Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System Review
This is Paige here with a personal review of the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System! I decided to give this microdermabrasion machine a try when I saw how popular it was and that it cost only 29 dollars! (Price will vary on amazon based on time, and which sellers have it available). I figure not everyone wants to try a machine that costs over $100 so trying this out could be good for a review, for those on a budget.
It will be a lot more relatable to those who do not want to go deep into microdermabrasion at home financially. I know when some product is so cheap compared it its competition people become skeptical about its quality and effectiveness, and many are seeking Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System reviews. If you do not wish to read on, here is a link to the best deal for it:
With it costing that little, you cannot really go wrong with giving it a try. I am going to give you a review of my experiences on it anyways so you can form your own opinion on if it’s right for you.
I believe in reading actual experiences with products rather than marketing from the company trying to make money off it. First, I will give a summary of what Neutrogena claims their microdermabrasion system can do.
What Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System is Advertised to do
Neutrogena clams quite boastful benefits from a microdermabrasion system that is so cheap. They describe it as a simple at home microdermabrasion system that uses single use puffs rather than a tank of aluminum oxide crystals or a diamond tip head.
This is mostly what allows it to be so cheap. You can essentially think of the neutrogena microdermabrasion system as a handle with a motor with a disposable pad on the end of it.
Benefits of Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
Neutrogena gives percentages of customers that reported with certain benefits from using this system. This is a direct quote from their product description:
· 91% had smoother, more luminous skin instantly
· 88% had visible improvement in the look of fine lines after 1 week
· 88% had significantly reduced appearance of wrinkles or age spots after 4 weeks
· 72% had substantially firmer-looking skin after 8 weeks
Pretty eye popping numbers, aren’t they? Personally, I was pretty doubtful that it would hold up to this kind of hype because it is so much cheaper than my Zeny Pro Diamond Machine (review coming soon). It is possible that Neutrogena stretches their polling methods to make these numbers better, or their customers are very optimistic. Microdermabrasion is just so good for clearing up acne, reducing wrinkles and scars that even this budget system works well. You'd be hard pressed to find a better value microdermabrasion setup than the neutrogena microdermabrasion system.
How to use the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
This is the method that Neutrogena prescribes to follow when using the product, and it is exactly how I used it for the first two months of owning the system. You will notice that it says discard puff after use. This is not a typo, the neutrogena microdermabrasion system legitimately needs a new puff for each treatment. More on this later in the article.
· Attach Rejuvenating Puff to Attachment Head with blue side facing up.
· Press with thumb to securely attach Puff and wet thoroughly.
· Snap attachment head onto the Microdermabrasion Applicator and power on.
· Massage 1 to 2 minutes per facial area.
· Rinse and discard the Puff. Keep Attachment Head for future use.
How often you should use it is something that varies from person to person. Personally, my skin is already adjusted to microdermabrasion treatment so I used it one time per week on my whole face. It is on the low end of power for microdermabrasion systems. You need to be conscious of how much pressure you use with it against your skin. The strength of the abrasion will be dependent on this.
If it is your first time doing at home microdermabrasion, I would use the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion system no more than once during the first week, which helps stimulate facial skin cell turnover. Then, take a week off and after that proceed to using it once per week, which is what I prefer, but if you have acne scarring or more significant blemishes, two times is an option, as long as your skin is recovering fast enough.
Always pay close attention to how your skin is reacting when you start doing microdermabrasion, if you have any bad reaction (extremely unlikely) always stop and see your doctor before continuing treatment.
My Experiences With the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
I did my treatment at night about two hours before bed. Treatment took me under ten minutes from start to finish. I will say this system is very easy to operate compared to some others I have used, and following the instructions makes the use of it very foolproof. It really only has one moving part so there is very little to get wrong.
I always wash my face before doing microdermabrasion to make sure any particles or remaining makeup is completely gone, I just like to make sure I am getting the absolute most out of every treatment. During my first treatment I noticed that this machine is surprisingly abrasive and strong, as I was expecting it to be more like a microdermabrasion cream.
If it is your first time doing at home microdermabrasion, you will probably get some dry skin and peeling, but this is fairly normal with microdermabrasion so do not worry about it. I would not go over Neutrogena’s recommended 1 to 2-minute use time because you do not want excessive peeling.
How Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System Improved my Skin
I will first say that the results I experienced were not as drastic as the percentages that Neutrogena gave earlier in this review. But, I did notice more than enough benefits to justify the mirodermabrasion cost of the system!
Once per week treatment kept my skin smooth and soft, just how it was when I initially took a break from my Zeny machine to test the Neutrogena machine. Any small pimples that I ended up getting during the course of my test run with the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System were very minor and almost unnoticeable, so it is definitely good microdermabrasion for acne, but not as good as higher end machines.
Because of how easy to use and low maintenance this machine is, it is great for entry level at home microdermabrasion or someone who isn’t very invested in microdermabrasion but still wants better skin. I have to note that my biggest gripe is how few rejuvenating pads (you discard each one after its use) they give, being 12. Basically, once you use it 12 times you will have to buy more, which isn’t bad from a money perspective because it is still cheap overall, but they could throw in a few more and sell it for $20 in my opinion.
This could be good in keeping cost down, especially for buying down financial risk if you are trying at home microdermabrasion for the first time. I do believe that the way the neutrogena microdermabrasion machine is packaged as a kit is very well thought out and simple.
What Others Think of the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
Reviews are positive for this machine, with the occasional one star review here and there. The bad reviews seem to be written mostly by ignorant reviewers that do not know how the machine was designed to function, but with the lack of instruction manual detail they get a pass for that. There is not any frequently cited reliability or quality issues, just as I have yet to experience a breakdown.
Actually, I was very surprised by the consistent 5 star reviews and low amount of really bad reviews for the neutrogena microdermabrasion system. It has a higher average rating than a lot of expensive machines. This is not to say it is better overall, but its extreme value clearly incites some happiness in the people who bought it. Beauty products can get so expensive with some regimens costing upwards of close to $300 (see rodan and fields reviews) so this machine is a nice change.
Conclusion on Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System
· Very cheap at about $18 for the system and $12 for a 24 pack of rejuvenating puff pads
· Reliable as of 2 months of use
· Strong microdermabrasion that is comparable to some higher end machines
· Clears sunspots, reduces lines and wrinkles, keeps acne away
· Did I already say it’s cheap? Seriously cannot believe it is under 20 dollars!
· Can cause peeling on first couple of uses
· Cheaply made (be careful with it and definitely don’t drop it)
· Only comes with 12 pads, so you will need to buy more of them after about 10 weeks of use
- Does not have suction, this is the biggest difference between the neutrogena microdermabrasion system and higher end ($100 and up) machines. It will exfoliate the skin, but will not suck away the exfoliant and suck oil and debris from clogged pores. Therefore, it does not hold any of the benefits that suction provides with higher end machines.
After testing the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System for two months, I would give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. This rating is based on value, because it does get blown out of the water by my higher end machines in performance, but you probably came to this review of the neutrogena microdermabrasion in search of a Ford, not a Ferrari.
It does everything you can ask of a microdermabrasion machine at a great, great price. It loses a star because of how soon you have to buy replacement pads if you are really into microdermabrasion for me. Overall, if you are looking to get into microdermabrasion, I strongly recommend this product. -Paige