Dermalogica Festive Skincare Gift Sets 2020

Get your skin glow on this holiday season with fabulous skincare gift sets from Dermalogica.

Suitable for all skin types these professional skincare festive packages are perfect for gifting that someone special serious about their skincare.

Value for money prices make them ideal for stocking up on some of your favourites too!!

Click the link to Shop the collection available Online and In-store at Beauty Vibes    

October 8th, 2020|Blog, Dermalogica|

What are the best Dermalogica products to achieve optimal skin health?

For optimal skin health two fundamental factors are key;

1)  A daily regimen that involves cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising

2) Using suitable products for your skin type.

*In addition balancing a healthy lifestyle will visibly improve your skin’s quality and tone.

Taking Dermalogicas vast range of products into consideration the below cleansing regimes are a simplified approach towards achieving optimal skin health.  The selected regime according to skin type should be done twice daily, (morning and evening) the morning regime include protecting spf formulas whilst evening time formulas work to heal and repair and hydrate skin.

From the outset Drier skin types benefit by using richer formulations enriched with antioxidants. In this way dry, dehydrated skin feels adequately nourished and hydrated without adding excess oils to the skin. The multivitamin and antioxidants in a richer formulation may be more suitable for nighttime, but can also be used daily with the added protection of a broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s important to choose a noncomedogenic formulation since the texture is richer in this case. *Dermalogica products are non-comedogenic, free of artificial fragrances and colours, paraben-free, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free!

Whilst for Oily skin types – the key ingredients to look for in your products will include exfoliating agents eg, Salicylic Acid + Vitamin A.  Clay masks and Sulphur help to absorb excess oils whilst Tea Tree provide antibacterial benefits.  Niacinamide improves skin texture and water-based products are essential for oily skin types to help hydrate and rebalance skin.

*If you are unsure of your skin type why not get in contact to arrange a FREE Skin Consultation 

The key Dermalogica facial skincare products as detailed in the individual regimes below when used daily will effectively treat specific skin types in particular normal/dry skin, menopausal mature skin and oily acne skin conditions.

CLEANSING ROUTINE FOR NORMAL / DRY SKIN

PreCleanse

PreCleanse: This oil based cleanser which turns milky when emulsified with water removes surface daily grime and makeup and prepares skin for thorough skin cell second cleanse.
How to use:
Dispense into dry hands. Massage over dry face and eyes to dissolve surface oil and dirt. Concentrate on areas of congestion or stubborn debris. Wet hands and continue massaging to create a light, milky emulsion. Rinse away with lukewarm water or use dampened cotton discs to remove.  *Use daily morning and evening

Special Cleansing Gel

Special Cleansing Gel: This refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. It gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean.
How to use:
Following the removal of PreCleanse, gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat to thoroughly cleanse skin. Rinse with warm water. *Use daily morning and evening

 

Daily Microfoliant

Daily Microfoliant: Gentle but effective this iconic pulverized ultra-fine powder, when mixed with water it micro exfoliates to safely remove dulling surface debris from skin and when used daily skin feels smoother and looks brighter
How to use:
Dispense about a half-teaspoon of Daily Microfoliant into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. *Use daily once a day.

Tip– If short on time mix second cleanse i.e. Special Cleansing Gel into Daily Microfoliant paste to save time

Or,  for drier flaky skin types use an alternative exfoliator i.e:

Gentle cream exfoliant

Gentle Cream Exfoliant: This cream based exfoliator on application feels gentle on skin however it is infact a true powerhouse exfoliator containing a combination of enzymes (papain) and sulphur and alpha hydroxy acids (Lactic) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (Salicylic) that effectively detach surface dead skin cells bonds and resurface skin.
How to use:
Apply like a mask to full face avoiding eye area or concentrate on areas of congestion and dry skin areas. Leave on skin for up to 10-15mins. *Use once or twice a week.

*Exfoliating is a key factor in treating dry skin. Once surface dead skin cells are removed moisturiser can penetrate deeper and work better to nourish and hydrate skin

total eye care spf15

Total Eye Care SPF15 –An effective day time eye cream that really ticks all the boxes. Contains light-reflecting mica and Lactic an exfoliating, hydrating active ingredient that helps to keep the delicate skin eye area smooth. In a nutshell it conceals, brightens, exfoliates, hydrates and protects

Or, for drier skin types use;

Intensive Eye Repair– targets dehydration lines and dry skin around the delicate eye area . This ultra-rich hydrating cream works to repair premature aging and damage around the delicate eye with Vitamin A, Wild Yam Extract and Pro-Vitamin B5. Help increase resilience and smooth skin texture with phytonutrients and botanicals of Cucumber and Arnica, as vitamins C and E plus Grape Seed Extract shield the delicate eye area against further environmental damage.

