This fabulous exfoliator cleared my skin of daily whiteheads, greasy skin and dullness. I'm now brimming with fresh faced confidence thanks to it. I must mention, though, that my skin is currently oily due to our hot & humid summers. I was nervous before using this exfoliator, thinking it will worsen my break-outs since it has microbeads. However, the opposite happened, and now my skin is smoother. The fresh minty smell is invigorating. Note: I found this product to be drying in the winter time, even when used once a week. I wouldnt buy it again because of the high price. continued >>
This exfoliator is super-powerful and I can feel it blasting away surface level cells; but don't worry, this "procedure" is pretty close to pain-free. The texture is very fine... imagine a night cream, with a healthy dose of sand. The exfoliating agents are small, round, and I actually find them to be quite soothing on my dry, sensitive skin. The very light lemon scent does slightly remind me of Pledge. However, I am very sensitive to smells and it does not linger once it's been washed off.
For those of you that have used ExfoliKate, this is a totally different experience. The exfoliating particles in this are much, much smaller than ExfoliKate. I also found the enzymes in ExfoliKate to be quite strong; making it almost as much of a chemical peel as it is scrub. Microdermabrasion is a true scrub and probably not the right fit for you if you like the peel/scrub combination of ExfoliKate.
This product did not do a whole lot for me. I was looking for a product that would even my skin tone, as microdermabrasion does, but my skin looked exactly the same after using the entire jar. There are lots of natural face scrubs that hardly cost a thing and make my skin feel AND look great. I would suggest trying out a DIY face scrub instead of a harsh product like this one. Not worth it at all.
This is really polishing. Scrubbing particles feel sharp against your skin, so does the fresh scent (feels a bit like eucalyptus oil?). It definitely works, my skin is really clean and smooth afterwards, but I cannot help but wonder if what this is doing, really benefits my skin or not. I'm not used to products this rough, but if you like scrubs as effective and refreshening as possible, you will love this.
Me, I am a little afraid of it. But I use it to get rid of dead skin cells before self tanners and it works like a charm. I would be a little scared to use this more than once a week.
Also, I need a really, really hydrating mask after using it. Origins Drink Up is my favorite for replenishing the moisture that this pulls out of my skin.
I got sucked into the hype about this product. i have no major skin issues. just started with Retin A and so my skin is dry. I used this but didn't do anything. nothing at all. really not worth it for me.
This is exactly what you want a scrub to be -- and you actually feel it sloughing off the top layer of cells. The lemon-lime scents is refreshing, not perfume-y. I do wish the product came in a flip-top food as you end up having to try and close the cap with product on your fingers.
Best scrub! I LOVE the fresh clean tingle it leaves!
A super-powerful exfoliator: afterall, as its name implies, this product is supposed to act abrasively. So not for the faint hearted!
Sharp grain particles result in a scouring effect on the skin, which blasts away surface level cells regardless of the lightness of touch applied. Sensitive skin beware. Skin certainly left glowing after this onslaught, but also (very) red! However, with infrequent use this product does deliver much improved skin tone and clarity.
Bottom line, then: top performer in abrasive scrub category.
this is hands down probably the best micro at home abrasion creme on the market. The only product comparable is the micro abrasion from la praire but it is 255$ USD and this is $75 USD. Both are great products.. just depends on your budget. ENJOY.
This is an effective exfoliating scrub that polishes, softens, and smooths the skin's texture. I like the fact that in addition to the crystals, this scrub contains lactic acid, which helps to remove dead skin cells and improve skin tone. I use this several times per week and found that it helps keep dullness and flakiness at bay. I prefer face products that are fragrance free, but the slightly sweet smelling fragrance in this product did not irritate my skin. It was not surprising that despite what the product advertisement claims, this scrub does not mimic the results seen from professional microdermabrasion treatments. The price for this product is extraordinarily high for an exfoliating scrub. I recently received a generous sample of a microdermabrasion scrub from Platinum Skincare and found that it provides the same benefit as this product, is fragrance free, and is sold at a small fraction of the cost. I enjoyed my experiment with this product, but won't be repurchasing.