One of Dermalogica's best sellers, it is no surprise that Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a cult favorite among beauty editors, celebrities, skin critics and consumers alike. It has been raved, written and spoken about since decades and has slowly but steadily been replacing run of the mill, drugstore exfoliators and so called 'scrubs' in bathroom cabinets and skincare stashes worldwide. What is important to remember is that skin is extremely delicate and cannot be scrubbed with abrasive beads and peach kernels.
Regular exfoliators and scrubs usually come in a gel like formula, containing a generous amount of exfoliating beads thrown in to make you believe as if you're doing a good job at scrubbing your skin. These beads are the main culprit in spreading infection. If you consult a Dermatologist however, they will never advise you to use these scrubs hence modern day exfoliating products such as Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant with it's ultra fine, non abrasive exfoliating properties get all the praise they deserve. The formula of the Microfoliant is gentle yet effective meaning it will surely slough off dead skin cells, reveal bright fresh skin and leave skin baby soft, without irritating or aggravating it at all.
Exfoliation vs Microfoliation
The process of Exfoliation can be carried out in two ways via modern day skincare products. One is using liquid exfoliators and one is via uniquely developed formulas such as Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Unlike regular exfoliators, Microfoliation is a process which not only polishes the top most layer of the skin but in fact reaches the epidermis. Here it helps get rid of congestion and promotes healthy skin cell production.
Why do we need to exfoliate?
Exfoliation is the single most important and therapeutic thing you can do for your skin from the comfort of your home. Contrary to popular believe, Exfoliation does not thin the skin but simply sheds skin from the surface. The process in fact thickens the two underlying live layers of the epidermis to make the skin healthier and even look better.
- It helps prevent and control acne breakouts
- It helps other skincare ingredients penetrate better into your skin
- It helps remove unwanted brown discolorations
- It improves the application of self tanners
- It reduces the need for makeup as it leaves skin even toned
Exfoliating not only helps clear up any active breakouts, but prevents future breakouts by removing clogging dead cells hence being appropriate for acne prone skin as well.
Skincare experts usually recommend Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant as a Winter essential. Although people feel that the most amount of cleansing and exfoliating should be done in warmer, more humid months, it is actually more important to stick to a strict exfoliation routine in the colder months when skin is flaky, chapped and more prone to congestion due to the weather.
A special aspect about Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is that it's suspended in a powder format meaning the unique ingredients are only activated when in contact with water, giving the user optimum results. This way the formula has a longer shelf life as well, maintaining all the goodness of ingredients and keeping it intact until the day you plan to use it.
What's amazing is that the formula is not gritty or scratchy meaning it can be used on the most sensitive skins as a part of a daily skincare regime. Having said that, it is also known to be thorough enough to resurface skin and get rid of any dead skin cells. Brighter, more luminous skin is a guaranteed and visible result of using the product on any skin type thus making it a winter skincare must-have.