Are you familiar with your own skin? Okay, how about comfortable in it? If you're answering no to one or both of these questions, then we want to take a few minutes to acquaint you with a very large part of yourself (the largest organ in the body to be exact). The straight of it is that there are so many different skin types, and you're going to have different needs based on your type. Don't feel like undergoing an intense process of trial and error? Don't worry, we've done your homework for you so you know which two Dermalogica products that go well with your skin type.
If you have....normal skin:
You have no apparent skin concerns and likely a mix of oily and dry skin on different areas of the face.
You Need: Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
Beloved by many, the Skin Smoothing Cream is a moisturizer that meets all the basic moisturizer needs while going above and above the prerequisite. It does wonders with increasing skin softness and smoothness (as promised) without feeling too heavy or greasy - a perfect moisturizer for a normal skin type!
You Need: Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque
As you probably already know, charcoal is one of the most popular go-to ingredients for detoxifying your body. This masque in particular is infused with sulfur to help promote cell turnover. It doubles as a way to get rid of blackheads and impurities and exfoliant that promotes cell turnover as you gently rinse the masque off. It addresses aging, breakouts, dullness…making it a true household staple for the normie.
If you have...sensitive skin:
Your skin is a little more reactionary than most, and it’s harder to find products that don’t irritate your skin.
You Need: Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser
A lot of cleansers on the market are filled with chemicals intended to clean and purify the skin - for sensitive skin, this generally means a reaction of one form or another. The Ultracalming Cleanser is trustworthy for these folks because it helps calm skin associated with reactive or sensitized skin, is formulated without fragrances or colors, and aids in fortifying the skin’s barrier rather than break it down or leave residue.
You Need: Dermalogica Barrier Repair
If you’ve recently suffered from environmental skin damage (wind burn, bug bite, a minimal burn, sun burn, etc.), the Barrier Repair is one of the best moisturizers to help your skin repair its natural barrier in order to protect it from further harm. It soothes and minimizes discomfort, burning and itching without creating any further irritation due to its anhydrous (waterless) formula. Every sensitive skinned individual should have one of these in their home - period.
If you have...dry skin:
Tightness and dryness are signs of skin lacking in enough oil production to maintain hydration.
You Need: Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
Applying this moisturizer on dry skin is like a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Say goodbye to fine lines due to dryness and pre-mature aging - this Vitamin C infused antioxidant moisturizer helps tackle free radical damage and strengthen the lipid barrier to prevent further moisture loss.
You Need: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
With dry skin, you have to opt for something a little more gentle on the skin - cue Daily Microfoliant. By removing excess dry skin cells, you're allowing for moisturizing products to penetrate the skin and maximize absorption. This stuff is gentle enough to get the job done without causing more dryness.
If you have...oily skin:
A blessing and a curse, oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous glands.
You Need: Dermalogica Active Moist
While it may be counterintuitive, oily skin actually does need moisture - and the key with a moisturizer for oily skin is lightweight. Active Moist combats dehydration while remaining oil-free (woot!), making it feel virtually nonexistent on your skin.
You Need: Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub
With oily skin, it's vitally important to exfoliate so that you're not getting an excess buildup of oil. It helps polish the skin, removing surface debris, which allows for the improved absorption of moisturizing treatments (aiding in oil reduction).
If you have...acne prone skin:
You guessed it - your skin is more likely to produce acne.
You Need: Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash
If you've got pesky blemishes making themselves known on your skin, you'll want a cleanser that is going to find the perfect balance of active and calming - that is, something that will treat the acne without aggravating it. The Clearing Skin Wash walks that tightrope perfectly.
You Need: Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel
This product contains a number of acne fighting properties - Salicylic Acid, which helps slough off pore-clogging skin cells to inhibit further breakouts, Tea Tree Oil, which soothes the skin, and a fragrance and color-free formula to prevent further agitation. As a result, oil production is reduced and acne is less likely to form.
If you have...aging skin:
You’re looking to either prevent or slow the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
You Need: Dermalogica Super Rich Repair
This product actually doubles as a KILLER moisturizer for chronically dehydrated skin and stimulator for collagen production. As you can probably tell by the name, it’s pretty heavy, so if you’re prone to oily skin, it may be a moisturizer you want to avoid altogether (the Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a better choice in this case).
You Need: Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift
This fairly new product is already receiving rave reviews from skincare afficianados everywhere. The area around the eyes is very thin, delicate and can make or break your mood depending on whether or not you have baggy lids and dark circles. This stuff de-puffs and lifts so that your appearance is brightened and signs of aging are reduced.
Posted by Sadie Upwall
Project Manager and Editor for the best little beauty business in town.