Dermalogica. a name that many of you have seen, heard and love. Now husband and wife, Jane and Ray Wurwand created a personalise business plan that allowed them to help continue educating students in their personalised therapy classes. Due to the success of the business plan and ever growing classes, Jane and Ray launched The International Dermal Institute (IDI) in Marina Del Rey
2 YEARS LATER
With the International Dermal Institute (IDI) launch being a huge success, Jane and Ray discussed on creating skin care products that didn’t contain harmful skin irritants that many of us are unknown of using today.
INSPIRED BY STUDENTS
Many of Jane and Rays students pointed out that how little products without skin irritating ingredients were available to buy, especially for Janes daily skin condition of ongoing dermatitis and painful eczema. Jane wanted to use ingredients that nurtured and repaired the skin, not ingredients that had the potential of harming.
In 1986, Dermalogica was born. With the brand’s goal to create personalised skincare products that harness the powers of natural and science in one, and without the use of skin disrupting ingredients like artificial fragrances and unnecessary colours, the brand became a big success across the globe.
CHARCOAL TO THE RESCUE
Like a sponge would with water, Charcoal absorbs all the dirt, grime and pollutants our skin picks up throughout the day, acting like a magnet drawing out harmful substances that can cause skin havoc. Charcoal powder has been widely used for centuries to fight common viruses, bacteria and skin imperfections on humans. The charcoal filter above removes harmful contaminants like chlorine from our tap water making water taste surprising pleasant. This Binchotan Charcoal filter is usable for up to 3 whole months, after 3 month period, simply recharge the filter for 10 minutes by using boiling water, this allows you to re-use the charcoal filter for another 3 months.
ONE MASK TREATS ALL
Although multitasking with face masks can be a fun, pleasant experience, sometimes just the one mask can be the answer to all your skin problems. Dermalogica created the Charcoal Rescue Masque for all skin types and skin issues, unlike other charcoal masks on the market only targeting blemish skin sufferers, Dermalogica’s latest masque innovation treat a multitude of skin concerns thanks the combination of ingredients inside the Charcoal Rescue Masque.
TIME TO DETOX
With a blend of effective, active ingredients, this bentonite and kaolin based face mask work at the very moment of applying. The use of lactic acid gently exfoliates away dead skin cells allowing the active ingredients to full at their full potential. With a high concentration of sulfur at 5%, antiseptic tea tree oil, toning witch hazel and cleansing sea salt extract, those problematic areas of skin blemishes and blackheads will not become such a worry.
Finally, we have volcanic ash that acts as the physical exfoliant whilst the key ingredient Charcoal powder works like a filter by absorbing unpleasant skin contaminants that can potentially cause skin irritations and spot causing bacteria.
KNOW YOUR ACIDS
AHA/BHA acids: highly effective skin care ingredients that we all love to apply and use daily as part of our skin care routine. We hear the ever so popular Salicylic Acid; most commonly used to treat active acne and blemishes. Glycolic Acid, widely used to treat fine lines and wrinkles whilst tackling uneven skin tone. Another common acid that acts as a micro exfoliant is Lactic Acid, you have most likely used a body wash containing lactic acid.
Inside the latest innovation from Dermalogica, the charcoal rescue masque contains a concoction of acids that you may not have experienced before.
Created from sweet bitter almonds, Mandelic Acid plays a role by making sure skin is looking youthful and radiance. Mandelic Acid also helps lighten darkened area caused by sun damage and past imperfections that have left skin with an unwanted discolored scar.
Phytic Acid. A natural plant antioxidant at heart, this extremely gentle acid helps to stop the formation of melanin that causes uneven skin tone. Similar to other acids on the market today, Phytic Acid treats daily skin problems like blemishes, blotchiness, and those pesky enlarged pores. Rumour as it that the glam life of Hollywood is big on Phytic Acid peels.
How often can I apply the Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque?
With personal experience, no more than once a week. I can honestly say this brings every skin impurity to the surface. You might have to look spotty for a few days but at least you know your skin is clean from the inside.