A great product that gives you the results of microdermabrasion in the convenience of your own home.
I’m a loyal Kiehl’s customer and I use their skin care regimes most of the time. I’ve had experience with both Açaí Damage Minimizing series (which was my favourite before the brand decided to discontinue the cleanser) and Ultra products that I currently use on a daily basis.
I always wanted to complete my Kiehl’s bathroom collection with a face scrub, so I’ve tried nearly everything they have to offer. My first experience was a tester of Over-Night Biological Peel – a rather sticky liquid which you apply all over your face before going to bed. To be honest, the results I’ve experienced were replaced by the memories of how incredibly impractical this treatment was. I remember not being able to sleep that time because I was trying to unglue my face from the pillow half of the night. After that trial I decided to stick to a more conventional type of scrub and purchased a tube of Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub. Even though it had a lovely scent and I felt like I was in a tropical spa every time I applied it, I wasn’t satisfied with the intensity of the scrub effect I got from this product. Quite simply, it was too mild.
So on my next visit to the Kiehl’s counter, I’ve described my discontents with the products I’ve tried before and was recommended Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion. It was rather pricy (€46), but the consultant convinced me that this is the harshest peeling they had in the range and warned me that I shouldn’t use it more than once in a two-three week period. That sounded like a good deal and I reckoned the 75ml tube would last me a long time if I used the product tri-weekly, so I proceeded with the purchase.
As the name suggests, this treatment is supposed to mimic the dermatological procedure of microdermabrasion, during which upper layers of the skin are being removed by an abrasive material. To make it easier to understand: imagine taking a bit of sandpaper and rubbing it on your face. This is roughly how applying Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion feels. Apart from the fact that instead of sandpaper, you’ll be using Micronized Shells as a mechanical scrub. It’s recommended that you massage a bit of the product into your skin for around 30 sec (but not more than two minutes, and anyways it kind of starts to hurt after one minute). You’ll be able to see and feel the results immediately.
This scrub removes all the dead cells off your skin, so the face instantly looks brighter and healthier. It also evens out the surface of the skin and in the longrun helps to reduce the appearance of scars and spots, as it gradually peels off layer after layer. However, you should be very restrictive with how often you use it. It takes your skin around three weeks to renew itself and build new layers, so you should allow some time for regeneration before applying this scrub next time.
For me, it really works out well when using Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion once every three weeks, even though I wish I could use it more often, because I really love how my skin looks after the treatment. But it’s very important to maintain the natural health of your skin; otherwise, soon enough there’ll be nothing to peel away. I got my tube more than four months ago and I still haven’t even used half of it, so it’s very much money well spent.
(Please, note, that in case you have very sensitive skin, you should take a sensitivity test first and be extra careful with sun screen the first couple of days after the treatment).
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