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Get glowing skin with a new serum that fights the lifestyle factors that can dull it. Dermalogica phyto-nature firming serum has been formulated to just that.
Before I get into the nitty gritty of this new product and why I think it’s worth the investment, I want to address all the comments (not always nice ones!) that always come up whenever I talk about my skincare regime. I’ve never hidden the fact that I get Botox. I’ve done so since the year I turned 40. And the year I turned 50, I got .5ml of filler in each of my cheeks.
I know it’s not for everyone and that’s ok. I’m now 52 and I like the way these treatments give my face a fresh look. What they don’t do is change the condition of my skin.
I think this is one of the biggest myths about skin out there … that injectables change the texture and feel of the skin. They don’t.
The condition of my skin is thanks to a combination of staying out of the sun from a very young age and having a consistent skincare routine since the age of 18. I upped that routine the year I turned 30 and actually committed to night-time cleansing. I KNOW! Future self is very happy.
So, when I talk here about the skincare products I’m using and the regime I stick to (a regime that also includes monthly facials that also include microdermabrasion and LED light therapy), I’m sharing what works for my skin. And, in doing so, it just might just offer a solution for you too.
Get glowing skin with dermalogica phyto-nature firming serum
The dermalogica phyto-nature firming serum is dermalogica’s most advanced serum to date. It has a two-pronged approach to improving the appearance of your skin.
- It firms the skin on contact.
- It works over time to safeguard against the external factors that age your skin.
What it doesn’t do – and I love this – is promise the impossible. Too many skincare companies promise eternal youth in a bottle.
What this serum does do is help counteract the damage that external factors (climate, UV exposure, pollution, lack of sleep, poor diet and stress) do to our skin.
The latest skin research suggests that up to 50% of visible signs of ageing come from these external factors – not our genes as previously thought. This is a very good thing, particularly if you’re someone like me who inherited the fair, easily sun-damaged skin gene.
How phyto-nature firming serum works
The science behind the formula is an approach that mimics nature.
In the firming phase, it’s synthetic peptides created to mimic naturally occurring peptides that are doing all the work, giving instant skin gratification. Peptides (in general) are used by the skin to build collagen, elastin and keratin – the things that help keep our skin looking fresh.
In the safeguarding phase, this serum calls on modern plant-based technology and ancient botanicals to improve the health of the skin and revitalise it through the power of antioxidants. Key ingredients: Amazonian Camu Camu (a superfruit with 60 times more Vitamin C than an orange); Moroccan Rockrose extract (a plant that has the ability to germinate even after burning, helps neutralise skin-damaging free radicals); Caffeic Acid from the Madagascar green coffee bean (helps revitalise the skin and decrease appearance of fine lines and wrinkles).
How I’ve incorporated phyto-nature firming serum into my skincare regime
My dermalogica skin therapist Sally Williams is very big on a less-is-more approach to skincare, particularly if you have peri-menopausal sensitive skin, prone to dryness and irritation like I do. I have to be super careful adding in something new. So with phyto-nature firming serum, I first started just using it at night, switching it out for the multivitamin power serum I’d previously been using.
A couple of weeks in, I started using it in the morning as well. What I found was that my problem area (forehead) started becoming irritated and dry. The rest of my skin was thriving and this product was delivering everything it said it would.
So, I simply used the ultra calming serum concentrate on my forehead and the phyto-nature firming serum everywhere else. My skin is very happy right now with that combination.
The serum itself smells amazing and just one small pump yields enough to pat gently into the whole face, neck and chest area. So, yes this product will go the distance. In fact, I find that all my dermalogica products seem to last longer than I think they will.
2. redness relief essence (I use this instead of a toner)
4. phyto-nature firming serum (on rest of face, neck and chest)
3. redness relief essence (I use this instead of a toner)
5. phyto-nature firming serum (on rest of face, neck and chest)
Twice a week:
1. (After precleanse and cleanse) daily microfoliant
2. multivitamin power recovery masque (I often leave this on overnight once a week)
The overall effect of switching in this serum has been a freshening of my face. It feels like I’ve got my spring glow on after winter and that’s a very good thing!
Dermalogica has 3 prizes of the phyto-nature firming serum to giveaway to three Styling You readers. Each prize is valued at $220. To enter, leave an answer to the following question in the comments’ section below:
Why do you need the phyto-nature firming serum to help you get your glow on this spring?
Entries open on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5am (AEST) and close on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winners of the “answer the question” competition will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here