Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and Hydrablur Primer Review

We are speeding through September aren't we?

I thought it's time for me to put up my Dermalogica review because I have been using these two particular products for a few months and can finally deliver a more reliable verdict. I was first introduced to Dermalogica through a BeautyHeaven event where I had my face mapped at Dermalogical's Head Office in Crows Nest. The experience was unique and insightful, my skin condition was analysed, instead of me telling the consultant what (I think) my skin concerns are, they were able to tell me each concern and locate it on my face. It was incredible! For me, it was severe dehydration, as a result, I was recommended Dermalogica's gentle cream exfoliant and hydrating booster. I love both products sososososososo much!!

Today we will be looking at Dermalogica's famous Daily Microfoliant and Hydrablur primer!

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer - $70

Hydrablur is a lightweight primer that is claimed to matify oily skin, minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leaving your skin feeling silky and luminous.

Before I start providing my verdict you guys should know that I don't really prime... only for special occasions, otherwise it's just sunscreen and foundation. Mainly because I don't have a lot of time in the morning and bad experience with some previous primers. I have used a few different primers that promised to minimise imperfections but ended up clogging my pores and causing breakouts.

I can tell you now that Hydrablur is INCREDIBLE. Although I don't have a lot of fine lines and wrinkles, I mainly used this to minimise the pores on my cheeks and it did an amazing job. Upon application my skin looked instantly smoother and my spores reduced significantly. I've been storing Hydrablur in an upright position - make sure you don't do this as there's hydrating oil in the product. Speaking of hydration, although my skin looked matte and silky, Hydrablur did not dry out my already dry skin (however, I do need to note that I am not using this product around my nose, where I would usually experience dry patches).

I highly recommend everyone go to a Dermalogica supplier to try this, because the result was instant for me!

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant - $77

Microfoliant is Dermalogica's (I dare say) signature rice based exfoliant that is super duper gentle. It is also the only exfoliant/microfoliant I know of that is suitable for everyday use. The product comes in powder form which is activated once in contact with water is made. This product claimed to exfoliate dead cells, leaving skin instantly smoother and brighter with no artificial fragrances or colours.

 Initially, I was a little hesitant to use this daily as I was told by a consultant that I should not exfoliate on a daily basis. This is also the first powder based exfoliant I have ever used. I usually pour approximately half a teaspoon of powder onto wet hands and rub the formula between my hands until a creamy paste is created. Once that is ready I would massage the paste all over my face. There are tiny exfoliating granules that would eventually dissolve.

The formula is very gentle on my skin and rid all my impurities, how do I know this? After each use my skin is bright and ridiculously smooth (I am serious!!). My skin did not dry out, however I do usually apply a toner or a spray following a cleanse or exfoliating.

There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this product, if you are scared that things might get messy because it's in powder form, don't fret. Check out the dispenser below, it will prevent you from over dispensing or pouring powder all over your bathroom floor.

I loved both products, actually I have loved every product I own from Dermalogica (well I only have 4, but that will change). As a yearly ritual, my friend and I would fork out for half a day at a spa getting treatments done, last year I recommended Dermalogica's Gentle Cream Exfoliant (which is a chemical exfoliant) follow our spa day at Endota and my friend gave me amazing feedback about the product, so it's not just me!

Do you have favourites from Dermalogica?

Disclaimer: All products in this post were provided for editorial purpose, all opinions are my own


  1. I am a big fan of Hydrablur haven't used the daily microfoliant is quite a long time.

  2. Very Informative post, I love daily microfoliant, I have not tried hydrablur because I have dry skin.

  3. Great post. I have not tried anything from dermalogica. Note you make me want to get the hydrablur

  4. That Microexfoliant is awesome, but the small opening made me cry, because stuff got stuck after a while.

  5. I used to use the exfoliator about 4 years ago and loved it. But I'm so fickle and I'm always on the hunt for something new, so I haven't used it since :(

  6. I received a deluxe sample of the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant from the Dermalogica/BeautyHeaven event too but the product I was prescribed was the Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant which I absolutely love and have repurchased several times.

  7. I LOVE the exfoliant hon, just posted a review on it actually - great minds think alike! Itching to try the primer after reading your highly informative assessment -! Thank you sweetheart ♥♥♥


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