The MiniMD is going to change your skincare routine and your skin

This week Makeup Wars is about Beauty Tools that we love. I have quite a few that fit that category but I’m going to talk about one in particular: MiniMD by Trophy Skin. The MiniMD has won me over and I think it will win you once you see what this is and what it does.

press sample

MiniMD is the smaller version of Trophy Skin’s RejuvadermMD Dermabrasion System. The MiniMD is the mini handheld microdermabrasion system that you can easily use on yourself to have younger and more radiant skin at home. This is perfect for me since I hate going out for appointments especially in the winter. This is not only a time saver but it’s a skin saver. I’m crazy about this. This takes approximately 5 minutes to use which is nothing in the scheme of things.

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

Let’s start at the beginning.

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

Inside this box you’ll find the MiniMD apparatus, a Diamond Tip for exfoliation and a set of 30 Black Wool Filters. The apparatus comes complete with the Diamond Tip attached. There’s also one of the black wool filters inside. This system is so easy to use even if at first it looks difficult. The hardest thing for me was to figure out where the filters went. I didn’t realize that I had to unscrew the diamond tip in order to place the black wool filters. I feel silly for that but maybe now you won’t have that problem.

inside the Mini MD

inside the Mini MD

What makes the MiniMD unique is the 100% Crystal Free Natural Diamond Tip for exfoliation. This isn’t a crystal tip so it doesn’t cause irritation or undue redness. The Diamond Tip sloughs away dull skin cells and primes your skin for the products that you use and love. Trophy Skin sells an Argan Oil Anti-Aging Serum which I haven’t tried yet but I’ve been using my current skincare serum and it’s working just the way it should.

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

MiniMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System

You can start using your MiniMD within minutes of receiving it. It’s powered by electricity so you plug it in, push the power button to turn it on and go. BUT I do advise reading the booklet first.

example protocol for MiniMD

example protocol for MiniMD

example protocol for MiniMD

example protocol for MiniMD

The number one thing you need to know is that you should start on Low for the first few times you use this. After your skin is used to the MiniMD then hit the power button a second time to adjust it to High. You can readjust the power for different parts of your skin too.

The second thing you need to know is that it takes a total of 5 minutes to do your entire face. Even after several weeks of using this I still don’t go over any area more than twice.

Number three is to only use this 2 – 3 times per week. I’ve been using it twice a week and I find it especially helpful on my nose and chin where I get flaky.

MiniMD

MiniMD

Keep the Diamond Tip flat on your face to keep the suction working. Whenever I stop I can feel it pulling on my skin. It’s inevitable that this happens to me several times when using this so it’s not a big deal – but it’s when you can really feel what the MiniMD is doing.

When I’ve done all the passes I want to on my face I turn it off and use the washcloth that I’ve used to cleanse with and go back over my skin. You’ll find that you need to remove all the dead skin that has been exfoliated. You can also do this with a toner but I prefer to wipe it off first with water, tone, then serum and moisturizer. My skin can feel a little dehydrated after using this but that’s all the better to soak up my skincare and make it more effective.

MiniMD wool filters

MiniMD wool filters

When finished replace the wool filter. The wool filter looks like it does nothing but it does two jobs. It keeps the motor clean so that dust etc doesn’t accumulate. And it picks up the dead skin so it doesn’t go back into the machine. You can purchase a set of 30 for $15, they’ll last you 3-4 months depending on how often you use your MimiMD.

So why do you want to try this?

*It’s only $99 for everything you need.

*You use this in the privacy of your home when you feel like it.

*This is known to help with pores, fine lines, wrinkles, age and liver spots, sun-damaged skin, acne scars, and uneven skin tone and texture.

*The MiniMD can be used on your face, hands, feet, and neck. (I’m going to start using it on my hands for sure).

In a 6 week Trophy Skin Microdermabrasion Clinical Trial

  • 80% experienced decreased wrinkle depth
  • 95% had softer, more hydrated and refreshed skin
  • 85% had less noticeable blemishes

I’m thrilled to be using this and I’m noticing a difference. One of my goals this year is to work on my pores and fine lines and the MiniMD is the way to go. Exfoliation at home for 5 minutes several times a week to help me with anti-aging? Color me happy.  —  Marcia

MiniMD by Trophy Skin can be purchased on their website and on Amazon.com

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derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub – a pore relief review

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub

derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub

There are a lot of things to like about derma e products since they are all paraben free, gluten free, dye free, petrolatum free, phthalate free, GMO free, 100% vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty free. The only thing that could improve this list is if they were totally free. Actually they are close to free since derma e keeps their products reasonably priced and affordable.

We were sent the Microdermabrasion Scrub with Dead Sea Salt to test and it’s a winner. It’s a huge jar at 2 oz and $32 and it’s going to last forever because I just need the tiniest amount for my entire face. Don’t tell anyone but you can find this for a lot less; for example I just saw it on amazon.com for half price. Shhh!

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

Derma e’s Microdermabrasion Scrub uses a blend of Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand in an exclusive crystalized blend. It has a light, tart citrus fragrance because it’s enriched with natural astringents like lime and lemon peel. I love the smell of it and I’m glad it’s noticeable for a few minutes after I’m done. Ingredients like antioxidant Grapeseed and Vitamin E make sure this treatment not only helps to retexturize your skin but it leaves it softer and smoother looking.

derma e microdermabrasion scrub ingredients

derma e microdermabrasion scrub ingredients

Here’s how I use this scrub – I wash my face but I don’t dry it. You can use it on wet or dry skin but I prefer wet since it’s not abrasive that way. I usually scrub in a circular motion and try to remember to go upwards since that’s better for sagging skin. Without timing it, I figure I’m using this about 2 minutes. Then I wash it off with warm water and a clean washcloth. I prefer using a muslin cloth since they are so gentle on my skin. That’s it. I’m done and just follow with my serums, moisturizers etc.  A few minutes twice a week is good for keeping my pores clean. I do concentrate on my nose since those are the pores that drive me totally bonkers.

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

While I’ve only used this on my face, I know I could use it anywhere on my body that I want this retexturing to occur. I often find that my hands look dry so I’m going to start using it on my hands while I’m doing my face now too.

There is no absorption into the skin with derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub. The crystal blend is a large molecular structure, according to the company, and is not bio-available to the body. Plus the ingredients are natural so they aren’t going to clog up our drains and water system.

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

derma e microdermabrasion scrub

You won’t believe how smooth your skin feels after using this scrub. I have several other derma e products that I enjoy like the Hydrating Mask and Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Cream so it’s often derma e week at my house. How about yours? Have you been introduced to this line yet? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration