A highly efficacious polishing cream with a powerful micro-dermabrasion ingredient used by dermatologists.
•An advanced treatment that has a highly effective abrading quality on skin’s surface.
•Affords an immediate skin-smoothing effect and with regular, tri-weekly use, helps to visibly minimize discolorations and small marks on face, hands, and décolleté.
•Over time, the look of facial lines is reduced and skin texture is significantly smoother and clearer, while the appearance of pore size is diminished.
•As skin is re-texturized, it helps to facilitate the absorption of topical skin treatments to maximize their efficacy.
•Formulated with “diatomatious earth”– crushed microshells derived from ocean sand – as well as a powerful ingredient used by dermatologists to perform micro-dermabrasion procedures.
•Helps to soothe skin with an herbal blend and nurturing sea algaenates. •Kiehl’s Insider Tip: Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions are powerful, yet safe treatments that address skin conditions such as premature aging, irritation and sensitivity. Use 2-3 times a week for remarkably smooth skin.
A naturally occurring crystalline silica derived from diatoms, unicellular microscopic algae. This fine silica powder is a natural exfoliant to eliminate dead cells located in the epidermis or surface layer of the skin.
Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the African Karate tree and is widely used in lotions and cleansing products for its hydrating properties. Protects skin from dehydration, restores skin's suppleness and improves the appearance of dry skin.
Derived from a plant commonly known as fireweed or willow herb. This plant is known to have anti-microbial and soothing properties for skin.
Dispense a nickel-sized amount of the product into the palm of the hand. Utilizing fingertips, gently apply to clean, damp skin in an upward and outward circular motion, avoiding the eye area. (For treatment of targeted body areas such as hands, elbows, back, and decollete, apply in like fashion.) Continue treatment for approximately 30 seconds, but no more than two minutes, to achieve desired effect. Monitoring skin sensitivity closely, you may increase pressure slightly to enhance treatment results. With eyes closed, rinse with cool water and gently pat dry. Some redness is to be expected as skin is re-texturized. To help soothe skin after treatment, we recommend using this formula in conjunction with Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions' Centella Recovery Skin-Salve. WARNINGS:For external use only. Do not use on irritated or damaged skin. Avoid getting the micro-dermabrasion exfoliator in the eyes, lips and nostrils. If eye contact occurs, flush thoroughly and gently. If irritation or rash appears, discontinue use and consult a physician. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your physician before using if you are on any type of skin medication or if you have a pre-existing skin condition such as seborrheic dermatitis, chronic eczema, psoriasis, severe acne, skin cancer, a facial tattoo or sunburned skin. Do not use within 24 hours of use of other exfoliation products; for example, but not limited to: glycolic acid, chemical peels, acne medication or Retin-A. If you experience any undue sensitivity, discontinue use, allowing skin to rest for several days. Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, always protect your skin following a micro-dermabrasion treatment with a UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater. Excessive sun exposure after micro-dermabrasion should be avoided. If intense sun exposure is unavoidable, apply sunscreen liberally and frequently. Do not use more frequently than three times per week.
