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Melting Moisture Mask

NEW! Melting Moisture Mask

A question: Do you feel sensations of tightness, dryness and sometimes irritation on your skin, especially now the cooler months are here? If you are nodding yes, you’re not alone. You and millions of people worldwide struggle with skin dryness, so welcome to this educational piece to bring you the solutions your skin will thank you for!

The Cause

Many things can impact the skin and cause dryness. Firstly, you can blame your parents, as genetics can play a large role by inheriting a skin producing low volumes of barrier lipids and oil.

Our environment can impact the skin with dryness too. Air conditioning, the heating of your home and a crackling fireplace can all reduce humidity in the air, depleting moisture from the skin and compromising the skin’s protective oils.

Furthermore, as the temperature in our climate drops during Autumn and Winter, the temperature of our showers or baths increases, washing away these vulnerable and vital oils in the skin. 

The Solution

It’s well known that topically applied moisturising treatments can improve skin dryness. Gels and lotions can add vital moisture (or water) to the skin cells. But to add oils to the skin requires a little more consideration from the cosmetic formulator, to ensure the oils can penetrate into the skin.

Light formulas can’t rise to the challenge of deeply nourishing the skin, yet rich oils tend to solidify at room temperature and have a low penetration level within the skin.

Introducing Dermalogica‘s NEW! Melting Moisture Masque
Imagine a super nourishing solid treatment oil that can melt into the skin when it’s “melting point reaches skin temperature? Well you do not need to imagine as this is what Dermalogica‘s NEW! Melting Moisture Masque has to offer. This unique, ultra-comforting skin nourishing treatment contains a unique Melting Point Complex rich in plant butters, waxes and oils. Mango Seed Butter, Mimosa, Jojoba and Sunflower oils begin as a high viscosity paste, but after smoothing over the skin, soon melt deep into those dry, thirsty skin cells to instantly soften and increase luminosity.

Melting Moisture Masque also contains Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, that maintains and restores skins’ lipid barrier, while Vitamin E being a powerhouse antioxidant, neutralises free radicals which lead to premature ageing and irritation.

All these key ingredients condition and smooth providing a sense of nourishment, comfort and relief to a dry skin.

One Unique Advantage
What makes Melting Moisture Masque so unique and nourishing, in addition to the Melting Point Complex, is that it’s a leave on masque. To use, simply apply a pea size product to the fingertips and smooth over a clean skin, allowing the product to melt in. Tissue off excess if needed, or better still, transfer the excess to dry elbows, knees, cuticles and hands. Use Melting Moisture Masque twice a week for the best results.

To create the ultimate skincare remedy for dry skin, pair Melting Moisture Masque with Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Cleanser and Intensive Moisture Balance moisturiser.

A final word
For enhanced results increase oils in the diet from nuts and avocado and dressings using olive oil, along with eating fish at least once a week. What’s more, supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, Chia Seed and Fish Oils can boost lipids internally.

 

Resist the hot shower call and reduce bathing time to keep skin lipids in balance, and always apply your body cream and face cream within two minutes of bathing.  This traps moisture in the skin cells and ensures maximum absorption of your moisturiser.

Lastly, exfoliate the dry dead skin cells with Dermalogica‘s MultiVitamin Thermafoliant or HydroMasque Exfoliant once to twice a week, which will also aid with increased absorption of Melting Moisture Masque.

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WRITTEN BY – Susan Neilon (Dermalogica Senior Educator)

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Fade Dark Spots To Bright

NEW! PowerBright Dark Spot Fader Blog

When we consider what really makes our skin look older, the assumption is it’s the lines, wrinkles and skin sagging. But did you know that dark spots, marks and freckles on the skin, can quite literally add 20 years to your perceived age?

What’s the Story?
How do these marks appear you may ask? Well, these marks can come from a variety of triggers. Flashback through your decades: were you the sporty type; smoked cigarettes; sun baked; suffered from acne? All these events are banked in the memory of the cell that makes these dark spots appear, and sadly, pays you in dividends in the form of dark marks and age spots.

Ageing also causes our skin to appear blotchy in tone. Our pigment producing melanocyte cells naturally decline in their numbers by 6 to 8% each decade after the age of 30, which attributes to the blotchy, mottled appearance of the skin as we get older. Not only that, but skin on more sun exposed areas of the face, neck and the backs of the hands can be prone to the formation of age spots or solar lentigines, due to the melanocytes adapting to excessive UV exposure and consequently, growing larger and grouping together. What we know is that 90% of us will experience age spots after the age of 60.

New Research

Did you know pollution has recently been attributed to the dark marks on the skin? According to recent studies carried out in Germany, skins exposed to high pollution levels had 20 to 22% more dark spots on the cheeks and forehead than those surveyed who lived in very low polluted regions. This breakthrough insight reinforces the importance of pollution removal skincare in the form of water-soluble precleansing oils, as well as the need for dark spot treatments to include powerful antioxidants that protect against pollution.

Introducing NEW PowerBright Dark Spot Serum

New innovation in ingredient technology at Dermalogica has resulted in an incredible, high performing serum to both fade and prevent dark spots. NEW PowerBright Dark Spot Serum is a powerful and safe solution that treats dark spots instantly and overtime, fading dark spots in as little as a few days.

