Monday, January 10, 2011

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - The Perfect Daily Exfoliator!

I’ve always had a soft spot for Dermalogica products as when I’ve been for facials they have usually been Dermalogica facials and I’ve always been impressed with how my skin felt afterwards. So when I was sent their Daily Microfoliant to try, I was really looking forward to seeing how it performed.

When I first saw the product I assumed it would be some kind of gel or paste like a ‘normal’ exfoliator consistency, but when I lifted it I thought it was incredibly light, definitely too light to be a gel/paste etc.

Upon opening I found it was actually a powder, one that you mixed (about half a teaspoon’s worth) with the tiniest amount of water (either a couple of drops, or just onto very wet hands) to form a lovely creamy paste that you then apply to your face in circular motions for around 1 minute or so, avoiding the eye area. The rice-based powder is said to activate when it comes into contact with water to release Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice enzymes that all have exfoliating properties and will leave skin smoother and brighter.


It took a few attempts to perfect getting the best consistency but I have it sussed now and it works perfectly every time; in fact I’d go as far as to say that this product is probably the best exfoliating product that I’ve ever used. It’s not harsh on my skin at all, it actually feels silky and gentle to use and not at all scratchy; but it does smooth my skin so incredibly well... more so than I thought possible because of it being so lovely to use.

In my past use of exfoliators, I’ve found that smooth exfoliating gels/creams (with no ‘bits’) didn’t seem to exfoliate enough, which was pretty much the same for those with tiny ‘beads’ as they were too sparse to do any real exfoliation on my skin. I’ve had more success with really gritty exfoliation methods such as Darphin Age Defying Dermabrasion, which I still love (a lot) as my skin is always left beautifully smooth with that, but there’s no denying that it is rougher to use on the skin and my skin does actually go red for about 10 minutes after use.

The RRP for 75g of product is £38 but you’ll probably pay around £28 online at places like Look Fantastic etc. I personally don’t think that the product is excessively priced, although it’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination (unless you’re a millionaire) but I think it’s a fair price considering it works so well and lives up to its claims, and I don’t think you can put a price on that.

3 comments:

  1. After the first couple of disasters of using Dermalogica's Microfoliant (I ended up spilling half of it everywhere!), I fell in love and used it religiously for a few weeks. Then I started to get spots underneath the skin around my chin so I've had to stop using it! I was so disappointed because it really was a lovely product to use.

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  3. Sophie - Oh no, that's not good - is it because of the amount of exfoliation do you think, or a disagreement with the product itself? x

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