Although it is expensive, this is a wonderful product. I haven't bought the $65 set yet....got one 1oz size in a kit and another in a free offer. I love the way my skin looks and feels with this. I just used up my first 1 oz size and I've been using it appx. weekly since the end of March. I'm 29, and I was starting to see sun damage and fine lines, but they have greatly diminished since starting a good skincare regemin.
I agree with everyone on this one. I have extremely sensitive skin with a little couperose (broken caps) on my cheek, so I cringe when I hear the word scrub! A friend of mine raved and raved about this and lent me her kit one night to use for myself. Honestly, I was scared at first because I had no idea how my skin was going to react to this. After I used it, I was shocked!! My skin literally glowed and was so smooth and so soft! It did bother my couperose patch on my cheek, so I just work around it and make sure not to scrub it. The only complaint I have about this kit is that it's sooooooo expensive. $65.00...ouch!! So, I only use this maybe 2x a month so I don't go through it as fast, but honestly it is worth every penny.
I love this stuff!!! MY skin was so much softer and brighter after I used this. The results were amazing when I used it on my bf. My bf's skin is oily, acne-prone, with a lot of scars. After one treatment on him, his scars were less noticeable,less breakouts, and the dry flaky patches were gone. His mom, grandma, and his friends all asked him what he used on his skin to make it so much better! and this was after ONE treatment.
this product is pretty expensive if you buy it from sephora, but I got mine on ebay and paid about 40$ canadian for the 1 oz size plus a makeup optional trial kit.
The only thing to watch out for is if you have sensitive skin, because the activating gel might be too harsh, and becareful not to "scrub" but massage the crystals gently on your skin.
I recommend getting a sample first from sephora ( thats enough to last you two treatments so you can see if you like it or not)
Totally worth the money.... Feels like a "real" facial in less than 5 minutes. One of the best ways I've ever found to feel pampered without spending a fortune (a little goes a LONG way!).
I am 50 and have tried 'em all. I got a professional facial last week at a resort spa. She used a lamp to show up sun damage and problem areas. I saw the results myself and couldn't believe it. Almost NO damage. I credit this product for those results. Since the facial was twice as much as this product, I find the cost really great. My son got upset because people kept thinking we were married! I will use this forever.
This stuff really carries its best impact upon the first few uses. My girlfriend and I discovered it after trying sample envelopes and we were so impressed with the silkiness of our formerly winter-ravaged faces after the treatment. At $65 for the set, you may gawk - I sure did. I've used mine about 10 times, and I'm about halfway through the kit. I wish I could afford to do it weekly, because I really like the scent, the process, and the results, but I really can't. -- You see, $65/20 applications = ~$3.10 per go, or $12.40 per month, $148.80 annually. Don't let this totally deter you, though; I find my once-per-month applications still deliver around 80% of the effects in terms of a regular exfoliation/detox, especially when used in conjunction with a good cleanser and a cheap masque like Queen Helene's Mint Julep. I could live without this stuff, but life wouldn't be quite as fun. :)
I love this stuff. I usually use it less than once a week. My skin is left soft and glowing. It's pretty pricey though. I may have to try the Oil of Olay Microdermabrasion system and compare.
Okay, I admit I did not shell out the $65 for the kit. I've been buying sample kits off Ebay at about $3 each. At any rate, my skin is very fair and sensitive (if I run my finger across my face it will leave a red mark for several minutes).
I'm 26 years old with a clear complexion, which would make you think I wouldn't need a peel, but I have a lot of premature aging due to sun burns when I was young, some harsh medicines I've been on, lack of sleep from a baby that wakes up 4 times a night, and some overall sagging due to weight loss.
The results of the very first peel were great. I was so impressed with this I bought the daily pad version to supplement it and within the first week my skin is smooth and tight again. I plan to buy these over and over again, though I doubt I would ever be able to spring for the $65 kit.
I alternate weekly treatments b/w this and the oxygen peel. My skin is changing from acne to combo. Perhaps because of this change (or some other reason) it occasionally gets dry and flaky. I have found that this peel does an excellent job removing the flaky patches. It did not irritate my skin at all. It left a very smooth surface that lasted for several days.
I've tried a lot of different skincare products over the years and I'm not easily impressed. After I used this in sample form (with the Makeup Optional Set from Sephora) I ordered the full size kit. I couldn't believe how smooth my skin felt after using the peel. What's even better, the process takes around five minutes and I don't have the time anymore to lie around waiting for masques to dry for 20 minutes. I have good skin that is not sensitive. The only exfoliating product that's ever given me trouble is Algologie. I like the way the crystals smell (citrus), I like the warming action of the lotion and the whole thing rinses off clean. My skin has never been clearer. I've just reordered. I don't do that often -- usually preferring to try out some other line, because I'm easily bored.