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winter skin solutions | Dermalogica’s skin smoothing cream review

dermalogica skin smoothing cream review

Daylight savings has past. Our days are shorter, darker and colder. Some embrace winter. Yet, no matter our preference, our skin remains unamused with the season’s changes. Our bodies thirst for hydration, as if the cold seeps into our very bones themselves. Youthful skin makes volumes of difference in how we look and feel. As such, a good moisturizer is the most important part of my morning routine. Looking for relief? Search no farther than Dermalogica’s all day moisturizing Skin Smoothing Cream.

dermalogica skin smoothing cream packaging

photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | skin care products c/o:DERMALOGICA

Dermalogica sent me a tube of their Skin Smoothing Cream back in April of this year. Adamant on experience before review, I wanted to use the entire tube before sharing. It’s now November. I’ve dabbled with a few other moisturizers since then, but the tube is finally spent, and I’m ready to share my full experience in this Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Review.

dermalogica website

A bit about Dermalogica

First, a bit about the brand. I’ve sampled Dermalogica products for years, and have always appreciated their professional-grade skin care products. The brand itself was founded by Jane Wurwand, a skin therapist who is one of the most recognized and respected authorities in professional skin care therapy. Dermalogica is her brain child, and the brand has exploded as men and women flock to her for products that are genuinely healthy for their skin.

Dermalogica is great for sensitive skin

Dermalogica formulates their products free of artificial colors and fragrances, mineral oils, lanolin, S.D. alcohol, prarabens and micro plastics that can have negative effects on sensitive skin. They’re also certified cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan. As someone who often reacts negatively to unnecessary additives, the pure approach to the cream’s formula was soothing and non-irritating.

If you have sensitive skin, think of Dermalogica as the professional-grade alternative to the drug store brand, Lubriderm (minus the gluey smell). No additives. No fragrance, just pure formula engineered for moister.

dermalogica skin smoothing cream swatch

Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream locks in all-day moister

Dermalogia’s Skin Smoothing Cream is a facial moisturizer designed to infuse skin with 48 hours of hydration. So how did it hold up? After months of using the cream on my mixed to dry skin, I was happy with fully moisturized results. My skin felt moisturized and dewy, without an access of oil. It has a medium level of consistency, so I would recommend it for mixed or dry skin. If you have very oily skin, you may wish to opt for something a bit lighter.

dermalogica's skin smoothing cream locks in moister

So did it last 48 hours? Well, it’s hard to tell. It’s rare (if ever) I would go 48 hours without washing my face. So I cannot really attest to that. What I can say is that some creams I find myself applying twice right out of the shower, and again later in the evening. Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream kept me hydrated from morning until night.

Natural ingredients mean happier skin

Our skin wasn’t designed to withstand an onslaught of chemicals. I prefer to opt for brands that incorporate the power of natural ingredients in their beauty products. In Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream, you’ll find a healthy mix of ingredients including naturally moisturizing cucumber and antioxidant grape seed extract.

dermalogica natural skin cream

Vitamin C help with dark spots

Vitamins are essential for your skin, and Vitamin C has some incredible benefits including enhancing skin repair and supporting collagen reproduction. In fact, Allure calls vitamin C the “holy grail of skin care ingredients.”

dermalogica natural ingredients

Dermalogica also often incorporates vitamins in their products. I have been using the Biolumin-C Eye Serum during the same period since late spring, and its done wonders on evening out my skin tone around my eye area.

dermalogica eye serum

Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream also contains vitamin C, which can help even out your dark spots over time. For products with high levels of vitamin C, I find they also give a radiant glow to your skin just days after repeated use, even before they start attacking your darker trouble spots. The cream also contains vitamin E, which is important in repairing skin damage.

Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream in review

Overall, I was quite happy with my 6 month review of the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream. I experienced zero breakouts or sensitivity spots. My skin felt moisturized but non-greasy, and I maintained a fairly balanced skin tone throughout the trial period. The tube makes it easy to pack and travel with, and it also works great as a hand cream in a pinch. If you want to give them a try, I’ve included the shopping links below.

dermalogica skin smoothing cream

Here’s the recap:

  • Dermalogica is a leading professional-grade brand you can trust
  • Dermalogica leverages the power of natural ingredients
  • The Skin Smoothing Cream keeps your skin moisturized from day to night
  • It’s great for people with sensitive skin
  • It has a medium consistency that seems good for normal to dry skin
  • Vitamin C helps brighten your skin for a glowing finish
  • Vitamin E helps repair damage to the skin

dermalogica skin smothing cream


I hope you found this review helpful, feel free to leave comments with any questions, and here’s to battling winter air with dewy, baby-fresh skin.

In accordance with the FTC regulations for Influencers, these products were gifted to me by Dermalogica. All thoughts, comments and musings are made of my own opinion and honest, personal experience with the products reviewed or mentioned. I hope you’ve found this post informational and inspiring!

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