As many would know, Dermalogica lost its Leaping Bunny cruelty-free status in/around 2012 when it was revealed that the company was distributing its products in China.
This was a huge surprise at the time, and sent shockwaves through Dermalogica’s loyal consumer base since the company had a solid ethical background, and until then had never taken part in animal testing.
The company responded quickly – maybe because they were backed into a corner, but I’d like to believe because they truly made a mistake and chose to re-commit to their core values – with Dermalogica CEO, Daniel Ginsberg, stating:
Dermalogica does not condone animal testing and is in the process of actively withdrawing our product registrations and undertaking the necessary actions to suspend our distribution to the Chinese market …
I’ve long admired the brand and loved the back story – founded and owned by a strong lady who gives back through her foundation to support the lives of women and children – but have always found it just a little too expensive for everyday use.
With the passing of a ‘difficult’ birthday last year however, I decided it was time to find some ‘big guns’ to slow the southward progression of my under eyes, jowls and neckline.
The Dermalogica Age Smart line contains a range of 17 products – including hand creams, eye creams, serums, exfoliants, mosturises and cleansers – all designed to ‘smooth away the signs of aging.’
After much deliberating I selected the Dermalogica Super Rich Repair and said a little prayer than it would return my skin to its former decade glory.
The first and most obvious thing about Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is that it is indeed, without doubt, undeniably, SUPER RICH! At AU$115 for just 50ml I was hoping that a little would go a long way. It is in fact quite the opposite and you need a lot to go a little way.
The thickness of the cream is truly luxurious and I can’t deny that it is very hydrating, but I can’t honestly say that I’ve seen any other age defying benefits.
Maybe I’m not using enough, or maybe it has to be used along with other products from the range. I had originally wanted to buy the overnight serum to try as well, but at AU$95 for 15ml that had to be a purchase for another day.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like it as a night time moisturiser – and would continue to use it if it wasn’t so expensive – it just hasn’t created results that make me easily give up my week’s food shopping for a moisturiser going forward.