How To Build A Skincare Routine With Dermalogica

Dermalogica skincare regime essentials

In celebration of Dermalogica being FTF’s Brand of the Month, we caught up with Vicky, one of Dermalogica's sought-after educators to chat all things skincare. Discover how to build a skincare routine with Dermalogica, Vicky's must-have products, and Dermalogica's top products for ageing skin.

Endorsed by the International Dermal Institute, Dermalogica skincare is a great option for building a solid and effective skincare regime, tailoring their products to any skin type, to address unique needs and concerns. Today Vicky shares her secrets to a great skincare ritual and what she loves about Dermalogica.

Here at Face the Future, we believe that setting up a daily skincare routine is essential for healthy skin. Can you share your favourite tips on how to build a skincare routine that shows results? 

Advising on a three step, prep, treat and glow regimen, Vicky says that you should start by "Prepping the skin by double cleansing daily. Applying serums and actives to skin that isn’t thoroughly clean is a waste of time and money. The ‘prep’ step also includes exfoliation. Regular exfoliation is critical for healthy skin function, keeping skin clear, smooth, and glowing. Gentle daily formulas offer a quick and easy exfoliation without over-processing the skin.

Next is ‘treat’ and this is personal to your skin needs. A serum or targeted formula to focus on your main concern will deliver results. Consistency is key so keep up with your target products daily for at least 4-6 weeks. The final step to achieve your Dermalogica ‘glow’ is to moisturise and use SPF every morning."

Dermalogica Skincare Essentials

We're curious to know more about your own skincare journey. How old were you when you started a daily skincare regime, what did you use, and is there anything you’ve learned since?

Starting her journey using Body Shop cucumber cleanser, toner, and moisturiser in her early teens, Vicky always had an interest in beauty, studying beauty therapy at college when she turned 16.

She says "I was introduced to Dermalogica at college and have used it ever since (that’s 30 years now!) Even as a professional therapist and trainer for other companies and brands, I always used Dermalogica on my own skin as I knew it was superior to anything else I’d ever tried." Vicky continues,

"I learned early on the importance of protecting my skin from the sun and have used SPF daily ever since, avoiding direct sun exposure as much as possible. This I believe has preserved my skin health and minimised ageing." She explains:

"I’ve also learned how much skin changes, and how responsive it is to your physical and mental health as well as your environment. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to skincare and every skin is unique. It’s a sophisticated complex organ that requires expert knowledge to treat it effectively."

Advising to always seek professional advice if you’re struggling with your skin, Vicky says you might be surprised at what skincare specialists isolate as contributing factors to your skin health. Things like, medication, stress, and hormones, can all impact your skin in different ways, so targeting the source is the best way to heal. 

Share with us one part of your skincare routine that you always do, no matter what.

"Wash my face and apply moisturiser." Vicky says. "I’d never go to bed with makeup on or not wash away the daily build-up even if I was makeup-free. And I never go outside without SPF on and yes, that’s all year round."

Do you have any secrets on how you keep your skin nourished and glowing?

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Vicky is a firm believer in regular exfoliation and layering hydration, using a gentle powder exfoliant mixed with her cleanser for a quick cleanse and exfoliation in one, removing dull, dead skin to leave her skin glowing. 

"After this I layer hydration, first with a mist packed full of Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides, then whilst damp apply my serum. I love hydrating fluid or creamy serums and tend to change it up every 2-3 months depending on what my skin needs." Vicky says.

"Finally, I moisturise, I’m obsessed with our Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream, to finish I layer a moisturising SPF."

Which Dermalogica skincare products would you recommend incorporating into a daily skincare routine?

"It has to be Daily Microfoliant! An iconic unique powder exfoliant that’s safe to use daily, suitable for all skins and delivers instant smooth and glowing skin." Vicky says.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Our 366 days of SPF campaign is all about raising awareness of using SPF and the dangers of skin cancer. Can you tell us about the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30, what’s great about it?

"I love Prisma Protect SPF30, it’s the ultimate multitasking formula that not only delivers broad spectrum UV defence but doubles up as your hydrating moisturiser for daytime use." Vicky says. "Plus, it contains ‘intelligent drone technology’ to deliver glow from within and it also contains a host of antioxidants to defend against skin-damaging pollutants."

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

We love how Dermalogica Skincare is tailored to all skin types, is there anything else you love about Dermalogica that sets it apart from other brands?

"As a professional skin therapist by trade, what I love about Dermalogica is that it was created by a professional skin therapist, Jane Wurwand." Vicky explains. "Our brand purpose is to elevate the respect and success of the industry by offering the best education for skin professionals, and helping (mostly) women be successful and financially independent.

As an Educator for the brand for over 20 years, I love how we raise the bar every year on what it means to be an expert in skin, and we aim to help everyone achieve skin confidence."

Why do you believe it’s important to build a skincare routine with Dermalogica?

Vicky explains that as experts in skin, Dermalogica can help you achieve your best skin.

"Personalisation is core to our brand values, and we can help you achieve your personal skin goals with a simple but effective regimen. Our products are results-focused with a skin health-first approach. No gimmicks or miracle cures, just products that simply work." She says.

Can you share your go-to anti-ageing skincare and why you love it?

"My top tips for preserving your skin and preventing premature ageing are to wear SPF daily and actively avoid sun exposure. Regular exfoliation helps ageing skin tick over more effectively and including actives such as Vitamin C and Retinol helps with collagen production." Vicky says.

Which Dermalogica product can’t you live without?

Vicky says it has to be "Precleanse for taking off the day quickly and effectively without stripping skin’s barrier."

Dermalogica Precleanse

Can you give us any juicy details on what’s next for Dermalogica, what are you excited about?

"We have a couple of new products coming in 2024 that are amazing!" Vicky says. "And I’m loving our signature LuminFusion treatment that delivers instant glowing skin with no downtime. The perfect pro treatment to boost your healthy glow!"

We'd like to give a huge thank you to Vicky for taking time out to share your insights on Dermalogica's fantastic skincare range and why they're great for building a solid skincare regime!

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