very similar to Philosphy's set. It even smells the same. I've been using this for about 2 weeks now, 3x a week...I have really oily skin and my skin can handle it well. I am very breakout prone and very prone to the red marks (scars) after a breakout because of my skintone. Seriously, a blackhead on me will leave a mark. Not all of the scars are gone but I'd say there is a 30% inprovement. Ones on my cheeks are gone, but ones on my jawline are still fading. I'm using less and less makeup ( I can actually get away with using my foundation as a concealer versues a thick heavy concealer now). I notice that when I skip my usual day to do this kit, I get a zit! So I have to be very consistant with it. Some tips for this, if you're having trouble:
DO NOT use this (or any kind of scrub) over any zit or break out. The crystals (or grains) will spread the yucky stuff all over your face and you will break out more!
Remember that it takes at least 2 weeks for a pimple to form (even though most of them seem to appear over night lol). But really, it does take a while. This product is removing top layers of skin, thus bringing the gunk (lol) up faster. So don't give up if you use it a couple of weeks and zits come up.
DO NOT use this after a shower. After you shower, your pores are open from the steam of the shower. Seems like a great time to exfoliate right? WRONG. The crystals will actually, literally, get stuck in your pores, thus clogging them.
My routine: use Olay microdermabrasion...rinse....apply Honey mask (honey is suppose to also help in removing acne scars and help with acne since it's naturally antibacterial and heals wounds).....hop in the shower and rinse. After my shower is when I usually use a deep cleansing mask: Origins clear improvement (if I'm only having blackhead problems), Origins out of trouble (if I'm in breakout hell or pmsing), or C Bigelows deep cleansing mask (if I'm feeling extra oily).
hope this helps!!!!!!! this is a great product for the value, and I think anyone of any age needs this.
love this product. After using it for the first time. I had never feel my face so soft like that. I can't help keep touching my face. It works better than any facial scrubs and won't irritate my face. I found Wal-Mart has the best price, $21.xx. Now I use it once a week to keep my face soft. There is another product Termal mini-peel that very similar to this one. I used them both. They all works great.
bought this product hoping that it will clear my acne scars. after using this product my face felt bright and clear but after a day small acne will appear. used it once a week for a month with the same results.
This is very similar to Philosophy's Microdelivery Peel, only cheaper. First you use the scrub which comes in a jar, then you apply the heat activator on top.
Great results, especially good for clearing blackheads and open pores. I find it takes quite a lot of rinsing off to get every last trace off, else you get left with gritty bits on your face and in your hairline.
Beware if you have sensitive skin as it can be a bit harsh. I use it every other day, which is plenty.
I got this treatment in hopes that it would help fade my acne scars.. Sadly, it didn't:( Well, it did just a little but nothing drastic. But what I loved about this was how soft my face felt after I used it! I love the smell, too! It is so gentle that I used it about 3 times a week (at night). I will re-buy because I love how it makes my face soft. Hopefully, the more I use it, it will help fade my scars;)
Olay's comes with 2 items: an exfoliator scrub and a gel activator. The scrub comes in a sealed jar and it smells like juicy Tang orange drink. The scrub has tendency to settle so if you left it standing for awhile, you need to give it a stir. The gel activator is clear gel packaged in flip top bottle; this one has no scent at all. I usually do a very gentle scrub for 1-minute, followed by application of the gel activator, which feels warm (but not as hot as say, Biore Warming Mask) and makes the scrub turns into little foams. Then I massage gently for another minute and finally rinse it out. Even with sensitive skin, I can safely do this procedure every other day and that makes my skin very fresh and glowy looking. I think when it comes to exfoliation, frequency is better than potency of the chemical.
I think the scrub could have been formulated better so that the scrub does not settle down, eliminating the need to stir it prior to using. I also find the jar packaging a bit less hygienic; I think I would have prefer a squeeze tube. 1 lippie deduction for packaging.
Prior to this, I have tried Roc Resurfacing Facial Peel and Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Facial Peel. I like Olay's the best as it is the most suitable for sensitive skin of all the 3 I tried. Both of these usually left me red and irritated even when I followed the instruction closely. I will continue to buy Olay's unless if I find a better one out there.
So i wanted a peel and this came with that and a microdermabrasion scrub, so i got it. The scrub doesn't really get my skin so soft, I've used better ones. And then you have to apply the peel that weirdly foams up. I was expecting my skin to be nice and soft but it didn't do anything amazing for me. And i also think it may have made me break out. Not a lot, but always the next day after using it i would have a brand new pimple.
LOVE the way this makes my face feel when Im done. When you put the serum on over the crystals, my skin actually tingles so much that I freaked out the first time I used it. Now, I just dont massage it for the full 1 to 2 min ... My skin is really smooth after I use this.. Not sure if I will buy again cause its on the pricey side, but I do notice an improvement on my skin after I use it.
I LOve this and will buy it again. It makes my skin soft but I don't think it really got rid of my past acne scars which I thought it was supposed to do. Even if it didn't im impressed in the way my skin feels after using it. I'll recommend that you no scrub too hard if you have sensitive skin.
This works really well. I try to use it about once a week and my skin is looking better than ever. My skin is already really clear but it tends to look pretty dull because it gets dry. This peel changes all that. My skin looks soft, smooth, and glowing after I use it and my moisturizer sinks in much better. Plus it smells amazing. You can get a pack of 2 at Sam's for cheaper.