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The beauty world is filled with trailblazing women, such as Estée Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Mary Kay and Anita Roddick of The Body Shop. More recent beauty entrepreneurs include Tata Harper and Emily Weiss of Glossier. But there’s one name that belongs in that group that perhaps isn’t quite as well known- Jane Wurwand, the founder of Dermalogica, which is known for its straightforward, clinical approach to skincare. Here’s a look at what Dermalogica sells, what its products can do and are they worth a try?

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What Is Dermalogica?

The South African-born Wurwand moved to the US in 1983. Although Wurwand was trained as a skin therapist in the UK, she has said in interviews that she was shocked at the lack of advanced skin and body therapy education in the US. She and her then boyfriend (now husband) Raymond started a skin education facility called International Dermal Institute, which taught its students about techniques such as extraction, lymphatic drainage and reflexology. There were also courses on the business side of skincare. Today there are 37 global locations of the IDI and it serves as the research arm of Dermalogica.

The couples’ next big move was the launch of their Dermalogica product line in 1986. In an interview with Swaay, Wurwand explained, “We wanted it to have a West Coast American personality, and be something between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical, which was unheard of at the time.”

The line was an instant hit. According to Wurwand, Dermalogica generated $1 million in sales its first year and $10 million in its third year. In 2015, Unilever acquired a majority share in the company.

What Is the Concept Behind Dermalogica?

As the company states, Dermalogica is focused on skin health rather than “beauty.” The company takes a no-nonsense approach to its products and packaging. Dermalogica products have always been formulated without common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts, including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances. The packaging is simple and understated, and looks practical rather than luxurious.

What Does Dermalogica Sell?

Dermalogica sells a wide range of skincare products, including cleansers, moisturizers, masques, toners, boosters and treatments. The products fall under eight categories, including Age Smart, Ultra Calming, Active Clearing, Clear Start, Daily Skin Health, Daylight Defense, Powerbright TRX and a Body Collection. Here’s a breakdown.

Dermalogica Moisturizers
Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 – This moisturizer pulls double duty by keeping skin hydrated while also protecting it with broad spectrum SPF 50. The antioxidant white tea and polypeptides help improve the appearance of photo-aged skin.

Super Rich Repair – Formulated for dry skin, this heavy duty moisturizer boosts hydration with shea butter and primrose oil while protecting the skin from environmental aggressors.

Dermalogica Cleansers
Special Cleansing Gel – This foaming gel helps get rid of any impurities on the skin while balm mint and lavender leave it feeling soft.

Clearing Skin Wash – Salicylic acid and beta hydroxy acid give pores a deep clean and keep breakouts at bay. Botanicals helps soothe the skin.

Dermalogica Treatments
Overnight Retinol Repair – What makes this retinol product different is that it can be customized. The Retinol Repair comes with a 0.5% microencapsulated pure retinol along with a Buffer Cream. The retinol can be mixed with the Buffer Cream to help minimize irritation, and as skin gets acclimated, less Buffer Cream is needed.

Age Bright Spot Fader- This spot treatment tackles two things at one. Salicylic acid helps zap breakouts while niacinamide and hexylresorcinol work to fade post-breakout marks and improve skin tone.

Dermalogica Boosters
Barrier Defense Booster – Formulated with oat oil and squalene, this hydrating oil can be worn alone or mixed into a moisturizer.

Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 – This non-chalky broad spectrum sunscreen also contains vitamins C and E to nourish and protect skin. It can be worn alone or mixed into foundation or moisturizer for extra protection.

Dermalogica Masques
Stress Positive Eye Lift – Formulated with wild indigo seed, sea water extract and arctic algae, this eye mask should be left on for three to five minutes to help depuff and brighten the eye area.

 Charcoal Rescue Masque – Packed with activated  binchotan charcoal along with volcanic ash, the Charcoal Rescue Masque is designed to brighten and deep clean the skin.

How Much Do Dermalogica Products Cost?

Dermalogica products are pricey, and similar to other prestige brands sold in department stores. Both The Prisma Protect SPF 30 cream and the Age Bright Clearing Serum retail for $65. Redness Relief Essence is one of the lower priced products at $21, while Biolumin Vitamin C serum is $87. The Age Reversal Eye Complex is $80, and the Charcoal Rescue Masque is $49.

Is Dermalogica Cruelty Free?

Yes. According to the company, Dermalogica  is recognized as cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny. Dermalogica is certified vegan on all but four products, and the formulas, which are manufactured in California, are free of artificial colors and fragrances, mineral oil, lanolin, S.D. alcohol, parabens and microplastics.

What Ingredients Are in Dermalogica Products?

Dermalogica products are formulated with a mix of botanicals as well as common skin care ingredients and more unusual ones. Some of the standard skincare ingredients used include retinol, which boosts skin cell turnover, oils and hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Salicylic acid, which gives pores a deep clean, is found in several Dermalogica products including the Overnight Clearing Gel and the Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash.

Overnight Repair serum contains argan and rose oil for hydration, and the Multi-Active Toner has lavender, balm mint and arnica to help soothe and hydrate skin. Pure Night Nourishing Overnight treatment cream contains vitamin C, which helps brighten skin and niacinamide and zinc glycinate to help control melanin formation. Pumpkin enzyme provides a gentle exfoliation while some of the more exotic ingredients in the cream include extracts from white bird of paradise seed and moth bean seed.

Where Can I Buy Dermalogica Products?

Dermalogica is sold on its website and retailers including Blue Mercury, Sephora, the Dermstore, Ulta and Nordstrom. There are also several Dermalogica flagship stores around the world, which also offer skincare treatments and analysis.

Do Dermalogica Products Work?

