Price R1 180
Get it at authorised Dermalogica spas, salons, and skin centres nationwide
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Most brand’s have at least one cult product that anyone even remotely interested in beauty or skincare would be hard-pressed not to know by name. For Dermalogica, it has to be Daily Microfoliant (followed very closely by Precleanse).
Being a big fan of this cult creation (despite a rather traumatic first experience with it) I was beyond excited to try the new AGE smart Daily Superfoliant, which boasts the same brilliant benefits and then some! The difference? A big focus on anti-pollution skincare and in fighting the environmental triggers that accelerate skin ageing. Ingredients like Activated Binchotan Charcoal help to attract, bind and flush away pollutants that would otherwise stick to skin, clog pores and accelerate the ageing process. A combination of some of the best physical, chemical and enzymatic exfoliants works to dissolve the protein bonds between old skin cells, gently exfoliate and resurface the skin. And then there’s niacinamide, which works as an anti-inflammatory and a powerful anti-oxidant to fight free radicals.
The result is smoother, softer, more purified skin, deeply cleansed pores and increased protection again environmental ageing. It also feels fantastic! Like the regular Microfoliant, you apply it using wet hands by emulsifying a small amount and then smoothing it over your skin. Rubbing in circular motions stimulates the physical exfoliation process, while the chemical and enzymatic exfoliants get to work at the same time. I find it has a slighter stronger scent that the Microfoliant and of course the colour is grey rather than white thanks to the charcoal. It makes for some Halloween-like selfies!
The results are immediate, something I always appreciate, and my skin feels instantly smoother, fresher and healthier the second I have rinsed and dried my face. I can tell this is going to become my new favourite professional exfoliator and I’m going to have to hold myself back from overusing it.
Tip If you have very sensitive skin, apply the Superfoliant (or the Microfoliant if you are just starting out) on alternate days until your skin gets used to it. Don’t apply it if your skin is irritated, sunburned or if you have recently had a professional exfoliation treatment such as a peel.