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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant review face scrub exfoliant male skincare Caulfield's Counter men's grooming

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Ingredients List review male skincare men's grooming Caulfield's Counter

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50 for 2.6 oz) – Available at Dermalogica, Drugstore.com, and Ulta.
Scent: faint citrus-like fragrance.
I Like: the mild grittiness.  Makes it an ideal face scrub for sensitive skin.  Also contains salicylic acid, which helps keep acne and ingrown hairs at bay.
Not a fan of: the paraben ingredients.

Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Talc, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Oryza Sativa Bran (Rice), Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), PCA, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Limonene, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Salicylic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Papain, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Cyclodextrin, Melaleuca Altemifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Tea Tree)

Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant may be the best face scrub for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.  This product differs from traditional exfoliants as it comes in powder form.  All you need to do is add water to activate the scrub.  It’s very gentle with a slightly noticeable grittiness.  While this exfoliant is marketed for daily use, I tend to use it about two to three times a week to help keep pores clear.  Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant comes with a hefty price tag, but a full-size 2.6 ounce bottle should last you at least six months.

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Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm review male skincare caulfield's counter stretch marks

Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm

Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm Ingredients List review caulfield's counter skincare stretch marks

Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50) – Was available at Kiehl’s and Nordstrom (now discontinued).
Scent: Sweet blend of honey and spices.
I like: how well this rich body balm moisturizes – contains nourishing ingredients such as sea buckthorn oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter.  It smells amazing and puts me in a great mood.
Not a fan of: the price tag, though an eight-ounce tub should last one to two months.

Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm is one of my favorite body moisturizers.  This body balm has so much to like – from its wonderful scent, a calming blend of honey and spices, to its rich, luxurious consistency.  Nourishing ingredients such as sea buckthorn oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter help to keep the skin properly moisturized throughout the day.  I especially enjoyed using the product on my arms, legs, back, and chest – the balm prevented my skin from getting dry and itchy.  While this moisturizer does not come cheap (it costs $42 USD for an eight-ounce tub), it certainly spoils you with its relaxing scent and nourishing properties.  Give Kiehl’s Imperial Body Balm a try to experience what I just described.

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