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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

/ beauty / review / Dermologica - super rich repair kit

My poor mum has very sensitive skin. In fact she has reactions to things like 'air' and 'water'. She bought this little Dermologica 'super rich repair kit' to try out some highly recommended products.... and ended looking like a tomato.

I was thrown the box and told I do could do whatever I liked with it - and not wanting to miss out on some pretty expensive samples I gave it a go.

The PreCleanse
This is the only one of the three which isn't specifically anti-ageing. At £33.20 it is the most expensive cleanser I have ever used. That's a lot of Primark shoes.

The claims
For your cleanest skin ever. Nourishing olive, apricot and Kukui nut oils cut through make-up, sunscreens and oil based debris, readying them for easy removal. Add water to transform this hydrophilic formula into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin's surface, allowing your cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. 

The reality
Because I didn't have the biggest of bottles, I decided to use it once a day at night. After removing the worst of my make-up with a wipe, I massaged the PreCleanse all over my face,  getting your hands wet and having a good old smoosh around, before washing it off with more warm water.
The first time I used it I could tell a difference. It made my face feel clean. That sounds stupid, but it's hard to describe. 
It cleans your face so you can cleanse effectively - and after a week I could really start to see an improvement in my skin.

I want to try the MAC cleanse off Oil next...

The Skin Resurfacing cleanser

The claims
Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use with this dual action exfoliating cleanser. A highly- active Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping accelerate cell turnover. Use of this cleanser dramatically improves skin texture and properly prepares for maximum penetration  of other products.

The reality
So basically, this stuff is meant to make the surface of my skin perfect - brighten and whatnot.

It's like a non abrasive exfoliator. You can't feel it, but I promise you something is happening. A party on your face. In conjunction with the PreCleanse we have a very powerful combination. I've been trying to think of a way of describing the effects on my face - but it's a good thing.
The resurfacing cleanser is very concentrated, you don't need to use much at all.

Price - £35.60 for 150ml

Super Rich Repair

The claims
This deeply nourishing, heavyweight skin treatment cream helps combat chronically dry, dehydrated skin while replenishing critical moisture levels. Powerful peptides help stimulate collagen production while an acid-free smoothing complex helps improve elasticity and tone. Use as a protective salve to shield against cold, dry environmental conditions. 

The reality
Now THIS is what I'm talking about. Anti-ageing or not, it is honestly one of the best moisturizers I have ever put near my face. It's very thick but also light. A little goes a very long way, and your face will thank you for it. It's designed for people who have really dry skin and nourishes deep. The Super Rich Repair also calms any sensitivity and restores elasticity and tone. 

Price - £60.70 for 50ml. (SAY WHAT)

Instead of viewing this as an 'anti-aging' product - I have decided to give credit where it's due. The moisturiser is by far my favourite  (rivals the Hydraluron), though a combination of all three has left me with such lovely skin. If you have the budget, do it.

The learning curve here is one that slightly unnerves me. The products for my face that are really impressing me come with a slightly higher price tag. You do have to pay a little to feel fabulous.

love sophie


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