Every bride I meet usually wants their skin to look beautiful on their wedding day. Whether that’s achieving a luminous glow, concealing dark circles, covering up blemishes or reducing shine. Well I’ve been on a quest for the last 18 months to test out the various skin care regimes the high street has to offer.
First let me share my skin issues. I have dry patches on my face, dark circles under my eyes and deep-ish lines on my forehead. As I’m ageing I think I’m losing skin tone and after years of sunny holidays I’m starting to wonder if I’ve got any skin damage.
I’ve tried moisturisers and cleansers from various brands such as Lacurna from Aldi, NSpa, Dr Organics, Liz Earle, L’oreal, Olay, Boots No 7, Steam cream, Clinique, Simple and Soap & Glory among others. I’ve also tried Evening Primrose Oil and Olive Oil. You name it, I’ve probably put it on my face all in the pursuit of great skin!
Whilst most of these products provided a level of moisturisation, they didn’t always leave my skin feeling clean and often the cleansers left my skin feeling even drier. I started to get blemishes and my skin just looked dull. Well I’d had enough. I read an article which spoke about Dermalogica and its free skin analysis – I’m a sucker for a freebie! So one Sunday afternoon I headed to my local Dermalogica counter to have my skin scrutinised. The assistant donned a scientific looking magnifying visor and a pair of sterile gloves and really had a good look at my skin. To my delight she advised that the issues I had could be dealt with easily, that I’d little sun damage and had good skin tone. Hurrah! I was then invited to try a range of products that they would suggest would help get my skin back into tip top condition. The explanation was simple, the products lovely, the result even lovelier and amazingly no sales pitch!
With my face chart in hand and a few free samples to try at home I toddled off pleased with my experience. For the rest of the day, I kept checking my face in the mirror and touching my skin expecting dry patches to appear but low and behold they didn’t until after I’d stopped using the free samples. I was delighted.
So I decided to book myself in for a 20 minute treatment with a view to buying some of the products afterwards. Don’t get me wrong Dermalogica products aren’t cheap but the quality of results speak for themselves, plus you only need a small amount of product so the bottles last a long time. While I was there I booked myself in for the special 60 minute treatment (£60) offer running in April, the cost of the treatment is redeemable against purchases, plus I got another free gift and some more free samples because I’d spent over £60! Free stuff = happy makeup artist.
I’ve been using the Dermalogica products for about 3 weeks now and can see an improvement in my skin. It looks fresh and healthy, the dry patches are almost gone, the blemishes reduced, the lines on my forehead have softened and my dark circles are slowly improving.
I’m not saying that these products will work miracles but my skin definitely feels smoother and more youthful and who doesn’t want that.
Get yourself down to your local Dermalogica counter and see the results for yourself!