Last year I wrote about my Dermalogica face mapping and micro zone treatment. A while ago I spent another lovely morning at the Dermalogica store in Wemberly Square as a guest of Bloggers Who Bless, and was really happy to be included. I also looked forward to the opportunity to experience Dermalogica’s products again. I didn’t take photos on the morning, but I did have an updated face mapping done and thoroughly enjoyed giving myself a Dermalogica facial. It’s such a fun experience to give yourself a facial with a whole group of women, and be able to chat and compare throughout. It was a unique experience, and I really liked being able to touch and feel the products first hand. I was sitting next to Cara Fay Glaser (check out her very pretty blog here) who kept me chatting…which I appreciate, since I’m so shy!
I received three product samples (generous ones!) to take home, so I thought I would share my thoughts on the products I have been using for a few weeks.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (R850)
I’m sure everyone has heard of this exfoliator before as it is a bit of a cult Dermalogica product. It’s a rice-based powder which when mixed with water lathers up to a foam and exfoliates your skin without any harsh scrubby particles wreaking havoc on your skin’s protective barrier. Can you tell I’m not a fan of granular exfoliators? I love that this is gentle but thorough, and so comfortable to use. It also contains salicyclic acid which is great for clearing up problem skin like mine. Although it is called Daily Microfoliant, I find I can’t use it daily as my skin gets a bit dry and feels sensitive, so if you’re quite sensitive you can rather use it two or three times a week. I’ve been using it twice a week before I apply masks. I’m very wary of over-exfoliation, but I do love exfoliators and this one ticks all my boxes. I’m not going to lie, the price scares me. But if you can afford it, it’s 100% worth it.
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner (R520)
I’m also a bit of a toner freak (I have about five or six in rotation) and since discovering this spray-on toner I’ve been using it daily. This is a hydrating facial spray containing arnica and cucumber extracts which really does give your skin a moisture boost. If I use a clarifying toner in the mornings, I spritz this on over the top. If I use an AHA based toner in the evening, I sprizt this over the top. It’s so refreshing and rehydrating, and I definitely want to get a full size of this…though I will cry a bit inside when I hand over my credit card.
Dermalogica Active Moist (R580)
I thought this was a nice, sort of run-of-the-mill moisturiser until I read up a little on the ingredients. It is described as an oil-free, lightweight moisturiser, and it does what it says on the tube. It’s hydrating without being oily or heavy, and just feels comfortable to wear. I didn’t realise that it is for combination skin and contains natural astringents (lemon, cucumber and burdock) which explains why my t-zone hasn’t been as shiny lately. I like that it is relatively simple and plant-based, and just does the job without unnecessary bells and whistles.
I have really been enjoying using these products and I love Dermalogica’s whole skincare philosophy. This is definitely a brand for investing in your skin! And a big thank you to Heather from Femme Lifestyle for inviting me!