Email This Post July 19th, 2007 nicky
I am not a fan of facials. The times I have tried, I end up with irritated, oilier than normal skin that usually breaks out afterwards. Maybe I just haven’t discovered the right facial for me but it’s not my cup of tea. I have very sensitive skin and on top of that a very low pain tolerance. One time a lady did extractions on my face and I cried. Also, for some reason, other people touching my face kinda creeps me out. I don’t know why but it gives me the willies! After seeing how many people rave about microdermabarasion, I have been so tempted to go and try it but my fear of facials stops me. The next best thing is trying something at home and I have been hearing wonderful things about Philosophy’s Microdelivery products for some time now. Since it is a brand I’ve had great experience with, I finally gave in and purchased The Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Cloths a couple weeks ago. The nice thing about the face wash is that it is gentle enough to use as a daily cleanser in case you need some extra everyday scrubbing, like let’s say you sunburned your nose last week and now it is one big peeling mess? Voila, instant smooth nose! (Not that this happened to me.) But combine the face wash with the exfoliating cloths and you have an instant, at home, super strength exfoliating facial. I can control the number of strokes with the cloths so I don’t beat up my delicate skin and it left my face feeling extra smooth. Sephora says, “this unique formula is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants as it helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.” My face was not stripped of all moisture and also didn’t turn into an oil slick like it often does. My pores felt clear and with regular use this combo treatment will brighten and refine my temperamental skin. These Philosophy products have satisfied my curiosity about at home microdermabarasion while also keeping my facial fears at bay. Maybe if I’m feeling extra strong, I’ll actually attempt the real thing at a day spa but for now I am content!
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