The Ingredient Technology

Hexylresorcinol coupled with Niacinamide drastically reduce pigment in the skin without the negative side effects, giving a more even skin tone. Botanicals Peony and Blueberry reduce dark spots, but are also powerful antioxidants. Shiitake Mushroom – rich in beta glucans – further brightens skin.  Indian Ginseng, a highly potent antioxidant, stops pollution in its tracks, reducing this major trigger, along with the help of the skin-shielding actives. To give the instant results, light diffusing technology reflects light away from the skin, preventing the dark marks from absorbing light, rendering the dark mark to appear lighter.

How to use:
Simply apply 1 pump of PowerBright Dark Spot Serum over a double cleansed and toned skin. Allow 1 minute for absorption and then follow with your Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, or other bespoke Dermalogica SPF day cream.

Professional Brightening Boost
Amplify the results with a Pro Skin Brightening Treatment featured at Pure Indulgence. This results-driven service powers up the results from using PowerBright Dark Spot Serum at home. By further brightening, smoothing, hydrating and illuminating the skin, the Pro Skin Brightening Treatment rapidly reduces the appearance of dark spots.

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WRITTEN BY – Susan Neilon (Dermalogica Senior Educator)

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Your Necks Best Personal Trainer

 NEW! Neck Fit Contour Serum

Think about it, what gives away your age? Is it the face, is it the eyes,
is it the back of the hands? As much as these areas can indicate your age, the
truth mainly lies in the condition of the skin on the neck.

 

Facts about Ageing and the Neck

Why the neck you may ask? Well, let’s do an experiment so you can see
firsthand why the skin of the neck is prone to ageing. First, feel the skin on
your cheek, then move to the skin around your eyes, and now feel the skin on
your neck. Do you notice a difference? These areas all differ greatly in their thickness.
In fact, the neck skin is approximately half the thickness of the cheek skin. Consequently,
this delicate, thin skin is at risk of damage from sun, pollution and most
importantly neglect.

 

Neck Neglect

Ask yourself, do I give my neck the care it needs? Many skincare users
dote on the skin from the jaw, up the face, to the hairline. But the neck and
chest are either completely excluded or limited to leftover product from the
face. Over time, this neck neglect adds years to the perceived age of the skin.

 

New terminology: Tech Neck!

Not only can neck neglect age us, but there is a new term used by both
the professional skin and body industry and the medical community. And it’s
called Tech Neck. This modern-day condition comes from our prolonged use of electrical
devices. Become aware of your posture right now reading this blog – shoulders
slouched, chin tilted down. It’s this repetitive stress which affects not only the
neck muscles, but accelerates the formation of lines on the neck, adding even
more years to the perceived age of the skin.

 

Injectable Treatment Restrictions of the Neck

Many women and men seek injectables such as Botox or Fillers to address
signs of ageing on the face. However, the neck is subject to injectable treatment restrictions,
due to the biological features of the neck muscles. We need its full capability
for bodily functions such as swallowing, talking, expressions and even kissing!
Only small amounts of Injectables can be administered to the neck area, leaving
topically applied products the most viable option for treating the neck.

 

Introducing NEW Neck Fit Contour Serum

A first for Dermalogica: an innovative high-performance serum for the
neck which immediately tightens skin and firms over time. Introducing Neck Fit Contour
Serum…this dynamic treatment comes with next generation technology and is accompanied
by a unique roll-on massage applicator.

 

The immediate tightening effect of Neck Fit Contour Serum is due to the
Flex Lift Contour Technology which forms a weightless, invisible mesh over the
skin. When dry, it not only smoothes and tightens fine lines and reduces wrinkle
depth, but also forms a pollution shield, safeguarding the skin against
premature ageing. 

 

Other Key Actives

  • Rye Seed Extract, Novel
    Palmitoyl Tripeptide 42 and Rambutan Extract
    – a potent
    fusion of actives with Retinol-like results, which visibly smoothes, firms
    and tones skin.
  • Resurrection Plant-Inspired
    Polysaccharide
    – mimicking the drought resistant desert plant, it
    acts as a powerful moisture magnet to plump and smooth, increasing
    hydration of skin on the neck.
  • Griffona Seed – native to
    West Africa, this highly resilient plant defends itself against UV induced
    damage, providing highly potent antioxidant defence to the skin. 

How to use Neck Fit Contour Serum

Neck Fit Contour Serum can be used daily, both AM and PM. Apply to the
neck and chest after cleansing and toning the skin. Simply remove cap, twist
applicator to the “ON” position. Tilt chin up and gently squeeze the tube to
dispense the serum, while rolling over the skin in long upward strokes, from
chest to jawline, moving from one side to the other. After rolling over
the neck and chest once, twist applicator to the “OFF” position so no more
serum is dispensed and continue to roll up and down to provide massage benefits
to the skin and muscles. Hold the pose with chin tilted up until the serum is
dry. Follow with your Dermalogica moisturiser and SPF in the daytime.

 

 

Our favourite daytime treatment to partner with the Neck Fit Contour
Serum is Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50. This 2-in-1 moisturiser is packed with
peptides to firm skin, Hyaluronic Acid to plump, and antioxidants to defend, resulting
in heathy, radiant skin. 

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WRITTEN BY – Susan Neilon (Dermalogica Senior Educator)