Smoothing Things Out – A Revised Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

Right chaps. This is a quick confession/review/update.

Some of you may remember this post regarding the November Glossybox. Those of you who do might also remember my confusion and reluctance towards the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Such an unusual product. A powder similar to a kind of talc but one which is supposedly an amazing exfoliant? I failed to see how. Surely something so soft and powdery could do no useful damage to the rubbish dry top layers of my face?

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So it turns out I LOVE IT.
It’s not abrasive, which is actually quite nice. It foams a bit when you mix it with water which I assume is some kind of genius chemical reaction.

My skin is now SO stupidly soft I keep touching my face at work. Yes, that probably looks as bizarre as it sounds. I’m fully aware of this. I assume something in the mild acids that the product uses are removing the layers, rather than having to put some good old fashioned elbow grease in and scrub away at my forehead until it burns slightly.

Just to be clear, I don’t have skin like a rhino. Sorry if I implied I was suffering from an excessively rough and tough face. That’s a bit much. I just like the added softness I’ve noticed since starting to use the Dermalogica powder. It’s super gentle and happily doesn’t dry my skin out at all.

I had a bit of a snoop through did some investigating of the various ingredients and perks, and apparently:
“Rice Bran and Rice extracts gently microfoliate the skin’s surface to facilitate penetration of the brightening complex.
Papain Enzyme and Salicylic Acid help dissolve excess surface cells.
Skin Brightening Complex of Licorice, Aspergillus and Grapefruit helps even skin tone.”

Well that all sounds very nice. I can’t claim to have noticed any brightening but I genuinely do think that my face, the apples of my cheeks especially, look much less red when I get out of the shower and my skin seems to absorb my moisturiser a bit better than it did before.

Apparently it’s a ‘model’s favourite’ product and, although I wasn’t sure about the reliability of this claim at first, I can see that there may be some truth to it. It’s quick and easy to use and fairly reasonably priced.

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Lastly, I mentioned in the November Glossybox review post that I suspected this Microfoliant might be a bit messy due to the fact that it’s a talc-like powder. Turns out I was wrong about that too. I must just be too distrusting. A gentle tap knocks just enough product into your hands to use and, unless you happened to sneeze first, the powder is soon turned to a paste (you mix it with a few drops of water) and applied as easily as any other exfoliant.
Silly me. I must remember to give things a proper chance in future, before deeming them ridiculous and slapdash. Seems those models are on to something after all.

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