I was first introduced to this machine while browsing Sephora.com (Just so everyone knows, they are having a giveaway exclusive to beauty insiders for free samples of their bestsellers in skincare). At first I was skeptical to be honest. Microdermabrasion seems like something that should be left to the hands of professionals. But having been asked about the product before I investigated. Be warned this is NOT for someone on a low budget. The price tag on it is 250.00 and thats just for the machine itself. Needless to say my boyfriend was not quite so thrilled when he saw how much it all cost.
Before we begin the review I’d like to take a second to discuss microdermabrasion to those who are unfamiliar with it. All others can just skip this and go to the next paragraph. Now in a nutshell microdermabrasion is simply medium exfoliation to the skin used with a few different possible types of fine grain tips. It is performed by a professional in a spa, salon or dermatology office. The treatment usually costs anywhere from 100.00 to 120.00 per session. It is usually recommended to get one done every 4 to 8 weeks.
Now back to the machine. When I received the box it came with the actual unit, 2 diamond tips and 20 hygienic filters. The filters are basically like vacuum filters. They hold all the yucky stuff the hose vacuums up. The unit itself isn’t overly huge. It circular design I think makes it easier to store.
Before you begin to use the product, make sure your skin is clear. First thing is to fit the hose with the diamond tip for exfoliation. I would start with the lowest setting until your comfortable with the higher setting. Then detach and use the vacuum all over where you just exfoliated.
I wish I had thought to take before and after photo but alas I did not. But I can say that I do like the product but I definitely would not recommend it for everyone. It is alot money to put into one product. I do think microdermabrasion can be for everyone seeing as how you only have to put 100.00 on one session every 8 weeks or so. But the product did not irritate my skin and did the job well but I personally would rather have a professional do it for me. It wasn’t the same quality I can get at a spa.
So in closing, yes it is a cool little gadget for those who have the money for it and who know what their doing but it is not all of us. I would say the professional are definitely not out a of job yet.
P.S. Next review I will be sure to put more pictures up. :)
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