If you’re interested in skincare, you’ll have heard of Dermalogica. Even if you’re not, you’ve probably still heard of them.
I’ve invested in Dermalogica for the longest time, and have several reviews of products across my blog including their Phyto Replenish Oil and Charcoal Resuce Masque. It’s honestly one of my favourite skincare brands, so I’m super excited to officially part of their Skinfluencer programe and test out a number of products from their range.
For the past couple weeks, I’ve been using 5 products from Dermalogica and wanted to share my thoughts. The products I’ve been using are listed below, and they’re not only in order of use, but also in order of my preference!
This is officially my new favourite cleanser. What most people don’t know, is that I’m actually incredibly sensitive to soap, so it’s music to my ears when I hear this product is soap free. The Special Cleansing Gel is a foaming cleanser than can be used by all skin types and helps to wash away impurities without stripping the skin. The scent is a combination of lavendar and mint, which I’m honestly in love with – it’s so refreshing, yet calming. When I use this cleanser, my skin feels clean, but not too clean. Like it actually feels soft, hydrated and soothed – which I’m all about.
My second favourite product from the collection is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I’ve actually used this exfoliator for a while now, and even featured it on my blog in the past. Read more here. I couldn’t speak any more highly of this product. It’s a powder that is activated with water, creating a gentle exfoliator. It’s suitable for daily use, and that’s exactly what I do. After cleansing, I apply daily microfoliant to my skin. It’s packed full of rice powder to help exfoliate, but also papain and salicylic acid to exfoliate even deeper. There are so many great ingredients in this product; I really couldn’t list them all down. I’d just 100% recommend you give this a go if you’re looking for an effective daily exfoliator.
Biolumin-C is one of the latest additions to the Dermalogica skincare family. Dermalogica, what took you so long to create a Vitamin C serum? This product helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger. So this product is a must! It helps to brighten, firm and protect the skin against daily agressors, so it’s perfect for ageing city skin like mine. It’s got a lovely citrus scent, but it’s not irritating on the skin. This product is my third favourite, only because I’ve not been able to give it a proper test drive. The weather has gotten really cold at the minute, so my skin is freaking out and I’ve had to switch to a repairing face oil. Once it balances back out, I’ll be giving this product another whirl. But my first impressions are SO good, I really can’t wait to use it again because it feels lovely on the skin.
When I first applied Dermalogica Active Moist, I instantly noticed how incredible the texture is. It’s such a lightweight product, but it feels nourishing. I’d been using this throughout the warmer months, and it still manages to keep my skin hydrated. Granted it needs a bit of support from my face oil, but I expect that because my skin is as dry as a piece of toast. It has an oil-free formula, so doesn’t feel greasy on the skin which I’m all about. It’s a lovely product, and I’ll definitely continue to use it. I think it’s going to be even better when I’m using it abroad and my skin isn’t as damaged by the cold weather.
Lastly, I’ve been using the Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster. And before I share my thoughts, I wanted to emphasise how useless I am when it comes to SPF – I just always forget to apply it. I know it’s the most important step of a skincare routine, but I’m in a terrible habit that I need breaking out of. The formula of this product though is amazing. Usually I hate SPF’s because they leave a white tint on my skin and just feel really heavy. Not this one. When you apply it, you can’t even tell it’s there. I typically mix it in with a moisturiser and apply it to my whole face. It’s also got some extra skin boosting benefits, so that’s an added bonus too. I’m going to make it a mission of mine to actually use this consistently while I’m away. Maybe if I can use it solidly for 2 weeks, I can get into the habit of using an SPF all the time? Fingers crossed!
I’ve previously said that Dermalogica was in my top 3 skincare ranges. However after using these products for the last couple of weeks, I think it’s edging slightly into first place. At least 3 of the products above are going to become staples in my skincare routine, which is a huge thing for me to commit to, but that’s how I’m currently feeling.
If you haven’t tried anything from Dermalogica before, I’d highly recommend it. You can even pop into your local counter and get a skin consultation to properly advise you on what products you should be using.
Check out the full range here.
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