It’s never a straight forward process to find the right products for your skin. A little trial and error is always necessary, as one person’s hero product may do nothing for you. I’s always helpful to look at customer reviews as a starting point.

Dermalogica has been around for decades and has racked up plenty of media coverage and awards. The Daily Microfoliant, a rice based powder with salicylic acid, won a 2019 Allure Reader’s Choice Award while the Resurfacing Daily Superfoliant nabbed a 2018 Glamour Beauty Award. The Phyto Replenish Oil, which helps boost the skin’s protective barrier, won an O-ward from Oprah’s magazine in 2018. Other products have received write ups in just about every major women’s and men’s magazine, including InStyle, More, Details, Marie Claire, Redbook and Shape.

The brand also has its celebrity fans. The actress Patricia Clarkson told The New York Times she’s a fan of Dermalogica Super Rich Repair, the Multivitamin Exfoliator and the Redness Relief. January Jones told People magazine she uses Dermalogica’s Sleep Cocoon, an evening gel cream.  When the actress Amy Adams is wearing a lot of makeup for work, as she relayed to Allure magazine, she reaches for Dermalogica’s Ultracalming Cleanser.

 Dermalogica products have plenty of customer reviews on Sephora.  The Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator has over 10,000 loves and gets a 4.7 out of 5 star rating. One reviewer called it a “Glass skin miracle!!!!!! I rarely write reviews but this product blew my mind.” Many people noted its high price but felt it was worth it as they said it left skin feeling soft. “This exfoliant will change your face.” Customers who gave it low marks cited its unpleasant smell or found it to be too drying. As one reviewer wrote, “… immediately after using this my face tightened up and I couldn’t put enough moisturizer on to sooth my skin.”

The Special Cleansing Gel also has plenty of customer reviews on Sephora, with a 4.4 star rating. One customer said “it was worth every penny.  This has been the best cleanser I’ve ever used.” Reviewers said that it cleaned their skin and helped remove makeup. “Feel so great. My skin is feeling fresh without being dry out and tightened up. Definitely will be returning to buy it.” Those that didn’t love it found it to be too drying- “This cleanser is harsh and leaves skin feeling stripped and dry. After 1 month of use my skin is dry, flaking and I look aged.”

What Are Some Alternatives to Dermalogica?

Dermalogica may not be for everyone, either because of the high price point or it doesn’t react well with your kin.  There are a few other brands to consider.

Formulyst’s philosophy is long-term and effective skincare. The brand wants to help its customers achieve their best looking skin, rather than covering it up with makeup.  The comprehensive line of products addresses everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin.

For polished looking skin, try Formulyst Retexturing and Perfecting Serum. It contains plant based acids to gently slough off old skin cells, leaving behind fresher, smoother looking skin. The serum also works to tackle unevenness and blotchiness.

Hydrated skin looks healthy and dewy. If you like the feel of a lightweight moisturizer, try Formulyst Super Hyaluronic Water Moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid helps keep skin plumped, hydrated and dewy looking. This oil free formula is packed with multiple types of hyaluronic acid and it works as a moisture magnet by drawing water to the skin.

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Formulyst

The philosophy of Formulyst is long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. The comprehensive line of products tackles everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and scents, Formulyst focuses on ingredients that help create results, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Many of the Formulyst’s products harness the power of plant and citrus extracts as well as gold-standard workhorses such as retinol. Read More
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Advanced Dermatology

The Advanced Dermatology skin care regimen addresses the most pressing aging concerns. It can be used by men and women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. This award-winning system can help diminish wrinkle appearance, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, fade away redness, even out skin tone and improve the appearance of eye bags and dark circles. Some of the standout products in this line include the Super Youth Serum, Complete Age Defense and Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Treatment. Read More

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum

Dermalogica is known for creating innovative and unique skincare products that are suitable for all skin types and skin concerns. One of the items that Dermalogica is most well known for are their active ingredient-heavy treatments. The Dermalogic Biolumin-C Serum is one of their newest active ingredient treatment products. This...
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Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

Have you ever thought about what your skin does when you sleep? Without makeup, these hours allow your skin to recover, regenerate and heal. Because of this, Dermalogica created the Sound Sleep Cocoon, a moisturizing gel-cream treatment that uses this time to its fullest potential. But how exactly does this...
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Dermalogica AGE Smart

Dermalogica AGE Smart: Product Overview and Company Information Dermalogica AGE Smart products are developed by Dermalogica, a California-based skin care company founded in 1986. The products in this line are meant to tighten skin, get rid of undereye wrinkles and otherwise address aging skin through an array of serums and...

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

If you’re a bona fide beauty junkie, you probably already know it’s best to avoid chunky, granular face scrubs. Although it feels satisfying to scrub away at your face, and it’s hard to beat that feeling of instant gratification, they can do more harm than good by causing microtears in...
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Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Review

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is a deeply nourishing skin treatment cream for chronically dry, dehydrated skin. This heavyweight cream is said to help replenish skin’s natural moisture levels to defend against environmental assaults. There are several great emollients in this cream, including jojoba seed oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. These ingredients will help the skin feel soft and lock in moisture without leaving a greasy residue behind. Dermalogica Super Rich Repair also contains oat kernel extract and colloidal oatmeal, which are both excellent ingredients for dry, irritated skin because they contain avenanthramides and beta glucans. Avenanthramides are a group of potent polyphenol antioxidants that provide anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, anti-itch, and antihistamine effects when applied to the skin. Beta glucans have excellent water-binding properties and function as a skin protectant.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair also features two peptides: arginine/lysine polypeptide and palmitoyl tripeptide-5. Peptides help to strengthen skin and reduces signs of aging by sending signals to fibroblasts to increase collagen production. The only drawback with Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is the inclusion of several volatile fragrance ingredients in the formula, such as cedar bark oil, geranium oil, rosewood oil, and sandalwood oil. Although these are naturally-derived ingredients, they still have the potential to cause sensitization and irritation.

