Microdermabrasion can benefit all skin types by improving skin tone, texture, and colour, and it is effective for acne, oily skin, clogged or enlarged pores, scars, fine lines, sun spots and damage, uneven skin tone, and poor skin texture. (Read the article Microdermabrasion for more information on what it can do for your skin.)
To use Arture Skincare’s Microdermabrasion cream, the information pamphlet that came with the sample tub that I have says to “apply a thin layer of cream to damp skin, gently massage in circles until the cream dries and falls away from skin, rinse off residue with warm water and moisturize. Repeat treatment every one to two weeks for long-term benefits.” The massage action of the dermabrasion cream on the skin helps to increase blood flow while loosening and removing any dead skin cells that haven’t naturally fallen away.
Arture Skincare’s Microdermabrasion Cream contains 100% natural colorless ruby and sapphire crystals, and natural botanicals and vitamins to nourish the new skin underneath. The cream is said to replicate a dermatologist’s microdermabrasion treatment by removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production and skin regeneration. Microdermabrasion treatments can help to improve the appearance of acne, fine lines, scars and stretch marks.
I found the microdermabrasion cream very easy to use, and to be honest, it just felt like a very fine facial exfoliator that was applied to damp skin and massaged until the product dried and fell away. The microdermabrasion cream left my skin feeling very smooth and soft, but also quite red and blotchy, probably from the amount of massage and abrasive action that goes on while the product is slowly drying out. The overall effect that this cream had on my skin only lasted two days, and then it was back to feeling congested once more, and I had to wait a week before using the microdermabrasion cream again.
I was a little curious, as the microdermabrasion cream felt just like a very fine facial exfoliator, so I tried applying a very fine facial exfoliator that I have (from different brand) in the same way; to damp skin and massaging it around for the same length of time. To be honest, I got a very similar result for a fraction of the cost.
Yes, the microdermabrasion cream was nice to use; it was a novel experience, but it is a very expensive product. I really can’t justify recommending this product when it costs so much, and a good quality ultra fine facial exfoliator can produce nearly exactly the same results when used in the same way.