17 October 2013

Product Review: Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, and Antioxidant HydraMist from RY

Like most others I have taken to purchasing my beauty products online. This is not only easier that you can do it from the comfort of your own home, in your PJ’s if you like, but you can also browse around when it suits you – in the middle of the night if you can’t sleep, or when your little bub has finally gone down for an afternoon nap!! Here are my thought on the *Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, and an Antioxidant HydraMist, which I was asked to trial by the online store RY;

What They Say:
"Multivitamin Thermofoliant combines a unique self-heating technology with powerful chemical and mechanical exfoliants to smooth and refine while facilitating penetration of multivitamin actives into skin.  After just one use, skin is noticeably smoother with improves texture.  It should be used two to three times per week in an alternating sequence with skin resurfacing cleanser to avoid over exfoliation; this will ensure firmer, smoother and healthier looking skin."

"Skin Resurfacing Cleanser: A dual-action exfoliating cleanser containing Lactic Acid that smoothes, retextures and delivers ultra-clean skin."

"Antioxidant HydraMist: A refreshing antioxidant shield with flash-firming properties to improve skin texture, fight environmental assault and intensely hydrate alipoid, dehydrated skin."

What I Say:

The Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant is a gel that contains tiny little beads, so small you can hardly feel them, and once applied to the skin, the gel warms up on the skin when water is applied. The warmth helps open the pores in the skin for a better clean, and I love how it makes the skin feel warm, yet it is still a comfortable heat, and not so warm that it becomes uncomfortable. After massaging the Thermafoliant into the skin for a few minutes, dull skin is removed and my skin is left feeling silky smooth, soft and refined, yet without over-scrubbing or irritating the skin. My skin simply looks radiant and glowing.

The Multivitamin Thermafoliant contains both physical and chemical exfoliants to refine the skin texture and enhance the penetration of age-fighting vitamins into the skin. It also contains lactic acid, which helps stimulate cell turnover and prickly pear extract to accelerate the skin’s natural exfoliation process. It also contains white tea to suppress the formation of collagen degrading and vitamins A, C and E to brighten the skin tone, provide defence against damaging free radicals and help promote skin firmness.

The scrub has a lovely gentle fruity scent, and I love that it does not contain any artificial colours or fragrances.

The scrub is quite concentrated so only a little is needed, and as it is so efficient, I only need to use it twice a week, so the 75ml tube will last me forever. And after having used it for several weeks, I feel that especially my t-zone where I have particularly large pores, is more refined and feels less greasy, and consequently my makeup not only looks nicer, but also stays put for longer. However, I am yet to see any skin firming effects.

The Multivitamin Thermafoliant came in a gift box with two free deluxe samples including a Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, and an Antioxidant HydraMist.

The Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a two in one exfoliating cleanser. It comes in an easy to use little pump bottle, and just a few small pumps is sufficient to cleanse the face. As it is an exfoliating cleanser, I use my standard cleanser to first remove my makeup, and then follow with the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser. And after massaging it into my damp skin for 30 seconds as recommended, even though you cannot feel any exfoliating particles, my skin is left so unbelievably soft and smooth.

I follow with the Antioxidant HydraMist, which also comes in a small pump bottle, and is a thick spray. It doesn’t spray on very evenly, so I feel I need to pad it into my skin, but just 2-3 pumps is sufficient, and leaves my skin feeling relaxed and moisturised.

Both the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, and an Antioxidant HydraMist have a slightly strange scent which I can’t quite explain, and unfortunately the scent of the HydraMist does linger around for a while, but considering there are no artificial fragrances in these products.

The products are not cheap, but they are very concentrated, and will last you a while – and while the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, and an Antioxidant HydraMist purchased on their own cost $14.45 each, they were included as bonuses in the pack I received, and hence making it a great purchase.

What I Like:
  • The products are so gentle
  • That the products refine my skin and make it glow
  • The products contain no artificial fragrances of colour

What I Don’t Like:
  • The slightly strange scent
  • I am yet to see firming effects as promised

Overall, these are lovely products, and I love how they make my skin feel and look. I will enjoy using the remainder of these products, and I will definitely look into other products from Dermalogica.

Multivitamin Thermofoliant: $60.78 (75ml)

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser: $14.45 (30ml)
Antioxidant HydraMist: $14.45 (30ml)

Available from RY

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  1. You know what? I've been dying for aggeeesss to try Dermalogica! It's not available in our country, but I hope I'll be able to grab it somewhere else :). Great reviews!


    1. Wow, I thought that the Dermalogica products were available all over the world!!! But luckily there's always online shopping :-)

  2. I love dermalogica, but I agree that some of the products smell a bit weird haha! The scrub sounds lovely though :D

    1. I don't remember reading anywhere else about the smells, but I am so glad to hear I'm not the only one thinking the product smell weird!

  3. I love Dermalogca products. I'm not exactly sure which products/range it was but my old beautician used to use them when doing my facials. I have since moved and am no where near that salon any more so maybe I should invest in some for home. Thanks for the reminder :)

    1. For some reason I've only used small samples from ie the David Jones beauty totes, and although I've really liked the products, I just tend to forget about the brand too - but the products are really nice, so I'll definitely make an effort in the future to check out their products.

  4. The thermofoliant is my favourite. I also love Dermalogica multivitamin Serum. It is high in Vitamin A and is just wonderful. I cant stop touching my face after I use it ha!

    Lucy x

    1. I really must try some more Dermalogica products, as those I have tried have been amazing, and yes, let my skin so soft I cant help but keep touching it either!

  5. I have to agree with what you said that Dermalogica has a scent to it. I don't find it bad or cloying - I guess what I'm trying to say is, some people I know who use Dermalogica tell me that the products they're using from the brand are completely fragrance free. So it's good to know I'm not alone (all this time I thought my sense of smell is out of whack). Anyway, going back to your review, the Multivitamin Thermafoliant is one of my HG exfoliators right now. It's very gentle on my sensitive/combination skin and I've been using it onand off for the last three years (I test a variety of exfoliators every now and then but I always go back to this one). I'm interested with the Antioxidant HydraMist becuase I'm looking for a skin mist that will rehydrate my skin after my daily 1-hour jogging routine. I was hoping this one won't have any strange scent to it - how do you find the scent? Was it particularly off?

    1. Hi Jenny, and I'm so sorry for my delayed reply. I am glad I'm not the only one finding the products have a strange scent. Unfortunately I also find that the HydraMist has a strange scent too, but guess I've just accepted it because I really like the product!

  6. I have very oily skin, and I have used a variety of cleansers that have been too harsh or too mild. I used Dermatologica, but I didnt like how many chemicals were in the product, and it was super expensive. My dermatologist said I should try Citrus Clear. I have never used a product that agreed so much with my facial skin as the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer. It has NO chemical ingredients.

    The big pores on my nose have decreased significantly. I have always had big pores on my nose and it is a surprise for me to see them so small. I was HARDCORE Dermatologica, but Im so happy i switched to Citrus Clear.

    1. I have never heard of that brand before, but I'm glad to hear you've found some products that work for your skin.


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