Over the last couple months, Dermalogica has been churning out some amazing new products that I’ve been lucky enough to try – the Daily Superfoliant gentle scrub charcoal powder and the Phyto Replenish Oil. Both have pleasantly surprised me. I’ve known of the brand for a long time because a lot of spas carry their products (which means they are really good if estheticians love them!). But what I never really knew is that their big focus is on fighting environmental hazards that can bother, clog, and age your skin. Did you know that pollution isn’t just in urban areas? Sure it’s in smog and cigarette smoke, of course, but it’s also near farmland, construction sites, even in homes (like in paint)! HELLO AGE-ACCELERATORS!!
Thoughts on using the Daily Superfoliant: I can’t use it daily because my skin is sensitive, so I use it every 3-4 days instead. It’s actually a powder that you turn into a paste by adding a bit of water and is a light gray-colored scrub. Adding the water actually activates all the good stuff that’s in the mixture like enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs is how you’ll see it on a lot of skincare products) and other goodies that suck out and wash away pollution, like charcoal. The granules are very fine, so it doesn’t drag on your skin. My only real complaint is that it does make it look like you have a creepy beard because it gets caught in your peach fuzz (but then quickly washes away).
Thoughts on using the Phyto Replenish Oil: I love to follow up the Superfoliant with this oil since my pores are nice and clear. The oil’s nutrients can sink right in! It smells nice and is quite light. A lot of people are afraid of face oils, but I don’t think you need to be – this one is more like a serum with a purpose of giving you dewy skin and replenishing all the good stuff (lipids!) that the environment can deplete. I’ve had this one for months, and I love to travel with it – it doubles as a moisturizer and you can even use it on your nails to strengthen them.
One other cool thing: an app! They have a skin pollution index that you can visit to see just how much your area has at various times of day. This is so creepy and really goes to show how much the environment is throwing at you at any given time – even at 9pm at night!
Dermalogica did give me these products to try, but I’m sharing my honest opinion that I really do like them and will use them up to the very last drop. Check out their site to learn more about the Daily Superfoliant and the Phyto Replenish Oil!
Thank you to Dermalogica for providing these products to me, and thank you for supporting the brands that keep Belle Meets World up and running!