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How To Build a Routine with Dermalogica

One of the first things you notice about Dermalogica, aside from its iconic grey and white packaging, is how large and comprehensive the range is. If you’re new to the brand, we understand this can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve created a handy guide to help you build your very own routine using nothing but Dermalogica products. Enjoy…

The Basics

Every skin care routine starts with the basics and Dermalogica have an impressive range of suits-all essentials, so let’s start with cleansers. Start your routine with their PreCleanse (an oily formula that gets rid of make-up, sunscreen and impurities) or their PreCleanse Balm (a richer version of the PreCleanse that is ideal for drier complexions) and follow with one of their corrective formulas, such as the best-selling Special Cleansing Gel or the Essential Cleansing Solution, for an effective double cleanse in the evening. For your AM cleanse, use the corrective formula from your second cleanse to remove oils, sweat and dead cells that can build up on the skin overnight.

Another everyday basic that you need in your routine is sunscreen. For day-to-day protection, you can’t go wrong with the Prisma Protect SPF30 which actually improves the skin’s natural environmental defences. Hate the feeling of sunscreen on your skin? Mix the Solar Defense Booster SPF50 into your moisturising cream to add vital protection against sun-induced damage and ageing.

The Skin-Specific Ranges

To make things easier, Dermalogica have split their products into a number of sub-ranges that each cater to the differing needs of the most common skin types and concerns. These are the ones you need to know about:

AGE Smart: active products to combat the signs of ageing such as fine lines, uneven texture and dullness. Key products to try? The AGE Smart BioLumin-C Serum brightens and smoothes the skin, while the AGE Smart Daily Superfoliant is one of the best scrubs to remove environmental stressors and toxins from the skin.

MediBac Clearing: improves blemish-prone skin and helps get breakouts under control. Some of our favourites include the MediBac Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel and the MediBac Clearing Sebum Clearing Masque.

UltraCalming: a super-gentle range that includes products that cool, repair and improve the condition of sensitive skin. If redness and irritation are an issue, try the UltraCalming Barrier Repair or the UltraCalming Serum Concentrate.

PowerBright TRx: this range corrects uneven tone and discolouration to restore clarity to the skin. During the day, use the PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum to regulate pigment formation and, at night, apply the PowerBright TRx Pure Night, which uses a potent blend of brightening actives to revitalise the skin while you sleep.

Clear Start: a range of effective blemish treatments for teens and young adults, using key ingredients like Salicylic Acid and natural clays. The Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask is a fun way to decongest the pores, while the Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser SPF15 keeps the skin balanced throughout the day.

The Problem-Solving Extras

When your complexion needs a bit of extra help to stay clear and healthy, reach for one of Dermalogica’s masks, boosters or exfoliants.

When skin feels depleted and looks tired, slather it in the AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque for 15 minutes to restore moisture, vitality and balance. To brighten, smooth and perfect the skin, commit to the AGE Smart Rapid Reveal Peel, a once-a-week exfoliator that dramatically improves the appearance of the skin. After a long week, decongest problem skin using the Charcoal Rescue Masque. In five minutes, skin looks clear, poreless and calm.

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