Dermalogica Skincare Review

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another beauty review. I’m going over a popular skincare brand: Dermalogica.  This brand is sold at Ulta so it’s easily accessible. They claim to be the number one choice of skin care recommended by skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. I like the brand already, and as always, skin care is one of my favorite things to try. I have crazy skin and typically I have to switch up what I use every couple months because my skin acclimates to what I’m currently using (annoying, I know). BUT it means I get to test out all kinds of products for you, which is super fun. Let’s dive into this.


Dermalogica Skincare Review

These products were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

Dermalogica Skincare Review

Daily Microfoliant — $55, 2.6 oz

Claim: “Rice Bran and Rice Extract gently microfoliate skin surface to facilitate penetration of the Skin Brightening Complex. Papain Enzyme and Salicylic Acid help dissolve excess surface cells. Skin Brightening Complex of Licorice and Bearberry helps even skin tone.”

Dermalogica Skincare Review

My Thoughts: This is pricey. At $55, it is definitely more expensive that some other microexfoliators I’ve used. HOWEVER. Most drugstore exfoliators I have found are WAY too harsh for my skin. I appreciate how gentle it is on my skin. You can DEFINITELY use it everyday without harming your skin, which I can’t say about most drugstore products. I think it did improve my skin texture — I had some unevenness, dry skin, bumps, etc. but after using this for 5 days, my skin texture become softer and less flakey. I don’t know that it really brightened my skin noticeably, but it may with more continued use. I did notice a more even skin tone, redness was less apparent and my dark circles were also toned down. All in all? 8.5/10. 

Pre-Cleanse — $42, 5.1 oz

Claim: “When water is added it transforms this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, easily rinsing away oil-based debris from the skin’s surface and allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, this gentle blend can be used around the eye area to even remove waterproof mascara. Offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions.”

Dermalogica Skincare Review

My Thoughts: I have actually fallen in love with my pre cleanse. This is a huge game changer for taking off my makeup at night. Now, I use a makeup eraser to take off my makeup. It’s just a special wash cloth you can get at Ulta or Sephora you just add water to. I don’t like regular makeup removers because I feel like I rub too hard on my eyes. This cloth solved all my problems – except for waterproof mascara. I usually use waterproof mascara because I have oily eyelids and my mascara will transfer. But I really damage my eyelashes by rubbing so hard on them every night. When I use the pre cleanse before washing my face, it softens the waterproof mascara making it like butter coming off my eyes. It is SO gentle. Even my super sensitive skin loves it. I would give it a 9/10 (only because I feel like I’m going to go through it really fast, so I wish I got more product for $42). 

Photo Replenish Oil — $75, 1 oz

Claim: “Feather-light treatment oil works in three phases to strengthen, hydrate and shield for healthy, luminous skin. Camellia and tamanu oils help restore the skin’s natural barrier. Then, an essential blend that includes orchid flower and chia seed oil smoothes visible lines and locks in critical moisture. Finally, sunflower, rice bran and rosemary extracts create a luminous antioxidant shield against free radical damage.”

Dermalogica Skincare Review

My Thoughts: Ughghghghdhghghsdjhslkjdghlskgh. I tried, guys. I wanted to hate this because it’s so expensive for 1 oz of product. I REALLY TRIED. I went in SO skeptical. But I couldn’t do it. This stuff is incredible. ESPECIALLY if you have dry skin. This will be a GAME-CHANGER for you. The texture is so silky on your skin and my face felt INSTANTLY hydrated. Gahhh. It smoothed my fine lines, it made my skin brighter, it smells amazing… I feel like a wrinkle-free goddess now. I want to give it a 12/10 because I think it actually does everything it claimed to do, but the price makes me drop it down to an 8/10. IF you have drier skin, and no moisturizer has helped you, you need this. 

Hydrablur Primer — $47, .75 oz

Claim: “Blur fine lines and pores, hydrate and brighten for naturally-flawless skin. Lightweight, non-greasy primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky-smooth, luminous finish to skin.”

Dermalogica Skincare Review

My Thoughts: This stuff ROCKS for mattifying skin. We all know I have oily skin, it’s not a new thing, so I am constantly looking for mattifying products to keep my oil at bay during the day. This did a fantastic job. I THINK it might bump by TooFaced Primed and Poreless primer out of my #1 spot. I have used it everyday since receiving it in the mail and I’m dreading the day I run out. Honestly, 9/10. Bumped down just bit because, as has been the trend, $47 for a .75oz primer is expensive. 


Dermalogica Skincare Review

YASSSSS. Ok. I hope this Dermalogica Skincare Review helped you if you’ve been eyeing Dermalogica’s products and haven’t been able to decide what products were worth the dough you have to shell out for them. I really loved each product. I was honestly a little surprised I liked them as much as I did. I thought they were so well made, wonderful formulas and I know how much this brand cares for their customers.

