So about a month ago I attended an dermalogica event (Thank you Jo for the invite). It was a small cozy event tucked in a corner of Sg in a small cafe! :D
We were all there to welcome the newest product of the dermalogica AGE smart range, the overnight repair serum! Yup as the name suggest it works it's charm while you are sleeping and you wake up with great looking skin!
Just a few pictures from the event, I did not take a whole lot of pictures because I was busy talking to the reps learning more about dermalogica.
I love the little setup they had! Canapé + yummy tea!
Duck with cucumber <3
A spoonful of pasta *literally* LOL!
Smoked salmon + cream cheese. I live for this! *slurps*
I don't know why, maybe it's the colours but there is such a Christmas-y feel to the whole setup & i LOVE it!
This is currently the products they have in their AGE smart range, which is meant for skin aging, but did you know that in our current society our skin starts aging at EIGHTEEN? Scary or what? All the pollution, diet, sunrays, stress (exams,relationship etc) computer usage and makeup! Especially younger girls who love to pile on many many many stacks of lashes! Bad for your eyes girls!
However if I were to ask you to stop using makeup, stop surfing the web on your computer, hide under a blanket or not to stress about exams (your parents would kill me). So impossible right? Hence the birth of the overnight repair serum!
Honestly, how many perecent of aging do you think is a result of external factors? I was super shocked to hear also okay, got a figure in your mind?
The answer is 80-90% is due to extrinsic factors! Which means thing we can control! Your genetics only determine 10% of how you age, the rest you determine! So don't blame your momma if you don't look as young as you want to, don't blame her for not giving you the good genes, coz she probably did, you just didn't treasure it :(
Fret not it's never too late to drink more water, slap on SPF before going out in the morning, trying to catch 8 hours of sleep, using your computer for an hour less everyday day and of course I always feel a good skincare regime (whatever brand you love, doesn't matter) does the trick too!
A few more AGE smart products! The bullet looking one is supposed to be like a lip balm! Adorable? :D
The overnight repair serum is to be applied to cleansed skin before going to bed! It helps to restore the integrity of the skin as well as fight the signs of aging, which includes lack-lustre skin, broken capillaries and age related collagen lost! Protecting, maintaining and stimulating collagen are the primary benefits of the overnight repair serum.
Me with no makeup, just my overnight repair serum + a stupid zit.lol
There are a few ingredients which make the overnight serum so awesome! Gonna get abit technical here, bear with me!
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 & Alaria Extract - Increase collagen renewal, firmness and dermal strength!
Argan Oil, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids - Restores a weak barrier layer, lock in moisture as well as increase elasticity.
Rose Hip Seed Oil - Minimize discolouration while helping to boost cell renewal.
STEP 1: Drops 4-6 drops into the palm of your hands.
The look of anticipation. HAHA! So after cleansing, just drop 4-6 drops on your palm! Tap the bottom of the bottle as seen in picture and it will drop out! This is the best way to control how many drops you get. Honestly, I personally don't use 4-6 drops, too many drops for my face. I usually use 2 drops only. Sometimes I do use 3 but rarely. I say just see what your skin is loving and of course how much area you have to cover!
You can use this with or without a moisturizer, I've tried it both way and I usually use it without just because one step is way better then two *lazy* HAHA. Plus I don't have really dry skin so I can do without the moisturizer. Just a side note, I use this with steamcream and I don't know what it is but they work awesome together!!
STEP 2: Warm the product up by rubbing your palms together!
Warm the product up as well as spread them on your palm to ease your application! Do not use your usual skincare application methods else it would not be effective! Unless you use Clarins, which also uses this techinque else follow remember to use it this way to maximise the effects okay? :)
Step 3: Press your palm firmly all over your face!
This helps in the product absorption and it also feels quite good too honestly. haha. If you are really very tired that night you can go to bed after this! However if possible there are some acupoints that can allow you to have a better night sleep!
Press on the temples (depression between hairline and brows) with the middle finger. This helps with headaches as well as helps you to relax!
Press underneath both eyes on top of the cheek bone. This helps improve eye clarity.
Press on the inner eye sockets. Relieves sinus pressure, headaches, pain and swelling around the eye area!
Press inside the eye socket bone under the brows. Helps in headache and relieves sinus pressure.
Press the middle of the forehead. Helps to calm the mind.
Press the corners if the mouth. Rejuvenates the face and tones facial muscles.
Acupoint 7 - Please DO NOT do this if you are pregnant or think you might be!
Press between end of nose and top of lip. Helps to calm the spirit.
Acupoint 8 - Please DO NOT do this if you are pregnant or think you might be!
Press between the lower lip and chin. Helps hormonal balance.
These acupoints can be used in conjunction with other products too! You can implement it into your own skincare regime too.
After using this product for some time, I do enjoy it's hydrating properties. Not going to lie, it is an oil based product hence it will feel oily. It however will not clog your pores, so if that is a concern of yours, do not worry!
I sleep in air conditioning room and honestly this is the first skin care product which makes my skin still feels slightly moisturized in the morning! When you wake up, I don't want to say I feel like my skin is oily because it is not, but I can definitely feel like the product still creates a barrier for my skin so that my skin does not dehydrate. Skin feels supple the next day!
The one thing I dislike and this is soley due to preference, is the scent! I dislike most flower scents and this due to the natural herbs and extracts that it contains unfortunately does smells flowery. However honestly once you apply it you cannot smell it at all. It is only during step 3 when you press it into your skin where you will defintely be able to smell it.
Other than that I do personally love it! I will be letting my mom try it out and if she has any feedback I'll add it into the post or tweet about it okay!
Mother's Day is around the corner, this makes a great gift, especially for older ladies their skin tends to get drier (mom always tells me she has dry skin!). This will feel like a treat to them! Plus it helps her to sleep off the signs of aging skin too! She will definitely love you more, because you make her look younger! HAHA.
Grab your very own overnight repair serum (15ml) for $138 at AsterSpring Origins for other locations visit www.dermalogica.com.sg
Once again thank you dermalogica for allowing me to try this product! :D
Disclaimer: Product was generously sponsored but this does not change my opinions. All opinions are my own.