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Reader Review: Kiehl's Epidermal Retexurizing Microdermabrasion

Reader Review: Kiehl's Epidermal Retexurizing Microdermabrasion

Reader missy k is obsessed with finding a microdermabrasion treatment that will make skin, as she puts it, "as smooth as a shiny new egg." I was excited to hear about her experience with Kiehl's Re-Texturizing Microdermabrasion ($40). I'll turn it over to her for the full scoop:

Formulated with "diatomatious earth," which is apparently made from "crushed microshells derived from ocean sand," as well as aluminum oxide crystals (the stuff used by dermatologists to perform real microdermabrasion treatments). Over time, it tells me, it will reduce lines, refine texture, diminish pores, and instantly impart miraculous softness. Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all before.

To see what missy k thought of the product,


I savagely tore open the sachet with my teeth, ready to be unimpressed. However when I rinsed after just one minute of massaging it into damp skin, my face looked noticeably brighter and felt dreamily smooth. I kept stroking my newly velvety skin. When my boyfriend grudgingly obeyed my order to "feel it!" even he had to admit my cheeks were as soft as the proverbial baby’s bottom (in fact, he stole the rest of the precious sachet for himself!) My moisturizer glided on smoothly afterwards and seemed to be absorbed rapidly, leaving my skin feeling feeling plump and delicious. Wow. I’m in love!

I've tried this treatment before, and I am also a huge fan. My skin was ridiculously smooth without the use of a more expensive contraption. The price is a little steep, which is why Missy K gave it 4 stars rather than 5. Share your stories in Beauty Product Junkies, and maybe I'll post yours here, too!

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TFS TFS 9 years
if you want something that works then get Youthful Essence. only dermabration that actually works. has done for years.
emalove emalove 9 years
I bet this is awesome...I LOVE Kiehl's.
br00ke06 br00ke06 9 years
I also use this stuff, and I love it. The price is totally worth it.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Sounds great. Might be worth looking into.
katecat katecat 9 years
A bit OT however I was at the Cupertino Target and they had a small offering of Kiehls and and couple other department store brands. Anyone else notice that? Floored me - I totally thought that my cutting back on caffeine phase made me hallucinate. Getting to target is so much easier than heading over to Stanford or Valley Fair - parking and traffic is awful
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I must get this . I love Kiehls!!!!!!!!!
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
this sounds great... but im not a fan of the price. Is this a something you would use weekly or daily or once a month? I know nothing of Microdermabrasion. :S
mlen mlen 9 years
well your glowing reviews are good enough for me- i'll be buying this soon!
marcella marcella 9 years
i love this stuff!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
Let me tell you the story of this product for me. I woke up a tad hungover, and had a big event that night so when I washed my face that morning I decided to try that Khiels sample of this stuff sitting on my sink. As I headed out of the house in my sweats sans makeup, I turned to my husband to say goodbye and he said: "WOW! Whatever you did differently with your makeup today really works for you - you look fabulous." I smiled and told him I wasnt wearing any makeup and immediately put this magical stuff on my shopping list!
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 9 years
Hmmmm... I have samples of this at home. Will definitely try them!
hooligan hooligan 9 years
it's "diatomaceous."
linday_love linday_love 9 years
i'll try it!
jessicaluv jessicaluv 9 years
This is exactly how I feel about Philosophy Microdermabrasion kit. Dreamy is right!
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