Sebum Clearing Masque
Sebum Clearing Masque is a clay mask that contains several irritating ingredients including menthol and camphor, which makes it a problem for all skin types. Menthol and camphor have no effect on oil production or absorption, and the pH of 4.5 prevents the salicylic acid from clearing clogged pores, not to mention the amount of salicylic acid is on the low side for efficacy. Even without the irritants and with a lower pH to ensure the salicylic acid worked, this mask’s blend of thick clays, wax, and a high amount of oil make it difficult to rinse.
A cooling, refining and deep-cleaning clay masque that purifies, absorbs excess surface oil and prevents future breakouts. Also inhibits the growth of acnegenic bacteria while stimulating the skin's natural antimicrobial agents for clearer, healthier skin.
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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