Monday, 17 August 2015

Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis

I was so excited to be invited by beautyheaven to attend the exclusive Dermalogica Skin Mapping event at the end of last month. 

Possibly too excited! I arrived at the Dermalogica Headquarters in Crows Nest, Sydney in the dark. Inside Dermalogica was all beautifully lit up and looked so inviting. I strode forwards to go through the entrance only to smack bang and I mean literally "SMACK BANG" walk straight into a glass wall! 

The entrance door was actually one glass panel to my right! I don't know what hurt more, my acute embarrassment or my broken nose which was diagnosed by the specialist the next day!!!! 

It could have been worse - beautyheaven was already filming inside. Luckily the camera was not pointed in my direction at the time!!!! Although looking back on it now, and no longer being in pain, I can laugh about it. It probably would have made a very funny video blooper! 

Anyway, enough about me and my out of character klutziness, I'm sure what you really want to know about is Dermalogica, Face Mapping and the event, not my nose, so here goes!

Once safely inside we were warmly welcomed by Dermalogica Manager, Emma Hobson. Emma explained that Face Mapping is a skin analysis technique developed by Dermalogica using both Western and also traditional Chinese facial diagnoses techniques.



Dermalogica Manager Emma Hobson

Following a verbal consultation regarding our skin concerns, current skin care regime, lifestyle and sun history, the process of Face Mapping involves dividing our face into 14 distinct zones and then having the Dermalogica therapist, wearing magnifying glasses head gear with a light attached, conduct a close examination of our skin. The Dermalogica therapist uses touch and the magnified image of our skin to analyse our skin's current state and its needs.

Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis

In my case, I had the lovely Dermalogica therapist Rebecca identify my 40+ year old skin's main issue as hyper pigmentation. After examining my skin Rebecca documented her findings on a chart which I could take home. She then recommended two Dermalogica products best suited to addressing my skin's needs which were kindly gifted to me. I will review these products in a separate blog post at a later date. We also received a Dermalogica introductory skin care product kit.


Dermalogica Face Mapping Chart & Skin Care Products

Dermalogica Introductory Product Kit

Prior to my Face Mapping I also had my skin analysed by Dermalogica therapist Charlotte, using the Dermalogica Skin Scanner. This process involved placing my head under the cover of the skin scanner which then enabled Charlotte to examine my skin under the specialised light. 

The Skin Scanner shows damage that might not yet be visible to the eye. Thanks to a mirror inside the Skin Scanner I could see exactly what Charlotte could see. It was a bit confronting to say the least. All the damage caused by my lack of sun protection in my younger days showed up as hyper pigmentation, especially on my forehead. The Skin Scanner also highlighted dehydration as an issue around my eye region.

Dermalogica Skin Scanner

I then had the moisture levels of my skin read using this little gizmo. The ideal levels are 60. My readings were 50.8 near my eyes and 40.5 lower down on  my cheek. I was pleasantly surprised my readings weren't even lower, given the results of the Skin Scanner.


Dermalogica Skin Moisture Level Reader
Overall I loved the accurate personalised aproach to skin care offered by the Dermalogica Face Mapping and Skin Scanning techniques. All too often the sheer range of products available can be overwhelming and due to our own lack of expert knowledge we don't always choose the most appropriate products for our skin ourselves. These Dermalogica techniques resulted in an accurate diagnosis of my skin's current needs and then recommended products specifically designed to meet my needs.

I highly recommend undergoing a Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis session. These sessions are complimentary, the experts are well trained, knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. They are happy to answer any skin care questions you may have and there is no pressure to purchase the recommended products. There really is no catch, just benefits!

Dermalogica Face Mapping is available at selected David Jones stores, Endota Spas and leading Dermalogica salons. You can locate your nearest Dermalogica Face Mapping expert by clicking HERE.

Would you be interested in undergoing a Face Mapping session?

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xxx
Ingrid.

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48 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try the Dermalogica skincare range! DF xox

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    1. I've been advised they usually give out sample sachets of their recommended products as part of the complimentary skin mapping so you can try them before making a decision whether to purchase them or not.

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  2. I love Dermalogica and the face-mapping sounds fascinating! I didn't know it was free either. Hope your nose is OK now! :)

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    1. Thank goodness noses heal quickly. I can now wear makeup and use my skincare products again.

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  3. You poor thing walking into the glass door! The face mapping sounds like a helpful way to determine your skin needs. Looking forward to your future post on the Dermalogica products too.

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    1. The Dermalogica product post will probably be in about 4-6 weeks time after I've been using the products for a while so I can write an accurate and fair review.

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  4. So bummed I missed out! Looks like you had a great night. Sorry about your accident!

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    1. You can still attend a complimentary face mapping session. It's definitely worth doing.

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  5. Ouch! Hope you're okay now. This sounds awesome, I'm going to check it out! BH always have the best events, sounds like you had a fantastic time x

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    1. The pain is now gone thank goodness and I've learnt to slow down as I enter glass fronted premises!

