I am pretty brand loyal when it comes to my skincare as I've always had 'problem' skin. It's totally inherited from my parents (thanks for that!) and during my teens and early twenties I got quite fed up with my acne and I would make repeated visits to the Doctors for creams, lotions, tablets. My skin cleared up quite well with the aid of prescription medication but it's still not perfect. I hate the fact that I'm in my late 30's and I still get spots. So which brand is it that I put all my confidence in? It's Dermalogica. A lot of people will say that it's one of the more expensive skincare ranges but for me I can't put a price on my skin looking and feeling good. I can't use cheaper brands found in most pharmacies as they end up being a waste of money, my skin reacts and what follows is a dip in confidence.
I've used Active Moist and Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica for years and have always been happy with them. On my most recent purchase of these two products I was also sent a sample of Precleanse and on tweeting that I really loved it Dermalogica were kind enough to send me a full size bottle.
How do you use it? You dispense a small amount into dry hands and then massage it all over your face including the eye area - it's gentle enough and it can dissolve stubborn eye make-up. Once you've covered your entire face you then wet your hands and it will turn into a milky emulsion. Then rinse. You're then recommended to use your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser following Precleanse.
What do I like about it? I like how clean, soft and smooth my skin feels after using it. I love the smell, there are no artificial fragrances contained in it - it's a kind of Lavender/ Citrussy scent. It's a plant based cleansing oil but don't let the word 'oil' put you off either. It's not going to make your skin oilier, it helps to deal with the excess oil. I'm sure that the oils within the product, olive, apricot and nut oil all combine to give my skin that soft/ smoothness. I feel like my skin is brighter after using Dermalogica products. In general I like how Dermalogica don't take part in any animal testing and I feel like they understand my type of skin and that bad skin isn't only isolated to teenagers!
Check out Dermalogica - there is a tool on their site where you can enter your skin concerns and it will process and give you a recommended product prescription.
Thanks Dermalogica for sending me the product. I wasn't asked to review but I felt I would as it's truly a skincare system that I would recommend and that works.