UltraRich Body Cream
This emollient body cream contains some very good ingredients for dry skin from the neck down, but not enough to warrant its price. Far from a necessary splurge, at this price the formula should be brimming with state-of-the-art ingredients, and it isn’t. We’re pleased to report that Dermalogica did include some proven antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients, but for your money all of these should be more front-and-center.
Aside from price, the only significant problem with this body cream is its lavender fragrance. Lavender extract is the first ingredient and although it isn’t as much of a problem for your skin as lavender oil, this much of any form of lavender isn’t good. It is definitely possible that the lavender extract may cause irritation that hurts your skin’s ability to heal and produce healthy collagen. Please see our list of Best Body-Care Products for better formulas that cost less.
Ultra-rich, long-lasting moisture treatment to replenish and repair extra-dry skin. Dermalogicas super-rich formula includes our unique Environmental Protection Complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Evening Primrose Oil. May also be used for massage.
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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