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.”

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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

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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!”

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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

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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.”

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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

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Tried and Tested: Dermalogica, Day One

Wednesday 17th December 2014, 15.23

Liberty VIP

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…

Heather, a Liberty VIP customer, wanted to see a reduction in wrinkles, improved hydration and a reduction in age-related skin problems. She tested Ultra Calming Cleanser, Super Rich Repair and Skin Hydrating Masque.

“I have been anxious about finding products suitable for ageing skin with an allergy, but the consultation with Dermalogica felt reassuring and I was less anxious about trying a new product. I’ve used many brands over the years and I love the smells associated with expensive products, but I can’t use these any more – Dermalogica gives the quality without the scent. I know I don’t drink enough water so dehydration and sensitivity were no surprise, but after a week using Dermalogica my skin feels much more hydrated and smooth. The only supplementary product I’ve needed is a gentle eye make-up remover. Cleansing twice has taken a bit of getting used to and I found Super Rich Repair quite hard to apply, although warming it in my hands makes it easier. I will be carrying on with this routine as I would like to see the positive results achieved so far continue!”

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From left to right: Ultra Calming Cleanser, Super Rich Repair and Skin Hydrating Masque.

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

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Beauty Beat: Build and Destroy

Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 14.35






Azzi Glasser & James Lavelle introduce their limited edition Eau de Parfum, Build and Destroy

build and destroy perfume

James Lavelle of record label Mo’Wax has joined creative forces with professional nose and creator of iconic Agent Provocateur Parfums Azzi Glasser once again to create a unique, limited-edition fragrance, Build and Destroy Eau de Parfum.

Following the pair’s collaborations for exhibitions and installations in London and Hong Kong, including the UNKLE Redux show during Meltdown festival at the Royal Festival Hall – Build and Destroy sees Glasser and Lavelle create an Eau de Parfum for the first time.

The scent has notes of frankincense, myrrh and pimento, complemented by olibanum resin, blond wood, vetiver and musk. The result is a bold, artistic fragrance that aims to capture the artistic personality of Lavelle himself.

Packaged in bottles carefully designed by the duo, the limited edition range of 300 is a reflection of Glasser and Lavelle’s design signature and commitment to British street culture.

Available online and in-store now, shop here >

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