One of the main questions we get at Jersey Beauty Company, when it comes to moisturising is which Dermalogica Moisturiser should I use? And the answer is, as ever, it all depends on your individual skin! Your skin is unique and will have its own unique concerns. That is true of every stage in the skin care process. And it’s true when it comes to moisturising. And your skin is not only unique but it changes – hormonal changes, ageing, the weather and lifestyle all affect your skin.
So whether you’re new to Dermalogica or maybe want to revisit the options, this blog is for you because we’re going to look at the most popular Dermalogica moisturisers and what the differences between them actually are.
How do I use a Dermalogica moisturiser?
Before we get into the individual Dermalogica moisturisers available, we wanted to refresh ourselves on how we moisturise. It’s one of those things that you may feel like you’ve been doing forever, but have never been shown the right way to moisturise.
- Get a blob about the size of a small coin on the back of your hand
- Using your finger tip, stroke in upward circles starting on the cheeks and over the face
- You should be moisturising twice daily, after cleansing and toning
Three things that you must know about Dermalogica products
If you’re new to Dermalogica and are looking for a place to start, then there are three things it helps to know before you start looking into moisturisers.
Premature Ageing - Dermalogica use this term a lot but what does that mean? At Jersey Beauty Company we love our ageing skin. We celebrate wrinkles as a natural part of the ageing process. But only about 20% of what you see as changes on your skin is part of that natural ageing process. Only 20% of the fine lines and wrinkles are as a result of the natural changes to the structure of your skin. That means 80% is the result of damage from climate, pollution and lifestyle. When Dermalogica talk about premature ageing, they’re talking about dealing with the 80% of fine lines, wrinkles and rough dull skin.
Know what 'natural' and 'fragrance free' means – a common misconception, especially from people who have sensitised skin, is the need for fragrance-free skincare products. Dermalogica moisturisers are all formulated using natural fragrances – that doesn’t mean they are fragrance-free. The term 'fragrance' just means free from what are known as 'artificial fragrances.' The truth is most fragrances are distilled and added in a lab. But – Dermalogica fragrances are designed for sensitised skin. A common myth is that sensitive skin needs fragrance-free products – it isn’t actually the case. Sometimes, naturally derived fragrances can be a bit strong for the skin - that is why they are distilled and watered down in a lab!
A.G.E – (Advanced Glycation Ends) – AGE Smart products from Dermalogica contain peptides in them to stop sugar traps in your skin. As your skin ages, this is a common concern and sugar will be trapped in your skin and will damage the collagen and elastin.
Four Dermalogica Moisturisers Compared
We thought we’d take a look at four Dermalogica popular moisturisers to see the differences between the products, to help you understand which might work for your individual skin.
Dermalogica Active Moist – this is great if you have excess oil on your skin. You might have adult acne or have breakouts in a particular area. It has three active ingredients that are astringents and will keep the pores tight. It also has three soothing and hydrating properties which is great to rehydrate the skin, but it’s oil free so won’t clog your skin.
Active MoistLight, oil-free lotionSkincare100ml: £49.50
Dermalogica Super Rich Repair – this is great for chronically dry skin. If your skin is flaky and broken and crying out for extra moisture. This is an AGE Smart product so it is designed for skin over 35 years old as it has peptides. It will also work to improve collagen and elastin levels to firm up sagging skin.
Super Rich RepairSuper concentrated moisturiserSkincare50ml: £75.00
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance – this is great for really dry skin. It has Vitamin A in it, which is a skin balancer. It normalises skin tone, brightening your skin and hydrating dry skin. This is a great choice for younger skin, not ready for the AGE Smart range.
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream – this is our most popular moisturiser. But if you have dry skin, you need to think about how dry it is. If it’s chronically dry you might need one of the previous two we’ve talked about. Skin Smoothing Cream is packed full of great ingredients that will make your skin feel and look amazing.
If you’re ready to try one of our Dermalogica moisturisers you can head over to Jersey Beauty Company to order yours today. You can also find a wider range of Dermalogica products if the ones we’ve chatted about don’t quite fit your skin concerns. And we are always happy to answer any specific questions you might have. Moisturising is an important daily skin care step, make sure you have the right choice for the happy, healthy, remarkable you!
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