I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here’s what happened | Before & After Acne skin

I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here's what happened | Before & After Acne skin

If you haven’t seen on my Instagram, I’m fortunate enough to be a part of Dermalogica’s Skinfluencer program. They send me products to try out and share with you guys. The second package they sent me was an entire skincare routine tailored for my skin, so I set myself the challenge of sticking to that exact routine for a week using strictly only those products and see what differences there were.

There were some HUGE differences in my skin I am so excited to show you! I’ve included some before and after photos of my skin which is nerve wracking for me as it is a big confidence issue for me, but I think it shows how amazing the routine worked for me and how great the Dermalogica products are.

I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here's what happened | Before & After Acne skin

The Routine

Dermalogica is a brand I’ve always seen as professional and high quality so I was so excited to try this routine.

I would describe my skin as on the dry side and with acne, I spoke a bit about my skin here and a routine that worked for me before. 

I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here's what happened | Before & After Acne skin

Daily AM:

Pre cleanse using the Pre cleansing balm, rub the oil into your skin and then massage for a further minute with wet hands to create a milky emulsion. 

Cleanse using the Daily cleanser, lather this up in wet hands and then massage into your skin to remove the remaining make-up and dirt.

Tone using the Clear start all over toner, spritz all over face, neck and anywhere else prone to breakouts.

SPF using the Solar defence booster spf50, apply this liberally every morning at least 30 minutes before leaving the house.  

Daily PM:

Pre Cleanse using the Pre cleansing balm, rub the oil into your skin and then massage for a further minute with wet hands to create a milky emulsion.

Cleanse using the Daily cleanser, lather this up in wet hands and then massage into your skin to remove the remaining make-up and dirt.

Exfoliate with the Daily Microfoliant, pour half a teaspoon of this into very wet hands to form a milky paste and then massage into skin for a minute. If you’re short for time you can mix this into the cleanser instead to do both together and power cleanse.

Tone using the Clear Start All Over Toner, spritz all over face, neck and anywhere else prone to breakouts.

Moisturise with the Clear Start Soothing Hydrating Lotion. 

I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here's what happened | Before & After Acne skin

Before and After

This is absolutely nerve wracking for me posting these pictures of my bare face and my skin! These are raw photos with absolutely zero editing so you can see the true difference, I took them with natural daylight too. I think the most improved was my left side, I genuinely couldn’t believe how different my skin looked after just one week! I was so glad I took the photos because it really helped me to realise how well it worked.

So as you can probably see from the photos the main difference it did to my skin was that it reduced the redness a lot. I did come out in a few spots during the week which you can see as well, however they were not painful like they usually are and not very inflamed – Amazing! My redness is an issue I’ve always struggled to find products to counteract, apart from my trusty Sudocrem, but that is very drying.

My skin felt SO smooth as well, which I think is thanks to the Daily Microfoliant. It just genuinely made my skin look so much more healthier, it had a good glow and felt plump. I think I can confidently say it is the healthiest my skin has ever been. My one issue was that I did find that it caused dryness in some areas as the week progressed which I believe was the cleanser. It was disappointing, however when talking to my sister about it she thinks it may be where the products were drying out the acne.

Another thing to note, my cleanser before was the Biore Charcoal cleanser which minimises pores and helps with blackheads, because I stopped using this I did see an increase in blackheads, so the routine didn’t help with that. However Dermalogica do have a Fizz mask product that helps with blackheads which I also own though, so adding that to the routine all my issues should be solved!

Now that I’m not sticking to just these products strictly I started using an oil every other night with my routine and I now have no dry patches.

Positives

  • Reduced redness
  • Smoother skin
  • Softer skin
  • Improved clarity
  • Unpainful spots
  • Brighter skin

Negatives

  • Caused dry patches
  • Didn’t help with blackheads
I used strictly Dermalogica products for a week and here's what happened | Before & After Acne skin

Overall I am over the moon. I am so incredibly impressed with the Dermalogica products, I’m going to continue to use these to hopefully clear my skin even more. 

Clare xx

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