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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

October 20, 2012

Lately I have been experimenting with some new skincare, and this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is definitely quite a unique product. I have been using this for over a month, since I won it in the Lust Have It hamper (see post here). As I won this, I am not 100% sure on how much this costs in stores, but you can buy it on strawberrynet for $70.

This product is designed activate with water to micro-exfoliate you skin, leaving skin smoother and brighter. So when I first saw that is this a powder, I instantly thought that this would create a dense scrub that would be highly exfoliating - it doesn't. Instead, this is more like Alpha-H Liquid Gold that uses the ingredients to exfoliate at a micro level.

So you pour half a teaspoon into wet hands (in the photo above my hands are dry, for the purpose of showing the product), and you rub your hands together to form a paste. I made the paste below by applying a few drops of water onto my hands.

If you are like me, and you like your exfoliants to feel like they are scrubbing your face, then its best to use this product as a dry paste consistency which will dissolve the particles slower. If you apply too much water it does dissolve the particles quickly and you are just rubbing your face with a liquid.

Like I said before, I have been using this for over a month and I on average use this about twice a week. I am still not sure about how I feel about this product yet. This is designed to be a daily microfoliant so maybe I should ramp up my usage to see greater results. I find that I enjoy using this when I get a good consistency, but if you get the wrong consistency it just doesn't feel like it is doing much for my skin.

Great claims - exfoliate, brighten, smooth
Good ingredients
Can mix it to your preferred consistency
Potentially more gentle than products like Alpha-H Liquid Gold for people with sensitive skin?

If you get the wrong consistency it doesn't seem to work too well (in my opinion)
The powder is a little fiddly and can potentially get messy
It smells a lot like baking powder

Would I recommend it? If you love gentle exfoliants or you have sensitive skin, then this would be perfect for you. I know this gets great reviews all over the internet, and I want to love it, but I am yet to jump on that praising band wagon. Mind you, I have also been using some really good skin lately and my skin has been in a really good condition, so maybe I just haven't noticed the brightening and smoothing effects yet. It is an interesting product, and I still have high hopes for it... For the moment, I just think that for the price, you can get a product like Alpha-H Liquid Gold, and an exfoliant like St Ives Green Tea Scrub, for less than the cost of this Daily Microfoliant, and it will achieve the same, if not better, results. I will edit in a revision if my opinion changes at all in the near future.

Has anyone used this? Any tips on how I can use this more effectively?


  1. Thanks for the helpful review! My skin is super sensitive, so I'm always on the lookout for exfoliants that don't over-scrub or irritate my face. This seems like a good candidate :)


  2. Yes! It would be perfect for you! I really want to love this, and I think if I had sensitive skin then it would be a god send! Alas, I have tough skin that needs strong products :P

  3. so kat you are telling i should use it without any consultation

    1. If you have any serious skin sensitivities then you might need a consultation, but other than that, I don't see why you would need a consultation


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