Educate your Skin with Dermalogica

Recently I was able to visit the International Dermal Institute in Vancouver to have a sit down one-to-one with Dermalogica’s instructor Cory Thompson. My skin concern when I came in was slight dehydration and some congestion. After my skin analysis and facial, my skin was more radiant and nourished. I wanted to share with you the great products I was introduced to.

Precleanse~ This great precleanse contains Kukui Nut, Borage Seed, Olive, Apricot Kernel and Rice Bran oils.I don’t usually wear foundation, but if I do this is great to use before my cleanser to get a deep clean. It’s great at taking off water proof make up.

Gentle Cream Exfoliant~ A non-abrasive exfoliation treatment that is great for all skin types, especially dehydrated skin. It contains hydroxy acid and natural fruit enzymes. My skin was left baby soft without feeling tight.

Multi-Active toner~ Anyone that knows me I rarely post about toners as I just don’t use them that often. But, this toner from Dermalogica is great. I love that it contains Aloe, Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica. All which are soothing ingredients for dry skin. Plus it has an amazing smell. I use it after I work out to freshen my skin.

Skin Smoothing Cream~ This is a great medium-weight cream that is great for drier or prematurely aging skin. Since my skin craves mega moisture, I like to add a few drops of the Skin Hydrating Booster to super-charge it!

I have been a big fan of Dermalogica for some time and wanted to get the scoop on what it takes to have great, glowing skin. Here is my Q & A

BB411~ Tell us a little bit about your self

CT~ I have been working for Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute for 4 years. My role is to train skin therapists and consumers on how to have absolute skin health using Dermalogica products. My passion for skin care goes far beyond pampering and luxury. Taking care of your skin is like fitness, what you put in is what you get out of it.

BB411~I am a huge believer in the beauty of giving back, what does it mean to you?

CT~Dermalogica has really taught me how to give back. I have been volunteering at Beauty Night for the last year, working with women on the Downtown East-side. What I do is give Skin Treatments to women who usually couldn’t afford them. They might see it as pampering, but I see it as a whole lot more. Giving back doing something I love  is truly amazing. I truly get such a sense of satisfaction from working with these women. I couldn’t ask for more.

BB411~ What is a big “no-no” most people do when it comes to their skin care?

CT~ The biggest “no-no” people make when it comes to skin care is not wearing SPF or using it correctly. Just putting it on in the morning is not enough. One teaspoon is the recommended amount for the face and most people just use a portion of that.

BB411~ How important is it to exfoliate?

CT~ Exfoliation is important because it removes the dull skin cells from the surface of skin allowing for better penetration of ingredients. Depending on the ingredients you exfoliate with, you can work on different conditions. Everything from dehydration to pigmentation. Always let a professional Skin Therapist help you make your decision.

BB411~What do you suggest for those that are overwhelmed with all the option out there for products?

CT~For those who are overwhelmed with all the product choices out there, look for a product that contains no mineral oil or lanolin, and no artificial fragrance or color. Don’t fall into the trap of “miracles in a jar” or “botox in a bottle”. Healthy skin is where it all starts. If you’re confused, ask a Dermalogica Skin Therapist for your zone by zone Face Mapping® Skin Analysis.

BB411~ What are the top 3 beauty products a person should have in their regime?

CT~The top products everyone should have in their regime are a cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin, an exfoliant that suits your skin condition(a scrub isn’t meant for everyone) and an SPF designed for your skin type.
BB411~ What does “Beauty” mean to Dermalogica?
CT~ Beauty to us means healthy skin. No false promises, no hype-Real results. It all starts with healthy skin now and prevention for later.

Dermalogica supports an amazing organization, FITE. To learn more click HERE

Remember to say you heard it first from Beauty Buzz 411

I would love to hear what 3 products you can’t live without

Much Love, Beauty Buzz 411

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