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Monday, July 11, 2016

Review: Derma e Skincare*

Hey Guys,
Derma e was nice enough to send me a really generous PR package. I have been trying out all of the products for the past month and wanted to share my thoughts on each. For those of you unfamiliar with Derma e, it is vegan , cruelty free, and paraben free skin care line. It does not test on animals and does not contain any animal by products in any of their formulas. You can find Derma e at Ulta Beauty and Whole Foods. Keep reading to learn about and hear my thoughts on each product that I received! 

Derma e Skincare


Derma e Skincare


Derma e also included a informational card on tips for healthy skin!
Derma e Skincare

The products in this PR box were hand picked by Jamie Cane who is the Director of Education at Derma e. She is also a Licensed Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist.


Derma e Skincare

Derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask $19.50
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask deeply detoxifies skin of harmful micropollutants in two ways: (1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries; (2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion. Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, purges pores of deeply rooted toxins, then Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micropollutants. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), used this formula once or twice a week for skin that looks dramatically fresher, healthier and purely glowing. "
http://dermae.com/product/392/Purifying-2-in-1-Charcoal-Mask.html

I always love trying out new masks and this one does not disappoint! You only need to leave it on for 3-5 minutes which is great because I prefer masks that don't need to be left on for 20 minutes. This mask dries pretty fast but isn't itchy or uncomfortable to wear. It has gritty pieces in the mask so that when you wash it off, you are exfoliating your skin as well. My face feels super clean after washing this mask.

Derma e Purifying Gel Cleanser $15.50
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Lather away sweat, oil and toxin buildup for a clean, refreshed, glowing complexion with this refreshing detox cleanser. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this fragrance-free, sulfate-free and pH balanced formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface. Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), this formula boosts skin purity for a refreshed, glowing complexion. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free."
http://dermae.com/product/389/Purifying-Gel-Cleanser.html

At first, I thought I wasn't going to like this cleanser because I prefer scrubs however I was pleasantly surprised. This cleanser doesn't foam up that much at all and feels silky. It definitely makes my face feel clean and would be great for people that want a cleanser without any micro beads. Its gentle on the skin and your face doesn't feel tight after using it.

Derma e Firming DMAE Eye Life $24.99
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet with this doctor-developed, multi-action eye treatment crème that contains advanced, clinically proven natural ingredients. DMAE, a widely-acclaimed skin-firming nutrient, is clinically proven to boost collagen for firmer, more resilient skin. InstaLift® Goji Berry glycopeptides add further firming, lifting and tightening antioxidant power. Advanced peptides Argireline® and Matrixyl® synthe'6® work together to soften facial muscles and synthesize new key components such as collagen, helping smooth wrinkles and discourage new lines from forming. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as nature's moisture magnet, infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture helping leave skin soft, smooth, tone and rehydrated. With continued use, this pro-collagen and pro-elastin blend leaves the delicate eye area firmer, smoother and younger-looking. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free."
http://dermae.com/product/379/Firming-DMAE-Eye-Lift-.html

I normally prefer gel eye creams over heavier creams however this one is really nice. It comes in an easy squeeze tube so that you don't use too much. The product feels nice and light on the delicate eye area and doesn't feel too heavy or greasy. I haven't using it for long enough to notice it changing around my eye area but I also do have any serious wrinkles or crows feet to be able to comment on that aspect.

Derma e Purifying Youth Serum $29.50
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Shield skin against environmental and age damage, and revitalize a dull appearance with this concentrated, mineral-rich treatment formula. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this nutrient-rich formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Green Tea antioxidants help fight free radicals, prevent oxidative stress and protect skin from UVA and UVB radiation damage. A base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), this formula protects and revives skin for a healthy, glowing, more youthful looking complexion. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free."

This is a nice serum. Its not too greasy or heavy. I like that it contains green tea and other ingredients that are beneficial to your skin. I didn't see a huge difference in my skin but I do like that it is supposed to protect your skin from environment.

Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub $29.99
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Immediately improve the appearance of your skin using this gentle yet effective multi-award-winning Microdermabrasion Scrub. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica) to buff away dull surface cells, help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grapeseed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment retexturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking. May also be used on your hands, elbows, knees, heels or any part of the body to promote soft, smooth and healthy skin. Ideal if you're looking for immediate results from a salon-perfect treatment in the privacy of your own home. Please note: The crystal blend used in this product is a large molecular structure and is therefore not bio-available to the body, so there is no possibility of absorption through the skin. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free."
http://dermae.com/product/245/Microdermabrasion-Scrub.html

I first found out about Derma e from this microdermabrastion scrub that I got in one of my Ipsy Glam Bags. It is very similar to other more expensive microdermabrasion scrubs but half the price. I love them lemon scent and how clean my face feels after using it. The scrub is a little abrasive so it might not be best for people with sensitive skin. This is one of my favorite scrubs!


Derma e Makeup Remover $12.75
Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Safely remove all kinds of makeup with this gentle, fragrance-free, oil free makeup remover. Effectively sweeps away waterproof mascara, longwear eye liner, transferproof lipstick and long-lasting face makeup. Chamomile and Cucumber extracts soothe, tighten and refresh. Eyebright extract shields skin from irritation. Bilberry extract promotes healthy looking skin. Green Tea delivers vital antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types and for those who wear contact lenses. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free."
http://dermae.com/product/233/Makeup-Remover.html

I normally only use makeup wipes because they are just easier in my opinion but I decided to give this a try anyways. I really don't like oily makeup removers but this was different. It didn't burn or sting at all and was more of a gel than a liquid. It took off my makeup with easy but I did need a decent amount to take all of  my makeup off.

Derma e Overnight Peel $18.75

Derma e Skincare
Here is what is said about this product on the Derma e site:
"Reveal dramatically fresher, newer skin overnight with this skin-brightening blend of glycolic sugar cane and fruit acids. Our skin-renewing formula contains 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) for safe, effective removal of dead surface skin cells. With every use, skin tone becomes more radiant, pigmentation is evened and age spots are visibly diminished. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free."
http://dermae.com/product/236/Overnight-Peel.html

This feels just like a lotion/moisturizer. It didn't burn or tingle. I didn't use this long enough to say if it really evens pigmentation and I don't have age spots but my skin did seem to have a radiant glow the next morning after using this.

Have you tried any of these products? Which ones interest you the  most? Post your comments below!

*PR Samples. I was sent these products  for review purposes. However, the thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. I am always 100% honest in my reviews for all products discussed on my blog.

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