Dermalogica began in the UK 1986 by Jane Wurwand a trained skin therapist new to the American ‘esthetician’ industry, recognised that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States.
While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to beauty so she developed her own.
“The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin care professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute.”
The Dermalogica brand we know today contains a vast portfolio of products and treatments designed to meet the majority of skin care need! From moisturizers to masks, cleansers to acne treatments – there is a Dermalogica skin product that can help look after your skin.
DELVE INTO THE INGREDIENTS
As a brand that puts health first, you can bet that Dermalogica is extremely intentional with its ingredient selection along with the ingredients that are blatantly left out of the equations. Inside many of the Dermalogica formulations, you’ll find the common skin care ingredients like vitamin e and salicylic acid but you’ll also find some other additions that help the Dermalogica skin care products achieve such success.
Rice Bran: When it comes to popular cleansing additives, most are notorious for being harsh and drying to the skin. Dermalogica has found a unique way to combat this by using rice brand and one of its cleansing ingredients. Rice bran works within some Dermalogica cleansers to deep clean the skin while remaining gentle and non-drying.
Vitamin E Oil: One of the key Dermalogica ingredients is vitamin E oil. A known and powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps protect the skin against environmental free radicals and other stressors that are known to cause premature aging of the skin. Vitamin E oil, in particular, works with Dermalogica products to offer nourishment and hydration to skin.
Aloe Gel: Another staple skin care ingredient is aloe gel and it’s one that makes perfect sense to be found throughout Dermalogica skin care products. Aloe Gel is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, right alongside enzymes, amino and fatty acids. This powerful combination of goodness allows aloe gel to rejuvenate the skin while soothing it from common irritations.
Lecithin: When it comes to good skin, whether we’re talking about appearance, fighting the signs of age, or texture, moisture is key. Dermalogica takes hydrated skin seriously as evidenced by the inclusion of lecithin which works inside key Dermalogica products to deeply nourished and repair dry, irritated skin.
Salicylic Acid: And finally, the last ingredient to note can be found infused throughout the Dermalogica skin care products that are dedicated to those with acne prone skin and chronic breakouts. Salicylic acid is a powerful acne-fighting ingredient that helps to combat the bacteria that causes acne breakouts while preventing future breakouts from occurring.
In addition to a number of powerful and highly effective ingredients inside the Dermalogica skin care formulations, we have to make note of the ingredients the brand intentionally leaves out as well as while there are many skin care brands that neutralize some of their best ingredients by adding harmful or irritating chemicals, Dermalogica omits the chemical and additives known to cause harm to the skin.
Inside Dermalogica skin care products you won’t find any synthetic fragrance or dyes, mineral oil, or alcohol and are cruelty free.
LIST OF PRODUCTS I’VE USED – links included to all.
- Prisma Protect SPF 30
- Special cleansing gel R195
- Daily Microfoliant
- Skin Smoothing Cream
- Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
- Stress positive Eyelift (6ml)
- Multi Active Toner
- Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 R870
- Sound Sleep Cocoon (10ml)
- Daily Microfoliant
- Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (10ml)
- Skin hydrating Masque
- Gentle Cream Exfoliant
- Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 (7 ml)
- Rapid Reveal Peel (3 ml)
All of them are fantastic! Some of my faves are:
Special Cleansing Gel – This is my go to face cleanser. It is suitable for all skin types, and I love the foaming element of this cleanser. A little goes a very very long way with this one. There are no harsh ingredients and my skin feels clean and fresh without any tightness.
Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 – Velvety silicones help even skin texture, creating an instantly smooth surface! Pearl Powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint, suitable for all skin tones, to enhance luminosity and radiance. Modern dispersions of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide (physical sunscreens) proved Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB defence without chalky, whitening and drying effects. Contains ingredients to fight skin ageing including Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Matrix Metalloproteinase and Advanced Glycation End-products.
Sound Sleep Cocoon – revitalizing treatment gel-cream transforms skin overnight by optimizing nighttime skin recovery. Tamarind Seed Extract creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin while encapsulated, motion-activated French Lavender Essential Oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning. Other key ingredients include Persian Silk Tree Extract which reduces signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality while Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract provides visibly radiant skin by the a.m.
