NEW Dermalogica Smart Response Serum

NEW Dermalogica Smart Response Serum

We have smart houses, smart cars and smart phones, so why isn’t our skin care smart? Well now, it is - enter Dermalogica’s Smart Response Serum which is set to change the way we approach skin care.

Our skin is constantly sending out signals. On a macro level, we experience these as signs like redness, fine lines, dark spots, and dehydration. But if we could zoom in for a closer view, we’d see that these skin conditions may actually be caused by damage that happens on a microscopic level. When skin is harmed, it tends to change in structure and chemical make-up – either as a result of damage, or as a form of self-defense. By the time we sense signs of distress, the damage may already be done. Smart Response Serum, however, sees what we can’t – and micromanages your skin’s changing needs, so you don’t have to.

Three years in the works, this advanced formula is targeted to recognise and address micro-changes in the skin before they’re visible to the naked eye, effectively addressing skin’s needs in real time. It responds to skin’s signals – intelligently addressing skin concerns and helping to prevent future damage. Best of all, it does this before you even notice dehydration, fine lines, dullness, and/or sensitivity in the skin.


As different zones or areas of skin can be predisposed to different concerns, we can find ourselves needing to patchwork multiple products over our skin daily. This serum is able to target four concerns in one product through SmartResponse Technology as it turns on exactly what is needed, when it is needed, and where it is needed throughout the day.

Bespoke to everyone who uses this serum, the four key concerns that it detects and intervenes are:

Caroline Parker, Dermalogica New Zealand’s Head of Education, comments: “Your skin is constantly communicating with you, but you may not always know what it’s saying from the signs it is displaying."

“Smart Response Serum is a next-gen serum with SmartResponse Technology that helps stop skin damage before it starts – using four smart actives which, when triggered, hydrate, brighten, soothe, and address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in response to skin’s changing needs."

“The high-tech formula reads skin’s signals – then delivers exactly what your skin needs, when and where it needs it.”


The SmartResponse Technology inside this serum is a revolutionary combination of four targeted active ingredients:


Oligosaccharides from hydrolyzed Beta Glucan: Reaches even the smallest cracks in skin’s lipid barrier, then responds where it detects dehydration – helping skin to maintain optimal hydration levels.



Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour: Activates when it detects too much of a key enzyme involved in melanin production, then responds by brightening skin and helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots.



Antioxidant-rich Japanese Cornelia Cherry: Senses skin’s inflammatory response and activates to help soothe and reduce the appearance of redness.



Plant-based Mannose-6-Phosphate: Detects collagen weakness, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles – responding to the first signs of visible skin ageing to help smooth and firm the skin.

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