UltraCalming Mist

by Dermalogica   Ultracalming
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$34 - 6 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Toners > Toners
Last Updated:
3/3/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This spray-on toner is supposed to relieve sensitivity and calm redness, but it contains precious few ingredients proven to do that. In fact, this toner contains a helping of irritating plant extracts, which is the last thing sensitive, reddened skin needs.

Instead, sensitive skin needs a gentle, soothing toner, such as those from Paula’s Choice RESIST or Skin Recovery lines, and you also can consider any of the toners we recommend in our Best Products section.

A soothing, hydrating mist that quickly relieves sensitivity while helping to calm redness, stinging and aggravated skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, PPG-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Glycerin.

Dermalogica's name implies a logical relationship to dermatology, which makes it sound as if you are getting serious skin care. The subtitle on their products is even more commanding: "A Skin Care System Researched and Developed by the International Dermal Institute." But what is the International Dermal Institute, you ask? Are there any dermatologists there? Apparently not: The International Dermal Institute is a Dermalogica-owned school for aestheticians who want an education beyond what is required for their cosmetology license, and the classes are taught by aestheticians.

Does the professional atmosphere of the school associated with Dermalogica mean better products? The proof is in the pudding, and this pudding is, for the most part, just Jell-O, not chocolate mousse. A company so concerned with skin-care education should be ashamed of itself for offering so many products that damage skin with known irritants and, more egregiously, offering so many sunscreens that lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients. Dermalogica's education-oriented, serious-minded, and clinical positioning doesn’t mesh with the majority of their products, and is on par with tobacco company executives teaching an aerobics class.

According to company history, the reason Dermalogica products came to be was that founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skin-care lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients that she 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. If anything, quite the opposite is true. Further, if Dermalogica's founders were so concerned about potentially or definitively harmful ingredients, why do their products contain so many of them? Where is the research proving that lavender oil, camphor, balm mint, arnica, ginger oil, and citrus oils are helpful for skin?

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

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  1. Nicaea
    Reviewed on Sunday, January 26, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
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      4 / 4
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      3 / 4
    Awesome spray pump!
    • I love the packaging of this product so easy to apply. Nice scent and texture it really is calming a must have along with the microfoliant don't know why Paula rates these products as poor they are awesome!

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