Intensive Moisture Balance
Intensive Moisture Balance is among the few Dermalogica products we recommend, though you can find superior moisturizer for less money. The formula is best for dry skin and it contains some beneficial plant extracts as well as antioxidant vitamins and a tiny amount of repairing ingredients. Its only drawbacks include the rose flower extract and a small amount of fragrance ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation. The rose flower is the bigger cause for concern; fragrance-free is the preferred way to go for all skin types, including when you’re struggling with signs of aging.
Ultra-rich antioxidant moisturizer for dry skin. Smooth away the appearance of dry lines and skin damage with stabilized Vitamin C. Antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, vitamins A and E, and Ginkgo help shield against damage caused by environmental assaults. Soothing Echinacea and Centella Asiatica, combined with extracts of Grape Seed and Wild Yam, help reduce the signs of prematurely-aging skin, leaving it smooth and firmer-looking.
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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