Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment – healthy skin

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dermalogica launched IonActive™ Power Treatment, a 45-minute professional skin treatment designed to address skin conditions such as acne, dehydration, sensitivity, and skin ageing. Drawing on professional only formulas that can be optimized with the latest treatment room technology. The IonActive™ Power Treatment achieves visible, supercharged skin results with no downtime.

For myself, my skin had been through a year of medication for a skin allergy. The result had left me with a very dull, dead looking skin with no vitality. I have tried Dermalogica many time and never been disappointed with their products or treatments.

Eimear was my Dermalogica therapist in Melbourne with many years of Dermalogica experience. While she performed face mapping she easily identified the issues that have ravaged my skin from medication. The IonActive™ Power Treatment draws from up to six professional formulas: four IonActives, each one developed to target a specific skin concern. Two Gelloids with skin specific benefits that can be layered over the IonActives to seal in active ingredients.

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment - healthy skin

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment – healthy skin

The first step in the treatment is application of the IonActive™. These highly potent concentrates are applied directly to the skin, and the ionisable formula (meaning it can be converted into ions, or electrically-charged atoms) can be paired with professional modalities such as Microcurrent, Galvanic, Iontophoresus, and Ultrasound to enhance ingredient penetration. I personally welcome any brand that works with professional modalities. So many therapists learn the skills and when they arrive in a salon the machines are often left on the shelf.

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment - healthy skin

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment – healthy skin

The four IonActive™ concentrates are:

  • Retinol 1% IonActive contains microencapsulated retinol to reduce visible signs of skin ageing, improve skin texture and the appearance of wrinkles. Microencapsulated Chlorella Extract contains the same proteins and amino acids found in dermal fibres, increasing collagen synthesis and improving skin firmness.
  • Hyaluronic Acid IonActive relieves dehydrated and/or sensitized skin with microencapsulated Na2Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, a building block of Hyaluronic Acid, which aids in cell regeneration and skin hydration. Varying molecule sizes in this IonActive hydrate top layers of the skin, protect again external irritants such as air pollutants, and bind water into deeper layers of the epidermis.
  • Oligopeptide IonActive treats hyperpigmentation. Microencapsulated Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, also known as TriHydroxy Benzoic Acid Alpha Glucoside (THBG). Activated by natural microflora in the upper layers of the stratum corneum. Then converted to TriHydroxy Benzoic Acid (THBA), an anti-inflammatory agent that has four times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C. Together, they help control melanogenesis, reduce pigmentation spots, and inhibit skin redness. This IonActive also contains Oligopeptides 34 and 51, which have been shown to significantly reduce melanin production and brighten skin.
  • Niacinamide IonActive™ controls and prevents adult acne. Microencapsulated Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, a stable derivative of Azelaic Acid, inhibits the growth of bacteria, decreases the formation of clogged pores and reduces swelling and inflammation by scavenging toxins and free radicals in the skin. Colloidal silver and Tea tree extract act as antibacterial agents and Japanese Knotweed helps control sebum production.

Following application of the IonActive™ and optional use of equipment, the skin therapist applies a Gelloid to further drive ingredients into skin. The two Gelloids are a hybrid of massage mediums and masques. These can be paired with LED lights or massage modalities to optimize ingredient penetration. The LED was excellent so the IonActive™ Power Treatment opens up so many options for the client. A good therapist can explore so many options.

ExoThermal Gelloid is a thermal, self-heating formula that instantly warms with the natural  heat of human hands. This formula can be optimized with use of Red LED, warm stones, warm peltier, Indirect High Frequency, and manual massage. Also ideal for stressed, ageing, or dehydrated skin.

EndoThermal Gelloid offers a cooling sensation while providing antioxidant protection against photo damage. This formula can be  optimized with use of Blue LED, or cold stones, globes, or peltier/roller to reduce inflammation, suppress acne, and soothe sensitized skin.

Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment – healthy skin

The IonActive™ Power Treatment delivers immediate, noticeable results after just one treatment. For maximum results a series of three to six treatments every two to four weeks is recommended. Then follow-on with maintenance treatments twice per year.

Dermalogica’s IonActive™ Power Treatment available at selected Dermalogica certified skin treatment centers from July 2016, from $140 per treatment. For more information on IonActive™ Power Treatment and qualified skin centres, please visit

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