I only discovered it last year through work when we were a sponsor of the Movember charity event back in November but since then this beaute has me hooked, line and sinker. I started off with samples of a range of stuff... and loved every single bit of it.
Dermalogica is not a pretentious brand that tries to be luxurious by any means nor does it mass market and claims miracle cures... but is dedicated to research and skin health. You may think... hmm I've heard of it but don't know much about it so it's probably not great but if it's anything to go by it's a definite underdog to all the major brands and is trully amazing (I cannot stress how much!). I know I'm still an earlier user of the brand but I know that I will be a loyal customer for sure.
I l♥ve the fact that they are not 'try hard' in the sense of hard selling and they seem so genuine... if you go into one of their labs... you will notice the difference and how it's the whole aura... the sense of trust, understanding and education (it's so hard to describe - one of those things you have to have been there to know what I'm talking about).
The brand and packaging is not overzealous, frilly and in their own words... "not to colour-coordinate with your bathroom". I think to sum the brand up I'd have to use the word - pure.
If you ever do get the chance... i definitely would highly recommend trying Dermalogica... it's better than some luxury brands that frankly you're paying the price for their name.
My Skin Care Routine:
(all links below are from a a trusted site thats cheaper to purchase)
Step 1 - Precleanse
This baby is (my god) fantastic... I'd only recommend it if you are not lazy and can spare another couple of minutes to 'precleanse' but if you do... you'll definitely see and most importantly feel the results.
Step 2 - Cleanse
I use this cleanser as it's great for sensitive skin. It protects your skin from environmental influences i.e. pollution, cosmetic allergies etc. Sometimes I will skip the precleanse and go straight to this cleanser if I've not used make up during the day.
Step 3 - Exfoliate
Voted as In-Style's best beauty buys of 2010 this exfoliator is trully amazing! Far from the normal exfoliators most are accustomed to (granule type) this is extremely gentle (barely there). It brightens the skin making it noticeably smoother. After I've used the cleansers & this exfoliator - the mini white heads around the nose disappears straight away!
Step 4 - Tone
This acts as a toner which is ultra-calming for sensitive skin. It helps with protecting your skin and shield against factors like stress, pollution etc. helping to control skin irritation.
Step 5 - Moisturise Eyes
Multi Vitamin Power Firm 15ml £26.05 (I know!!)
This little baby is to put round the eyes to combat signs of premature aging (those fine lines round the eyes) & to protect your eyesfrom damage and improve smoothness. Though it will probably take a little while before I can notice the difference properly as no miracle cream will say bye bye to lines immediately (they're lying if they say they do)!
Step 6 - Moisturise Face
And finally... this cream is great for dry dehydrated skin to relieve tightness & helps locks in skin's moisture. It tones & improves skin's texture and suppleness. It feels fantastically light on the skin & your skin feels refreshed. Some moisturers feel like it's evaportated and your skin feels like it's disappeared soon after but after applying this wonder your skin still feels supple for ages! ♥ Double Thumbs Up ♥
Though it is a great initial financial investment for sure... I believe it's definitely worth it as the majority of the products lasts for a whopping 9 months! If you divide the cost up per month it's only about £3 each which is not bad as it's quality stuff compared to the cheaper products which you will purchase more frequently.
I believe it's a necessary to keeping my skin looking young & healthy (definitely step in right direction to prevent future Botox costs)! Especially since now I'm 25 and am not getting any younger~
Love T ♥