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.
While I haven't noticed much in the way of any hyper-pigmentation disappearing yet (I'm on my second jar of it), I love how smooth this product makes my skin feel. I get much better results with the Philosophy peel than with the Oil of Olay version--too bad becasue OoO's is much less expensive! But Philosophy's grains are definitely finer, and I get a much better exfoliation this way. For me, it's worth the extra $.
Wow! This product is great! I had doubts at first, but I am amazed at the results. I was previously using a skincare line (Cosmedicine) that made my skin feel very rough and bumpy. Returned those products right away! I got a sample of the Microdelivery Peel from Sephora and after ONE treatment, the roughness went away!! My skin felt the smoothest it's ever been and cleared my large pores on my nose. These results lasted for days on end too!! I did feel some slight stinging upon use, but I didn't mind it at all. This stuff is pretty pricey at $65 but it should last a long time and totally worth the money. I necessary investment for instantly transformed skin. I should mention I have normal/combination skin and my nose is pretty congested.
I love this product! I have combination skin: normal, oily and sometimes dry. Because my skin is sometimes dry I only use this product once a week. I have large pores on my cheeks and blackheads in on nose. I also get break outs and have scars on my chin.
Since using this product my complexion is so much clearer. The pores on my cheeks are smaller and less conjested. The blackheads on my nose are less and seem to be dissapearing. The break outs on my chin are only the ocassional pimple now and my scars seem to be fading. My skin is also really soft and smooth. This is a miricle product for me.
I have only used this product 3 times. As soon as this kit runs out I will but a new one. The price is a little steep but compared to price of the diamond peels I was thinking about getting, it's worth it. From reading the reviews I know it doesn't work well for everyone but I can tell you it works really really well for me :)
I was prepared to hate this, its expensive, I find it messy to use and I am not a big fan of any sort of manual scrub as they tend to irritate my skin but this stuff is amazing. I am only using it monthly due to its scary cost but it leaves my skin glowing and feeling so soft with no irritation . I love it!
This is a very disappointing product. I was expecting to really like this, though I am not sure why due to the mediocre quality of the "Makeup Optional Skin" system.
I have sensitive skin which is also combination. After mixing this up, I followed every instruction to the letter (not hard for an esthetician to do, LOL), and my skin began to burn. I have never had a sensitivity to a Vitamin C product before, so that was strange. Within 10 minutes after being done with my peel, my chin became beet red and I started breaking out with what felt like a prickly heat rash.
I still did this as directed for about 5 uses. It did the same thing, so it wasn't just my skin "adjusting". I have tried all types of home peels/microdermabrasion from Lancome to Olay at the drugstore. In my opinion, Avon (and I am not a rep) has the best on the market. I cannot recommend this at all. continued >>