Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – My Family Ties


Daily Microfoliant

I first discovered this product about 12 years ago when I was looking for an exfoliator that was a little more gentle on the skin rather that the grainy exfoliators that I was used to.

After some searching I came accross the Dermalogica brand and decided to trial the Daily Microfoliant, I have used it ever since with really positive results.

It comes in a 75 g container with a screw top, and the recognisable colours, grey and white, of Dermalogica.  This is a gentle exfoliant that will work for any skin type, which is fantastic.

This is a rice based product and apparently the softening properties of the rice enzymes were said to be discovered in the rice fields of China, where the women working in the rice paddies discovered that their hands became very soft and youthful from having their hands in the rice and the water the plants grew in daily.

When you unscrew the lid you notice a salt shaker like top to it and you only need a little as it will foam up a little, say only about 1/2 a teaspoon, onto a clean wet hands and then you will have a sort of white paste which you can apply to your face and neck as you would your usual exfoliant. You may need to add a little more water which will emulsify it further and will be easier to spread around, it only needs a couple of minutes and you are done.  Clean, lovely skin in just a couple of minutes which is easy to incorporate into your morning routine.

The white powder is only activated when you add water and on contact releases rejuvenating Papain with enzymes to gently remove dead skin cells, and Salicylic acid ( often referred to as  Beta Hydroxy Acid –  BHA) a non-irritating pore deep exfoliant which will help you get rid of dry dead skin, blemishes and whiteheads and blackheads.

With the three pronged attack of the Rice Enzymes, the Papain and the Salicylic acid  the result is really soft smooth skin and although it says daily I use this about 2-3 times a week and find that is enough for my skin.  What is really noticeable from your first use of this product is that the skin looks fresher, brighter and has a more even look to it,  as the skin is being encouraged to renew itself.

I really like the gentle nature yet real results of this exfoliant, if like me you have sensitive skin with uneven patches from sun damage and want that clean, soft skin, then this is the product for you, I have recommended this time and again to friends and family as a product to show you the results you actually want from a gentle exfoliator.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 75 g £41.30 


  1. August 6, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    This sounds great! I suffer from sensitive skin and get dry patches on my skin particularly when my Crohn's disease flares. Gentle exfoliates do help and this one sounds perfect thank you!

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:29 am

      It is so gentle but really does a great job – highly recommend it Tracey 🙂

  2. September 10, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    What a great product, I myself like to use an exfoliating scrub on my skin and the gentler the better. This product range sounds really good.

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

      It is so gentle Abigail you will love it 🙂

  3. Felicity kelly
    October 19, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    I'm looking for a great gentle exfoliator so will give this a whirl!

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

      It is very gentle Felicity, you will notice a huge difference 🙂

  4. November 12, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    I must admit, I haven't tried this yet, but my sister swears by it. Great blog x

  5. December 25, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Great Review!

  6. December 27, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    I really want to try this, thanks