Here is a review on a couple of the Dermalogica samples I was sent in October’s Glossybox. Enjoy!

What are they?
Dermalogica is a well-known skincare brand which has been around for over 25 years. They focus on: “delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through advertising, frilly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype.” The products themselves are fairly expensive, with these two samples I am going to review being £40.50 and £33 in their full-sized form.

I am testing these samples to see whether the ‘hype’ about Dermalogica products is true, and to see if they are worth all that money!

Why did you buy it?
I would just like to point out that these two products that I am reviewing are samples, courtesy of my subscription to Glossybox.

What is it?

Glossybox states that it’s: “a powerful thermal skin polisher that combines physical and chemical exfoliants.”
How do you use it?
The instructions state: “apply to damp skin in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, avoiding eye area. A more intense result can be achieved by using directly on dry skin. Rinse off. “
I followed the instructions and went for the first option, and applied it onto damp skin. I used the product once.
(Note: I did a skin allergy test on my hand first before I applied the product to my face.)

What is it?
Glossybox states that it’s: “a powerful masque of concentrated antioxidant vitamins to help skin recover and regenerate.”

How do you use it?
The instructions state: “Apply generously to cleansed face and throat, avoiding the eye area. After 10-15 minutes, gently, yet thoroughly, rinse with warm water. Apply once per week or whenever skin requires a soothing remedy.  Follow with Dermalogica moisturizer.”

I followed the instructions, and used it once for one week. I did not have the Dermalogica moisturizer to hand, therefore this review could have differed slightly if I have this moisturizer to hand after I applied the masque.
(Note: I did a skin allergy test on my hand first before I applied the product to my face.)

(Note: I have only used these products once, so the results may be different to those who have tested their samples more than once.)

Overall, I think the products are good if you want to start your fight against aging skin early. Both of them didn’t smell really nice, even after I rinsed them off!  However, they were easy to apply, and my skin felt instantly smooth afterwards. The Thermafoliant felt like a face scrub, and polished my skin off nicely, whereas the Masque stung my skin a bit (despite me doing an allergy test beforehand).

Out of both products I feel that my skin suited better to the Thermafoliant because my sensitive skin didn’t sting on application and it made me skin feel super soft, in comparison to the Masque.

I personally wouldn’t buy these products now, as I’m only 20, and I believe that these products would best prove useful to those who are a tad older than me. Nevertheless, I’m sure I will be investing in these Dermalogica products when I hit at least 25!



There you go, another beauty review for you guys! I will be reviewing November’s Glossybox this week so make sure you take a look at that. What are your thoughts on Dermalogica?


2 thoughts on “

  1. I suffer from acne prone and sensitive skin and I have to say Dermologica is the only make I have used where I have seen a marked difference in the appearance of my skin. I am 21 and these products are expensive, however for me they are worth it. I would personally recommend the Medibac range, the Special Cleansing Gel and my favourite product is the Daily Microfoliant! :-)

  2. Thanks for your comment! Whenever I see you, you have lovely skin Amy! :) Ah i suffer from sensitive skin too! I wish Glossybox sent me some products from a different range, as I thought that the Age Smart stuff wasn’t really for me. Thanks for the recommendations! When I next get my student loan I will have to try out the cleansing gel and the daily microfoliant ! :D x

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