Derma MD Canada Reviews

Hello, hello!

Today I’m reviewing a few products that were sent to me for review from Derma MD Canada (the Canadian distributor for Derma MD Skincare).

Glamour Lip Plump

Lip plumpers are still one of the hottest products out there to complete a skincare program. Most of us do not want LIP augmentation, but we definitely want soft, full, supple lips. As we mature, we lose volume (collagen) in our lips, much like our face, but our Derma MD Canada Glamour LIP plumper will help you get that fullness back. Our proprietary formulation contains hyaluronic acid micro-spheres, niacin, antioxidants and peptides. Your lips will LOVE how they look and feel. Non-sticky or burning like most plumpers in the marketplace.

These lip plumper glosses are available in six different shades – Baby Doll Pink, Candy Pink, Coral Vixen, Golden Goddess, Peach Bellini, and Vixen Red. I received “Golden Goddess” – in the tube it looks full on gold metallic. Thankfully it does not apply like that!

Derma MD Glamour Lip Plump

Athough the Glamour Lip Plumper applies like a gloss, it doesn’t have that goopy, sticky feeling that I hate. Instead it feels super moisturizing. It does tingle a little when first applied, but not in that worrisome “oh no, my lips are melting off” kind of feeling. I really didn’t think that I would like this, but I’ve been using it daily!

Below are photos taken to try to illustrate the plumping effect on my lips. The first photo is immediately after applying, and the second is after 10 minutes. I tried to keep the same expression in both shots.

The Glamour Lip Plumper smells kind of like a cross between butterscotch pudding and mint – that might be a weird combination, but there is something that I like about the scent.

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid Micro-Spheres, Tri-Peptide 1, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Nicotinate (Niacin), Camphor, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

Enzymatic Cleanser – Pineapple / Papaya

The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya combined with chamomile and additional plant extracts, will gently digest dead skin cells leaving it soft, hydrated and feeling fresh. Enzymes are non-abrasive to the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

This thick yellow gel cleanser smells like pineapple! (And thankfully not like papaya – I have an aversion to the scent). It is super gentle on the skin. It exfoliates without abrading the skin which is perfect for sensitive skin like mine!

Ingredients: Water (aqua), sodium lauryl sarcosinate, lauramidoropyl betaine, decy glucoside, glycerin, xanthan gum, pineapple (ananas sativus) extract, papain, chamomile (chamomile recutita ) extract, grapefruit (citrus grandis) oil, panthenol, phenocarboxymethyl cellulose, grape seed extract, vitamin E acetate,grapefruit, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyglycerin, butylene glycol, citric acid, potassium sorbate, potassium hydroxide.

Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant formula combines caviar and AstaXanthin, one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants! It works to slow down the aging process and rejuvenate the skin giving it a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Reduces erythema (redness) and calms the skin, including rosacea skin types. This product makes a beautiful primer for makeup, smoothing the skin and creating the perfect canvas for foundation.

This serum can also be used as a makeup primer. When I first did a patch test on my arm – I immediately thought that it felt more like a primer than a serum to me. The dimethicone helps to smooth out the skin before foundation. I think that I will get more use of this once the weather gets colder, and my skin starts to get a little dry. It has a very mild medicinal type scent, not perfumey or overpowering at all. The serum plays well with concealer, liquid and powder foundation, as well as with BB/CC creams, without any creasing, always a good thing!

Derma MD Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Cross Polymer, Dimethicone, PEG 10 Rapeseed Sterol Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, SD Alcohol 40B, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Cymbidium Gandiflorum Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Carica Fruit Extract (Papaya), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c), Bisabolol, retinyl palmitate, Phytantriol, caviar extract, astaxanthin, copper tripeptide 1, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Red 30 Lake, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance.

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products from Derma MD Canada for testing and review purposes, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using these products.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals – Part Two

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Hello, hello!

As you all probably know, I absolutely love skincare products. So when I saw on twitter that MyChelle Dermaceuticals was looking for Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I knew that I wanted to work with them as their products are based on Clean Science (vegetarian, cruelty free, recyclable, and free of phthlates, parabens, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colours, petroleum, GMOs and gluten).

I was super excited to find out that they are expanding into the Canadian market, starting with four products from their line at select Murale stores (owned by Shopper’s Drug Mart / Pharmaprix). The first four products being launched are the Refining Sugar Cleanser, Remarkable Retinal Serum, Perfect C Serum and the Supreme Polypeptide Cream – out of which I received three (the cleanser and two serums). I also received  four other products from their line to test and review.

Today is part two of my MyChelle Dermaceuticals reviews. Part one is here.

Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser (4.2oz / 124ml, msrp $20 CAD / $16 USD)

Gently wash away surface impurities while rehydrating and restoring skin’s moisture balance. Essential Vitamins and exfoliating enzymes from Pumpkin and Honey help to revitalize skin.

