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Introducing UltraCalming Duo

The powerfully soothing antidote to sensitive skin, the UltraCalming System from Dermalogica now has now has two new incredibly unique additions! Introducing Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster, harnessing the best of nature with science to bring back balance to sensitive skin.

Do you consider yourself as having sensitive skin?

You are not alone! Nearly half the global population describes their skin as sensitive or very sensitive. Yet everyone’s skin is unique, so skin sensitivity takes on different forms. You may be oily and acne prone with inflamed breakouts and flaky patches. You may experience flare-ups of irritation at certain times of the year or when your stress levels rise. Or perhaps you were born with delicate, reactive skin and have always struggled to find skin care products you can tolerate.

What causes sensitive skin?

Unfortunately, some level of skin sensitivity is almost unavoidable due to lifestyle and environmental factors. Stress, poor diet, smoking and alcohol effect our skin negatively causing symptoms of skin irritation and dehydration. Add to that the changes in climate, central heating and air con, high pollution levels and our naturally fluctuating hormones, it’s no wonder our skins have a hard time staying balanced and calm. But no matter what your trigger factors and subsequent symptoms, treating sensitive skin is straight forward when you have products designed to relieve, restore and hydrate.

The science bit!

Research done at Dermalogica®, show’s three primary signs of sensitisation: redness, compromised barrier, and dehydration. Visible redness is a common complaint, skin can turn red through internal inflammation causing skin to look angry or blotchy. A compromised skin barrier can be likened to a weathered brick wall, our skin is made up of hardened cells (bricks) and a mortar like lipid layer, when weathered by our environment and incorrect product use, gaps are created triggering irritation, stinging and burning sensations. Finally, due to the gaps in the skins protective barrier, essential moisture escapes. This results in dehydration with symptoms such as tightness, flakiness, roughness and itchiness.

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Introducing Dermalogica’s powerful NEW UltraCalming additions.

Enriched with potent actives that target sensitivity, Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster work synergistically to relieve today’s irritation providing instant comfort and protect skin against environmental assault, intercepting tomorrow’s flare-ups.

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Calm Water Gel

Calm Water gel

A weightless water-gel moisturiser that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. As you dispense this product, the unique formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid to provide hydration to dry, irritated skin. It contains dual Hyaluronic Acid technology that works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit and Glycerine hydrates and softens whilst defending against dryness. And Cactus Pear provides soothing and calming effects by impacting neurogenic inflammation.

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94% of people noticed their skin felt more hydrated, both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

Barrier Defense Booster

barrier defence booster

This concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes and moisturises to restore balance to sensitive skin. The lightweight, non-comedogenic formula contains a Triple Defense Complex that nourishes the skin and relieves dryness. It locks in moisture and reinforces the lipid barrier to combat sensitivity and support healthy looking skin.

Tetrahydrocucurminoids an active constituent of Turmeric Root acts a powerful antiinflammatory and anti-oxidant. And Oat Kernel Oil reduces irritation and redness plus it hydrates the epidermal layers to improve skins barrier. Use 6-10 drops pressed onto the skin before moisturising or add into your moisturiser. Use twice a day for around the clock defence.

96% of people felt their skin soothed both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

How to integrate the new UltraCalming formulas into your regimen


You may already be a fan of Dermalogica’s UltraCalming System so can easily introduce these new formulas into your daily regimen. Cleanse your skin with UltraCalming Cleanser, tone with your UltraCalming Mist and follow with the new Barrier Defence Booster and Calm Water Gel. Alternatively, integrate them with any of your other Dermalogica favourites, perfect for when you are experiencing a skin flare up.

Assess your risk factor for skin sensitivity

Use Dermalogica’s Skin Sensitivity widget that pulls your skin sensitivity risk based on geolocation factors like pollution and temperature. Based on your results, you’ll receive personalised insights about what might be causing your skin sensitivity along with expert tips and product recommendations to keep your top concerns at bay.

Don’t just pacify your sensitive skin symptoms with simple, bland formulas, use Dermalogica’s UltraCalming system to powerfully soothe, calm and repair your skin with the power of nature and science to bring the balance back to sensitive skin.

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