 

 

 

Prisma Protect SPF30

Day Time Moisturiser: Prisma Protect SPF30: On application achieves all day luminous dewy skin hydration and protection.
How to use:
Apply a generous amount to face and neck, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and as the final step of your morning cleansing regime for all day protection and hydration.

Skin Smoothing Cream

Night Time Moisturiser: Skin Smoothing Cream: Formulated with Active Hydramesh Technology this cross-linked hyaluronic acid vitamin-enriched formula best suits fatigued, dehydrated skin infusing it with 48 hours of continuous hydration.

solar defense booster

*Tip – can also be used by day with a layer of skin booster spf50 mixed in for added skin protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or, for drier skin types use alternative moisturiser

Intensive Moisture Balance

Intensive moisture balance: Ultra-nourishing BioReplenish Complex moisturizer restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin for optimal barrier performance. Clinically proven to deliver nourishment 10 layers deep. *Tip – can also be used by day with a layer of skin booster spf 50 mixed in for added skin protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEANSING REGIME FOR MATURE DRY SKIN

PreCleanse follow by

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser: Cream based Alpha Hydroxy Acid – chemical based cleanser (*chemical means smooth i.e. no granular, grainy textures in the formula)
Achieve smooth, ultra-clean skin with this highly-active, two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant. Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping to accelerate skin cell turnover. Antioxidants condition skin while Rose Flower Oil refreshes the senses. *Use daily to dramatically improve skin texture and properly prepare it for maximum penetration of AGE Smart products.
How to use:
Following the application of PreCleanse, lightly lather in hands and apply to damp face and throat morning and evening, massaging with light, upward strokes for at least 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Reduce to one use per day if any sensitivity develops. *Follow with Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 when used in the morning.

Or, alternatively after Precleanse can use physical exfoliator (i.e. slightly granular)

 

Daily Superfoliant

Daily Superfoliant: This highly-active resurfacer delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging. The advanced powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing powerful enzymes, skin-smoothing alpha hydroxy acids and anti-pollution technology. Activated Binchotan Charcoal purifies the skin, helping to adsorb environmental toxins from deep within the pores, while Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract help guard against the damaging effects of pollution. Not recommended for users of medically-prescribed exfoliation products.
How to use:
After cleansing, dispense about a half-teaspoon into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use daily once a day. For more sensitive skin, apply on alternate days until skin acclimates.

Antioxidant Hydramist

Anti Oxidant Mist: – refreshes, firms and hydrates and protects skin
How to use:
After double cleansing spritz directly onto face and neck, avoiding the eyes. *Tip – ideal to use as a refreshing spritz over make-up throughout the day.

C12 pure bright serum

 Targeted Treatment
C12 Pure Bright Serum: Lightweight and easily absorbed. This highly active advanced formula treats hyperpigmentation (brown spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone) helping to increase skin luminosity.
How to use:
After cleansing, apply directly to areas of uneven skin tone. Allow one minute for product absorption follow with moisturiser. *For best results, use daily morning and night.

 

 

 

 

Multivitamin power firm

Eye Treatment: Multivitamin Power Firm –A powerful firming complex combats visible lines around the eye area. Vitamins A, C and E, plus organic silicones promote elasticity and improve smoothness.

Or

Biolumin-C eye serum

Biolumin-C Eye Serum: Lightweight serum delivers a highly-bioavailable Vitamin C complex to the skin around the eyes to dramatically brighten and visibly firm.

How to use:
Apply chosen eye cream under the eye and along the orbital bone morning and evening. Keep out of eyes. Use daily day and night

 

Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Day Time Moisturiser: Skin Dynamic SPF50: Help minimize the appearance of skin ageing with this Antioxidant medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum spf50. This unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays. Blends smoothly over skin for a perfect finish.
How to use:
After cleansing and toning, apply a generous amount to face and neck, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure.

 

Skin Perfect Primer SPF30

Skin Perfect Primer SPF30: Protective primer for flawless looking skin – smoothes out fine lines, brightens & protects achieves visible luminosity, radiance and more even skin tone
How to use:
Wear alone over your moisturizer, or after moisturizer application and before foundation, to help decrease the appearance of fine lines for a lasting make-up finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Night Time Regime;

Ultracalming cleanser

Cleanser: Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin. Delicately fortifies skin’s protective barrier without leaving an irritating residue, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

Eye Treatment: Age Reversal Eye Complex: 

Age Reversal Eye Complex

Advanced, microencapsulated Retinol helps smooth away the signs of skin aging around the eyes. Microencapsulation technology optimizes Retinol potency and absorption to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Microencapsulated Niacinamide and Ash Tree Bark Extract maintain hydration and reduce visible dark circles. A powerful Age Reversal Firming Complex works synergistically with antioxidant Vitamin C, powerful peptides and botanical extracts to fortify and smooth skin.

