Thursday, April 21, 2011

Product Review: Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel kit

This is quite literally one of the best products I have when it comes to skincare. I've been using it for years and years, and as long as they keep selling it, it will never leave my skincare routine.

What it claims:

On their website, Olay says:
The Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System combines the power of two treatments that actively work together to give you the benefits of microdermabrasion and a mini-peel treatment. Yet it’s gentle enough to use up to two times a week for continuous results.

Add it your skin care routine to:
• Visibly improve skin tone
• Diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles

What is microdermabrasion, and what's so cool about it?
Microdermabrasion, also known as micro resurfacing or mechanical exfoliation, is a popular skincare procedure that exfoliates your skin. Regular exfoliators pale in comparison to the results you will see and feel in your own skin. Using tiny micro crystals, it effectively removes the outermost layer of your skin. The size and the composition of these crystals are what makes the exfoliation so much better than typical manual exfoliators.
Having this more effective and better removal of dead skin helps to not only stimulate collagen production, it also helps to correct and even skin tone, decrease the appearance of shallow acne scars, as well as significantly improve fine lines & wrinkles.
A typical professional microdermabrasion session costs up to $120, with a recommended full treatment of 5-10 sessions. This can cost thousands of dollars, but for some, the results are worth it.
At-home kits cost significantly less- the Olay one we're discussing here is around $25. While the immediate results are less dramatic than a professional session, you should be getting the same ultimate results with a little more diligence and time.

What I say about it:
They recommend you use it two times a week, however, since I now use my
Clarisonic daily, I have cut down to using it once every week or two, as I haven't needed it quite as much.
Even with all the benefits I've seen and felt from using my Clarisonic, the effects are not quite as immediate and dramatic as this product. My skin feels so luscious and smooth after a treatment, and soaks in products so much better after using it. My makeup goes on so much smoother that I don't feel the need to use a primer beforehand. It's amazing!
I am not being paid for this review, I simply want to share my experience, as I am so pleased with the product, and am certain you will be too. It's most certainly money well spent.


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  2. This kit is simple to use, easy rub the crystals on your face for about 2-3 minutes. The crystals are like a salt scrub. Also, The serum has a velvety-smooth, non-greasy feel to immediately improve the look of skin.

  3. The clarisonic microdermabrasion treatment is one of the effective treatment for acne.