Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PMD Personal Microderm *Review*

Girly-girl, I am not. Go ahead and ask my whole family-they'll tell you that I have no fashion sense, my definition of doing my hair is running a brush through it (sometimes), I still have nail polish left over on my toes from July, and once in a blue moon will I wear makeup.

Of course when it comes to beauty regiments, I'm pretty much done for:

-"I'm supposed to tweeze WHERE!?"
-"Is that gunk in the purple bottle is supposed to go in my hair before or after it's dry?"
-"Am I supposed to cleanse or exfoliate first and when the heck does moisturizing come in?!"

One thing I DO know is that I have some major issues with dead skin-every time I get out of the shower and towel off, it looks like I'm molting!

(I know, that was probably TMI, but it's true)

Having this issue, I have looked into how to help it and microdermabrasion was the first thing that came up-Of course, paying upwards of $50, $60, to $70 for a single treatment at a spa is definitely not in this poor college student's budget, so all that was left was to just read about it.

That is until I was contacted to do a review on the patented PMD Personal Microderm device courtesy of!

Here's a little about the company from their About US page:

"PMD Personal Microderm was organized and established in order to introduce the patented PMD device to the world. It is their mission and objective to bring new and innovative products to the market that are synergistic with and complimentary to anti aging. PMD will find the best and most effective products that have the potential to make us look and feel younger and more vibrant."

Now that you know about the company, some of you might still think, 'what the heck is microdermabrasion anyway?'

Microdermabrasion is the process of resurfacing the top layer of the skin to a precise depth by the combination exfoliation/vacuum process. By removing these dead skin cells and stimulating blood flow, the deeper dermal level is stimulated to produce collagen and fibroblasts, giving the skin a more supple elastic appearance. Those living cells deep within the skin tissue are stimulated to produce and compensate for the loss of part of the protective layer of the skin. The result is fresher, healthier, rejuvenated skin with enhanced surface quality.

With the help of the PMD Personal Mircoderm tool, you can not only see reduction in dead skin, but also it:

-Promotes collagen production.
- Eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduces acne marks and scarring.
- Fades hyperpigmentation, including age spots and sun damage.
- Smooths dullness and uneven skin texture.

My Review:

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I opened the box and took out the at home microdermabrasion system, mainly because this is my first run in with an at home beauty treatment system like this.

Never had a beauty treatment at a spa, never experimented them at home-I know, I know, what kind of self-respecting girl AM I?!

But I digress...

 The kit includes:

-1 personal microderm
-6 exfoliating discs (2 green, 4 blue)
-1 electric cord
-2 cups (1 body, 1 facial)
-1 reusable filter
-Instructions (CD & information sheet)

The first thing that catches your attention when you open the box is a neatly packaged CD highlighting what the PMD does, and how to use it {thank GOODNESS for that}. After watching the CD and prepping myself, I was ready to try this bad boy out!

The CD was well informative and provided easy step-by-step instructions on what to do before, during, and after the treatment.

 {My Before}

Unfortunately, I was not told beforehand that we needed a cleanser, toner, and revitalizing moisturizer
throughout the treatment(s), so I had to make due with what I could find in the closet.

All in all, taking into account that this was brand new to me, I think I did well for my first treatment! I learned quickly that my skin is extremely sensitive (flared red the moment I put the PMD to it) and the first treatment hurts a bit (again, that may just be my sensitive skin or inexperience at work). Going through the treatment, however, it's so interesting to feel all the sensations, hear the noises, and see what unfolds step by step!

The best part about it this device is I didn't realize that it wasn't restricted to just your face; you can use it all over your body if you choose!

{My During}

After all is said and done, my skin, still a little raw from the treatment, feels much tighter and lighter if that makes any sense-It's a really refreshing feeling :)

It's also extremely soft to the touch.

 {My After}

 If you look really hard between my before and my after pictures, you'll see the red, splotchy areas along my face.
Depending on how you look at it, you're going to have to purchase replacement disks when yours wear out, which run about $14.99 for a set of 6, and according to the instructional CD, it all depends on the individual person to predict how long each disk lasts. It IS an added expense, but in my opinion, it's better then spending all that money at the spa for just a single treatment!

You're also most likely going to have to purchase the (or a) cleanser, toner, and revitalizing moisturizer if you really want to see results from your personal microderm, as well.

I am quite excited to continue to use this product and see where it takes me and my skin! I have to give a huge thank you to the people of for allowing me this awesome opportunity!

Now the biggest challenge of all...

Keeping it out of the hands of my sister O.O

**Disclaimer: I was provided with a PMD Personal Microderm devise free of charge from to facilitate this honest review. All thoughts, opinions, and words expressed in the above post are mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated**


Anonymous said...

I totally need something like this! Thanks for the great and informative review..gonna go check them out.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you ... I do as little as possible. In fact, I haven't even brushed my hair today. Needless to say, I'm working from home :)

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm with you ... I do as little as possible. In fact, I haven't even brushed my hair today. Needless to say, I'm working from home :)

Unknown said...

Seems a pretty cool tool!