Sunday, 9 October 2011

Review: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica- ''This unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.'' 

 Dermalogica's iconic Daily Microfoliant has been for years a highly sought after exfoliant. It's not a surprise this Daily Microfoliant won the Best Exfoliant as part of Beautyheaven's Glosscars Best in Beauty 2011 Award! I've heard and read so many stellar comments on this exfoliant and I was fortunate to have the chance to trial it out myself.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is encased in a sturdy plastic bottle with a twist top lid. The powder exfoliant is dispensed through the two holes at the top, so it's very easy to shake out the desired amount of product. I would prefer the addition of a sifter lid to avoid water from getting into the bottle.

20 cent sized amount of Daily Microfoliant
How to use:
1. Dispense about a 10 cent sized amount onto the palm of wet hands.
2. Rub your hands together to create a creamy paste.
3. Apply the cream microfoliant to your face in circular motions.
4. Massage the cream gently for about 1 minute to remove impurities from the skin surface.
5. Rinse thoroughly and apply your usual toner and moisturiser.

Since this exfoliant is in powder-form, you can create the perfect consistency which suits your needs just by mixng the powder with water. This is the first time I've used an exfoliant in powder-form and after a few uses, I found it very easy to use. I usually scrub and cleanse my face in the shower as it is convenient and I would avoid water running down the sides of my arms. With the use of the Daily Microfoliant, you're creating a paste so it doesn't get so messy as I thought it would! 
I wasn't too sure how many parts of powder to water to use as sometimes I would end up with a relatively dry paste and other times it would be too watery. The best way around this is to thoroughly wet one hand and have a little well of water in the palm of your hand. Use your other hand, which is dry, and add some exfoliant to the wet hand. Then join your hands together to create the paste and apply to the face.
The powder comprises of vitamin C alongside papain enzyme and salicylic acid which gently microfoliate the skin’s surface and leaving my skin to appear brighter and smoother. I love the fact that this exfoliant does not leave my skin feeling dry, tight and red.

I love the feel of using the Daily Microfoliant as it gently buffs and polishes my skin as I can  feel of the gentle micro-beads or particles doing their thing in removing impurities and grime from a long day outdoors or in the office. In general, most exfoliants I have used in the past reccomend to use it 2 to 3 times a week. However, Dermalogica's famous version of the exfoliant is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis. I always find that my skin needs a good scrub to remove all impurities I've picked up during the day, so I'm really glad Dermalogica has come up with an exfoliant that could be used daily to ensure skin is feeling fresh and squeaky clean!

Have you tried Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant before?
Which exfoliant is your Holy Grail?


Product was provided for consideration. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I did not receive remuneration to post this product review.


  1. Great review! I'm a huge fan of this! I also voted for it in Glosscars :)

  2. this exfoliant is my HG. I love it so much!! All of my other exfoliants have been thrown away, they are too harsh

  3. I've been trying a sample I have of this, and am finding it a little too rough for me.. but I keep seeing these reviews and I think I must be mixing it wrong. Will keep playing around with it, thanks for the review x

  4. @Su, Thank you! I'm so glad I found about it.

    @Tegan McIntosh, It has definitely become my HG too!

    @emmabovary, You could be right. Maybe add a little less exfoliant than usual and rub your hands together before applying the paste to your skin. Hope it works for you!

  5. I've never tried this! After reading your review, I will have to! Thank you for the post! x

  6. @Moxie Reviews™, No worries! I'm sure you will ♥ Dermalogica's Microfoliant

  7. Nice packaging! I’m dying to try this product. XD
    ~Pauline @Kallony