Patricia F: I've been using this product for about 60 days. After using, my skin is clear and bright. It appears to wash away dark spots and wrinkles. I know it doesn't...but it sure feels that way!May 16, 2013
Nancy C: I want to see if works for my acne prone daughter.May 15, 2013
Paula G: This is the best micro-Dermabrasion product on the market! This sloughs off all the cell build up that tends to happen, especially in extreme temperatures. I have sensitive skin, and this product does not irritate it at all.May 6, 2013
Nicole D: This is the only exfoliator that does not make me break out.May 3, 2013
Sami V: I have always had very sensitive skin that would react to anything except these Kiehl products. I also always had rough skin under my eyes and its finally gone thanks to this product.Jan 20, 2013
Greg M: My girlfriend has this stuff, told me the price and I was skeptical. But then I tried it. I realized it was the dermatological equivalent of a top end detail job on an exotic supercar. It feels unreal.Jan 6, 2013
judy w: I usually make my own with coconut oil and sugar but this one is my second favorite, especially for travelJan 5, 2013
Karen V: I hd never used a product like this, until I used this one. It makes your face feel so baby soft and helps break up any brown spots. It also scrubs away any dead, dry skin. I could not live without it!!Dec 31, 2012
Linda M: I've finally found a scrub with the perfect abrasiveness for my skin! I have the toughest elephant skin of anyone I know and have always had a problem with clogged pores and blackheads. Since using this gentle but abrasive scrub by pores are 60-70% improved and I have full confidence that soon I'll be 100% clear. I use this in conjunction with the Over-Night Biological Peel and both are changing my skin dramatically. The micronized shell in this product is tough, effective and just right for me.Dec 19, 2012
Pamela J: Sounds like item i would like read reviewsDec 19, 2012
Laurel B: this is the best micro dermabrasion I have ever used.Dec 15, 2012
Sarah G: This is a must have for me. It makes my skin so soft and is my best defense against blackheads and other skin issuesNov 30, 2012
Tricia S: I have used a previous tube, and I loved the results. I have sensitive skin, and like other, have tried so many different skin treatments. This proved effective in leaving clean feeling, polished, smooth skin.Nov 25, 2012
Kimberly H: This is my preferred microdermabrasion product. It has a good texture and works effectively even with out aggressive use.Nov 25, 2012
Susan F: I need to exfoliate the dry skin I often get on my face.Nov 25, 2012
Gerard M: I've used it for the past few months and I love it! My skin is bright and no longer dull and heavy looking. My pores are back to invisible.Nov 24, 2012
Janelle W: cant live without it. well, i suppose I could, but who would want to?Nov 24, 2012
Eric M: This is great for removing the raised spots that result from oil buildup under the skin. I've had expensive laser removal of the spots before but this works just as well with repeated scrubs.Nov 19, 2012
Dale A: After reading the reviews It sounds like this product is exactly what I need. I have sensitive skin and it hasnt been easy finding something that will exfoliate without causing sensitivity. I hope this is the answer!Oct 28, 2012
Georgia W: I use this 2-3 times a week and have seen such an improvement in the condition of my skin. I can go without foundation now and be happy about how my skin looksOct 28, 2012
Mary D: reduce pores & improve skin textureOct 15, 2012
Mindy Paige D: It's cool. I like how tiny the granules are. It's a tad harsh, so I'm usually pretty careful to scrub slowly and gingerly, but I always have the sensation that it's working.Oct 14, 2012
Suzette T: I've been using this for some time. My skin feels very clean and soft after I use it.Aug 13, 2012
Gerard M: I'm hoping the reviews are true and that I realize the same results.Aug 5, 2012
s-r g: Can't say enough good things about this product. I have tried MANY facial scrubs/ exfoliators and this one is the very best in my opinion. It automatically gives your skin a gorgeous glow and leaved the skin ultra soft. I use it 2 times a week so the product lats a long time. It's honestly worth the money and it WORKS!Aug 4, 2012
SUYEON K: Needed an exfoliating scrub.Jul 23, 2012
Barbara R: I have used this product for years and my face loves it. I can not find in stores so I decided to go straight to the makers of the product.Jul 20, 2012
Dona W: All Kiehls products have works so this cant go wrongJul 19, 2012
Emily K: purchased once before - my face can't live without itJul 16, 2012
Juliane P: i love how clean and soft it makes my skin. been using it for years.Jul 16, 2012
Nicholas W: I would like to have nicer and younger looking skin.Jul 13, 2012
Louis H: I needed this according to the reviewsJul 12, 2012
Marilyn B: Excellent product. This is my second purchase.Jul 10, 2012
Suzie T: I was given a sample of this recently and I love the results. I don't like to use it as often as it suggests--3 times a week would be too harsh for my face. But even with only using it once a week I am seeing good results.Jul 7, 2012
sunah l: had acne and pore has been annoyed so like to tryJul 6, 2012
Donna W: it's great but I should use it as directedJul 5, 2012
Louise D: I have ordered this before and have not had a microdermabrasion at a spa sinceJul 4, 2012