Super rich repair

Night Time Moisturiser: Super Rich Repair: Deeply nourishing skin treatment cream for chronically dry, dehydrated skin. Heavyweight cream helps replenish skin’s natural moisture levels to defend against environmental assaults. Powerful peptides and an acid-free smoothing complex support skin resilience and tone. Shea Butter and Oil of Evening Primrose help replenish and hydrate, while antioxidants help defend against free radical damage. Store at room temperature.

 

 

 

CLEANSING REGIME FOR OILY SKIN

PreCleanse: This oil busting emulsifying cleanser which turns milky when emulsified with water removes surface daily grime and makeup and prepares skin for thorough skin cell cleanse using the prescribed second cleanser.

Clearing skin wash

Adult Cleanser for oily skin: Clearing Skin Wash – Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin ageing. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin ageing. Menthol and Camphor help cool the skin. Contains extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of Active Clearing treatment ingredients.
Please be aware that this product contains highly active ingredients *Contraindications: If skin experiences sensitivity or dehydration from daily use, reduce use to 2-3 times per week. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Use as directed. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Please note that product packaging may vary. How to use:
After cleansing with PreCleanse work a pea-sized amount of clearing skin wash into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Clear Start breakout clearing foaming wash

Teenage Cleanser for oily skin; Clear Start Foaming Wash: This breakout fighting, foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck…wherever skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.
Clear Start™ is tough on breakouts, gentle on your skin: potent active ingredients and naturally gentle botanicals deliver your clearest, healthiest skin ever.
Or alternative use a combination of products;
How to use:
Morning and night, lather a small amount in damp hands, then rub over face, neck, chest anywhere you want to wipe out dirt and breakouts. Keep out of your eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

 

 

 

Age Bright Clearing Serum

Targeted treatment for breakouts
Age Bright Clearing serum – This active two-in-one concentrated serum containing salicylic and niacinamide targets breakouts, clears & brightens skin
How to use:
After double cleansing skin apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your recommended Dermalogica moisturizer twice a day, as needed.

Charcoal rescue masque

Charcoal Rescue Mask – detoxifies, purifies, controls sebum production, smoothes and mattifies skin
How to use:
After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. You may experience slight tingling. After 5 -10 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly. Use 1-2 times a week or whenever skin needs detoxing or mystifying. Follow with recommended Dermalogica moisturiser

 

Oil-Free matte spf30

Day Time Moisturiser: Oil Free Matt SPF30: Broad Spectrum sunscreen helps prevent shine and skin ageing on oily, breakout-prone skin. Lightweight, ultra-sheer formula contains an advanced blend of Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Biotin and Yeast Extract. Oil-absorbers help maintain an all-day matte finish, preventing shine without any powdery residue. Sheer formula provides defense against skin-ageing UV light.*please note packaging may vary

 

 

Active Moist – oil free

Night Time Moisturiser: Active Moist: Sheer, easy-to-apply. Oil-free, water-based ‘Active Moist’ formula contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.

How to use:
Apply over damp face and throat with light, upward strokes. *Best when used following Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.

 

April 27th, 2020|Blog, Dermalogica|

Christmas Gift Ideas from Dermalogica 2019

Ho Ho Ho

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on our shelves here at Beauty Vibes with amazing value for money gift ideas from Dermalogica.  The below items are currently available to purchase from in store and are only available for purchase while stocks last!!

 

"Live your best life in your healthiest skin"

“Live your best life in your healthiest skin”

This ‘Ultimate Cleanse and Glow Trio’ Gift Set

Packaged in a Dermalogica branded box with tissue paper, ribbon and gift tag.  It includes 3 full sizes;

150ml PreCleanse + 250ml Special Cleansing Gel + 74g Daily Microfoliant

*Suitable for all skin types this is the ultimate gift set for ‘Hero product skincare Cleansers’ to achieve healthy and glowing skin and is also the ultimate in Savings to be had if considering professional skincare as purchased individually these items would add up to a total cost of £129 however this generous boxed Christmas gift set retails for just £85!!

Skincare that lifts you

‘Be Radiant’ Gift Set – “For Skincare that lifts you!!”

