This morning I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dermalogica, my daily go-to for gentle, rejuvenating skin care.
My love for Dermalogica started a few years back, after “borrowing” a little mircofoliant while crashing at a friend’s apartment in New York City. It was wintertime–my skin was dry and irritated from the bitter cold temps, recent air travel, and a few celebratory Cosmopolitans with the girls, in typical Carrie Bradshaw fashion.
Well, my skin felt so amazing stepping out of the shower I literally flung open the bathroom and sprinted to my computer, in my towel, to order my own.
Since then I’ve fallen in love with a few of their other products too. All of Dermalogica’s products are specially formulated with super high-quality ingredients and are free of common irritants including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances.
What’s not to love about that?
I must have talked and blogged about my love for Dermalogica a lot over the past few years because somehow I caught their attention–and they recently asked me to share my daily skin care regimen with you!
Just wait, it gets even better.
Okay, so my skin regimen starts each morning with a 60-second daily microfoliant mini facial in the shower. For those of you who also cringe at the sound of the word “microbead” this microfoliant is a super gentle, rice-based powder that activates with just a little bit of water. In one minute it micro-exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells and leaves behind smooth, bright skin.
After stepping out of the shower, I spritz my still-damp skin with some of the multi-active toner and go about my business while it absorbs into my skin. The toner hydrates but also conditions your skin, preparing it for proper moisture absorption.
It also feels ahhhmazing after a long flight. I always pack a small travel spray bottle of multi-active toner in my carry on and spritz my face just before landing. I may not feel fabulous after a red-eye but the toner definitely helps my skin look and feel refreshed.
The active moist moisturizer is the third and last step of my super quick morning skin care routine. Natural botanical astringents of Lemon, Cucumber and Burdock help refine the skin while other plant extracts moisturize. It’s oil free and perfect for combination skin. If I know I’ll be outside for more than 15 minutes at a time, I’ll mix a little of their solar defense booster, a broad-spectrum SPF, into the moisturizer to make sure my skin stays protected from the sun. Once the moisturizer has absorbed, I apply my makeup and run out the door to work.
Now every night before bed, I remove my makeup using the ultracalming cleanser and a super soft wash cloth. It’s creamy and cools sensitized skin and is great for removing all types of makeup–eye makeup, foundation–whatever you’ve got on. It’s Dermalogica’s most gentle cleanser and never leaves your skin feeling dry, which means it’s perfect for those cold winter months. For those of you who like a foaming cleanser, I’ve also used their special cleansing gel, which I prefer in the summer when my skin is a little more on the oily side.
After rinsing my face with warm water, I spritz a little more of the multi-active toner on and hop into bed.
I’m a true believer that good skin care doesn’t have to be time-consuming if you’re using the right products. My daily regimen takes just a few minutes in the morning and at night, and hasn’t changed very much at all over the past few years–because it works. The products also last forever so I don’t mind shelling out just a bit more for quality skin care every so often.
Now for the part we’ve all been waiting for.
I’m SO, SO excited. Are you ready for it?
Dermalogica has kindly offered to send one of my readers an entire skin care regimen package with all four of these amazing products: the daily microfoliant, multi-active toner, active moist moisturizer and ultracalming cleanser. We’re not talking sample-sizes either!
There are a few ways to enter so be sure to comment once for each of the following things you do:
- Tell me which of my daily skin care regimen products you’re most excited to try, too!
- Tweet about it! @nutritionella’s giving away a complete @Dermalogica skin care regimen & I want to win! http://bit.ly/1cnLAmj
- Get social and share this post with your friends on Facebook and/or Google +. Both count as a separate entry!
In addition to the giveaway, Dermalogica is also offering nutritonella readers a super Friends & Family deal.
Get 15% off $100 or more PLUS a free AGE smart gift set ($60 value) on orders of $150+ through this Saturday, November 2nd with code: ELLE
Just note the order total must equal $150+ after discount and excludes shipping and tax. I’ll randomly select and announce the lucky giveaway winner on Thursday! US entries only, please. Good luck!
PS. Some of my other beauty necessities & my favorite all-natural eye makeup remover
UPDATE: Molly is the winner of this giveaway. Congrats, darling–and thanks to all of you who participated!
I’d love to try the exfoliate cleanser.
I shared your giveaway on FB!
I tweeted your giveaway!
Sad I missed this one. The exfoliant sounds wonderful and I’ve been looking for a good moisturizer.
I’d love to try all of it, but especially the microfoliant!
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/phetched/status/395919085583601664
I’m most excited about the multi-active toner. I travel a lot and this sounds like something I need to add to my routine!
I’m most excited to try the microfoliant. I’ve never found one (that works) that doesn’t irritate my skin.
I would love the microfoliant! That powder sounds magical!
I shared on facebook.
