Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Will purchase full size bottle
I received this as a sample from ULTA when making a purchase. I have used it almost every day for about 2 weeks. I use my normal cleanser first and then apply this superfoliant. I only use a very small amount, massaging the product on my face and neck for about 1 minute or so, while in the shower. I have tried a variety of Dermalogica products (wanting to love them) but I have not been won over by any particular one yet - until this one! I absolutely loved it from the very first use. I have extremely fair and sensitive skin. Most products I cannot use daily, but so far this one has been fine for daily use. The major differences I've noticed in my skin are clearer pores and softer texture.
Most Helpful Critical Review Stay away from this if you have sensitive skin!
I had a sample of this product and decided to try it out since I developed a few weird little bumps on the side of my nose my regular exfoliant just wasn't getting rid of. BAD IDEA!! I thought that since it said "daily", that meant it wouldn't be anything crazy harsh and my skin could handle it fine. My skin is dry, sensitive, and prone to break outs, but it's taken things that are marketed as much stronger than this and been okay. This BURNS. I couldn't rinse it off fast enough, and even then, my skin was bright red and hot. I put a sleeping mask on to calm my skin down after using this thing just once. Daily??? If your skin can take this thing daily, I'm jealous. Those of you with skin that's more like mine should keep as far away from this stuff as possible (it's mostly baking soda ... wish I'd read the ingredients more closely before using it).
Reviewed by 152 customers Very clean
Wynette from Bakersfield
So far so good it seems to be clearing up my cheeks!! Only been using for six days now
Patti from San Diego, CA
I use it to exfoliate and it's not abrasive. The one I came in for and wanted was easier to use but you didn't have it. This is the next best thing.
Yagirl from Chicago
Smells weird but the smell doesn't stay on your face, so you'll be over it by the time you wash off your face. The scrub is soft and not super rough like some exfoliators tend to be on skin. I use it after my dermalogica cleanser and it makes my skin feel so smooth after using. For best results use the other brands routine (it's expensive but so worth it). I have actually had to buy two sets of this so I could give to my sister. She's been struggling with acne her whole life and she's got sensitive skin but oily and rough so it's hard to get the best products to match her skin. This works for her and it's cleared her face up in 3 weeks.
So far I love it!
WhoCares from Dallas, TX
I've been using this roughly 4-5 days a week for 3 weeks and I definitely notice a difference in texture and I'm a LOT less oily. I'm not sure if this is the "holy grail" for oily skin, but so far it's been fantastic. THIS IS IN POWDER FORM AND REQUIRES WATER TO ACTIVIATE IT! I didn't see that part until I watched a YouTube review after I'd ordered. If it feels too gritty just add a drop or 2 of water for a smoother texture. I don't have sensitive skin, but have had to skip a day here and there because my nose (sides of nostril area) gets a kind of raw/chapped feeling but that could be from a product combo issue. No regrets buying, it pairs well with the Dermalogica sebum clearing mask if you're super oily.
True wonder product
NerdProQuo from Kentucky
In my life there have been 3 major innovations for my skin that made a difference everyone could notice and this product is one. Never imagined my skin could appear THAT MUCH smoother, finer pores that had otherwise seriously begun to gape as my skin ages. It is super soft to the touch and those tiny little white bumps that never turn into anything are coming to a head and disappearing! Amazing product, can't say enough about it. Worth absolutely every penny.
shhhhhhhh this is a secret!
AlwaysSeekingBeauty from Marina Del Rey
I am a bit hesitant to rave about this product but I must! It's AWESOME, it works, leaves my skin feeling amazingly smooth!! I just want to be able to find when I need it.....so shhhhhhh!! LOL
Dani from Denver, CO
I got a sample of this for free with a recent purchase, and I was excited to try it because I've heard such good things. I followed the directions and mixed it with water to use, and it didn't really form a paste, but I put it on anyway. I wish I had smelled the paste first because it was HORRIBLE. I immediately washed it off and dumped the rest of the product. I will not be using this again or purchasing it ever.
Review from an esthetician
Esthi loves skin from Saint Louis
As an esthetician I know not all products are going to spell like roses and cupcakes. Most higher end and medical grade products don't because we all know fragrances aren't are friends when it comes to our faces... with that being said, has anyone here been to a zoo? Or inside an ape house? Because when I'm telling you, the first slather of this on my face I felt like I walked right into the doors of the ape house at the zoo. Smelled like a full on face of ape s... I mean, I honestly don't think it could come any closer to that smell if it tried. I don't care if my face felt soft after(which is the only reason it got two stars) , there's so many products that can do that and have additional benefits that don't smell so horrendous. Do yourself a favor and don't.
