Dermalogica ultra calming serum

Ultra calming serum

Oh my, where to begin. This review is mainly geared towards the "UltraCalming Kit" as a whole, but just for the serum this will work. Before I used this kit I was a fan of Dermalogica’s ultracalming sunscreen, in fact I loved it. It was easy to apply, had a pleasant scent, and hydrated my skin. After recently being told I had a "tinge" of rosacea I thought I would try out this kit which contained the serum, and because I am also getting married next month, I wanted something that would really help my skin. My skin: Dry to combination, very sensitive, rosacea, with micro acne on forehead. Now I know some have had great success with this kit/serum, but I had the worst reaction with these products. Adding the sunscreen just made it worse. I began using this product on a Friday, and by Monday by face was stinging, red and HOT. I couldn’t wear sunscreen (not just the dermalogica sunscreen) because it just trapped the heat in my face. And just my *hair* touching my face felt like little pricks and itches. After having to go the dermatologist (yeah, it was that bad), with this kit in hand she looked at the ingredients and noted that Primrose oil, the fifth ingredient is a common allergen in sensitive skin, as well as ginger root. And not only that, but sage and lavender in everything! Which has been repeatedly been shown as a potential irritant in many people. I did not have a massive problem with the lavender in the sunscreen, but when I used the entire line it was a nightmare. I have to admit I felt silly (okay..stupid) that I didn’t consider this, but I will admit I fell for the marketing "ultracalming" line with its pretty and clean lavender packaging. There’s such a market for essential oils you sometimes don’t think these could possibly be bad for your skin since they smell so lovely. If this worked well for you then and you have no problems, then by all means keep using it. But if you really do have sensitive skin, and rosacea for that matter, then PLEASE be careful with this product. I took pictures of my ravished face and rather than share it with everyone I’d get a sample and patch test. It’s worth it to your skin, and your pocket book because Dermalogica isn’t cheap! For myself personally I will never use another Dermalogica "ultracalming" product again, and probably stay away from the company as a whole. Because frankly it’s irritating (literally!) that these products marketed for sensitive skin contain ingredients which have been repeatedly known to be harsh throughout multiple studies. I think they thought of "ultra-calming" in a more mental/emotional sense rather than for sensitive skin. **One thing I will say that out of all of those the Barrier Repair did not give me the reaction, but I stopped using it anyway because it added to trapping the heat in my face. Dermalogica Ultra Calming Serum Ingrediants: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Clyclomethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosterols, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Limonene, Linalool.

For over 25 years, Dermalogica have been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation.

The story begins in 1986, when Jane Wurwand, a trained skin therapist, recognised a lack of skin and body therapy education throughout the United States. Believing that many US students entered the skincare industry licensed but under-trained, Wurwand opened a class in Marina del Ray under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI), inviting skin therapists to develop their skills and knowledge. Today, IDI is a renowned international standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training, with 37 locations worldwide.

Wurwand’s work at IDI quickly crystallised the view that there was no product line on the market that promoted true skin health over “beauty” – in setting out to develop her own, Dermalogica was born. The vision was a line free of common irritants and ingredients that would cause skin breakouts; that would improve overall skin health; and that were only available from qualified skin therapy professionals. All Dermalogica products are manufactured in the USA, and have never utilised animal testing.

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I bought this mini set after having a Dermalogica facial and the lady advising me to use the ‘ultra calming’ products, I’d never tried any Dermalogica products before this. I have very dry sensitive skin with rosacea and some texture issues, and have to be really careful about the products I use. The pack consists of four mini products: cleanser, mist, barrier repair (moisturiser) and concentrate serum. Firstly the size of these products are perfect, enough to use to be able to get an idea whether you like them enough and see a visible difference (if any) to the skin. The cleanser is nice, good as a second cleanse, I did try it to remove my make up and it didn’t get everything off, so wouldn’t recommend it as a first cleanse. The mist is good but I’m not keen on the very mild scent, however it did feel cooling and refreshing on the skin, when used. The barrier repair is a gel like moisturiser, easily absorbed into my skin and leaves my skin hydrated after use. The star of this set to me is the serum, I love it so much I’ve bought the full size product, it feels very lightweight and sinks into my skin, some times i’ve not even followed up with moisturiser as my skin has felt so soft and smooth. All in all this set is great, my skin has loved these products, I’ve had no dryness and nil irritation to them and can honestly say that my rosacea redness diminished after a few days of use. The Dermalogica range is a little pricey for the full size, so I recommend buying this set to see if you like them before committing to the full size. Definitely recommend!!!