Babette A: I love the way it makes my skin feel so soft and clean!Jul 3, 2012
Jill M: I thought is would be nice to try. I don't use an exfoliant at this time, but at times think I need a good scrub.Jun 25, 2012
LAURA A: Giving it a try....I have had Laser on my face. I exfoliate every mornign & nite so this product sounded like one that I can use a few days a week instead of scrubbing myself to death..Jun 22, 2012
Emma S: I have many scars from acne. Before I do anything that is more surgical, such as the laser treatment, I am going to give this one a try. Especially after I read a review says:"...it helped improve her chicken pox marks..."May 17, 2012
Jacquelyn P: Am tryiing it for the first time... based on good reviews.Mar 31, 2012
Colleen P: Excellent scrub! Non=irritating. My skin feels like silk afterwards....Mar 28, 2012
Loretta B: I have been reading about micro-dermabrasion and how it should be a part of a person's skin care regimens. When I saw it in your stock I decided to give it a try. I was sold after I read the good reviews.Mar 28, 2012
yolanda r: I read a review that this was a great productMar 27, 2012
Christine M: I use this all the time - love it and I'm outMar 26, 2012
Fariba K:i too have combination skin and this product by far is the best one i have discovered. i have been using it for years now and i dont leave town without it. I use it two or three times a week followed by a moisturizer. i love it.Oct 3, 2012
Patricia D:I've used this product for a number of years now and like it quite a bit. I suffered from acne when I was young and have enlarged pores and some scarring. This product is great for exfoliating and makes my skin feel smooth, but has not reduced the appearance of scarring or significantly reduced my pores. I still recommend though!Apr 12, 2012
Elizabeth S:I have used this product and can say it has significently improved the look and feel of my skin.Just go gently to start with.You can incorporate this in with your exsisting skincare routine.Hope this helps!Apr 12, 2012
Jane K:This is one of the best micro dermabrasion creams that I have used So much so that I have bought a second tube since running out of the first one, even though it's a bit pricier than I would like. I simply cannot live without it because even after 1 use, my skin feels smoother and wonderful. Because I have issues with acne and use a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream everyday, I do have some issues with dry flaky skin at times and this cream really helps me exfoliate. In terms of acne scars, I think it has helped me, especially when used in combination with a glycolic acid product (for example, I'll use a GA mask and after I rinse off, I'll follow with the micro dermabrasion product). I find that using it 2-3 times a week works for me, but sometimes I use it a few days in a row if my skin is especially problematic.Apr 12, 2012
Luz G:I have large pores that love getting clogged with dirt and some light-to-medium scarring on my cheeks. I use this 3-4 times a week, and after 3 weeks I've noticed significantly less clogged pores all over my face, over 2/3rds gone. Pore size never changes, but they certainly look more refined when they're CLEAN!!! The scarring on my cheeks IS less visible, especially where it was already light to begin with. I use this in conjunction with the Biological Peel, so I'm not sure which one is working its magic. It's not a miracle eraser by any means, especially for mid-to-deep scarring, so don't expect miracles. However, the area is somehow exquisitely smooth to the touch even though it doesn't appear to be so- and that is definitely as a result of using this exfoliant.Apr 17, 2012
Mary F:It isn't a cream, it's an abrasive scrub. You cleanse, then use the scrub, rinse and tone and moisturize. I don't feel qualified to answer your question about scars. I do like the product very much; very fine-grain particles in a cream-like base.Apr 12, 2012
Luz G:I find that all of my other products work MUCH better after I use this. I use it 4 times a week even though the recommendation is 3 because I work in a really hot, gritty, dirty environment- and it works great on removing the layer of filth that forms over my (very oily) skin to allow other products to do their work much better. On the other hand, my mother (50+) can't use this in conjunction with other products because it causes other products to irritate her skin. She has normal-to-oily, very sensitive skin.Apr 17, 2012
TANYA Z:Hi, I'm not sure about the ingredients of those products but if they have Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids in them then you probably don't want to use the products together. But if they don't have AHAs then it should be okay to use the microdermabrasion with those products.Apr 13, 2012
mary m:Hello, I don't use the midnite recovery but I do use a strong retinol at night. I use the microdermabrasion 3 times a week and love it. My skin does not get irritated from using both. Go light but the scrub is lovely.Apr 13, 2012
Colleen P:I use the Microdermabrasion scrub about every 2-3 days, In the morning I use Criste Marine moisturizer and in the evening I use the Midnight Recovery Complex. I have no problems whatsoever.....Apr 13, 2012
lynn m:First let me say this: I tell people this is the best facial product I have ever used. And no one is paying me to say this! The way my skin feels afterwards is very smooth and soft.