Also st. Ives apricot scrub is NOT your friend. That is all.
IT WORKED FOR ME
k from LA, CA
WOW! This really does what it claims. I was very cautious to try this since my skin has been very sensitive this winter. Age, stress, and the weather has caused facial eczema and my skin has been so embarrassingly itchy, red, and flaky! I chose this because Dermalogica's Ultra Calming line has been very gentle yet effective on my skin so I thought this exfoliant would be gentle enough. After the first use, my face was notably brighter and smoother without irritation - I was SO AMAZED! Wish it wasn't so expensive, otherwise I would've given it 5 stars!
Can't live without!
Cara from Bay area
I use this everyday after the calming cleanser, and it's such a nice gentle exfoliant. My face feels so clean after! It has helped a lot with my blackheads.
Yanly from Miami
I really like this But after a week burn my face so bad that right now it hurts, im peeling and my face so sensitive and red. It's a good product and I like the clean feeling on my skin but I think for daily uses tis not recommended. I have oily skin and before starting using it ny skin was gorgeous, now i have red bumps, im burned and my makeup because the peeling is caking so bad. So sorry for my review.
NancyF from East Texas
Part of daily routine. Exfoliates but doesn't irritate.
Chrissy from TEXAS
This is similar to the daily microfoliant but is a little more intense. Leaves skin amazingly smooth. You literally only need a small amount , doesn't dry out skin. I have pretty dry skin too so it works well for me
First time user of this product - makes skin smooth
tryingtobehealthynjmom from NJ
I have used Dermologica's other white rice powder exfoliant for years and a friend to me to try this charcoal based one. It is very similar (fine powder you mix with water). I feel this one is a little stronger and I really like it. Does not any scent either which is nice. Would definitely recommend it
frosya from woodburn
I love this exfoliator so much, just after one time use you can already feel the difference on your face, like what the heck, amazing lol. even though its pricey I'd buy it again.
I would buy this product again
Penny from Eastern Ky
This product is great for my skin
It works for problematic, aging , oily skin!
Jess from Carlisle, Pa
Skin is soft and blackheads are disappearing. Be careful not to scrub too hard, and would recommend every other day use.
Too rough on skin
Lexi2501 from 95380
Tried for a second time and still hate it.
The first time it took off several layers of skin by my nose. So I returned it. The daily microfoliant just isn't strong enough so the ulta worker told me try the superfoliant again but mix it into your daily cleanser and it won't be as harsh. And it still took off layers of my skin after two uses!! Will be returning and not buying again
Broke out in a rash!
Kristen from Minneapolis
I spoke with a Dermologica employee before buying, making sure this was gentle enough to use and mix with my other products. She reassured me yes. I love all the other Dermologica products I have used, so I didn't think to patch test and went right for it. Within 5 minutes after exfoliating my entire face and neck was covered in red dots and completely inflamed!
I immediately washed my face off with warm water and let my skin breathe with no products for 24 hours, but I will not be using this again! I don't have sensitive skin usually and have never had a reaction to other products and have tried several, so I'm not sure what it is about this one.
Love this product !
Jennabear from Pennsylvania
This product is fantastic. The first time I used it, I noticed a difference in the smoothness of my skin. I highly recommend !
Great for texture
Maeghan from Raleigh, NC
I have oily, acne red skin. And a fair skin tone. My acne has started to clear up thanks for mad hippie vitamin C but it has left terrible texture and large pores. I was using the micro daily and decided to purchase this and give it a try and I'm glad I did! This super foliant feels like it really cleans deep vs. the micro that still feels good but not as super. I've been this using this product for about a week now and my pores are smaller and cleaner than ever. And my texture has reduced. Smell isn't as bad as other reviews say, and it's pretty natural. A small amount goes a long way. I use this in the shower and pour a dime size amount in my hand and and let about 2 drops of water into it and gently scrub away.
Robin from Newport TN
Love this product.
It works amazing!
LA native from Los Angeles, CA
I live in Los Angeles and there so much air pollutant I can tell this works. I feel my pores being cleansed of all the impurities from the charcoal. Love this product! Much better than the rice one microfoliant. Great if you live in big cities.
Feels great & fast results
Julie from Longview, WA
I have used this every other night before going to bed for many years. It is refreshing, soothing and makes my skin soft and vibrant immediately. It's expensive (like all Dermalogica), but it works.
Microfolient is Better
Sarah from Oregon
I had been using microfolient for about a year when I decided to try this. I honestly think it's made me break out more. I'm gonna switch back to the microfolient.