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Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
Member Name: sparkle1004
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
Advantages: Exfoliates gently leaving the skin smoother and brighter
Disadvantages: The price
What does the product do?
The product promises to improve the texture of the skin using a chemical exfoliant instead of an abrasive one. The product comes in the form of a mask and removes those dull and dead skin cells cells to reveal the healthy and radiant ones underneath. It also promotes cell renewal making your skin feel smooth and to look at good as new. It is free from artificial fragrances and colouring which makes this a good one for those with sensitive skin.
How does it work?
The product contains both Lactic Acid and Hydrolic Acid which slough off the dead skin cells. It also contains Apricot Oil to nourish the skin, leaving it in a better condition and orange and lemon extract to tone and brighten the skin. Lavender oil is included to soothe the skin.
How do you use the product?
The product can be used around once ot twice a week. If you over use it, it can strip your skin of its natural oils. You need to apply the product to skin that has been cleansed so that the formula can work its way deep down into the skin. You need to smooth a thin layer of the product over the face, avoiding the lip, nose and eye area. You then leave it to get to work for ten to fifteen minutes. Once the time is up, the formula needs to be rinsed off thoroughly and then your skin can be patted dry.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the standard white and grey packaging that you see with all of Dermalogica's products. The bottle is white and plastic and it has a grey flip top lid on which is can stand. It has no decoration on the bottle at all and it is plain other than the grey writing which give you some more information about the product. It isn't cheap and it will cost you around £25 for 75ml. It can be bought from your local Dermalogica store or from their online website.
Application and Performance
The product doesn't have much of a skin because none has been artificially added. It has a slight chemical scent but it isn't strong and it won't be enough to put anyone off using the product. The mask is pure white in colour and it is quite thick and creamy. It has the consistency of a thin paste and so you don't need to use much of the product to get a good covering on the face. The mask slides easily onto the skin without any pulling or dragging and it is a quick and easy job. As the mask is white in colour, your face will be coated very noticeably so it's not one you'll want to answer the door wearing. As the formula is thick, you can get on with jobs around the house as you wait for the time to be up as it won't drip and stays in place.
It feels completely comfortable on the skin and it hasn't irritated my face or caused me any discomfort. It doesn't dry out and you can actually forget your wearing it. You can't feel it doing anything at all and it doesn't tingle. The first time that I used the product, this made me question whether it was even working or not. The mask is easy to remove once the time is up and I tend to use a warm damp flannel and then rinse off the excess by splashing my face with warm water. Keep your eyes tightly shut as this stage as it stings if it goes in the eyes. Once my skin was dry, it did immediately feel much smoother. It wasn't tight or dry and some of the flaky skin was gone which made me know it was doing a good job. My complexion looks brighter and healthier to the point where one or two of my friends commented on it. It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes and I think my skin has been a bit clearer since I started to use this.
All in all, this is a brilliant but gentle exfoliator which removed my dead and dull skin cells and left my skin looking radiant and bright. It left my skin feeling smoother and it is quick and easy to use. The only shame is the price but then I suppose you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend this product.
Summary: A gentle cream exfoliator which leaves the skin smoother, brighter and more radiant
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