Friday Fave – Dermalogica’s Overnight Retinol Repair.

A recent walk through my local department store, showed me a multitude of skin care lines. Most of them I could clearly smell contained fragrances. Reinforcing why the skincare line I use, will most likely be the line I will use for a long time to come.  For years my skin care line has been Dermalogica. Dermalogica is an American company and all products are made in the United States. I love this line of products and I could go on forever blogging about every aspect of it. All their products are formulated without artificial fragrances or colours. Their straightforward packaging is simple and clean with a focus on good skin care!

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To give you a brief overview, there are several systems or levels. As well as products to address specific needs. Dermalogica is one of the few companies that I have looked at that has such a vast and targeted selection of products. There are products targeted to assist with: acne and breakouts, oiliness, shaving, dehydration and dryness, signs of aging and uneven skin tone.

My fifty something year old face, uses the age smart line. I absolutely love it and on a seasonal basis I make sure to get a Dermalogica facial. Fantastic!

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A few weeks ago, I was discussing a few skin care concerns with my esthetician Amanda at L’Attitudes. I needed something to help with the odd dark spot that I sometimes would see appear on my face. (result of probing a pimple too deeply) I was also looking for this product to be a product I could use at night. Amanda suggested I try the overnight retinol repair.

We reviewed the product together, as it contains 0.5% pure retinol it was important that I understood the directions with regards to this product as my skin would need to become accustomed to it. The powerful retinol and combination of antioxidant vitamin C would help to reduce wrinkles (yessssss!!) uneven skin tone, and discolouration. It came with a buffer cream that I used with the retinol, increasing the retinol with the buffer cream over time.

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As it has been a few weeks and my skin has adapted to this new product. I have to tell you that I am over the moon with happiness!  Overnight retinol repair has joined the line up of age smart products in my bathroom. It has kept my skin smooth and plump and has softened lines and boom!! I can see reduction in the signs of aging.

The product is not recommended to be used if you ae pregnant or breastfeeding as well as give yourself at least 72 hours without it if you are having any waxing or exfoliation being done.

I will admit that this is a pricey product at $117 cdn. for the duo. It does last a long time and while I don’t usually like to shell out that much money for a skin care product. I have to say that this one, is worth every penny. Trust me.

Happy Weekend

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