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the two most common complexion issues plus how she cares for her own
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Jane Wurwand, founder of Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute_2014 CEW Achiever Awards

Jane Wurwand looking radiant after her CEW Achiever Award as an industry trailblazer. (Photo: Patricia Willis)

Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand has built her career and re-built an industry on the strength of what she knows about skin and skincare. Her own skin glows with vitality. Here she tells Beautygeeks what she sees as the two most common issues with women's complexions today; she also reveals the products that make up her own skincare regimen.

the two most common issues with women's skin

Less is more. I'm not a great believer in 16 products. You have to find what works for you and stick with it. The two most common problems I see with women's skin are these:

  • Overcleansing and undermoisturizing -- stripping the skin so it's dry and irritated and they're not compensating adequately.
  • Undercleansing and overmoisturizing -- the skin's getting too much oil, so it's breaking out, has too much congestion.

You've really got to get the balance right, and it's dependent on how much oil your skin is producing and how much hydration is in the environment you're living in. And figure out the right degree of cleansing and the right degree of moisturizing based on your own skin and the indoor climate you live in. A skin therapist can help you with all that.

jane wurwand's skincare regimen

My routine is really simple. It's a foaming cleanser, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel -- it takes off my eye makeup and my makeup. In the morning I spritz on Antioxidant Hydramist because I'm 56 and you need the peptides and everything that goes with our Age Smart line. I use Purebright Concentrate, which is an anti-pigmentation serum, and Ultra Smoothing Eye Serum. And I use Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50.

At night I do the almost the same routine, and I use Power Rich, which is a vitamin treatment. And then three times a week I use Daily Microfoliant, and Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.

I go for a skin treatment once about every six to eight weeks -- once every epidermis, because that's how long it takes the epidermis to turn over. And I don't ever go to the same place. I often don't go to Dermalogica accounts because I like to get out of the bubble, to see what else is going on.    

Do you fall into either of those skincare-issue categories? Overcleansing + undermoisturizing or undercleansing + overmoisturizing? And doesn't Jane Wurwand's skincare routine seem more simple than you might have expected?