It’s been almost a year since I first wrote about Dermalogica on the blog! Throughout the year I have partnered with Dermalogica to test out multiple products they have sent my way. Prior to partnering with Dermalogica I never really put much thought into my skincare routine, I simply washed my makeup off with any face wash I had at the time and that was the extent of my “skincare routine.” Fast forward to a year later, I now have an extensive skincare routine and I have Dermalogica to thank for that. I’ll be sharing some of my absolute favorite Dermalogica products below that I have been using for over a year now.
PreCleanse - I initially use this to loosen up any makeup, dirt or oil on my face. I apply the PreCleanse directly to my dry face with all of my makeup still on. The PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess oil, sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. This has been a gamechanger in my skincare routine, the PreCleanse preps my face for the best possible skincare routine results.
Special Cleansing Gel - Next up, the Special Cleansing Gel. This is the second step of my skincare routine after the PreCleanse. Once all the makeup, dirt and oil is loosened up from the Precleanse, this soap free foaming gel removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. After using the cleaning gel my face feels super clean and fresh. A few of my friends have borrowed the Special Cleansing Gel and they have fallen in love with it! My sister even uses the Special Cleansing Gel and she is the one who recommended this product to me years ago, but it was a bit pricey for a college student, so I opted for a drugstore face wash. BUT let me tell you firsthand, the difference between a drug store face wash and the Special Cleansing Gel is night and day. My face maintains a balance in moisture, which is crucial for combination skin AND the balm mint and lavender extracts soothe skin. AMAZING.
Daily Microfoliant - After the PreCleanse and Special Cleansing Gel, I apply the Daily Microfoliant. This aids tremendously with my skin discoloration. The Daily Microfoliant is rice-based enzyme powder that 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.
After I complete the three steps above, I will switch off every other night with different eye creams, serums and moisturizers. The above Dermalogica products are the main bulk part of my skincare routine.
Luckily you can try out these three products for yourself of gift them to someone special this holiday season. The glow trio is a giftbox created by Dermalogica that includes the PreCleanse, Special Cleansing Gel and Daily Microfoliant. AND it’s a $140 value for only $90!
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products!