EXFOLIATION STATION: Endota Glycolic Clearing Cleanser & Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

Endota Glycolic Clearing Cleanser & Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

Endota Glycolic Clearing Cleanser & Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

Glycolic Clearing Cleanser from Endota is a mild AHA cleanser for normal/normal-oily skin. This light jelly style cleanser is great for skin that’s already used to AHA/glycolic products, but it’s also a great introduction to glycolics if you’ve never used a chemical exfoliant before.

My skin is normal/dry and I’ve been using this without any issues. I just squeeze out a dollop onto my Clarisonic and go to town (delicate brush head, lowest setting). It leaves my skin polished and smooth, but not tight or irritated.

In dude news The Chap has taken to using this morning and night too. I’ve noticed that over the last few weeks his skin is much clearer and softer, and unless he’s been seeing a beautician behind my back, I’m putting that down to this cleanser!

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer is a little box of wonder. Each tin contains 35 little sachets, each containing a little cloth finger-puppet soaked with a cocktail of active enzymes, AHAs and a BHA to exfoliate, break down congestion and encourage cell turnover. Think of it as a skin polish, not a harsh stripping agent. Application is easy: I just rip the packet open, pop on the finger puppet and apply it from hairline to bustline. Although the little puppet thingo is small, there’s enough liquid goodness to cover all of my face, neck, décolletage and the back of my hands.

Ok, no foolin’ around – I loved this product. It cleared the mild congestion I get around my chin, and it powered through my dull and dry skin to give me the kind of glowing radiance I haven’t had since I was a teenager. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. But… there’s a but, and it’s a pretty costly but.

A tin of Dermalogica’s Daily Resurfacer contains 35 sachets and costs AU$118. Like, I’m not shy about spending money on my skin. I don’t skimp and I don’t cheap out on my skincare, but I’m struggling to come up with a way to justify something that works out to around AU$3.40 per use which is… well, it ain’t cheap. It works like a dream and my skin looks unreal, but I don’t know how I can realistically justify dropping $118 every month to maintain that effect. It’s one thing to love a product when the fates have been kind enough to bless me with it as a gift, but it’s another thing entirely to realistically look at how a product can sit within my budget as an ongoing purchase. Sigh. I love Dermalogica’s Daily Resurfacer to bits, but it’s a love I can’t afford.

Who: Endota
What: Glycolic Clearing Cleanser
How Much: AU$45 for 125ml
When: available now
Where: Endota day spas, David Jones

Who: Dermalogica
What: Daily Resurfacer
How Much: AU$118 for 35 pouches
When: available now
Where: David Jones and all good day spas

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