Dermalogica Skincare Age Smart – Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.
Age happens to all of us if we are lucky. We all want healthy, young looking skin and to look rested and fresh for longer. Here is where a good skincare routine, preferably from early years comes in place. I find that if you strengthen your moisture barrier, properly cleanse, nourish and protect your skin you will see the benefits for much longer.
I was very privileged to be chosen by Dermalogica Skincare as part of their #skinfluencer program for testing out their new releases and voicing out my unbiased, honest opinions on my social media channels and blog. Basically the program entails me receiving personalized products that cater for my own concerns and age group. I filled first one of their very detailed questionnaires online and based on that i got my customized product prescription. This way there’s no product wasted and i know that i will be able to use everything that’s sent out to me.
In 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin care professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute.
What did i get to try from Dermalogica?
Based on my answers from the online Skin Analysis, i got to try the cleansing system – pre cleanse oil, cleansing gel and daily Microfoliant powder. The Smoothing Cream, the Biolumin C serum and the SPF 30 primer. I committed on using them religiously for at least four weeks to form a proper opinion.
What were my favorites?
By the time i was in my second week of using i had a few firm favorites that i know i will repurchase myself once they run out. Four products really stood out to me: the Pre-Cleanse Oil, the Special Cleansing Gel, the Biolumin C serum and the SPF 30 primer.
I adore using oil based cleansers, so there was no surprise im loving the Pre Cleanse oil. It removes every trace of makeup in seconds, leaving the skin supple and soft. I tend to gravitate between the Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing oil and balm or Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil when im shopping for makeup removers, so ill make sure ill add the Dermalogica into the mix.
Special Cleansing Gel
The Special Cleansing Gel has become a slight addiction. I use it as second step in my cleansing routine, in the shower. I love how economical it is – the bottle is a decent 250ml and you literally need a pea sized amount to get a good froth. It leaves my skin clean but not squeaky, i am feeling fresh and comfortable.
Biolumin C Serum
Biolumin C serum is one of Dermalogica’s new releases – a very potent vitamin C serum that promises to de-age, brighten and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. I used it every morning, i love the glow and luminosity it gives to my skin. I don’t know if im imagining things, but i think i can see a good reduction in my forehead wrinkles and that my skin is looking plumper. Again you need the tiniest drop to cover the face, the slightly oily texture makes it a dream to spread. It sinks in beautifully and i found it didn’t interfere with my makeup.
Skinperfect SPF 30 Primer
Lastly, the SPF 30 primer has became a daily must have in my routine. It creates such a perfect canvas for foundation application, by blurring out the appearance of pores and imperfections. The SPF 30 is great as an addition to your moisturizer, although i wouldn’t rely just on that if you are using vit C products or Retinols. I tend to apply the primer on the center of my face, where i find my makeup rubs off quicker.
Are Dermalogica products value for money?
In my opinion, a resounding yes.
Firstly, if you are smart and buy online from the likes of LookFantastic.com you are almost guaranteed to get a good 15-20% off discount, depending on what offer they have on. Always shop around and have email subscriptions to online shops or salons to get notified about promotions.
Secondly, the products need a minimum application to perform really well. It will probably take about 3-4 months for me to finish off the daily cleansing gel because i need so little to clean my face. So cost per wear is quite good.
Thirdly, the products work. The ingredients and the technology behind it is what made Dermalogica the brand that is today. There are no bells or whistles, they aren’t going for the fancy packaging. I would whole heartily recommend getting a skin analysis done before you purchase, either online or in a salon. This way you minimize the changes of getting a product that is not appropriate for your skin.
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