New product – Neck Fit Contour Serum – Launching 11.01

 

Finally it’s almost here – a targeted neck treatment from Dermalogica to improve the appearance of slackening skin, lines and wrinkles and rough skin texture for the neck and chest.

Neck fit contour serum with its innovative roller applicator boosts lymph flow and blood circulation and is formulated with flex lift contour technology that gives instant skin tightening benefits and overtime the neck appears visibly firmer, lifted, hydrated and rejuvenated!!

Clinical trials showed transformational results with wrinkles and hydration significantly reduced by 8 weeks and smoother, firmer, lifted more toned and sculpted appearance by 12 weeks!!

Put simply Neck Fit Contour Serum is, in the words of Dermalogica “your necks best personal trainer”

How to use: Turn applicator ON. Tilt chin up and roll applicator over entire neck, from décolleté up to jawline. Gently squeeze tube to dispense a thin layer of serum while rolling. Return applicator to the OFF position and continue rolling it in an upward motion over skin to massage in the serum. Keep chin up until serum dries. Use morning and night.

*This product launches on 11 January and is available to purchase from the Dermalogica website via the link here

January 5th, 2021|Blog, Dermalogica|

Dermalogica Festive Skincare Gift Sets 2020

Travel Bright

Travel Bright – £14

The perfect stocking filler *suitable for all skin types!!

Daily Microfoliant is Dermalogica’s #1 exfoliating skin brightening powder.

Shake a little of the iconic daily microfoliant powder onto wet hands and lather. Avoid eye area and rinse thoroughly follow by regular moisturising routine.

The gently exfoliating frothy formula when used daily microfoliates skin to reveal smoother and brighter looking skin.

Contains: Daily Microfoliant 13g

Cleanse & Glow – To Go –SAVE £9!

Travel light with the perfect professional skincare gift set that’s *suitable for all skin types!!

Contains travel-size versions of Dermalogica’s Top Sellers to complete the iconic double cleanse technique and #1 exfoliating powder for skin brightening, smoother skin.  *This fabulous gift set is worth £38 but festive price just £29!! 

Contains: PreCleanse 30ml + Special Cleansing Gel 50ml + Daily Microfoliant 13g

 

Your Brightest Glow Yet – SAVE £49!

Probably the most potent serums you can apply to your face to rejuvenate now!!

Nourishing bio-available Vitamin C serums lighten and brighten and provide protective anti-oxidant benefits to protect against pollutants and UV. Apply serums to appropriate areas after cleansing and follow with regular moisturiser. *Suitable for all skin types.

*This fabulous gift set is Worth £148 but festive price just £99!! 

Contains: BioLumin-C Serum 30ml + BioLumin-C Eye Serum 15ml

 

Radiant Reveal

Your most radiant reveal – SAVE £33

Takes your night time skin routine to another level. Dermalogica’s Rapid Reveal Peel is their strongest professional at home peel to rapidly resurface/exfoliate skin and when followed with Super Rich Repair moisturiser reveals glowing skin by morning!!

Apply 3ml Rapid Peel after cleansing  follow with Super Rich Repair to replenish and deeply condition and rehydrate skin.

*For best results use Rapid Reveal Peel 3 consecutive nights.

* Suitable for drier, mature skin types!!

*This fabulous gift set is Worth £118 but festive price just £85!!

Contains: Super Rich Repair 50ml + 3x Rapid Reveal Peel 3ml

 

November 29th, 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

 

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|

LED Light Therapy

Provides skin healing benefits – Restores, Revitalises, Rejuvenates

LED Light Therapy is usually applied at the end of the facial treatment as a resting phase of the facial providing enhanced skin benefits.

LED works by emitting different coloured infrared lights at different wavelengths which penetrate the skin at different depths and prove beneficial to treat different skin issues such as acne causing bacteria, sagging skin, fine lines & wrinkles, pigmentation etc.

Depending on your skin condition LED Light Therapy provide varying healing benefits as follows;

Red LED Light  – Rejuvenates premature & ageing skin

Boosts cell activity, collagen and elasticity production, improves blood circulation providing overall enhanced results for firmer more dewy, radiant skin results

Blue LED Light  -Anti Bacterial

Neutralises acne causing bacteria and inflammation provides overall enhanced results for clearer skin

Purple LED Light – Skin Rejuvenation for acne scarring

Improves PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation i.e.-Acne pitting marks)

Green LED Light – Skin Balancing

Improves cell metabolism, normalises oil gland secretions, helps to even out the complexion for more even toned skin, lightening and brightening skin effects

Cyan & Yellow LED Light – Redness Reducer & Skin Soother

Provides calming and soothing skin healing benefits for irritated and sensitised skin types and inflammation from Rosacea and supports in reducing the size of swollen capillaries

White LED Light – Skin Whitening

Skin Whitening removes freckles

LED Light Therapy is included in the advanced facial treatments available at Beauty Vibes or  *consider a 10 minute LED Light Therapy optional add on with any alternative facial treatments available at Beauty Vibes for enhanced skin results

 

 

January 26th, 2020|Blog, Dermalogica|

Advanced Facial Technology explained

Confused about advanced technology and system formulas used in beauty treatment rooms lately?? The following Q&A has been put together to help clarify why stepping up to advanced technology can really help to enhance skin results from your facial treatment..