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Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub Review

The Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub was designed to serve as a refreshing, exfoliating scrub that helps to target dulling skin by loosening and polishing away dead skin cells. As the name would suggest, this product’s original purpose was to prep your skin for skincare and makeup application, as well as shaving. Because of this, the focus of this product is all about making sure your skin looks and feels baby soft and super smooth so that makeup and foundation glides on beautifully. Excess dead skin cells can be one of the main causes behind a number of skin concerns including dullness, skin texture, and increased breakouts, all of which impact how your makeup goes on and looks throughout the day. As physical exfoliant, this product uses natural corn cob meal to polish the skin, while soothing botanicals help to calm the surface of the skin and rejuvinate. While this product can be used in your skincare routine regardless, the brand recommends this product specifically for men to use before shaving either on its own or mixed with products like the Special Cleansing Gel for a quick and efficient exfoliating cleanser.

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Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser Review

The Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser was designed to serve as a retexturizing, smoothing and exfoliating cleanser that does double duty for mature skin types in particular. As we age, some of the essential skin processes that we rely on to keep our skin looking and feeling healthy, begin to slow down. In order to jump start those processes and supplement, active ingredients like chemical exfoliants and antioxidants are some of the best tools. Products like the Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser feature both of these key ingredients in order to remove dead skin cells which can make the skin appear duller and can lead to more blemishes in the long term. The ingredients within this formula work long term to improve the overall condition of your skin, making your complexion look brighter, healthy, more radiant and youthful in the long run. Because of this, we recommend this product in particular to those of you who are looking for a gentle, daily exfoliant to help with dullness and signs of aging.

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Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser Review

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser was designed to serve as a deeply purifying facial wash for those with particularly oily skin types. Excess sebum can cause problems ranging from increased shine throughout the day, all the way up to more aggressive acne, blackheads and white heads. In order to minimize these more negative side effects, its important to find a cleanser that effectively purifies the skin without compromising on the well being of your skin barrier. The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser does this by relying on detoxifying clays paired with a few gentle surfactants. This combination gently removes dirt and impurities, while also maintaining the overall health of your skin. Additionally ingredients like sage and cucumber also help to round out this formula by adding an additional boost of soothing hydration.

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Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser Review

The Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser is perfectly suited for those of you who struggle to find a cleanser that works with your skin, effectively cleanses and leaves your skin feeling comfortable after rinsing. Highly foaming cleansers can often leave sensitive skin types feeling inflamed, stripped, dry and tight after use, which down the road, can cause a whole mess of problems. Stripping your skin of its moisture damages the skin barrier and makes it more difficult for the rest of the products in your skincare routine to perform at its best. The easiest way to correct this stripped or tight feeling is to switch up your cleanser for a gentler alternative. Cleansers like the Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser do exactly what the name suggests. The formula is specially designed to promote healing within the skin and protect the skin against environmental factors such as pollution, climate, stress, hormonal changes, cosmetic allergies and more. The anti-ozonate complex that is also included in this formula helps to guard against future inflammation so that your skin doesn’t only calm down, but stays calm.

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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash Review

The Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash was designed to serve as a no fuss facial cleanser that helps to reduce breakouts and encourage clear skin while you cleanse. The formula behind this product contains salicylic acid which is a beta hydroxy acid or BHA. this ingredient stimulates natural exfoliation which helps to remove dead skin cells, clear out the pores and reduce clogged pores to create a smoother, brighter and clearer skin surface. Along with salicylic acid, this formula also includes menthol and camphor in order to cool the skin and reduce inflammation while balm mint, eucalyptus and tea tree to help reduce acne causing bacteria as well as support the other ingredients in this formula to reduce the appearance of blemishes. With that said, some of these ingredients can be sensitizing to those who are irritated by fragrance, so you may want to patch test this product before incorporating it into your everyday routine.

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Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion Review

The Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion was originally designed to offer those with oily or combination skin types a moisturizer that delivered all of the necessary ingredients to help maintain healthy skin, without producing a greasy finish or clogging the pores. This goal eventually lead to an oil-control formula that utilized hydrating ingredients as well as MediBac Clearing technology to combine excess sebum production and maintain an even, clear looking finish that lasts all day. The key ingredients within this formula include salicylic acid in the form of enantia chlorantha bark extract as well as camphor, balm mint and licorice root extracts. Each of these ingredients perform different key tasks, as well as work together to improve the overall condition of your skin. Camphor for example, is a natural antiseptic which helps to purify the skin and prevent the spread of acne causing bacteria, while balm mint and licorice root extract cool the skin and help to calm down any sources of inflammation which can contribute to a full range of skin concerns. Finally, salicylic acid works as a chemical exfoliant that is oil-soluble, meaning that it can travel deeper into the skin to clear out clogged pores, and eliminate dead skin cells.

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Dermalogica Redness Relief Essence Review

Redness can often feel like one of the most stubborn and ever present skin care concerns, and there are very few products that cater specifically to redness prone skin. But if you’re feeling frustrated and have been on the hunt for a redness reducing product to incorporate into your existing routine, we may have just the product for you. The Dermalogica redness Relief Essence was designed to serve as a lightweight toner-like product that contains all of the active soothing ingredients that you would expect to find in a more concentrated serum. The Redness Relief Essence features a refreshing formula which helps to address redness by reducing sensitivity and inflammation in the skin, while also reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Key ingredients include aloe vera to hydrate, licorice root to brighten and beta-glucan to nourish and soothe parched, over-stressed skin.

