Monday, October 17, 2016

derma e Skincare Top Picks for Your Consideration

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I receive a lot of requests for healthy skincare products that are effective and affordable, and given the increase in such requests over the last few years, I think that it is fair to say that many people are seeking healthier, eco-friendly alternatives to their chemical-laden products. Many have also expressed a desire to find affordable alternatives to the ultra-luxe eco-friendly brands that I regularly feature. While I realize that many of you splurge on certain products, you don't want to splurge on everything because it can become prohibitively expensive. 

Therefore, one of the eco-friendly brands that I highly recommend is derma e, and I confess that I always have several of their products in rotation. Their products featured in this article were curated by Jaime Cane who is a licensed esthetician, a professional makeup artist and the Director of Education at derma e. Jaime's top picks are accompanied by her very helpful pro tips that will help you get the most out of each of the featured products.
derma e Makeup Remover with Chamomile and Cucumber ($12.74 for 4 oz. from derma eUlta, Birchbox and Whole Foods Market): I really like this makeup remover a lot, and I often have a very difficult time finding one that is gentle enough not too irritate my sensitive eyes. This fragrance-free, oil-free formula has a very light gel-like texture that effectively removes makeup, including waterproof varieties, without the need to tug or pull on the delicate eye area. It leaves my eye area feeling refreshed, soothed and completely free from any residual makeup. This is a definite repurchase for me!

According to derma e,

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.

Directions: Apply a liberal amount of Makeup Remover on a cotton pad or tissue and wipe gently over your lashes, eyelids and orbital area. To remove makeup more easily, hold the pad over the eye area for 15-30 seconds before wiping away. After all your makeup is removed, rinse with warm water.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* (.1%), Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

derma e Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids ($18.99 for 2 oz. from derma eUlta, Birchbox and Whole Foods Market): If you are seeking a leave-on overnight facial peel to remove dead skin cells while you slumber, then this 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids treatment is a fantastic, and infinitely affordable, option. It has a lightweight and fast absorbing serum, or light lotion, consistency that sinks in immediately and it leaves behind no greasy residue. The following morning I wash my face and definitely note that my skin appears soft, glowing and rejuvenated. I should also note that it has no detectable scent, and I didn't experience any tingling or burning, but I would definitely suggest patch-testing it if you have reactive skin.

According to derma-e,

Reveal dramatically fresher, newer skin overnight with this skin-brightening blend of glycolic sugar cane and fruit acids. Derma E Overnight Peel 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.

Directions: Apply a generous, even layer on clean skin over the face and neck before retiring. Avoid the eye area. Leave on overnight. Takes the place of your nightly moisturizer. Rinse thoroughly in the morning.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Stearic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (C-Ester), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.1%), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Glyceryl Stearate and Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

derma e Firing DMAE Eye Lift ($24.99 for 0.5 oz. from derma eUlta, Birchbox and Whole Foods Market): This is a very lightweight and fast absorbing eye cream that immediately delivers a surge of moisture to the delicate eye area, and has an unmistakable lifting and firming effect– as one expects from products that contain DMAE. derma e harnesses the power of antioxidants and peptides for their anti-aging prowess, but pairs them with Matrixyl synthe'6 in order to smooth wrinkles and lines. The Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes and softens fine lines, and the effects are tangible. My skin is rendered soft, smooth, supple, lifted, luminous and fine lines are plumped. The efficacy of this eye cream is proof positive that advanced technology and high quality ingredients don't only belong to ultra-expensive luxury skincare products.

I do not have dry skin around my eyes, and I do not require a very heavy, rich eye cream– therefore derma e Firing DMAE Eye Lift provides me with all of the moisture that I need all day long. If, however, you have exceedingly dry skin– then you might opt to use this as a serum underneath your richer eye cream. However, I would recommend that you try this by itself before adding another cream because you really might not need anything else.

According to derma e,

Visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area with DermaE Firming DMAE Eye Lift 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.

Directions: Apply a small amount of Firming DMAE Eye Lift onto the fingertips and using light pressure, pat around the entire orbital area. For best results, use morning and evening. May be used under make-up.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Coco-Caprylate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propanediol (Zemea®), Lycium Barbarum (Instalift® Goji) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 (Matrixyl® synthe'6®), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist®Bio-1), Thioctic (Alpha-Lipoic) Acid, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.1%), Caffeine, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub ($29.99-$32.50 for 2 oz. from derma eUlta, Birchbox and Whole Foods Market): This exfoliator suspends tiny, and densely populated, exfoliating particles in a creamy base that has enough grit to sweep away dead skin cells effortlessly. The formula is gentle,  effective, and non-stripping. Skin is left soft, silky smooth, supple and refreshed. It is a very concentrated formula– so this 2 oz. jar should last a long time unless you are using it on your face and body. derma e suggests that it can be used on your hands, elbows, heels knees– or anywhere you need to exfoliate rough skin, and I definitely agree that it is quite effective on rough skin in those regions as well.

