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|

5 Dermalogica essentials your skin needs right now..

Harsh winter climes and central heating environments can play havoc with the moisture levels in your skin however you will be surprised how easy it is to maintain a healthy radiant glow all through winter by incorporating these 5 essential Dermalogica products into your daily skin care routine that are targeted to protect the skins PH balance by protecting the outer layer of the epidermis against harmful UV rays and pollutants and that also will adequately nourish from within the skins barrier lipid layer by keeping it intact to maintain healthy moisture levels which otherwise if not protected could lead to dehydrated, scaly dry skin conditions, lines & wrinkles..

 

57g – £55

Daily Superfoliant – Skin Invigorating for smoother, brighter more radiant skin

This super powder exfoliant is packed with an effective combination of active ingredients – alpha/beta hydroxy acids and enzymes that effectively resurface the skin thus speeding up the skin cell renewal process.  When used daily skin is smoother, brighter and radiant.

How to use: 

Apply to clean skin. Wet hands and shake a teaspoon amount into palm of hand and mix to a paste. Work it on skin for 1-2 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

Tip:

 If short on time mix a pump of your usual cleanser into the powder paste this will transform your cleanser into a superfoliant cleanser.  Remove thoroughly and follow with your usual moisturising routine

 


 

 

 

 

250ml – £33

Multi Active Toner –  Protects, rehydrates, fights skin fatigue

Formulated with multi anti oxidants and humectants this potent anti oxidant toner protects skin against harmful extrinsic and intrinsic environmental factors eg. Damaging UV rays, harsh climate conditions and central heating whilst humectants attract moisture to the skin assisting skin to maintain its hydration levels thus diminishing any signs of skin dehydration. 

How to use:

 Spray directly onto skin after cleansing and before applying serums and moisturiser

 

Tip:

 To prevent signs of skin fatigue, decant some into a travel size spritzer bottle and spritz your face throughout the day to refreshen makeup, re-energise skin, maintain UV protection and skin hydration levels

 

 

 

 

 

75ml – £42

Charcoal Rescue Masque – Detoxifies, brightens, invigorates and hydrates

This fast acting exfoliating, detoxing mask is ideal for rescuing, tired, lack lustre or dull skin

Formulated with alpha/beta hydroxy acids, enzymes that are effective at resurfacing skin cells, it also contains sulphur and kaolin effective at controlling sebum and detoxing the skin and Niacinamide that combats redness and congested pores.

Put simply it is the go to – all in one formula to address many skin concerns and serve all skin conditions

*Use this once or twice a week for general skin health maintenance and radiance

How to use:  

Apply to clean skin after cleansing. Allow to dry on the skin for up to 15 minutes, This allows enough time for the active ingredients in the mask to work on the skin. Rinse thoroughly and follow with toner and usual moisturising routine

Tip:  

Mask dries on the skin  – requires lots of water to remove thoroughly

 

 

 

 

30ml – £67.50

Phyto Replenish Oil – For Dewy skin  – Youthful radiance               

This feather light oil readily absorbs into the skin.  Formulated with phytoactives that nourish and replenish skins moisture levels this multi vitamin formula smoothes away visible dehydration lines providing an all day protective dewy skin radiance.

How to use:

After cleansing and toning press 4-6 drops of phyto replenish oil into skin or mix a few drops into your regular moisturiser

Tip: 

Learn Dermalogicas techniques on how to perform a self facial massage routine as part of your skincare routine that will help boost blood circulation and revitalise skin by clicking on the link here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15ml – £42.50


Total Eye Care SPF15 – The go to eye cream that ticks all the boxes to address many concerns with the eye area  

Formulated with SPF15 to manage pigmentation and protect against harmful UV rays it also contains Lactic (AHA – Alpha Hydroxy Acid) an effective skin brightening and hydrating exfoliating ingredient to maintain delicate eye area skin smoothness and the light reflecting ingredient Mica helps to disguise dark circles.  The formula also contains Bisabolol which helps firm and reduce eye puffiness

 

How to use: 

Apply a grain amount to each eye. Take it over the eyelid and gently pat under the delicate eye blending inwards from the outside eye corners

Tip:

This eye cream is suitable for day use only. 