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Dermalogica Superfoliant Review

If you’re looking to amp up your exfoliating routine and find that you need something with a bit more power to remove dead skin cells, you may want to try the Dermalogica Superfoliant. This is one of the most well known exfoliating products from Dermalogica. The formula behind this product was designed to serve as a highly-active resurfacing agent to deliver baby soft skin after the first use. In addition to its exfoliating properties, this formula also helps to fight off some of the triggers of environmental damage which can lead to premature aging including fine lines and wrinkles as well as hyperpigmentation. In order to get the most out of this product, its important to understand how best to use it. The formula behind the Dermalogica Superfoliant is a powder base, that is mixed with a small amount of water to create a paste-like texture. The powder includes charcoal to absorb pollutants on the surface of the skin as well as alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate. Since this product comes in a powder formula, you’re also getting a level of physical exfoliation as well as a chemical exfoliation, which is why this product is considered one of their more aggressive exfoliating products.

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Dermalogica Total Eye Care with SPF 15

If you’re looking for an eye cream that does more than just hydrate, you may want to check out the Dermalogica Total Eye Care with SPF 15. This product was developed as a one stop shop for addressing some of the most pervasive skin concerns that surround the eye area. Additionally, this product also includes an SPF of 15. More and more, research regarding the signs of skin aging are beginning to identify sun damage and environmental damage as two of the biggest culprits. In order to avoid this harmful exposure, its crucial to protect your skin, especially the skin around the eye area. The skin on this part of the face is actually the most delicate and fragile, so you may benefit considerably from investing in specific treatments like the Dermalogica Total Eye Care in order to combat this damage. In addition to preventing damage, this product has also been formulated to help conceal and minimize the appearance of dark circles, as well as puffiness, while alpha hydroxy acids work to create a smoother, more even toned under eye area.

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Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil Review

If you’re looking for a product that protects the skin barrier, but doesn’t clog the pores, you may want to look out for the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil This oil-based serum was designed to be a feather-light treatment that quickly absorbs into the skin but doesn’t weigh it down. Because this formula is completely oil based, it can also be used in a number of different ways in order to maximize use and versatility. For example, this product can be used alongside or at the end of your skincare routine, as well as at the beginning or incorporated into your foundation and makeup routine to give an all-day dewy effect to the skin. Looking a little bit more closely into the formula behind this multi-purpose oil, the technology behind this product uses a three phase approach in order to replenish the protective lipids within the skin barrier that can become damaged due to environmental stressors. This is achieved through a number of key ingredients including camelia and tamanu oils to restore optimal skin barrier function, orchid flower and chia seed oil to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sunflower, rice bran and rosemary extracts to create a radiance-boosting antioxidant shield.

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Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair Review

If you’re in the market for an eye cream with a little bit more heft to it, you may want to look into the Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair. This deeply nourishing eye cream was developed to specifically target and address dehydration and dryness. Dry skin can, especially around the eye area, can often exacerbate the signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The formula behind the Intensive Eye Repair was designed to target these dehydration lines and plump the under eye area for more youthful, alert looking eyes. In addition to the nourishing and hydrating base of this cream, there are also a number of key active ingredients included. A gentle dose of vitamin A helps to target all of the more stubborn signs of aging including dark spots and deeper creases, without irritating the sensitive skin around the eye area. Vitamin B5 has also been included in this formula, as well as phytonutrients like cucumber and arnica in order to protect the eye area from environmental damage.

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Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant Review

Finding the right exfoliating product for your specific skin type and skin concern can be a significant challenge. While the right exfoliant can help to lessen the appearance of acne, smooth the skin, brighten the complexion, diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and soften the skin, the wrong one can often cause more harm than good. Because of this, it’s important to start out with gentle products to see how much your skin can tolerate exfoliation as well as how often. The Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant was given its gentle name because it actually does not contain any physical exfoliating particles. Instead, the formula contains the alpha hydroxy acid known as lactic acid as well as the beta hydroxy acid known as salicylic acid. To continue to exfoliating properties of these two ingredients, the Gentle Cream Exfoliant also includes a number of natural fruit enzymes which gently detach dead skin cells.

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Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair Serum Review

If you’re looking for an extremely potent night time retinol treatment, you may want to check out the Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair Serum. This serum has been on the market for years, and was one of the first high potency, over the counter retinols to gain popularity. Today, the Overnight Retinol Repair Serum still remains one of the most frequently recommended over the counter retinol treatment products. In addition to the 0.5% microencapsulated pure retinol, this product also contains peptides, as well as vitamin C. All together, this product contains some of the most well researched and well documented ingredients to address the key signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation. Because of this, we would recommend this product to those of you who are looking for an all-in-one serum that addresses the most stubborn signs of aging, and are prepared for the adjustment period that you may experience during the first month or so of consistent use. Additionally, we recommend that all those who are using a high percentage of retinol also be very diligent about applying sunscreen to protect the skin, as retinol can make skin more photosensitive.

Further Reading: Best Retinol Creams

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Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

If you’re looking for a straightforward and simple hydrating booster, the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster may be an excellent option for your regular skin care routine. This product contains a number of key hydrating ingredients hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and panthenol, all of which work to deeply hydrate the skin without adding any additional weight. The Skin Hydrating Booster contains less than 15 ingredients and is free of any additional fragrance or colorants, making this formula an excellent option for those of you who are looking for a cleaner, more minimalistic hydrating serum. That being said, this product does contain lavender essential oils, so if you’re sensitive to essential oils, this may not be the best option for you.

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Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer

The cornerstone of every great makeup application starts with a primer. Primers are typically used to simply smooth the skin before applying foundation. But for a skin focused brand like Dermalogica, creating a primer that takes into consideration the health of your skin is essential. That led the brand to create the popular Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer, a primer that is focused on skincare. With its innovative formulation and healthy skin philosophy, the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer is designed to take care of your skin while prepping it for your subsequent makeup products.

