Extra Firming Booster
Extra Firming Booster contains irritating bitter orange flower and only makes skin feel firmer because of the PVP-based film-forming agent it contains. The ylang ylang oil (listed as Cananga odorata) can cause contact dermatitis and itchy skin, which isn’t what you want from any product. This also contains other irritating plant extracts and ultimately isn’t a product we can recommend, at least not for anyone who wants skin that look and acts younger. For all the skin know-how this line espouses, no one seems to have considered the stacks of research showing how problematic fragrance (natural or synthetic) can be for skin.
Firming fluid concentrate to help tighten aging skin. Help firm and tighten skin by mixing into your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer or applying directly to skin. Vitamin C, Seaweed and Protein Peptides help diminish signs of premature aging.
According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.
The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.
For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.
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