Brighten your eyes with Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift


Just when I start thinking that there’s no eye cream that is truly different from the rest along comes Dermologica’s new Stress Positive Eye Lift. Not only is this an eye cream but it’s a mask and an anti-aging device.

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

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There’s more than meets the eye with the clever packaging of Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

The first thing to notice is the applicator. I’ve had this applicator on other eye creams and it’s a wonderful method of soothing your eyes and spreading the cream easily. But Dermologica has a unique use for the applicator.

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift applicator

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift applicator

You actually use this as a tool to help lift the skin around your eyes. My friend Cindy from Prime Beauty has great application pictures so you can see what to do. There’s also a YouTube video designed to teach you the most effective way to get use from the applicator..

I’ve been using this day and night. In the morning I find that it’s very helpful with my eternal puffiness and dark circles. It helps the skin around my eyes look more luminous and less like I had another toss/turn night.

In the evening I’m thrilled that it behaves like a mask for my eyes since it’s on for so long. Daytime use gives this a more instant effect while nighttime use is for the long term.

Some ingredients to note are

  • Wild Indigo See actives to brighten and help visibly reduce under eye circles
  • Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae counter the look of puffiness.
  • Fermented Yeast and a unique Hyaluronic Acid blend firm skin to help generate that lifting effect.
  • Bioactive Diglucosyl Gallic Acid works with your skin’s natural microorganisms to brighten and energize.
  • There’s no artificial fragrance or color to this.

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See that little plastic piece at the bottom of the photo? That’s to help you get every drop of this wonderful eye lift out. As you notice that you are using it up add the applicator to the end to help squeeze up the cream, just like you’d do with a toothbrush tube. You don’t want to waste any of this magic.

If your eyes are showing the stress of life then this new eye lift from Dermologica is on your side to visibly brighten and energize. —  Marcia

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Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Maris Aqua, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Hydrolyzed Algin, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Lactate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Sucrose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Linalool, Geraniol, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum is powerful for aging skin

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Whether you have aging skin like I do or just want to make sure your skin ages well like many in their 20’s and 30’s, Dermalogica Multipower Vitamin Serum is a skincare product that can help you. This is one of the products in the AGE Smart line from Dermalogica. These products are all meant to “to impact the biochemical reactions that trigger changes in aging skin to stop them before they start.” Your skin is changing all the time so you want to choose products that are going to be working hard for you.

I’ve been using Dermalogica’s Multipower Vitamin Serum for about 6 weeks now along with a variety of other skincare products. It’s made to be used day and night but I only use it during the day when I’m putting on my makeup. I’ve barely made a dent in the package since a little goes so far. It’s a creamy lotion with the most delicious citrus smell. The creaminess is just perfect since it’s not sticky in the least. It absorbs quickly and I don’t have to wait for it to dry before applying moisturizer.dermalogica serum swatch

One of my favorite things about this serum is that my foundation never balls up with this. It’s no fun to do your makeup and when you are done see that your foundation and skincare haven’t meshed and you’ve got little piles on your face. Multipower Vitamin Serum just sinks in and doesn’t start fighting with anything else.

dermalogica serum boxbackI’m continuing the use of this since the results are great. I notice that my skin is brighter and even a little firmer. I haven’t had any reactions or breakouts (I’m knocking on wood, can you see me??). It’s a great product for your neck (and hands) since it helps protect those also against signs of aging like wrinkles, sun spots and dullness. Here’s what Dermalogica has to say about all the greatness built into this serum: An age-fighting serum containing micro encapsulated vitamins A, C and E to help increase skin recovery, decrease fine lines and age spots while defending against skin aging. Boost elasticity levels with a skin-strengthening protein peptide that overrides biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Multivitamin Power Serum uses an ingredient called Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), a retinoid ester which intercepts the earliest signs of aging, including photodamage. This is an ingredient that’s part of their next generation of effectiveness and potency. This and the other ingredients help deliver more stable actives and help the dosages get deeper into the skin where they can do the most good. *

dermatlogica serum tubeWhile the price is high ($65 for 0.75 fl oz/22mL) I use so little that it hasn’t been a problem. When I worked at Ulta this was the brand that they used in their spas and now that I’ve had some experience with Dermalogica I can see why. It’s a great line for those of us who want to make sure that we do Age Smart. I only have one face to show to the world and I want it to look its youngest and best for many more years. — Marcia

*information from Dermalogica

*ingredient list: Cyclopentasiloxane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tricaprylin, Tribehenin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Hydrogenated Phosphatidyl Choline,Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cera Alba,Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Linoleic Acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lechtin, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Water, Limonene

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Dermalogica PreCleanse – a wonderful way to end your day (and a giveaway to boot)

Dermalogica Skincare has a philosophy about cleansing that is I’d been hearing about so I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try this out. I’d read about double cleansing but didn’t understand what it could do for me until I started investigating Dermalogica PreCleanse.

Here’s what they have to say: “Thorough cleansing is the most critical step in a successful skin care regimen, as it delivers immediate skin care benefits and is an important part of whole-body health.
Because cleansing is so important, The International Dermal Institute created the Dermalogica Double Cleanse, the two-part cleansing routine that begins with PreCleanse and finishes with the prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser. The Dermalogica Double Cleanse ensures the healthiest, cleanest skin ever.”

PreCleanse  is a very light cleansing oil that doesn’t feel oily at all. It’s on the watery side actually. It’s fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seen and Rice Bran oils and also contains Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel fatty acid, and vitamin E. These oils liquefy the sebum and debris from your skin making it easier to cleanse properly. What you do is apply it onto your dry face and lightly massage it, then add some water to emulsify it. I find it has a very light lather. I use my wash cloth to wash it off. It’s the first step in cleansing since from there you continue with the cleanser of your choice. Some days I use my SkinSonic Sirius Skincare System for the second cleanse, some days just a wash cloth. Either way what I find is that there is no color left on the tool I’ve chosen. I used to see so much makeup on the SkinSonic brush head and now there is none. This can be used on eyes but I prefer not to do so. PreCleanse has a light herbal fragrance that I notice when using and for maybe 10 minutes after. There’s no artificial fragrance or color added.

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I especially love using PreCleanse on the days I wear full makeup or when it’s been a very hot day. I feel I need the extra cleansing power that it will provide. I always notice how wonderfully clean my skin feels when I’m done. When I follow up with my exfoliation pads there’s never a trace of makeup left on it. PreCleanse removes the oils of the day by dissolving my skincare (especially sunscreen) and makeup. It removes these without compromising the natural barrier lipids or clogging pores. It’s the first step to nourishing your skin. I always follow up with my cleanser,  I like to use a milky cleanser to add some hydration to my skin. Other skin types might like one of the many types of cleansers specifically formulated for their skintype by Dermalogica. PreCleanse is a terrific product that makes me feel like I’ve really done the best cleansing possible.

If you went to a spa for a facial you’d receive this same kind of double cleansing action but with PreCleanse you can do it yourself. This is recommended for all skin types. If you have oily skin you really want to take note of PreCleanse since it’s especially recommended for you.

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