I was so excited to be invited by beautyheaven to attend the exclusive Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis 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 blooper video! 

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 face mapping skin analysis techniques.


Dermalogica Manager Emma Hobson
Dermalogica Manager Emma Hobson

Dermalogica Face Mapping

Following a verbal consultation regarding our skin concerns, current skin care regime, lifestyle and sun history, the process of Dermalogica 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
Dermalogica Face Mapping Skin Analysis

Dermalogica Face Mapping Chart

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 Dermalogica face mapping 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 Face Mapping Chart & Skin Care Products

 

Dermalogica Introductory Product Kit
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 Dermalogica skin analysis process is so effective. It 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
Dermalogica Skin Scanner
 
Dermalogica Skin Moisture Level Reader
Dermalogica Skin Moisture Level Reader

 

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 Face Mapping Review

Overall I loved the accurate personalised approach 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 Skin Mapping expert by clicking HERE.

Are you interested in undergoing a Face Mapping session?

* I was invited to attend this event. Full disclosure policy here.

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