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You may have heard of Dermatica and know them to be an online dermatology service whereby you upload photos of your skin and detail your concerns, for this to be looked at by their dermatology experts and have a prescribed treatment sent to you. Did you know, they also have a small range of other non-prescribed products? If not … read on …
Let’s start with what they’re known for … the prescription subscription. As mentioned above, when you sign up to Dermatica, you answer some health questions, detail your skin concerns and upload photos of your skin to their website. This is reviewed and a combination of ingredients made into a formula is created, that will address your concerns is then sent to you and you pay £19.99 plus postage each month with a new tube being sent each month. You can read about the start of my journey here in a previous post Dermatica – My Journey which was actually posted a year ago now so I will be back to update on this soon! Also, as things change with your skin, so does your treatment so it’s always a good idea to keep your profile updated, which Dermatica do prompt you to do with regular check-ins so that your formula is relevant to you and your skin.
Azelaic Acid has been one of my favourite ingredients in skincare for quite a while. It’s currently in my prescription but I have also been using the 20% cream by Dermatica in a morning routine (which I have checked with Dermatica is ok to do and they have confirmed it is fine) If you’re not sure of anything with your skincare and prescription do drop them a message as they’re super helpful!
Azelaic is used to reduce breakouts and redness, fade dark spots, blemishes and marks, refine the skin tone and improve brightness. It is a naturally occurring acid, found in grains such as wheat and barley and is a powerful antioxidant. The Dermatica formula also contains Vitamin E, Squalane and Glycerin to help protect and nourish the skin, reducing potential irritation.
I love the texture of this cream because it is quite thin and spreads easily over the skin and doesn’t interfere with products that I layer over it…moisturiser and SPF. I’ve noticed a difference in my skin since using Azelaic in terms of pigmentation, redness and overall tone of my skin.
Ultralight Recovery Moisturiser
When you start using active skincare, especially Tretinoin, you want to keep your routine nice and simple. Cleanse (double cleanse if makeup or spf have been worn), treatment, moisturise. This reduces the risk of irritation whilst your skin gets use to the ingredients but actually it’s also quite nice to have a quick routine when you’re tired haha!!
The Ultralight Recovery Moisturiser has a triple hydrating complex to moisturise the skin. Using active treatments can dry the skin so this is a really important step in your routine. It contains key ingredients to help soothe and protect the skin which is super important when using actives to prevent damaging the skin barrier and causing irritation with the inclusion of ceramides, niacinamide, panthenol, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid.
I am a fan of this moisturiser because it’s light, absorbs well into my skin and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated.
So … if you didn’t know, Dermatica can help with the whole evening routine! They also have a cleanser, which I haven’t tried yet but plan to order soon so will report back on this!
If you would like to try Dermatica without paying the full price, you can use my code to get your first month for free * you just pay for P&P and your second month for half price. Visit http://www.dermatica.co.uk and use my code RACHELM at checkout.
You can also get 10% off the Azelaic Acid using my code RACHELM2 at checkout.
Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried Dermatica!
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