Last year I was fortunate enough to trial Dermalogica's new Phyto Replenish Oil* (post here), so I was over the moon when they reached out to see if I'd like to try out their new Daily Superfoliant*. The Daily Superfoliant's goal is to help fight environmental triggers which are known to accelerate skin agin. This is a powder formula which activates upon contact with water to create a sort of paste which cleans and detoxifies your pores. It has active charcoal ingredients to help pull pollutants and toxins from your skin and pores, and also has ingredients like niacinamide, red algae, and tara fruit to help guard against damaging effects of pollution. The fact that it aims to remove pollutants that build up during the day makes it ideal for night-time use.
While I don't live in a main city and am not (too) concerned with pollutants, I am game for anything that will help fight premature skin aging. I also love exfoliating cleansers but am always hesitant with products that may be too harsh or abrasive on my skin. Dermalogica's offering is finely milled to help avoid any abrasions, and after using it a few times it seems to be quite gentle yet effective. I do have more sensitive skin so in general, I make it a rule of thumb not to use exfoliating problems multiple days in a row. I'll usually space use of this one out to every other day, and sometimes will even alternate it with the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser that I'm (nearly) finished with. On a separate note, I thought I'd mention that I love the scent of the Dermalogica products I've tried, they're always fresh and botanical-like which is a-ok with me. The products remind me slightly of that similar to Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate - so if you're a fan of that, you'll likely be a fan of this brand.
I had my boyfriend test this out with me and he said it definitely did the job of cleansing. He did describe the product itself as rather thick (we may have used a little too much at once, the recommended amount is about 1 tsp - he was confused if the product was supposed to be a mask or a cleanser. He had to add a little more water to help break it down and massage it in. He commented that he liked how it felt exfoliating without being too rough. The next day he said his skin was nice and soft so the product definitely gets a thumbs up from him.
The product is similar in theory to the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Polishing Cleanser, which is one that I've used throughout 2016. Dermalogica also has another version, the Daily Microfoliant which seems to have quite a large following. It seems a few have done comparisons on the two as the Dermalogica offering is quite similar to the Tatcha product - both are rice-based enzyme powders that activate when in contact with water. This one claims to smooth the skin, accelerate skin renewal, and balance skin pigmentation. It also has products of green tea, ginkgo, and oatmeal to help calm inflammation and leave your skin clear and refreshed. This may be a good alternative if fighting pollutants isn't something high on your list. I haven't personally tried the Dermalogica one, but a few comparison posts I've seen have said that the Dermalogica one is slightly cheaper and a better bang for your buck.
Overall I really like the idea of the Daily Superfoliant and skincare is something that was big for me in 2016, and something that will likely continue through 2017. Your skin is definitely worth investing in, so take that extra step to take care of it! I'll be sure to keep using this product over the next few months and will definitely keep you all posted on my skin results.
The Daily Superfoliant is available at Ulta, both in stores and online. It is also available in a smaller travel size, which I personally think is great when trying out a new product. It's cheaper and in a smaller quantity, so you can really decide for yourself if you like the product before investing. Dermalogica is a great brand to invest in, although pricey, it is an investment in your skin's health and "fitness." Brownie points because Dermalogica is based in Southern California and is also Cruelty Free!
Will you be giving the Daily Superfoliant a try? Do let me know your thoughts on the product if you do!
*DISCLOSURE: PRODUCTS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK ARE PR SAMPLES/GIFTS. ALL CONTENT AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN.