Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer

Dermalogica describes this moisturizer as an ultra-rich phytonutrient moisturizer designed to combat dry skin and reduce the signs of premature aging. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Which sounds exactly what you would think someone would need if they had dry skin except what it did for me was nothing even close to what it claims.
Dermalogica products are found at many spa and salons as their main skincare line for their clients when they come in for facial treatments. I used to use their skin care line about 4 years ago and was not completely unhappy with the results. However I was never completely blown away with the results considering the price point. For example this moisturizer cost me over $60 Canadian, which is a high price to pay for just one of many face products in your daily routine.
Now I did say I had used their products before so when I went to try their line I thought I knew what I was getting. My friend, who is an esthetician knows my skin well and recommended this product for me. The first day I used it was at night before bed with my new aveeno radiance face wash. The next morning I woke up I could barely open my eyes as they were so swollen. I had to ice them for over an hour so I would be able to go into work without looking like Will Smith in the movie Hitch. Unfortunately when I got to work the girls still thought I got into a fist fight but nevertheless ice and benadryl relieved me enough to get through my day. Now this reaction took about 3-5 days to reverse itself and I assumed it was a combination of the face wash and moisturizer. About a month later I attempted once again to try the moisturizer with a face wash I had been using for long enough to know it would not react. I woke up in the morning with half the reaction I had last time (swollen itchy eyes and red patches around my upper lip area).
In conclusion this moisturizer is not worth the $60+ dollars to try to repair dry skin. When you spend money like that you expect great results and you want to sample it before buying. This line of products is so difficult to sample because there is no department store counter to walk up to. Save your money and keep sampling! Ciao xoxo

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