This truly is one of the best products I've ever used for my skin- and considering my obsession with skincare, that really means something- I've tried a ton of different products and generally get disappointed when the product doesn't live up to the hype. I got 3 samples with Philosophy's Makeup Optional kit and after one use of the Microdelivery Peel, ran out and bought a full size of the peel so that I could take the samples for travel. I do not have problem skin and didn't realize how it could be improved until I tried this peel (in conjunction with the makeup optional kit)! Skin is noticeably less congested, pores are smaller, and you truly get a beautiful glow that lasts 1-2 days. I don't think the process is *THAT* difficult and anyways, this is such a great product that I wouldn't care if it took 1/2 an hour with several more steps! Expensive but soo worth it- it's not just luxurious for the sake of being luxurious, and I use it once a week so I get good mileage out of it. (I would think that using it more than once a week would be too harsh anways.) I'm a fan of Oil of Olay as a drugstore skincare line but haven't tried their version of the peel- and I can't imagine that it could be as great as this. Get a sample of this, buy the makeup optional kit, or buy the full size of the peel- just try this once and you'll be converted.
This product is the real deal. Worth every penny.
I used this weekly for a couple months, and while it appeared to make no long-term difference, the immediate effect is nice. I'm only 19 so I'm not sure what this does for wrinkles, but I got this to help even my skin tone and make my pores less noticeable, neither of which happened. I like the way this product works; it's gentle yet still delivers pretty thorough exfoliation. It made my skin very soft and smells good, but I was expecting a little bit more.
*Edit 8/23/08* I purchased another kit and have come around to this. I think this time around I started using a bit more of both the scrub and the gel, and found that it actually made a pretty big difference in my results. I also entered the ingredient information for a toxicity report, and it scores a 4/10, which isn't great but not nearly as horrible as some on the market. Contains parabens.
I was really excited to try this product because I LOVE most Philosophy products. However, I was very disappointed in this one. On the front of the box it says "for all skin types" so I thought this would be good for me. When I used it, my chin broke out in cystic pimples and made my skin very red. I went back to read the box and in very fine print it says do not use if you've have a history of acne or breakouts. As much as I hate to say this, I feel I was very mislead. Has anyone else had this experience?
This product is a must-have! Everytime I use it, I feel as if I have an extra "glow". For those of you who are wondering how this compares to the OLAY Microdermabrasion-Peel kit... there is no comparison. Philosophy's product has a much nicer citrus smell, and the grains in the scrub are small. My face is usually fairly tough to be sensitive & acne-prone, but the OLAY line literally felt like it was ripping my skin! Not at all an issue with the Philosophy. A definite repurchase although I will choke on the price!
Like it very much. Has made a huge difference in my skin texture. Baby soft and glowing. Tempted to try the Olay version of this due to extremely high price. Strangely, my face isnt even reddened after using this.
This was just okay for me. This is a two part set in which you must mix the products together to activate. Pain in the neck. Then it gets warm and foamy and you apply to the face for 2-3 minutes. ITs supposed to exfoliate the skin as well as deliver vitamin c and peptides to the skin. My skin initially looked brighter, and some spots faded ever so slightly. So it does exfoliate slightly. But the downside for me was that my skin slightly burned afterward and it broke me out. i have sensitive acne prone skin and normally use proactiv and this was just too much for me. Retails for a pricey $65. Not for my skin type so i wont be repurchasing.
Although this is expensive at $65.00, it works very well on my very sensitive skin. I had several microdermabrasion procedures at my dermatologist's office and my skin actually became worse (this cost hundreds of dollars). The Microdelivery Peel treatment is much less irritating, and much more effective for me. I use it twice a week - it takes less than five minutes - and I love the way my skin feels and looks afterwards. This is a keeper!
Wonderful product.Made my skin look smooth and glowing.My skin texture improved a lot with a few uses. Stings a little bit.Love it overall !
Although there is no question that this is a superior product, I find it too difficult to use. The measurements are too imprecise for a start - a fingerful of the grains, a blob of the liquid - and I seem to get it wrong every time (either too much of one, or too much of the other). I never manage to get it to foam and heat up like it is supposed to.
Although my skin does feel amazing afterwards, I would rather buy Origin's Modern Friction as it's cheaper, easier to use, and just as effective.