Skincare is overwhelming. The process, the products, the prices, the personalization. Finding the perfect skincare routine is no easy feat.
There are a hundreds of brands to choose from, so many ingredients to try and include in your routine, and way too many ingredients to try to avoid. Sometimes you sit down to research the perfect product to add to your routine and end up feeling even more confused than when you started.
As a skincare fanatic, beauty blogger and unfortunately, the canvas for some challenging skin, I have tried so many different skincare lines and products and have certainly found many products that do wonders, but also found many products that wreak havoc. If you’re a skincare junkie like me and love to mix and match brands to curate your very own lineup, I have plenty of resources for you over here! But, if you’re the kind of person who finds skincare completely overwhelming, I have the fix for you: find a brand you believe in and stick with it.
Dermalogica has been one of my absolute favorite skincare brands for years. In fact, I can safely say it is the ONLY brand I have ever used where I have liked every single product that has touched my face. Every. Single. One. That sounds near impossible, right?
Founded by a skin therapist over 30 years ago, Dermalogica places emphasis on skin health with clean products free of lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances. Instead, you will see powerful ingredients like vitamins, essential oils, and more. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you that are great for oily or acne prone skin. If you have drier or combination skin, a lot of these products will work perfectly fine for you too, but there also might be even better products for your skin type (see very bottom of the post). Regardless, I truly believe you can’t go wrong with Dermalogica – its the one skincare brands I feel like I can always count on!
Morning Skincare Routine
Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser: This is the perfect face wash for deep-cleansing oily, congested skin. I love using it in the morning – the menthol wakes me right up! The ingredient list also has powerful ingredients like kaolin and green clays, sambucus, ivy, lemon, cucumber and sage.
Dermalogica Multiactive Toner: This toner is one of my absolute favorites I’ve ever used! When you spray it, it fizzes on your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and prepped for the next step. The lavender, mint and aloe vera is amazing at cleansing, soothing and purifying. This toner also helps your moisturizer absorb more effectively into your skin.
Dermalogica Age Smart BioLumin-C Serum: Because of the scarring I have due to previous acne, I always incorporate vitamin C into my routine to help even out my skin tone. I love this vitamin C serum because it absorbs so easily into my skin and works wonders! Packed with high-quality ingredients, this serum is perfect for anyone looking to even out skin tone or slow down aging.
Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil: Living in the city, there is constantly pollution in the air I need to protect my skin from. This feather-light treatment oil works in three phases to strengthen, hydrate and shield for healthy, luminous skin. I love this oil and truly believe it has helped prevent flare ups by protecting my skin against free radical damage.
Dermalogica Calm Water Gel: For oily skin, gel moisturizers are a must! This cooling and calming gel is incredible for hydrating your skin. It melts right down into what feels like water and then is quickly absorbed by your skin.
Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 30: This moisturizer has two very key aspects to it: it helps mattify the skin and it very critically protects your skin from harmful UV rays. One of the very best things you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen – your future self with thank you ten-fold. This sunscreen is a must in my every day routine.