Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant product review.
Shortly before Christmas I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant I wouldn’t have known about this product had I not won it and my skin would never have looked or felt so good!
This unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. The unique Skin Brightening Complex of Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-smoothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis.
I have suffered with blemishes and spots my entire adult life (I am 39) so I began using it with my usual skepticism about whether it would make any difference. It feels like I have tried every over the counter product and routine going… Moisturisers, exfoliates, cleansers, toners as well as increased water intake and dietary approaches. The list is endless. and until now, nothing had ever really made a difference to my skin.
Not any more!! Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant changed my skin within a week of using it. My skin is brighter, smoother, clearer and virtually blemish free. When I went away on holiday, I didn’t take it with me and within days I had an outbreak of spots. Once returning from holiday and I began regular daily use again, my skin cleared up in about three days.
How to use:
The product takes the format of fine powder granules which you pour onto you hand and then lather up with a few drops of water. You only need to use a small amount of the product (less than a teaspoon) which means it lasts a long time. It lathers up as you apply it to your face and it washes off easily. What’s even better is that you can use it daily.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough. It costs about £40, which is significantly more than I would normally consider spending on a beauty product, however, as well as it’s obvious skin benefits, it lasts forever. This will definitely now be a staple on my beauty shopping list.
Last year I stumbled upon the truely inspiring website http://www.you-are-beautiful.com/
Here is the statement from their website which explains the project far better than I ever could:
You Are Beautiful is a simple, powerful statement which is incorporated into the over absorption of mass media and lifestyles that are wrapped in consumer culture.
The intention behind this project is to reach beyond ourselves as individuals to make a difference by creating moments of positive self realization. We’re just attempting to make the world a little better.
Intention is the most important aspect of the You Are Beautiful project in its idea of purity. Nothing is sacred. Everything that has a perceived value becomes commodified. We work extremely hard that this message is received as a simple act of kindness, and nothing more.
Advertising elicits a response to buy, where this project elicits a response to do something. The attempt with You Are Beautiful is to create activism instead of consumerism.
You Are Beautiful uses the medium of advertising and commercialization to spread a positive message.
Projects like these make a difference in the world by catching us in the midst of daily life and creating moments of positive self realization.
The website has inspired me to create two pieces and I have sent the photos off to the website. I am assuming they will eventually be listed on the inspiring works page. Here’s a sneak preview of both pieces:
Sand writing at Westward Ho!, Devon.
and a pen and ink sketch on A3 card (not the best quality photo unfortunately):