Tried and Tested: Dermalogica, Day Five

Sunday 21st December 2014, 15.45

Louis Matthewman

Known for its prescriptive, personalised Face Mapping service, Dermalogica has a reputation as the skincare brand that gets results. So, with an ethos rooted firmly in potent scientific blends and skincare tailored for the individual, does it really have skin-changing potential? We invited a group of staff and VIP customers to put the Dermalogica range to the test…

Louis, Marketing Events Officer at Liberty, wanted to re-hydrate his skin after shaving and cold weather left it irritated. He tested Dermal Clay Cleanser, Skin Smoothing Cream and Soothing Shave Cream.

“I’m already a big fan of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant but I was new to the other prescribed products. I’ve seen instant effects from using the shaving cream in the morning and I have no red marks or blemishes en route to work. A few days in and my skin actually felt dryer plus I had a breakout, but I put this down to changing to a new skincare brand. By day four my skin felt more hydrated, less tight and I loved using the products! A little really does go a long way and they are incredibly easy to use. I usually moisturise and cleanse every day though I’m not very good at remembering to do it morning and night – this routine has definitely helped with that. During the Face Mapping I was really surprised to learn that when you’re dehydrated your skin can become more oily as the body is trying to re-compensate, but the Skin Smoothing Cream sinks right in and good bye shine! I will definitely carry on with this regime over the Christmas period while weather and festivities are taking their toll on my face. I’ve had a lot of compliments on my glowing skin, too.”

louis dermalogica
From left to right: Dermal Clay Cleanser, Skin Smoothing Cream and Soothing Shave Cream.

Visit the Dermalogica counter in-store or call +44 (0)207 734 1234 for enquiries about the Face Mapping service. Alternatively, shop the full Dermalogica range online

0 Comments

Tried and Tested: Dermalogica, Day Four

Saturday 20th December 2014, 15.45

Hannah Matthews

Known for its prescriptive, personalised Face Mapping service, Dermalogica has a reputation as the skincare brand that gets results. So, with an ethos rooted firmly in potent scientific blends and skincare tailored for the individual, does it really have skin-changing potential? We invited a group of staff and VIP customers to put the Dermalogica range to the test…

Hannah, Marketing Executive at Liberty, wanted to see evenness of tone, a reduction in blackheads around her nose and to feel more hydrated. She tested Ultracalming Cleanser, Active Moist Moisturiser and Daily Microfoliant.

“During my Face Mapping, which I thought was fantastic, it was really interesting to find out that congestion around the forehead is connected to your hormones. I was horrified to learn I should be double cleansing as my normal routine is limited with a one-step cleanser, but I’m excited to see if my skin benefits from a more attentive regime. Initially I found my skin felt pleasantly plumped and cleansed after use, the Daily Microfoliant was fun to use (you tap out a bit of powder then add water to make a paste) and I only needed a little of the Active Moist, it has a lovely texture and goes a long way (though I did miss the lovely scent usually associated with a good moisturiser). In truth though, I did find the cleansing regime (double cleansing, twice a day) tiring and because the product is very light, it didn’t feel like my skin was being cleansed. After using all three products for a week however, I’m really pleased with the results! The blackheads around my nose are visibly smaller and my nose is a much more attractive one. I have switched back to my normal cleanser after experiencing a breakout so I think I might try the Special Cleansing Booster in the future for when I get the odd breakout.”

hannah dermalogica
From left to right: Ultracalming Cleanser, Active Moist Moisturiser and Daily Microfoliant.

Visit the Dermalogica counter in-store or call +44 (0)207 734 1234 for enquiries about the Face Mapping service. Alternatively, shop the full Dermalogica range online

0 Comments

Just In: Liberty Pre Spring Summer 2015 Collections

Friday 19th December 2014, 16.11






Discover the pre-SS15 fashion and accessories that have just landed at Liberty.

The latest styles and designers have arrived on the floors of Liberty; we welcome the pre-SS15 collections to carry you into the new year gorgeously. With the potential for change or re-invention, these are the collections to inspire a new you courtesy of a revamped wardrobe.

Delve into the pre-Spring/Summer 2015 range with a taster of trending names to land at Liberty that are getting us excited…

Pre-ss15

EDIT

New to the Liberty fashion hall is Hong Kong brand, EDIT – showcasing feminine pieces with a nonchalant edge. For versatile, laid-back style with a polished finish, try this new collection featuring distressed denim and playful pastels.

O’2ND

Inspired by the mysticism of Marrakech, O’2nd recreate classics – think clean lines and contemporary geometric designs. This collection speaks of luxurious minimalism – complement the look with delicate jewellery or enhance with a statement necklace.

ss15-shore-projects

SHORE PROJECTS

We love the British seaside landscape that’s the inspiration behind Shore Projects’ stylish watches, and best of all the interchangeable straps (in cotton or leather) allow you to customise the look depending on your mood. For a trans-seasonal timepiece to impress, Shore Projects is the name to know.

