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Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:42 am      Reply with quote
I was a HUGE fan of the original Epidermx but sadly the new version EpidermxII breaks me out even if cleanse again afterwards. Sad

So I am on the hunt for a new microdermabrasion to use at home.

While on holiday in Florida I popped into Sephora and bought some Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion in a jar - it does a good job, doesn't break me out but the smell reminds me of bathroom cleaner and it hasn't blown me away - it didn't give me the 'wow' factor that Epidermx did.

So has anyone got any recommendations? I've read good reviews about Kate Somerville and PSF (how do these compare to Original Epidermx and Brandt?)

Thanks all!
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Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:46 am      Reply with quote
I used SpaGirls home microdermabrasion kit for a while and loved it! Then I stopped, and when I started back up again (3-4 months later) it broke me out horribly. I don't know why that happened, but I've never used it again. Maybe the crystals went sour or my face just revolted! Rolling Eyes
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Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:06 am      Reply with quote
I used to like the Philosophy one that fizzed up (sorry, can't remember the name, but it came in a kit). Sadly, it's very expensive over here, though.
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Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:44 am      Reply with quote
I was in love with epidermx until I found Neostrata's at home microderm system. It has an activator that dissolves the crystals after you massage them for a minute. They sorta foam up and disappear with the activator which is kinda kewl.

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Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:58 pm      Reply with quote
why not just stick with the original Epidermx???..or have they quit making it??? (I have a jar left and I love it)

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Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:43 am      Reply with quote
Thanks everyone - some products to check out! Very Happy


Chrissie - you can't get the original any more - unless the odd jar appears on ebay. Sad

Microdermx is the same thing but there was some unpleasantness when some employees allegedly split off from Epidermx and pinched the formula(apparently/allegedly)anyway it all got rather messy so I was really trying to not use it if I could find an alternative (its more expensive for less product too!).

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Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:53 am      Reply with quote
MAC has one that really gets the job done....really strong so if you have ss you should pass.
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Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:50 am      Reply with quote
Has anyone has NATURAL microdermabrasion that she can recommend??? Smile


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I used SpaGirls home microdermabrasion kit for a while and loved it! Then I stopped, and when I started back up again (3-4 months later) it broke me out horribly. I don't know why that happened, but I've never used it again. Maybe the crystals went sour or my face just revolted! Rolling Eyes
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Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:12 am      Reply with quote
I just did a review on the Dr. Copeland Microdermabrasion on the other board, if you want to take a look and see if it might be something you would be interested in...

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Thanks! Very Happy

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Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:34 pm      Reply with quote
i'll second the philosophy microdelivery peel - i love the orangey smell and it really works!
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Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:23 pm      Reply with quote
Bella Lucce has one called Pomegranate Polishing Crème. I haven't tried it yet and will purchase it after my Epidermxll runs out.

http://bellalucce.com/Pomegranate-Polishing-Cr-me-pr-6.html
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Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:53 pm      Reply with quote
Lucia wrote:
I was a HUGE fan of the original Epidermx but sadly the new version EpidermxII breaks me out even if cleanse again afterwards. Sad



I always cleanse my face before using EpidermX II. Ever since I started using it, my breakouts have actually decreased.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:20 am      Reply with quote
Lucia wrote:
Thanks everyone - some products to check out! Very Happy


Chrissie - you can't get the original any more - unless the odd jar appears on ebay. Sad

Microdermx is the same thing but there was some unpleasantness when some employees allegedly split off from Epidermx and pinched the formula(apparently/allegedly)anyway it all got rather messy so I was really trying to not use it if I could find an alternative (its more expensive for less product too!).


thanks for letting me know that they aren't selling the original epi anymore. I'll stop wasting product since I'm on my last jar!!

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:28 am      Reply with quote
Hi Yen,
Thanks for replying. Very Happy
oops sorry I re-read my post and I guess it could be read that I only cleanse after EpidermxII - I cleanse before I use it and again after as I wondered if it was leaving something on my skin that my skin took exception too.
These days I don't tend to break out unless my skin is reacting to a product and by a process of elimination I know its the Epidermx breakin me out Sad - very strange.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:11 am      Reply with quote
Some of you may remember years back I SOLD Epidermx (beautifulnewskin)anyway I like Olay's 2 part kit which I have read is like Philosophy's. I don't think it works quite as well as Epidermx but it works well and not too pricey. What my skins likes better for exfoliation is 40% lactic acid peels or I use Avene products with retinhyde (sp?)

Chrissie is correct that Microdermx is a split (ex-distributors) from Epidermx. I suspect BOTH formulas have changed. Wink

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:16 am      Reply with quote
I want to add my $0.02 and recommend the Patricia Wexler MD Resurfacing Microbrasion system. It has very, very fine sanding particles. I found it to be gentle yet effective. Makeup Alley shows 91% of 12 reviewers would repurchase the product, giving it an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5. You can purchase it for $40.00 from Bath and Body Works http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2109833&cp=2488779&parentPage=category or as part of a kit. It's the best I've found so far, but I have not yet tried the EpidermxII I received.
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Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:50 pm      Reply with quote
Sassyred - yes I think the formulas have changed for Microdermx too, looking at the ingredients on their website:

http://www.microdermx.com/microdermx_Info.html#

Might order some and see ...very tempted... Embarassed

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:02 pm      Reply with quote
Lucia wrote:
Hi Yen,
Thanks for replying. Very Happy
oops sorry I re-read my post and I guess it could be read that I only cleanse after EpidermxII - I cleanse before I use it and again after as I wondered if it was leaving something on my skin that my skin took exception too.
These days I don't tend to break out unless my skin is reacting to a product and by a process of elimination I know its the Epidermx breakin me out Sad - very strange.


You cleanse before and after? Isn't that a bit too much cleansing? I always use a wash cloth to rinse off the EpidermX II. I don't have any residue.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:09 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Yen,
I only used to cleanse before the Epidermx (original) but someone suggested cleansing afterwards too on another thread as that worked for them when they began to break out.

The 2nd cleanse is just a gentle cleanser and splash off.

As an aesthetician/Beauty Therapist (previous 'life' Very Happy )we always cleansed twice at the beginning of a treatment.Providing the cleanser is appropriate to the skintype and gentle (pref Ph balanced) then double cleansing is very effective and ensures that all makeup/SPF has been removed.
Sadly I have tried various ways of using the EpidermxII and it doesn't matter - I always break out.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:14 pm      Reply with quote
Lucia, I'm so sorry that it didn't work out for you. I didn't like it that much at first. In the beginning, I used it here and there then I gradually worked up to using it twice a day. Ever since I started using it twice a day, my skin started to behave. I would still break out here and there but they were nothing compared to before. For the first time in a long time, my skin actually looked smooth.

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Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:30 pm      Reply with quote
It's great it's working for you Very Happy
Just goes to show what suits one person doesn't suit another however good the product is. I love the fact that EpidermxII is so natural and it smells glorious - my skin just didnt like it as much as me!! Laughing
Finding a product that suits and delivers is brilliant - seems with me if I like it then that's its death wish! Everytime I find a HG product they either change the formula or stop making it!LOL! Laughing

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