Sunday, December 27, 2015

derma e Natural Skincare that Makes a Difference | Review

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derma e is a natural skincare line that I have been aware of for a while, but had never tried. I finally tested tried the line, and now understand why it has so many devotees. They offer safe products that are affordable and effective.

According to derma e,

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The award-winning line features doctor-developed, consumer-tested and clinically-tested face care, body care and treatment products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Every formula is cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan. Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power.

...we started out in a local health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of 12,000 I.U. Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin, and word caught on.

Over the years, we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration….
derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub is a highly effective exfoliant that gently lifts dead skin cells and dirt leaving skin clean, clear and radiant. The exfoliating particles are small in size, and they are gentle enough against the skin that one could use this scrub on a daily basis, as needed, for oilier skin types. For my normal to combination skin, I find that I only need to use this scrub once or twice a week to see all of the benefits. While the Menthol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is toward the middle of the list of ingredients, it only offers the faintest tingle to the skin, and serves to be refreshing rather than irritating. This scrub is very well suited for combination to oily skin.

According to derma e,

Gentle enough for daily use, this detox scrub lifts away micropollutants and impurities while promoting oxygenation for a fresh, healthy radiance. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this revitalizing 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 remove toxins from the skin’s surface. Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micropollutants, and Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense. 

Directions: Apply a small amount to wet or dry skin and gently massage in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Gentle enough for daily use.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Charcoal Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Menthol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Iron Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

$15.50 for 4 oz. from derma e, Birchbox and Dermstore.
100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.
derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Serum with Vitamin C is a very lightweight and fast absorbing gel-based skin-brightening serum that is formulated even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and discoloration. While I don't have a lot of hyperpigmentation I definitely noticed that this serum brightened my skin, made it more luminous, and more even in tone. Furthermore, this antioxidant-rich formula offers my skin much needed hydration.

According to derma e,

Target uneven pigmentation and age damage at the source with this intensive skin-brightening treatment serum. Formulated with our own Intensive Skin Brightening Complex containing Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester plus illuminating Alpha-Arbutin to help fight discoloration for more evenly toned, luminous skin. 

Ideal for skin showing signs of uneven pigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, freckles, age spots and dark spots. In a 4-week consumer trial on the full Evenly Radiant® line, 82% of participants saw improvement in overall color and tone of skin.

Directions: After cleansing and toning, pump serum onto fingertips and apply to face and neck, gently massaging into skin in circular motions.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Propanediol (Zemea®), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Leaf Cell Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Alpha-Arbutin, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.4%), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Caffeine, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach Seed) Kernel Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

$29.95 for 2 oz. from derma e, Birchbox, and Dermstore.
derma e Firming DMAE Serum is a firming serum that lifts skin and softens the appearance of fine lines. The very first thing that I noticed about this milky serum was that it felt silky smooth to the touch, and that it left my skin feeling that way as well. It is fast absorbing leaving behind no residue whatsoever, and it leaves skin feeling exceedingly hydrated. I only noticed a slight lifting effect after the first few uses, but did notice that my skin my fine lines were softened after about a week.

According to derma e,

Treat skin to an intensive concentration of skin-firming ingredients with this firming facial serum. Our formula contains DMAE, known as nature's firming agent, Alpha Lipoic Acid, known as the universal antioxidant and C-Ester plus Horsetail, Horse Chestnut, and calming Lemon Grass. This silky serum formula leaves skin healthy, nourished, firmer-looking and more toned. Ideal for those who are looking for a firming treatment that delivers light, nourishing moisture. 

Please Note: DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid are highly effective ingredients that may cause an adverse reaction on some skin types. Before starting regular use, we recommend conducting a “patch test” for sensitivity on a small area under the ear below the jaw line. If your skin shows an adverse reaction, discontinue use immediately.

Directions: Pump a small amount of Firming DMAE Serum onto the fingertips and apply to the entire face and neck in light upward strokes. Use this special treatment serum to fortify and enhance the effects of your favorite derma e moisturizing crème, or use it on its own for oily or blemish-prone skin. Use twice daily.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Thioctic (Alpha Lipoic) Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate (C-Ester), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* (.1%), Titanium Dioxide, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (Aristoflex®), Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavender Fragrance.

100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

$22.50 for 2 oz. from derma e and,
derma e Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Crème is a very lightweight, and fast absorbing, brightening eye cream that lifts, brightens, evens skin tone and moisturizes. As I have noted before, I have a tendency to periodically get dark circles, and when I do I definitely find that this cream works hard to diminish their appearance. This is, however, because I get the type of dark circles that are easily treated by high quality creams and gels formulated for this purpose.

According to derma e,

Diminish the look of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness with this skin-brightening eye crème. Formulated with our own Intensive Skin Brightening Complex containing Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice and Green Tea to help fight discoloration for more a more evenly toned, luminous eye area. Enriched with Pycnogenol®, Horse Chestnut and Yarrow -- ingredients shown to help diminish dark circles caused by poor circulation. Ideal for all skin types experiencing tired, dark-circled eyes, this formula enlightens the entire eye area to appear brighter, well rested and radiant. 

Directions: After thoroughly cleansing your skin, gently apply a pearl-sized amount of eye creme around the entire eye area.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Prunus Persica Kernel (Peach Seed) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (2%), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caffeine, Propanediol (Zemea®), Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Leaf Cell Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid, Actimoist®Bio-1), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Zinc Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

$29.95 for .50 oz. from derma e, Ulta, Birchbox, and Dermstore.

Overall Assessment: derma e is a line well worth your consideration, and they have products to address every imaginable skincare concern.

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  1. I'm trying out the Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Cream that I was sent for review and I love it. Helen, do you have the contact at derma e - I lost her email? Would you PM me with the info whenever you have time, please? tyvm

    1. I am so glad that you are trying out their eye cream! I love it as well! I'm so glad that I was able to help you find the contact info! Happy New Year! xoxox


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