20 May 2016

6 Steps To Perfect Skin With Dermalogica

If you've ever thought of trying out a new skincare to add to your regime or you've actually just been curious to try Dermalogica, this post is for you. I will be listing out all cult products I own and have trialled. I've always seen Dermalogica, heard about it and never thought much to try their products — mainly because I wasn't sure what to try, or where to start. It's important and good to have a better insight and knowledge on what the brand offers and the range they stock. From my understanding and views, Dermalogica is a brand that strives for providing products with beautiful ingredients as well as results.

I know I was kicking myself for the longest time for not trying out Dermalogica early! From that statement you can tell it has worked wonders for my skin, and I am so glad I have it as part of my regime. I love that they cater to all skin types, there will always be something for you within each of their selections. I even got my boyfriend into using some of the products and he has seen results and it is part of his regime too. His favourite is the Daily Microfoliant!

In today's post I will be talking you through 6 different steps towards achieving the perfect skin and base with these Dermalogica staples.

STEP 1 - *Soothing Eye Make-up Remover

This product is what everyone has basically wished for in an eye makeup remover. An eye makeup remover that caters to removing stubborn mascara and to dissolve all traces of eye and lip makeup, all while strengthening and conditioning your lashes? YES PLEASE! This is the all rounder product, of course you can use it to remove your eye/lip makeup, however I also like to use it even in the morning to do as it claims, strengthen and condition my lashes as it is infused with Silk Amino Acids. Sometimes in the mornings, my eyes need a good pamper. We always think about giving love and care to our face but we tend to forget our eye area needs a bit of love too. 
I use a cotton pad with the eye makeup remover, I let it sit on top of my eye area and press gently to penetrate the product for around 20 seconds. Since doing this almost each morning, I have noticed my lashes are a lot more vibrant and strong. They don't fall out as much as they use to and I can see they have thickened a lot too. This could also be from other lash products I've used. But, I have found doing this step has played a large part to that. 
In terms of removing my eye/lip makeup it performs very well, it doesn't sting or irritate my eyes and I find it removes most makeup quite thoroughly.

STEP 2 - *Precleanse

This is fairly new to me, however, I don't think it requires much use to determine whether it works well for me or not. Oil cleansers, I have tried and used many, I always enjoy majority of them and this one is no exception. I love the types of oil cleansers that turn into a milky emulsion texture once applied with a little bit of water — this does just that! It smells and feels so beautiful massaged into the skin. 
For the rest of my makeup removal or to prep my face, this is the key element to use. It removes traces of excess sebum, makeup, dirt as well as environment pollutants that build up on your skin either throughout the day or night. I love how hydrating and soft this makes my skin feel after each use. It contains an array of beautiful oil extracts from Borage Seed, Kukui, Apricot oil as well as Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils. I use this morning or night for all purposes.

STEP 3 - *Daily Microfoliant

What I love most about this daily gentle exfoliant is how unique it is. It is an exfoliating powder that you activate with water. You pour a coin size amount on the palm of your hands with a few drops of water to turn it into a paste. It feels so finely milled on your skin and because it contains chemical exfoliants you don't need to worry about it feeling scratchy or irritating your skin. 
Not only does it contain many amazing ingredients that I always look out for in all skincare products, it brings you noticeable results. Take my boyfriend as an example, he has acne prone oily skin (I have dry combination to normal skin). He likes to use this daily to remove all excess sebum as well as treating his blemishes with the Salicylic Acid within it. He is quite picky when it comes to skincare products as his face is very thick in texture and not many products work well on him. He prefers cosmeceutical products that contain chemical exfoliants and ingredients, so this is a gem in his eyes. 
For myself, on days where my skin is having a spotty day or is in need of a major pick me up I gravitate to this. It calms down any active pimples with the soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal, as well as removing dead skin cells that have built up around my skin with Rice Enzymes. I can see why this is their best seller!

STEP 4 - *Charcoal Rescue Masque

Charcoal is known to draw out impurities and detox your skin from congestion. Because I have dry combination skin I don't use this masque all over my face, instead only where I find I need it most — the T-zone area. I especially love using this around my nose and chin as I find it really helps control the oil and build up of dirt trapped within my pores. This step is only done once a week. With all Dermalogica products, they always contain extra amazing ingredients for added benefits. Ingredients such as Volcanic Ash, Sea Silt, Bamboo Extract, Niacinamide, Chilean Wild Mint and Alpha Hydroxy Acids is what makes this your go to treatment for detoxified and brightened skin. 
The whole kit and caboodle if you ask me!

STEP 5 - *Solar Defense Booster SPF 50

Sunscreen is a must have within anyone's regime. I can't go a day without putting a good SPF on my face, before leaving the house or applying my makeup. Especially with the harsh UV rays within Australia, there's no risk you want to take not wearing any. These days an SPF 50 broad spectrum is crucial for our environment. As I am fast running low on my other sunscreens, it feels really nice to try out a new one! 
It goes without saying, again, this is more than just a sunscreen, it contains extra ingredients of Green Tea and Grape Seed extracts and Antioxidant Vitamin C. What I enjoy most about using this SPF is how quickly it sinks into the skin without a chalky or oily feeling and doesn't disturb the application of your makeup whatsoever.

STEP 6 - *Hydrablur Primer

I'm all for primers, many people don't understand the reasoning behind using one. Using a primer not only helps with the longevity and application of your base and makeup, but nowadays most primers  have extra benefits entwined within it. Take the Hydrablur Primer for instance, this primer is your all in one hydrating and pore minimiser. 
It helps with oil control as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most "pore filling" primers can block your pores or feel quite silicone like, however the Hydrablur feels lightweight and very hydrating as it contains Abyssinian Oil. It glides onto the skin smoothly and helps provide a perfect base for your foundation to adhere to.
The sleek thin packaging makes for great travelling and it also comes with a tube wringer to get every part of the product out!

What are your favourite Dermalogica products you've tried or use?

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