Are you using the right Skincare?

When was the last time you updated your skincare? Are you using a product you purchased so long ago it's probably past it's expiration date? Did you even know a lot of skincare expires?!

I recently had a consultation with an amazing beauty therapist from Dermalogica. To give you a quick run down, I have pretty ‘normal’ skin. It’s not overly oily, nor dry. I don’t get acne or any other irritations, my only concern for my 36 year old skin is the inevitable fine lines and wrinkles.

I therefore mainly use anti-ageing products, as I thought they would address my only concern. Turns out, I was wrong! (I sighed quite a bit, thinking of all the money I have spent on the wrong skincare!)
The first comment my beauty therapist made was that my skin needed a good exfoliator or peel. In my defence, I would use an exfoliator once a week religiously but had never heard of a peel?!
There have been incredible advances in the research and development of skincare. Resulting in a regime for every skin type and issue.
I was going wrong in my approach because I wasn’t being specific enough with my care routine.

I also discovered that all of the ‘anti-ageing’ products I’d been using were too heavy for my skin. Yes, they gave intense hydration and didn’t make my skin oily, but now I have a more targeted range I can absolutely feel the difference! My makeup lasts the entire day now and doesn’t slide off my face like it previously did (I always blamed my makeup!).
So, if you don’t feel like you’re getting the best out of your skincare, it might be time for a refresh on your regime. There are so many new and amazing products that could make the difference you’re looking for. I actually look forward to might nightly skincare routine now!

Here’s a quick look at the products I now use:
Dermalogica Pre Cleanse – This stuff is magical! It does all of the hard work removing your makeup so your cleanser can do its job properly.


Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser


Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant – Oh my goodness, the feel of my skin after this is divine!


Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel – This comes in a pack of 10 and helps with cell renewal


Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift – The answer to all my prayers!



Dermalogica Prisma Protect Defence SPF – My daily moisturiser



Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer – My quintessential product! I only wish it came in a much bigger tube!



If you can’t get to your beauty therapist, use our filter for your skin type and for more thorough advice please use our concierge form and our in-house beauty therapist can recommend products specifically for you!

Our resident haircare expert and blogger Jess has been passionately active in hair and beauty for a solid twenty years. A qualified hairdresser by trade, Jess found her niche as a trainer and educator, holding her Cert. 4 in training & assessment, and passionately training aspiring hairdressers for ten years. Nowadays a busy member of the expert team at Salon Style, Jess loves to blog on trending products and treatment styles, helping our readers optimise their hair and skin regimes. When she’s not chasing around her two little girls, Jess loves to partake in a good Friday night glass of South Australian sparkling with her Salon Style fam.