Dermalogica’s IonActive System and IonActive Power Treatment

by Lisa Young – Salon Director


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An action-packed treatment with rapid, visible results.

The IonActive Power Treatment combines thermal activity and is super charged with advanced treatment room technology to optimise product penetration.

The results ? ….. a dramatically improved skin condition.

The Dermalogica IonActive Power Treatment is an exciting new addition to the advanced treatments available from the Dermalogica Professional Expert Strength treatment menu.

With 4 active products in the Ionactive System, this skin treatment takes just 45 minutes.


The 4 IonActive products that the treatment features using cutting edge advanced ingredients, are designed to target specific skin concerns including:

  • Acne.
  • Dehydration.
  • Pigmentation.
  • Skin aging.


The treatment is unique because it uses professional modalities such as:

  • Microcurrent.
  • Galvanic Iontophoresis.
  • Ultrasonic & ultrasound.

which convert the highly active IonActives into electrically-charged atoms for optimal ingredient penetration.


The treatment is completed with a choice of ExoThermal (heating) Gelloids and EndoThermal (cooling) Gelloids, which are perfectly paired with LED lights or massage modalities to seal the ingredients into the skin. This allows a deeper penetration of ingredients and retention in the skin. As a result the active is able to create a biological change to the skin resulting in longer term skin health benefits.



What are the ingredients in the IonActives ?

Dermalogica IonActive uses encapsulated ingredients. This means that the power and activity level of the ingredients are preserved therefore delivering powerful results for each treatment every time. Each ingredient is encapsulated with either a liposome or lipid microstructure that ensures delivery of quality measured powerful ingredients into the skin for optimal results.


Here are a few of the key ingredients in the IonActives:


A clearing ingredient, perfect for preventing breakouts in Acne prone and congested skin.


Hyaluronic Acid

A hydrating active that delivers intense moisture to dry & dehydrated skin whilst calming sensitised skin and helping to build the skin’s natural defense.



A brightening concentrated active that helps to inhibit pigmentation resulting in a more balanced skin tone. The ingredient also works to control pigment production therefore helping to prevent future pigmentation developing.



A firming concentrated active with an amazing 1% microencapsulated Retinol to address the visible signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and discolouration.



Why do I need this treatment?

Challenging skin conditions such as premature skin aging, acne and dehydration often need more intense, invasive treatments in order to show dramatic results.
Not everyone has the time for long treatments but still want the results. The IonActive Power Treatment allows your skin to receive the benefits of an intensified treatment in only 45 minutes, with no discomfort or down time.



How does it work?

IonActive is performed by highly trained and experienced Dermalogica skin therapists.

The IonActive Power Treatment works with the skin’s natural biology to produce enhanced benefits. With each treatment completely personalised according to your Face Mapping skin analysis, to determine which key actives will be applied to your skin. Available concentrates include:

  • Retinol to firm and reduce visible signs of skin aging.
  • Niacinamide to control and prevent adult acne breakouts.
  • Hyaluronic Acid to relieve dehydrated and / or sensitized skin.
  • Oligopeptide to brighten hyperpigmentation for a more balanced skin tone.

After these actives are applied to the skin, they become “supercharged” with thermal activity generated by your skin therapist, who uses heating or cooling Gelloids (massage medium-masque hybrids) and the latest technology to drive ingredients faster and further into your skin. Technology used can be Galvanic, High Frequency, ultrasonic, Ultrasound and LED (Light-Emitting Diode) Therapy, depending on your specific skin needs.



What can I expect from an Ionactive Treatment?

You will immediately find your skin revived and refreshed. Most clients notice further visible results immediately after treatment. You can expect to see even more progression of results after a few days and across a course of treatments. Whilst results will depend on your specific skin condition and how frequently you receive IonActive Power Treatments, you will immediately find your skin to :

  • Be brighter.
  • Be revitalised.
  • Have less fine lines and wrinkles
  • Have less visible breakouts
  • Have an improved skin texture
  • Have a more balanced skin tone.



How do I treat my Skin after an IonActive Treatment?

Your skin condition at the time of treatment, skin concerns and dedication to a good skin care routine post treatment impact the frequency and results of IonActive Power Treatments.

If you follow a good skincare routine at home this will maintain your general skin health and the results of your Ionactive treatment. Ask your skin therapist for a customised Dermalogica skin care regimen.


If you would like to know more about IonActive please call the salon to book for a consultation on 02392 380 692.


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