`by Mary-Jane


I absolutely adore using serums – I use them religiously. 1. Because I notice a difference with my skin when I use serums and 2. I love how my make up looks over a serum! It somehow adds an extra glow to your face! Obviously there are massive benfits to using a serum also. Not all serums are created equally as a beauty ed for nearly eight years I have tried them all. I am really fussy. I like something you can massage in but will be absorbed and that is great for dry skin. One such serum is Phyto-Nature Firming Serum.


Dermalogica’s AGE Smart® serum takes a whole new approach to healthy ageing. Instead of promising the impossible – eternal youth in a bottle – this dual-phase serum combines highly-active botanicals with biomimetic technology to reawaken and safeguard the nature of younger-looking skin. It delivers instant results as well as firming, lifting and revitalising the look of prematurely-ageing skin over time.

Most people in the modern world are ageing at an accelerated rate, meaning that other factors (your exposome) are accelerating skin ageing beyond what your DNA alone would dictate. The latest research in epigenetics suggests that up to 50% of visible signs of skin ageing come from your exposome, not just your genes as previously thought. Your exposome includes factors like climate, UV exposure, pollution, sleep, diet and stress. Dermalogica’s new and most advanced serum works effectively to bridge the gap between extrinsic skin appearance and biological age.


Harness the innate power of skin

For the first time ever, Dermalogica is harnessing biomimicry, a scientific approach that mimics nature to solve complex human challenges. It provides both firming and lifting qualities, powered by Sapphire-bound biomimetic peptides to help firm skin and reinforce skin defences against your exposome.

The peptides are bound to sapphire to shield from oxidation and increase bioavailability as they work to mimic qualities of skin that decline with exposome-driven ageing.


The formulation

Phyto-Nature Firming Serum marries the science of biomimicry with some of nature’s most powerful plants and antioxidants.

Amazonian Camu Camu, sourced sustainably from Peru, helps prolong radiance. Often called the “youth berry”, this superfruit contains 60 times more Vitamin C than an orange and has been wild-harvested by indigenous tribes for more than 700 years to maintain health and longevity.

Caffeic Acid from Madagascar Green Coffee Bean, a phyto-active that works with skin’s microbiome, helps revitalise skin and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



Dispense 1-2 pumps into the palm of your hand. Blend the two serums and smooth over cleansed face and neck. Can be used morning and/or evening. Follow with your moisturiser.

Reawaken your skin with the power of touch at www.phytotouch.com. In support of the launch, Dermalogica have created Phyto Touch, combining the power of human touch and Artificial Intelligence it guides you through an application routine that tells you when, how much and where to apply Phyto-Nature Firming Serum.


AGE Smart® Phyto-Nature Firming Serum RRP €156

Available from www.dermalogica.ie and all authorised Dermalogica stockist