QUESTION: Nominate one professional product currently stocked in salons that you personally regard as groundbreaking. Why do you hold it in such high regard, and what is it managing to achieve that its’ nearest competitor isn’t?

LEARNING: THE ADVANCEMENTS THAT DERMALOGICA, DERMAVIDUALS AND WATERLILY, AMONG OTHER BRANDS, ARE MAKING ARE GOOD REASON FOR EXCITEMENT. THE TIME NOW FOR OUR INDUSTRY IS GROUNDBREAKING, AND THAT’S EVIDENT THROUGH THE PASSION OF OUR INDUSTRY LEADERS.

Beth Charlton said at dermaviduals, they work with a customisable skincare range that you can formulate depending on the skin type, condition, or concern.

“We also work with a patented structure, which is what we call a DMS (derma membrane structure). This is found in our creams and our cleansers.”

Shellie Pearson explained DMS mimics our skin barrier, so you’ll find that you’ve got your squalene, your triglycerides, your ceramides, all in.

“The skin recognises it, so it’s able to work with it; it’s able to strengthen and build. Then whatever else is left, you can target.”

Lisa Zwart loves the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon.

“At night, that’s when your body goes into repair mode. This is where this product comes in and it works with your body’s circadian sleep rhythm, going into repair mode and re-hydrating, helping with cell renewal, stopping transepidermal water loss, essentially protecting the skin.”

Michelle Reeve said that over [Waterlily’s] 15 years, she’s retained her heritage of small artisanal crafted batches, so every product that they make is made [fresh each month] on-site in their botanical laboratory in Brisbane, Queensland.

“We’ve gone back to that slow skincare movement…”

Jodi Ayre spoke on the age-fighting category, promoting Dermalogica’s Phyto-Nature Firming Serum.

“It understands what is the natural process of a younger behaving skin is, being able to then tap into the natural antioxidant in skin glutathione, working with the natural youthful protein sirtuins to be able to connect powerfully with them and to stimulate them; we’re able to reverse the signs of the exposome damage.”