Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster 7ml
This booster was recommended to me by my therapist, as it is said to help ease my blackhead congestion on my nose. Initially I was a bit reluctant because of its contents but willing to try since this is just sample. I mean, more things to try, more things to write on the blog, right?
Anyway, the therapist fore warned me that there could be some irritation due the high content of Lactic Acid and advised me to use only a tiny dot on my nose area. Then, I had a flashback...I told her I had a bad breakout when using their Age Smart Skin Resurfacer, which contained Lactic Acid as well and feared that this might trigger again. She assured me it won't because this is used only on a specific area.
Er...I braced myself and gave in to try this. Just sampling stage..no harm..
An exfoliating complex of hydroxy acids and soothing plant extracts to actively loosen dead surface debris, smooth the skin and improve texture. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isodecyl Salicylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extract, Lecithin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sclerotium Gum, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-37, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
*When I came back and check the ingredients thoroughly, I was dismayed to find that this contains all the parabens. ( Mind you, this product is not 'organic'. )
When I apply to my clean congested nose area, I noticed that the contents of the product is milky in colour, with a runny consistency. One thing that caught me off guard is the smell. It has this fermented, sourish smell ( must be the lactic acid content ) and yup, it's not great.
I just need a teeny tiny dot to apply thinly on my nose area. Within minutes once applied, my nose starts to tingle and does felt irritated. In my mind, I was thinking "Oh no. Will I have the same breakout as before?" However, the sensation slowly wore off and went back to normal. I then applied a thin layer of moisturiser to seal it in. I included this booster in my night time regime, on alternate days for a week.
The following week when I did my own facial at home, I noticed that the black and whiteheads on my nose were easily extracted without using much force. Not 100% though, because my blackheads are really stubborn. I continued on for the next following weeks with the same routine. I must admit that my nose is much smoother, less bumpy than before and it does have this shine...like Rudolph's!
I am quite impressed with this and I do see improvements on my congested nose area. Not great, not small either. My nose does feel smooth to touch and when I do my facials at home, most white heads and some black heads were both easily extracted. For the stubborn ones, well... I guess I would still need to be consistent to include this booster in my routine.
This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties.