L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise ReFinish Micro-Dermabrasion [discontinued]

L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise ReFinish Micro-Dermabrasion [discontinued]

3.9

238 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Note: To my dismay, this product has been discontinued long ago. You can find it on Ebay for the chest and hands. Only products that work seem to happen. Thanks, L’Oreal.

Finally! Real exfoliation at home.

I gave up on exfoliating scrubs last year. The grains were always either too big and scratchy or too small and weak to do anything. Maybe manual exfoliation wasn’t for me.

It took me 2 months before I gave in to the at home microdermabrasion kick. There are several on the market to choose from. Don’t waste your time or money trying to pick one out. Spend the $20 and get L’oreal Refinish Microdermabrasion kit. Since a post-treatment moisturizer is included, you’re really only paying $10 each step. Considering the results this product gives, it’s a steal.

Refinish contains aluminum oxide crystals. Which in case you didn’t know, is the same ingredient used in real microdermabrasions. (Except they use a tool that blasts the crystals into your skin and them sucks them back out.) The first time I used this, I could really tell I was using metal on my face. It made me uncomfortable. I felt like I was rubbing tin foil on me. But by my second treatment, I was over it. Now I don’t even notice it.

Directions say to use it 2-3 times a week. Gently massage into face as you would any other exfoliator, but be MORE gentle. This stuff is no joke. Only do it for 1-2 minutes. Use a timer if you need to.

Then rinse off and notice the baby soft difference. The real magic happens after a couple weeks of consistent use. I’ve been using it every other day for 2 months and my skin is so much clearer.

Like with any other microdermabrasion, chemical peels or retinols, make sure you use adequate sunscreen at all times. This kit conveniently comes with its own moisturizer complete with SPF 15.

This kit is worth every penny. With regular use, it will last at least a month or even more. I will definitely be buying this again when I run out.

Still looking for a replacement for this product,



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I gave this product a 3 because I like the microdermabrasion part (step one out of two) and the exfoliating beads are very small so it can really seep into and clean out your pores, making them appear smaller and tighter. I use the first step with my Clarisonic brush and I love it. However, I'm not a fan of the moisturizer (step two). It just sat on my face and felt almost rubbery on my skin, and later on in the day (when I used it in the morning) I would wipe my face and I could feel the layer it formed on my skin come off. It's gross. If I could buy just step one I would though.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I bought this product when I deployed to Spain...yes I know such a rough Air Force life...in 2003 and loved it. I hadn't thought about dermabrasion again until recently and not the product is off the market. I got another set a few months ago off of EBay and once again love it! I have deep pitted acne scars on my cheeks and smaller ones on my forehead and chin. The tiny scars on my upper cheeks are gone. I use it every 2 or 3 days, mask my face with a clay mask twice a week and try to steam my face once a week or more.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Like this product.

GOOD
- does what it does --> smoother skin
- quick results
- easy system to use
- doesn't bother my sensitive acne skin (even though I use benzyl peroxide)

BAD
- could be stronger concentration
- tingly sensation may be too much for some
- wasteful packaging


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

For some reason this breaks me out horribly, I get those tiny little zits that look like mosquito bites AND those huge painful ones that take forever to heal, no other skin care product has ever caused anything like this to me. It doesn't really fade scars either, it's a nice exfoliator but that's it.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

love this stuff. I used 2 times a week and my skin is so smooth and soft and totally glowing!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have very dry skin, roscaea and eczema so i have been scared to try peels or dermabrasion. My skin is looking dull and my pores are large and uneven skintone. Anyway i saw this for $7.99 in the dollar store, i applied it for 1min 30 secs and i had no irritation or redness, my skin felt amazing and i looked great... I hope i see more improvement.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this stuff. Lancome makes a smiliar product for a lot more money.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Love, love, LOVE! My skin is made so smooth after I use the exfoliant and my pores are looking smaller everyday! I really think continued use of this is really going to help me unclog and tighten my pores! I always use a toner right after this as well...I think that's helping. Anyway, it's a great product and it has a very low price point which is always a plus.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Picked this up at TJMAXX for $5 so I figured why not give it a try. I'm sure it doesn't even compare to a professional facial but it does do a good job. It is two steps using the usual aluminum oxide crystals and the patented Biosaccharide Complex. The directions say to massage the crystals in for 2 minutes, I found this gave me a red face, so I cut it down to 1 minute and used more water. This is a great pick me up for dull skin. You will see results after the first use. I do agree that it is best to use in the shower as you can get your neck better that way also.


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