Dermalogica - Daily Microfoliant®


Daily Microfoliant®

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant® is suitable for all skin conditions except users of medically prescribed exfoliating products.
This unique, rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates, dulling debris to instantly leave the skin noticeably smoother and brighter. The unique skin-brightening complex helps even skin tone and balance uneven skin pigmentation. Vitamin C along with papain enzyme and salicylic acid gently microfoliate the skin’s surface to facilitate penetration of the brightening complex and help dissolve excess surface cells. Gentle enough for daily use.

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Gentle, yet exfoliates!

This particular exfoliant does an amazing job in proving that just because it's meant to be abrasive, it doesn't have to be rough!

This comes in a white container with a grey screw cap. While I would ideally prefer a flip lid for it, it actually isn't as hard as I thought it would be to use this. You get access to the exfoliant through two holes at the top.

In order to use it, you have to mix it with some water. With a cupped hand that already has some water in the palm, you can then put some of the microexfoliant into your hand, and mix it all together.

This has the scent of rice, which isn't surprising. It also ends up making a nice paste that doesn't strip your skin, but makes it feel nice and soft instead.

If you're after a rough rub on the skin, this isn't it. If you're looking for something that does a good job of cleaning your skin without hurting it, then you've found it!



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Gentle Exfoliant

This product lasts for so long. It's quite pricey and there are a whole bunch of alternatives now. I love that you can take it for traveling without issue. It makes your skin silky soft without any dry patches and doesn't over do it in the exfoliation department. Because it doesn't have large particles or plastic beads it's great for sensitive skin. It's also gentle enough for daily use!



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Gentle exfoliator

This is a dry scrub that you mix with water to form a paste then apply. I have to say it's more finicky than the traditional scrubs. It took me a couple of times to figure out the best way to use this, and what works for me is pouring some onto wet hands, then rubbing on the face.
It's not the easiest to use, the lid is difficult to screw on with a handful of powder, and it's easy to waste product.
For the product itself, it's a lovely gentle everyday exfoliator. To me it was more like a creamy cleanser because I prefer my physical scrubs to have more particles.
My skin felt cleaner and smoother afterwards, so it works well. I love how gentle it is, my skin did not feel irritated or dry afterwards. There is no scent, which I love.
This is quite an expensive product so I'm not sure I would repurchase, but I did enjoy it.



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Holy Grail Exfoliator!!

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this, my ultimate skin saviour yet!! I'm onto my second purchase (each one lasts such a long time, so the exxy price tag actually turns out quite good value for money) and with daily use, Dermologica's Microfoliant has been so kind and transformative to my sensitive skin woes.
In the past, exfoliators often left my skin red and irritated, this does the opposite, I leave the shower with the softest skin feeling and over time this product has helped to clear redness, as well as uneven skin tone. The texture of my skin has been completely transformed and I've also noticed a reduction in the size of my pores.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough!!



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Skin saviour

This products has rescued my skin for years, a few years ago not only did it only improve my already great skin but for the past year has helped with my combination skin problem that has occurred. I use this on a daily basis one a day and I couldn't imagine my skin care routine without it! The best investment I ever made was purchasing this product from dermalogica and I highly recommend it to anyone.



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Feels so amazing on the skin!

Dermalogica Daily Micofoliant is the first product I've ever tried from the brand. I'm sold. It's a powder formulation which you dissolve between damp fingers and massage gently into the skin. I can't believe I've only just started using this now - I'm hooked! It's not harsh or abrasive on the skin at all and I feel so fresh afterwards. No wonder it won the award in 2013!



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Soft, smooth, glowing skin!

I am absolutely in love with this product. I never thought much of exfoliants until I tried this. The grainyness of this is perfect everyday for a gentle but effective exfoliant. It's also safe to pour down the drain as the "beads" is just rice (biodegradable). This leaves your skin so soft, smooth, hydrated and luminous. It really helps your moisturiser sink into your skin and be effective too. Very happy with this :)



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I didn't realize facial scrubs could actually be this good

I saw this every year in Insytle's Best Beauty Buys, but never purchased as I thought 'how good can scrub be?'. But then I bought it and learned how wrong I was! It can be really amazing! I was previously using St Ives Apricot Scrub, which was fine, it did the job. But this scrub leaves my skin radiant, less red and just so fresh.
It's a generous bottle for the price. Now it's a bit weird for a scrub, it isn't a gel or moist consistency, it comes out as a powder, so be weary when you use it, it says on the instructions to use half a teaspoon, I don't even use that.
So once its in your hand, you moisten it and it starts to sort of dissolve as you scrub it on your face. It has a rice flour kind of smell, and a milky consistency when wet. It feels very soothing while it scrubs also, which is nice.
I have found my pores are cleaner and less noticeable with this scrub and my skin isn't as red, I have had less 'stress' pimples too.
I really love this product and will absolutely repurchase!!


Be careful when you first use it, as it can be a bit of surprise as to the consistency of it!

Ideal for

This product is appropriate for anyone I believe, even people with very sensitive skin



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love this product...really helps my face to clear out blemishes and gives radiant and glow. It's not harsh unlike other exfoliating scrubs. Not drying on my face and makes my face oil free for long hours evev without using face powder. This is my holy grail for having a skin clear. I will be in love with this product for lifetime, even if it's pricey, it's really worth having it to my skincare...;)



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Best in Beauty 2014 - Best. Exfoliant. Ever.

If Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons ever used Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant he would say: "Best. Exfoliant. Ever." There are many imitations around, but the original is indeed the best. Daily Microfoliant already has a number of accolades to its name, and it gets my vote to add another best exfoliant award to the collection.

Daily Microfoliant is a white powder which comes in a container with a sifter. The first time you use it you wonder how on earth it could scrub your skin. After dispensing a small amount into the palm of your hand, adding water, and working it into a paste, you become even more sceptical that this “paste” could leave your skin smooth and glowing. After washing it off your face, you see something magical. Your skin feels baby soft, and is amazingly smooth. Your skin also imparts this healthy glow, and has such an amazingly refined texture. Daily Microfoliant has worked its magic!

Despite being named “Daily” Microfoliant, I have never used it on a daily basis – I have never had the need. I generally only use it a couple of times a week to keep my skin smooth and soft. Therefore, despite the fact it seems very expensive, one container lasts some time. It is a skincare investment which really pays off!

I am not sure what else could be said about this magic powder, except to say that you should give it a try. You will most likely be pleased with the results, and only disappointed that you have a new addiction. This is the queen of all exfoliants, and I really hope it takes out another Best in Beauty award – it sure does deserve it!

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