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3.8

129 products

6,563 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Dermalogica Reviews

Cleansers -Dermalogica -PreCleanse

on 12/9/2018 10:11:00 AM

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I received a sample of this, which lasted me at least 3 weeks. This is an oil cleanser that you dissolve using water. To me, it feels just average: cleans decenty, but definitely not one of the beast things I've tried. I use waterproof makeup and thick sunscreen daily, so the cleansers I use need to be good. As with most oil cleansers, this needs to be followed up by a foaming ne (at least for me).

What really annoyed me about this is the very heavy essential oil-scent. It says "no artificial fragrance", but that doesn't matter - there's A LOT of fragrance in here. It's a mixture of citrus oils and lavender:

Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil

... and I don't like that. There's WAY too much fragrance, to the point that it's stinging my eyes. For the very high price of this, there's no way I would ever purchase it myself. I appreciate no fragrance, or something very mild, is products that are supposed to be skin care.

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Moisturizers -Dermalogica -Skin Smoothing Cream

on 11/30/2018 2:19:00 PM

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Was told by the esthetition that it doesn’t break anyone out.. bologna. I hated all the Dermalogica products she had me buy.. expensive, irritating and not for acne prone skin. Loved the feeling of it on my skin but one month in it broke me out as with all other face moisturizers. Now on tretinoin to clear up this mess.. Super expensive too. Sticking with my neutrogena hydro boost extra dry skin.


Treatments (Face) -Dermalogica -Age Smart BioLumin-C Serum

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This newly released product from their AGE SMART collection is a Vitamin C enriched Serum. It is a mix between an oil and traditional water based serum. You can really smell the chia when you apply this serum which is beautiful, actually smells quite healthy and nourishing. Other than the generous helping of proven skin care actives my only bone to pick is that it contains grapefruit peel essential oil which for me is a problem as they irritate my skin and almost always brings out a pimple or two.

Essential oils are not necessary in my opinion, their is limited research and any real established benefit yet since Dermalogica sells in Spas worldwide they need a spa like product no matter how cosmeceutical it is.

I'd much rather pay less for Paula's Choice and or The Ordinary.

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Scrubs -Dermalogica -Daily Microfoliant

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Dermalogica has had Daily Microfoliant in their range for many many years. It has achieved almost cult status but it's performance is somewhat lacking and not really justified considering the price.

It is in my eyes a very well marketed over priced cleansing exfoliating powder. I think this was novel back in the day when there weren't many physical exfoliators with this kind of texture, appearance and or ease of use. Since then there have been countless exfoliating powders, Bobbi Brown's buffing grains for face is similar to this if not better and then we move onto the fact that AHA/BHA leave on chemical exfoliants have been proven to outperform all physical exfoliating in general.

I do not consider this as an exfoliant agent as such but as an extra cleansing step, I simply do not see what the fuss is with this product and would not likely repurchase. Dermalogica for some reason has some very basic products, with very basic formulas, packaged in boring grey and white packaging and overpriced. They are now owned by Unilever as of 2015.

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Cleansers -Dermalogica -Special Cleansing Gel

on 11/21/2018 5:13:00 AM

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overall: 8/10

This is a decent cleanser. I got a free sample as a gift with purchase - it's a foaming gel cleanser, nothing too exciting. It contains SLS so if you have sensitive skin I would avoid this one. I use it as a second step to wash off my makeup remover (Lush Ultrabland) and any excess makeup still on my face and it does a good job. I just think it's easily dupable with a drugstore cleanser like the Avene Cleanance gel. I wouldn't repurchase because of this.

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