As a skin therapist, my main concern is the health of everyone's skin and that entails choosing the perfect skin care line for effective and results-driven facials. In my treatment room, the most common skin condition I come across is sensitivity. Some people experience sensitivity because skin structure is hereditary. Fitzpatrick type I skin, usual redheads with light fair skin and green or blue eyes, have thinner skin and are most likely to experience skin barrier function issues. Those with skin conditions such as rosacea, couperose, eczema, psoriasis, etc, can all be classified as sensitive skin and there are certain treatments or products skin therapists divert from to avoid flare-ups. However, sensitized skin can affect any skin type and this a condition that was caused and can be reversed. Sensitized skin is also the most common skin condition I come across in my treatment room and that is why I chose Dermalogica as the main product behind the majority of my facials.
Dermalogica was one of the first clean skincare lines before it was made a trend. It was created by Jane Wurwand ( power to the women!) in 1986. She was a trained UK skin therapist and when she entered the American esthetics industry she recognized the educational gap and decided to open up a classroom to help estheticians further their education post-graduation. Her classroom, named The International Dermal Institute, now has 37 locations. One is located in Orlando where I continue my postgraduate education and fall more in love with the products as I learn to properly manipulate them for the best results. Dermalogica products are made without common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors, and fragrances). Dermalogica was specifically formulated to improve skin health.
With skin health in mind, they have formulated products to cater to every skin type: Oily, Combination, Dry. They also have products to address certain skin conditions, pigmentation, aging, redness, and breakouts. Their protocols for facials are completely customizable whether you are on the go and need an express 30-minute facial (ProSkin 30) or you want a more in-depth hour-long treatment (ProSkin 60), your facial will be paired with specific products dedicated to your skin type and condition.
Dermalogica is a skincare brand I trust to return the health of my clients' skin while addressing any skin concerns. Dermalogica is a brand that will not compromise the health of my clients' skin to correct those concerns. It is a brand that shares my values, skin health, proper education, empowerment and it is a brand that consistently shows results with 324 awards to date.