Dermalogica’s iconic Daily Microfoliant has been one of my most beloved beauty essentials for years, so when the brand launched their second powder exfoliant earlier this month, I knew I had to give it a try right away.
The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant ($58) is a resurfacing, anti-pollution exfoliating powder designed to smooth skin, fight environmental damage and purify the skin.
Besides the fact this powder is grey (thanks to the Activated Binchotan Charcoal within), the formula is quite different from the original; it’s much more active and I found it to be quite intense the first time I used it (my skin felt… tingly). As part of Dermalogica’s AGE Smart collection, it focuses on fighting the signs of aging while also guarding against the damaging effects of pollution.
The formula takes daily exfoliation to a whole new level as the charcoal adsorbs irritating pollutants and detoxifies pores. The powder is mixed with water to activate skin-smoothing enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, which can be accustomed to your liking (just add more water for a thinner, more gentle texture).
I found the powder also foamed up a little more than the original Microfoliant, with a creamier texture. As the name suggests, it can be used daily, but if you have quite sensitive skin I’d recommend gradually working it into your routine to acclimate your skin to it. I like to keep the bottle in my shower for mess-free mixing!
Instantly, my skin felt incredibly soft. It’s a bit harder to gauge the long-term detoxifying effects, but my complexion looked rosy, glowing and not at all irritated—so that’s a great start.
If you’ve tried the original or want to incorporate an anti-pollution product into your routine, you might want to give this one a shot!
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant retails for $58 and is available online at ulta.com as well as authorized Dermalogica spas.
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