I shared on Google+
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/BarrAndTable/status/395916337190432768
I’m most excited to try the microfoliant. My skin is terrible and I’m hoping that these products could help!
I would love to try the daily exfoliant!
I shared via Google+
I shared via Facebook.
I tweeted about it https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/395751965335883776
I’m most excited about the daily exfoliant. My skin is always in need of exfoliating.
How fun! I’d love to try the toner :)
I would LOVE to try the exfoliate!!
The morning face wash!
the gentle microfoliant sounds great!
I can’t wait to try the microfoliant and the cleanser!
I NEED the exfoliate!
The toner sounds wonderful! I travel a lot so the part about it being good after flights is particularly exciting. thanks for this giveaway!
I just found your blog and I love it. Thanks so much for generously sharing so many great tips. I would be most excited to try the daily microfoliant. And I am going to try your pumpkin spice latte this afternoon :)
I just recently decided I should be using an exfoliant, but haven’t gotten around to getting one yet. So, I would be most excited to try that.
I need a good face care regimen. I would love to try the active moist moisturizer!!
I shared on Google Plus!
I’d love to try the toner! I’ve never used a really good one before!
I am currently in need of a new exfoliant, so the daily microfoliant is what I would love to try!
I would love to try the moisturizer – I have the driest skin and it’s miserable during the colder winter seasons.
I would love to try the ultracalming cleanser!
i’d love to try the moisturizer!
I love Dermalogica! I also swear by their products but have never used the toner -I would love to try it!
I would love to try their toner!
The moisturizer would be amazing with all the winter months fast approaching!!
The spray toner sounds wonderful! So refreshing!
I’m dying to try the microfoliant! It would be great to slough off dead skin in the winter.
I definitely learned my love for Dermalogica from you! I’ve been using their cleansing gel for a while now (it lasts forever) but have been eyeing the microfoliant for months and just haven’t been able to splurge quite yet :)
Here’s my tweet!
I would have to say EVERYTHING! I am in desperate need of a change for my face regimen. I think the toner would be amazing – love that it is a spray!
I’m most excited about the exfoliator and also giving myself a “mini-facial” with it!
I’ve always wanted to try this brand! I’m especially interested in trying the face cleanser.
ahhh the moisturizer would be perfect for my face! Too much swimming = dried out skin to the max
I shared on Google +
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/katiemur80/status/395338025997058048
I’m excited about trying the daily microfoliant. Sounds like a great way to start the day.
I am torn between the exfoliator and the moisturizer.
When I worked at a spa in college, I used to get all sorts of Dermalogica samples! Love their daily microfoliant, but I haven’t tried their toner.
I have sensitive skin and it never hold up well to harsh Boston winters!!! I would love to try the whole set, i have heard such great things about Dermalogica!!
i’m would love to try the toner!
Shared on Facebook!
I would most like to try the exfoliator, because that is the biggest issue I have – getting rid of dead skin cells!
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Jessicanjela/status/395309736557428736
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/TIU_Sarah
I would love to try the toner!
I tweeted- https://twitter.com/LBe_Hoff/status/395305134776786946
I would love to try the exfoliant!
I am most excited to try the daily microfoliant!
I also tweeted! @theapronblog ! Can’t wait to try these products ;)
I want to try the microfoliant! Sounds so nice. Does this skin care line work well with acne?
I’d love to try the toner and exfoliant!
I think the toner sounds the most amazing!
The exfoliator sounds great!
The exfoliator and moisturizer look great!
I tweeted too – https://twitter.com/Dana_Peters/status/395270564539269122
I’d love to try the toner! It sounds perfect for adding a little moisture in the winter. My skin can be really sensitive so I’m always on the lookout for gentle products. I’ll have to give these a try.
I tweeted it! https://twitter.com/taylororr/status/395268925618798592
I’d love to try the exfoliator! I’ve been looking for a good one. I have a super simple skin care regimen. I wash my face with Cetaphil morning and night, Neutrogena oil-free SPF 15 moisturizer in the morning and Neutrogena Healthy Skin-Anti Wrinkle cream at night.
the facial + moisturizer sound amazing! my skin is pretty sensitive and i’ve been looking to find a skincare routine using natural products.
The toner sounds like something I could REALLY use, especially with lots of flights coming up! I keep it simple with my skin care routine with a cleanser at night, BB cream with SPF in the morning and some St. Ives apricot scrub when I think I need a little more exfoliation.
I’d love to try them all, especially the exfoliation!!!
Dermalogica is amazing! Expensive, but amazing. I love using the cleanser and exfoliater.
Oooh the toner sounds so refreshing!
I’d love to try the ultracalming cleanser! I have acne prone and sensitive skin so finding a gentle cleanser that works can be tricky!
I’m most excited to try the toner because I’ve been meaning to add one to my arsenal and I just get so overwhelmed with all that’s out there!
