Dermalogica Masques

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Unlike other skin care lines where masques are considered a special, only-as-needed treatment, Dermalogica masques are an essential part of a weekly skin care regimen. Dermalogica masques are "prescribed," if you will, by trained skin therapists. Masques are chemically formulated to target specific needs, such as extreme dryness, deep cleansing, acne prevention, etc., and are recommended for regular weekly application.

Because of their highly specific nature, it's recommended users first visit a licensed Dermalogica skin therapist for a needs' consultation. This diagnosis is known as "skin mapping" and takes about five minutes. Skin mapping is one of the foundations of Dermalogica's approach to skin care, and one of the reasons their products are considered so highly effective.

After this brief diagnosis, a skin care therapist will recommend one or more masques to their clients based on their apparent skin care needs. As of this writing, there are five masques: a hydrating treatment for complexions that lack water; a moisturizing version for those lacking oil; a masque for pore refinement; a multi-vitamin "power-recovery" masque; and finally, an anti-bacterial masque, which helps regulate breakouts.

Dermalogica Masques: Power Recovery

Though all of Dermalogica's products frequently receive raves in international beauty and fashion magazines, the multi-vitamin "power recovery" masque seems to be a hit around the world. This masque, which contains a host of skin-beneficial botanicals and vitamins, is reputed to plump up tired, dehydrated skin, ease redness from skin sensitization, enliven and refine the complexion, and combat premature aging. While the other four masques are considered highly specialized, the Power Recovery masque might do well in anyone's skin-emergency kit, as it seems particularly useful for anyone battling wicked winter winds, frequent fliers, or those looking to freshen up their skin after a bout of late nights.


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