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My Skincare Regimen with Dermalogica

June 18, 2014

I’m telling you nothing makes you slightly obsessed about your skin than turning 35. Or maybe it’s just me.

Seeing that I did nothing more than wipe the crust out of my eyes in the morning and moisturize with some of that Jergens Cherry Almond lotion that I put on the children, I would say I needed to be concerned.

After attending the Dermalogica grand opening a few months ago and learning about their FREE skin mapping service, I find it hard to believe that it took me nearly 2 months to get back down there to get this service done.

I know.

One day in April I finally made an appointment and found my way to the Dermalogica store in Atlantic Station.


After filling out this card, that included information about my health background and skin concerns I was escorted to the chair where the relaxation began.

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Post skin mapping, I had a mini facial done utilizing the recommended products. It was concluded that my face was combination, which I knew.  What I didn’t know is that because my skin is dry in certain areas, it isn’t a great thing to use clay based masks….which I was doing every now and then.

She used this little contraption to penetrate the products into my skin. I don’t know what the proper term for it is or what it does but my skin felt like a baby’s booty when she was done….and no we can’t buy one.


I walked away well informed and knowledgeable about my skin type and the types of products that I should be using on my combination skin. Who knew it was going to be FIVE products used every time I went to cleanse my face.

After a few weeks I was sent all of my recommended products and let me tell you……Let.Me.Tell.You.

the truth.

Of course I priced them out because I won’t be using anything else but Dermalogica. They are a little pricey but considering that once you make the initial investment you won’t likely have to buy everything at the same time again. As one runs out you just grab that one.

Dermalogica Atlanta

One of my favorite products is the Precleanse. It is oil based and I was very skeptical about oil based cleansers when my face is already slightly oily but this product is magnificent. It clears away the surface dirt so the real cleanser can get in there and do a deep clean.

If you are in an area where Dermalogica offers their FREE skin mapping service, go get it done. You aren’t obligated to buy anything but sometimes it’s just good to know from a professional standpoint what you can be doing at home to take care of your skin.

What does your skin care regimen look like? Is it just a splash of water and go, or are you high maintenance like me now?!!!

*I was provided product. All opinions are mine. You already know!!*


Dermalogica Atlanta

February 25, 2014

A few weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to visit the new Dermalogica concept store in Atlantic Station for media night.

dermalogica Atlanta

Dermalogica Atlanta

For those not familiar, Dermalogica is an awesome line of skin care products that are primarily used by professional estheticians. The great part is you can also purchase these products for use at home.

Dermalogica Atlanta

Dermalogica Atlanta

The story of Dermalogica’s start is amazing. The founder of the company Jane Wurwand started the company as the International Dermal Institute (IDI)  where she taught estheticians vital skills to be successful in the industry. Eventually  her passion for proper skin care  evolved into a full fledged skincare line. Talk about working your passion! How inspiring. I even got the chance to meet and chat with her at a private dinner after the event.

Jane Wurwand

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Trina and I at dinner

The Dermalogica concept space in Atlanta is primarily a learning space where skin care professionals in Atlanta can come and learn, however they also offer services to the public to include:

Face Mapping: This service is FREE of charge and allows a professional to analyze your skin from your forehead to collarbone identifying problem areas  and offering product suggestions for treatment.

Skin Bar: If you have any questions or want to learn more about Dermalogica’s line of products the door is open! Come have a sit and chat with professionals about your skincare concerns and learn how to  use the products. You can stay there as long as you like and ask all the questions you want…however there will be no drinks for you. Sorry!

BioActive Peel: BioActive Peel helps reduce acne, pigmentation and signs of premature aging by safely removing dull outer layers of skin and helping the skin underneath regenerate. Skin is left smoother, brighter, and softer than ever.

dermalogica microZone: Take 20 minutes out of your day to get your skin repaired with flash exfoliation, extractions and a moisture boost.

I’ve been faithfully using some of products I was given and I am smitten with them. I will be going in the next week to get my face mapped and  get in on some of the services they offer and I’ll be sure to share the experience with you.

Dermalogica Atlanta

Are you using or have you ever used Dermalogica’s products? Do you love them? Do you have a skincare regimen?

*I was provided product and/or compensation. All opinions are mine. You already know*