I have been a fan of Dermalogica skin care for over 10 years. I first started working with Dermalogica at a spa in the Napa Valley. Using their products on a daily basis gave me the opportunity to see what a great line they offered and still offer. This is a skin care line developed through research at The International Dermal Institute. I knew Dermalgoica was great because I saw results. What I didn’t know was how much knowledge went into ingredient development until I took a biological science course on the medicinal studies of plants. The plant substances studied by scientific researchers for medicinal purposes matched up with the ingredients that went into Dermalogica’s skin line. This was the first time I saw a skin care line using a scientific basis to build their product line unlike so many that claim patented skin technologies without regards to what is scientifically researched and studied.
I have to say that Dermalogica fits perfectly with its name; skin care that makes sense.
Read some of my reviews on Dermalogica products: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant or Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
A few weeks ago, I decided to try the Estee Lauder recommended skin care regimen and compare it with Clinique’s. Read about my product review in Part One.
Below is my Clinique recommended skin care routine (also called their 3 step program):
For a face wash, I used Clinique Liquid Facial Soap in Mild. This is a super gentle soap that is developed to be non-drying and claims to not strip the face of protective layers. I felt that it was almost too mild. It was a very basic soap mixture that didn’t seem to do too much.
The second step was the Clarifying Lotion in number Two. This is a toner-like formula that is used to exfoliate the skin and release dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Clinque claims that the “gentle tingle” will let you know it is working. This tingle felt more like a sting! I’m just not a fan of alcohol based toners.
The third step was the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This is a basic moisturizer that is developed by Clinique to let your skin have a “drink.” I felt that it gave my skin a greasy residue which I wasn’t pleased with.
Overall, I was not impressed with Clinique’s 3 Step program. I ended up breaking out with some painful zits and my skin felt rough and unhappy. In conclusion, I would have to say Estee Lauder has won this challenge. Try it out for yourself and let Bravadora know what you think!