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Dermalogica Precleanse

Dermalogica Precleanse Overview At a cost of $38 for 5 ounces, the cost of Dermalogica Precleanse is very affordable for almost any skin care budget. But did you know that choosing a facial cleanser is more than just finding the cheapest product or one that claims to have natural ingredients? This is because everyone’s skin is different, and what works for your friends may not work for you. Instead, when considering facial cleansers, like Dermalogica Precleanse, you must consider many factors. For example, what is your skin type? Oily, dry and combination skin all require a different cleansing approach. Another great question to ask is if you’ll be allergic to any ingredients in Dermalogica Precleanse? This is highly important to know, because even natural ingredients can cause allergic reaction and problems in those with sensitive skin. Therefore, before choosing this Dermalogica product, or another facial cleanser, take the time to read unbiased Dermalogica Precleanse reviews and visit with your skin care specialist for best results.

About Dermalogica Precleanse

The manufacturer of Dermalogica Precleanse is Dermalogica, a global skin care firm specializing in formulation of products without harsh chemicals and irritants. The firm was founded by a U.K. skin therapist, Jane Wurwand, and focuses on skin care education of its clients as the path to clear, radiant skin. After experiencing some initial business success, the Dermalogica Precleanse manufacturer expanded beyond skin care, and launched the Dermalogica Foundation. This charity program was designed to provide women in developing countries with micro loans to achieve financial independence and launch their own businesses.

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Dermalogica PowerBright

Skin Lightening with Dermalogica PowerBright Hyperpigmentation issues like liver spots or melasma can make you look much older than you really are, and one product you may have considered to get rid of dark spots on face is the Dermalogica PowerBright TRx line of skin brighteners. This product line is designed specifically to brighten skin, and includes four items; a spot treatment, a moisturizer and an overnight treatment cream. The products in the Dermalogica PowerBright TRx line work by using ingredients like zinc glycinate, to reduce damage from free radicals, and phytic acid, a skin lightening agent. Of course, these are just some of the ingredients in this product line, which makes it important to speak to your dermatologist and read Dermalogica PowerBright TRx reviews to ensure that you don’t accidentally suffer side effects like permanent skin discoloration.

About Dermalogica PowerBright

Dermalogica was founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, a skin therapist from the United Kingdom.  Dermalogica PowerBright is just one of many product lines offered by the company, which claims to use only non-irritating ingredients. Though the company has only been in business for less than 30 years, it has grown into a global retailer, distributing its products to over 80 countries around the world.

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance

The Pros and Cons of Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance If you’re looking for a facial moisturizer without artificial colors and fragrances, then you may have considered Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance as a viable alternative. This facial lotion is formulated with ingredients like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Echinacea to bring moisture and antioxidants to damaged skin cells. However, keep in mind that Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance is not a miracle solution and is designed to show gradual results with regular use. Nonetheless, by reading unbiased Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance reviews and finding samples at a local spa, you will be able to compare this product to other facial moisturizer and make a truly informed decision.

About Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance

This moisturizer is made and distributed by the privately-owned skin care company, Dermalogica. Founded in Carson, California in 1986, this skin care firm has grown into a global distributor in less than 30 years. Though the company’s products are touted as being cutting edge and revolutionary, it is interesting to note that Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance reviews are nearly perfect on the company website, which some consumers may find to be odd when they compare these ratings to reviews from other sources online.

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Dermalogica Clean Start

How well does Dermalogica Clean Start Fight Acne? If you’ve been looking for products to help your teen get rid of acne, then you may have heard about the Dermalogica Clean Start product line. This product line, formally known as Dermalogica Clear Start (though most people call it Clean Start) is specifically formulated to help balance the skin of teenagers, who are highly prone to breakouts due to hormonal imbalances and excessively oily skin. Though this product line is touted as a catch-all solution for teens, it is important to note that the Dermalogica Clean Start reviews on the company website are all highly favorable, and may not be indicative of the product’s true effectiveness for your teen’s situation. Though the cost of Dermalogica Clean Start products is low, ranging from $19 to $38 per tube, it is imperative that you do your research and maybe even try to find Dermalogica Clean Start samples before investing into this skin care kit.

Where to Buy Dermalogica Clean Start

If you’re looking for a good place where to buy Dermalogica Clean Start; you can find the products distributed widely online and at physical outlets. Many consumers try to look for the best deals online, but to ensure you’re buying only the highest quality Dermalogica products, take the time to verify that the e-tailer is an authorized dealer of the company.

Dermalogica Active Moist

Dermalogica Active Moist Overview Dermalogica Active Moist is a moisturizer marketed by the 27-year-old company, Dermalogica, to increase skin hydration without oiliness or greasiness. The lightweight moisturizer is manufactured in the United States, and the company suggests using Dermalogica Active Moist daily to fully exploit the natural hydration and soothing effects of cucumber, lemon, and lavender extracts contained in the cream. Since the company believes in marketing their products to countries where skin specialists offer professional consultations and treatments, and because Dermalogica Active Moist costs a $58 for just 3.4 ounces, some people may have to consider the overall expense involved in using the lotion on a regular basis.

How Dermalogica Active Moist Works

Dermalogica Active Moist is a lightweight moisturizer that aims to provide moisture to the skin without leaving a greasy, oily feel. According to the manufacturer, the cream quickly penetrates the skin and to hydrate cells and improve skin texture. Using a variety of ingredients like lemon and lavender, Dermalogica Active Moist strives to fight dehydration taking place on the skin’s surface, due to environmental pollutants.

