I love my Philosophy Oxygen Peel, but I was curious about microdermabrasion. I have sensitive skin and also didn't want to spend the money for the service at a spa. I decided to try Olay's version since it was only about $30.00.
Overall, I liked it. The results were very good. My skin was rather red, but since my skin is naturally sensitive and red in the cheeks, I expected that. You begin by applying the derma crystals to your face and massaging it on for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Then you apply the activator serum to your fingertips and add a thick layer to your face over the derma crystals. A white foam will appear to let you know it's working and the directions let you know you may feel a "warming sensation". *You may be surprised by the amount of activator serum you'll need. Make sure your entire face has a white foam to know you've used enough!* I feel the need to point out that a "warming sensation" is somewhat of an understatement. It doesn't burn or anything, but if you're taking a hot shower, you may need to add more cool water because I felt like my breathing was a little difficult. After that experience, I prefer to do this at my sink. While it still does become quite warm, it's much easier to breathe.
You only have to leave it on that way for about a minute and then you rinse thorougly. They recommend using a wash cloth to make sure you get it all off. Like I said, you may notice some redness in your skin, but mine always disappeared by the next morning.
Most importantly it keeps my skin extremely soft and clear. Overall, I think it's a great value for a microdermabrasion kit. It does a great job at renewing your skin without leaving you red for days. And for under $30, I'd definitely recommend it if you feel your skin needs a wake up, is dull, or if you have a little excess oil.
You can find this product at most drug stores, Target, Walmart, and Ulta. You can also find coupons online as well. Give it a try & let me know what you think!