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Here are the best exfoliants for your skin

Learn the tips and tricks for choosing the best exfoliant for your skin type and skin concerns.

here are the best exfoliants for your skin

Exfoliating your skin is a crucial step in any skin care routine. By exfoliating your skin, you remove dead skin cells and unclog pores which helps reveal younger skin cells for brighter, radiant skin.  


However, finding the right exfoliant for your skin type can be deceptively tricky. Good news, though: whether you have dry, sensitive or acne prone skin, Dermalogica has the exfoliants best suited for everyone's unique skin type.


Daily Microfoliant

The best exfoliant for all skin types

Our top pick for all skin types is Daily Microfoliant. This iconic exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to polish skin to perfection. 

  • Removes dulling surface debris and evens skin tone
  • Gentle enough for daily use
  • Reveals brighter, smoother skin

 Daily Milkfoliant

The best exfoliant for sensitivity and redness

Daily Milkfoliant is a calming vegan exfoliating powder with AHA and BHA ingredients that removes dead skin cells and helps cell turnover which improves skin texture and reduces redness. The exfoliant also contains oat and coconut milk which soothes and smooths for softer skin.

  • Gently polishes to reveal smoother, more vibrant skin
  • Replenishes and supports skin’s moisture barrier
  • Clinically proven to smooth skin calmly after one use*


Daily Superfoliant

The best exfoliants for aging skin

Resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant Daily Superfoliant is a highly-active resurfacer that delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging.

  • Resurfaces and deep cleanses for your smoothest skin ever
  • Absorbs environmental pollutants and helps detoxify pores
  • Helps fight pollution triggers that lead to premature skin aging


Multivitamin Thermafoliant


This thermal skin exfoliant infuses skin with age-fighting ingredients. Multivitamin Thermafoliant is a powerful skin polisher that combines physical and chemical exfoliants to refine skin texture and enhance vitamin delivery. 

  • Polishes away dulling skin to reveal smoother, fresher skin
  • Thermal technology drives benefits further into skin


Hydro Masque Exfoliant

The best exfoliant for dry skin

Our top pick for dry skin is Hydro Masque Exfoliant. This hydrating and exfoliating five-minute masque smoothes and renews for luminous, healthy-looking skin.

  • Helps with uneven skin tone
  • Hydrates skin with snow mushroom
  • Strengthen skin’s moisture barrier


Daily Microfoliant

The best exfoliant for acne prone skin

While Daily Microfoliant is the best exfoliant to use on all skin types, it's also our go-to for acne prone skin. Daily Microfoliant clears impacted follicles and minimizes acne formation with salicylic acid

  • Calms and soothes skin
  • Improves skin smoothness and reduces blackheads
  • brightens and minimizes the look of dark spots


    Liquid Peelfoliant

    The best exfoliant for uneven skin tone

    Liquid Peelfoliant is a professional-grade at-home peel with a blend of 30% acids and enzymes that works at different layers of the skin’s surface to thoroughly exfoliate, help unclog pores and reveal smoother, brighter skin.

    • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Evens skin tone for brighter skin
    • Minimizes the appearance of pores 


    Shop our full exfoliants collection.