Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review


About two years ago when I first started subscribing to birchbox, I saw many people receive and rave about the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I wasn’t fortunate to receive it in my box but have since been curious about it. Finally, two years later, I was able to get my hands on a few packets to sample and I’m happy to say it was worth the wait. In fact, as soon as I need a new exfoliator, I will get this one!

This product is described as:

“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”

One thing that sets this apart from other exfoliators is that this comes as a dry powder. You dispense a small amount of product into wet hands, rub hands together to form a paste and then apply this paste to your face. You rub this paste on your face for about a minute, rinse clean and you’re done!

Because it’s a powder, it can be a little messy but you get used to that and develop a system that works. The first time I used it, my hands weren’t wet enough so I ended up making a huge mess when turning on the water with my hands full of powder. I didn’t make that mistake again 🙂 I think as long as your hands are wet enough, the powder will not be a problem.

I don’t know how to describe the scent, but it’s very pleasant and mild. So mild in fact that I didn’t notice it the first two times I used it. The powder is really fine so it’s not abrasive to you skin and should be gentle enough for sensitive skin. Even though it’s gentle, I still feel a difference after using it. My skin feels so soft- my husband even commented once how soft my skin was!

I only have a few foil packets, so I can’t comment on longer term use, but I’m sure the 300+ reviews on or the 400+ reviews on have something to say about that. I’m excited to start using it more regularly so I can see if my skin retains this smoothness and brightness.

What are your thoughts on this product?