I have heard so many great things about Dermalogica, but I have never got around to getting it all up in my face. I adore cosmeceuticals and have been converted – I don’t really like using much else at the moment. So if I said I wasn’t looking forward to using the brand, I would most definitely be lying.
As an introduction to Dermalogica, I thought the Skin Kit would be a good start. Due to the greasiness of my mug, I opted for the Normal/Oily variation. This kit contains sample sized Special Cleansing Gel, Multi-Active Toner, Active Moist, Skin Prep Scrub and Total Eye Care.
The Special Cleansing Gel* is a great all-round cleanser. It worked well with my Clarisonic , by foaming up just slightly. The gel is light, but removes makeup and dirt like a charm. My face doesn’t feel dry or tight afterwards which is usually what happens after I use a foaming cleanser. So that’s a huge plus. I think that this little guy would be ideal for sensitive skin. I like the cleanser, but to be completely honest, I don’t find it particularly special. There are other cleanser I have used in the past that have given me great results for a fraction of the price.
I love me a facial mist, especially this time of the year. I look for something light, soothing, refreshing and not too sticky. This little guy ticks all the boxes. Full of Aloe, and Arnica, this toner is repairing and hydrating, plus it has a subtle lavender scent.I really love that I have this in a travel size. It is perfect for my handbag and for little refreshing sprays during the day. I find that it works particularly well in conjunction with the Active Moist moisturiser.
Active Moist is a super light-weight, gel like moisturiser that is perfect for my skin. It isn’t too heavy, too greasy and it absorbs quickly without leaving a film on my face. It works really well under makeup and doesn’t seem to cause any breakout or any extra texture to my skin. The only thing that I am not a huge fan of is the scent, it is quite strong and artificial smelling.
This scrub is quite thick and grainy in consistency, with a subtle woody kind of scent. It is a really nice physical exfoliator and polishes the skin nicely, without leaving it tight or dry. Although it does feel rather grainy, it doesn’t seem to scratch or irritate my skin. This little guy is probably my favourite from the skin kit, and I often have to pry it out of my boyfriend’s hands. Winner.
This little baby is really smooth and spreads nicely under my eyes. It doesn’t sting and absorbs relatively quickly, which is perfect for pre-makeup prep. The eye cream isn’t too heavy and has a slight salmon tinted which is really great for dark circles. I really like this eye cream and will look into giving it more of a go to see if it’s worth the moolah.
I also have another few goodies that weren’t included in the starter kit.
Masks are my favourite, especially ones that target my pesky pores. And this one is a winner! This mask leaves my skin clean and fresh. It feels and looks a little less congested. I like to use this mask when my skin is looking a little dull and lack-lustre. I like to think of myself as a mask connoisseur, and Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue mask definitely ticks all the boxes. Probably my favourite Dermalogical product to date.
I have always really struggled with the sunscreen every damn day routine. Not because I forget, or that I don’t care about sun damage. It is because I haven’t found a sunscreen that sits perfectly under my makeup. It usually makes my greasier – if that’s even possible? I break out, stink like chemicals or my makeup just slides right off. But, now I have found this. As the name suggests, It is matte and remains matte for the entire day. It’s light, absorbs quickly, doesn’t clog my pores or leave a white or oily film. It sits perfectly under makeup and doesn’t reduce longevity, but actually controls my t-zone. Completely obsessed!
Since giving my skincare a lot of thought this year, my favourite discovery has been AHA’s and chemical exfoliation. Resurfacing and refining is what I am all about. And these little guys are no joke. These little swipeys fit right on the end of your finger (cute!) and removes any dead skin, unclogs pores and gets to work on my textured skin. I love using these once a day, after cleansing and before moisturising. My skin glows and is left smooth and happy. I simply adore these. If you are having trouble with dullness, oil control, texture and blackheads, I could not recommend these enough.
Dermalogica can be found at adorebeauty.com.au
Have you used the brand before? What is your favourite product?
Here is to happy and healthy skin over the holiday period.
All the best,
*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.