Before diving into the skincare, I have to thank the kind people at Derma-E for not only sending me these products in the fall, but also sending me a super thoughtful Christmas card with an ornament that I can plant! That was such a kind and thoughtful gesture, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to try out these products!
I usually keep my skincare routine quite simply. I’m in my mid-30s with fairly normal skin that on occasion is combination skin. I do not suffer from breakouts or acne, and typically have a “less is more” approach with how I take care of my face. 🙂
Because these products from Derma-E are so gentle, they truly fit into my lifestyle and beauty routine!
The Purifying Gel Cleanser is something I use every morning in the shower, and in the evening to remove eye makeup. It doesn’t irritate my eyes and it doesn’t dry out my skin. I love that it contains algae, because I love using marine products. 🙂
The Firming DMAE Eye Lift is much appreciated as a prevention product. I have a difficult time with eye creams, as most of the time they are just too harsh. This one is soft and doesn’t cause my eyes to burn, or the skin around it.
The Makeup Remover with Chamomile and Cucumber is gentle and effective; however, I can’t say that it has replaced my Neutrogena eye makeup remover just yet! Perhaps that will change in the future? Time will tell!
I have to admit I was a little afraid of trying the Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, simply because you never know what will happen when leaving something on your face overnight! This product was a surprise hit for me. It is brightening and smoothing, but not too harsh.
The Purifying Youth Serum was just mentioned in my December favorites, so it’s clear that I love this serum! It is hydrating and gentle, and doesn’t clog my pores when I add a moisturizer on top.
I have saved my favorite product for last: the Microdermabrasion Scrub. I used to be a devotee of Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash; in my mind, nothing could top it. I have since strayed from that product for other exfoliators. A little goes a long way with this product, and I use it just once a week for smoother skin.
My top three products out of the ones mentioned are:
Purifying Gel Cleanser
Purifying Youth Serum
Overall, I am really happy with everything pictured and grateful that I have had the opportunity to try these products!