Supercalifragilisticexfiolicatious – Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant


In the last post we looked at an excellent exfoliating mask for sensitive skin. Today’s product is for those of you who want all of that lovely smoothing exfoliating goodness but don’t have time for a mask.

Say Hello Smoothie to Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. Yes that’s right, it’s a superfoliant, like a superhero of the exfoliating world.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant comes in powder format, like grey ash. Be careful not to tip out too much. You only need around half a teaspoon of powder. Rub together on wet hands to create a thin paste, then massage this all over the face for around a minute. It feels textured, but not gritty or harsh.

It’s a powerful product, and whilst it did leave my skin feeling very smooth, it also left it slightly red, though this subsided within a minute or two. I wouldn’t recommend this if your skin is ultra-sensitive and easily irritated.

Active ingredients here include Japanese charcoal to purify the skin, Niacinamide for brightening, and Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract help guard against the damaging effects of pollution. So even though it’s only on your skin for a short amount of time, it brings a lot to the party. Any serums or moisturisers you use afterwards will sink in so much better.

As with any exfoliating treatment, use in conjunction with a good facial sunscreen.

This is a good product to have in your skincare toolkit, particularly if you’re over 40, or if you live in a city and are subject to daily grime and pollution. Skin gets less adept at renewing itself the older we get, so if you want to recapture that glow, you’ll have to give it a bit of help in buffing away the grot.

Product details

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is widely available in full size (57g, RRP £57) and travel size (shown here – 13g, RRP £17). The travel size is currently reduced to £13.99 on Amazon. 

I bought this product as part of the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar


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  • Oh no, I dont think this would be for me. My skin is so sensitive, and it is hard to find awesome stuff that dont hurt my skin.

    • I think that’s a fair point Sheri. Whilst exfoliation is very important, you do have to be careful if your skin is very sensitive. Maybe an exfoliating toner like Pixi Glow Tonic would be good for you?

  • This sounds like a super product! I really ought to start using things like this – I am terrible with my skincare routine!

    • I think it’s something that a lot of us could benefit from as our skin gets less effective at renewing itself as we get older. The great thing about exfoliating is that you do pretty much see instant results, and you skin will be smoother and more glowing straight away.