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  • Writer's picturePenn Smith

My favorite skincare brand: collection+review of DRMTLGY

Updated: Mar 12

If you have followed me for any amount of time then you know that DRMTLGY is the one brand that has remained consistent in my routine for years! There is no doubt that they are my all-time FAVORITE brand and the reason why is not surprising- they continue to create affordable products with stacked ingredient decks that show visible results! What more could you ask for?

Every product listed in this blog has been carefully evaluated (and purchased by me)! I have organized this blog by product type and even added extra info like skin type and concern so this should be a great resource to help you shop the sale! This sale is 30% off and only happens twice a year so it is a great time to stock up on your favorites or try something new.

If you see a ⭐️ next to a product name that means it is one of my TOP 10 DRMTLGY FAVORITES and is featured in my recent YouTube video. If you have any questions about products please leave a comment under the video and I will do my best to answer them!

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**This blog post and corresponding YouTube video are NOT sponsored. I purchased these products myself . Links in this post are affiliate. If you find this info valuable and are so inclined to use my links I will earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

XXPenn





SERUMS




Needle-Less Serum ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging, fine lines, dryness & redness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination




What I love about this product: This is barrier love in a bottle - ceramides, cholesterol, phytosphingosine (say that fast five times) and glycerin boost our barrier while peptides provide anti-aging benefits. This is a versatile serum- use it to boost hydration, as a cosmetic needling medium, as a lightweight moisturizer...It is perfect post laser and is great post chemical peel (when the skin begins to peel). A gorgeous multi-tasker!











Vitamin C E & F ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging & hyperpigmentation

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: I am notoriously sensitive to l-ascorbic acid. That said, I know that LAA is the gold standard for topical vitamin C...This is the first time I have been able to tolerate a vitamin C in the form of LAA. I chalk this up to the inclusion of castor oil (hello wonderful ricinoleic acid), ceramides, glycerin and panthenol. This is the perfect base of LAA, ferulic acid, and vitamin C kicked up a notch will all of those skin loving ingredients. If you want the brightening, collagen protecting benefits of vitamin C but haven't found "the one", give this one a try!








LA Refining Serum

Concern: hyperpigmentation, dark spots, fines lines & uneven texture

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination. Please note- if you have sensitive skin then it is recommended to use as a 15 min. mask rather than a leave-on treatment.

What I love about this product: This is a dupe for Sunday Riley's Good Genes! I love this one as a brightening mask. I apply a mid-thick layer and let it go to work for 15 minutes then I rinse and let my skin just breath for a bit. Follow that with Needle-less and Soothe and Recovery and VIOLA baby-butt skin 😍








Retinol Complex 0.5%

Concern: hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, redness & pores

Skin type: normal, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is a potent retinol product. Don't let the retinol in this fool you! If you are an experienced vitamin A user this may be a product to try!








Hydration Booster 10X

Concern: anti-aging, elasticity & dryness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is another EXCELLENT post-treatment product! This is my choice for post-chemical peel (once the skin starts to peel). I layer this with Needle-less and Soothe and Recovery for the very best outcome 💋










Hydra-Fader

Concern: hyperpigmentation, dark spots & melasma

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: If you are looking for a pigment inhibitor that is also anti-inflammatory and barrier loving this is a great option. Kojic acid effectively keeps excess melanin at bay so that we may begin to see fresh, clear skin. Note that this does not happen overnight...It is slow but with consistency we can clear unwanted pigment!






MOISTURIZERS/CREAMS




Soothe & Recovery Cream ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging, dryness & irritated skin

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is likely my favorite of all of Drmtlgy's products. It is the most unassuming and yet the one I reach for EVERY night. Packed with soothing ingredients (bisabolol, allantoin and panthenol to name a few) and barrier loving ingredients (ceramides, glycerin, cholesterol, phytosphingosine) this moisturizer is mid-weight and ever-so comforting. The tube is large and perfect for traveling at the same time (an interesting combo)...I adore this product!








Water Creme Moisturizer ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging, dryness & radiance

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This moisturizer is lightweight but drenches the skin with hydration...Sacharide Isomerate binds in the skin for long lasting hydration, green tea provides antioxidant protection while aloe soothes the skin. The quintessential summertime moisturizer!







Peptide Night Cream ⭐️

Concern: dryness, dullness, texture & firmness

Skin type: normal, sensitive & dry

What I love about this product: Peptides are just gorgeous ingredients- at a minimum they provide fantastic hydration. Cell communicating ingredients that have the potential to boost collagen and "anti-age" our skin. This moisturizer is so light and silky that I actually love it as a daytime moisturizer! Any time I can multi-task a favorite skincare product I call that a win!








Advanced Neck Cream

Concern: anti-aging, hyperpigmentation & dryness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: A really random discovery is that this is an AMAZING hand lotion!! I love it for the neck, it is the one of only three (dermelect and neocutis being the other two) neck products that I really love. I think the reason it is so great on the hands may be due to the sweet almond oil combined with glycerin, shea, ceramides, cholesterol, phytosphingosine and peptides...That deck is impressive! If you try this for your neck be sure to use it on your hands as well!






MASKS





Barrier Repair Mask

Concern: dryness & damaged skin

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is a rich, butter texture that pairs well OVER a serum to help lock in the hydration.










Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Concern: anti-aging & acne

Skin type: normal, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: Ok, I'll be frank...This didn't work for me. I am so amazed by the countless people who find this to be their #1 Drmtlgy product! My neighbor just told me that she swears by this for "shrinking" her pores. I am tempted to give it another go.









EYE PRODUCTS



Luminous Eye Corrector SPF 41 ⭐️

Concern: dark circles, hyperpigmentation & fine lines

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: I have used and loved the colorscience 3-1 total eye for YEARS. This new launch from Drmtlgy beats that one BIG TIME! Higher SPF, better ingredient deck (it is essentially an eye cream with tint and SPF) and half the price (not counting getting it on sale!). I big love!

Notice the Knotweed in Drmtlgy SPF products-this ingredient helps to protect against wavelengths 790+, while Iron Oxides protect against visible light. Fantastic ingredients that help protect our skin from damaging UV !











HPR Eye Cream ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging, fine lines & dark circles

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: Besides the HPR (an active but gentle version of vitamin A) this ingredient deck hides some super fantastic ingredients! N-hydroxysuccinimide helps to clear dark circles by binding to iron and working on the elimination of blood (red/purple under eye discoloration). Pumpkin seed oil works as an antioxidant that also reduces inflammation and redness. Terminalia Arjuna Extract reduces puffiness and irritation. WOW!! What a cocktail! I love to use this nightly around my eyes but I will also use any excess around my lips! So good!








Brightening Eye Masks ⭐️


Concern: anti-aging, dark circles & dryness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: The ingredient deck on these patches is second to none. I love that there are 60 per tub so that I can use them (nearly) daily. With daily use under eye darkness will lighten and fine lines will appear softer. I keep mine in the fridge for a cool mask in the morning. I try to lightly remove excess "juice" before applying so that they don't slide on me. Although, if they do it is almost pleasant to gently push them back in to place 😍









Advanced Eye Cream

Concern: anti-aging, dryness, dark circles & puffiness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: The trifecta for fighting fatigue and darkness: Vitamin K, Chrysin, N-hydroxysuccinimide! Add to that the components for hydration and barrier protection/repair and you have a gorgeous daytime eyecream!






BODY CARE






Exfoliating Body Lotion

Concern: Keratosis Pilaris & flaky skin

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: Say good bye to rough, bumpy skin with this lactic acid based body lotion. Chemical exfoliation that hydrates and also pampers the skin...Perfect for heading in to spring and summer!











Retinol Body Lotion

Concern: crepey skin, stretch marks & dark spots

Skin type: normal, dry, oily & combination

What I love about this product: Retinol is just as important for the body as it is for the face! This elegant formula is perfect for working on crepe skin as well as boosting radiance! This is the perfect PM body moisturizer (but be sure to use SPF anywhere that sees the sun!).










Concentrated Foot Cream

Concern: dryness & cracked heals

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is AHHHHHHH in a tube!!








TONERS/EXFOLIATORS





Microdermabrasion Scrub ⭐️

Concern: texture & pores

Skin type: normal, dry, oily & combination

What I love about this product: My favorite physical exfoliator! Great for gently buffing away flakes, as a lip scrub, pre-self tan...Just a gorgeous product at an amazing price 😍








Tingl Exfoliating Pads

Concern: acne, dullness & texture

Skin type: normal, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: So easy to use on our face, neck, deck and even hands!!

Grapefruit peel oil is a sun-sensitizer so if you love this consider rinsing it after a period of time and always use SPF anywhere you expose to the sun.

Do note the last two ingredients are sensitizers and some people may not get along with them.








CLEANSERS





Pre-Cleansing Oil

Concern: build up and congested skin

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This reminds me of the Elemis pre-cleanse balm, only in oil form. So refreshing, like a spa. The orange peel oil is not great but it is a rinse off so I am less critical of it . The fragrance at the end of the deck is the same (I missed marking it red!) This pre-cleanse effectively loosens makeup, SPF, dirt and debris so that our second cleanse can whisk it away.










Essential Cleanser

Concern: anti-aging & dryness

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: This is a nice cleanser with a fresh scent of citrus (that happens to be a sun sensitizer...less concerning in a rinse off product). I think this is perfect for normal, balanced skin. Dry skin not so much, and sensitive skin not so much.








SUNSCREEN






Universal Tinted Moisturizer SPF 46 ⭐️

Concern: anti-aging, dryness & redness

Skin type: normal, sensitive or dry

What I love about this product: LOVE LOVE LOVE!! For years! Silky, dewy, refining gorgeousness! Sheer tint leaves zero white cast and added special ingredients protect from infrared wavelengths 😍

Just the best SPF I've owned. If you want less dewy try their physical tinted, perfect for a skin-finish with less hydration.









MAKE-UP





Make-Up Primer No. 1

Concern: fine lines & pores

Skin type: normal, sensitive, dry, oily or combination

What I love about this product: If you like pore filling, smoothing primers this is an excellent option.









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Disclaimer: This post is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Content provided on this blog is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or skin related diagnosis or treatment options. Information on this website should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare/skin professional. The statements made about specific products throughout this website are not to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. It is important that you check labels to determine if a product is right for you. Before starting any treatment at home consult a health care or skin care professional to determine if it’s right for you.







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