Neutrogena • Ageless Restoratives--Total Skin Renewal Power Cleanser • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
One word: AMAZING!
After having my 2nd child, the texture and appearance of my skin has been rough and dull. No amount of apricot scrubs, toners, cleansers or 3-step systems has worked. This handy little device has brought life back to face, smoothed and evened out the tone and texture to my skin and softened out my single forehead wrinkle. I am not sure whether it is the vibrating motion or the pads that has attributed to this, but either way, I love it.
I use this 3 times a week, usually at night, and follow with an anti-wrinkle treatment and moisturizer. In between use, I cleanse in the mornings with a regular cleanser and an anti-blemish one at night, followed by a light, oil-free moisturizer. The combination of products has allowed me to go foundation-free, and now I can get away with wearing just a touch of concealer under my eyes and powder to control oil.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great exfoliator with a gentle touch. I purchased this for $19.99 CDN at Real Canadian Superstore, but it can also be found at any drugstore or in the healthy/beauty section of your local grocers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I'm really surprised this hasn't rec'd more positive reviews.
My skin issues:
had acne as a teen, but used accutane so while I do have enlagred pores they're mostly empty, and my skin is MEGA dehydrated so I have these annoying little flakes on my nose & chin that show up when I put any make-up on. I actually don't have any wrinkles at all thanks to Botox for the last 5 years, so I can't say if it helps with fine lines.
This is the ONLY exfoliating type product that works for me. I use Neo Strata & Clinaderm for everyday, but this product works even better for me than the Neo Strata 8% glycolic fluid so I always use it when I know I'm going out & wearing lots of make-up!
So, if you have similar skin issues to mine, maybe this product is for you!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, in all fairness to this product, I'm using it in conjunction with a bunch of other changes I've made to my skin routine lately, so I can't give you a 100% accurate description of what this alone has done for my skin.
What I can say about it is that your skin feels really good and smooth after using it once. I can't speak to long-term effects, since I haven't been using it on a consistent basis and am not likely to, but the immediate effect of using it is certainly a softer texture to the skin and a brightening/healthy glow effect.
I particularly like whatever cleanser they are putting into those little pads, it's very good stuff. But I don't think you're getting any more skin "resurfacing" than you would with your ordinary microbead exfoliator. Your skin simply feels super soft and smooth after using it. I can say that it did not make me feel tight or dry, and with my acne-prone skin it did not have any negative effects such as redness, rashes, or enhanced breakouts.
I'd say it's a nice thing to use before doing up your makeup for a night when you want to look special, just because your skin will look good underneath. Sort of like a scaled-down everyday woman's version of getting a barrage of skin treatments to look good for an awards show ;-)
I got it as a gift, wouldn't have occurred to me to buy it, and probably won't buy it again. I think I need a much stronger product to get some serious skin "renewal" done.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Love, Love this product. Im 38 and still have a few breakouts and Im starting to get fine lines. This Product worked so well after I use it I almost forget to put on makeup on! Will buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like the texture of the included pads - they exfoliate well without overdoing it - but the infused cleanser leaves my skin dry and tight, so I can't use it as much as I might otherwise.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
good little gizmo, but the product on the pad made my skin extremely dry after the first use. my normal night cream would not be enough, I had to slather face oil over my face.
at this point, i think i may try other cushions/pads once I have used all the ones already included in the kit.
will post again later for future comments.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
In short this is the Wave's more mature, focused, and powerful cousin. It's a vibrating (two speeds) exfoliator/cleanser--more powerful than the wave in terms of the motor and more exfoliating in terms of the actual puffs.
I bought this "starter kit" with a $20 coupon I received from Neutrogena when my Wave Duo pooped out on me after 2 weeks. It is a bit more expensive than the wave at around $27 US. Also, the exfoliating renewal puffs are more expensive at $20 for 24 puffs--I've had the cleanser for about 2 weeks and still haven't used up all 12 puffs that came in the kit. *I've found that the puffs can be reused with your own cleanser.*
Unlike the wave, this is not meant to be used daily which disappointed me since I really loved the thorough daily cleansing the wave provided. SOLUTION: *use the wave refills with this for everyday cleansing. The attachment mechanism is identical.*
after two weeks my complexion has improved in clarity, and tone. i get compliments on my "glowy" skin which is new for me. I can't really comment on any diminishing fine lines, however my pores are MUCH smaller in appearance. If you've been toying with the idea of purchasing a wave, I would give this device a shot as the vibrations are notably more powerful as previously mentioned.
-if you would like to use for deep cleansing, use the wave refills (i suggest using your own cleanser though), otherwise it's GREAT for every other day exfoliating.
-if you have a wave and want more exfoliation, try using the puffs for this device every other day. the refills are interchangeable.
-save some $ by reusing the skin renewal puffs (I wouldn't use more than 2-3 times though)
Ladies and gents, my acne-prone, oily complexion looks wonderful and glowing after 2 weeks of use and my skin was ridiculously soft after one use.