, skin still remained hydrated. Impressive, right?

What’s the texture like?

Whenever I hear a product gives long-lasting hydration, I always expect them to have a heavier consistency. Skin Smoothing Cream is actually surprisingly light, and has an almost ‘slippy’ feel that I’d compare to a gel-like cream. It almost feels like water, which is probably due to the Hyaluronic Acid in the product, and it sinks straight into my skin.

Does it actually work?

I really put this to the test, like legit. For the purpose of this review, I applied Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream on Monday morning, and didn’t wash my skin for 48 hours. Do you know how tough that is?

Alas, I endured it, and I’m impressed. Overall, my skin still felt moisturised. There was a slight bit of dryness around my nose, but Manchester has been thrown into an early Winter, so I’m not mad about that.

I love how this cream feels when you apply it to the skin, and first impressions are everything. The smell also reminds me of university, because I used it while I studied, so that’s pleasant!

You’re probably sick of me going on about Dermalogica, but I honestly can’t rave about this brand enough. Everything I’ve ever tried from them, actually works! And I’ve never been dissapointed. I recently switched out my whole routine for Dermalogica, which you can read more about here.

I’d said previously on an Instagram story that Dermalogica was my second favourite brand, but I think after using this new formula of Skin Smoothing Cream, they might have fought their way up to first place.

What’s your favourite product from Dermalogica? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram.


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