Lierac Micro-Abrasion Stimulating Smoothing Cream– reviewed and rejected
I have no doubt there are many other people who have had better results or skin that is better suited to the procedure than my sensitive-skinned friend…or at least would have had better guidance from a qualified expert, like Marta had with her wonderful esthetician. But that said, I myself would probably opt for exfoliating methods on a much smaller scale. I found Lierac’s Micro-Abrasian Stimulating Smoothing Cream which seemed to fit the bill – a product that exfoliates and leaves skin smoother and “more radiant.”
The company says they draw inspiration from the cosmetic technique of micro-abrasion and you will get “brand new skin” in just 2 minutes. The cream’s active ingredients include alumina crystals (25%) for deep exfoliation and to stimulate cell renewal and micro-circulation as well as urea (3%) for hydration and comfort. It also has moisturizing agent cetearyl glucoside derived from fatty acids. The use of c13-14 isoparaffin is another moisturizer, however it is listed as a potential allergan. At the end of the ingredients list, they tag several parabens. Now I wish I had looked at the ingredients list before trying it out!
The particles are so tiny and do feel rather soothing to my face. But after trying it out multiple times, I noticed there were several little raised dots appearing on my face – kind of like little pimples, only they weren’t red. I don’t know if it was an allergic reaction, but my skin was just not reacting well to the cleanser. Instead of the radiant glow it promised, I was left a little more blotchy than before. I guess I did get brand new skin in 2 minutes – just not the skin I was hoping for.
water (aqua). alumina. diisopropyl sebacate. mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum). urea. cetearyl alcohol. cetearyl glucoside. glyceryl stearate. peg-100 stearate. glycerin. polyacrylamide. c13-14 isoparaffin. laureth-7. glycine. phenoxyethanol. isobutylparaben. methylparaben. propylparaben. ethylparaben. butylparaben. botanical origin (d’origine végétale)