Dermalogica


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3.8

131 products

6,596 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Dermalogica Reviews

Moisturizers -Dermalogica -Barrier Repair

on 4/23/2019 8:22:00 AM

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Why, oh why is this product so flipping expensive?! I totally have to disagree here with some of the other people that say this does not actually repair your barrier when it is compromised. To me, when I have over exfoliated or gone in too hard with my retin a or vitamin C or any other actives that may be harsh on my skin, and all else burns, this not only is extremely soothing on my skin and does provide a soothing barrier, after using it for a few days in vast quantities at night and a thin layer am under makeup, it DOES heal me. How do I know? Cuz I’m an idiot who doesn’t slow down on the actives and this is kinda the only change I make. YMMV obvi. I have bought this so many times & the packaging is so great because it is keeping the product air safe and light safe. It is NOT only a glorified make up primer filled with silicone’s like Monistat chafing gel or Smashbox because there are soothing oats extracts and all this other malarkey in it. However it IS silicone based. NO water. It is anhydrous. Very interesting gem of a product for people that go commando on the actives must have. Cicapair, etc got nada on this. That, cerave, chemical spf etc burn when this doesn’t. It allows me to carry on my psycho regime and as long as I remove alcohol and go lighter w chemical spf I’m good. Again... everyone is different. My skin can take a beating to find the fountain of youth! I would never waste this though on a daily basis when my skin is doing fine. I only bust this out when it is needed. Therefore, I am not wasting a 1 ounce, $50 moisturizer!!

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

on 4/21/2019 4:44:00 PM

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Not that great of a vitamin C serum. And for the price, it needs to be HG. Dermalogica's Biolumin-C has the stickiest texture. It doesn't feel pleasant on the skin at all. And the results are only meh. I prefer Kiehl's or Ole Henriksen's serums, they both deliver brightness and glow. This Dermalogica serum, not so much.

There are better options out there and I would not purchase this again.

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Lotions/ Creams -Dermalogica -Body Hydrating Cream

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If you've ever walked past or into an Aromatherapy shop then you'll know exactly what this smells like! Demeter could literally bottle this scent as a 'Aromatherapy shop PMU' no kidding. It's so many different essential oil notes it just hits you! The cream itself is actually a lotion...I have no idea why it's labelled as a cream. The consistency is quite runny and absorbs in without a trace of residue which is pretty good going. Having said that I doubt this would be moisturizing enough for drier skin types. I used this on my lower legs which are the driest areas of my body and barely noticed a difference (but keeping in mind almost nothing works on them), but on my arms it was just the right amount of moisture. The instructions state to use on damp skin but I used on dry skin as I'm really not a fan of applying anything to my skin when it's damp, simply becomes too messy.

There are AHA's in here as the description pointedly makes you aware but don't be expecting any kind of tingle, this cream is definitely no Amlactin! The Lactic acid in here is quite weak, as are the AHA's derived from apple and sugar cane in it. Combined they are barely noticeable and lord knows I've tried many AHA products! What I like best about this is the ingredients - tons of essential oils, many of which also have great brightening properties...so if you have any minor or shallow pigmentation on your body or just want it to look more even and glowing I would suggest trying this (the combination of brightening oils and mild AHA's is a good one). Although my trial of it was limited to just a few sachets, a close and trusted friend of mine has gone through several bottles of these over the years and I've seen a difference in her skin tone. This is the only body product she's used and she swears by it. For moderate to more pronounced pigmentation this probably wouldn't do much, if anything at all, best to go for an actual lightening body lotion.

Hard to believe this product has been around for nearly 20 years and I've only just discovered it! I love how fast absorbing and non-tacky it is and also the fragrance...cannot stop sniffing my arm!


Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Athletes Foot Treatment: 'Margaret Dabbs' - Foot Hygiene Cream
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Treatments (Face) -Dermalogica -Gentle Cream Exfoliant

on 3/30/2019 8:08:00 AM

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I bought this product after a year of no chemical exfoliation because I had totally stripped my skin using chemical exfoliants. I took little heed of warnings to use glycolic products infrequently / lightly and ended up totally compromising my skin barrier and still have pretty dry skin as a result. (My skin isn’t even particularly sensitive).

Anyway, upon first getting this it seems I had not learned my lesson - I left it on too long (20 mins) and my face was red, irritated, stinging for about an hour after use.

Now I use it once a week and leave it on for about 8 minutes and the results are fantastic! It leaves my skin smooth, glowing and bright with no tightness or dryness or irritation.

So, great product when used wisely!

One tube lasted me 9-12 months used once every 1-2 weeks so the value works out pretty good.


Treatments (Eye) -Dermalogica -Stress Positive Eye Lift

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Relief in a tube (or sachet in my case). Got this online with a whole bunch of Dermalogica samples and this sachet sample has lasted for 4 uses. It's a slightly cooling herbal/minty-smelling gel which you apply generously around the eye area. Despite the essential oils in this and overall 'mintiness' I didn't experience any irritation or stinging. Initially I didn't find much use for it as on normal days it doesn't do a great deal and my eye makeup balls up when applying over this, however used on a morning when my eyes were slightly puffy, it did help soothe the area and make my skin feel more 'awake'. Also noticed a very slight difference on the puffiness itself, although nothing major. Rather than tissue off as the instructions state I decided to rinse off with cool water to prevent issues with makeup and found it still worked as well. For reference I left on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Without rinsing the only way I could use this is on a night...but the eye area issues I have are confined to the odd mornings so it would defeat the whole purpose applying on a night.
A nice treat for occasional use, I still have a sachet of this spare and will keep in the refrigerator to cool it down and hopefully make the cooling effect even better (works with everything else so why not). Like most Dermalogica products I do find it slightly overpriced and would probably only purchase if on sale. For a fraction of the price I'm much happier purchasing the handy trial sachets on e-bay or elsewhere online, as and when required rather than worrying about trying to use up a whole tube before it expires.

Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Athletes Foot Treatment: 'Margaret Dabbs' - Foot Hygiene Cream
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Ingrown Hair Treatment - 'Priva Shave' - Post Hair Removal Treatment
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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