I tried this No7 Total Renewal Micro – dermabrasion Exfoliator for the first time just before Christmas and I am now hooked!
I was looking to try a new exfoliator as my skin was looking particularly dull and I wanted to try and rejuvenate it in time for Christmas. My skin is dry and sensitive and I wouldn’t normally have gone for this type of product as I tend to plump for gentler scrubs. However, I spoke to the lady on the No7 counter and she said that she also had dry/sensitive skin but found that this scrub really worked for her and had improved the appearance of her skin. She advised me to use only once or at the most twice a week, and to use before bed to avoid any redness.
This product promises smoother more radiant skin which is what I needed! The key ingredient is Aluminium-Oxide micro crystals which help to sweep away dull cells. It also promises that within four treatments, it will stimulate skin cell renewal to work against fine lines and help to even out skin tone. It does come with instructions and a massage technique guide and advises you not to use on inflamed/sunburnt skin. The consistency of the product is a creamy but fairly grainy scrub. I cleansed my face before use and then applied a small amount and massaged in. I massaged my skin quite gently as it is an abrasive scrub and wanted to get a feel for the product and check out my skins reaction to it.
After use I applied my normal toning product (the amazing Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution) and there was no stinging or tingling feeling. My skin felt really clean and smooth. Afterwards when I applied moisturiser and makeup, it went on very evenly and my skin looked brighter.
It definitely improves the appearance of skin and I have used once a week for the last three weeks to perk up my skin. I have also used in conjunction with a moisturising mask afterwards which makes for really radiant skin the next day!
A definite winner for me and I would recommend even for sensitive skins (as long as you read the instructions and don’t over use the product.)
This exfoliator currently retails at £11 and can be found at most Boots stores and online