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Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader Review

One of the newest releases from longstanding skincare brand Dermalogica is the Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader. This new addition to the Age Bright Range was designed to specifically tackle those stubborn age spots, sun spots and acne scars to create a more even skin surface. Almost all of these sources of discoloration fall under the wider category of hyperpigmentation, which is often one of the most difficult skin concerns to tackle head on. In order to address this issue, the formula behind the Age Bright Spot Fader relies on the use of a few key active ingredients. This includes salicylic acid, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol. Each of these ingredients help to prevent blemishes which can turn into acne scars, while also addressing current signs of hyperpigmentation by reducing inflammation and exfoliating the skin to reveal a more even complexion. For best use, we recommend using this product as a targeted spot treatment on areas where you have dark spots or signs of hyperpigmentation.

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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Is Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel Right for You? If you’ve glanced at the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel reviews on the manufacturer’s website, you may think it’s a miracle solution for your acne problems. However, before spending money on this soap-free facial cleanser from Dermalogica, you may want to do more research so that you can better understand how the product will affect you. For example, some of the ingredients in the Dermalogica Special Cleaning Gel include natural extracts from mint and lavender. But did you know that even natural ingredients can cause side effects, like allergic reactions, if they are plant-based? This makes it vital to speak to your dermatologist and to read Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel reviews before opening your wallet and spending your hard-earned money.

About Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is manufactured by Dermalogica, a skin care company founded in 1986, in Los Angeles, California. The firm was launched by Jane Wurwand, a skin therapist who originally built her career in the United Kingdom, before coming to the United States. Before starting the company, Ms. Wurwand broke into the U.S. market by offering skin care education classes, and founding the International Dermal Institute. Today, the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel manufacturer has over 100,000 skin therapists around the world, and offers its products in over 80 countries.

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Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming Serum Review

Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming Serum is a dual-phase serum that combines highly-active botanicals with biomimetic technology to reduce visible signs of skin aging. In the firming phase, sapphire-bound biomimetic peptides help firm skin and reinforce skin defenses to counter visible signs of skin aging accelerated by your environment and lifestyle. Sodium acetylated hyaluronate, a special form of hyaluronic acid, provides excellent moisturization. It’s ability to hold water to the skin also provides a temporary “filler effect”; the skin looks more plump and firm due to the extra volume.

In the lifting phase, Phyto Nature technology uses potent, plant-derived extracts to visibly tighten skin. For example, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil provides benefits such as restoring the skin’s barrier function, increasing hydration, reducing inflammation, and improving the delivery of other beneficial ingredients to the skin. These benefits come from the oil’s rich supply of fatty acids, specifically oleic, linoleic, and behenic fatty acids. The lifting phase of Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming Serum also contains a high concentration of Astragalus membranaceus (milk vetch) root extract. Milk vetch root extract is full of amino acids, trace elements, and betaine (a type of osmolyte). As an osmolyte, the structure of betaine allows it to attract water and help to maintain cell water balance. Furthermore, the ability of betaine to increase skin hydration has been shown to have an anti-wrinkle effect. Milk vetch root extract also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nutrient-boosting properties.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Understanding Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is a moisturizer formulated specifically for dry or combination skin. This product is just one of many offered by the skin care company, Dermalogica, which also sells items like the Dermalogica Clear Start acne kit and the Dermalogica PowerBright skin lightener. Keep in mind that choosing the right moisturizer is highly important because dry, flaky skin on face will age faster, thus leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Therefore, as you conduct your research, try to stay level-headed, and don't get smitten by great Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream reviews on the company website. Remember, just because a product works for one person, that doesn't mean it's the best facial moisturizer for you. Instead, invest in your skin by visiting a skin care specialist or a dermatologist to see if Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is the right choice for you, or if a better alternative exists.

Where to Buy Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

If you've decided to proceed with the purchase of Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream, you have many choices for how to complete the transaction. For example, you can purchase this product directly from the company website, where you can also read Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream reviews.

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Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel Review

For those experienced skincare lovers, getting into the realm of professional grade peels can offer a new way to further treat stubborn skin conditions. But these professional grade peels are typically only available through a licensed esthetician and cost quite a bit more weaker acids and actives that are available over the counter. With technologies improving however, there are a few brands that are starting to bring these professional grade ingredients to the mainstream market. One of these products is the Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel. This chemical peel uses AHA’s at higher concentrations to deliver quick results. But is this product worth the investment? Today, we’re looking into the formula and features behind this product to find out. So without further adieu, let’s get started!

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Dermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum Review

The Dermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum is one of the newest and most exciting launches from Dermalogica. As the name would suggest, this multi-purpose product was created to serve as both an anti-aging serum and an anti-acne serum in one product. Adult acne is one of the lesser known concerns that plague mature skin, but for those who struggle with this, it can be difficult and frustrating to find a product that helps you with your clear skin goals without compromising your anti-aging goals. In order to achieve both of these goals, the formula behind this product contains salicylic acid, a unique Age Bright complex, and phytoactives from the Resurrection Plant. Salicylic acid is a huge favorite when it comes to fighting acne because of its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to clear out impurities. The Age Bright Complex is an exclusive blend of ingredients that promotes a brighter and more even looking complexion, while phytoactives from the resurrection plant help to hydrate the skin and further soften the skin at the surface.

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  • Lisa Original review: Apr 28, 2017. Reply

    As a licensed esthetician i can say that we are trained in skin health, dermatologists are not. They are wonderful at diagnosing and treating actual disease but when it comes to skin health and healthy products, they are not as educated in that area. They are also very quick to hand out very powerful medications that most people do not need.
    I have clients that were told by doctors to use baby shampoo, dove bar soap, and other very damaging products for the skin.

    As estheticians we are trained in how the skin works and what is healthy for the skin.
    Those working with dermalogica can give you a complimemtary consultation and skin analysis to determine what products are best for your skin.

