Panic struck when my acne flared up, painful spots were popping up left right and centre. Having had a terrible experience with Roaccutane when I was younger, I’m eager to keep the spots at bay.
I needed a skincare fix that would help combat the little mountains, a woman in work swears by Dermalogica. It’s a brand I’ve heard repeatedly when looking at acne solutions, I’ve never tried it before so buying a starter kit was the best idea.
I purchased the Dermalogica Oily Skin Kit via Look Fantastic. It contains a Dermal Clay Cleanser (1.7 oz), Multi-Active Toner (1.7 oz), Oil Control Lotion (0.75 oz), Skin Prep Scrub (0.75 oz), Total Eye Care (0.1 oz), and two samples, the PreCleanse (sample) and Skin Refining Masque (sample).
I think the set is good value for money; the full size products are a little pricey so I wanted to see the quality before I splashed out. The sizes are a good size, enough to last you at least 1-2 months.
Dermal Clay Cleanser
I actually love the formula of this cleanser; it’s unlike anything I own. Imagine a very watery clay mask; it’s a great neutraliser which balances the skin out.
I imagined that the toner in this set would be a drying alcohol based one, but this is a lovely refreshing moisture hit.
Oil Control Lotion
I’ve tried a number of these lotions and this isn’t my favourite. Yes, it does leave a nice base for make-up but I don’t think it holds back the oil long enough. By lunch time I’m a little shiny, I would recommend that oily skinned girls use a oil controlling primer and a powder with this product. An alternative would be the La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat.
Skin Prep Scrub
One of the most important things that people don’t realise about acne is that you need to use a scrub once or twice a week. It helps get rid of dead skin cells which might clog the pores and also helps rejuvenate the skin and help scarring. This one is very dense, almost like a microdermabrasion scrub, I wouldn't recommend using this more than twice a week, it might leave your skin a little sore.
Total Eye Cream
This is a tiny sample, didn’t look like much but this product goes far. A tiny dot will cover your eye area. It’s not a stand-out product; it’s much like every other eye cream. I don’t think I’d purchase this in a full size.
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