03.03.2014
4
Ultracalming Relief Masque
2.5 fl. oz. for $45
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Last Updated:03.03.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Despite the name, this lightweight moisturizing mask is bound to make sensitive skin worse, or at least leave it confused.

The formula contains some calming ingredients, including oatmeal and matricaria flower, but they’re joined by fragrant plant irritants such as ginger and a heaping helping of radish root. When sensitive, reddened skin is your concern, avoiding needless irritants must be priority number one. Regrettably, that means using this mask is a step in the wrong direction.

If you’re keen to use a facial mask (although doing so is truly an optional skin-care step), please see our list of Best Facial Masks for preferred options. Also, for sensitive skin, keep in mind that daily skin care is far more important than the benefits you may get from using a mask once or twice per week.

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Claims

A powerful, ultra-calming treatment masque enriched with Colloidal Oatmeal to soothe enraged skin and provide lasting relief from sensitized skin flare-ups, redness and rosacea.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-2 Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Bisabolol , Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate.

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.