From The Beauty Brains Forum Member: Cate
Most everyone should know how important it is to exfoliate your skin to keep it bright, fresh, youthful and healthy. But if you don’t know here’s a quick overview. When you exfoliate, you remove old layers of skin cells that can dull your skin, thus brightening it. I am always looking for a good facial exfoliant and I was extremely please when I had the chance to try the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator Kit. From the Neutrogena website:
“For softer, more luminous skin today and firmer, younger-looking skin tomorrow, Neutrogena® Healthy Skin Rejuvenator Kit™ delivers noticeable results every time you use it. Even more effective than professional microdermabrasion, Healthy Skin Rejuvenator is a simple, convenient at-home system that features single-use puffs and the Neutrogena microdermabrasion applicator. Each puff is pre-dosed with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers for the perfect degree of gentle exfoliation. What’s more, the massaging micro-vibrations boost microcirculation and oxygenation for increased radiance, while surface stimulation increases cell turnover.”
The kit came with the microdermabrasion applicator, 12 rejuvenating puffs, puff attachment head, and 2 AA batteries. It was extremely easy to use. I just snapped the attachment head on to the applicator and then stuck a pre-dosed puff on the head. The directions say to massage for 1-2 minutes per facial area. Use it 3 times a week in place of your normal exfoliant.
I was given a full month’s supply of pre-dosed puffs. I wanted to get the most out of my experience and really see if there was a difference in the way my skin looked so I used it for the entire month every other day in the shower. It’s great because the applicator is waterproof. I just left everything in the shower when I was finished…except the puff that went into the trash.
My experience with this system was bittersweet. I have combination skin and this really dried out my entire face especially my cheeks. I really had to moisturize after using this. Also, I knocked down the length of time that I used the applicator in hopes of less drying. Instead of 1-2 minutes per facial area, I used it for about 1-2 minutes for my entire face. That being said, my face looked amazing and felt smoother. It was bright, clear and acne free. I felt fresh and barely wore any make-up…maybe just a little tinted moisturizer or some powder. I really love the way I looked, but didn’t love all the drying out in the process.
You can get the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator one-month starter kit for $39.99. Refill puffs are available in packs of 24 for between $18-$20. If you go to the Neutrogena website and register you can get a $5 off coupon for the Healthy Skin Rejuvenator Kit and a $3 off coupon for the refill puffs.
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