  • Mia Original review: Jan 18, 2017. Reply

    I went to a shop using Dermatologica product for facial. I was asked to fill in a form as first-timer. I wrote I have allergy to sunblock. During the facial, I reminded the beautician that I am allergy to sunblock so that she won’t put sunblock on my face. She gave me same sample at the end of the facial, wanting me to try, assure me that Dermatologica sunblock is different from other product, there should be no issue. Few days later, the beautician contacted me if I have tried the sunblock, I said I decided not to try. In the following facial, I did not bring up I have allergy issue on sunblock, I thought it should be known. Few days later the allergy developed, I asked the beautician if there was sunblock applied to me in the last facial, the answer was yes! The beautician asked me to go to the shop, promise me to give me mask and some medicine to apply. I told her I can go the next day before the shop closed. When I arrived there, the shop already closed, though it is still before the closing time. I tried contacting the beautician but no respond. She is still remain silent today.

  • adeola adeniran Original review: Nov 10, 2016. Reply

    I love dermalogica but at some point I am getting rashes and I think it’s coz of the powerbright spf 50. I will have to discontinue

  • Susan Original review: Sep 10, 2016. Reply

    I purchased Dermatologica 50 SPF sport suntan cream and developed severe itching and burning on my skin during several weeks of use. After discontinuing use, the itching and burning stopped. The store where I bought it refused to accept a return or provide any credit or assistance. I telephoned the company and they reluctantly agreed to accept a return and provide me with a product of equal value (of which there are very few). They promised to send me a mailing label at the end of business day of my call. I never received the mailing label.

  • Lauren Original review: Jul 19, 2016. Reply

    I have dry skin and it became so flakey and reacted to anything. I started using dermalogica products and it realy really works. Its the only product that my skin reacts well too. Its important to have them examine your skin and ask as many questions as possible. Its a bit pricey but worth every penny!!!! It also lasted me a year long because i was using it properly. I love this product.

  • Zama Original review: Mar 03, 2016. Reply

    I’m someone with serious skin problem. I have white and black heads, dull and little bit of pigmentation. I’ve tried a number of skin products, didn’t get any help. Usually if I buy a products and start using it I get skin reaction within a week and most of the time it’s skin rash. I decided to try Dermalogica, it’s been a week now and yes my skin reacted but great results this time, my friends and colleagues were able to see the difference just after 3 days, their comments were “looks like you getting a lot of sleep these days, your skin looks bright and fresh” so basically in short my skin is “SMOOTH, BRIGHT & GLOWING!

  • Amy Original review: Jan 26, 2015. Reply

    Fav products:
    1) dermal clay cleanser
    2) active moist
    3) daily microfolliant (more like twice a week)
    4) skin perfect primer (spf30)
    5) overnight repair serum

    = Happy skin 🙂

  • Jamie Original review: Dec 22, 2014. Reply

    Dermalogica is the best skin care line I have ever used. I am 25 and have had acne issues since I was a teenager, tried proactive and all over the counter products, was turned on to this when I was 18 and as long as I’m using Dermalogica my face stays clear as well as looks smoother and less red. I have very sensitive skin with very red and dry areas on my chin and the creases from my nose down to my chin on both sides (like a goatee of red patches). Since I have dry skin, the girls at Ulta tell me the Special Cleansing Gel is the facewash I need, HOWEVER, I only use the Dermal Clay Cleanser now that I have tried both as i have found that it keeps the acne away better and my skin looking beautiful and feeling clean…even though it is recommended for oily skin types it does not overdry my normally dry, red skin. After washing nightly, I spray on the Multi Active Toner then use the Skin Smoothing Cream. I can get away with just using the toner without the moisturizer sometimes and my skin still feels great. I think the combo of the Dermal Clay Cleanser plus Multi Active Toner is a miracle. The clay cleanser also can be used as a mask, so cool, I’m obsessed! I do want to check out some of the other products eventually though, as I see that online there are many more products than I’ve seen at the Ulta by me.

  • Angie Original review: Dec 14, 2014. Reply

    I nust bought the UltraCalming Skin Kit. I told the girl at the spa that my forehead, nose & chin are oily, especially my forehead. At first my forehead was So oily & I tried the SkinPerfect Primer also. I saw what looked to be like skin fluffing off under the primer which I think it’s suppose to do but I don’t want it to show under the primer. Also, by wetting my face & washing it with the UltraCalming Cleanser, my face doesnt feel like it’s been washed. It feels like I haven’t washed it in days. I sprayed on the UltraCalming Mist, which it’s hard to push the sprayer. I called the spay, I was told to hold the Mist in front of my face & spray once, I did this & it didnte spray on the sides of my face. I used a little Barrier Repair, which squirts out a Lot in my hand & mixed it with UltraCalming Serum Concentrate & now my face feels dry & like I haven’t washed it & the first 2 times I used it my forehead was Very oily. I think I was given the wrong kit & I know no one spent much time with me. I was told to use a little Serum Concentrate with Barrier Repair, rub my hands together & rub on my face. I was Not given a Chemical Peel like someone else mentioned they recieved. I just feel like not enough time was spent with me to show me exactly what a little is & to make sure I was being sold the correct kit.

  • Angela Original review: Sep 03, 2014. Reply

    Lucia, I also have very oily skin with a few dry spots. I’ve suffered with severe acne from age 13-29 now. I’ve tried antibiotics and oral acne medications from doctors, clinique, olay, neutrogena, and proactive with very crappy results. My friend dragged me to Ulta five days ago for a Dermologica chemical peel facial. While there I bought the normal/oily skin started set. I’ve been using it every morning and night since then. For me a huge plus is the whole process takes less than 5 minutes (I’m a working single mom so my time is valuable to me). And the results so far? Amazing, honestly I have no words for how nice this is. I have no issue whatsoever paying the higher price for full size bottles once my starter set runs out. PS – the starter kit has enough product to test it out for about 3 weeks so you can really see how it will work for you. I think mine was only about $32…

  • Janna Haron Original review: Apr 17, 2014. Reply

    Hi Amanda, I have been suffering from melasma for 10 years now. Please tell me which products of Dermalogica you have been using.

