Dermalogica Reviews

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Are Dermalogica Reviews Helpful?

Reading Dermalogica reviews is one of the first research steps many consumers take when learning about this brand. This company’s skin care products have appeared in many publications, including Men’s Health and InStyle Magazine, which has significantly attributed to the rise in popularity of this brand. A savvy consumer, however, must keep her emotions in check and realize that positive Dermalogica reviews and brand popularity do not guarantee healthy skin. For example, the company offers a variety of products to treat acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, get rid of dark spots on face, and much more.

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And the only way to find the best products for your situation is to first learn which ingredients will work for you, and then finding the products that contain them. On the other hand, relying strictly on Dermalogica reviews could lead to a bad experience. Here are just some reasons why:

Not All Dermalogica Reviewers See a Dermatologist

In today’s day and age, consumers have become very active in researching their skin problems and finding their own solutions to problems. Even 20 years ago, it was very difficult to find information about illnesses and skin conditions, and your only real option was either the library or the doctor’s office. Today’s consumer, however, can find research with just a few clicks of a mouse.

The problem with some individuals who write Dermalogica reviews is that they never fully understood the nature of their problem. The company offers advice to individuals through licensed skin therapists, but they are no substitute for a dermatologist.

Thus some Dermalogica reviewers blindly purchase the company’s products only to spend weeks trying these items in vain. For example, someone dealing with cystic acne is highly unlikely to get rid of the breakouts without professional intervention and the use of high potency antibiotics or retinoids. They may purchase Dermalogica cleansers and acne solutions hoping that this will solve the issue, but their decision may be doomed from the beginning; depending on the severity of their acne, of course.

In the end, they may write a negative Dermalogica review, even though the product wasn’t right for their condition to begin with, and may have been pushed on them by an eager sales person.

Similarly, you may read positive Dermalogica reviews and choose a product based on good feedback. However, your skin condition may be simply untreatable with over the counter products, and may need professional intervention instead. Keep this in mind as you read Dermalogica reviews, because it’s not about how well the product worked for others, but how well it will work for your specific skin condition.

Source of Dermalogica Products

One thing that may be difficult to assess from a Dermalogica review is the source where an individual purchased their products. Although the company actively sells its products through its website and global network of skin therapists, you can also find the items at many online outlets.

Therefore, someone writing a negative Dermalogica review could have had a bad experience because they purchased an expired or counterfeit product, where the active ingredients were simply not potent enough.

In the same way, even if you read hundreds of positive Dermalogica reviews, you must be cognizant of where you purchase the products if you decide to proceed. Finding the cheapest deal could lead you to make a transaction with a questionable distributor, which may end up a waste of money.

Dermalogica Reviews and Your Dermatologist

Lastly, make sure to speak to your dermatologist about any questions you have surrounding this company’s products. For example, when you go in for your consultation, it’s a good idea to bring the list of ingredients for the products you’re considering, and print a handful of interesting Dermalogica reviews for your doctor so that you can discuss your concerns in more detail.

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  1. Lisa

    As a licensed esthetician i can say that we are trained in skin health, dermatologists are not. They are wonderful at diagnosing and treating actual disease but when it comes to skin health and healthy products, they are not as educated in that area. They are also very quick to hand out very powerful medications that most people do not need.
    I have clients that were told by doctors to use baby shampoo, dove bar soap, and other very damaging products for the skin.

    As estheticians we are trained in how the skin works and what is healthy for the skin.
    Those working with dermalogica can give you a complimemtary consultation and skin analysis to determine what products are best for your skin.

  2. Mia

    I went to a shop using Dermatologica product for facial. I was asked to fill in a form as first-timer. I wrote I have allergy to sunblock. During the facial, I reminded the beautician that I am allergy to sunblock so that she won’t put sunblock on my face. She gave me same sample at the end of the facial, wanting me to try, assure me that Dermatologica sunblock is different from other product, there should be no issue. Few days later, the beautician contacted me if I have tried the sunblock, I said I decided not to try. In the following facial, I did not bring up I have allergy issue on sunblock, I thought it should be known. Few days later the allergy developed, I asked the beautician if there was sunblock applied to me in the last facial, the answer was yes! The beautician asked me to go to the shop, promise me to give me mask and some medicine to apply. I told her I can go the next day before the shop closed. When I arrived there, the shop already closed, though it is still before the closing time. I tried contacting the beautician but no respond. She is still remain silent today.

