Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Personal Microderm
keahi85 10/18/2011 12:50:00 PM
I originally wanted to try an at-home microdermabrasion tool because of an infomercial I saw featuring a competing brand (NuBrilliance). The reviews for the other brand always pointed out how it broke after a few months. Then I found PMD available for MUCH cheaper than the competing brand, plus it was on sale at Skin Store for $50 less than normal. I ordered it immediately, and I haven't regretted it since. I've never had a professional microderm treatment, so I cannot compare the two. But for my purposes, the tool works incredibly well. If you use it as instructed, you should have smoother skin after only a few weeks. I did receive a few compliments from people who couldn't quite place what changed, they just said I had some sort of "glow" or softness that wasn't there before. My understanding is that this device must be used in tandem with some sort of skin renewal cream or serum for maximum effect, so that is what I've been doing. The point of removing that top layer of skin is to allow your other beauty products to penetrate more readily. My pores appear minimized, my skin is more even/smoother, and I have fewer blackheads. I LOVE it. The replacement discs may seem expensive, but you can use each disc up to three times and maybe more depending on how much skin you are covering with one disc. You also receive a total of 6 discs in each replacement package (3 small, 3 large), so each time you use it on your face costs about $0.83 (not including the cost of the tool itself). I'm more than willing to pay just over $3 a month for these results without leaving my home.
LOVE this stuff. Gives me a great color, no orange, with a couple coats. I usually use this stuff on days that I know I won't be doing anything because it dries slowly. Contrary to what the bottle says, there is somewhat of an oily residue, even after letting the stuff dry for a while. I use a blow dryer after spraying it on because the product clings to my arm hairs; the blow dryer helps push the rest of the product onto my skin while speeding up the drying process a bit. Even though there is a bit of an oily sheen left, I actually kind of like it because your skin doesn't look dull or feel dry- very moisturizing. If you need a temporary bronzer to tell where you've sprayed, though, this isn't the stuff for you. It comes out clear, which is why I rated it a 4 and not a 5. But, this stuff is great if used correctly! It's smell is also not nearly as horrible as other self tanners; smells up the bathroom right after spraying (because it is aerosol) but it doesn't leave a potent smell on your skin, which I love! I'm on my third bottle!