Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday Beauty Buys

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

I do have sensitive, dry skin and struggled for years to find a brand that I was happy with . Although I can be a little more flexible now with the make up I use ,the creams I put on my skin can cause reactions that can unsettle my skin for weeks . When trying a new product I will look very carefully at what is in them and always ask for a sample first so I can test it before I buy a full size product.

Dermalogica is a brand that is excellent for sensitive skin and I find does not dry it out. I use a lot of products from this range and have done for many years now. I had wanted a daily scrub , but find many of the products available simply too rough for my fair skin and left me red and sore. Dermalogicas daily microfoliant does not do that - it is gentle enough to be used every day and does leave my skin smoother and brighter.

 I find to provide an even base for make up , using a gentle microfoliant is essential.  For me it is just not possible to use a harsher scrub every day - I might get away with it once a month . 

I follow this microfoliant with Dermalogicas skin smoothing cream. You don't need to overload your skin with good quality products.  I learnt this the hard way. If you are having problems with your skin breaking out it may be that you are just putting too much on it or using it too often. I find a thin layer of a good quality cream that your skin can absorb is much better for it than piling on loads of cheaper creams  that sit on the surface of your skin. A bottle of dermalogica can last me months . I get mine from Look Fantastic as you can get great discounts as a member. Check out Savoo for their codes for money off vouchers to be used at Look Fantastic as well. I've learnt over the years that it is actually more cost effective to buy a slightly more expensive product and use it all, than to buy lots of cheaper ones that you never finish and you can always get it cheaper by shopping around.

And the science!! The benefits of using a microfoliant/gentle scrub are that it gets rid of dead skin and impurities that can lead to a build up in your skin that in turn can lead to blemishes and blackheads. It also improves the skins ability to renew cells to help make your skin refreshed and glowing and tightens the skin which can help combat the early signs of ageing....yes please!

To use, after cleansing, you just add a little to wet hands and create a creamy paste. You apply to your face in circular motions for about a minute and then rinse with warm water. Simple. I've tried to show what it looks like dry and wet in these photos.

There are some really good microfoliants/scrubs out there and I have linked to a site below that gives a review of their top suggestions - do you use any of these? What are they like?


Do you use a scrub/ microfoliant? 

How often do you use it?

*(This post is not a sponsored post.)


  1. I am a Superdrug devotee. I find they are excellent value for money.

  2. I love this stuff - think it is brilliant and lasts for ages !



  3. This looks like really 'good stuff'. My friend loves Dermalogica! Think you're right, think it's worthwhile to pay a bit more for products that do the job properly! x