Dermalogica is a brand I’ve used off & on for years. Their products tend to be pretty pricey but they also have a lot of quite original products. I have quite dry/combo skin & I’ve has LOTS of skin issues lately so this one could be exactly what I need! Keep reading to see how the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster worked out for me!
From Dermalogica- “Hydrating fluid concentrate relieves dryness and fine lines. Help lift moisture levels and minimize fine lines by mixing into your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer or applying directly to parched skin. Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract help restore moisture balance. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.”
So this actually is more like a serum than anything else. You’re supposed to use it on clean skin under moisturizer…so again pretty much a serum. It even looks like many serums- for some reason I pictured this to be more watery but you can see it hold shape. I do think the packaging is effective because you have quite decent control but for the price point it definitely doesn’t feel luxe or look expensive. Something to consider at this price for me personally since I tend to expect glass & pretties when shelling out the big bucks. This has a noticeable lavendar scent as well so if that is a problem for your skincare routine you’ll want to pass.
I tried using this a variety of ways to best find the way it would work for my combo/dry skin. Lately I’ve been having breakouts- especially around my nose & chin area. I also have quite dry skin on my cheeks, lightly on my neck, & often under my eyes. It is a placement game when it comes to acne or hydrating combat products. I tried applying this as directed, as a moisturizer on its own, & as a touch up product. Unfortunately I don’t think is heavy duty enough to serve on a moisturizing product on its own & it didn’t work well as a touch up over products either. I tried using it as a serum just under my moisturizer & I didn’t find it made a large difference later on in the day. My skin started getting dry about the same time.
Unfortunately this wasn’t a great match for my skin personally but I think maybe if you had more oily skin with some dry patches you might have better results! You can purchased the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster from the Dermalogica site, ULTA, & wherever Dermalogica products are sold for around $56.00.
What products help you boost hydration in your skincare routine? What is your favorite Dermalogica product?