Dermalogica Clear Start – introducing Flashfoliant

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The Dermalogica Clear Start clearing defense SPF30 has been my go-to moisturiser when my skin breaks out for months. I can rely on it’s green tea tree extract to combat my blemishes, and the vitamin C to help my skin feel brighter. Because of this product, I have a lot of faith in the Dermalogica Clear Start range.

I attended a virtual event with Dermalogica in July, with a Clear Start academy masterclass. The event celebrated the launch of their brand new Dermaligica Clear Start Flashfoliant, which I was excited to get onto my skin.

During the event, we were introduced to the Dermalogica Clear Start range, created by the brand with 30 years in the professional skincare industry. The sub-brand is designed to get us started on a journey to clearer skin. From the age of 10 to 18, I struggled terribly with acne, and viscously bullied. I tried every prescribed topical and oral treatment I was able to, to no avail. Thankfully, I’ve mostly grown out of it now, but still have rather spot-prone skin. Dermalogica Clear Start are a brand that have a lot of passion for skin that isn’t perfect, and aim to destigmatise breakouts and skin changes in adulthood.

Leslie and Louise, from Dermalogica, took us through a four-step skincare routine using Dermalogica Clear Start products.

Dermalogica Clear Start breakout clearing foam wash

First was a double cleanse with the Dermalogica Clear Start breakout clearing foam wash. It’s recommended that you use a blueberry sized amount and foam it between your hands before massaging into the skin. Dermalogica recommend keeping this in the shower so you always remember to use it. It’s packed with Salicylic acid to clear dead skin cells, as well as tea tree and lavender.

Dermalogica Clear Start Flashfoliant

We moved on to the brand new Flashfoliant. Ir’s a a leave-on foaming chemical exfoliant which aims to prevent breakouts and brighten skin. It’s formulated with Salicylic Acid to encourage natural exfoliation, and grape extract to even skin tone. The Tangerine Peel extract has brightening properties which make it great for morning use, and smells amazing. The product smells very fresh, and helps skin look more glowy and healthy. It can be used morning or night, but the experts prefer a to incorporate it into an AM routine.

The 100ml product claims to have over 100 uses inside. The product is liquid inside the bottle, but aerates into a foam, giving you more bang for your buck. To apply, just tip the bottle upside down and give a little squeeze. One small squeeze will give you enough product to cover your face and neck by patting the product into the skin.

Dermalogica Clear Start breakout clearing booster

Next was the breakout clearing booster. It promises to clear breakouts fast with a targetted approach. Dermalogica recommend using this morning and evening, bu applying directly to the breakout area. Alternatively, you can apply a small amount all over under a moisturiser to prevent breakouts. The booster also uses Salicyclic acid, alongside Niacinamide and seaweed-derived Chondrus Crispus extract to prevent over-drying.

Dermalogica Clear Start skin soothing hydrating lotion

The last step was the  skin soothing hydrating lotion. As much as I love the clearing defense SPF30, the skin soothing hydration lotion is more lightweight and easy to apply. My skin felt incredible after the event, as the moisturiser left a silky feeling to my usually oily skin. The skin soothing hydrating lotion features hyaluronic acid as well as ginger, orange and grapefruit. The botanicals used in this range not only sooth skin and combat blemishes, but create a refreshing, zesty fragrance that is a joy to apply.

The only products from the  range I am yet to try are the blackhead clearing fizz mask and the breakout clearing all over toner – both of which I may have to purchase following this masterclass.

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  1. July 18, 2020 / 8:19 pm

    Love Dermalogica skincare! This range sounds incredible x

  2. July 20, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    Love the look of these products!

  3. July 21, 2020 / 7:01 pm

    This is a good looking range from Dermalogica, it has quite a young-looking vibe to it I feel, maybe that is their target audience with this. They have some great products, one of my top brands for sure!

  4. July 22, 2020 / 10:58 am

    I love Dermalogica skincare – you cannot beat a good exfoliator, it’s so important for basic skincare and your skin always looks like it’s glowing!

  5. Evie Pearce
    July 22, 2020 / 1:38 pm

    Dermalogica is one of my fave brands! Everything they have is so gorgeous! X

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