 

 

 

To enquire further about Dermalogica retail products available at Beauty Vibes click here 

Or

Why not pop in store to discuss a tailored skin care plan to address individual skin concerns

To learn more about Dermalogica ‘Facials’ at Beauty Vibes click here or to ‘Book’ a Dermalogica Facial click here

 

January 13th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|

Celebrate & Glow – Dermalogica Holiday Gift Sets

Available for purchase at Beauty Vibes for a limited time only.  Choose from the following Dermalogica Holiday gift sets;

 

The Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio  

The Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio

Power Cleanse your way to radiant skin!

This must have product trio deep cleans and exfoliates for a lit-from-within glow.

price £78.50 (*To buy these individually would cost £120!!!)

 

 

Benefits

Contains all full-size products.

Includes the perfect double cleansing regimen. The ultimate power cleanse experience

PreCleanse: *Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regimen, PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products that build up on skin, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results

Special Cleansing Gel: *Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Daily Microfoliant: *Gentle, daily use exfoliating powder for all skin conditions. Unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter.

How to use

PreCleanse: Dispense into dry hands.  Massage over dry face and eyes to dissolve surface oil and dirt. Emulsify with wet hands and rinse with lukewarm water.

Special Cleansing Gel: Gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water.

Daily Microfoliant:  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.

Tip: If in a hurry add a drop of Special Cleansing into the Daily Microfoliant paste  as an effective exfoliating double cleanse

 

 

Smooth Skin Favourites

Smooth Skin Favourites

Glowing skin in a flash!

Super-smooth skin starts here! This triple-treat set cleanses, exfoliates and continuously hydrates – giving you glowing skin in a flash.

price £30.50

 

Benefits

  • Contains all 3 Dermalogica top sellers.
  • TSA-friendly travel sizes.
  • Great for all skin types.

How to use

Special Cleansing Gel: Gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water.

Daily Microfoliant: 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.

NEW! Skin Smoothing Cream:  Apply over face and throat in light, upward strokes. Use twice daily, morning and night.  *This next-generation formulation features state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology to infuse skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and help protect against environmental stress.

 

Daily Glow Duo

Daily Glow Duo 

Cleaner and brighter skin every day!

If your skin had one wish, it would be to feel cleaner and brighter every day. Add these best-selling Dermalogica products to your regimen and consider that wish granted!

price £17.50

 

Benefits

  • Precleanse Balm removes dirt, makeup, oil and sunscreen without clogging pores.
  • Daily Microfoliant reveals brighter, smoother skin.
  • TSA-friendly sizes, perfect for travel.

 

For more information ‘about Dermalogica’ click the link here

November 18th, 2018|Blog, Dermalogica|

About Dermalogica

 

Dermalogica believe that professional skin care is not a luxury!  They have developed a vast range of innovative formulas to manage and treat various skin types and skin conditions and have won 300+ awards for their revolutionary products and treatments which have all been researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute (IDI), based in California.

 

Having personally trained with this professional brand to Expert Level means that a Dermalogica facial at Beauty Vibes is no ordinary or generic type facial but rather a very bespoke and beneficial skin solutions facial treatment that is tailored to your skins needs.  Every time you book a skin solutions facial at Beauty Vibes both the acquired expertise in skin therapy and product knowledge are put to great practical use with the aim to work with you progressively towards a better skin health.

 

For more information about Dermalogica Facial Treatments available at Beauty Vibes click the link here

Note

For the month of November we have Special Offer on all 60min facials. To view this ‘Special Offer’ click the link here 

To visit Dermalogicas official site click the link here

November 4th, 2018|Blog, Dermalogica|

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