Why I'm Obsessed: Dermalogica

Honestly, I didn't think about skincare until this past year. I guess something inside of me sparked "OMG you're getting old" when I turned 25, so I did a lot of research to find amazing products that really work. I am a Dermalogica partner, but keep in mind, I wanted to use a variety of their products for a substantial amount of time before sharing with you guys. Dermalogica products have proven their worth in my skincare routine, and I can't imagine my life without them, literally.

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-Special Cleansing Gel- A soap free foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. I use every night after the pre-cleanse balm.

-Pre Cleanse Balm- This water-activated, balm-to-oil version of Dermalogica's top-selling oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Includes a mitt to assist. I use this initially to take off all my makeup - it even gets all of my waterproof makeup. I was gifted this about six months ago and the package came with a white pillow to test out with the balm, because they are that confident that all your make up will come off and leave your pillow free from makeup. My white pillows are make up free when I use this. *big sign of relief*

-Phyto Replenish OilMY HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. This oil has seriously changed the coloration and texture of my skin. I noticed the difference after about two weeks of usage and to this day, I apply with my moisturizer every morning and night.

HOW you ask:

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. 

-Daily Mircofoliant- This has aided in my skin discoloration, here's how: a unique, rice-based enzyme powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal. Their unique Skin Brightening Complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation. Active agents derived from Rice Bran and Rice Extract help to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead cells. A super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal calms inflammation, leaving the skin extraordinarily clear and refreshed.

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-Phyto Replenish OilMY HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. This oil has seriously changed the coloration and texture of my skin. I noticed the difference after about two weeks of usage and to this day, I apply with my moisturizer every morning and night.

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-Age Smart Nightly Lip Treatment- YOU GUYS, who doesn't want to reduce the lines around their lips?!? I sure do, this product has decreased some of the lines around my lips and I am obsessed with this product. I use every night before bed and I can still feel it in the morning!

HOW: Anti-aging lip and perioral treatment smoothes the appearance of laugh and feather lines while you sleep. This rich overnight formula firms, hydrates and restores skin on and around the lips. Indian gentian extract, advanced volumizing technology and sesame seed extract help restore skin volume and reduce the appearance of fine feather lines and wrinkles. Vitamin-rich shea butter hydrates to improve skin elasticity and restore barrier function against visible signs of aging.

-Age Smart Renewal Lip Treatment- A daily treatment with a patented polypeptide restores delicate tissue, minimizes contour lines and helps prevent the signs of aging. I am obsessed with this lip treatment and I apply in the morning and can feel the effects all day.

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-Barrier Defense Booster- My winter fav. This product is brand new, and just in time. The cold winter temps do a number on our skin, but this defense booster literally locks in moisture and makes sure your skin is ready for any weather thrown at it.

HOW: Concentrated oil booster that soothes and moisturizes to restore balance to sensitive skin. Triple defense complex nourishes the skin, relieves dryness and reinforces barrier integrity against future irritation.

-Special Cleansing Gel- A soap free foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. I use every night after the pre-cleanse balm.

-Pre Cleanse Balm- This water-activated, balm-to-oil version of Dermalogica's top-selling oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Includes a mitt to assist. I use this initially to take off all my makeup - it even gets all of my waterproof makeup. I was gifted this about six months ago and the package came with a white pillow to test out with the balm, because they are that confident that all your make up will come off and leave your pillow free from makeup. My white pillows are make up free when I use this. *big sign of relief*

-Dynamic Skin Recovery- A moisturizer with 50 SPF that doesn't make my face feel greasy and stimulates collagen synthesis! Sign me up!

HOW: SPF moisturizer to help combat triggers that lead to skin aging. Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 50. A patented polypeptide combined with glucosamine and soy helps stimulate collagen synthesis, enhances the skin's natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (reactive oxygen species) and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs).

Pictured above all my favorites from the post combined.

Seriously, Dermalogica has improved my skin and I barely wear my full face of makeup. I either wear just foundation or just powder, if any. I used to NEVER EVER leave the house without a face full of makeup because I was so insecure about my skin. My main issue was the discoloration, which has now been fixed thanks to the pyhto replenish oil + mircofoliant. I also struggle with super oily and super dry skin depending on the weather or location- which the barrier defense paired with the dynamic skin recovery have evened out. Another favorite of mine, the lip treatment. My lips always get chapped when fall and winter roll around, but I can honestly say my lips stay hydrated all day thanks to the lip duo.

I highly recommend Dermalogica and encourage you to give them a try. It's never to late to invest in your skin and the prices are reasonable, especially since the products ACTUALLY do what they are meant to do.

Please let me know if you have tried Dermalogica or plan too!

XOXO E,