Helurrr beautiful people and welcome to another skincare post! (I know, I’ve got more skincare posts than anything else but it’s something that we need to talk more about.)
I was sent some new skincare products to try out last month and I’m finally ready to tell you all about them. If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen a few posts about these products already – but let’s talk about my thoughts here.
Dr Dermal? What is it?
Dr Dermal is an award-winning range developed by a passionate team of skin care professionals. ~ www.drdermal.com
It has been formulated by a dedicated team of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and an international award-winning chemist. These niche products are designed to fulfill the needs of prematurely aging South Africans who are looking for cutting edge formulations that are competitively priced. ~ A2 Magazine
They are manufactured right here in sunny SA, and their offices are in Umhlanga, Durban. They DO NOT test on animals and are paraben free. I’ve shared my skincare journey with you and the last time you heard from me, I mentioned that I was simplifying my routine. It was the overuse of different products without having proper knowledge that got my skin so messed up in the first place, so naturally I am extremely cautious when trying anything new.
It was for this reason that I introduced these 2 products to my skin in a very careful manner. I started with very little product every other day and waited a week between using the 2 different products. Their website states that some of their products are highly active and are not suitable for sensitive skin – so please be careful. When introducing any product to your skincare routine, do so in a staggered approach so that you can build up your skin’s tolerance. You will have a lower chance of developing a reaction and even if you do, you would be able to isolate it and determine which product you are reacting to. I was sent 2 products and will be discussing them further down.
Their website has an amazing learning centre, which you can access here. They explain the different active ingredients and break down many skincare concerns.
MicroRetinol 5 Rich Repair
Retinol (also known as Vitamin A) stimulates the production of new skin cells. It can also help to fade dark spots resulting from photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes, and blemish scars.
This retinol cream is carefully formulated to provide controlled release of retinol into your skin, which ensures maximum skin renewal benefits whilst reducing the risk of irritation. With regular use it refines, repairs and revitalises the condition of your skin.
Total Rejuvenation Plasma
This is a complete anti-ageing serum that contains a natural enzymatic complex, which works hard on deep, stubborn wrinkles to uncover healthy, glowing skin in a short period of time.
- Complete anti-aging serum
- Primer effect
- Light diffusing effect for fine lines and pores
- Skin tightening effect
- Muscle relaxing peptide activity
This is such a lightweight serum and is perfect for both morning and evening use – after cleansing and before moisturising. It has a dropper – which I absolutely love with serums because it makes dispensing and application so much easier!
I waited a week after I had started using the retinol cream, to try this bad boy out. Once again, I introduced it to my skin slowly – every 2nd day. I focused it under my eye (it’s great for dark circles as well as pores) and around my nose area. Whilst there hasn’t been a significant visible change in the appearance of my dark circles, I am certain that this will come with time. I have just increased the frequency of application and will definitely keep you updated! I can however attest to the fact that my under eye area feels a lot more moisturised and looks way better under makeup than it did before.
This 30ml bottle retails for R675 online, but remember that you can get 5% off your order when you use the discount code “MISSGOVENDER”
As I’ve mentioned on my discount code page, this is an affiliate link and I will earn commission when you use my code. However you will be saving so it’s really a win-win for both of us 🙂
Let me know your thoughts below
Until next time