microdermabrasion treatment systems

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion Home System

Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit is a simple and easy alternative to professional microdermabrasion treatment. The Neutrogena home kit works by removing the top layer of skin to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of fresh skin cells. This gives the skin a renewed, brighter and smoother complexion.

Neutrogena Home kit benefits


neutrogena home microdermabrasion kitAccording to Neutrogena systems, their microdermabrasion home kit provides results comparable to professional microdermabrasion machines. However, you must use the Neutrogena home kit 11 times to get the same results as you would expect from 2 proffesional microdermabrasion treatments. That may sound like a lot although not when you take into account microdermabrasion time and costs:

  • Cost: Using the Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit 11 times is about four times cheaper than two professional microdermabrasion treatments, depending on which microdermabrasion clinic you decide to visit.

  • Time: If time is important to you and you’re thinking about going for the professional microdermabrasion procedure, remember that you have to wait between 1-2 weeks between each treatment. The Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit allows you to complete 11 treatments in about 3 weeks which is roughly the same as professional microdermabrasion treatment.

Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit results:

Neutrogena performed a series of control tests by dermatologists with some quite remarkable results. According to the tests, participants started to show improvements in their skin after only one use of the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion kit. The results were as follows:

  • 1 Day: Participants showed visibly brighter and smoother skin.
  • 1 Week: After between 5-6 uses of the Neutrogena microdermabrasion system skin was said to be significantly brighter and smoother with an overall improved radiance of the face.
  • 1 Month: After approximately a dozen applications of the Neutrogena home kit results in many cases were comparable to those expected with professional microdermabrasion machines. Fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage had all decreased.

Of all participants in the Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kits trials:

  • 100% claimed their skin was smoother.
  • 97% said that fine lines and sun damage had been removed through microdermabrasion.
  • 75% thought that their skin had an overall improved texture and complexion.

Before buying the Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit based on the above results, it’s important to remember that this study was funded by Neutrogena Systems and they have an interest in exaggerating benefits. For a more balanced view of this product, read through Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit customer reviews.

Neutrogena microdermabrasion risks

Part of the appeal of the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System is that in the majority of cases the Neutrogena home kit is entirely safe with minimal risks. Some microdermabrasion processes do not work well on dark skin; however, the Neutrogena home kit is said to be safe and effective for improving dark skin colours. There are, however, a few cases in which you should not use the Neutrogena kit.

Do not use the Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit if you have:

  • Inflamed Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Broken skin

If you have any of these skin conditions,microdermabrasion is likely to make it worse. This is because all of the above conditions make the facial skin more fragile and in need of skin healing. Although the Neutrogena System is gentle, the process of microdermabrasion itself disrupts the skin making the healing process in such cases more difficult.

Neutrogena home kits & acne

Some people try the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion system to help with their acne. Views on this subject vary and there is a lot of conflicting feedback from acne sufferers who’ve tried the Neutrogena system. Firstly, if you have inflamed or pustular acne then using the Neutrogena home kit is definitely not a good idea. The Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit may be used as part of a treatment system for less severe acne and in many cases it has been beneficial. However, there are a few acne treatments that shouldn’t be used in conjunction with the Neutrogena home kit.

Do not use the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion kit if you are using:

  • Retinol
  • Retin-A
  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolid acid

These four medications are commonly used by acne patients. The reason they cannot be used in conjunction with the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion kit is that they do the same thing. Acid peels are another way of exfoliating the top layer of skin which is exactly what microdermabrasion does. If you use them in conjunction you’ll be taking off too much skin, likely to result in painful burns and redness. If you are currently using one of these medications and want to try the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion system, stop using the medications and wait at least one week before starting with the Neutrogena home kit.

Neutrogena home kit contents

The Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit consists of four components:

neutrogena_microdermabrasion_creamMicrodermabrasion cream: The cream is the most important part of the Neutrogena home kit because of the aluminium oxide crystals it contains. This is the same ingredient that is used with professional microdermabrasion machines, and is responsible for exfoliating the top layers of facial skin. The Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit comes with one 75g pot of cream which is enough for about 24 applications.