How does Ultrasound work to improve skin?

Ultrasound works by emitting sound waves into skin which create cavities in the cellular layers thus allowing the small molecule peptide nutrients rich formulas to be pushed deeper into the skin for improved absorption.  This process has a skin re-energising effect on skin and triggers new collagen and elastin formation and improved blood circulation has beneficial anti inflammatory effects on the skin for improved texture and tone.

What is Radio Frequency?

Radio Frequency energy is used to repair skin tissue and tighten skin and treat skin ageing concerns such as sagging loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles.  RF energy feeds deep into the sub dermal layer of the skin, generating heat that cause collagen fibres to contract and in effect stimulates production of new collagen and elastin and tightens skin.  *Great for anti ageing however not recommended for red sensitive skin types, diabetic, rosacea, dilated capillaries as the heat generated in the skin from RF may trigger further inflammation.

What does Iontophoresis mean?

Iontophoresis produces an electrical current and when used in conjunction with IonActive serums stimulates facial muscle tissue to lift and tone skin and also make skin cells more permeable to better receive ionized active nutrients being pushed into the skin as far as possible. The IonActive serums selected in treatment treat specific skin concerns such as oily, breakout and acne skin problems, pigmentation, dehydration and crepid skin conditions. *Iontophoresis is NOT suitable for anyone with metal implants, or pacemakers or similar devices.

How does LED Light Therapy benefit skin?

LED Light Therapy emits different coloured infrared lights at different wavelengths which penetrate the skin at different depths and prove beneficial to treat different skin issues such as acne causing bacteria, sagging skin, wrinkles, pigmentation etc.  The most popular use are the Red & Blue.  Blue has a sterilisation effect on the skin beneficial for acne/breakout skin types and the Red LED provides anti ageing benefits for collagen stimulation and general skin revitalising and skin regeneration. *For more detailed information about skin benefits from various coloured LED Light Therapy click on the link here

 Note

* A bespoke treatment plan and recommended products to use at home will guarantee the best possible results and maintenance!!

 

January 26th, 2020|Blog, Dermalogica|

Recommended Revitalising Skincare products

 *When used daily these recommended products will help to smooth and brighten, lift and tone, hydrate and provide overall sustained nourishment and protection and ultimately ‘Renew and Reawaken’ Skin

Active Cleansers

*Dermalogica – Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Contains 5% Lactic – Lactic (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is a powerful and hydrating skin exfoliator effectively rids dulling surface dead skin cells and speeds up the general skin cell renewal process.  *Use once a day either morning or pm for smoother, brighter-looking skin

 

*Dermalogica – Daily Superfoliant – This invigorating anti pollution 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.

Skin Replenishing products

Toner – Replenish skin after cleansing with Toner  to rehydrate and tighten pores

*Dermalogica – Antioxidant Hydramist –This potent peptide formula has a firming and lifting effect on skin and provides an antioxidant shield to help fight off environmental skin stressers *Carry this around with you and spritz throughout the day for added hydration and protection

 

 

Serums – Treat and correct skin concerns with peptide potent serums

*Dermalogica – Phyto Serum –  Formulated with advanced biomimetic peptides to reinforce antioxidant protection for the skin.  This remarkable dual phased serum lifts, firms and plumps skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. *Use this day and night (before moisturiser) for luminous skin radiance and visible lifted effects on skin

 

 

Moisturising Products

Eye Creams

*Dermalogica – Multivitamin power firm – Antioxidant vitamins provide nourishing protection whilst silicone and red seaweed extract firms skin. *Use night and day around the delicate eye area to hydrate and smooth fine lines

*Dermalogica –Age Reversal – Retinol eye treatment. Reverses multiple signs of ageing around the delicate eye area *Use at night on alternate nights for the first two weeks.

Face Creams

*Dermalogica – Skin Smoothing Cream – this advanced formula is vitamin enriched to provided lasting antioxidant protection and contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid infusing skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration. *Can be used day and night

 

*Dermalogica – Skin Dynamic SPF50 – The advanced broad-spectrum SPF formula protects against and manages existing signs of pigmentation whilst stimulating collagen formation, elasticity and hydration levels to minimise the appearance of skin ageing.

 

 

October 21st, 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 skincare 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

Active Clearing (formerly known as Medibac) + Clear Start – treats Acne/Breakout skin types

Powerbright TRX – manages and treats Pigmentation skin concern issues

Daily Skin Health – 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.  

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

May 27th, 2019|Blog, Dermalogica|