Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Product Head To Head: Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant VS Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant

I love Exfoliators and I love the concept of daily Exfoliators! (always makes my skin feel really clean). Recently I have tried two really great daily Exfoliators that are both, check this out, powder based. I know this isn't a "new" concept but to have to admit, the novelty factor is pretty awesome.

Daily Exfoliator 1: Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant

I was first introduced to Alpha-H through their Liquid Gild range (which I'm currently using) and I got a sample of the Gentle Daily Exfoliant in my BellaBox last month.

The Gentle Daily Exfoliant is an enzyme powder that contains pineapple and papaya extracts.

What did I think? I really love this Exfoliator! The texture is more like a paste then your typical Exfoliator texture. I found that as well as exfoliating (which it did a great job of doing) it also made my skin really luminous.

Handy hint: for a more intense exfoliation add Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold with the Gentle Daily Exfoliant instead of water.

Daily Exfoliator 2: Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant

I was 1st introduced to this product in one of my Lust Have It boxes a few months ago and then I got a full sized product a few weeks ago.

The Daily Microfoliant is also an enzyme-based powder that is made with rice.

What did I think? Again this was a really good Exfoliator! Although it's powder based as well, it forms more of a foam texture. It's quite light on the exfoliating so it really doesn't harm your skin if you use it everyday. However I did find that I still needed to use a stronger Exfoliator once a week.

How did the 2 compare? Oh do I have to pick?!?! This is really hard because I love using both products, but if it was life or death and I had to pick one I would have to go with Alpha-H’s Gentle Daily Exfoliant.

This might be a bit of a shock because I know the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a cult favorite, but I did find that Alpha-H's Gentle Daily Exfoliant worked better for me.

You can get your hands on Alpha-H's Gentle Daily Exfoliant for $59.95 and Dermalogica's daily Microfoliant for $83.5.

You really can't go wrong with either because they are both great!

Nat xoxo


  1. I got the dermalogica microfoliant recently as well and im really liking it! but i think i'll try the Alpha-H next for sure.. I love anything that makes my skin more luminous as well :)

  2. I've been curious about Alpha-H products. When I tried the Dermalogica product, I also found it a bit too mild. While it was pleasant to use, it just didn't make any noticeable difference in my skin. Will add the Alpha-H exfoliant to my list of things to try :)

  3. Yeah you can't go wrong with either, but Alpha-H was just that little bit better (for me anyway)


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