To answer your question I would assume it would decrease scar spots as exfoliation is needed to speed up new skin growth.
I am fifty years old and have had acne my whole life until recently when I finally realized I've been overdrying my face with the wrong type of products. Once I started using more moisturizing skin cleansers and moisturizers and exfoliating my acne is finally gone. Apr 29, 2013
Thank you for your response, I appreciate the info.
I do have another question, if you dont mind. I have struggled with acne myself for quite sometime, and I belive that I do have been overdrying my face. I tend to be oily in my Tzone and dry around my cheeks. What kind of moisterizers and skin cleansers would you recommend?
May 1, 2013
Well I use a cream based cleanser for sensitive skin and a moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin. My skin was producing extra oil because I kept stripping my natural oils. Also, more acne is caused by clogged pores not from oil but from dead dry skin cells! So exfoliate and moisturize!
May 1, 2013
David B:The abrasion is very slight but I would give it a try if I were you. It makes a big difference in smoothing the skin on my face and leaves it feeling great. Also removes any oily feeling without drying. I am 66 and have used it regularly for about 3-4 years.Apr 30, 2013
Jane D:I didn't have a problem relating to acne but I did have a lot of uneven color and texture which has improved since I began using the product. Based on the smoothness of my skin now versus when I started using the product I'd say its defiantly worth a try. Apr 29, 2013
Juliette D:Depending on your skin type. If you have dry skin, make sure you use Over-Night 1-3 times a week, and Epidermal once or twice a week. Try not to use it back to back though. If you have normal to oily you can use Over-night 1-33 times a week and Epidermal 1-3 times a week.Apr 20, 2013
estela h:I'm the wrong person to ask, I'll just let you know that, I love Epidermal Re-texturizing micro-dermabrasion. After applying it in my face, my face look fresh and feel smooth. Then I apply a gentle moisturizer. I'll been using this product for 3-4 years now.Apr 5, 2013
Guy M:Hey Billie D
Yes! Just not under the eyes. I've been using this product for awhile. Started with Kiehl's in my late 20's. I'm in my 40's now and am mistaken for mid 30's all the time. Use it with Eye Alert in the morning and Midnight Recovery Eye at night. Seems like a lot but those little bottles last me for months! Sep 2, 2012
Mary V:Any kind of micro-dermabrasion product will be too harsh for the skin directly under your eyes. This is a very effective microdermabrasion product; the particles are especially fine and therefore very good at re-texturizing skin. You might consider purchasing an eye cream especially formulated with some retinol. This will encourage natural exfoliation and will improve the fine lines with continued use. I am 58 and have almost no fine lines under my eyes which I attribute to a long-term use of retinol based products. Also, don't forget to always use sunscreen - even for this area. Hope this helps!Aug 31, 2012
Genevieve R:I think that wd depend on the person's skin type.I have very sensitive skin, so would not be using a battery operating cleanser in any event. Just gently rubbing the dermabrasion cream on wet face leaves my skin pink and i then use the calendula recovery cream after that. I will say this is a great product, best exfoliation scrub i have ever used. A little goes a long way. One tube used once a week lasts 9 months or longer.Jan 5, 2013
Lawrence W:I've found that it improves acne-prone skin. It doesn't clog one's pores; it removes much of the dead skin and actually helps unclog pores. Be careful with it though, I think it should only be used once to twice per week. I also make sure to wear a sun block every day since those dead skin cells seem to act like a natural sun block and removing them makes your skin sun-sensitive.Nov 25, 2012
Kathleen R:Not sure it will help cure dry skin, but it will definetely help clear the dry/dead skin on the surface of your face away. Afterward you can moisturize your skin and hopefully that will help with the dryness.Oct 3, 2012
Buddy M:I'm sure it will work. However I would be cautious about using any abrasive product on dry skin. Kiehls has some products I like for cleaning skin called facial fuel. I love that stuff. Oct 3, 2012
Carol A. S:I have dry to very dry skin and am in my 60s. Usually use the Micro-Dermabrasion in the evening and then use Midnight Recovery Serum. My skin looks and feels much softer the next day.Sep 24, 2012
