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They’re the experts on skincare, with over 30 years of experience (and total domination) in the skincare industry. Yep, we’re talking about Dermalogica. With a huge range of products that cater to absolutely every skin concern and need, Dermalogica should be your new go-to if you like effective, results-driven skincare. I mean, who doesn’t!?
Summer is right around the corner, to the point where we’re counting down the days. Although you should be protecting your complexion against the sun’s damaging rays year-round, December is really the time to ramp it up a bit, as we expect you’ll be soaking up the rays at the beach whenever you have the chance.
Thankfully, Dermalogica have come through (as per usual, of course) with SPF solutions suited to every skin type under the sun. Whether you’re oily, dry, acne-prone, sensitive or something else, one of these 8 formulas is bound to cater to your unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out the best Dermalogica SPF for your skin type, to make the transition into the summer season that little bit easier. Plus, we’re giving you a discount on select Dermalogica SPF products for the month of November…find out which ones you can pick up at a whopping 40% off RRP!
Suffering from frustrating breakouts, acne or an overproduction of oil? It can be tough to find products that don’t exacerbate these concerns, especially when it comes to SPF, as these formulas can often be greasy or oily to the touch.
Dermalogica have formulated the Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30 to address exactly this concern. Part of the Medibac Clearing range, it features breakout-busting properties in addition to providing excellent SPF coverage. As this product is oil-free, it won’t exacerbate any already-greasy areas, instead mattifying the complexion for all-day wear. The result is a shine-free face that will withstand environmental factors.
Another favourite for ultra-oily and acneic skins especially is the Dermalogica ClearStart Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser, which features SPF15. If you don’t need anything too crazy in terms of your daily SPF levels, this is an ideal product, as it melds some sun protection and mattifying properties. Designed with young skin in mind, this formula cites key ingredients including Willow Bark, a natural form of salicylic acid that helps to discourage breakouts and clear pores.
Sensitivity sucks, to put it bluntly. Not only is your skin often inflamed or irritated, it’s a tough process finding products that aren’t full of harsh chemicals that will exacerbate this even further. We’ve lauded Dermalogica as the skincare experts, though, so you just know you’re going to find the perfect SPF for sensitive skin with this beloved brand.
Enter the Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30. A broad spectrum sunscreen with a subtle tint, this product is perfect for everyday wear, all over the face. Soothing antioxidants, including green tea and grape seed extract, help to reduce inflammation and calm even the most sensitive of skins. Not only will your complexion be totally protected against the sun’s harsh rays, it’ll also look fresh and flawless and won’t get irritated as the day goes on.
Despite the fact that winter is now long gone, many women and men experience dehydration or severe dryness even in the hot and humid months. When looking for an SPF, it’s key to ensure you don’t select anything drying, instead opting for a product with additional hydrating benefits.
The Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 is a part of the UltraCalming range, and so, is absolutely ideal for dehydrated or sensitive skins (as is the Ultra Sensitive Tint). Perfect for all-day wear underneath your makeup, the Super Sensitive Shield is a chemical-free, broad spectrum sunscreen that gives skin the ideal barrier to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Hydrating without ever feeling greasy, you can switch out your moisturiser for the Super Sensitive Shield, or double down with both if your skin is ultra-dry.
Hyperpigmentation spots are often the result of too much sun exposure without adequate protection, so it’s super important to find a comfortable daily SPF to prevent from further damage occurring to the skin’s barrier layer. Always one to go above and beyond, Dermalogica have formulated an SPF solution that not only fends off environmental ‘attacks’, but also works to balance out skin tone and brighten hyperpigmented areas.
The Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50 features a range of protective and corrective ingredients. Oleosome technology, fortified with natural, botanical extracts, helps to ensure optimal performance from the SPF50. Red and brown algae are also integral to this formula, as they target discolouration and help to alleviate it over time, brightening the skin tone. Pure Light is key for dry or dehydrated skin types, too, as it contains moisture-locking Hyaluronic Acid.
Protecting mature and ageing skin is a must-do – sun exposure is a massive contributor to fine lines, wrinkles and elasticity loss! Dermalogica are helping mature ladies and gents fend off environmental stressors with ease, through one of their bestselling products, the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50.
White tea, a powerful antioxidant, helps to neutralise free radicals, ensuring they can’t have a destructive impact on the complexion. When combined with SPF50, you’ve got a truly potent skin saviour that’s ideal for daily use under makeup or alone, after cleanser. Protection isn’t all that the Dynamic Skin Recovery does, though. It’s also enriched with a revolutionary polypeptide that boosts collagen production for a smoother, more youthful complexion.
If you’re lucky enough to have normal skin, or simply need a full-body sunscreen to pair with your tailored Dermalogica SPF for the face, here are a few favourites.
The Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster SPF50 works wonders for all skin types, as it’s a lightweight, broad spectrum sunscreen that must be mixed with a moisturiser or foundation of your choice. Simply grab your favourite Dermalogica moisturiser suited to your unique skin type, or a foundation if that’s more your speed, and mix equal parts with the Solar Defence Booster.
This is the perfect product for everyday wear, especially if you’re particular about your skincare. Key ingredients like grape seed extract and green tea provide protective, antioxidant benefits, whereas Vitamins C and E encourage an even skin texture and disperse free radical damage.
Out in the sun on the regular? You won’t be able to get away without a solid, protective full-body sunscreen, whether you’re hanging at the beach or playing sports. The Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 has been designed with the athlete in mind, however it’s truly suited to any skin type and daily need. Sheer yet intensely protective with SPF50, this formula lasts longer than a regular, supermarket sunscreen, making it the perfect choice for prolonged sun exposure. (That doesn’t mean you can skimp on the reapplying, though!)
Finally, here’s one for all the guys out there. The Dermalogica Daily Defence Block SPF15 has been designed specifically for men post-shaving, and can be applied to the face on top of aftershave balms or sprays. This product boasts a list of benefits, the most important being lightweight, non-greasy protection against the elements. In addition to this, it works to alleviate ingrown hairs, soothes irritated skin and fights off breakouts.
To help your skin get summer ready, we’re giving you a massive 40% off all of these key Dermalogica SPF products, with the exception of the Dynamic Skin Recovery, which you can pick up at 20% off. Get in quick, as this amazing deal ends on November 30, 2017. Time to get your sun protection on!
What’s your go-to SPF this summer? Have you tried any of the Dermalogica SPF products? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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