Thursday, 15 January 2009

Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion

RRP: £23.40/€28/$36.75

--What does the promo say?--
"Dermalogica MediBac Oil Control Lotion is recommended for blemished and breakout-prone skin, or for areas of excess oil production. A feather-light lotion containing microsponges to absorb oil on the skin's surface, helping to combat shine and maintain an all-day matte finish. Niacinamide, zinc gluconate, yeast extract, caffeine and biotin purify and inhibit overactive sebaceous gland activity while soothing aggravation. Salicylic acid clears congested follicles to minimise future breakout activity, while enantia chlorantha bark extract controls over active oil glands, helping to reduce oily shine on skin's surface. Naturally-soothing camphor, balm mint and cornflower cool and calm aggravation."

Classic Dermalogica: white, with their usual logo in a cool, unisex, professional dark grey. The green band is, I think, a recent addition, but it works well, emphasising the natural element of the product's ingredients list. Has a tapered nozzle for more controlled application.

After cleansing and toning, use this to moisturise face and neck twice a day. Simply squeeze onto fingers, and then rub into skin and allow to absorb.

Citrusy, medical, and clean, though it's difficult to tell what specific ingredient this is down to. Certainly pleasant and nothing that the boys would be embarrassed to use.

Smooth and without lumps. However, it is VERY runny and this often also hinders application, as it can consequently spill through your fingers/eject too much moisturiser in one go. This is a shame, as this is the only thing rendering its use more difficult.

--How does your skin feel afterwards?--
OK, but not as moisturised as with some other moisturisers I've tried, such as Liz Earle's. It does, however, keep skin feeling and looking matte and non-greasy.

--Value for money--
While this is a rare being - a moisturiser intended specifically for acneic skin - it's a little bit more than I would normally spend on a moisturiser, and I just didn't feel it improved my skin enough to put up with the runniness. Value for money is certainly down to the individual, and everyone's skin is different, so if you think you can put up with the in-desperate-need-of-improvement consistency, give this a try; it may be the miracle your skin's been begging for.

perfect partner
Dermalogica Clearing Kit, £35/€42/$54.75


Lee & Claire said...

I suffer from breakouts and use the overnight clearing gel which seems to work well and had a real effect on how many spots I am getting. Thanks for this review - haven't tried this one yet and think I will have a go since I like a lighter moisturiser and it would be great to have one specifically that targets the spots too! For anyone looking for Dermalogica online I get it from a place in Jersey that I find has the best prices and customer service is good too.

thanks again!

Helge said...

Does a great job works well with real good effect
thx for the review


Microsponge said...

Great post full of useful product details. <3 Dermalogica!