New Dermalogica Ultra Calming Duo Review

New launches from Dermalogica always get me excited, they are always coming out with innovative products to cater to all needs. And it is no different with the launch of the Dermalogica Ultra calming Duo, the newest additions to the Ultra Calming range, consisting of the Calm Water Gel and the Barrier Defense Booster. The Ultra Calming range was created to support and repair compromised and sensitive skins, and help reduce the the occurrence of further skin issues.

Dermalogica Ultra Calming Duo Review

I have been using these products for nearly two months, and have used it when my skin was its normal self, as well as post Dermapen and Laser treatments when my skin was sensitive, itchy and red. My skin is not overly sensitive, however it is dehydrated, which is one of the most common issues facing sensitive skin types, although dehydration can affect all skin types from dry to oily. The reason that dehydration occurs in most sensitive skins, is because the skin’s barrier is compromised. Luckily, Dermalogica has us covered with these two new launches, which will repair the barrier, as well as increase hydration, and will provide relief to the most sensitive skins.

Calming Sensitive Skin with Dermalogica

The first step to calming sensitised skin, would be the *Barrier Defense Booster (R1220), which is a light oil that can be used alone, under your moisturiser, or mixed in with you moisturiser. It soothes the skin, repairs the skin barrier, and reduces inflammation. A strong skin barrier is important to protect the skin from the harsh effects of the environment and dehydration. The Barrier Defense Booster contains Oat Oil to combat sensitivity and support healthy skin, Squalane to lock in moisture, and a Triple Defense Complex to nourish, relieve dryness and reinforce the integrity of the skin’s barrier.

To use, just press the bottom of the tube, which will dispense a drop of the oil, I use about 5 drops, and press it into my skin. This can be used before the Calm Water Gel to restore the skin’s barrier and moisture, and prevent dehydration.

Moving on to the *Calm Water Gel (R890), which is essentially a burst of hydration. It contains two forms of hyaluronic acid, and turns from a gel into a liquid on application, and you can see and feel the increase in hydration levels immediately. At the launch, they actually tested the hydration levels of someone, and the levels were much higher after applying this. Aside from the immediate hydration, it also calms the skin, and leaves it feeling silky soft and supple. This gel moisturiser is super lightweight, and feels as if you have just applied a hydrating fluid onto your skin. It feels cool and refreshing, and increases the moisture levels at different skin layers, thanks to the two forms of hyaluronic acid. The Calm Water Gel also contains Glycerin and Apple Fruit Extract to hydrate and soften the skin, as well as Cactus Pear Extract to soothe and support healthy moisture balance.

To use, squeeze a small amount (and I mean small) onto fingertips, rub together to activate, and then pat onto the skin. This can be used over the Barrier Defense Booster, or over any other serum.

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You can see the texture of both products above. The Barrier Defense Booster is a very light oil that is easily absorbed, and the Calm Water Gel is a lightweight gel that melts into a hydrating liquid when applied.

Both products are quite pricey, but contain around 95 uses, which works out to about R12 for the Barrier Defense Booster and R9 for the Calm Water Gel, per use.

Calming Sensitive Skin with Dermalogica

Will you be checking out the new Ultra Calming Duo from Dermalogica?

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This Post Has 51 Comments

  1. shelley

    I’ve Never tried this range before!

  2. Laura Kroczek

    Dermalogica is my life-saving skincare brand haha! I‘ve only tried a peeling before but a cream/gel is definitely really high up on my wishlist! Xx

    1. admin

      It is such a wonderful brand, and has ranges for all types!

  3. Beky Morris

    I’ve heard so much about Dermalogica and i really need to pick up some bits to try!

    1. admin

      Yip, it is such a wonderful brand, definitely worth a try!

  4. Caitylis

    I’ve seen this brand around everywhere at the moment! It must be good. I will have to try get my hands on it!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    1. admin

      It is definitely worth checking out!

    1. admin

      They are so great for sensitive and dehydrated skins!

  5. Lauren

    I have never seen these before but I love the sound of the calm water gel. That sounds right up my street! X

    1. admin

      They have just launched, and they are amazing!

  6. Corrie Arnold

    This sounds lovely. I’m currently using a cream to help with acne that makes my skin soooo dry, this sounds perfect!

    Corrie | Corrie Arnold

    1. admin

      This would be great, as it is for sensitive skin and won’t interfere with the cream, and will soothe and hydrate

  7. Adrienne

    My skin is crying out for something like the calm water gel right now – thanks for the heads up x

    1. admin

      It is so so great, so light but hydrating

  8. Cole

    The calm water gel sounds amazing!

    1. admin

      It feels so amazing on the skin!

  9. These products definitely sound amazing to use! And I love dermatologica especially cause it’s an irish brand x

    1. admin

      They do some seriously good skincare!

  10. Rosie

    I love your photo set up!! I will never not be a skincare addict so this is just another one to go in my to buy list!

  11. Lady Writes

    There’s a few products I want to try from Dermalogica right now and I’m adding these to the list x

    1. admin

      These are definitely worth it!

  12. Gemma

    I’m dying to try some products from this brand! I still haven’t used anything from them x

    1. admin

      I think you can do a face mapping in store, and they will recommend products for you

  13. Kelly-Anne

    I must admit I have used a couple of items from Dermatologica and they pretty much know a thing or two about skins conditions. I’ll have to try these I think.

  14. Sarah

    Great post lovely, love the sound of these products! I’ve always heard such great things from that brand

  15. Maisie

    I’ve never tried anything from dermalogica but always hear so many good things about them, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for their bits and bobs! x

  16. Alice Spake

    I love Dermalogica. Haven’t tried these products before, my skin is really dry at the moment. xx

    1. admin

      The Calm Water Gel would work so well for that!

    1. admin

      You should definitely try and get a few samples Candice

  17. I’m a huge fan of Dermalogica and also look forward to new products too! These sound amazing x

    1. admin

      They are so great for sensitive, dehydrated skin, and perfect since we are entering winter!

  18. Erin

    I need to try Dermalogica soon, I still cannot believe I haven’t yet – it all looks incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin

      They have some amazing products for all skin types!

    1. admin

      They are amazing, perfect for winter too!

  19. Beautylymin

    I really love the sound of both of these products! I used to use some products from this line and they were ideal for my skin! xx


    1. admin

      These are so soothing and hydrating, great for all types I think!

  20. R Fourie

    Great products but oh my …. the budget 🙁

    1. admin

      They are worth it for sure Reonette, but try and get a sample first

  21. Waydee Pregnolato

    Woow amazing review… with me ageing .. I NEED to get me these PRODUCTS… I ONLY heard GREAT reviews on it… 😍😍❤❤ ty 🙏🙏

    1. admin

      These are amazing products, especially for dehydrated, sensitive skins!

  22. Siobhan Yeatman

    I’ve been seeing these new products doing the internet rounds. The Calm Water Gel really grabbed my attention, but it’s just out of my budget. Perhaps I can throw it onto a birthday wishlist, or splurge at some point!

    1. admin

      Yes to a Birthday Wishlist for sure! Try also get a sample at a local Dermalogica and see how it goes. It feels amazing on the skin.

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