Suitable for all skin types but in particular dry, dehydrated or skin prone to redness and dilated capillaries.

Contains the very popular Biolumin C serum 30ml (retail value £81.50) and 3x Rapid Reveal Peel (worth £25)

Biolumin Vitamin C serum has a very radiant effect on skin and also reduces signs of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens skin defence against environmental skin stress triggers such as UV, pollutions etc.  Rapid Reveal Peel is a clinically graded at-home skin peel to resurface and speed up the skin renewal process.  *This truly is the ultimate gift set for anyone concerned with ‘antiageing’ and at amazing value at just £78!!

 

Daily Microfoliant – Everyone’s favourite and at just £13.50 this travel size festive package makes for the perfect stocking filler or a secret Santa gift idea

 

 

*Many other, non-christmas packaged skincare products are available to purchase from in-store.

And

Until 16 Nov 2019 get 20% OFF selected ‘Facial Skincare Products’ and 60 minute ‘Facial Treatments’. For more details on this very Special Offer click the link here

 

 

 

November 8th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|

Physical or Chemical SPF – Which sunscreen is better??

In short, it comes down to preference! Both provide protection against UV Rays however it is worth knowing how they each work in different ways.

What’s the difference between a Physical Sunscreen and a Chemical Sunscreen?

Physical sunscreens reflect UV light and heat away from the body.  The formula usually contains more organic natural ingredients such as Zinc and Titanium Dioxide.  They can leave a chalk like texture on the skin and usually have to be applied more frequently.  They are a good choice for more sensitive skin types or recently resurfaced skin or those in general sensitive to light and heat with a skin type that is prone to redness, irritation or with a skin condition such as Rosacea, Eczema or Dermatitis.

Chemical sunscreens absorb UV light converting it into less harmful heat energy.  Chemical formulas include ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate and because they are readily absorbed into the skin, unlike the physical sunscreen they leave no chalk-like residue on the skin and also require less frequent application.  Professional SPF products such as Dermalogicas chemical SPF formulations are formulated using what is known as, ‘UV smart booster/oleosome technology’, a process that allowed for SPF protection to increase to 50 without the need to use more chemicals thus, eliminating the irritation that can be found in some sunscreen formulas with a high Sun Protection Factor’s (SPF).

What is UV Smart Booster Oleosome Technology?

Oleosome Technology acts as a time release hence the term UV smart. The process involves microencapsulating a stabilised/active form of vitamins C & E for added booster protection.  Plant-derived oleosomes are loaded with the active sunscreen substance. The capsule remains inactive until UV light hits and only then it will burst into action to release antioxidants thus maximising solar defence against harmful UVA and UVB rays.  And another bonus to this technology is that fewer chemicals are required to achieve a high SPF50 so, in a nutshell, Oleosome Technolgy can provide antixoidant high factor protection without irritation to the skin.

Sun Exposure explained

Any time spent in daylight counts as time that skin is exposed to UV radiation.

Sunlight is comprised of varying wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, often referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum.

35% of this spectrum is visible light

60% is infrared (felt as heat)

5% is made up of ultraviolet (UV) rays

UVB (Burn Ray) – high energy / short wave – 290-320nm – penetrates the epidermis only

UVA (Ageing Ray) – slow energy / long wave – 320-400nm – penetrates 40 times deeper into skin!!

SPF numbers –what do they actually mean?

In a nutshell;

SPF 15 blocks out 94% of UVB

SPF 30 blocks out 97% of UVB

SPF 50 blocks out 98% of UVB

Any sunscreens that have a higher SPF number provide only marginal incremental levels of protection and usually require more chemicals in their sunscreen formulations.

SPF Numbers – how do they actually work?

The SPF number indicates how long it would take for UVB rays to cause a sunburn so, if for example, your skin would turn red in the sun after 15mins without Sun Protection this means that by applying, for example, an SPF15  this allows you to stay 10 times longer in the sun without the risk of burning (i.e. 150 mins in the sun before the need to apply more).

*No sunscreen provides 100% sunblock protection which means there is no such thing as a safe tan however on a positive note it also means that sunscreen protection will not inhibit the body to produce Vitamin D which is a common myth with sunscreen! So in other words “protected sun exposure provides all the Vitamin D an average person needs”(Quote – Dermalogica).

What is the best way to protect skin from harmful UV rays?

The best way to protect skin against solar damage and probably the most antiageing product that can be applied to the skin is a ‘broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen!!  Applying a daily dollop of broad spectrum UVA/UVB not only protects the DNA of skin cell but also protects the hydration levels of the skins barrier lipid layer otherwise known as the skins natural moisturising factor (NMF) against trans epidermal water loss. (TEWL)

UVB SPF (Sun Protection Factor) protects against the burn ray only and therefore should not be the only protection factor to be considered when choosing a sunscreen

UVA (Ultra Violet Ageing) ray makes up 95% of UV rays and penetrates 40 times deeper into the skin-damaging the dermal layer of the skin.  The damage caused to the dermal layer from unprotected UV exposure contributes to collagen breakdown and loss of elasticity whilst the surface epidermis layer will reveal signs of photoaging in the form of dry, dehydrated, fine lines, pigmentation – brown mottled discoloured spots on the skin and uneven skin tone which contribute to premature ageing.

*Both UVA and UVB rays generate free radicals and can cause skin cancer, so wearing an SPF that shields against both is crucial and this is in general what is meant by the term – Broad Spectrum.

Are all sunscreens the same??

Not all sunscreens are made equal! Whilst it is important to consider both UVB and UVA filter protection in the form of either a physical or chemical broad spectrum sunscreen there is yet another important factor to be considered which is the Infrared Ray (IR)

IR affects the immune system via oxidative stress.  Infrared ray with its ability to penetrate the epidermis and deep into the dermis layer of the skin generates Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS – also commonly known as ‘Free Radicals’).  Free Radicals increase dramatically during times of environmental stress.  This is known as ‘oxidative stress’ and has a very damaging effect on skin cell structure leading to inflammation, cross-linking of collagen (i.e. breakdown of collagen) and degenerative disorders, including skin ageing and disease.

Protective, preventative measures against the detrimental effects of infrared radiation (IR) is achieved via the use of antioxidants via both supplementation and also applying topically to the skin a product formula that is rich in antioxidants.

Fortunately, sunscreens have come a long way from their older greasy layer formulations that predominantly protected against UVB rays only!!

Todays professional formulas not only provide broad spectrum UVB/UVA protection but also have taken an advanced leap to provide protective SPFs that can, as well as addressing the structural manifestations of photoaged skin, such as wrinkles and loss of elasticity they can and already have adapted to a much more advanced scientific approach that addresses the biochemical reactions that actually trigger the assaulting structural changes to the skin.  Eg. Dermalogicas ‘Age Smart’ range of products are formulated using this more advanced scientific approach.

In general, Dermalogicas professional various single formulation sun care products take into consideration sun protection that in addition actively treat skin issues ranging from sensitive to oily skin types and ageing skin concerns.

Advanced technology processes, such as Oleosome Technology provide stabilized microencapsulated vitamin enriched formulas that provide antioxidant protection against IR and UV pollution and Free Radical damage!!

What is the best sunscreen?

In a nutshell, the best sun care protection formula you can apply to your skin is one that not just protects against UV rays but in addition protects against pollution, dehydration and free radical damage and ultimately can manage and treat specific skin concerns, such as oiliness, sensitivity or skin ageing.

Dermalogica have a variety of SPFs in both physical and chemical varying formulations and these are available for purchase within Beauty Vibes store.  To find out which Dermalogica SPFs are best suited for your skin type click the link here

 

May 27th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|

How to choose a Dermalogica SPF according to your skin type..

Meet Dermalogica the skin care experts that believe healthy skin care is not a luxury but a necessity!!

*In a nutshell the best sun care protection formula you can apply to your skin is one that not just protects against UV rays but in addition protects against pollution, dehydration and free radical damage and ultimately can manage and treat specific skin concerns, such as oiliness, sensitivity or skin ageing and ideally this is an all in one skin care product formula..

Dermalogica have categorised their wide range of products relating to specific concerns under the following categories;

Age Smart – treats Ageing skin concerns

Ultra Calming – manages Sensitive, Reactive skin types

Medibac – treats Acne/Breakout skin types

Powerbright TRX – manages and treats Pigmentation skin concern issues

Grey Line – addresses both Normal/Dry skin types and Normal/Oily skin types

Within each of these categories, there’s a relevant suncare moisturising product to address specific skin concerns whilst providing essential broad spectrum UV protection.  Below lists, some of the most popular requested SPFs from these categories and a brief description of the skin benefits they provide.  So depending on your main skin concern there is a Dermalogica all in one moisturising SPF product formulated to purposely serve your skin’s needs.

