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Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

A highly efficacious exfoliating formula
  • 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
  • Helps to facilitate the absorption of topical skin treatments to maximize their efficacy
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"This exfoliating cream is like a mini spa treatment and it leaves my skin looking clear and feeling smooth."

Andrea, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Dispense a nickel-sized amount of the exfoliating cream 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
-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
-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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Derived from a plant commonly known as fireweed or willow herb. This plant is known to have anti-microbial and soothing properties for skin.

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Excellent product!
Jodee S on Oct 23, 2014
Wanted to give it a try
staci r on Oct 14, 2014
It's a great skin resurfacer.
Amanda H on Oct 17, 2014
It had great reviews
Anne M on Oct 13, 2014
Could this be used as a replacement for diamond peels? Would it have similar results?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2013
Best Answer: If you use this regularly, yes it would do the same..
Reply · Report · Farida M on Nov 7, 2013
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Should this product be used as a face wash replacement during that 2-3 times a week regime?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2013
Best Answer: I don't think so, no. You can't use it on your eyes and you have to be very careful not to scrub too hard and irritate your skin. I make sure my face is clean and then lightly exfoliate with this.
Reply · Report · Sarah G on Jun 27, 2013
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what is the difference between epidermal re-texturinbg micro dermabration and biological peel ?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2012
Best Answer: Microdermabrasion uses physical means to exfoliate. The peel uses chemical effects to exfoliate.
Reply · Report · Mary F on Jan 5, 2013
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I've read many of the reviews and noticed most all mention they have dry skin. My skin in combination. Will it work for me?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Fariba K on Oct 3, 2012
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will this micro dermabrasion cream diminish acne scars?
Leslie z on Apr 12, 2012
Best Answer: 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!
Reply · Report · Patricia D on Apr 12, 2012
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Its ok to use it this product?bcoz im using right now the DSC and Midnite Recovery
A shopper on Apr 12, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Luz G on Apr 17, 2012
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Would this be recommended for spots left after acne?
Rocio M on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · David B on Apr 30, 2013
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Can I use a facial mask after using the microdermabrasion?
anh b on Mar 25, 2014
Best Answer: I never have used a mask with this, but I do use this product 3 times a week, together with Kiehl's daily Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. Makes my skin soft and pores smaller. On other days I use the Deep Pore Cleanser alone. On those days, I leave the cleanser to dry on my face for 5-15 minutes, depending on how much time I have. Great Products..
Reply · Report · Geraldine W on Apr 8, 2014
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Could this be used in conjunction with the clearly corrective exfoliator (used every day)? Or would that be too harsh?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2014
Best Answer: It would be WAY to harsh, I find it's best for dry skin on my elbows. I think it 's too harsh to use on ones face
Reply · Report · Lois H on Jan 13, 2014
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I am using over-night biological peel in the nights, can I still use Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro during the day at the same time?
Cheryl on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Juliette D on Apr 20, 2013
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can i use this around the eyes to get rid of fine lines or is it too harsh for the eye area? I am 28 and have started noticing very fine lines under my eyes.
billie d on Aug 31, 2012
Best Answer: 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!
Reply · Report · Guy M on Sep 2, 2012
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Does this product remove age spots from male hands? If not, do you have a product that does?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2012
Best Answer: I have not tried the product on age spots. I use it daily to cleanse my face. It leaves skin feeling clean, smooth and refreshed.
Reply · Report · David B on Apr 27, 2012
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Can i use a retina treatment right after exfoliating with the epidermal retexturizing micro dermabrasion?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2014
Best Answer: I never tried, and wouldn't recommend it! Best to just go ahead with your Vitamin C treatment-that's strong enough (the Powerful Strength Wrinkle Reducing cream is high in Vitamin C).
Reply · Report · heidi k on Apr 22, 2014
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Can I use Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabration with Clarisonic Mia 2? Is it too harsh on the skin?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2013
Best Answer: I would say it would be too harsh to use with any clarisonic, but different skins react differently. Perhaps try it on a small area first?
Reply · Report · Jane K on Dec 29, 2013
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"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." - Kiehl's indications. I really don't understand. Can you help me?
A shopper on May 29, 2013
Best Answer: Exfoliators in general are abrasive to your skin. Chemical peels etc. are kind of harsh and could leave your skin feeling dry temporarily. For this reason you should never use a Micro-Dermabrasion product right after any treatment that can dry your skin. The Epidermal Re-Texturizing product is a good one, very creamy, but you need to only use it on well hydrated skin.
Reply · Report · Rhonda H on Jul 26, 2013
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Do you think it is ok to use this product with a battery operated cleansing brush?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Genevieve R on Jan 5, 2013
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is it can be used by people who have acne/oil skin? It will not clog my pores, eh?
Luke B on Nov 25, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Lawrence W on Nov 25, 2012
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Will this cream work for dry skin?
Rajith r on Oct 3, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Kathleen R on Oct 3, 2012
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Will this work for dry skin?
Saurabh M on Sep 24, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Carol A. S on Sep 24, 2012
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Does this get rid of whiteheads? My T-zone is covered in them.
Kizzie M on Jun 11, 2012
Best Answer: 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! : )
Reply · Report · Dawn G on Jun 13, 2012
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Its ok to put the Midnight recovery after i use the micro dermabrasion at night?coz i have sensitive skin
A shopper on May 25, 2012
Best Answer: I've also used it after the micro derm and I have sensitive skin.
Reply · Report · Dawn G on Jun 13, 2012
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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?
yana s on May 24, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Mary F on May 24, 2012
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Will this scrub help even skin texture from indented scars and lighten dark spots?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: Yes! It helps!
Reply · Report · Lily M on Sep 3, 2014
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What are the micro beads made from in this treatment? Are they plastic or natural?
Karla E on Mar 17, 2014
Best Answer: According to the label, they are made from crushed shells. I love how my skin feels and my makeup goes on after using this product.
Reply · Report · Geraldine W on Apr 8, 2014
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Is this product good for sensitive skin?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2013
Best Answer: I have sensitive skin, and I LOVE this scrub. My skin gets dry in certain spots, red and patchy and this is the best I have ever used. I use it twice a week and have really noticed an improvement in the tone of my skin. GET IT!
Reply · Report · Sarah H on Sep 27, 2013
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Need skin program for sun damage large pores and deep wrinkles to mouth eyes and forehead?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Mary V on Jan 23, 2013
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Is this suitable for dry skin?
Rajith r on Oct 3, 2012
Best Answer: 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!
Reply · Report · S Q on Oct 3, 2012
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How can this be helpful for me?
Saurabh M on Sep 24, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Mary F on Sep 24, 2012
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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.
A shopper on Aug 22, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Mary F on Aug 22, 2012
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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?

Thanks.
Tan S on Apr 20, 2012
Best Answer: 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!
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