Dermalogica is a brand I've always been curious to try but just hadn't bit the bullet for. The brand isn't overly expensive but isn't the most affordable, which is why I've never made a purchase. But lately I've been browsing their stuff on Ulta and have read nothing but good things. When Dermalogica reached out to me to see if I wanted to test out their new Phyto Replenish Oil* they were launching, I couldn't say no.
When I was younger I was never fond of the idea of using an oil on my skin. I have dry skin but I hate the feeling of oily and sticky product residue on my skin - this left me extremely deterred when it came to skincare products. I started off using the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (which I finished a few months back). Last year I also picked up the Sunday Riley Luna Oil which I use a few times a week. I was looking for another face oil to mix into the bunch and was more than excited to give this new Dermalogica oil a try.
I've been using the oil for a little under a week, but I haven't had any issues with it. It does contain Rosemary Extract so it smells quite lovely and herbaly. I've tried this two ways: patting it into my skin on its own and mixing it with a moisturizer and applying to the skin. Either way has been fine as I don't find this to be overly oily. It sinks into the skin well and leaves your skin looking healthy, glowy, and dewy. I've noticed less redness in my cheeks each morning after using this at night so there are no complaints with that. I've even started reverting back to mineral powder foundations as I find that I need little coverage for my skin overall.
I've also tried mixing a few drops of the oil in with my body lotion and applied it to my arms and legs, focusing some extra TLC towards my elbows and knees. I always like to do this as I have quite dry skin so this gives an extra boost of moisture and really helps to combat those darker dry patches.
My one bit with this product is the packaging. The bottle is a glass-like material and it's quite easy to leave grubby fingerprints on it. This is also the first oil product that I've used without a dropper handle, as this one has a twist cap that requires you to dispense onto your hands. It can get a bit messy and I do find the bottle to be a bit oily after a few uses. Although it's nothing a wipe down with a tissue won't fix.
If you'd like to give this, or ANY Dermalogica product a try feel free to use this code Dermalogica kindly offered to my U.S. readers: HELLOCINDY20 // I'm not receiving any commission so don't feel obliged to use it, but if you've been curious to try some products you should definitely take advantage of this.
Have you tried any Dermalogica products? If so, send your recommendations my way!
DISCLOSURE: PRODUCTS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK ARE PR SAMPLES/GIFTS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.