Dermalogica is a skin care brand that I keep finding myself coming back to because its quality is unparalleled. If you follow me on Twitter (@ArumLilea) you will know that I recently visited the brand new Dermalogica concept store in Rosebank Mall. While I was there I had my Face Mapping skin analysis done and I learnt so much about my skin. I know skin care can be very daunting; from entering a store to figuring out what products your skin needs, gosh even sometimes the sales ladies are so intimidating I want to avoid the whole process entirely but this is definitely a different kind of experience. Today I’m giving you the 101 on Face Mapping so that you know exactly what to expect from the moment you walk into the store.
To begin, your Face Mapping skin analysis is absolutely free of charge. What? Yes, you read correctly, this skin consultation is absolutely free of charge. There is no need for you to book a time slot but rather you are free to walk in store for your Face Mapping analysis at any point of the day.
Now that I have your attention, your next question is probably, “what exactly is ‘Face Mapping’?” Face Mapping, as I’ve just mentioned is a skin consultation. A skin therapist will sit with you and have a good look at your skin. She is trained to pick up the problem areas or areas that need special attention on your skin. These pictures show what my therapist deciphered about my own skin. My problems were mainly comedones, dehydration, sensitivity and redness and these are marked on the face map exactly where those problems occur on my face. Once your therapist has mapped your face she will begin explaining which Dermalogica products are suitable for your skin. The reason I think that Face Mapping is so impressive is because it allows your skin routine to become uniquely tailored to the needs of your skin rather than using a generic routine that has been formulated for the masses.
Your therapist will also explain all the products that she prescribes as well as how to apply them and in what order. Often I will get the order of products confused so I really appreciate the care the therapists take to explain everything in detail. If something requires mixing with water, your therapist will show you exactly how much product vs how much water is needed. As for exfoliation and masques, your therapist will tell you how often to use these products which will also vary from person to person based on your skin’s needs.
You are under no obligation to buy the products that are recommended after you skin analysis but I can assure you that after how much care has been taken to explain the areas of your skin that need attention and exactly how to take care of them, you will realise that Dermalogica is a skin care brand that you can trust. The products recommended to me have made such an improvement to my skin and were obviously exactly what my skin was looking for. My skin is looking so much healthier than the day I walked into the store already.
*Face Mapping is also done at all salons and spas that use Dermalogica.