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Review: Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair

Dermalogica recently launched a 0.5% retinol treatment with the ability to customise the strength of the retinol depending on the individual customer’s skin.

Upon opening the box, you will notice there are two products – buffer cream and the Oovernight Retinol Repair.

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair $105.30

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair $105.30

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair promises to, amongst other things,  increase collagen production, improve wrinkle appearance, increase skin hydration and improve skin’s firmness.

I’ve always been quite apprehensive of retinol treatments as I am scared as to how my skin will react. By having the ability to reduce or increase the retinol and giving my skin time to acclimatise to the ingredients, this was the perfect retinol starter product for me.

The first week that I used it, I followed the instructions and applied it with a ratio of 3 parts buffer cream and 1 part Overnight Retinol Repair. This was a chance to get my skin used to the retinol product and to slowly ease my skin into it. This first week, I noticed that my skin looked a lot  more plump.

The second week, I went 2:1 and noticed not only the plumping of my skin but also, there was a noticeable lack of dry skin flakes. You definitely notice how hydrated you skin is even after just applying it.

Third and fourth week, I decided I was going to skip the buffer cream and just use the Overnight Retinol Repair. I felt no tingling sensation (my skin is quite tough…or it’s numb…) but was left with less redness in my cheeks, plump-looking and brighter looking skin.

I had to be mindful and wear a hardcore sunscreen whilst using this product. I usually opt for SPF15+ but using the Overnight Retinol Repair, I broke out the SPF50+. I noticed no scent from the creams and they were absorbed quickly into my skin leaving no grease face behind.

You can purchase this from Ry for $105.30 which includes a 30ml tube of the Overnight Retinol Repair and a 15ml tube of the Buffer Cream. Whilst this may seem like a high price tag, compared to other retinol products available in the market, this is actually on the lower end of the spectrum.

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