02.20.2013
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After Sun Repair
3.4 fl. oz. for $32
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Last Updated:02.20.2013
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After Sun Repair contains far too many irritating plant extracts and fragrant plant oils to be even slightly capable of repairing sun-exposed skin. If anything, the irritant potential of the fragrant oils will further damage skin and negatively affect the healing process. What was Dermalogica thinking? And lastly, if you’re taking ideal care of your skin you should be doing whatever you can to minimize excess sun exposure—so products like this won’t be needed.

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Claims

A treatment balm that helps repair damage from exposure to UV sunlight. Our Reparative Complex, enriched with a blend of Seaweed Extracts and soothing botanicals, helps protect cell proteins from further damage while restoring the skin's condition. Japanese Alder scavenges free radicals and accelerates repair of UV-induced DNA damage while Algae Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolipids restore lost moisture to further accelerate the recovery process.

Ingredients

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-7 Triacetate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alnus Firmifolia Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Algae Extract, Zanthoxylum Alatum Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Glycolipids, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Citronellol, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Linalool, Geraniol, Rose Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Dipterocarpus Turbinatus Wood Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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.