I know how easy it is to become a skincare hoarder. You try one product advertised by a celebrity to clean your pores and it leaves your skin dehydrated. So, you try an additional moisturising product to compensate for the lack of hydration but it somehow makes you break out. Then, you turn to a high coverage foundation to mask those pimples, but the formula tends to cause dry patches. So, you try another product, and another, and another…
And this vicious circle causes your skin to be a mess and leaves you frustrated. Not to mention how buying all those products can be a huge burden financially. But with so many trendy, miracle-promising products on the market, how can you know which ones to trust? Well, perhaps instead of trusting celebrities paid by skincare brands to advertise their products, we should turn to formulas that are used by people who know skin best – dermatologists and skin therapists. And one such brand is Dermalogica.
What Is Dermalogica?
The Dermalogica product line is one of the main choices of professionals around the globe. This award winning brand is actually developed by the International Dermal Institute which has been offering postgraduate skin therapy training at 38 centres worldwide for over 30 years. The brand is known for its wide range of fragrance free skin solutions that cater to all skin types and target every imaginable skin concern.
If you haven’t heard of this skincare brand, it’s probably because they do not spend millions of dollars on marketing and instead invest most of their budget on rigorous product research and testing. Even though you might not get a fancy jar or bottle to show-off on Instagram, what you’ll get is a product that is a lot more likely to improve the health and look of your skin. So, if you want to start using a skincare routine that’s all about results, these are some of the best Dermalogica products to try.
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding cleansing oils and how gentle they are. Wel, Dermalogica is one of the first brands to come up with a cleansing oil. This oil is recommended to use as the first step of your nightly routine. It’s a special blend of water and oil that allows you to remove makeup gently, even waterproof formulas. You only need to put a few drops onto a cotton pad and lightly wipe your skin for the products to come off. No pressing and no rubbing which can cause your skin to age faster. Once you remove the products and impurities from your face, you can move onto a more thorough cleaning. No matter what kind of cleanser you use, the pre-cleansing oil does not affect the results of any subsequent products you apply. In fact, it helps prepare the skin so that the products can be more effective.
Special Cleansing Gel
The brand’s cleansing gel is 100% soap-free. And soap is one of the worst things you can put on your face. However, unlike many other soap-free formulas, this cleansing gel produces a gentle foam up which makes for a more satisfying washing experience. This is because it contains a naturally-foaming ingredient Quillaja Saponaria which is used as a more skin-friendly substitute to soap. The cleansing gel also contains glycerine to infuse the skin with a healthy dose of hydration. As a result, you can thoroughly remove any impurities on your skin without disturbing its natural moisture balance The formula also contains calming agents such as lavender oil and bergamot oil that help soothe sensitive skin. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is gentle enough to use every day, or even two times a day.
Skin Smoothing Cream
The brand’s skin smoothing cream contains Active HydraMesh Technology helps reduce Transepidermal Water Loss, essentially helping to lock in moisture. The formula also contains ingredients such as hyaluronic acid complex, cucumber, mallow and Arnica which infuse the skin with up to 48 hours of continuous hydration. The cream also acts as a shield from any external factor such as makeup, pollution, wind or sun exposure. It also contains antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and grape seed extract that help brighten the skin and give it a more radiant look.
Are Dermalogica Products Cruelty Free?
This is one of the rare skincare brands that don’t test on animals and is cruelty-free. Additionally, all of their products except for four are vegan-friendly. The brand is also known for using only sustainable and ethically-sourced ingredients in their products. In an effort to help the environment, the company only uses use sustainable packaging. But by the end of 2020, they’ve pledged to use 100% biodegradable and recyclable packaging.