Dermalogica Review


Dermalogica is more of a skin care system than a line of products. Dermalogica was researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute which claims to be known all over the world for providing professional products. Dermalogica prides itself on the beliefs that good skin care should be as easy and basic as brushing your teeth.

Dermalogica recommends that you consult with a licensed Dermalogica skin therapist in your area so you can get your Face Mapping done. The face mapping consists of identifying 14 specific areas of your face and what type of skin is there. This process seems to have been pioneered by Dermalogica themselves. Skin types include categories such as oily, oily with breakouts, sensitive, dry, normal and other choices. You can do it yourself on the official website but you must provide your name and e-mail address and have the results sent to you.

There are many products available from Dermalogica and this includes many toners and cleansers as well as skin and eye kits, packages, and the one we are most interested in, their AGE Smart line for treating wrinkles.

Product Details

The AGE Smart line of products from Dermalogica suggests that these products weren’t created to focus on one specific problem. Instead of treating just wrinkles or just pigmentation issues, Dermalogica claims to have figured out how to stop skin changes before they start and the overall result is firmer, smoother, younger looking skin.

The recommended first step is the AGE Smart Starter Kit which contains a full 30-day supply of products for use throughout the day. This consists of Skin Resurfacing Cleanser 1 FL OZ / 30 ml, MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque 0.5 Fl Oz / 15 ml ,Antioxidant HydraMist 1 FL OZ / 30 ml, MAP-15 Regenerator 0.02 OZ / 0.5 g, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30 0.34 FL OZ / 10 ml , Renewal Lip Complex (sample).

No ingredients are listed on the official site and if you try to find them, you are directed to testimonials instead.

The Good

  • You get a free consultation with a licensed Dermalogica consultant in your area.
  • The Face Mapping may be beneficial for those with combination skin.


The Bad

  • No prices are given on the official website.
  • No ingredients are listed on the official website.
  • You can’t buy the product directly online. Instead the website will find a retailer near you.

The Bottom Line

Dermalogica is a skin care system and not an anti-aging cream or product. If you are willing to invest the time and money into a skin care system, this could be just what you are looking for. However, many of us are looking for immediate results in the wrinkle-fighting deparment, and we will have to continue looking. The lack of prices on Dermalogica products also suggests they might be fairly expensive as you need to use many of them in conjunction with each other to achieve the effects of the full system.


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