This is a beautiful and gentle creamy cleanser. Since the weather is finally starting to cool down, this will help prevent my skin from drying out. I prefer creamy cleansers for this time of year, and this one works really well for my sensitive skin.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Sucrose Stearate, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Powder, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Honey (Mel), Astaxanthin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Cell Culture Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Powder, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanillin, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, O-cymen-5-OL

Remarkable Retinal Serum (1oz / 30 ml, msrp $60 CAD / $47.50 USD)

Advanced serum with exclusive and patented IconicA® (Retinal)—the most potent form of Vitamin A—plus Ceramide 3 and Orange Plant Stem Cells to promote healthy skin renewal, help diminish skin discoloration (dark spots and blemishes), and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Most retinol-based serums irritate my sensitive skin, and I’m not able to use them daily, but I was able to use this one every evening without any irritation or dryness. The pump packaging is similar to the Perfect C Serum, so all you need is one pump to cover your entire face.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Retinal (Retinaldehyde), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, Ceramide 3, Pentylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cyclodextrin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

Apple Brightening Cream (1.2oz / 35ml, msrp $35 USD)

A silky lightweight cream with Apple Plant Stem Cells and Daisy Flower Extract to improve skin’s luminescence and radiance, and help reduce the appearance of dark spots. Rich in anti-pollution Antioxidants to protect and nourish the skin for a continuous healthier glow.

I’ve been using this cream at night, and my skin looks great when I wake up in the morning. I love products that help to keep the skin looking radiant!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Sorbitan, Olivate, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Lactic Acid (L), Polysorbate 20, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Ascorbic Acid (L), Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Tocotrienols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Lecithin, Gluconolactone, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Teprenone, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum (Natural)

Incredible Pumpkin Peel (1.2oz / 35ml, $35 CAD / $28 USD)

Powerful blend of Pumpkin puree and extracts naturally exfoliate dead skin cells to help clear away impurities, while fruit extracts encourage renewal for a more revived, luminous complexion.

On the package it says that slight tingling may occur. It always makes me nervous to try peeling products, so I did a patch test on my wrist before testing it on my face. I only experienced minimal tingling which went away within approximately 30 seconds of applying. After using, my skin absolutely glows!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Glycerin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Honey (Mel), Gluconic Acid (Glucose), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Stem Powder, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Myristica Fragrance/Parfums (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Aminoguanidine HCL, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

I really loved everything that I tried from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. I’m looking forward to their entry into the Canadian market.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for an honest review. my opinion is my own, based on my experience with these products.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Review (Part 1)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Hello, hello!

As you all probably know, I absolutely love skincare products. So when I saw on twitter that MyChelle Dermaceuticals was looking for Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I knew that I wanted to work with them as their products are based on Clean Science (vegetarian, cruelty free, recyclable, and free of phthlates, parabens, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colours, petroleum, GMOs and gluten).

I was super excited to find out that they are expanding into the Canadian market, starting with four products from their line at select Murale stores (owned by Shopper’s Drug Mart / Pharmaprix). The first four products being launched are the Refining Sugar Cleanser, Remarkable Retinal Serum, Perfect C Serum and the Supreme Polypeptide Cream – out of which I received three (the cleanser and two serums). I also received  four other products from their line to test and review.

Today I’m reviewing three products, and will be reviewing the remaining four tomorrow.

Before getting to the individual product reviews, I want to talk about the packaging. Each product type (cleanser, serum, moisturizer) is colour coded. And contains product information on the sides of the box – Clean Science information, ingredients, product information, and usage instructions.

Refining Sugar Cleanser (3.5oz / 104ml, msrp $32 CAD / $25 USD)

Natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated.

I really love this scrub, it is gentle and turns creamy as the sugar dissolves. It has a mild sweet scent of vanilla with a hint of something that smells bright to my nose. It might be the honeysuckle, I’m not sure. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using this one. By adjusting the amount of water you use, you can tailor the amount of exfoliation.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Sucrose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Canola Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Vanillin, Zeolite, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Sodium Polyglutamate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract 

Perfect C Serum 17% (0.5 oz / 15ml, msrp $56 CAD / $44 USD)

Advanced multi-tasking Vitamin C formula reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A high active level of 17% L-Ascorbic Acid, the only effective anti-aging form of Vitamin C, and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells brighten, protect against photo-damage, and combat the visible signs of aging.

First of all, I love the pump packaging, one pump will give enough to cover the entire face. It smells better than most Vitamin C serums, due to the inclusion of essential oils (tangerine, lavender, pink grapefruit). I love Vitamin C serums, and this one is my favourite one that I’ve tried thus far!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ascorbic Acid (L), Alcohol, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Ergothioneine (L), Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Beta-Carotene (D), Glucosamine HCI (D), Wine Extract, Astaxanthin, Tocotrienols, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum

Pumpkin Renew Cream (1.2 oz / 35ml, msrp $35 CAD / $28 USD)

An essential lightweight daily moisturizer with antioxidant-rich Pumpkin Seed Oil and Cloudberry Extract to protect and nourish skin. Astaxanthin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E prevent dehydration, and replenish and balance skin’s moisture levels.

One of my favorite body butters is made with pumpkin seed oil, so I was excited to see that I received a pumpkin facial cream. It is super hydrating without being heavy or greasy on my skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. Love this one!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Phenyl t-Butylnitrone (Spin Trap), Garcinia Mangostana Pericarp Powder, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lactic Acid (L), Totarol, Astaxanthin, Chlorophyll, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Carnosine (L), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Gluconolactone, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

Part two of my review will be posted on Thursday. Have you tried anything from MyChelle Dermaceuticals?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products from MyChelle Dermaceuticals in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own, and is based on my experience of using these products.