Dermalogica Daily Superfoilant is a Superhero!

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You’ve heard me talk incessantly a lot about the importance of exfoliating especially in older, more mature skin. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. Mature skin turns over cells on a less frequent basis than younger skin so this is a crucial step in caring for aging skin. Exfoliation also opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.

Dermalogica has a new Superhero product that not only exfoliates, but also smooths away skin-aging pollution! Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant is the first line of defense against skin-aging pollution. The more pollution there is in your environment, the greater the risk of accelerated aging. Air pollution can also penetrate the skin and accelerate development of visible brown spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Oh joy! Since 92% of the world’s population lives in unhealthy levels of air pollution, this is becoming a significant global concern.

There are 5 major sources of skin-aging pollution:

Particulate Matter – ash from fires, dust from farm activity, construction and soot from cars all can trigger pigmentation and add to uneven skin tone.

Oxides – from natural and industrial burning can generate radicals that degrade the skin’s naturally protective lipids.

Ground-level ozone – aka smog can significantly deplete natural vitamin levels in the skin after just a few hours of exposure.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) – organic pollutants from wood burning and auto exhaust, help accelerate brown spots and wrinkles.

Cigarette Smoke – a cocktail of multiple skin stressors including many of the above, that can lead to premature skin aging and disease.

I was amazed that my small city here in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest has a skin pollution index of 45 with the dominant pollutant being the ozone! It goes to prove that air pollution particles are not just found in big cities, but also in the countryside and even in homes. Small enough to enter skin, these particles can accelerate brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles. You can find your index at  the higher the number, the greater your risk of accelerated skin aging.

So how can Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant help? This highly active, superfine Superhero powder leaves skin ultra-smooth, detoxifies pores and helps prevent adherence of pollutants. After cleansing, I pour about a half teaspoon into my wet hands and create a paste by rubbing my hands together. Then I rub it in a circular motion across my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. I rub a little harder along my nose and chin where my pores are larger and can get clogged. I massage in for a minute or so, then rinse with warm water. The less water you use, the courser the paste–it’s not meant to be highly abrasive so I use a lot of water to make a thin paste.

My skin immediately feels silky smooth and surprisingly not stripped or tight due to the alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes that smooth and deep cleanse. Activated binchotan charcoal adsorbs pollutants and niacinamide and red algae and tara fruit extract combat skin-aging triggers.

If you’re wondering how Daily Superfoliant is different from the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, here is the brand’s answer:  “While similar in form, the Superfoliant and Microfoliant couldn’t be more different,” says Diana Howard, vice president of research and development for Dermalogica. “Daily Superfoliant resurfaces skin and helps prevent premature signs of pollution-related aging, while Daily Microfoliant is known for its smoothing and brightening capabilities.”

I’ve been using Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant for about a week and loving what it is doing for my skin! The texture of my skin has improved which is exactly what I needed and no other product has been able to do and my moisturizers seem to be absorbing better giving my skin the drink of water it’ss craving this winter.

Dermalogica is known for its’s innovative and effective skin care and if this product is any indication, I’ll be checking out more from them!

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  1. I haven’t tried any Dermalogica products yet, but I’m seriously thinking about it now! Especially the Daily Superfoliant!

  2. This sounds like a really neat product. I haven’t had much experience with charcoal in my skincare, might just have to try this one out!

  3. I want this sooo bad! It’s really nice when you get to exfoliate your skin! It feels fresh and brand new, at least that’s how I feel. It’s one of the ways that I pamper myself.

  4. I didn’t know that they had come out with a new version. It sounds great. I love that you make it fresh each time you use it.

  5. I really want to try this. I loved their original microfoliant and I think I’ll like this too.

  6. Travel Blogger says

    I had no idea that the smoke from burning wood is a major skin-aging pollutant! I live in an area where wood burning stoves are very popular, and we have one that we use frequently. I will have to start doing a better job at exfoliating and give this a try.

    • I was actually surprised my number was so high! But I do live in an area like that too. Plus, the farmers around here burn their fields.

  7. DogVills says

    This is my first time to heard this product, I’m pretty sure that this will fit to my skin.

  8. My esthetician likes to use Dermatologica products. I, personally, have not invested in any because I seem to be happy with the ones I currently use. But I am so curious about Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant after reading your post. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love these types of products. You can really customize the feel.

  10. Becca Wilson says

    This looks like an awesome product. I love to try anything to exfoliate my skin as it gets really dry in the winter.

  11. I definitely want to try this. I have neglected my skin for way too long now.

  12. Kelly Reci says

    I am always looking for new products to add to my skin care regimen!

  13. mail4rosey says

    I like that your skin doesn’t feel stripped or tight after using it. I’m always looking for good products to add to my skincare line.

  14. I love a good exfoliant and I like Dermalogica. I need to try this.