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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.
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.
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.
19 thoughts on “Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review”
Totally agree with you on what I look for in a exfoliator. I've used this one as well and love the effect.
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!
This seems amazing! Great timing, as I'm looking for a new exfoliator 🙂
I've been enjoying this one too!
I'd like to try this, sounds like it worked really well for you!
I had no idea that rice could have so many benefits to the skin. This sounds like a good exfoliator.
I love this stuff so much.
The more I hear about this the more I want to try it. It sounds amazing.
I love this product and make sure that I always keep it in stock. It's amazing.
This is one of my all-time favorite exfoliants!
Not sure I've ever used a rice-based exfoliator before. Thanks for the review!
This sounds amazing!
I really want to give this a try!
I love exfoliation, too. This is one of my faves!
I've heard some great things about this exfoliator. I might needta break down and try it!
Thanks for this review, it sounds really great, especially the keeping your skin grease-free!
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!
This one has gotten good ratings for a while now! It's really great for sensitive skin.
I adore this product, it's such a winner and I've never met anyone it DIDN'T work for.