03.12.2015
150
Pure Light SPF 30
1.7 fl. oz. for $60
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Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

It’s wonderful that this daytime moisturizer with sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in a silky, lightweight base formula with some very good antioxidants and a cell-communicating ingredient. What rains a bit on this parade is (1) the lack of substantiated research about the peptide that Dermalogica claims will treat discoloration and (2) the inclusion of a small amount of fragrant, but irritating, ylang ylang oil (listed by its Latin name Canaga odorata). There isn’t much of this fragrant oil present, but its inclusion means that what would’ve been a brilliant sunscreen is instead just a very good sunscreen but not for sensitive skin.

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Claims

This medium-weight daytime moisturizer conditions and brightens while chemical-free sunscreens help defend against pigment-inducing UV light. Peptides, Vitamin C and botanical extracts help treat and prevent cellular discoloration while minimize fine lines.

Ingredients

Active: Titanium Dioxide (6.2%), Zinc Oxide (8.5%), Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Polygyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilyethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Oligopeptide-34, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium DNA, Tocopherol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Silica, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool.

Brand Overview

Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.