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Style Domination Beauty Review: Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer

This winter was “way harsh, Tai.”  Sorry.  Just watched Clueless…


My skin was ravaged from the winter dryness and indoor heating. While I have oily skin, my face always felt like it was going to crack, which eventually resulted in breakouts.  I hate nothing more that freaking breakouts.  I had to take action.

I had an appointment for laser hair removal at my favourite medical esthetics clinic and told the resident doctor about my skin issues.  She recommended that I try out Dermalogica’s line of skin care.  I thought “why not?” as I looked in the mirror at my latest round of breakouts…I had nothing to lose!  I left the medispa that day with Dermalogica Skin Clearing Wash, Daily Microfoliant, and Active Moist Moisturizer.


After a few weeks of using the products as prescribed, I started to see a major improvement – thank God! The product I especially loved though was the Active Moist Moisturizer!  It was light and smelled pleasant (an all-natural, herbal, Aveda-like scent).  This moisturizer is oil-free, contains no artificial scents or colours.  The doctor at the spa recommended that I put it on using gentle, upward strokes.  This apparently combats sagging.  Giddy up!

Light, sheer, herbal-scented
Light, sheer, herbal-scented

The Dermalogica website describes this lotion as a sheer, easy-to-apply formula that helps to hydrate combination skin.  It contains Silk Amino Acids which better penetrate the skin surface to combat aging.

I am currently using this moisturizer now and very happy with the slightly dewy glow it gives me.  Love it and I highly recommend!  I paid $48 for a 50mL tube…slightly on the pricey side, but I feel it’s worth it (and you shouldn’t skimp on your skincare).

What are your favourite moisturizers for oily/combination skin?? Please, please, please let me know in the comments section!



Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. April 21, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Caudalie do some fabulous oil-free moisturisers…I just love them!

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