This is a great exfoliator- works best if you use it right after you cleanse & your skin is still damp. Especially while you're in the shower- use step 1- a little goes a long way. Use a pea size amount & concentrate on the T-zone. If you have very dry or sensitive skin, use sparingly and lightly. Rinse off and then follow with step 2. This is NOT a moisturizer but it helps to calm down the skin. Wait a few minutes and then you can apply moisturizer after. I love this product and use it maybe 1-2 times a week. Try it once a week and see how your skin does with it. Retails for $50- will last you for months so it is worth it.
This is SO much better than the St Ives scrub- that is made with crushed apricot seeds- think about it, what do you think those pieces look like under a microscope?? Maybe little shards of seeds, almost like broken glass & you want to scrub your face with that? This Mary Kay product has tiny, round crystal that won't cut up your face.
Don't waste your hard earned money on this...its bad for you and the environment...just google it..most scrubs like this are made with plastic....save some money and make your own by just using plain baking soda...or make a honey & cinnamon scrub..makes your face smooth without the irritation you get from these toxic filled scrubs!
I can't say much for price because I received it as a gift. I was really impressed with this product! I am a skin care junkie who has tried just about everything to tame my skin. I have blackheads and whiteheads everywhere, and after some failed prescription acne topicals, now I have tiny inflamed bumps all over. Even after one use I felt a difference that I've never felt with anything else I've tried. I used the microdermabrasion (step 1) with my Clarisonic, then followed with the lotion (step 2) after stepping out of the shower. I have been slathering a thick cream on my face every chance I get, so I didn't think this thin lotion was going to give me any benefits. However, after using it I was finally free from the flaky dry skin I've been battling for months. I was able to put on my makeup without embarrassing flakes for the first time in a long time! Overall, this is a great product and I will definitely be stocking up!
I used this last night for the first time. I have really bad clogged pores under my eyes/nose area and on my forehead and finally wanted to try something different. I told my fiance to feel my face before (realllly bumpy in the problem areas) and to take a good look at it. Which he did. I did both steps of the set and afterward he said my skin felt softer and looked smoother. And to be honest....it really did. This is very drying so I used a good bit of the moisturizer and today my skin looks SOooooooooooooooooooo much better. I'm actually really surprised at how well it works. MK consultants recommend that you only do this 2 times a week if you have dry skin to begin with, and I can see why.
The first step is a scrub but when you look at it, it doesn't have big bead in it. It's like sand, very fine. And it felt great while I was using it on my face.
I def will be buying this again.
So, where to begin? I had a Mary Kay party tonight and we tried the Microdermabrasion set. First of all, I was skeptical of even trying this in the first place. I have always seen Microdermabrasion kits come with electronic tools that use circular motions or vibrations to deliver fantastic results. But, the Mary Kay set doesn't use any electronic devices. It's kind of like your normal exfoliation and moisturizer. I just did not understand how this was going to work. Step one is the "microdermabrasion" and step two is the moisturizer. To start, I tried step one. The grains in the cleanser are really fine unlike the grains used in the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Once I put the cleanser on my face it sort if felt like the Neutrogena microdermabrasion system. But, I felt that the Neutrogena kind have my skin more of an exfoliation. The Mary Kay microdermabrasion step one just left my skin feeling really dry and not hydrated. It felt as if I had a clay mask on. Step two of the system is supposed to hydrate. The only thing to say about that is that it DOES NOT hydrate whatsoever. It just feels like a really watered down moisturizer. The results after using the system were not impressive. My skin felt dry, itchy, and had red blotches all over. Not to mention, a few hours later my skin broke out into pimples and I don't just mean any pimples. I mean the ones that grow underneath your skin, cause pain, and take forever to heal. Yeah, NOT happy right now. I really wanted to be proved wrong by this product, but I guess not. This product is definitely not worth the hype it gets on YouTube or MakeupAlley, especially since the price of the set costs around $50. SO NOT WORTH IT!! In my opinion, opt for the Clarisonic (more worth the money), St. Ives Apricot Scrub, or the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System!!!
I've been using this now for a few years, and I love it. On a whim I went and got a facial at a spa, and paid an arm and a leg for it, and when I came out, my face felt and looked no better than when I was done using the MK Microderm. That's not really a slight on the spa, but more of a compliment to how well Mk Microderm works, it's spa quality. And I can buy a whole set for about 1/2 of what one facial costs me and I get a few months use out of it. The common gripe with this product is that the seconds step doesn't moisturize enough. That is NOT what it is supposed to do. So, make sure you use your regular moisturizer after you've cleansed your face and done microderm steps one and two. After a few uses I was able to notice a visible difference in my skin tone, and after only one use I was able to see a GREAT difference in how my make up went on much smoother. This is probably my favorite MK Product of all time.
Fine grains, affordable and great results! I use to use Kate Somerville, which is still a great product - but it costs an arm and leg.
I tried Mary Kay Microdermabrasion because I got a free sample. It works great! Scrubs off gently all the dry skin cells and really brightens up my skin tone! Over time, I saw my skin looking healthier!
It keeps my products consistent since I use the Mary Kay cleansers and moisturizers. The Mary Kay line keeps the pH in my skin balanced. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Winnie Rating: 8/10
I love this kit. I have sensitive acne prone skin and exfoliating with other products left my skin super sensitive and later lead to a break out. This is very gentle. I use this after I have removed all my makeup and cleansed by skin. I then leave my face moist and massage gently in circles all over my face. I use this once a week - depending on how my skin feels I may use it twice but I try not to overdo it with exfoliating. After washing this out I apply step 2 Timewise Replenishing Serum and when its dry I will apply my usual moisturiser.
I have fair, acne prone combination skin, so I am always exfolliating my skin. I have tried a number of microdermabrasion kits, and this one is really worth trying. Its gentle, and really improved the texture of my skin. I use it about twice a week. It has not made me break out, and I've actually noticed an overall improvement to my skin. I havent even gotten my monthly hormone breakouts around my mouth since I started using this product. Its a little pricey at $55, but it does last awhile and I will definitely keep this product in my arsenal.
I ordered a travelpackage just to try out and so far I LOVE this stuff!
Step 1: Not comparable to facial scrubs I have used. It really is MICROdermabrasion without hurting or irritating the skin. The grit is very fine and gentle. No scent and it feels really good massaging my skin with it!
The replenish part also feels very good. The light lotion feels like a serum, it has no scent and is almost immediately absorbed by my skin. After the replenish part I do have to use my own moisturizer.
After using this my skin feels soft as a babies behind!!
I end up with smooth skin, healthy glow, smaller pores and more even skintone.
I think timewise microdermabrasion set is worth paying for, since I get same (or even better) results as going to a spa/salon. I will definatly purchase the full set.