  3. adeola adeniran

    I love dermalogica but at some point I am getting rashes and I think it’s coz of the powerbright spf 50. I will have to discontinue

  4. Susan

    I purchased Dermatologica 50 SPF sport suntan cream and developed severe itching and burning on my skin during several weeks of use. After discontinuing use, the itching and burning stopped. The store where I bought it refused to accept a return or provide any credit or assistance. I telephoned the company and they reluctantly agreed to accept a return and provide me with a product of equal value (of which there are very few). They promised to send me a mailing label at the end of business day of my call. I never received the mailing label.

  5. Lauren

    I have dry skin and it became so flakey and reacted to anything. I started using dermalogica products and it realy really works. Its the only product that my skin reacts well too. Its important to have them examine your skin and ask as many questions as possible. Its a bit pricey but worth every penny!!!! It also lasted me a year long because i was using it properly. I love this product.

  6. Zama

    I’m someone with serious skin problem. I have white and black heads, dull and little bit of pigmentation. I’ve tried a number of skin products, didn’t get any help. Usually if I buy a products and start using it I get skin reaction within a week and most of the time it’s skin rash. I decided to try Dermalogica, it’s been a week now and yes my skin reacted but great results this time, my friends and colleagues were able to see the difference just after 3 days, their comments were “looks like you getting a lot of sleep these days, your skin looks bright and fresh” so basically in short my skin is “SMOOTH, BRIGHT & GLOWING!

  7. Amy

    Fav products:
    1) dermal clay cleanser
    2) active moist
    3) daily microfolliant (more like twice a week)
    4) skin perfect primer (spf30)
    5) overnight repair serum

    = Happy skin 🙂

  8. Jamie

    Dermalogica is the best skin care line I have ever used. I am 25 and have had acne issues since I was a teenager, tried proactive and all over the counter products, was turned on to this when I was 18 and as long as I’m using Dermalogica my face stays clear as well as looks smoother and less red. I have very sensitive skin with very red and dry areas on my chin and the creases from my nose down to my chin on both sides (like a goatee of red patches). Since I have dry skin, the girls at Ulta tell me the Special Cleansing Gel is the facewash I need, HOWEVER, I only use the Dermal Clay Cleanser now that I have tried both as i have found that it keeps the acne away better and my skin looking beautiful and feeling clean…even though it is recommended for oily skin types it does not overdry my normally dry, red skin. After washing nightly, I spray on the Multi Active Toner then use the Skin Smoothing Cream. I can get away with just using the toner without the moisturizer sometimes and my skin still feels great. I think the combo of the Dermal Clay Cleanser plus Multi Active Toner is a miracle. The clay cleanser also can be used as a mask, so cool, I’m obsessed! I do want to check out some of the other products eventually though, as I see that online there are many more products than I’ve seen at the Ulta by me.

  9. Angie

    I nust bought the UltraCalming Skin Kit. I told the girl at the spa that my forehead, nose & chin are oily, especially my forehead. At first my forehead was So oily & I tried the SkinPerfect Primer also. I saw what looked to be like skin fluffing off under the primer which I think it’s suppose to do but I don’t want it to show under the primer. Also, by wetting my face & washing it with the UltraCalming Cleanser, my face doesnt feel like it’s been washed. It feels like I haven’t washed it in days. I sprayed on the UltraCalming Mist, which it’s hard to push the sprayer. I called the spay, I was told to hold the Mist in front of my face & spray once, I did this & it didnte spray on the sides of my face. I used a little Barrier Repair, which squirts out a Lot in my hand & mixed it with UltraCalming Serum Concentrate & now my face feels dry & like I haven’t washed it & the first 2 times I used it my forehead was Very oily. I think I was given the wrong kit & I know no one spent much time with me. I was told to use a little Serum Concentrate with Barrier Repair, rub my hands together & rub on my face. I was Not given a Chemical Peel like someone else mentioned they recieved. I just feel like not enough time was spent with me to show me exactly what a little is & to make sure I was being sold the correct kit.

