Dermalogica products... worth the money?

(29 Posts)
GinnyHendricks Tue 26-Apr-16 22:25:07

I had my first dermalogica facial today as they were doing a special offer where I get waxed. My skin feels brilliant, super moisturised even 6 hours later. I've got v dry sensitive skin which has got worse now that I'm 3 months pregnant, it feels tight and itchy in the afternoons at work and then at night.

I've got some samples for the next few days, but tempted to invest in a few of the products the therapist used today, there's a travel pack for £23 that might be a good trial to see what effect it has daily.

My routine at the moment is trial and error; I've tried most of boots at this point! At the moment I'm using a mixture of Garnier Micellar water, Clinique toner and Protect and Perfect serums and moisturisers. My skin feels good for about an hour or two after I've applied it, then it starts to dry out. It's hard to find a routine that moisturises without making me break out!

So... Is it worth investing in the dermalogica range? Is it better just to have it as an occasional treat? And if I go for it, where's best to buy it?

HeyMacWey Tue 26-Apr-16 22:30:14

I used to buy online at the Jersey beauty company. No idea if they still exist.
I swapped to La Roche Posay as a more budget friendly option and didn't notice any difference. That said I think their multi vitamin range is excellent.

I still haven't found a replacement for the daily microfoliant which I loved.

GinnyHendricks Tue 26-Apr-16 22:39:14

Thank you! I'll have a look at the budget friendly options. I'm gonna have to flick through the paperwork to see exactly what she used, and try to work out which were the products I liked the feel of! I have a microfoliant sample, looking forward to trying it myself tomorrow!

Cakescakescakes Tue 26-Apr-16 23:33:00

I love the microfoliant!!

Welshcake77 Wed 27-Apr-16 06:55:09

Definitely worth it in my experience. And if you can afford both, having a regular dermalogica facial really makes a difference.
I love the pre cleansing gel and daily microfoliant. But get a skin mapping done to see what would best suit your skin and go from there.

Indecisivejo Wed 27-Apr-16 08:19:09

I get mine from www.beautythings.co.uk cheapest and great customer care!

You could buy a couple of key things rather than the whole lot, I only use a cleanser and a moisturiser and buy the big sizes 500ml cleanser and 100ml moist which actually work out similar value to a lot of stuff in boots when u compare the size to the price!!!

Indecisivejo Wed 27-Apr-16 08:20:23

What products did she recommend for u?

GinnyHendricks Wed 27-Apr-16 08:48:02

Most of my products were from the ultra calming range, with some super moisturising stuff in there too.

So if I can afford it, facials aaaand dermalogica? I did lay there at one point yesterday thinking I was paying someone to wash my face (as lovely and relaxing as it was!)

GinnyHendricks Wed 27-Apr-16 08:48:06

Most of my products were from the ultra calming range, with some super moisturising stuff in there too.

So if I can afford it, facials aaaand dermalogica? I did lay there at one point yesterday thinking I was paying someone to wash my face (as lovely and relaxing as it was!)

NattyGolfJerkin Wed 27-Apr-16 09:15:35

The one thing that I absolutely rate is the vitamin power recovery mask from the age smart range. It works wonders on hangover skin, not enough sleep skin or just 'urgh' skin. I use it once a week directly after a glycolic fix pad (nip & fab) and the result is really glowy and lovely. I use the nip & fab pads 3 ish X a week so I know it isn't solely the use of the pad (though they are great).

DianaT1969 Wed 27-Apr-16 09:28:26

I found out about Nip+Fab pads on MN and have only been using them 2 weeks but already a big difference. I rub them on my hands after - as suggested by someone - and they have never been softer. If you want baby soft hands they work. Using them 3x per week too.

DianaT1969 Wed 27-Apr-16 09:28:36

I found out about Nip+Fab pads on MN and have only been using them 2 weeks but already a big difference. I rub them on my hands after - as suggested by someone - and they have never been softer. If you want baby soft hands they work. Using them 3x per week too.

GinnyHendricks Wed 27-Apr-16 09:29:32

I'll put the pads on my list too!

KoalaDownUnder Wed 27-Apr-16 09:48:41

This:

www.indeedlabs.com/collections/all/products/facial-powdered-exfoliator

Is a brilliant copy of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. In fact, I prefer it - and it's a fraction of the price!

Indecisivejo Wed 27-Apr-16 10:15:28

Don't mess around with nip fab pads especially if ur skin is sensitive! And ur preg so need to be very gentle and keep ur routine simple!
I've used ultracalming cleanser for years and I use skin smoothing cream. What super moisturising bits were used on you?

Cakescakescakes Wed 27-Apr-16 13:06:13

Koala I actually saw that indeed labs exfoliate the other day and was wondering how it compared do you think it's as good as dermalogica? I love love love the microfoliant but it is so ££££&

Indecisivejo Wed 27-Apr-16 13:09:15

I tried the indeed labs one and found it irritating and very drying

KoalaDownUnder Wed 27-Apr-16 13:41:11

I love the Indeed one. I find it every bit as good as the Dermalogica (which I used for years!)

GinnyHendricks Wed 27-Apr-16 21:59:55

Indecisive yeh I did have a flashback earlier of them saying they wouldn't use any of the acidy stuff on me as I'm pregnant. She did say though that rather my skin was more touch sensitive than reactive to any chemicals, so other than things off the pregnancy list I shouldn't have too many issues.

Looking at the debrief sheet she gave me she's only listed ultra calming and the microfoliant. I really love the feel of the barrier cream sample I have, but she went on a bit explaining about "skin barriers" and it put me off out of sheer hmm

GinnyHendricks Wed 27-Apr-16 22:03:39

All my breakouts have gone today other than two stubborn red patches on the tops of my cheeks and a couple of skin coloured bumps on my forehead.

Worked out that if I breastfeed we save £45 a month on formula (not fact checked but it was in a leaflet from my bounty pack!) so I could totally use that to justify an occasional facial haha! That an the fact I can't imagine I'll be jumping to have a Brazilian wax for sometime after the birth!!

YorkieDorkie Wed 27-Apr-16 22:10:56

I'm training as a beauty therapist at the moment and we use Dermalogica products. I think they're brilliant and going forward will be using them! A little goes a long way.

JasperDamerel Wed 27-Apr-16 22:15:57

I used to use the ultra calming cleanser and the smoothing moisturiser and they were pretty good value because they lasted for ages. But then I started using avocado oil as a cleanser and cheap Aldi moisturiser and the effect is as good.

The multivitamin power recovery mask is fabulous, though.

Savagebeauty Wed 27-Apr-16 22:22:52

I love the ultra cleansing gel which I buy in salon sizes online... Use 3 a year. Daily micriexfolient and age smart moisteriser. I have a facial every six weeks.
I have oustular roseacea and suffer from polymorphic light eruption, and Dermalogica helps keep it at bay. Tried cheaper ones and have just wasted my money

Indecisivejo Thu 28-Apr-16 07:40:36

Barrier repair is nice but it's not a moisturiser! It's fine if you're applying hydrating mists and serums first etc but if u just want a cleanser and moist then I wouldn't suggest barrier relax its not at all moisturising used alone. You could use skin smoothing cream with the ultracalming cleanser or if u want to use the barrier repair apply it on too of skin smoothing or mix the two together in your hands then apply.
I loved the combination of the two together but unfortunately I realised that silicone based products break me out so had to stop using the barrier repair sad

GeorgeTheThird Thu 28-Apr-16 07:47:43

The moisturisers are excellent - I use active moist by day and intensive moisture balance by night. Nothing else is ever as good as these.

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