If there’s one thing my skincare routine lacks, it’s a good exfoliator. So tonight I decided to try a sample of Bliss Micro Magic Spa-Powered Microdermabrasion Treatment ($48). It claims that ‘volcanic pumice and soothing aloe effectively and gently resurface, smooth, and renew.’
Prep: Cleanse skin.
Application: Gently massage a quarter-sized amount onto skin for one minute, avoiding the eye area. Rinse well and pat dry.
Frequency: Once or twice a week.
I don’t have very sensitive skin, but I do worry about harshness when it comes to exfoliators, especially ones which mention “volcanic pumice” as the resurfacing agent. But I found that it was very gentle on the skin. The pumice is very fine and feels almost like a sand as you exfoliate, but the creaminess from the aloe counteracts any roughness or redness-inducing effects. I do have a little bit of dryness around my nose from the final days of this pregnancy, and that skin seemed to be scrubbed right off and softened/smoothed over.
The consistency of the product looks a little like toothpaste, and it does have a minty smell. That minty-ness carries over into the product, and after washing the skin definitely tingles. It’s a pleasant, fresh feeling – not the relaxation that comes from a mask, but invigorating. You can definitely tell that it had an effect, which is always a good thing when it comes to a product like this.
Will I Purchase a Full-Sized Product: Jury is still out.
What exfoliator do you use? Any recommendations for comparison?