When trying a skincare brand for the first time it can
be difficult to decide what to choose and to know what will work for you.
is a brand I’ve been using faithfully for years because the ingredients
are effective and balance my complexion without irritation and tons of
artificial additives. If you are new to the line it may be helpful to try some
of their kits which target specific skin types such as dry, oily, normal and
acne prone including many options for sensitivity.
First up is a great introductory kit called Meet Dermalogica which contains the
brand’s favorite and most popular products for healthy skin. This box contains
everything you need for a complete regime dedicated to all skin conditions.
Gel: Is a soap-free foaming face wash that removes oil, dirt, build-up, impurities and makeup residue with a non-drying rich lather. It contains plant extracts to nourish with no artificial
fragrance or color.
This exfoliating powder activates with water and gently removes dead cells for smoother, brighter skin. It also contains salicylic acid and
rice enzymes to help control breakouts and blemishes for a polished finish.
Cream: This medium weight moisturizer is formulated to balance
combination/dry skin with aloe, cucumber, vitamins C & E, mallow extract and more! It deeply nourishes and hydrates with rich emollients while protecting against environmental assaults and restoring suppleness. Formulated with
silk amino acids it also helps fight the signs of aging to improve skin texture.
Firm: Infused with a powerful firming complex this cream helps
diminish lines around the eyes and accelerate the repair process with vitamin A,
antioxidants and retinol to improve elasticity.
The Meet Dermalogica Kit retails for $56.00 and the products are the
perfect travel size! Recently I took it with me on holiday to help calm and
sooth my irritated “vacation skin” which flares up during long, drying flights, fatigue,
exposure to UV and other environmental elements. The products greatly reduce the
itchiness, bumps and acne I frequently get while travelling long distances.
If you suffer from acne more frequently then the mediBac Clearing Adult Acne Kit
contains some great products that can be applied both morning and night for effective
all day treatment. I
use this kit along with salicylic acid astringent and the Dermalogica
Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment to abolish pimples quickly.
*Clearing Skin Wash:
This cleanser foams away oil and stubborn acne causing bacteria with salicylic
acid and antiseptic extracts to stimulate exfoliation and clear clogged pores.
It also helps cool inflammation and prevent further breakouts without drying out the skin.
Masque: Formulated with oil absorbing clay this cooling masque absorbs
excess oil, detoxifies and clears congestion to heal, purify and refresh. After rinsing my skin feels
clean, soft and ready to absorb moisture!
This product can be applied in the morning after cleansing and works well under
makeup as a base. The gel can be dabbed
onto problem areas and oily spots to help reduce congestion and clear breakouts
for an all-day matte finish.
Gel: This is my favorite product in the kit because it diminishes the look
of breakouts as you sleep and makes a fabulous spot treatment!
Treatment: This tinted formula helps blur the look of pimples and reduce
redness instantly while healing problem areas. Before I apply makeup I use
this on the spots I want to camouflage and it has a lightweight texture.
*Oil Control Lotion:
Provides an all day matte effect to absorb pore clogging oil and treat pimples
with a range of natural extracts, botanicals and antioxidants.
The mediBac kit
retails for $56.00 and both collections are
gentle on sensitive skin. All of the products are also available in full-size
Another product that is fabulous for summer and winter is the
Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment
to intensely condition, eradicate dryness, and reduce the signs of aging. If you
want to show off your cute mani this lotion is the perfect purse essential and the non-greasy formula nourishes rough cuticles and peeling, damaged nails
while shielding against environmental elements. It also evens and brightens skin with licorice extract, vitamin C & B5, algae, grape seed, ginkgo biloba
and vitamin E for softer, healthier hands. The lotion retails for $36.00.
The Barrier Repair Cream
is a velvety moisturizer that fortifies sensitive skin to help tone
and protect against environmental aggressors that can stress and irritate. This
is great for summer and winter as it revives, hydrates and calms parched,
sensitive skin that has been exposed to UV, heat, cold and harsh winds. It
retails for $56.00.
Dermalogica products can be found at dermalogica.ca
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