Ultra Calming – Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 – £46

For sensitive, reactive, recently resurfaces skin types – Provides soothing comfort to irritated skin

A light weight sheer physical moisturising SPF containing hyaluronic acid. This suncare product is formulated specifically for sensitive skin and without the need for chemical sunscreens.  The protecting formula contains natural mineral UV protectors in the form of micronized Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide and additional anti oxidants and botanical extracts and also a skin conditioning agent – Dimethicone help further protects the skins barrier lipid layer.

 

Grey Line – Prisma SPF30 – £58

Suitable for all skin types – *Preventative measure against skin ageing!

*Defends, Hydrates and Boosts skin luminosity

Dermalogicas latest scientific approach to suncare protection.  Prisma SPF30 provides the best in broad spectrum class chemical sunscreens including Avobenzone, Octisalate and Octocrylene. It is formulated to block 85% of pollutants* and by using intelligent drones to convert UV light into increased skin luminosity, boosting its natural radiance whilst optimising skin’s defenses.  It also contains Carbohydrate complex (Saccharide Isomerate) that binds water to skin like a magnet – providing all day long hydration!!

 

 

Age Smart – Dynamic Skin SPF50 – £66.50

Normal to Premature Ageing Skin – Manages photoaging skin concerns

This firming broad spectrum medium weight moisturiser -chemical SPF is formulated with oleosome technology which allow for optimum SPF performance while using fewer chemical sunscreens

The advanced formula helps defend against skin ageing triggers whilst stimulating collagen formation, elasticity and hydration levels minimizing the appearance of skin ageing.  *If ageing is your skin concern this is the SPF for you

 

 

 

Medibac – Oil Free Matt SPF30 – £46.50

Oily / Breakout prone skin – provides a skin mattifying skin protection layer

This broad spectrum, sheer and light weight chemical sunscreen contains oleosome technology – a sunscreen filled capsule that provides optimum moisturising and SPF protection benefits

The active ingredients within the formula treat oily skin type conditions as it regulates sebum production and absorb excess oils whilst antioxidants provide anti inflammatory properties.

 

 

Powerbright TRX – Pure Light SPF50 – £60

Manage and treats skin concerns for Pigmentation

A medium weight SPF moisturiser with powerful Oleosome encapsulated technology benefits the skin by providing increased SPF protection whilst using fewer sunscreen chemicals.

The advanced formula contains exfoliating and hydrating ingredients and peptides that help regulate melanin production and even prevent message signals that trigger the melanin synthesis process. *This product works hard to manage pigmentation skin concerns

 

 

*Beauty Vibes is both a retail and service provider for Dermalogica.  To enquire further about retail products available for purchase in store why not pop in or simply get in contact via email, phone or social media channels @beautyvibes.co.uk

For more general information about Physical and Chemical SPF formulations click the link here

May 27th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|

3 Steps to Healthy Clean Skin!

Great skin starts with a great daily cleansing routine in just 3 simple but 3 very crucial steps..

Skip a step in the cleansing routine on a daily basis and over time you start to recognise that your mission for great skin health is being compromised and here’s why..

Step 1 – Pre Cleanse

 

Pre Cleanse £38.50

Purpose: To totally remove from skin the daily build-up of dirt, pollution and makeup and ultimately prepare skin for Step 2 – The Second Cleanse.

After the Pre Cleanse step – the Second Cleanse can effectively work at cleansing the skin cell follicles themselves without obstruction which without the Step 1 – Pre Cleanse process the second cleanser would be comprised in its ability to do this as effectively.

How to use:

Apply a small pump amount into palms of clean, dry hands. Apply to face, neck and decollete.  Thoroughly cleanse skin working product across the chest, up the neck and all over the face concentrating on groves of face eg. around nostrils and down the nose, work into the eyebrows, over the eyes and roots of lashes and take product up to the hairline.

Wet palms to emulsify the product and work over all areas again before removing thoroughly using dampened cotton discs.  Now skin is ready for Step 2 – Second Cleanse.

 

Step 2 – Second Cleanse

Special Cleansing Gel – £49.50

Purpose: targeted treatment cleansing to prevent or manage or treat specific skin concerns such as blackheads, congestion and blemishes, oily, dry or sensitised skin areas etc.

Majority will stop their cleanse routine after Step 1 however to properly manage skin cell impurities and aid skin cell purification and speed up cell turnover the Second Cleanse is a vital and necessary initial step to improve skin health.

The second cleanser should therefore be appropriately selected to serve a skin concern and should be worked into clean skin for at least 2 minutes before thoroughly rinsing off or removing with dampened cotton discs.

