The quest for beautiful flawless skin continues and it’s bringing me to brands that I once used to love but have slipped out of the habit. I suppose when you get the opportunity to try out so many beauty products, that you can get overwhelmed with the amount of products that you have. I know that I prefer to keep things unopened until I wish to use them, and I do also like to have quite a streamlined routine. Try as hard as I might, I will never be that person who uses a different skincare product each time I pay attention to my face, however I don’t believe that is a bad thing. My skin can get used to products and in turn they will be effectively doing their job. I’ve had an up to date skincare prescription with Dermalogica and my skincare routine has turned around from a good 12 products to just 4, and my skin has never looked better.
After having ill health with the flu and the awful bug that has been flying around since New Year, my skin has taken the full brunt of it. No matter how hydrating my moisturiser was, it wasn’t sinking in. My skin felt tight, dry and overly oily in places which made no sense with the dryness. Going to see Dermalogica one lunch break was probably the best decision that I had made that week. A facial mapping session to voice my skin concerns, with a mini facial to kick start my new routine and a chance to try out two new products to the range.
After having my skin mapped, I was advised that my skin was generally in a very good condition and that it needed a boost of hydration and some intense exfoliation. The prescription made so much sense to my needs, and as I do listen to my skin, I was really looking forward to seeing what I was going to be prescribed.
We spoke a lot about my existing skincare routine, and how I prefer to use a cleansing balm or a cream cleanser, a good facial oil, an acid exfoliant rather than an exfoliating scrub and that a gel based moisturiser helps when I need hydration. Using my preferences, the results of my facial mapping and the extensive range from Dermalogica, my skincare routine has been built out of just four pieces. The Ultra Calming Cleanser, the Daily Resurfacer, the Calm Water Gel and the Barrier Defence Booster. These products can be used both morning and night and should I wish to add anything else to my routine, this is the base that I need.
The Ultra Calming Cleanser is a gel/cream hybrid that I am really enjoying using. It’s made for sensitive skin so contains no artificial fragrance or colour and it feels so good on my skin. At first I wasn’t sure if it was removing all traces of my makeup because it felt so light and gentle on the skin, but toning afterwards proved there nothing left on my face at all. It does feel very cooling on the skin and in all honesty, I think I am liking the gel hybrid a lot more than just my cream cleanser. As it is made for sensitive skin, I also am not seeing any redness after I’ve cleansed.
I am really enjoying using the Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer as it’s giving me that much needed exfoliation in the cutest way. Within the tin of the Daily Resurfacer are 35 individual doses, each one wrapped in it’s own packet. When you open the packet, a mini finger glove that is saturated in a blend of AHA and BHA’s. I have a big love for using acids to exfoliate, and the Daily Resurfacer brightens, hydrates, smooths and evens out skin tone. They’re so good that I only need to use them twice weekly, meaning I will get a lot more out of the tub.
One of two new products from the Dermalogica range is the new Barrier Defence Booster. Just like the Barrier Repair cream, which I always loved being applied after my micro dermabrasion, it reinforces the skin against irritation. As it’s an oil, it can be added to moisturiser, used alone, or as a double oil/moisturiser treat. MY usual usage is two drops into my moisturiser in a morning, and of an evening I use around 5 drops across my whole face, before a nice layer of moisturiser to sink into my skin overnight. It has helped a lot with my hydration issues, and I find that although I’m adding oil to my face in a morning, it’s just the right amount to not disturb my minimal base makeup throughout the day.
Going back to a gel moisturiser has been such a blessing, and the brand new Calm Water Gel has done wonders to my skin. I love how a small amount of Calm Water Gel transforms into a fluid when it goes onto the skin. It quenches my skins thirst for moisture whilst keeping it hydrated throughout the day. The difference in my skin now, and just three or four weeks ago is insane.
I am going to continue to use just 4 products for the next few weeks to see if I can see any further improvements or if it draws attentions to areas that need highlighting for treating. I think after stripping everything right down, I have a lot more control over my skin. My concerns are being addressed and I’m really happy with how my skin looks. I would never usually leave the house without makeup, but now, I feel so confident and happy with how it looks. Thank you Dermalogca for coming to the rescue yet again!This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.