I’ve seen Dermalogica for a while now in stores and never really thought anything of it, I think it could have been because of the packaging i associated it with hard core acne solutions like Proactive and all that crap. So Ive been using TARTE for almost a year now for washing my face and ESTEE LAUDER as moisturiser. I was happy with my routine and didn’t really have any plans to change it up. Until when I made a purchase online I received a few products samples one being Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a rice-based powder that exfoliates skin and helps create smoother and brighter skin. As the back of the jar states.
When trying the Micofoliant NO SHIT it made my skin look a lot better, it looked brighter and clearer after only a few uses of a sample. Yes a tiny sample that had multiple uses! So the sample sold me, I had to buy more. Because I was pretty happy with my TARTE Deep Dive Cleansing Gel I didn’t want to commit to buying all of the Dermalogica products and it turned out that only one product meshed with my skin and the rest stuffed it. So I went to MECCA and bought the Meet Dermalogica Skin Care Kit. This kit consisted of 4 x travel sized Dermalogica products to help create a great daily skin care regime.
4 products skin care kit included;
Special Cleansing Gel (50ml)
“Lathering gel-to-foam formulation deeply cleanses, removing dirt, toxins and impurities, without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. “ I admit I was very hesitant with this because I was worried it would dry out my skin and make me have dry patches on my face. It didn’t (thank FUCK) it helped with a lot of my pimples, which was amazing because I was breaking out BAD at the time.
Daily Microfoliant (13g)
“skin brightening complex aids the process of balancing uneven skin tone, while rice bran and rice extract micro-exfoliate dead cells from the surface of your skin while regulating melanin production. In addition, the calming blend of green tea, ginkgo and colloidal oatmeal remedies inflammation to leave the skin feeling clear and fresh” This by its self was great with brightening my skin but it looked soo good when I used the Microfoliant AFTER the Special Cleansing Gel.
Skin Smoothing Cream (22ml)
“This medium-weight, antioxidant-rich emollient soothes and restores moisture with extracts of mallow, cucumber and arnica, lecithin and aloe vera, retexturises skin with silk amino acids and fights free radical damage with grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E. Complexion is left smoother, more supple and even-toned” The moisturiser I only needed a small amount with and it did moisturise my skin without making it too oily. I have tried others that have made my skin feel uber smooth but it worked in well with all the other products.
Multivitamin Power Firm(5ml)
“Provide targeted treatment and combat fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity with this advanced firming formulation. Developed specifically for these delicate areas of the face, this powerful, antioxiant-rich complex is infused with vitamins A, C and E to soften fine lines and wrinkles, boost elasticity, firm and protect against free radical damage” They eye cream I think was great it did reduce some of my fine lines under my eyes (I’m not the old but after 3 years with very little sleep it looks like its taken its toll) like all eye creams it didn’t get rid of them completely but it did reduce the lines. I never get why people complain about anti wrinkle creams not getting rid of wrinkles, I dont think there is any that can get rid of them completely. Just get Botox if you want to get rid of lines completely.
(All details on products are from back of products as reference)
My overall skin routine now is; Dermalogica fab four products (as I call them) at night because I have a lot more time to concentrate on my skin and take my time. Where in the morning I stick to the TARTE Deep Dive Cleansing Gel as a face wash and the Dermalogica Moisturiser to moisturise to keep it quick and simple. So far over the last few weeks my skin has significantly improved. My skin is more hydrated and the break outs are less dramatic. I still get a little pimple here and there but its not like I have a monster growth on my face. With my skin improving Ive found that my makeup is sitting better on my face and looking less patchy. Since I’ve gotten older Ive taken more consideration into my skin care, I know I should of been looking after my skin many many years ago but ya know I was a slack ass. So Ive actually bought the regular sized Dermalogica skin care products because I was just so so happy with my purchase. Give the Meet Dermalogica Skin Care Kit a go if you are wanting to start a skin care regime and not sure were to start.