Lycogel Review


Lycogel Camouflage is a foundation make-up created by Dermacia. Dermacia has other products currently on the market. Dermacia claims to specialize in the creation of products that are paraben, fragrance, propylene glycol, and EDTA free. Lycogel Camouflage is no exception.

Product Details

While the website doesn’t give us a full or partial list of ingredients, we are told that this foundation contains Vitamins A, C and E. We are also told there is a non-paraben sunscreen of SPF 30 and that the goal of the makeup is to increase the oxygen flow to the skin. The Lycogel itself is one product that comes in an assortment of colors to match the wearer’s complexion. The main purpose of the Lycogel foundation is to reduce redness, swelling, and any irritation. The makeup also claims to be safe enough to use after patients have received procedures such as rhinoplasty, chemical peels, dermabrasion, scar revision, laser hair removal, or eye surgery. This foundation claims to be able to cover up any bruising, scarring, or redness. The product claims to be water-resistant for up to 90 minutes of swimming and is completely non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

The Good

  • This product could be very helpful for women who want to cover up birthmarks, tattoos or scars.
  • The product claims to have no parabens, which can be irritating to the skin. There is also an SPF 30.
  • The research and clinical trials behind this product seem to be extensive. You have to navigate both the Lycogel web page as well as Dermacia’s normal web page to get all the information you need, but it is there.

The Bad

  • This product is only sold through medical professionals. This means added expense for the visit to the spa, doctor, or esthetician on top of the cost of the product itself, which the website does not disclose.
  • The full list of ingredients is unavailable. There isn’t really even a list of partial ingredients. You have to do some searching through the website and read some of the fine print to find out what little you can.
  • The website is limited in its information. You have to refer back to the Dermacia website to find out more about who actually makes the product. The Lycogel website itself is small, short and doesn’t give you a lot to go on.
  • It is unclear if there’s any kind of money-back guarantee offered by Dermacia for Lycogel.

The Bottom line

If you’ve recently gone though a medical procedure such as dermabrasion, chemical peeling, tattoo removal, or rhinoplasty this product is geared towards you. If you are looking to fully cover some minor to serious facial issues it seems like Lycogel is the product to go for, especially if your doctor recommends it. Even though this product is mostly marketed for these reasons, it does also seem to work for the person who has normal skin as well. Touting the “most breathable makeup on Earth” should mean that it’s suited for everyone. But, don’t forget to bring your pocket book because you have to get this product through a medical professional, which usually means added expenses. Those looking to casually treat wrinkles with a simple cream may want to pass Lycogel by.


  1. Louise Thomas June 26, 2011
  2. Lorraine July 6, 2010
    • Barbara Morton November 17, 2011

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