*Dermalogica range of cleansers with their varied formulations are targeted to treat specific skin concerns such as dry skin, reactive, sensitised skin, oily, combination skin, breakout skin and ageing skin showing signs of pigmentation.  Some have very active ingredients so it is imperative to use the appropriate cleanser that will benefit a particular skin concern. *For more information about Dermalogica targeted skin solutions cleansers click on the link here

 Special Cleansing Gel – A  purifying and soothing PH balancing cleanser for all skin types and combination skin.  View the – How to use – video by clicking on the link here

 

Step 3 – Exfoliate

Daily Microfoliant – £49.50

To keep skin looking young and fresh it needs to be exfoliated regularly.  This prevents a dulling effect on the skin which effectively is dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin.  Whilst not all exfoliators are suitable for daily use Dermalogicas’ Daily and Super Microfoliants are however ideal for daily use as they effectively micro exfoliate skin revealing smoother, brighter, fresher younger looking skin

View the -How to use – video by clicking on the link here

*Tip

If short on time – add some daily microfoliant to the second cleanser and work into skin for 1-2 minutes before rinsing off

 

Note

  • Always clean your face using warm tepid water and Never hot water as this strips the skin of essential moisture
  • Always follow the cleansing routine with Toner. *Toner should be considered as another skin conditioning treatment to be applied before serums and moisturisers
  • Always finish the cleansing routine with moisturiser and if it doesn’t contain an SPF consider to apply a light layer of SPF over moisturiser to protect skin from harmful UV rays.

* Dermalogicas’ SPFs are broad spectrum that protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and they have SPF formulations to protect all skin types including re-active, sensitive skin types, oily, breakout skin etc. For more information about Dermalogica various SPFs click on the link here

Or if you are still unsure what products are best suited to serve your skin why not pop in for a Free Skin Analysis and Consultation..

*Beauty Vibes is a professional treatment service provider and retail stockist for Dermalogica

**Currently there are some limited ‘Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio’ gift sets available containing full size bottles of Pre Cleanse, Special Cleansing Gel & Daily Microfoliant.

These trio cleansing skincare kits are exceptional value for money as they are priced at 3 bottles for the price of only 2!! To buy these 3 products individually it would total £120 however the Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio skincare box set is only priced at £78.50!

Please note there is a very limited amount available and when these sets are gone they are gone so a great time to treat yourself to the gift of great skin or birthday gift a friend or even your mum for Mother’s Day.

For more information about the Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio gift set click the link here

 

February 19th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|

New to our Treatment Room – Dermalogica Pro Power Peel 

Do you dream of smoother, fresher, more radiant and younger looking skin?

New from Dermalogica  – their latest peel innovation that replaces Bio Surface Peel.

The highly active ingredients in the all new pro power peel advanced formula works fast to speed up the skin cell renewal process that leads to brighter, smoother more radiant looking skin.

Pro Power Peel – Featuring Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids

These customised peel formulas are concentrated to target and treat skin concerns such as fine lines, pigmentation acne, or advanced signs of ageing

With an expected arrival to our treatment room in February the question is.. How ready is your skin to receive potential optimum skin benefits from an advanced exfoliation process i.e. a pro power chemical peel treatment?

To learn more about chemical peels and how to best condition your skin for a pro power peel treatment click the link here

 

 

January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica, New Product|

Dermalogicas – Pro Power Chemical Peel

Dermalogica – Pro Power Peel

“The peel experience, redfined” – put simply this means that the all new advanced peel formulas featuring Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids can now be customised to target and treat individual skin concerns such as fine lines, pigmentation acne, or advanced signs of ageing.

The Pro Power highly active acid Peel complex works fast to speed up the skin cell renewal process that leads to brighter, smoother more radiant looking skin.

Before considering a pro power peel it is best to first consider the condition of your skin and how well it is currently acclimatised to receive an advanced exfoliating treatment, as this can greatly affect results achieved!

Perhaps a greater understanding of the peel process is necessary and if this is something you are considering the below information is a must read..

 

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an advanced skin cell exfoliation process formulated to break up inter cellular glue bonds that bond old dead skin cells together causing a speedy skin cell exfoliating process whilst accelerating the skin cell renewal process to reveal fresher, plumped, more hydrated radiant, youthful looking skin.

Some peels are classed as medical grade peels as they penetrate beyond the basal layer of the skin to reach the upper layers of the dermis or in some cases even the reticular dermis.  These peels treat severe cases of photoaging, deep wrinkles and scars and can only be performed by medical practitioners.

Dermalogicas Pro Power Peel is classed as a superficial peel as it works on the outer layer of the skin (epidermis – stratum corneum) and penetrates down to the basal layer of the skin (stratum germinativum) to treat skin concerns for acne, pigmentation and aging.

Why is a superficial chemical peel beneficial?

