Patch Testing Skincare Products

FacemapThere are times when you may want to introduce a new product to your Skincare Regime. You should always patch test new products prior to introducing them to ensure that they are suitable for your skin. This can prevent severe skin reactions and problems that can take a long time to correct themselves and some of which can be unsightly, all of which are unwanted.

Patch testing is a simple method of seeing if a new product, that may contain ingredients you have never tried before, is suitable for your skin. Not all of the steps outlined below are necessary for all products but if you are unsure, have sensitive skin or have had an adverse reaction before, we would encourage you to follow the steps in order.

Patch Testing Skincare Process

If at any point you receive a reaction of any kind, it is likely that you have reacted to one or more of the ingredients in the product and you should discontinue use.

  1. Apply a small amount either to the crook of your elbow or to the inside of your bicep.
  2. Leave for 24 hours.
  3. Examine the area closely and if there is no adverse reaction proceed. Possible reactions include:
    • Redness and swelling
    • Soreness
    • Itching and irritation
  4. Apply a small amount behind an ear.
  5. Leave for 24 hours.
  6. Examine the area as in point 3 and proceed if no reaction.
  7. Apply to a small area of the neck.
  8. Leave for 24 hours.
  9. Examine the area as in point 3 and proceed if no reaction.
  10. Use as prescribed on the areas of concern.
  11. Leave for 24 hours without applying any other skincare.
  12. Use as prescribed and observe any reactions.

Although this process can seem excessively cautious and protracted, and it may not be necessary for all skincare products and all skin types, it could help prevent a serious skin reaction.

Night Creams

Moisturisers We are often asked by our customers which Dermalogica Moisturiser is designed to be used as a night time moisturiser. We thought it very important to explain how and when they should be used.

Dermalogica do not manufacture Night Creams as such. Each of their moisturisers are designed to be used twice daily after your Dermalogica Cleanser, the only important consideration being using the correct moisturiser for your skin and it’s needs. Never the less we realise that some customers prefer a richer moisturiser at night than they do in the morning. This can be achieved in a number of ways.

2 Moisturisers

If you prefer to simply have a morning moisturiser and then a richer evening moisturiser you simply need to use the next richest cream in range. The following should help with your choice:

Morning Moisturiser Suggested Evening Moisturiser
Oil Control Lotion Active Moist
Active Moist Skin Smoothing Cream
Skin Smoothing Cream Intensive Moisture Balance
Intensive Moisture Balance Super Rich Repair

Concentrated Boosters

Dermalogica’s Concentrated Boosters, also known as serums, are a great addition to your moisturiser and can be used twice daily before your moisturiser as a targeted treatment, or combined with your moisturiser for an all over increased effect.

Targeted Treatments

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Concentrate is a great way of targeting specific areas of the face with a predefined dose of antioxidant vitamins. It can be used under your moisturiser or instead of it in the an evening.

Focus on Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

Dynamic Skin Recovery

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery will help you achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser with SPF30. A patented polypeptide combined with Glucosamine and Soy stimulates collagen synthesis, enhances the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species) and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs). White Tea polyphenols regulate the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs brought on by UV rays while tripeptides, stabilized Vitamin C, Yeast Extract and Phytoestrogens help catalyze the skin’s natural collagen production to enhance skin firmness. Advanced sunscreen technology provides critical protection from daylight exposure, yet blends smoothly into skin to create a perfected finish.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery is suitable for drier or prematurely-aging skin and is part of the Dermalogica AGE Smart range.

RRP: £49.70
Our Usual Price: £38.30
Our Offer Price: £36.00
Offer Start Date: 02/12/2009
Offer End Date: 09/12/2009

Dermalogica Power Rich

Dermalogica Power Rich is much, much more than just a moisturiser. Once you have tried this product you will understand why.

Dermalogica Power Rich is between a 5 to 10 week course. You are supplied with 5 tubes that each should last 1 to 2 weeks and once the tube is opened it must be fully used within 2 weeks. The ingredients used are pharmaceutical strength and will deteriorate and loose their effectiveness very quickly.

Dermalogica Power Rich is the ULTIMATE age preventative and skin restoring skin care product. This product is better now than ever as it now contains Dermalogica’s fantastic AGE Smart ingredients. The products key benefits are to stimulate cell renewal rates and optimise skin cell turnover, which in turn will repair any damaged tissue. It will also supply the skin with vital nutrients to help reduce fine lines, whilst resurfacing and regenerating the skin. There are a whole host of other great benefits to Dermalogica Power Rich which are detailed on our website.

When you are using Dermalogica Power Rich you will not need to use a Booster or an Eye Cream as it contains everything your skin will need and can be used around the eyes as well. The only thing you may need to use is a Moisturiser if your skin is dry. You can use this product once or twice a year to give your skin a real boost then return to your normal skin care regime, or you can use Dermalogica Power Rich over a longer period of time.

Focus on Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Concentrate

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Concentrate is a unique skin treatment that delivers a concentrated dose of pure vitamins to help reduce the signs of premature aging. Vitamin A increases elasticity and moisture content, firming and strengthening the skin. Antioxident Vitamin C stimulates natural collagen synthesis to restore suppleness, while Vitamin E promotes healthy tissue regeneration as it slows further cellular damage.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Concentrate is suitable for drier or prematurely-aging skin and is part of the Dermalogica AGE Smart range.

RRP: £36.40
Our Usual Price: £28.50
Our Offer Price: £26.00
Offer Start Date: 25/11/2009
Offer End Date: 02/12/2009