Microdermabrasion is a word that instills fear in to me. I’d always heard this alien word on tv shows where they were trying to reverse the effects of time, and obviously being a invincible teenager at the time, I never thought trying to regain my youth would be something that would even enter my mind – let alone become a reality. But alas, here I am.
According to every Elizabeth, Laura and Estée of the beauty world, 25 is the prime age to being an anti-ageing regime. 25?! I hear you cry. yes, 25 years old is officially the time where you can kiss goodbye to your youth, and become a fully-fledged adult (well, that’s the idea anyway.)
So where better to begin the beginning of a life long struggle than with a simple face wash. No 7 is probably most famous for its anti ageing products, such as the Protect and Perfect beauty serums and their choices of day and night creams. But their Micro-dermabrasion Total Renew Exfoliator is something that, although is a firm favourite of women up and down the country, hasn’t really broke through to the mainstream.
Unlike most exfoliators on the market, the consistency is quite thick and dense. This means the micro-fine particles and the cream wash stay together, and don’t separate – unlike a lot of exfoliators on the market. Which in turn, means better results.
It claims to, after 4 uses, sweep away dull cells which stimulates skin cell renewal, work against fine lines, dark areas, sun damage and helps even out skin tone. It also claims to leave skin feeling soft, silky to touch and more refined. Quite a big ask for a facial exflliator.
After using this product for a couple of weeks, my skin feels, and more importantly, looks, a lot healthier and brighter. My pores appear smaller and less clogged up with dirt, and my skin generally looks more even. Additionally, my skin feels surprisingly soft after use. I have quite sensitive skin, and find that even hypo-allergenic exfoliators tend to leave my skin feeling tight and dried out after use. Whereas the No 7 leaves it feeling really quite hydrated.
Overall this is definitely one of the best exfoliators I’ve tried. If not, THE best. I can’t comment on whether or not the appearance of any ‘fine lines’ have improved, as to be honest, I don’t have all that many, but I assume it certainly won’t do any harm if you do. And for a mere £11, I think it’s definitely worth a shot.
Available at Boots, and Boots.com.