Dermalogica FAQs

What is Face Mapping?

Face Mapping is a revolutionary approach to skin care. When you receive a one to one Face Mapping session the 14 zones of your face will be analysed. Then, based on the results, your Dermalogica regime will be prescribed for optimum skin care results. See our face Mapping section for more in-depth information.

My skin is sensitive, will Dermalogica irritate my skin?

Is it essential to only use Dermalogica products at home?

Why Choose Dermalogica?

Dermalogica is a skin care system researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1986 and is known worldwide as the ‘professionals’ choice. Dermalogica is founded on the belief that good skin care is not about pampering or luxury, but about results. These results are achieved by developing advanced skin care formulas, based on the latest up to date research, which can sometimes take up to 5 years to complete.
Like most skin care ranges Dermalogica beauty products contain complementary ingredients that work well together particularly when used on the same area of the body. Many people find some areas of their body need different skin care regimes and certainly every individual requires individual assessment, so use whatever seems to work for you. However, it’s best to keep in mind that results will be significantly enhanced by continuing the beauty regime at home.
Dermalogica skincare products don't contain any perfumes, artificial colours or mineral oils that can often irritate sensitive skin.

Do Dermalogica test products on animals?

Always cruelty-free, we do not test on animals. Developed with the environment in mind, we also ensure that all ingredients are from eco-safe sources and are packaged in recyclable containers.

What kind of ingredients go into Dermalogica formulas?

We always use only the finest quality ingredients available, and all products are non-comedogenic and do not contain any occlusive mineral oil or lanolin, no irritating artificial colors or fragrance, and no drying S.D. alcohol.

How soon will I start seeing results from using Dermalogica products?

Some people see results the first time they use the products, and everyone tells us that their skin feels different immediately after application. The skin feels ultra clean, smooth, hydrated, and reflects a new level of health that’s visibly noticeable from the first use. Results become more and more obvious each time the products are used, as with like everything, perseverance is key.

Why do I need a professional skin therapist?

Skin is a living part of your body that defends against environmental assaults and extreme temperatures. It helps eliminate toxins from the body. It heals from cuts, abrasions and scratches. It’s continually renewing and protecting. Simply put, skin keeps the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. So why do you dote more on your hair and nails – two items on your body that aren’t actually living? Your skin needs personal attention from a professional – and that professional is a Dermalogica professional skin therapist.

Your cleansers are “soap-free.” Why, and how can a cleanser be “soap-free?”

Soaps are made from fats and oils that react with sodium hydroxide to create an alkaline stripping action on the skin, resulting in an upset of the skin’s pH balance. Solid fats such as coconut oil, palm oil, tallow, or lard, are used to form bars of soap that stay hard. All of our Cleansers are soap-free and acid-balanced to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Dermalogica Cleansers are free of the types of fats and oils listed above, and contain no animal products. Our cleansers are also free of artificial colours and fragrances. Any scent that comes from our cleansers comes from natural essential oils and extracts that benefit skin health.

Dermalogica offers ten face cleansing options an amazing body cleanser, all of which leave the skin silky soft, refreshed and revitalised without being damaging gor harsh on the skin.

Where are Dermalogica products made?

We are proud to make all our products in Southern California: Having our manufacturing facilities so close to our headquarters allows us to maintain a superior quality standard and level of oversight, and also support the local economy. We ship from Southern California to over 50 countries around the world.


What are Dermalogica’s philanthropic efforts?

Dermalogica believes in giving back to the community. In 1999, the Dermalogica Foundation was established to provide charitable contributions to local, "grass roots" organizations that primarily benefit women and children in need with emergent supplies of medical care, shelter, food and clothing. Charities chosen by the Dermalogica Foundation are non-denominational and not supported by any other major sources of funding. Please see the Dermalogica website to view a full list and information on the local organisations we offer continuous help and support to.