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Face Painting with Face Mapping: An Art and a Science

Makeup is fondly referred to as ‘war paint’ and any cosmetic to do with skincare, from moisturiser to aftershave, is considered a part of a face-prep arsenal. The potions, powders and products we use in our daily ritual of face redecoration all require careful consideration because even what lies far beneath the base coat has a profound effect on the finished product. Everyone’s skin conditions and needs are totally individual and as such, the way you treat your skin needs to cater for that. There is no “one size fits all” option and it is in understanding and approaching this dilemma that Dermalogica comes into its own, offering a wide range of skincare products that focus on optimum skin health and bespoke skin regimens.

By using the process of painting a room’s walls as an analogy for face prep and beautification we can see that the same basic points you consider when decorating a room apply to choosing or changing a facial skincare regime. The first question you ask yourself is why are you redecorating? Is it because of patches or discolouration? Do you need to fix an excessively glossy or excessively matte finish? In the same way colour charts and paint guides help you with your interior decoration choices Dermalogica’s Face Mapping® analysis allows you to determine which is the best method and best product to fix your particular skin issues. Below is a quick guide to what you need on your shopping list, depending on your skin needs:

If you need to fix a matte (dry/dehydrated) finish…

For flaky or dull skin:

  • Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
  • Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster
  • Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
  • Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

For fine lines or tightness of skin:

  • Dermalogica Essential Clearing Solution
  • Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster
  • Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer
  • Dermalogica Super Rich Repair

If you need to fix a glossy (oily) finish…

For a shiny T-Zone:

  • Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
  • Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub
  • Dermalogica Mutliactive Primer
  • Dermalogica Active Moisturiser

For a shiny face:

  • Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
  • Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
  • Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
  • Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion

If you need to fix the patchy colour (uneven skin tone)…

For uneven or patchy skin tone:


The Dermalogica brand is an innovative leader in the cosmetic industry thanks to their commitment to skin health and their extraordinary products but their iconic Face Mapping® analysis is what truly sets them apart from their competitors and what enables them to provide genuinely bespoke skincare regimens.

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