Neutrogena microdermabrasion cream ingredients:

Micro-Oxide Crystallized Cream Contains: Aluminium Oxide, Water, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Safflower Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Wheat Germ Extract (Triticum Vulgare), Wheat Bran Extract (Triticum Vulgare), Lecithin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulphate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Retinyl Palmitate, Fragrance

neutrogena_home_microdermabrasion_systemMicrodermabrasion pad: The Neutrogena home kit uses a soft foam pad to apply the microdermabrasion cream to the face. The reason for using a foam pad is that it cushions the crystals against the skin ensuring that the right amount of pressure is used. The Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit comes with two foam heads. There are no strict guidelines about how often you should change the foam pad although you should think about buying a new pad approximately every dozen uses. Neutrogena sell foam pads and microdermabrasion cream refills seperately.

neutrogena advanced microdermabrasion system_1Microdermabrasion applicator: The Neutrogena home kit applicator is where the power comes from and where the vibrations are created. The soft foam pad clicks on to the top of the applicator, which when turned on causes the pad to vibrate. The applicator has the option of operating at two speeds. The high speed option is for more aggressive microdermabrasion which may be more effective or harmful depending on your skin type. It’s always best to set the Neutrogena microdermabrasion applicator to the low setting to begin with, and if you feel your skin can take it you can always opt for using the higher setting.

Microdermabrasion home kit stand: While the stand doesn’t play an active role in the microdermabrasion process, it does come with the Neutrogena home kit and is handy for storing the applicator, cream and pad when they are not in use.

Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit usage

The recommended course of treatment with the Neutrogena home microdermabrasion system lasts one month. The number of times you perform facial microdermabrasion depends on the sensitivity of your skin. General guidelines are outlined below:

  • Week 1: Use the Neutrogena home kit once daily, every day for the first 6 days. If you find your skin is too sensitive to take daily use, and then apply the microdermabrasion kit every other day.
  • Week2: Do not use the Neutrogena home kit at all during this week. This allows time for your skin to generate a new layer of healthier skin.
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Use the home kit every other day for two weeks. At the end of the month you should see your new improved skin complexion with reduced wrinkles and fine lines.

Neutrogena home kit: Tips for use

After completing initial treatment you should use the Neutrogena home kit approximately once every two weeks to maintain your improved skin complexion.

Although it’s fine to perform microdermabrasion at any time, for best results try to do it at the same time every day, preferably before going to bed. This way you can keep your freshly exfoliated skin from getting dirty by picking up the natural dirt and grease as a result of our daily activities. Also our skin does most of its regeneration while we are sleeping.

Neutrogena home microdermabrasion directions

Using the Neutrogena microdermabrasion home kit is straight forward and easy:

Before microdermabrasion :

Wash your face, preferably with a soap free cleanser. This is important because it removes the dirt and grim that accumulates on the skin in our everyday lives. This means when you come to use the Neutrogena microdermabrasion kit it’s easier to exfoliate only the top layers of skin without any dirt getting clogged up with the microdermabrasion cream.Soap free cleansers are preferrable because soap has the effect of drying the skin. A common side effect of microdermabrasion is a temporary dryness of the skin which can be uncomfortable, so it’s better not to make the skin even drier by using soap.

Pat your face dry with a clean towel. If you perform microdermabrasion with a wet face it makes the exfoliating process harder.

neutrogena_advanced_microdermabrsionUsing Neutrogena microdermabrasion:

Attach the sponge to the applicator. You’ll hear a click when it’s attached properly.

Dip the sponge into the Neutrogena microdermabrasion cream.

Using the sponge, put a dot of the microdermabrasion cream on both of your cheeks, your forehead and your chin. It’s better to use the sponge rather than you hands because this keeps the pressure and spread of application more even.

Turn on the applicator. The foam head will start to vibrate. Hold the foam gently against each part of your face for about 1 minute. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin you can hold the applicator on each part of your face for up to two minutes, or put the microdermabrasion applicator on its high setting. However, for beginners we recommend starting with the low vibration setting.

After microdermabrasion:

Rinse your face with warm water. After using the Neutrogena microdermabrasion cream you’ll have many small aluminium oxide crystals stuck on your face which need washing off. You may have to perform the rinsing several times before you get it all off but be patient and don’t scrub too hard.

Pat your face dry and apply a skin moisturiser. Of course, Neutrogena recommend you use one of their moisturising products, although any good moisturising cream should do the job. It’s important to perform this step as microdermabrasion dries out the skin which needs moisture to help bring about healthy new skin.

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