2 Jul 2015

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - Review

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My new job has made my life hectic. Long hours at work and irregular weekends. But somehow I feel contented that I am finally doing something which I spent learning around 4 years of my life.

Switching on to the blogger mode, I have become quite experimental with my skin care these days. I have decided not to splurge on makeup and concentrate on finding my perfect skin care regime.

After lots of trial and errors, I have come to learn that not all products meant for dry-combi skin suit me. I still get my pimples now and then if I don’t care enough.  But again, not all products meant for pimples suit me. For ex: salicylic acid based face washes tend to irritate my skin. Same with multani mitti! So I need to find a balance and stick to it for good.

In my hunt of finding my perfect skin care, I got to try a mild everyday exfoliator called the daily microfoliant from dermatologica. I found this during my search for a treatment peel from a brand called amore pacific. I tried it in one of the beauty boxes and it suited my skin so much! But unfortunately it is not available easily in India. Now off to the review.

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - Review

 
REVIEW OF DERMALOGICA MICROFOLIANT

My Skin Type:
Acne Prone and tends to get dry and flaky around my nose and mouth.
Extremely sensitive. Salicylic acid tends to aggravate the sensitivity more.

About the Product: Gentle, daily use exfoliating powder for all skin conditions. Unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Our unique Skin Brightening Complex helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis. Not recommended for users of medically-prescribed exfoliation products. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Price: Rs. 975/- for 13g from flipkart.

The product comes in a small teeny tiny plastic bottle. The product is a finely milled white colored powder which kind of diffuses into mild lathering white liquid on contact with water. 

I am not a big fan of the packing. Though a small bottle will last long, since the dispenser is wide mouthed, a lot of product falls out when I use it without caution and once the product gets even mildly wet, there is no putting it back!  

This product is to be used daily on cleansed skin. When I used it for the first time, apart from smooth and sqeaky clean feeling, I did not feel anything great. But as we all know, one should never judge a skin care product in one use (unless you are allergic to it). I used it with my morning routine. Even after a week’s usage I was not pretty impressed by it. So I decided to try using it with my night time routine. I was my face every night with my trusted Himalaya neem face wash and after rinsing it off, I will use this product and massage it for about a minute.

Somehow this product which was latent till then started to work for me instantly! In just three days, my skin looked brighter and the scars left by my acne started fading away. In a week, the pigmentation around the corners of my mouth and chin started lightening. And the best part is, my face did not feel dry at all. Usually when I was my face at night, I get that stretchy feeling around my mouth. But after including this in my routine, my face felt fantastic. Every morning I wake up to see my face getting better and better. No irritation and no huge breakouts.

During the two months of usage, I never felt the need to go and get my otherwise regular salon clean up.   This product is a must have for girls suffering from pigmentation related issues and problematic skin.

Yes it is pricey but it works! And this tiny bottle still has some product left after using it almost every day for around two months.

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Key Highlights of the Product

Great product for pigmentation, spots and acne scars
Does not dry out the skin. Great for dry flaky skin!
Extremely mild and can be used every day even for my sensitive skin.
The smoothened and brightened effect is instantaneous – just after one use!
Visible difference in just a week’s time.
Did not flare up my acne. In fact I realized that I am not having any breakouts when I use this but I cannot attribute that to the effectiveness of this product.
You don’t have to visit the parlors to get a clean up. It is life changing!
Pricey.
I am not a fan of the nozzle.

Indian Beauty Maniac’s Rating
5/5

It is so much more than an everyday exfoliator. You should try it to feel the goodness! I have already purchased my second bottle. Highly recommended. 

Have you tried Dermalogica products? Tell me about it!

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