Oh hey, guys! Welcome to Wash Me Amadeus Week! Re: Dermalogica: I LURVE this stuff. If you’re having mild-medium adult acne probs, this could save you a trip to the dermatologist. Dermalogica’s Clearing Skin Wash is a non-irritating, naturally-foaming cleanser that provides around-the-clock control of breakouts and excess surface oils. It contains Salicylic Acid to slough off dead skin cells to clear clogged pores, helping to prevent future breakouts. Soothing, naturally-antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Burdock and Camphor calm congested skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.
It’s not quite so cheap at $47 for 16.9 oz, but you get your money’s worth. Here’s why. First, you need only use a pea-sized amount each time you wash. Be sure to keep it out of your eye area. In fact, I normally just scrub my eye makeup off with my face wash, but this one expressly recommends you refrain from doing that. So when I Dermalogica, I use a separate eye makeup remover. Lately, I’m loving Lancome Bi-Facil, $26. It’s non-irritating for contact lens wearers and gently removes even waterproof mascara, no easy feat.
Anywho, Dermalogica is pretty economical as I find you only need to use it for a week here and there. Once my skin calms down (and it’s been WAY less oily all around – this makes a GREAT summer skin wash), I return to using something designed for more balanced skin. More on those choices later. I’ll use my regular wash for another 3-4 weeks or until my skin starts freaking out again and then will break out my interim prod, Dermalogica again. Also, as my friend Leah pointed out, it IS a bit drying. Make sure you have a good oil-free moisturizer on hand to combat dryness. But dryness, while annoying, is a small price to pay for clear skin. In conjunction with the Zeno, you can kiss zits buh-bye. Have you tried Dermalogica? What do you think? Hope you had a fab weekend, dolls! Mine was great, thank you. I went to two birthday parties, caught up with my old roommate Erin, and got a fantastic treatment and rinse/gloss at the Hiro Haraguchi Salon. More on that later.
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