Everything is designed to be smart these days. From smartphones to smart appliances, these products are designed to know and understand human’s needs to an accurate degree. This trend has crossed over to the beauty industry and Dermalogica has innovated once more by introducing its groundbreaking Smart Response Serum. It takes to a whole new level the concept of addressing the individual skin concerns of the user to provide more effective results. Is it really effective or just all marketing hype? Let’s find out…
The Science Behind the Smart Formula
One of the reasons why consumers have developed a penchant for “smart’ things is that we want to save time. Time is precious. The more efficiently we can get things done, the better. The same applies with our skincare routine. Those days of having 10 steps to your nightly skincare routine is long gone. This is also part of the reason why multi-use products have become very in demand these days – we want to simplify rather than complicate things.
Enter the Dermalogica Smart Response Serum. It is formulated with the SmartResponse Technology that addresses skin problems on a micro level. It has the unique ability to recognise the skin’s SOS signals in order to deliver the most appropriate reparative ingredients designed specifically for those issues. On a granular level, the ingredients contained in this serum are aimed at addressing these skin concerns: dehydration, redness, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Given that the Dermalogica Smart Response Serum can target these four skin concerns, it saves you a great deal of money. You no longer have to buy four different serums to address each problem. You need one to repair and transform your skin!
According to the VP of Research, Development, and Global Education at Dermalogica, Dr. Angela Murphy, “Each skin condition – such as dehydration and redness – gives off signals, and our ingredient technologies respond to those signals.”
This unique technology is designed to recognise the presence of certain enzymes or inflammation on the skin. As a result, it is able to deliver a dedicated response from each ingredient in order to counteract the symptoms exhibited by certain skin conditions. Not only that, these ingredients work on a molecular level so the impact is not just skin-deep; it can create long-term effects on your skin, especially with continued use. In fact, it can even prevent future damage.
How Does Dermalogica Smart Response Serum Work Exactly?
As Dr. Murphy has stated above, Dermalogica’s SmartResponse Technology interprets the unique signals that your skin gives off in order to respond accordingly and deliver the right ingredients that your skin needs to repair itself. It’s a product of over 6 years of research and study by the team at Dermalogica in order to tackle this unenviable task.
To fight wrinkles, this Smart Response Serum uses Mannose-6 phosphate that detects weakness in the collagen, which consequently results in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. At the same time, it helps in restoring firmness in the skin structure.
When it comes to dealing with dehydrated skin, the team has utilised oligosaccharides from hydrolyzed beta glucan in order to penetrate the skin’s lipid barriers. This allows the serum to detect signs of dehydration in order to inject hydration and maintain optimum levels of moisture.
If you’re having issues with dark spots, the active ingredient in the Smart Response Serum by Dermalogica is hydrolyzed wheat flour. It is abundant in arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides that is responsible for detecting key enzymes that is vital in melanin production. As a result, it fights the appearance of dark spots by creating a brightening effect on your skin.
Finally, those dealing with redness will benefit from the gallic acid that is extracted from Japanese Cornelia cherry that is infused into the serum. It has the ability to sense any inflammation on the skin and works by soothing it in order to combat the appearance of redness.
But what if you’re not dealing with any of these skin issues?
The Dermalogica Smart Response Serum is still a good product to use for maintaining a well-hydrated, bright, and firm skin. It won’t activate any of the above key ingredients because it is “smart” enough to respond only to SOS signals from the skin.
True to its name, this smart serum only switches on and activates the ingredients when it’s needed. You may use it like any regular serum otherwise. This serum isn’t cheap; however, given that it can respond to up to four skincare concerns, it eliminates the need to use any other serum. That, we believe, is a smarter investment.
Are you curious to try the Smart Response Serum from Dermalogica? You can buy it here!