So this product is something I mentioned briefly in my August Favourites, and I promised you all a full review post so that’s where we’re at now.
I am a serial complainer-of-the-state-of-my-skin, as we all know now. So I was doing my usual crying over the state of my sin and how I felt like it was really at the worst it had been in a while, when I received a DM on Twitter asking me if I wanted to try out something new and I was in no position to be saying no. I was very generously sent the Derma TX Dermatool with the cleanser and microdermasion heads, as well as the Clarify Microdermabrasion Cream. I was a bit skeptical of it all at first and it took me a while to actually get it out and start using it because I had no idea where to start, but once I did I literally never looked back and now I feel a little broken when I don’t use it.
Basically – you have the main tool and the 2 attachable heads. You do need 2 AA batteries for the tool, and you just yank the top off and there you go. The bristley head is for cleansing, so I use it with my Cleanse & Polish on the rare occasion that I cleanse in the mornings, but what we’re all here for is the microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin.
The foam head is what you want for this bit, which I was a tiny bit unsure about because…it’s foam. Like, what is that gonna do? It does magic, that’s what. You attach the head to the tool, which is extremely easy, then squeeze a little bit of the Microdermabrasion cream onto it and dot it around your face. You then switch it on, which makes it vibrate, and do it all around your face in circular motions for 2 minutes. I’ve found that the cream does smell a bit unpleasant but I’m used to that now and to me, it’s absolutely worth it. The cream basically contains these little crystals and salicylic acid which does all the microdermabras-ing, and you can feel the crystals on your face when you go to wash it off. Then you just wash the heads after each use using soap and warm water, leave them to air dry and that’s it!
I’ve been using it a LOT, more than I should be, and the results I’ve seen so far are pretty astounding. I took photos after using it for the first time, and then took another set in the same place just before posting. I’m so happy with the results, my spots are nowhere near as read as normal and I also find that my spots disappear a lot quicker. Obviously I still have some, as shown in the photos, but I feel like my skin overall looks so much better. (Left is before, right is after a few weeks use)
The tool itself costs £40 – which includes the little holder and 2 of each of the heads. You can also buy replacements of the heads at £8 for 2. The cream costs £39, which may seem a bit steep but there’s enough product in there to last you up to 4 months. They have 3 different versions for different skin types, so investigate their website and see what you think is best for you.
This tool has become a staple in my skincare routine, and I can 100% see myself investing in more of the cream when I do run out. My skin isn’t perfect yet, but I’m well on my way. If only there was a skincare product that would be the equivalent of 2L of water a day because I JUST CAN’T DO IT.
Have you ever tried microdermabrasion?