Dermalogica’s story dates back to 1983, when skin-therapist Jane Wurwand founded the IDI – the International Dermal Institute. A training and research facility, the IDI focused on driving professionalism and a results-led approach in the skin-care industry.
Three years later, Jane developed her own product line with a vision to promote skin health, not beauty. Truly revolutionary, this line did not contain common irritants and breakout-causing ingredients.
To this day, Dermalogica have not used any cheap chemicals like mineral oil, lanolin, s.d. alcohol, artificial fragrances and colours in their formulas, with IDI remaining an important research arm for improved product development, testing and education.
Dermalogica is now sold in over 80 countries worldwide and has received a total of 324 awards. From the skin-clearing Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant to the makeup-removing Dermalogica Precleanse, the brand offers high-performance products for every skin concern and type.
The Dermalogica Clear Start range is ideal for teens, comprising ‘serious products’ that combine soothing botanicals and medicated ingredients to deliver real results. On the other hand, the Dermalogica Age Smart collection makes for an ‘intelligent investment in your future skin’, boasting advanced ingredients to control and tackle signs of ageing before they start showing. For those who struggle with sensitivity, the Ultra Calming system is a must – containing the exclusive UltraCalming™ Complex, it treats the various triggers of skin inflammation.
All of the brand’s products are made in Southern California, near the brand’s headquarters. This allows them to maintain superior quality standards and to support the local economy.
Dermalogica are recognised as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA. They are also recognised for sourcing palm oil in a way that does not negatively impact local wildlife by the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil.
Ones to Try:
Charcoal Rescue Mask: a fast-acting detoxifying treatment which powerfully removes impurities and brightens the complexion.
Skin Resurfacing Cleanser: with highly active lactic acid as well as antioxidant vitamin E and rose flower oil, this Age Smart formula accelerates cell renewal, enhancing healing and softness.
PowerBright TRx™ Pure Night Moisturiser: a rich cream which works to nourish the skin and restore its luminosity. Enriched with a blend of Vitamin C and peptides, this superb Dermalogica moisturiser also reduces the appearance of pigmentation.
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