Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant – the new ultimate multi-tasking skincare product?

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Dermalogica are constantly striving to produce professional standard skincare that makes life simpler. The new Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant is a two in one exfoliating and moisturising treatment aimed at targeting problem areas and making your skin glow. If there’s one thing I love, it’s a multi-tasking product that gives me more time to do other things.

I attended a skincare masterclass with Dermalogica skin therapists to learn all about the new clean, cruelty free product from the brand with 30 years experience in the industry.

Feel the spheres artificial intelligence widget:

The Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant was released on August 20, 2020. It’s a five minute masque with touch activate spheres to gently remove dead skin and debris. The brand have launched an innovative widget that uses artificial intelligence to map your skin and personalise how you use the product. To use the tool, you take a selfie and the image is scanned, and gives you a step-by-step guide on how to use the product in a way to benefit your skin.

For me, the Feel The Spheres widget tells me to move the spheres to my drier areas on my t-zone before bursting them and working them into the skin. The widget has it’s own timer which will count down five minutes – the optimum amount of time to leave the masque on your skin.

When to use Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant:

It’s recommended to use this produce once or twice a week – replacing your regular exfoliator, such as the Dermalogica Daily Micro Foliant.

Dermalogica skin therapist Kelly shared her evening skincare routine with us, showing how easy it is to slip the masque into a regime.

First, she used the Pre-Cleanse, which is one of my all-time favourite Dermalogica products. She moved on to the Special Cleansing Gel before going in with the Hydro Masque Exfoliant. You only need to use one pump of the product on your fingertips to cover your whole face. After five minutes, wash away the masque and apply a toner. Kelly then used the Sound Sleep Cocoon, infused with lavender, for her evening routine.

Beneficial ingredients in the Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant:

The key ingredients in the masque are bamboo, snow mushroom. The bamboo spheres contain a super fine powder that gently exfoliates without compromising the skins surface. These spheres can be manipulated to wherever they’re needed, so you can get the most beneficial results for you. The bamboo helps to remove dead skin and prime the surface ready for a hydrating boost.

Snow mushroom has similar properties to hyalauronic acid – according to Dermalogica professionals. The fungi is an antioxidant and source of vitamin D. It can hold 450 times its own weight in water, which is how it’s so hydrating for skin.

It also contains cucumber extract, sugar beets and phytolipids, which create a film over the skin that locks in moisture.

My thoughts:

This masque has a thick, creamy formula and a gentle exfoliation. The bamboo powder inside the spheres is so fine you can barely feel it. Harsh scrubs can cause microtears in the skin, so I love that this is super sensitive. One pump using the soft button dispenses just the right amount of masque, which applies evenly and moves around the face smoothly.

Due to the cucumber extract, the masque is soothing, and smells really refreshing. I like to use it in the morning before applying an SPF. The Feel The Spheres widget is something I really love. It’s a great idea to help quickly understand more about your skin – particularly in a time where professional advice in person is limited due to coronavirus.

I used the widget’s timer to time my masque. Massaging it into my skin felt like a spa treatment – it was super creamy and rich. After five minutes, I removed it with a damp microfiber cloth, and there was instantly a visible, glowy difference. My skin physically felt smoother and less ‘clogged’ – fresh faced and ready to face the day.



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