I tweeted it: https://twitter.com/mollytics/status/395245128937246720
I love this! The spa at my gym uses these products so I’ve been intrigued for quite some time. I have been searching high and low for a new evening moisturizer so I’d be most excited to try the moisturizer!
I like the idea of a toner, and would love to try it out! Actually, I’d be really excited to try any of these products. Awesome review.
I have the toner and want to try the exfoliant. I’ve used the moisturizer in the past and need to get a refill before winter!
I’m most excited about the exfoliate step! This stuff looks amazing, can’t wait to try it
I would love to try the toner – I’ve heard good things!
I shared on google+
I’d really like to try this! I have the worst skin right now. Adult acne sucks! I’d love to try the cleanser and exfoliator.
Would be so excited for the microfoliant!
I would love to try the toner! I don’t have something like that in my current skin care routine.
I also tweeted @engfoodie
I would love to try the toner! I’ve never used one before, but it sounds so refreshing
Beyond excited to try the moist moisturizer! I am always looking for a new product that works for my combo skin and this looks amazing!
I also tweeted about this giveaway!
That toner looks great! Have lots of trips in the coming months and sounds like the perfect post-plan pick me up.
I’m really excited to try the active moist moisturizer! I have combination skin, and the oily part of my skin is crazy oily. So, I’m always looking for a great moisturizer for my face, and I’ve always heard anything with lemon is a great.
The exfoliant sounds amazing! A mini facial? I’m in!
I would love to try the toner and ultracalming cleanser!
I would love to try the exfoliant!
I would love to try the daily micorfoliant, the mini-facial sounds amazing!
I have seen the Dermalogica brand in stores but never tried it! I would want to try the toner! I don’t currently use a toner and I’d like to see if I notice a difference in my skin. Thanks Elle!
the daily microfoliant
I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/lisalivingwell/status/395206947714002946
Since my skin is sensitive and I have rosacea, I would be most excited to try the ultracalming cleanser.
i’d like to try the microfoliant
Hm. I want to try all of them, but I think I’d be most excited to try the moisturizer since I’m searching for a new day moisturizer.
It’s hard to choose- the cleanser sounds amazing, and I’ll bet it smells even better. I love a good toner too. But I think I am most intrigued by the microfoliant! Can’t wait to check out this great line!
The microfoliant looks AMAZING!!! I would love to add it to my routine. I like that it is in powder form – should be easy to travel with :)
I’m excited to try the microfoliant!
I’ve seen Dermalogica but have yet to purchase any of their products. I would love to try the Microfoliant! I’m always looking for a gentle, non-irritating exfoliating face product :)
I want to try the toner but also the exfoliant!
I am excited to try the microfoliant!
I’d be most excited to try the microfoliant!
I tweeted (@racingbananas)
It all looks great! My skin has been incredibly dry and I’m looking for a new moisturizer, so I would love to try this one out! I’ve never used toner, so that would be cool to try as well!
tweet tweet @hillontherun!
I’d like to try the daily scrub :)
I would love to try the toner and exfoliant!
I’ve never tried a toner that I’ve really liked and this one sounds awesome!
I have been dealing with skin issues for a while now and trying their line would be really really nice. I am excited about that exfoliant.
The multi-active toner sounds like a must have!
That exfoliant sounds awesome! I’m such a sucker for new skin are products :)
I would love to try the gentle exfoliant and the toner combo…love new products that come with a great review!
I’ve had a hard time finding an exfoliant that I like so i’d love to try their microfoliant!
Any day that starts with a microfacial sounds good to me.
The microfoliant sounds great!
I would love to try the toner!
The toner sounds great, I would love to try it
I’d love to try the microfoliant – sounds amazing!
I tweeted! @jmnicolini
I would love to try the exfoliate!
I would love to try the moisturizer! I am always on the look out for a good one that is still light enough!
The active moist moisturizer. I have really dry skin and that sounds perfect
I tweeted!! @kmwoe
I shared with my google + friends!
I would love to try the toner. I can never find one that isn’t too harse on my skin. Thanks!
I would love to try the daily microfoliant. I have been searching for something new for my skin care because my skin type seems to have changed recently and my old routine is not working like it used to. I also need a new moisturizer – my skin gets so dry in the winter.
I would love to try the moisturizer. I feel like I’m always on the hunt for a good one!
I also tweeted about the giveaway
I’m so excited to try the moisturizer!
microfoliant – hands down.
I’ve been searching for a new moisturizer for months – nothing is working! – and would love to try this one!
I would like to try the moisturizer because my skin gets very dry in winter.
The microfoliant sounds amazing, especially for someone with serious acne.
The microfoliant sounds like an awesome way to start the day!
I would love to try the microfoliant! I have sensitive skin, but love a good scrub.
I would love to try the microfoliant on my almost-winter skin!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/RebeccaGF666/status/395119292938604544
The moisturizer! I am always looking for a good one!
that microfoliant sounds amazing!