In this video Jen from Jersey Beauty Company talks with Victoria from Dermalogica about 3 different Dermalogica cleanser and moisturiser combinations and who they are suitable for. The brand new Active Clay Cleanser features in this video as the best cleanser for oily skin.
When Dermalogica create cleansers and moisturisers they focus on addressing 3 main factors that contribute to happy and healthy skin:
Maintaining and restoring the skin’s lipid barrier
Hydrating the skin
Maintaining the skins microbiome
Victoria explains that all of the Dermalogica cleansers and moisturisers address all of these factors but each combination in this video take a different one of these factors as their primary focus.
To focus on maintaining and restoring the skin’s lipid barrier - dry skin
What is your skin's lipid barrier and why does it need to be maintained?
Think of your skin as a brick wall. The bricks are your skin cells and the cement that holds them all together is the lipid barrier. The lipid barrier is responsible for waterproofing your skin, holding moisture in and stopping irritants from penetrating your skin. As soon as the cement in a brick wall starts to weaken and get chipped away, the wall starts to get weaker. It's like that with your lipid barrier. Once it is compromised, moisture is rapidly lost through the skin causing it to become dry. Dry skin can struggle to function as it should.
So the primary focus for dry skin is replenishing and restoring the lipid barrier. Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Cleanser and Intensive Moisture Balance use a bioreplenish complex to achieve restoration of the lipid barrier. This combination does also address hydration and microbiome balancing. This is the best combination of cleanser and moisturiser for dry skin.
When it comes to addressing skin hydration, it's all about the water content of the 'brick wall' that is your skin. We produce natural moisture within our skin that is kept in the skin for longer if our lipid barrier is good. When our skin lacks moisture our cell turnover slows down, our skin becomes flaky and generally looks less healthy. This is classed as skin dehydration. The combination of Special Cleansing Gel and Skin Smoothing Cream both work to boost hydration within the skin. Special Cleansing Gel balances the skin's pH and Skin Smoothing Cream uses HydraMesh technology to deliver moisture into the skin for 48 hours. This is the best combination of cleanser and moisturiser for normal to dehydrated skin.
Special Cleansing Gelgentle foaming cleanserSkincare500ml: £47.20
To focus on maintaining the skin’s microbiome - oily skin
What is the skin's microbiome?
The skin's microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria that live on our skin. These bacteria have specific functions that help to keep our skin happy and healthy. They are needed to maintain our skin pH and help with cell turnover. When bad bacteria start to take over on our skin our skin's microbiome starts to suffer. Skin can become more oily and this in turn can lead to breakouts.
For oily skin, balancing the skin's microbiome is key. Active Clay Cleanser and Active Moist both contain prebiotic technology that balance bacteria levels on our skin and in turn balance oil production. This is the best combination of cleanser and moisturiser for oily skin.
Active Moist MoisturiserLight, oil-free lotionSkincare100ml: £47.20
Active Clay CleanserPurifying prebiotic cleanserSkincare150ml: £31.50
Finding the right combination of cleanser and moisturiser is key to maintaining happy and healthy skin!
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