Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Review – My Family Ties

Dermalogica is a brand I have had the pleasure of using for over 10 years and I was able to learn even more about the product ranges and the ethos of the brand, when I returned to collage to study beauty therapy four years ago.

What keeps me coming back to Dermalogica products is simple – the products all deliver the results they claim! 

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review for anti-ageing, hydrating and sun protection

Whatever your skin concern they have a range made just for you and if you are at all unsure their resources are very customer focused and if you can’t find what you are looking for on their online information there are plenty of helpful Dermalogica technician’s across the country who will gladly assist your concerns.

Having used the Age Smart range before (but not the Dynamic Skin Recovery) I was ready to have found a new favourite product from Dermalogica as it targets all the areas that I am concerned with on my skin.

The Benefits Of Using Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery 

  • Highly emollient to keep skin moisturised. 
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50 to protect from any sun damage.
  • Contains anti-oxidants to protect the skin and help to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots.
  • Free from artificial colours and fragrances.
  • Free from parabens.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Helps to stimulate the production of collagen which reveals plumper more youthful skin.
  • Encourages hydration and elasticity to the skin.
  • Colloidal oatmeal and feverfew to calm and soothe irritated skin.
  • White tea leaf extract to protect the skin.
  • Day long hydration with hyaluronic acid.
  • Helps to enhance the skin’s natural ability to fight skin ageing.
  • Glucosamine and soy to help stimulate collagen production.
  • Vitamin C, yeast extract and phytoestrogens work together with the skins natural collagen to encourage firmness in the skin.
Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review for anti-ageing, hydration and sun protection

My Thoughts On Using Dynamic Skin Recovery 

Apply after cleansing, and wait at least 30 minutes before you go out into the sun, you can apply any make-up after the cream has absorbed into the skin.

The product itself is held in a practical pump dispenser, and upon applying the medium weight white cream to your skin, you only need to massage the cream in for a few seconds before it is absorbed. My skin is quite sensitive and while it is a little dry in places at the moment (cheeks and forehead mainly) it can be combination (dry and an oily t-zone) so I try to select skincare and cosmetics to address both these concerns. 

What instantly drew me to this Dermalogica Age Smart Moisturiser is that once absorbed it leaves your skin feeling very soft and moisturised, while at the same time leaving no heavy oily film on the skin. Unlike many different anti-ageing creams I have tried I noticed a difference in my skin after the first day, which is quite an accolade as you naturally expect to see a change after at least a week, good or bad.

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review  for anti ageing, hydration and sun protection

I am very conscious about protecting my skin from the sun and having lived in Australasia I know just how much damage the harsh rays can do, so I was very glad to see the high broad spectrum SPF 50 within the cream as this is always something I look for in a moisturising cream. The cream is unscented, a medium thick consistency and I used roughly two pumps of the product for my face and neck each time. 

What I noticed after a week of using the cream was that my fine lines were less noticeable and my skin was much smoother in appearance, the potent moisturiser specifically targets the signs of ageing to address all the effects of ageing on the skin and I am delighted with the results.

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review for anti ageing, hydration and sun protection

Available from Pure Beauty and priced at £61.30 (although it’s on offer at the moment at £55.25) it is at a higher price range than a lot of daily moisturisers, however what you are getting for the price is a moisturising cream which will target any signs of ageing or premature ageing you have in your skin already, while deeply protecting and hydrating your skin to visibly enhance the appearance. 

If you do order this from Pure Beauty they have free postage for all Dermalogica orders and also you can choose to receive some free samples with your order which is very useful to help you decide if a product is right for you or not, Pure Beauty also have a scheme where you can earn cash back points on your purchases which you can then redeem against your future products, a very handy service and it is always good to see a company offering an incentive to come back and shop.

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review  for anti ageing, hydration and sun protection

As with all the Dermalogica products I have used the Dynamic Skin Recovery didn’t let me down at all, it did what it said it would and helped to reduce the superficial tell tale signs of ageing such as the fine lines around my eyes and forehead, while giving my parched skin a much needed moisture boost, and what I noticed was my skin felt soft and moisturised for the entire day rather that just for an hour or so.

This is a powerful cream so do avoid the eye area and the lips as the skin is much thinner in these areas and you may find if you do apply on these delicate areas that the skin tingles a little and feels uncomfortable. This is the only downside I can tell you about! I did get some on my lips the first time I used it and it does tingle a little but once I was aware of this fact I just avoided applying in that area each subsequent time.

If you are looking for a moisturising cream that will help to lessen and correct the signs of ageing on your skin, give day long hydration while protecting against the harsh rays of the sun – this is the cream for you. Expect to see a marked difference within a week of using this cream, and once you have used it for a month you will notice a vast improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin.  

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Review

Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoyed reading about the Dynamic Skin Recovery Cream from the Age Smart range from Dermalogica, if you have used it yourself I would love to know what you thought of it. If you liked what you read today, subscribe to my blog by adding your email address to the box on the right, you will be the first to hear of all my updates.

*The product in this post was provided for the purpose of this review however all opinions and thoughts remain my own*

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  1. May 13, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    I absolutely love Dermalogica. I remember when I was younger reading about the amazing effects they had on acne prone skin but as I was a poor student I never bought any. But before my wedding I started using their clay face wash & my skin never looked better! I've only used a couple of their products and I'm back to being skint as have 3 kids but the ones I have are absolutely fantastic especially on my greasy adult horrible skin!! x

    • May 14, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Me too Beth, I have seen how Dermalogica can really improve the skin and now have got my teenage daughter using their range to help with acne and it has really helped her too. 🙂

  2. May 13, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I've never heard of this product before. Thanks for sharing. It may be really useful to me and my hubby.
    Angela xx


    • May 14, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment Angela, let me know how you get on if you use any of their products 🙂

  3. May 13, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I have a friend who loves this stuff.

    • May 14, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      The whole range is so fantastic and really is an investment to the skin, I love it too! 🙂

  4. Pam Francis Gregory
    May 17, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Love this & use whenever going out in the sun.

  5. May 18, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    These products sound fantastic! I love Dermalogica! So perfect for the summer!

  6. Kate Cass
    May 20, 2015 / 12:15 am

    I have heard of Dermalogica but I don't tend to get very adventurous with my skin and tend to stick with what I know, but having read your review and the comments I think I shall definitely give it a try! Thank you x

    • September 18, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Let me know how you get on Kate I really love the results you can get with Dermalogica 🙂

  7. June 7, 2015 / 11:14 am

    sounds fab!