Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Review : Dermalogica Barrier Repair
A unique waterless moisturizer that melts gently into sensitized skin to soothe and reinforce the protective barrier.
UltraCalming Complex: helps reduce sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation.
Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and Tocopheryl Acetate: vitamins C and E help combat free radicals and stimulate collagen formation.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil: an enriched Oat extract with natural antioxidants and fatty acids that reduces irritation and reinforces the barrier lipid layer.
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil: skin nutrient high in gamma linoleic acid (GLA) to reinforce the barrier lipid layer.
Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed) Oil: high in gamma linoleice acid, this is a fatty acid that is also required for intact epidermal lipid bilayers
Silicones: fortifies skin's natural defense against the environment and dehydration.
I have briefly used the original formula many years ago but was not impressed enough to invest in the full retail size. I received a complimentary sachet of the new formula from my recent Dermalogica purchases and I thought it felt slighly different.
I am not a fan of such waterless moisturiser and I felt that the silicone-base is just too much, that it almost feel like a primer from Smashbox. No doubt it made the skin super silky smooth and make-up adhere to the skin well because of the smooth base, but hey! I am looking for a moisturiser to moisture the skin.
Frankly speaking, the new formula of the Ultra-calming line have been mostly a miss than a hit and I sorely miss the original formula of everything in the same line. I have been quite disappointed in Dermalogica ever since they revamped their Ultra-calming line. Why fix something when its not broken?
This waterless moisturiser is clear in colour with a silicone texture, like how a Smashbox primer feels on the skin. The skin feels velvety smooth and soft. There were no breakouts or redness but I just feel like there is a layer of mask on my skin and I don't really like the feeling. In fact, it is not adding any moisture to the skin and I wonder why it should even be considered as a moisturiser. It also added some tiny bumps and whiteheads on my chin area.
Its been said that this moisturiser helps to reduce damage caused by environmental factors or anything that strips the skin. It also helps sensitive skin by reducing redness, irritation and flakiness.
The occasional redness on my skin did not really subside even after using this moisturiser and I have no flakiness on my skin at that point of usage, to be able to comment on its efficacy.
Source : Dermalogica , Jersey