    Many thanks
    Janna

  • Sarah Original review: Mar 07, 2014. Reply

    I’ve delt with extremely dry/sensitive skin with slight redness for years. I’ve experimented with so many different products and I could never find anything that worked for me. I’ve spent probably hundreds of dollars in search of the perfect products. And let’s face it, I’m not made of money. I’m a 20 year old college student. But, then I discovered Dermalogica. I’ve been using it for awhile now and my skin has improved so much. I find myself wearing little to NO MAKEUP now. I could never leave my house without tons of makeup because I was so insecure about it. I use the essential cleanser every night, I spray on the Multi-active toner before the intensive moisture cream at night, intensive moister balance every morning and night, and the Gentle Cream exfoliant once or twice a week. And I’m going to start trying the microfoliant soon as well. Hope my review can help others with similar skin problems! Goodluck!

  • Edi light Original review: Feb 27, 2014. Reply

    I have very oily skin, and I have used a variety of cleansers that have been too harsh or too mild. I used Dermatologica, but I didnt like how many chemicals were in the product, and it was super expensive. My dermatologist said I should try Citrus Clear. I have never used a product that agreed so much with my facial skin as the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer. It has NO chemical ingredients.

    The big pores on my nose have decreased significantly. I have always had big pores on my nose and it is a surprise for me to see them so small. I was HARDCORE Dermatologica, but Im so happy i switched to Citrus Clear.

  • Eva Original review: Feb 11, 2014. Reply

    I have just purchased my first dermalogica products after battling with acne, sun damage and black spots for almost two years now. I visited a spa for facials in Feb, 2014 and then was introduced to the product. I hope to visit this page again sometime soon after trying out my products and then have some positive comments to post. For now, wish me well, I can’t wait to have a bright, smooth and flawless face.

  • Barbara Original review: Dec 15, 2013. Reply

    I just purchased the Dermalogica age reversal eye complex yesterday and I was reading your review on this product. I, too am in my 60s’ and have very good skin for my age. It was nice to read a review from someone my age who has used this product. It says that it should only be used every other day for the first two weeks. How long have you used it and has it helped your under eye lines and puffiness (if you have that)?

  • Letita Original review: Oct 05, 2013. Reply

    The six step Dermalogica A.G.E Smart kit is fabulous. These have to be the best products I have used. It is worth the money.

  • Wendy Original review: Sep 11, 2013. Reply

    I love Dermalogica products. I am an aesthetician and I retail Dermalogica at my salon. I have sampled many different brands but Dermalogica was my favorite. I have actually been using their products for many years before I opened my salon but still had to compare it to other brands to ensure I was offering my clients the best possible skin care products.

  • Michele Original review: Aug 28, 2013. Reply

    i bought the dermalogica age smart starter kit and there was a sample dermalogica age smart multivitamin power firm cream and i have used it daily soon. Great products. Probably the best skin care product on the planet.

  • Veronica Original review: Aug 19, 2013. Reply

    A fan of dermalogica multivitamin power recovery masque would recommend it to everyone they use it in spas and u can save the cost by doing it at home

  • Lara Original review: Aug 08, 2013. Reply

    I’m 60 next year and want a simple regime for my face. After several years of searching for a skin care brand that worked for me, I found Dermalogica!!! I use a couple of Dermalogica products and I love how they make my face feel. You do not need to overdo it – just stick with a 3 or 4 products that work for you. I bet there are a lot of younger girls using Dermalogica so I am hesitent to mention exactly which products I am using but I would like to anyway so I will say my skin is mature and you might not need to use these precise skin care products I am using, instead opt for something suitable for your skin type. I will also say the Daily Microfoliant is not suitable for my skin as I am sensitive but I have read good reviews about this. I have 4 Dermalogica products that I use daily, ActiveMoist, AGE Reversal Eye Complex, UltraSmoothing Eye Serum and Age Smart Super Rich Repair. There was another multivitamin mask that I used a couple of times but I do not remember what this is called.

  • Erin Original review: Aug 02, 2013. Reply

    Another die hard dermalogica skin care fan. I like the age smart and MultiVitamin products. Also a big fan of the micro foliant – thats probably their best product :). I also wont switch to other products and year it makes your skin feel good. I like the way it feels straight after applying.

  • Pretty Original review: Jul 18, 2013. Reply

    I use Dermalogica age smart skin care products and the daily microfoliant. I find their moisturizers to work perfectly on combination skin types. I have facials done once every 4 months at my local spa and they tell me about any new dermalogica products. I also used the ultra calming cleanser when I suffered from acne a few years ago and even though this isn’t just for acne it has worked very well.

  • Aria Original review: Jun 22, 2013. Reply

    I have been using Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant is for ten years now, and I particularly like how it leaves my skin leaving glowing and radiant. If I don’t use the Microfoliant for then two days my skin looks dull again. It’s also nice to use in the shower with some steam and feels like I’ve just been to my beauty therapist for a treatment.

  • Zoe00 Original review: Jun 21, 2013. Reply

    I am 34 and I have had combination skin and get breakouts on my forehead and noise. The dermalogica daily microfoliant is the only cleanser that keeps my skin looking good. I also use the overnight clearing gel and gentle cream exfoliant on the weekends. I have tried other creams and cleansers but they just make me breakout so I will stick with using dermalogica products for now.

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