Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

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Exfoliation is an integral part of my skincare regimen. I do it three times a week to unclog pores and purge impurities. However, I’m extremely fussy when it comes to exfoliants: I loathe anything abrasive and discard those that are too gentle. I want to feel some grit but not to the point of scratchy.Will Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant please me? read further for the deets!

Made from rice-based formula which activates upon contact with water, Daily Microfoliant ($52, 2.6 oz) is Dermalogica’s long-term best seller. I had the opportunity to try it out myself and was delighted with the texture, feel, and outcome.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Allantoin, Papain, Salicylic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Cyclodextrin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Hexylene Glycol.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

Unknown to most of us, rice has several benefits on the skin. Rice bran is rich in antioxidants while rice water soothes the skin and helps heal acne. During a trip to Japan in the late 90s, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand noticed the very bright and supple hands of women working in rice fields. Intrigued, she shared her experience and vision with Dr. Diana Howard, Dermalogica’s VP of Research & Development. In 2001, Daily Microfoliant was launched.

Unlike other facial exfoliants I have tried in the past, this brand is lather-free. Upon contact with water, it transforms into a creamy paste with minute rice particles. I can feel the grit minus the harshness. For maximum exfoliation, I rub it onto my face in circular motion for one minute and then rinse. It leaves my skin feeling taut, clean and virtually grease-free as the day progresses. My only complain is its dispensing mechanism (similar to salt/pepper shaker) as I find myself using more than what is needed, waste not want not….

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a dermatologist-tested exfoliant that does the job as it claims, Daily Microfoliant is worth checking out.



  1. November 11, 2014 / 8:24 am

    Totally agree with you on what I look for in a exfoliator. I've used this one as well and love the effect.

  2. November 11, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Excellent review, Kath! How would you compare this to the TATCHA Classic Rice Enzyme Powder? I love that one and have used it for a long tim!

  3. November 11, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    I had no idea that rice could have so many benefits to the skin. This sounds like a good exfoliator.

  4. November 11, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I love this stuff so much.

  5. November 11, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    The more I hear about this the more I want to try it. It sounds amazing.

  6. November 11, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    I love this product and make sure that I always keep it in stock. It's amazing.

  7. November 11, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    This is one of my all-time favorite exfoliants!

  8. November 11, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Not sure I've ever used a rice-based exfoliator before. Thanks for the review!

  9. November 12, 2014 / 3:04 am

    I really want to give this a try!

  10. November 12, 2014 / 6:49 am

    I love exfoliation, too. This is one of my faves!

  11. November 12, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    I've heard some great things about this exfoliator. I might needta break down and try it!

  12. November 12, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Thanks for this review, it sounds really great, especially the keeping your skin grease-free!

  13. November 12, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Huh! This is pretty awesome. How do you get it out of the bottle – do you just shake a little into your hand? I feel like my skin is pretty sensitive to exfoliants, but I like the idea of a lather-free cleanser!

  14. November 12, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    This one has gotten good ratings for a while now! It's really great for sensitive skin.

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