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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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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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An evening skin care routine doesn’t require a lot of work.  In fact, it’s an easy two-step process that takes less than five minutes to complete.  Here’s a brief breakdown of what to do every night to improve your complexion and boost your confidence:

  • Step 1:  Use a gentle face wash.
  • Step 2:  Apply a non-SPF face moisturizer.
By incorporating this routine into your evenings before bed, you should notice an improvement in your appearance. Try to use products with little or no fragrance as synthetic scents can irritate the skin.  Also, avoid face washes that contain sulfates.

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Dermalogica Close Shave Oil Product Review Caulfields Counter Pre-shave Preshave Shaving

Dermalogica Close Shave Oil

Dermalogica Close Shave Oil Ingredients List Product Review Caulfields Counter Pre-shave preshave shaving mens grooming male skincare beard

Dermalogica Close Shave Oil Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Dermalogica, Amazon, and other retailers.
Scent: Subtle clove with slight traces of lavender, tea tree, and orange.
I liked: The mild yet masculine scent.  The texture of the oil was light and easy to apply.  I did not experience any cuts when using this product.  It can be used alone or with a shave cream.  This pre-shave oil does not contain artificial fragrances or color.
Suggested improvements: The camphor was hardly noticeable. I would have liked more of a cooling effect.

Dermalogica’s Close Shave Oil effectively minimizes the risk of getting nicks and razor burn.  Though this product can be used alone, I usually combine it with a shave cream to create a protective buffer between my face and the razor.  If you have never used a pre-shave oil before, I highly recommend trying one out – it may change the way you shave.  Just be sure to use a pre-shave oil that is natural and does not contain petroleum-based ingredients, e.g., mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances.  A video of me using Dermalogica’s Close Shave Oil can be found here.

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Before After Pre Shave Oil Dermalogica Caulfields Counter Close Shaving

From Sandpaper to Baby Bottom

Like many of you, I had minimal experience using pre-shave oil.  The thought of using anything other than shave cream and a razor to shave was completely foreign to me.  Pre-shave oils are much more popular in Europe.  However, the hype surrounding shaving oils is growing stateside.  Being the adventurous skincare guinea pig, I decided to implement a pre-shave oil into a recent shave.  Here are the results via YouTube:

Note: Be careful when selecting a pre-shave oil.  Make sure it is made of all natural ingredients such as grapeseed oil and jojoba oil.  Avoid products with synthetic or petroleum-based ingredients such as mineral oil as they tend to clog your pores and contribute to breakouts and other types of skin irritation.

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