As we age the skin cell turnover process slows down dramatically from every 20 days in our 20’s to every 30-40 days by middle age.  The peel process is designed to speed up cell renewal and cell turnover to improve skin texture and appearance to reveal brighter, clearer, younger looking skin.  They are in essence an effective way to treat skin concerns such as pigmentation, advanced signs of ageing, acne and breakouts.

Who is it for?

Everyone can benefit from a pro power skin peel and the healthier the skin the less prone it is to experience an adverse reaction to a peel.  However thinner, sensitised, dehydrated skin types may be more sensitive to a peel as the peel can penetrate faster which can intensify tingling, stinging sensations.  It is therefore recommended that the skin has become acclimatised to a less concentrated formula from both a physical and chemical exfoliating process prior a pro power chemical peel treatment.

Skin Acclimatation

Prior to a Dermalogica Pro Power Chemical Peel treatment, a 24 hour patch test and skin analysis is required and to ensure suitability for treatment a consultation check list is also completed to rule out any possible contra indications to having a peel treatment.

From skin analysis, a preliminary facial treatment (eg. ProSkin30 or ProSkin60)  may be advised to better “prime” the skin, helping to prepare it for the high exfoliating activity of a chemical peel particularly if skin is new to peels or indeed even a professional facial treatment itself.   Either a 30 min or 60 min deep cleanse facial to remove excess sebum and blackheads for oily skin types or an exfoliating treatment to help slough away loose surface dead skin cells followed by a moisturising replenish deep treatment for drier, dehydrated or mature skin types would be recommended.

*In a nutshell the better the condition of the skin and it’s hydration levels the better it will receive the efficacy of the chemical peel and deliver for you faster desired results i.e  clearer, radiant skin

What is meant by an Adverse Reaction?

If the skin has not been suitably acclimatised an adverse reaction can occur either during or after the peel treatment.

During treatment severe tingling may be experienced which is too uncomfortable for the peel process to continue.  In this case the peel will be terminated and the skin will be neutralised returning it back to its normal PH balance.

After the peel process excess peeling maybe experienced.  This may happen if there is a lot of surface dead skin cells present prior to the peel or if the skin has diminished hydration levels .

*The best way to prevent an adverse reaction is to better prime the skin condition and improve its hydration level, both pre and post treatment.

PreCare advise is given pre treatment following skin analysis and a patch test. Professional treatment facial maybe advised as well as a professional at home skin care routine to help prepare skin acclimatise for the peel by exfoliating the skin and boosting skin hydration levels.

Post Care advise is given post peel treatment and a complimentary take home – Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit,  is prescribed to ensure correct skin maintenance to manage moisturise levels post treatment.

How does a peel work??

The peel formula is highly active and concentrated to take the PH of the skin from its normal mildly acidic 4.5-5.5 PH Balance down to 1.0-2.5.  At this more acidic level the exfoliating agents (Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids +) in the peel cause a superficial shock to the cells causing old skin cells to be easily shed (Desquamation) whilst simultaneously stimulating skin cell renewal.

The peel is also designed to be customised as there are different peel formulas designed to treat different skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation or ageing. For skin experiencing some or all 3 skin concerns they can be customised to target treat or wholly treat areas according to skin concerns.  This makes the peel very bespoke to individual skin concerns.

The peel is fast acting and depending on the skin tolerance 1-3 layers can be applied before commencing the de celerating skin neutralising process.

How long does the peel treatment take?

The peel treatment itself takes only 30 minutes however you can upgrade to a 60 minute peel treatment which will include a relaxing moisturising deep treatment to deeply nourish and replenish moisture levels in the skin.

What should my skin experience post peel?

Depending on the skins acclimatised condition pre treatment it may or may not experience the below side effects;

Day 1 – stinging, irritation, redness, swelling, dryness, tightness, peeling and scabbing

Day 2 – skin may peel or look darker

Day 3 – peeling may begin around the nose and mouth, followed by cheeks, forehead, jawline and neck

*The Pro Power Peel Post Procedure Kit prescribed should be used for 2-3 days post treatment and provided to help manage any of the above mentioned post treatment conditions by increasing hydration levels until the skin no longer experiences extreme dryness or sensitivity

How often can I have a Pro Power Peel?

For normal maintenance every 4 weeks apart

For skin concerns every 2-4 weeks apart

Pro Power Peel Availability

*Pro Power Peel Treatments will not be available until February 2019.  Watch this space for further notification or subscribe or email direct if you would like to receive first hand notification on when this treatment becomes available in February at Beauty Vibes.

 

 

January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|