  10. Sarah

    I’ve delt with extremely dry/sensitive skin with slight redness for years. I’ve experimented with so many different products and I could never find anything that worked for me. I’ve spent probably hundreds of dollars in search of the perfect products. And let’s face it, I’m not made of money. I’m a 20 year old college student. But, then I discovered Dermalogica. I’ve been using it for awhile now and my skin has improved so much. I find myself wearing little to NO MAKEUP now. I could never leave my house without tons of makeup because I was so insecure about it. I use the essential cleanser every night, I spray on the Multi-active toner before the intensive moisture cream at night, intensive moister balance every morning and night, and the Gentle Cream exfoliant once or twice a week. And I’m going to start trying the microfoliant soon as well. Hope my review can help others with similar skin problems! Goodluck!

  11. Edi light

    I have very oily skin, and I have used a variety of cleansers that have been too harsh or too mild. I used Dermatologica, but I didnt like how many chemicals were in the product, and it was super expensive. My dermatologist said I should try Citrus Clear. I have never used a product that agreed so much with my facial skin as the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer. It has NO chemical ingredients.

    The big pores on my nose have decreased significantly. I have always had big pores on my nose and it is a surprise for me to see them so small. I was HARDCORE Dermatologica, but Im so happy i switched to Citrus Clear.

  12. Eva

    I have just purchased my first dermalogica products after battling with acne, sun damage and black spots for almost two years now. I visited a spa for facials in Feb, 2014 and then was introduced to the product. I hope to visit this page again sometime soon after trying out my products and then have some positive comments to post. For now, wish me well, I can’t wait to have a bright, smooth and flawless face.

  13. Letita

    The six step Dermalogica A.G.E Smart kit is fabulous. These have to be the best products I have used. It is worth the money.

  14. Wendy

    I love Dermalogica products. I am an aesthetician and I retail Dermalogica at my salon. I have sampled many different brands but Dermalogica was my favorite. I have actually been using their products for many years before I opened my salon but still had to compare it to other brands to ensure I was offering my clients the best possible skin care products.

  15. Michele

    i bought the dermalogica age smart starter kit and there was a sample dermalogica age smart multivitamin power firm cream and i have used it daily soon. Great products. Probably the best skin care product on the planet.

  16. Veronica

    A fan of dermalogica multivitamin power recovery masque would recommend it to everyone they use it in spas and u can save the cost by doing it at home

  17. Lara

    I’m 60 next year and want a simple regime for my face. After several years of searching for a skin care brand that worked for me, I found Dermalogica!!! I use a couple of Dermalogica products and I love how they make my face feel. You do not need to overdo it – just stick with a 3 or 4 products that work for you. I bet there are a lot of younger girls using Dermalogica so I am hesitent to mention exactly which products I am using but I would like to anyway so I will say my skin is mature and you might not need to use these precise skin care products I am using, instead opt for something suitable for your skin type. I will also say the Daily Microfoliant is not suitable for my skin as I am sensitive but I have read good reviews about this. I have 4 Dermalogica products that I use daily, ActiveMoist, AGE Reversal Eye Complex, UltraSmoothing Eye Serum and Age Smart Super Rich Repair. There was another multivitamin mask that I used a couple of times but I do not remember what this is called.

    • Barbara

      I just purchased the Dermalogica age reversal eye complex yesterday and I was reading your review on this product. I, too am in my 60s’ and have very good skin for my age. It was nice to read a review from someone my age who has used this product. It says that it should only be used every other day for the first two weeks. How long have you used it and has it helped your under eye lines and puffiness (if you have that)?

  18. Erin

    Another die hard dermalogica skin care fan. I like the age smart and MultiVitamin products. Also a big fan of the micro foliant – thats probably their best product :). I also wont switch to other products and year it makes your skin feel good. I like the way it feels straight after applying.

  19. Pretty

    I use Dermalogica age smart skin care products and the daily microfoliant. I find their moisturizers to work perfectly on combination skin types. I have facials done once every 4 months at my local spa and they tell me about any new dermalogica products. I also used the ultra calming cleanser when I suffered from acne a few years ago and even though this isn’t just for acne it has worked very well.

  20. Aria

    I have been using Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant is for ten years now, and I particularly like how it leaves my skin leaving glowing and radiant. If I don’t use the Microfoliant for then two days my skin looks dull again. It’s also nice to use in the shower with some steam and feels like I’ve just been to my beauty therapist for a treatment.

  21. Zoe00

    I am 34 and I have had combination skin and get breakouts on my forehead and noise. The dermalogica daily microfoliant is the only cleanser that keeps my skin looking good. I also use the overnight clearing gel and gentle cream exfoliant on the weekends. I have tried other creams and cleansers but they just make me breakout so I will stick with using dermalogica products for now.

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