It’s day 22 of the 2020 GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar and if you’ve opened your box, you’ll know exactly what was inside!
Today’s beauty treat was skincare brand Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant – a gentle exfoliator that’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth!
Why Is Exfoliating Important?
So, what happens if we don’t exfoliate? Our skin rids itself of dead skin cells quickly – around 30,000 dead skin cells a minute apparently. But, although your body gets rid of these dead skin cells naturally, they don’t completely disappear. Some can stick around on the surface of the skin for much longer than we want them to. And this can cause all sorts of unwanted skin problems, such as a dull complexion and breakouts.
What Does A Microfoliant Do?
Gentle enough for all skin types, this Daily Microfoliant brightens the skin, whilst simultaneously working to prevent breakouts. A microfoliant will leave skin looking brighter, smoother and instantly revived. Dermalogica’s rice-based powder formula is more gentle than other methods of manual exfoliation products, for example scrubs and facial brushes.
What’s The Difference Between A Microfoliant And A Superfoliant?
A microfoliant is known for its smoothing and brightening abilities, whereas a superfoliant can resurface skin and help prevent premature signs of pollution-related ageing.
What Are The Key Ingredients And How Do They Work?
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant contains a number of key ingredients including:
- Salicylic Acid – Helps the skin to shed dead cells and decreases redness and inflammation.
- BHA Exfoliant – Helps to get rid of acne and shed the unwanted build-up of dead skin.
- Rice Enzymes – These have impressive brightening effects.
- Papain – An enzyme from the papaya fruit. Papain can lighten discolouration, improve firmness and fight off free radical damage.
Together these active ingredients rid the skin of dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking complexion. To ensure it’s suitable for even the most delicate skin, Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant also contains ingredients that soothe and moisturise. Colloidal oatmeal, gingko and green tea provide exfoliated skin with the hydration it needs to stay healthy and smooth.
How To Use Your Dermalogica Microfoliant
This incredibly powerful combination of ingredients activates when it comes into contact with water, releasing a variety of ingredients and enzymes onto the surface of your skin.
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