Dawn G:I have been using this product for a month or so now and I would say yes it will get rid of the whiteheads. Be careful about the amount of pressure you apply at first to the area along with how many times a week you use it. I started off twice a week and am now up to the recommended 3 times a week.I had whiteheads on my chin and around my nose and they are gone but it took a couple of weeks for them to clear up and go away completely. I've also been using the Powerful strength Line Reducing Concentrate twice daily. Even if you don't need it for line reducing the benefits of the vitamin C are AMAZING and I LOVE it! : )Jun 13, 2012
Tammy L:Not sure because I don't have whiteheads. With my experience with this product I really think it would be something I would use if I had this problem. Hope I said something that helped you good luck.Jun 12, 2012
yana s asked:I know it says to repeat the treatment for 30 seconds to 2 minutes does that mean i reapply the nickle size amount 3 or 4 times?...or do i just massage that one dose of nickle size amount for 2 minutes?May 24, 2012
Mary F:I don't think you need to reapply. Just apply and rub/massage. This stuff is expensive, but I have found the texture to be the best available in facial exfoliants. And I use it all over my throat and chest and arms occasionally ... even my hands. I go through about two tubes a year, and give this as gifts to special family & friends.May 24, 2012
Margaret S:I use one nickel-size amount and massage that into in my face in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes. The product will keep its rough, exfoliating texture for that length of time. Rinse it off and enjoy your fresh skin!May 27, 2012
Mary V:I've used the epidermal re-texturizing micro-dermabrasion product as an adjunct to prescription treatment with tretinoin (Retin A) products. If, as you describe, you have sun damage large pores and deep wrinkles a tretinoin product would help by deeply exfoliating and thereby smoothing your skin. I use the Kiels micro-dermabrasion to help lift the exfoliating dead skin in between the tretinoin treatments. Again, depending on how damaged your skin is, over the counter products like Kiels may not deliver the results you are looking for. Check out the obagi website as well. That is a dermatologist line. Hope my response helps.Jan 23, 2013
S Q:My skin is dry, too. I use this product about twice a month. The directions suggest 30 second to no more than two minutes. I go about one minute, but use a very light touch. After, I always use a hydrating facial masque (not made by Kiehl's -- they USED to see one but it was discontinued.) I rinse off the masque after 20 minutes and my face is radiant!Oct 3, 2012
Mary F:This is a very fine-textured exfoliant. I try to use it once a week. It removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, so your skin looks fresher and can absorb moisturizers more efficiently. I love this product, and so does my 28-year-old daughter. I use 1 to 2 tubes a year.Sep 24, 2012
A shopper asked:Is this gentle enough for extremely sensitive skin? I have rosacea that is under control but I don't want to aggravate it. I just want to be able to use some kind of exfoliant and I use/love other Kiehls products.Aug 22, 2012
Mary F:My aesthetician says I have rosacea, but my physician says I have telangectasia. In any case it's very mild ... just redness and some tiny vessels are visible, but no eruptions or raised areas. I use this product about once a week and haven't had any negative effects. It's a little expensive, but an investment I'm willing to make. If you find it aggravates your facial skin in any way, you may still value it very much for exfoliating neck, shoulders & decolletage. I even use it on my hands sometimes. Also nice for a gentle exfoliation of the lips, especially in winter or in dry climates.Aug 22, 2012
Tan S asked:I just got the this product's sample. Can you advise I should use it in the morning or at night? After this, can I use 'Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment'? How long is the interval shall I take?
Kiehl's AStaff:Kiehl?s Dermatologist Solutions are powerful, yet safe treatments that address skin conditions such as premature aging, irritation and sensitivity. Use 2-3 times a week for remarkably smooth skin day or night -- your choice!May 17, 2012
We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in 28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.
Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns.