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I am very interested in skin care products and I have tried many products from leading skin care brands over the last 15 years. When a new 'wonder' product becomes available then I just have to try it.
Dermalogica products have been getting lots of good press lately and for that reason I have been trying some of them to see if they suit my skin.
The latest Dermalogica product I have been using is Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant. I received 5 sample sachets of this product with my last order of a full size Dermalogica product. If you buy the full size tube of this product it costs around £33 for 75mls. Not cheap by anyone's standards!
The Product: Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant is part of the Dermalogica Age Smart range. This range has been developed for people who have concerns about skin ageing and wrinkles. There are other products in the Age Smart range which include moisturiser, eye cream, cleanser and toner etc.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant has been developed to be a powerful thermal skin polisher that combines physical and chemical exfoliants to refine skin texture and enhance penetration of age-fighting actives into skin while advanced technology ingredients condition and treat the skin.
The product has been specifically designed to:
- Gently polishe off dulling skin cells to reveal smoother, fresher skin immediately.
- Thermal technology activates upon contact with water to drive beneficial ingredients further into skin.
- Provide antioxidant protection while suppressing the formation of AGEs.
- Make Skin look and feel dramatically improved and smoother.
This product should be used after cleansing. To use, apply to damp skin in circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes, avoiding the eye area. A more intense result can be achieved by using directly on dry skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use two to three times per week.
My Results: I was keen to try this skin polisher as I don't really use a skin polisher in my usual skincare routine. I do however use an exfoliating scrub once a week. I have normal/combination skin with an oily t-zone. This product clearly states it is suitable for all skin types including mature and prematurely ageing skin.
I decide that to get really good results I am going to use this product straight onto my skin, I am not going to wet my skin first. I disperse about a 10p piece blob of the product and rub it into my face. The product is a very pale orange colour and it feels like a gel mixed with sand. As soon as the product reaches my face my skin feel warm, I think this is down to the thermfoliant. As the instructions state I begin to massage the product into my face in circular movements. This proves to be too painful, my skin is already sore and I have only massaged a small amount over my skin. I decide that I need to wet my face with hand hot water and try again.
This time it does not feel quite so painful on my skin but it still feel a bit uncomfortable. I continue for a few more seconds and then wash the product off my face. I am being honest in saying that it's a relief to get it off.
I observe my skin and look for results. My skin looks quite red and sore especially on my cheeks. Before I used this skin polisher I had exactly 3 Milia spots on my face around my left cheek.
Milia are deep seeded white bumps that form when skin cells and sebaceous matter become trapped rather than exfoliate naturally. Milia can occur anywhere on the skin and are prone around eye area and cheeks.
After using this skin polisher on only one occassion 2 of my Milia spots have gone completely and one has decreased in size. I am really happy about this because in the past I have had milia removed at a Beauty Salon. The technique to remove it involves a lance. Not an experience I would recommend!
This skin polisher was a bit too harsh for my skin, especially when I tried to use it without water. When it is on your skin your skin feels really warm and you can feel the thermafoliant working. When I used the product with water it was still incomfortable. I really feel that in the future I would just use this skin polisher only on areas of my skin with milia, I feel it is too harsh to use anywhere else.
The product washed off well and did not leave any residue. When I applied eye cream after using this product my skin was stinging, and whilst using this product I tried to avoid the eye area as much as possible. When I applied moisturiser my skin felt okay and did not sting. My skin was quite dry and I needed to use double the amount of moisturiser I usually use.
As I said before I will only be using this product once in a while to help remove milia. I can't recommend this product as I would hate anyone to spend over £30 on it and then to experience the same effects as I did.
If you have milia problems then my advice is try and get a couple of samples of this product and use it once in a while to help remove your milia. This product in my opinion is not very effective at anything else.
Summary: It's really important to try a sample of this product before you buy the full size product.