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  6. I was offered a skin scan a few months back but I had to decline due to a flu! This makes me really want to give it a go! Ps - your clutz moment is hilarious. Sounds like something I would do! Hope you're okay, haha x

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    1. You should definitely give the face mapping a go! I recommend avoiding my klutz moment however!

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  7. Oh Ingrid, that is so hilarious but only because it didn't happen to me. You poor thing. I think I would have cried and left. Good on you for sticking around even with a broken shnoz!! I had a dermalogica facial a few months ago and planned to start using their stuff (still haven't got around to buying anything) I am like you and a bit lazy with the sun protection. Thanks for the reminder!! Bron x (hope the nose feels better.) xo

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    1. I admit I did shed some tears but as I didn't know my nose was broken at that time I told myself to "Suck it up princess & stop crying!" Jeez I can be hard on myself sometimes!!!

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  8. I would love to give that a go one day!
    And your poor nose! That would have been so painful. Thankfully though the glass didn't break.

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    1. Definitely give it a go Jess if you have a venue close to you offering this service.

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  9. Wow this looks really fancy and think I need to sort out my skin and get some serious analysis like this! And don't worry I think I am the biggest klutz in the world so it gave me a little giggle when I read your post this morning. Thanks for linking up again this week xx

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    1. You should definitely have one of these skin analyses done. Seeing its complimentary you have nothing to lose. I learnt a lot from mine. Glad to provide a giggle, there needs to be more laughter in the world!

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    1. It did seem to have a strong scientific basis.

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  11. Oh no! At least you will be remembered. :)

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    1. Not the best way to be remembered! Lol!

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  12. It looks like a great day... apart from the broken nose of course! Hope you're healing well. Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Rabbit Hole.

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    1. I love my Saturday morning Ultimate Rabbit Hole reading!

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  13. I love the Dermalogica range.
    And I'd LOVE to do a face-mapping session.
    I'm worried what my moisture levels would be though :( Eeks!
    Cx

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    1. You could be pleasantly surprised. I was surprised my moisture levels weren't lower than what they were.

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  14. This would be fun and a bit scary I think! Especially during the winter when Im so dry!! Hehe :-) Ive heard Dermalogica prods are lovely btw! I think our local beautician uses them. Happy Monday!

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    1. Dermalogica products are very lovely. I'm loving the items I received, especially the Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant! I will definitely be replacing this product when I finish the one I have!

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  15. Wow! I'd love to have a face mapping done. How cool!! But kinda scary lol! Oh you poor thing walking into the glass - that sucks when that happens!!!

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    1. You're right the face mapping was kinda scary but brilliant at the same time!

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  16. Sounds cool! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  17. I love good skincare and dermalogica is beautiful to use. Thanks for sharing your experience with us at #AnythingGoes!

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  18. Oh no! I didn't realise you walked into the glass door - I hope you're better now. I really enjoyed my Face Mapping Experience, it would be fun to go back after using Dermalogica products for a while to see if they've made a difference.

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    1. You might have arrived after I did my big entrance fail! My nose is definitely on the mend now. I was thinking I'd love to go back in a couple of months to see if there had been a change also.

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  19. Thanks for this run down on Dermatologica. Those goggles are a bit scary. xx

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    1. The scanner box is also a bit scary as there's a mirror inside enabling you to see all the damage the therapist sees!

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  20. I would like to try this as there are areas on my skin that appear to be so much worse than other.. And I wonder why.

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    1. Different areas of our face have different issues which is why Dermalogica divide our face into 14 different zones. You should definitely do this Natalie especially if you have skin care analysis questions you want answered.

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  21. I'd be worried about looking at my skin, I bet there's lot of damage there. I'm still curious though. Have to have a go at it, next time I am in the big smoke.

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  22. Oh my eyes are watering just reading about your discomfort hon - poor nose but good on you for soldiering on!. Would love to have my skin analysed - in my case the damage is well and truly done, but I'd sure be happy to know what to give my skin now. Terrific article as always - interesting, informative and entertaining ♤

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    1. Thanks Kat! I'm glad I didn't realise at the time that my nose was actually broken as I may not have stayed for the skin mapping otherwise and I got so much benefit from learning what products would best meet my skin's current needs.

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  23. Wow this sounds so awesome, it would be so good to have this done!

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    1. Look up your closest skin mapping venue and do it!

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  24. I've used Dermalogica products for years. The Face Mapping procedure is so great. I remember I had one done and the products they picked for me were so spot on!

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  25. What a great event! So sorry to hear about your poor nose! OMG! How scary, I don't know how you survived the event, weren't you in a lot of pain?! Anyway, glad you're all ok now. :) I actually had face mapping done on my face years ago when I was in my early 20's and remember my skin being quite good compared to others I was with at the time. It would be interesting to see how my skin has faired over 10 years and what condition it is in now. Eek! Very interesting stuff! Looking forward to your reviews on the products you received! :) xx

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  26. Oh goodness. That must have been so painful.

    I have such sensitive skin, I wonder how I'd go with this product. It seems so tailored to each individual.

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