According to derma e,

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.

Directions: Use twice a week. Apply to wet skin. Gently scrub desired areas in circular motion for up to 1 minute. For sensitive skin, less pressure is recommended. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry.

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Alumina, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Essential Oil, Carrageenan (Irish Moss), Magnesium Oxide (Dead Sea Salt), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Essential Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Hydrated Aluminum Silicate (Kaolin Clay), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Volcanic Sand (Pumice), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.1%), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
derma e Purifying Gel Cleanser with Marine Algae and Activated Charcoal ($15.50 for 6 oz. from derma eUlta, Birchbox and Whole Foods Market): This dark gray, charcoal-laden, lathering cleanser effectively draws out impurities and deeply cleans the skin without stripping it. It refreshes the skin and hydrates, and leaves skin soft and supple. This is an ideal daily cleanser for people with combination to oily skin, and those who battle breakouts. It can also be used as needed by people who periodically want to draw out impurities, I don't think that it is ideally suited for dryer skin types.

According to derma e,

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.

Directions: Gently lather over face and neck, then rinse thoroughly with water. Use morning and evening. Follow with derma e Purifying Toner Mist and your favorite derma e moisturizer. 

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Charcoal Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

derma e Purifying Youth Serum with Marine Algae and Green Tea ($29.50 for 1 oz. from derma eUlta and Whole Foods Market): This is a perfect serum to pair with the derma e Purifying Gel Cleanser with Marine Algae and Activated Charcoal because, it too, is ideal for combination to oily types of skin. It is a very lightweight and fast absorbing serum that is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants, but it also includes a combination of minerals and "natural toxin fighters" that draw out impurities while delivering much-needed hydration. This works very well on my normal/combination skin, but I use it as needed– rather than on a daily basis. This probably isn't something that you would use very often if you have dry skin, but you could use it periodically if you live in an urban environment and want to lift some of the impurities and pollution to which you are exposed routinely. 

According to derma e,

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.

Directions: After cleansing and toning, dispense onto fingertips and apply to face and neck. May be used alone or as a treatment layer underneath other derma e moisturizers to enhance their effect.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb™) Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.5%), Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Glucoside, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Overall Assessment: If you haven't tried derma e, I definitely recommend investigating their line. They offer high quality products that address the needs of all skin types. Furthermore, they are easy to find, and are affordable! I always check out their offerings when I shop for groceries at Whole Foods Market, and am always impressed baby their selection.

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22 comments:

  1. Wow! I just received another box from derma e that's a duplicate of one I got this summer, but the products are all from the Purifying line that's terrific for oily or combo skin, not my dry skin. Giveaway coming up! I love your "mixed" box!

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    1. I did too! I was going to review them together, but decided to do them separately. It's a shame that they didn't send you products that were appropriate for your skin type.

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  2. How fabulous! The products look great!

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    1. Their products are so good and affordable!

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    1. They really do! I love that their price point remains affordable, too!

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  4. What a great box of goodies! Derma e makes fab skincare!

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  5. I like this brand. Their products are reasonably priced with our compromising quality

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    1. Me too! It's definitely nice to be able to get high quality products affordably!

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  6. I LOVE derma e- definitely one of my favorite skincare brands! Their night cream is my fave.

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    1. Me too! Their products are high quality, affordable and such a pleasure to use! I will definitely have to check out their night cream! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. I love DermaE! I just finished the Purifying Serum.

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    1. Me too, their products are so wonderful, effective and affordable!

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  8. The Derma E products that I have that are appropriate for my skin type really do work.I received some normal/oily stuff in this latest box, so I passed them on to a friend.

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    1. I agree, completely! It's too bd that they sent you products that you couldn't use though! That said, what a nice windfall for your friend! :-)

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  9. Awesome, there are so many great picks here. I need to check out some of these, I really enjoy Derma E.

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    1. I definitely think these products are worse checking out– especially since you know the line!

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  10. The derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub is my absolute favorite face scrub! The DMAE cream is really nice also.

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    1. I agree, this scrub is outstanding! Twill have to try their DMAE cream! I love their DMAE Eye Lift!

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