When I moved back home, my skincare routine was all over the place. Whilst I had a mask collection enough to treat a small village, routinely products were running out or simply not working. During a spontaneous trip to H&B, my Mum dragged me to the Weleda shelves to introduce her to the range and as I was busy going through each range one by one, my eye fell on their Dermalotion. Whilst it looked very similar to the Aknedoron Purifying Lotion –yes the one everyone keeps raving about– I wasn't sure. Actually, I'm still not sure whether it is the same, but I do know that this stuff has saved my skin for the better.
I started using this over a month ago and whilst I wasn't sure what to expect, I surely was blown of my mind. As it is marketed as a, “Clarifying and purifying skin lotion”, I was afraid it was going to dry out my skin and leave it flakey —like most anti-blemish products do. It did nothing of the kind and my skin saw significant improvements after only a week. My skin was not as red and angry, less blemishes started popping up —and if they did, they were smaller and vanished faster. Overall, my skin just felt more plump and looked healthy. Of course it didn't get rid of my acne immediately, but it definitely helped the process speed up.
It's a runny, lotion texture so I'd recommend using a cotton pad to apply, instead of slapping it on with your fingers. I swipe it all over my face/neck/any area that has blemishes, wait for 1-2 mins and continue with the rest of my routine. The lotion contains a blend of very soothing and calming ingredients, which is probably why my skin drinks this up. Calendula and Chamomile are soothing ingredients, Witch Hazel is a mild, natural astringent and Sulfur calms skin irritations whist regulating the break out.
As I was thinking about alternatives in the market, the effect this had on my skin reminded me most to Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Soothing Gel. If you've been following me for a while, you know I love it and I've showed my love through far too many mentions on the blog. I'm not sure if I can say this is ‘dupe material’, as when comparing texture and ingredients, they're just very different products. But they just both happen to help calm my skin and regulate break outs, and I couldn't be more thankful for that. Also, fun fact: Weleda’s Aknedoron Purifying Lotion/Dermalotion (call it what you want) is much much cheaper, retailing for £10/€7.
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