03.03.2014
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Post-Shave Balm
1.7 fl. oz. for $27
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Last Updated:03.03.2014
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Tested on animals:No

This after shave contains several intriguing ingredients and could have been a brilliant post-shave option for men, but Dermalogica couldn’t seem to resist including irritants, such as two menthol derivatives along with clover oil and other troublemakers for skin. Any shaving product that is described as “super cooling” is a must to avoid. When skin is shaved and treated with gentle products, it shouldn’t need any cooling.

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Claims

Super-cooling treatment balm helps shorten post-shave recovery time. So much more than an after-shave, this multi-functional balm intensely moisturizes while preventing ingrown hairs and bumps. Calming extracts help reduce post-shave discomfort, as a unique ingredient complex controls oily shine. Won't leave skin feeling heavy or shiny.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycereth-7 Triacetate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ethoxydiglycol, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lauryl Laurate, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Menthyl Lactate, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Alum, Beta-Sitosterol, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Geraniol , Linalool, Citral, Citronellal, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clover) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Menthyl Acetate, Dipterocarpus Turbinatus Wood Oil, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol

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.