The Facial That Promises Healthy, Brighter-Looking Skin
The Facial That Promises Healthy, Brighter-Looking Skin

The Facial That Promises Healthy, Brighter-Looking Skin

Whether you’re looking to address post-acne scarring, restore some glow or simply give your skin a quick reboot, few things will deliver better results than a facial. There are plenty out there worth trying, but the ones at Dermalogica stand out – especially its new targeted Pro Bright treatment, which takes just 30 minutes and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Promising to boost radiance and hydration, we put it to the test…

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Why Choose Dermalogica...

Aside from their results-driven skincare, Dermalogica’s expertise – provided by their qualified, professional skin therapists – is what makes them stand out from the crowd. As a brand, Dermalogica offer a tailored, professional service, working to demystify the jargon often associated with facials and spending time breaking down exactly what they do. Not only does this give you a clearer picture of what you can expect, it also gives you an insight into what will work for your skin. From the consultation to the aftercare – along with a range of product recommendations to help maintain your results – Dermalogica is a skincare brand and facial destination you can trust.

What To Know & Do Before Your Treatment...

Don’t be afraid to quiz your skin therapist. They’re incredibly knowledgeable and can lay out exactly what your treatment will include.

Expect a thorough consultation. Your therapist will chat through your specific skin concerns, allergies and more, so that they have a better idea of what will work for you. Be as detailed as possible to help your therapist get to know your skin – this can be done either over the phone or in person, but we recommend popping into the skin centre so you can also arrange a patch test at the same time.

A patch test is essential – especially if you’re opting for one of the more advanced treatments, that include a chemical peel. This checks that your skin can handle the professional formulas and minimises any adverse reactions. It also means that if your skin doesn't agree with something, the treatment can be adjusted to better suit you.

Here, SheerLuxe junior fashion & beauty writer Sapna Rao shares her honest thoughts on the Dermalogica Pro-Bright treatment…

Why Pro-Bright

“I knew the Pro-Bright treatment was for me because I suffer from dark marks and scarring – especially on my cheeks as a result of hormonal acne and a little sun damage. These marks have always been difficult to fade, even with high-quality topical skincare. Since this treatment combines a brightening peel with an electric infusion of professional-grade vitamin C, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol, it sounded ideal. I’ve had a few vitamin and brightening facials in the past and unfortunately haven't seen great results, so it was intriguing to see if this would be any different – especially as the treatment only takes half an hour.”

What To Expect

“My skin therapist Sophie greeted me on arrival. After filling out my information, we started with a consultation where Sophie walked me through the treatment, asking about my skin concerns and existing products. Often facials can feel a bit clinical, but this location had a lovely spa-like feel.

“The treatment was so relaxing. Sophie took a good look at my skin under the light before starting and offered to add on an extraction to combat some of the blocked pores around my nose. I loved that the treatment could be flexible in this way. From the cleanse to the mask to the peel, each step was taken with incredible care and nothing felt rushed. I also appreciated that Sophie kept giving me prompts throughout the treatment, reminding me what she was about to do while checking in that I felt okay. I did feel a slight tingle during the chemical peel – which is normal, and I was told to expect it.”

The Best Bit

“My favourite part of the treatment was the clinical oatmeal mask, which was sealed with another contour mask. This had a cooling effect that felt incredibly satisfying, and it was left on for around five minutes. There were also small spa-like touches, including a hydrating mist that was spritzed early on. It’s great that, along with focusing on my skin, the treatment also involved other sensory elements which really contributed to the experience.”

The Products

“Sophie finished by applying a few of Dermalogica’s hero skincare products. This included the BioLumin-C serum, BioLumin-C Eye Serum, the Antioxidant HydraMist & the PowerBright SPF 50 Moisturiser. It was such a treat to leave the treatment with a full face of skincare – not surprising, but my skin felt soft and glow-y all day.”


“After the treatment, Sophie explained a few of the Dermalogica products she had used in more detail – including listing out their individual benefits and how to maintain results at home. She also gave me some samples to try, which was a nice added touch.”

Where To Get A Dermalogica Facial Treatment

From boutiques to pop-ups within major department stores, plus plenty of local high street skin centres, it’s easy to access Dermalogica’s treatments all over the UK. Use their online store finder to locate your nearest skin centre.


Receive an exclusive 50% discount on your first service at Dermalogica flagship stores and retail locations with code SHEERLUXE (excludes Harrods, Liberty and HydraFacial services) until end of October 2022.

 To redeem your discount, book your service here, after your skin treatment in-store mention the SHEERLUXE code at payment to your skin therapist to receive 50% off. Please note an online deposit payment is required to secure your appointment.

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