BEST OF….Dermalogica! My Top 8 Products.
Happy #beautymonday!! I am so excited for this! I’m going to be doing this more where I take a brand and talk about my top favorite products from that brand. I work on breaking down some ingredients you may not be familiar with, why some ingredients are great or not so great. I will typically share the brands I actually use and like – but if you want to hear some of my not-so-favorite brands, let me know that below and I’ll work on some of that, too! If you want to hear what I LOVE from Dermalogica, check it out:
BEST OF….Dermalogica! My Top 8 Products.
Intensive Moisture Balance (Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer): $44
This lotion has a LOT of skin-loving and moisturizing ingredients. It has ceramides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol. I also like that it doesn’t have a lot of perfume or fragrance and only a small amount of essential oils. All in all, this is an excellent moisturizer! I like this for the colder winter months when my skin gets dry.
Age Bright Clearing Serum (Brightening Clearing Serum): $65
I have used this every day for the last 5 or 6 months to help control my acne. I really believe in this product. It has a high concentration of Niacinamide, which is a vitamin B3 ingredient that helps to promote uneven skin tone and strengthen your skin surface. This is a favorite ingredient of mine. It also has salicylic acid which is an acne clearing ingredient. I wish it had less fragrance and essential oils, but they are lower on the ingredient list.
Age Bright Spot Fader (Brightening Spot Treatment): $45
I have used this product in conjunction with the clearing serum and love this as well. It uses salicylic acid to clear current breakouts, and Niacinamide and Hexylresorcinol work together to fade your acne scarring. I believe that this has been key in fading my acne scars and uneven hyperpigmentation. A little goes a long way.
Biolumin-C Eye Serum (brightening vitamin C eye serum): $70
The main active ingredient in this serum is the Vitamin C. I feel like I can really see this brighten my under eyes after I use it. I’m not sure about the firming properties yet (I’ve been using it about a month), but the brightening definitely works. It has hyaluronic acid in it which helps draw moisture into your under eyes, plumping them up. Unfortunately, it has more fragrance and essential oils that I like in my skincare. I am not personally sensitive to it, but some people are.
Intensive Moisture Cleanser (nourishing cleanser): $39
This cleanser feels REALLY nice on the skin. It’s got a lot of similar ingredients to the intensive moisture cleanser, and has a lot of protective ingredients which help to seal that moisture into the deeper layers of your skin. It has an nice lather and doesn’t feel “stripping” like a lot of cleansers do. Note: it has a LOT of essential oil extracts in it. I don’t love that, but it does smell nice. IF you are sensitive, this may not be the one for you.
Daily Microfoliant (gentle, brightening polisher): $59
I don’t like to use physical exfoliants – but this is a good one. Make sure you work it into a lather FIRST and make sure your face is damp. Otherwise, you risk tearing your face and that is never a good idea. The microfoliant is VERY fine and will leave your skin fresh and glowing. It’s smart to do your serums after using this because you skin will be most receptive to it! You should only do this 1-2x a week.
Sheer Tint SPF20 (lightly tinted moisturizer): $45
I. Love. This. Tinted. Moisturizer. SO MUCH. I am a BIG fan of tinted moisturizers in the summertime because they let my natural skin shine through – like my freckles. It isn’t full coverage, but it gives you such a beautiful skin-like finish. It’s so nice and hydrating and I LOVE that it has SPF.
Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 (sunscreen): $54
This sunscreen uses zinc oxide to protect against the sun. It can go under your regular makeup and it doesn’t have a white cast like a lot of sunscreen does. You should be using sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY, people. Seriously. Every day. Even in the winter. The top wrinkle causer is the sun. Wear sunscreen. Need me to say it again? Sunscreen.
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I hope this helps you get a good intro to this brand. I know it can be difficult to know which products are actually worth it – especially when it comes to pricier skincare. This brand is NOT cheap. There are definitely alternatives. I firmly believe in investing in your skincare – but if you really are on a budget, I will be putting out a post about some awesome drugstore skincare in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!