Perhaps you’ve heard the term “microdermabrasion” bandied about as an amazing treatment to improve your skin’s appearance and diminish fine wrinkles? Hollywood’s A-listers regularly flock to salons to receive these treatments that give them healthy looking, Red Carpet-ready skin. But what is microdermabrasion exactly?
Microdermabrasion is simply the application of tiny rough grains (from a specialized tool or a scrub) to buff away the surface layer of skin. Treatments are available via licensed dermatologists, salons, and even with specialized, at-home products.
Always anxious to erase as many fine lines as possible (and give my skin a more youthful appearance) I enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to test Grapefruit Micro Derm Scrub by Corrective Skincare. This scrub is uniquely engineered with finely polished corundum crystals (a very, very fine grit) to resurface and reactivate skin for that healthy glow I was hoping for.
Vital ingredients include shea butter/silicone co-polymer for healing, disinfecting, and to protect against water evaporation, as well as D-beta-fructan, which controls the skin’s moisture retention, plus D-beta-glucosamine to promote better quality collagen structure. In addition, the scrub contains grapefruit – a proven anti-oxidant!
The process is simple. Apply to moistened skin. Massage the cream into the skin with upward circular movements. Rinse well with warm water.
The scrub gently removes the uppermost layer of skin and brings newer skin cells to the surface. The result? Skin that looks and feels smoother, younger and radiant!
Skin imperfections, like sun damage, blemishes and fine lines, are noticeably improved. And, your favorite creams and lotions are actually more effective because more of their active ingredients can find their way down to the lower layers of your skin!
The Grapefruit Micro Derm Scrub is gentle enough for all skin types. But, Corrective Skincare offers several other scrubs for specific skin types, including the Zeolite Purifying Scrub or Berry Bliss Polish (both for aging skin) or Tea Tree Scrub (for combination skin).
Without question, Corrective Skincare’s Grapefruit Micro Derm Scrub is the most gentle, yet effective facial scrub I have used. This is a must-have for anyone over 35 who wants to quickly and painlessly “shave a few years off,” without visiting a pricy salon or undergoing sometimes painful medical treatments. Retail $33.00
After my success with the Grapefruit Micro Derm Scrub, I next used Grapefruit Butter Moisture Cream on my newly exfoliated skin. This healing shea butter moisturizer also contains Grapefruit anti-oxidants and was developed to deliver much-needed moisture to heal and soothe skin that’s recovering from laser and micro-derm treatments. (In addition to use as a healing agent after exfoliation, it also works wonders on regular winter dry skin.)
The Grapefruit Better Moisture Cream contains several crucial ingredients to give skin a helping hand in repairing and rebuilding new cells and collagen. In addition to shea butter, Corrective Skincare has also added D-beta to promote growth of healthy probiotic bacteria and to strengthen skin immunity, as well as grapefruit peel oil, a natural anti-oxidant.
This cream is non-greasy and absorbs quickly, but is so rich and thick, I actually had to remove the cap! I absolutely loved the way my skin felt after application and the light citrusy scent was delightful. Retail $35
To purchase these products, or to learn more about the full line including cleansers, spritzers, moisturizers, eye treatments, sunscreens, acne treatments and so much more, visit Corrective Skincare.
Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Corrective Skincare.
DISCLAIMER: I received samples of Grapefruit Micro Derm Scrub and Grapefruit Better Moisture Cream by Corrective Skincare in order to fully evaluate the products. No payment was received for this review; all opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.