Sunday, 16 August 2020

Skincare | Dermalogica Active Clearing Range

Dermalogica active clearing range review


About two months ago, Dermalogica sent out the most beautiful care package to help with breakouts which included their new Retinol Clearing Oil*, AGE Bright Clearing Serum*, AGE Bright Spot Fader* and a satin eye mask! I’ve gathered my thoughts on the products after trying them out now for the last 7 weeks and here they are! 

 

To give you a bit of background, my skin has troubled me for around 15+ years now with varying levels of acne which right now is quite moderate and to be honest I will probably be looking for a referral to a dermatologist for another bout of Roaccutane should it get much worse. I’ve got combo skin that leans towards more oily in the summer and though that’s not the most positive intro, I do have plenty of good things to say about these three products! However, they are not the cure to acne, I’m still on the lookout for that :P 


dermalogica retinol clearing oil review


The newest product to the Active Clearing line up is the Retinol Clearing Oil* RRP £69This is a luxurious dry oil that contains time-released retinol, salicylic acid, argan, rosehip seed and jojoba. It is usually recommended that you use either retinol or salicylic acid, not both at once, however, Dermalogica have created a formula that is both gentle and effective in this oil and you can apply moisturiser over the top of this if you wish before bed. The retinol has been working well to minimise the fine lines I am becoming conscious of on my forehead and especially my “elevens” between my eyebrows as well as helping with stubborn pigmentation while the saliciylic acid gets to work on my breakouts and also works as an exfoliator. I haven’t experienced any sensitivity or irritation with this formula and the oils really help nourish and protect my skin while the active ingredients work! I always wake up to smoother, calmer skin and this has been helping with my leftover pigmentation. I am still breaking out with the same consistency as always though like I mentioned before so the results for me are short lived as I seem to enter into a revolving circle of breakout/treat/heal/breakout again. The bottle is also luxurious with its ombre print and fancy dropper! 


dermalogica AGE Bright clearing serum review

 

The AGE Bright Clearing Serum* RRP £65 has been a nice addition to my AM routine. Like the oil, it also contains salicylic acid as well as niacinamide and white shitake mushroom for even skin. AGE Bright complex promotes clearer and brighter skin and phytoactives from the resurrection plant hydrate and smooth skin. Again, this hasn’t cured my breakouts completely but I have noticed a much quicker recovery time while using this on active breakouts which has impressed me and my skin looks more even and bright! It sits really well under makeup and doesn’t dry out my skin at all. The scent is not my favourite thing in the world but you can’t smell it once it dries in. 


dermalogica AGE bright spot fader review


Lastly, the AGE Bright Spot Fader RRP £45* was sent over to me which to be honest is the one I forget about the most! While I have been using the oil and serum about 4-5 times a week I have probably remembered about this targeted treatment gel maybe 1-2 times a week. It contains salicylic acid, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol which all work together to clear breakouts and improve skin tone. Any time I do remember to use this I do find it calms the area and like the clearing serum, contributes to a quicker healing time on active breakouts but I wouldn’t say I have noticed any major differences using this specifically on pigmentation though I will keep testing! 


dermalogica active clearing range skinfluencer review


Overall, I am impressed with how quickly these get to work on active breakouts though it is difficult for me to see long term results as once I get rid of one patch of breakouts the next one seems to make its way onto my face! This is also a common pattern for my skin and not something I would say any of these products has contributed to. I start a new job on Monday where I think I will have to wear a mask all day so that will be a new test for my skin as I've only had to wear them for short amounts of time so far. I will be sure to keep you updated on how these continue working for me! Have you tried this range? What are your favourite products for clearing breakouts? 

 

The Dermalogica Active Clearing range can be bought directly from their website as well as many UK retailers such as Look Fantastic, John Lewis and Feel Unique and is cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, gluten free and free from artificial fragrances and colours!

 

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure here. 

 

Danielle xx

 

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22 comments

  1. I haven’t tried these particular products from Dermalogica. Great reviews.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! They are definitely geared towards acne prone skin! xx

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  2. I haven’t tried it. Maybe I should.

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    1. Yes! If you have acne prone skin give them a go! xx

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  3. This sounds like such an amazing range, I completely get you with the breakout/treat/heal/breakout cycle, I am exactly the same! x

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  4. These products look very interesting :)

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  5. So glad to see you back and blogging again! I've not tried Dermalogica before, but this range sounds amazing and it's great that you see results so quickly xx

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I love so many of their products! xx

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  6. Haven´t heard of this range yet it looks nice! ❤

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  7. omg that retinol oil with salicylic acid sounds like a dream! Sorry to hear it hasn't been helping long-term but I guess that's more what it does, heal or dry out the spots you currently have, not so much prevent your skin from new breakouts. But yeah that sounds amazing, are these products quite new? I've never even seen them before ;)

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    1. Yes! The oil is new! The serum and fader were part of the existing collection! Gorgeous products but yes my acne goes a bit deeper unfortunatly! xx

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  8. These serum and oil sound amazing. I would like to try some products from Dermalogica. Thank you for recommendation.

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  9. Hope you see great results as time passes :)
    I know how tough it can be to get rid of acne.

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    1. Thank you :) yes it feels never ending sometimes! xx

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  10. That cleaning serum looks good.

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