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Friday, 1 April 2016
Dermalogica Skincare Skin Hydrating Booster Skin Perfect Primer Total Eye Care
I was lucky enough to win a VIP treatment at Dermalogica Brisbane HQ for a facial and as part of that, they generously gave me these products to try out at home. Weirdly, I haven't actually really dipped my toes into Dermologica skincare beyond the Charcoal Rescue Masque and Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, both of which were amazing. I am also happy to report that my great run with Dermologica skincare has continued with these.

First up... the facial! It started with a full skin analysis to find out what I really needed. No surprises there because it was all about hydration, hydration, hydration! I got the full treatment with a massage, steam, exfoliation, lactic acid and colloidal oatmeal mask and the most gorgeous moisturisers to finish. My skin was ridiculously plump and gorgeous after it that I couldn't stop staring at it. If you want to treat yourself, I would definitely recommend a Dermalogica facial. You can find your nearest spa here. I also want to say a big thank you to Sue who was absolutely lovely and gave me gorgeous skin.

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Dermalogica Hydrating Skin Booster $81
Dermalogica Skincare Skin Hydrating Booster Serum
I was most excited to use this one because my skin is always incredibly dry, so I'm always going to be on board with all things hydrating. It is a thin clear serum and a little certainly goes a long way. I use 8-10 drops for my entire face and neck. I have been using it morning and night for almost a month and there is still tons left in the bottle. It is Hyaluronic Acid based which I love but also has Panthenol to aid in skin repair and hydration as well as Algae Extract which helps to restore moisture and softness. I had my facial over three weeks ago and this serum has kept the gorgeous, plumped hydration around which means it is 100% worth the splurge in my opinion. I have literally found myself marveling at how much more hydrated my skin is lately. Even my makeup looks better! I will definitely be buying another bottle the second this runs out. It is also worth noting that it is way more affordable than most of the hydration serums I have looked at lately.

Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 $66
Dermalogica Skincare Total Eye Care SPF15 Eye Cream
One thing that my facial did reveal (though I did already have a fair idea) is that my outdoorsy childhood of riding horses and being a bit of a rural kid means that my skin already has a lot of irreparable sun damage. As such, I have become much more strict with my SPF. For those of you who think your SPF 15 foundation gives you enough protection, it doesn't! According to this article, you need to apply at least 6 times your normal amount of foundation to get the SPF protection listed on the bottle, not even accounting for the fact it wears of throughout the day. You should be using a SPF 30+ sunscreen on all exposed skin (I apply it on my face, neck, chest, ears and arms) everyday after moisturising. I am loving the amazing and super cheap Sunsense SPF50+ Moisturising Face ($9.69) and Dermalogica also has a great Solar Defense Booster SPF50 ($64) that I tried out after my facial. 

Often though, these sorts of sunscreens are too harsh on the sensitive eye area which is where this amazing eye cream comes in. It includes alpha hydroxy to protect and repair the area and light reflecting properties to reduce the look of dark circles. Of course, I am a bit too young for any eye cream to make a huge difference appearance wise but a SPF eye cream is a huge step to preventing premature aging to the most susceptible area of your entire face. I did notice though that it kept my eye area looking plump and moisturised so I will definitely keep using it.

Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 $69
I didn't even realise that Dermalogica did makeup primers so these little samples were a great surprise. As part of the Age Smart range, this product is designed to smooth fine lines, brighten and prep the skin for makeup. It is quite obviously a silicone based primer because it has the velvety powdery feel and it definitely helps to smooth the surface and fill pores. It also has a neutral tint which leaves a really nice enhanced finish on the skin. I will say that it is heavier than a lot of the primers I have used but I can't deny the smooth, long lasting finish it gave and it weirdly also seemed to beef up the coverage of my foundation. I would say if you have dry, dehydrated and/or aging skin this would be well worth trying out. 

So there you have my review of the lovely Dermalogica Products I got the opportunity to try out. As you can probably tell I was very impressed. It is always worth noting too that while I did receive the facial and products as PR gifts, this isn't a sponsored post and I am under no obligation to write nice things. I honestly really like these and I can see myself buying them again with my own money.

What do I need to try next from Dermalogica? Will you be trying any of these beauties out? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay Rosy.
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