Many times I’ve seen micro-exfoliating powders and wondered if the hassle during application it is really worth it. I don’t mean to be lazy but convenience is of the essence when it comes to cleansing twice a day and daily skincare routines. Despite my reservations I decided to give exfoliating powders a go and see for myself if all that extra work actually pays off. This one in particular is a combination of rice powder for face and Salicylic Acid which is generally a great new combination more than suitable to brighten the skin and keep blemishes at bay.
Dermatologica Daily Microfoliant* (£31 for 74g) came in a compact packaging, no scent and clear instructions. This type of products are supposed to pack a bit more straight than your average cleanser but not be quite strong enough as a AHA or BHA chemicals peals meant to be used at home. The combination of ingredients such as rice powder, that is also famous for naturally brightening the skin complexion and Salicylic Acid used mostly in acne treatments proved that this could be a great daily exfoliator. This Dermatologica micro exfoliating powder is meant to deliver a great balance of ingredient and be gentle enough for daily use. Before I talk about the actual effect of the product keep in mind that application of this product can be quite messy. The product comes is a nice compact plastic bottle, also perfect for travelling. This product is meant to be used on cleansed skin (it does not remove makeup) more like a second more thorough cleanse. When you open the lid there are two hole entries depositing the white and slightly grainy powder. When mixed with water the powder emulsify into creamy consistency, depending on the amount of water you add on. Few drops of water mixed in with pea size of the product seems to work best for me, since then the consistency look like a creamy paste. On the skin it feels rather smooth and non-scratchy despite some little lumps. After use my skin felt very normal, without any irritation, tight or stripped type of feeling. Desptite the strong ingredients it felt very gentle and my skin looked and felt properly cleansed a bit brighter and more balanced. What I really liked is the effect on my t-zone that looked far less oily and less congested. After using daily for about a week now I think that this micro exfoliator is excellent product for both normal to dry and oily complexions. I’m not sure if i will include it as part of my daily routine, since application s a bit of a hassle but it is a great new addition to my bi-weakly pamper routine, just so I can get more deeper and proper skin cleanse.
*PR sample. All views are my own