Dermalogica Skincare Review

They have top scientists working on their products, so you can guarantee the quality of the product you are purchasing. You truly do pay for quality (and in my opinion, having a top skincare line is so important. Your face is the first thing people notice so it’s important to take care of it)!

Leave a comment below if you have ever tried Dermalogica, and if you love or hate it!

About The Author

Taylor Mobley


  1. Kathiey | 18th Jul 17

    Great post…thanks for your honest review. I may have to try one of the products.

  2. Jessica | 18th Jul 17

    Their products are my favorite! They are so effective without being harsh!
    xo Jessica

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      I’m so glad you love them! They are PERFECT for sensitive skin.

  3. Jasmine | 18th Jul 17

    I’ve been wanting to use their cleanser but just haven’t purchased it yet since I have so many skincare products right now. Need to finish these before I buy this.

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      Once you finish your products you should absolutely test these out!

  4. Dominique | 18th Jul 17

    That Phyto Replenish Oil is my JAM!!! Love it so much! Their oil-control line is amazing too.

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      I was honestly SHOCKED at how much I loved it!!!!!!

  5. Kristen Jones | 18th Jul 17

    Love your honesty! I love exfoliators that have the rice extract in them. They are so much more gentle on my skin!

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      Yes! And they nourish into the skin instead of sitting on top of it!

  6. Summer @ Coffee With Summer | 18th Jul 17

    I love, love Dermalogica products – so quality and worth it. That primer is one of my all time favorites, and it really does blur imperfections for a great coverage foundation.

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      Yes!!! For me, I need my pores to go away for even makeup coverage so that was huge!

  7. kara | 18th Jul 17

    I have been interested in trying dermalogica for a while now so this review is really helpful for me. I have a ton of skincare products right now but this one is def on my list!

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      I’m so glad! You’ll have to let me know what you think!

  8. Mariah | 18th Jul 17

    Good to know! I have been looking for a new skincare product!

  9. Amy | 18th Jul 17

    I know, I want to hate Dermalogica because it’s so expensive…but everything of theirs I’ve tried is incredible.

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      It’s SO true though. I product pretty much speaks for itself…but my wallet says UGH.

  10. Kristen | 18th Jul 17

    Thank you for the honest review!! The primer sounds like a great product to use, my skin gets very oily too so it sounds like a great product for my skin 🙂

    Kristen |

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      You would LOVE the primer if you have oil skin.

  11. ShootingStarsMag | 18th Jul 17

    I’ve never tried any of these – and I don’t know that I could afford to at the moment – but I’m really glad they actually work so well. If a product is pricey, I want to know it’s worth it!!

    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      I know. The price point is higher than I expected when I first tried them out….but the quality is there and if skincare is important to you, it’s worth it.

  12. Chelsea | 18th Jul 17

    I have never heard of this brand! It sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing, girl!

  13. Joy | 18th Jul 17

    I need to try this! I feel like I have tried every product there is and haven’t found the “perfect” one for my face! If it could bump Too Faced from #1 primer, oh my! It must be amazing! Thanks for sharing such an honest and wonderful review!


    • Taylor Mobley | 18th Jul 17

      You are SO welcome!! I am glad you found benefit it in!!

  14. Bernice | 19th Jul 17

    I absolutely love Dermalogica too! My fiancé has had great results using their products when he had acne

    Bernice | IG @Bunnybernice
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    • Taylor Mobley | 19th Jul 17

      I’m so glad he had great results — the brand is fantastic!

  15. Whitney S | 19th Jul 17

    Wow!! These sound like an amazing products. I love how honest you were. It’s refreshing!

  16. Helen | 19th Jul 17

    Cool! I’ve been looking for great skin products and always want to try out new things. Thanks for the honest review!

  17. Mistle | 19th Jul 17

    I’ve never used this brand before but have thought about it in the last. Their products are a little pricy but when it comes to skincare I am willing to splurge at times. That primer sounds amazing! I too have oily skin and when it comes to using primers, I’m very picky. Great review!! I may have to check some of these products out!

    • Taylor Mobley | 19th Jul 17

      If you have oily skin you will NOT regret buying it. My makeup stays so much longer and I’m praising jesus! LOL

  18. Meghan | 19th Jul 17

    YES! I absolutely LOVE this brand. My fiance does too for his skincare routine. He uses it a lot.

  19. Lily | 19th Jul 17

    I really want to give this line a try. I usually go in for a monthly facial and they always use these products, but they are quite pricey so I haven’t caved yet.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  20. Debbie Shen | 22nd Jul 17

    Great List!
    As from my personal experience,I enjoy the result of Dermalogica microfoliant. There is wonderful radiant glow to my skin too.I like to use them especially on my T-zone.

  21. Maral Alto | 1st Nov 17

    I’ve heard good things about this dermalogica product! Going on my wish ♥ list now.

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