Daily Microfoliant: A key step in every skin care routine is exfoliating. It’s also a step that many shy away from due to its reputation for being incredibly drying to the skin. The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a popular alternative that is crafted using a rice-based powder as the key exfoliator that’s gentle enough to use every day. When applied to the skin, it gently removes dead skin cells to brighten the complexion and neutralize discolorations. The results is more even toned and radiant skin.
Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque – Ideal for mature, dry and sensitive skins, this masque brings much-needed replenishment to complexions that need it most. Using a potent dose of concentrated Vitamins (including Vitamins A, C, and E) and Linoleic Acid, this problem-solving formula strengthens the lipid barrier while restoring balance and moisture back to the skin. Algae Extract moisturises and softens the skin while a botanical blend of Liquorice, Comfrey and Burdock Extracts soothe and calm, leaving the skin feeling healthier after just one treatment.
Rapid Reveal Peel – Dermalogica’s First at Home Peel. Clinically proven to enhance radiance and visibly improve fine lines, powerful results with no downtime. The professional-grade at-home peel. This convenient at-home peel kick-starts cell turnover for visible radiance – radiant new skin is just below the surface all you have to do is uncover it.
Skin Hydrating Masque – A refreshing, moisturizing masque of calming botanicals and antioxidant vitamins that restores critical moisture to dry, stressed skin. Unique cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture to deliver time released hydration for lasting suppleness. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
As a company founded by a woman entrepreneur in an industry where more women own their own businesses than any other, they know firsthand the power of education and skills training to transform women from job seekers to job creators. They see it daily in the 100,000+ skin therapists they’ve trained, and in the women they sponsor worldwide.
In 2010, they felt it was the right time for Dermalogica as a global company to form a worldwide initiative that would support women entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. After all, that’s the authentic story, which made Dermalogica successful, and reflects the industry of women entrepreneurs.
The following year, Dermalogica launched Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE), which has to date helped more than 70,000 women entrepreneurs, as well as provided educational opportunities and scholarships to young women around the world. FITE has been successfully embedded into the Dermalogica brand as a true reflection of what makes our industry an economic powerhouse for women, and serves as a blueprint for other corporations to follow.
If you are interested in joining the coalition or learning more about the online program, just pop an email to FITE@dermalogica.com.
This year for International Women’s Day, they are supporting skillset training of women, who are rebuilding their lives after experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
Women make up 30% of the homeless population, and in Los Angeles County alone there are currently 16,000 women without a permanent home. Learn more about the Downtown Women’s Center and their workforce development programs.
Click here for what they’ve done so far such as granting scholarships for 58 young women in 11 countries and funding small loans to 103,071 women entrepreneurs to start r grow their business.
Up until recently Dermalogica was only sold in Professional Salons click here for Store Locator and the product now also sells in Next.
Jane Wurwand, Dermalogica founder and chief visionary, explains: “Thirty years ago, we launched Dermalogica with a clear and determined mission – to bring respect and success to the professional skin therapist.”
She continued to say “This mission is as important to us now as it was the first day we started the company. We are extremely proud of our Tribe and all that has been achieved in elevating the industry standard. Raymond and I are excited to be working with Unilever, a company with a long standing history in growing brands and championing philanthropic initiatives. This partnership will provide Dermalogica with the opportunities and resources to take the brand to even greater heights and help us continue our legacy in supporting the next generation of professional skin therapists and women entrepreneurs worldwide.”
Click here for the full press release.
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I’d be lying if I went and said I had a favourite product because I have way more than one! What I enjoy doing is using the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque as I feel it gives tingles on my skin and it feels so soft afterwards! The microfoliant I really enjoy using but limiting it to twice a week now rather than daily but the precleanse and cleansing gel is best for daily use. I then enjoy using the Multi- active toner, skin smoothing cream and stress positive eye lift.
As the number one choice of skin professionals across the world, it’s no surprise that Dermalogica is home to nothing but praise and celebration when it comes to their healthy skin care products. Common Dermalogica reviews applaud the products for being lightweight on the skin and gentle enough to use daily.
Other frequent Dermalogica reviews celebrate the skin care products transforming the feel and appearance of the skin and their ability to solve a variety of common skin care concerns and needs.
I have previously bought the Dermalogica Superfoliant and love that too! Also, when I went for my Dermalogica ProSkin 30 as you can see with my Facebook page link I got to try a couple of other products too – my skin felt so glowy afterwards!