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Dermalogica and I go way back. I started using their Special Cleansing Gel when I was about 21, enamored by it-must-be-good $50 price tag the fact that it was only available in exclusive stores. This was pre-internet shopping and pre-Ulta. The extent of my high-end beauty knowledge stopped at department store makeup counters and Beverly Hills spas that I've never actually been in. (You get into those places by pressing your oily face to the glass storefront and sliding to the right. That way they know you've chosen them and that you need help.)
Despite my skepticism of Dermalogica these days, I have a soft spot in my heart for the brand. It was my first luxury skincare product, after all. I wanted to give another non-foaming cleanser a shot, and because my skin is proving to be more sensitive with each passing day, their Ultracalming Cleanser seemed like the perfect choice.