Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant and Age Reversal Complex Review plus a giveaway

Dermalogica, one of my favourite skincare brands has launched a new product and reformulated another. I have been using them for the past few weeks and my skin is delighted. So, read on for my thoughts on the Brand New Daily Superfoliant and the Reformulated Age Reversal Eye Complex, plus a giveaway!

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant and Age Reversal Complex Review plus giveaway

A focus in the skincare industry recently has been on the effects of pollution on the skin, and many brands have come out with anti-pollution products. Most of these are creams or serums designed to protect the skin from the damaging effects of pollution. Dermalogica has a different approach, in the form of the Daily Superfoliant.

 The *Daily Superfoliant is described as a Next-gen powder exfoliant that provides a daily detox from skin-aging pollution. What does that even mean? Basically it is a highly-active resurfacer that gives you really smooth skin, while combatting pollutants that cause brown spots, fine lines and uneven skin tone.

Dr. Diana Howard, Vice President of Research & Development at Dermalogica explains, “As fine airborne particles land on the skin, they become lodged within the skin’s deeper structure, generating free radicals that trigger inflammation. The free radicals break down the skin’s natural lipid barrier, increasing trans-epidermal water loss, and create sensitised skin. In turn, we see signs of ageing such as pigmentation and structural degradation. When ageing is caused by inflammation, we call this ‘inflammaging’.”

Scary isn’t it! The Daily Superfoliant contains ingredients to alleviate the damaging effects of pollution on the skin, and lower the risk of ‘inflammaging’. It has Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Enzymes to exfoliate and resurface. It also has Activated Binchotan Charcoal to purify the skin, helping to adsorb environmental toxins from deep within the pores and Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract to help guard against the damaging effects of pollution.

The powder is activated with water, so there is no chance of this losing its efficacy anytime soon which is always something I worry about with expensive products, and luckily, you only use a half a teaspoon at a time. To use, after cleansing, rub half a teaspoon in wet hands to create a creamy foamy paste, apply in circular motions avoiding the eye area, massage gently, and then rinse with warm water. It is gentle enough to use every day, but I prefer to use it twice a week, and follow it with a hydrating mask to give me radiant glowing skin. This product is ideal for those concerned with ageing skin conditions, and since I just turned 30, that is me!

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant and Age Reversal Complex Review plus Giveaway

Next up, we have the new and improved *Age Reversal Eye Complex, Tougher on Fine Lines, Easier on the Eyes.

The new formula draws on microencapsulation technology and a unique firming complex to address multiple eye area concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, dark under eye circles, and dryness lines. Microencapsulation technology is just a fancy term for how the ingredients are delivered into your skin. Microencapsulation of the ingredients ensures maximum potency, stability and controlled-release delivery deep within the skin layers, think of it as delivery via Courier as opposed to SAPO. The formula contains ingredients known to have skincare super-powers; Retinol 0.1% to accelerate cell turnover and renewal, Niacinamide to control inflammation and reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and soften the  appearance of wrinkles.dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex How To DirectionsTo use, after cleansing, smooth and pat around the eye area with the ring finger, working from the outer corner inward. Only apply on alternate nights for the first two weeks until the delicate eye area has built up a tolerance to retinol, once the skin acclimates it can be used nightly. Also, remember, if you are not already wearing spf everyday, which you should be, when using retinol it is especially important to use spf, as it can increase sun sensitivity due to its regenerative properties. I have been using this nightly, and it feels soft and velvety on the skin and has not led to any sensitivity or irritation. My main concern is dark under eye circles and preventing fine lines, which requires long term use before you can see results. Based on the ingredients though, this looks promising, I am an avid supporter of retinol!

The Daily Superfoliant comes in a 75g bottle and is R1 180. The Age Reversal Eye Complex comes in a 15ml tube for R990, although it currently shows R869 on the website. Both products are already available at authorised Dermalogica spas, salons, and skin centres, and at

*Press Sample


Dermalogica Giveaway

I am giving away a Daily Superfoliant and Age Reversal Eye Complex worth a total value of R2170 to one lucky reader! All you have to do to enter is:

1) Find your city’s Skin Pollution Index here

Dermalogica Skin Pollution Index

This was Joburg on Wednesday morning, and below was Joburg on Friday morning.

Dermalogica Skin Pollution Index

2) Tweet a screenshot of your results with the following:

“!!WIN!! I won’t risk accelerated skin aging @dermalogicasa @prettifulblog #dailysuperfoliant #agereversaleyecomplex”

(It should look like this)


3) Follow Prettifulblog on Twitter

4) Follow DermalogicaSA on Twitter

5) Comment below with your Twitter handle


Only open to SA residents.

All entries will be verified.

The Giveaway ends on the 31 March 2017 at midnight, and a winner will be chosen shortly after that.

Dermalogica will send out the prize to the winner

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This Post Has 35 Comments

    1. admin

      Thanks for reading Dhanusha. It’s insane what pollution can do to the skin!

  1. Vanessa Christiane

    Once Again great review – so good to read back on all of the information on your blog – very handy tips as to where the Rye area should actually receive treatment!

  2. Vanessa Christiane

    Oh stunning what can awesome give-away -would totally love go be chosen
    Bummer I thought this was a new competition 😔😞

  3. Vanessa Christiane

    Oh stunning what can awesome give-away -would totally love go be chosen

  4. Faith

    Skin index pollution in Johannesburg this afternoon shook me😣.. lovely competition twitter handle: @BassieMalepe

  5. Sharleen


  6. Lucinda Singh

    My skin pollution index Umhlanga is horrifying :((( thanks for the awesome competition.
    Twitter handle: @lucindaleila

  7. Petra Van der Merwe


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  9. Simran

    Lovely giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try out Dermalogica products for ages. Twitter handle: @Sim_185 🙂

  10. Nicola Meyer


  11. Pooja Ramsundar

    Twitter handle is @_pooja_r

  12. Roxanne Van Eyslend


  13. Nina b

    You are only 30! U look like u r in your early 20s.
    Would love to try dermatologica products. Entering the giveaway!!

  14. Tanusta Jainarain


  15. Riétte

    Pollution index 86 in Johannesburg!!

  16. Lynn Nolan

    Amazing products for aging skin 😍

  17. Jasmine Ho

    Followed and tweeted~

  18. Nisa

    At 30 and a pollution index of 84, my skin really needs this. Been suffering with terrible breakouts, inflammation and uneven skin tone as well as a huge lack of sleep with sick babas. Fingers crossed and good luck to all who entered

    1. Nisa

      Oh twitter handle is @belleblushh

  19. Caitlin Botha

    @caitbotha woo!

  20. Tracy Jacobs

    Twitter @tracyjacobs9

  21. Tania Brewis


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  23. Zoleka

    awesome giveaway

  24. Seri

    Twitter handle is @stylepretty2

    So excited for this giveaway🤗

    Lots of love❤

  25. Valencia Mogashoa


  26. Charlene

    My city’s (Umhlanga, KZN) skin pollution index is 33.

  27. Kay-Lee

    Awesome competition!! 🙂 my twitter handle is Ms_kaybaybay 🙂
    my city’s skin pollution index is 71! Thats hectic

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