ACE-AND-JIG

ACE & JIG

Ace & Jig are passionate about antique textiles, crafting all pieces with their own yarn-dye, woven fabric, and working with like-minded weavers in India. Each collection varies in colour and style, but remains grounded by a signature stripe. This season presents fresh hues and shapes in the form of beautiful, relaxed pieces.

pre-ss15-pybus

JOANNA PYBUS

A fresh discovery from Liberty Best of British, Joanna Pybus’ designs will ensure your accessories collection is eye-catching and on-trend. Add an innovative and quirky twist to any look with her vibrant clutches in soft faux fur, with suede appliques.

Love the new collections? Why not browse all new women’s fashion or new men’s fashion.

For the latest news and events follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

0 Comments

Tried and Tested: Dermalogica, Day Three

Friday 19th December 2014, 15.45

Anna Dermalogica

Known for its prescriptive, personalised Face Mapping service, Dermalogica has a reputation as the skincare brand that gets results. So, with an ethos rooted firmly in potent scientific blends and skincare tailored for the individual, does it really have skin-changing potential? We invited a group of staff and VIP customers to put the Dermalogica range to the test…

Anna, a Liberty VIP customer, knows her sensitive, combination skin really well. She tested Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum, Ultracalming Cleanser and Dynamic Skin Recovery.

“I know my skin and its problems really well, so I wasn’t surprised by the results for the Face Mapping. I usually have some puffiness and fine lines round my eyes, and while the Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum was easy to use with a pipette to give you the right amount every time, the strong smell put me off. My skin hasn’t reacted to it at all where usually it is really sensitive around my eyes, so I will continue to use it as I think it’s too early to see results. I really loved the Ultra Calming Cleanser – I felt that my skin was clean and fresh, and it didn’t leave a residue or heaviness on the skin, even when used morning and evening. I haven’t seen any redness or blemishes since I started using it so it’s been good for my sensitive skin, and has cooled down everything while cleansing. Even when I used it on my eyes I didn’t have any trouble, it’s a good price too! However, the Dynamic Skin Recovery moisturiser was medium weight which I found much too heavy. I used it in the morning only as it has an SPF, and I could feel it on my skin after it had been absorbed, even using small amounts. It would be good as a protector when my skin is dehydrated on holiday as I don’t usually wear any make-up in extreme sunshine so I will try it then!”

anna dermalogica products
From left to right: Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum, Ultracalming Cleanser and Dynamic Skin Recovery.

Visit the Dermalogica counter in-store or call +44 (0)207 734 1234 for enquiries about the Face Mapping service. Alternatively, shop the full Dermalogica range online

0 Comments

Tried and Tested: Dermalogica, Day Two

Thursday 18th December 2014, 15.45

Holly Dermalogica
Known for its prescriptive, personalised Face Mapping service, Dermalogica has a reputation as the skincare brand that gets results. So, with an ethos rooted firmly in potent scientific blends and skincare tailored for the individual, does it really have skin-changing potential? We invited a group of staff and VIP customers to put the Dermalogica range to the test…

Holly, Editorial Manager at Liberty, wanted to see a reduction in breakouts and an improvement to the overall texture of her skin. She tested Ultra Calming Cleanser, Active Moist Moisturiser and Overnight Clearing Gel.

“I’ve always been dedicated with my skincare, yet still my skin has been a cause for concern. I get monthly breakouts and the skin on my forehead is bumpy with comedos, I also have some acne scarring. A testament to quite how troubled my skin is, the lovely Aasma who did my Face Mapping had to prescribe me 7 products, but I decided to start off with a pared-down group and add in others if I felt they were needed. My Face Mapping was a far nicer experience than I’d expected, Aasma planned my new regime and then asked me to wash my face with the prescribed products so that she could show me the correct way to use them all – turns out direction of application and amount used are all more important that I’d realised. After sticking to the plan, my skin feels less bumpy – though there’s still a way to go to smooth – and I feel less oily as the day progresses, when usually I would be feeling the shine. I’ve had a couple of small blemishes appear since I started with Dermalogica and having used the Overnight Clearing Gel both cleared up faster than usual and left no marks. This is the first routine I’ve tried which has shown a marked improvement, and in a relatively short space of time. I’m a convert.”

dermalogica products
From left to right: Ultra Calming Cleanser, Active Moist Moisturiser and Overnight Clearing Gel.

Visit the Dermalogica counter in-store or call +44 (0)207 734 1234 for enquiries about the Face Mapping service. Alternatively, shop the full Dermalogica range online

0 Comments