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make peace with exfoliation with daily milkfoliant

make peace with exfoliation with daily milkfoliant

make peace with exfoliation with daily milkfoliant


4 mins read

We are excited to bring to you Daily Milkfoliant. This calming oat-based powder exfoliant smooths and soothes skin while restoring the moisture barrier. If you’re fearful of exfoliation or not sure what to use and how often is best, our Education Manager Victoria gives us the low down on how to make peace with exfoliation.

why exfoliation is important for all skins

Exfoliation is greatly beneficial to skin as it supports the natural desquamation process – this is where our skin sheds dead cells and replaces them with new. Humans lose around 500 million dead skin cells a day; without gentle regular exfoliation, dead skin can quickly build up leading to dull, flaky skin and congestion or breakouts.

All skins benefit from exfoliation, even sensitive skin. There’s a lot of miss information out there that says you should only exfoliate once a week or if you have sensitive skin, you should avoid it. Some also believe exfoliation can make breakouts worse. The likelihood is, if you’ve experienced negative effects from exfoliating products, they were not the right type of formula for your skin, or it was used incorrectly. The gentle and regular removal of dead skin cells helps renew skin’s protective barrier and improves skin resilience and hydration. Regular exfoliation also helps clear pores of congestion, smooths and brightens a rough or dull complexion and improves the penetration of actives in our serums.

signs of over-exfoliated skin and what to do about it

Using the wrong exfoliant can be hard on our skin. The signs you’ve over-exfoliated are skin irritation, increased sensitivity, breakouts, or dry, dehydrated, flaky skin. It’s important to be aware of exfoliating ingredients in other formulas you’re using. For example, you can find acids in cleansers, tonics, and serums, not just ‘exfoliants’. Using multiple formulas in your regimen that contain exfoliating actives, increases the level of skin resurfacing you experience. If you experience over-exfoliation symptoms, stop exfoliating until skin recovers and reintroduce gradually.

why daily exfoliation is safe and effective

Dermalogica pioneered the concept of daily exfoliation many years ago with our iconic powder exfoliant, Daily Microfoliant. Our powder exfoliants, including Daily Milkfoliant are designed to be used daily and will not compromise skin health. Microfoliation is the removal of superficial skin cells from the surface layer of the skin, a layer known as the Stratum Disjunctum. This thin layer of dead skin is the culprit behind dull looking and rough feeling skin. Other exfoliants may be designed for weekly use as their exfoliating action is deeper and thus not suitable for daily use. Always follow product directions for use. 

make peace with exfoliation

Daily Milkfoliant is the peaceful way to exfoliate. This calming, Oat-based powder exfoliant polishes to reveal smoother, more vibrant skin, replenishes and supports skin’s barrier, and relieves skin with calming ingredients.

Offering both a polishing and restorative treatment, Daily Milkfoliant is proven to calmy exfoliate skin. This vegan milky powder exfoliant with Oat and Coconut is activated by water. Upon mixing Daily Milkfoliant with water, it transforms into a creamy, frothy lather that releases botanical extracts, to help polish away dead skin cells. As a result of the calming ingredient blend, Daily Milkfoliant can be safely used daily, for soft, smooth skin every day.


the 5 all-star ingredients in daily milkfoliant


Coconut Milk - Conditions for smoother, softer skin.

  Fruit-based Grape Extract and Arginine – A natural blend containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), providing a gentle chemical exfoliation, while improving overall skin smoothness.
  Papain Extract – An exfoliating enzyme derived from Papaya that digests dead skin cells for smoother skin. 

Oat Bran Extract - Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it works to replenish and calm the skin.


Saccharide Isomerate - Works with Atomized Sea Salt and Hyaluronic Acid to help support the skin’s moisture barrier through hydration and prevention of skin dryness. It also has a prebiotic property to support a healthy microbiome.


clinically proven to smooth skin calmly

how to use daily milkfoliant

Exfoliation is typically carried out after cleansing and before application of serums and moisturisers. Daily exfoliation can be performed either AM or PM to suit your lifestyle. If you choose to include a weekly exfoliant as well as daily, omit your daily use exfoliant on the day you use your weekly one.

After cleansing, dispense half a teaspoon of the Daily Milkfoliant into damp hands and gently rub together to create a creamy lather. Lightly massage over face and neck in small circular motions for 1 minute, avoiding the eye area, then rinse away.

Support skin post exfoliation by layering hydrating and protecting formulas such as Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist and Circular Hydration Serum. Daily application of SPF is also critical to defend resurfaced skin from damaging UV rays. Try Invisible Physical Defence SPF30.

make peace with your skin and the planet

Daily Milkfoliant has been designed with sustainability in mind. The bottle is made from 50% recyclable plastic and once you’ve used it up, you can recycle it, along with the carton.

Tip: Dispose of the desiccant bag before placing empty canister with sifter and cap in the recycling bin.

pro calm for next level results

Soothe and strengthen sensitive skin with this targeted treatment. Soothing botanical actives provide relief while lymphatic drainage and pressure point massage help calm a stressed nervous system. This treatment helps hydrate, balance and restore the skin barrier for reduced sensitivity and calmer skin. 

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