02.20.2013
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Skin Refining Masque
2.5 fl. oz. for $38
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Last Updated:02.20.2013
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Tested on animals:No

Skin Refining Masque contains the same irritating plant extracts as the Skin Hydrating Masque, but makes matters worse by adding menthol and sage to the mix. There are many clay masks that absorb oil and refine skin’s texture without causing undue irritation. Even without all of these irritants (which end up making oily skin and enlarged pores worse), this mask is bound to confuse your skin due to the mix of absorbent clays and a high amount of plant oil plus titanium dioxide.

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Claims

A skin-clarifying masque with oil-absorbing Kaolin and Bentonite clays plus Zinc Oxide to remove impurities and refine the skin's surface, helping to reduce oily-skin breakouts.

Ingredients

Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Polysorbate 20, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, TitaniumDioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Menthol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Arachidonic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, 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.