Margaux Levy, the founder of Freeze 24/7, doesn't mess around. No going to the salon, spa or dermatologist for her - too busy. And she doesn't understand why a working woman and mom should have to juggle three beautifying products when one will do. Fair point. Reversital 3-in-1 MicrodermabrasionStick intends to eliminate trips to the salon by exfoliating, hydrating and brightening all in one go.

I have just given it a whirl and I must say that I like this product a lot better than Freeze 24/7, which I found would not absorb and crumble off in dandruff-like flakes throughout the day. There are in fact two MicrodermabrasionSticks, one for body ($80) and one for face ($90). They both come as a dial-up stick (like a rub-on deodorant). I have started to use the body stick for hands, elbows and feet and I must say that the initial experience is promising: a simple product, easy to use, with an immediate effect.

The idea is to wet the skin, rub for a mere 10 seconds (it is gently, not uncomfortably, abrasive) and follow by rinsing. The 'microdermabrasion' action is provided by aluminum oxide. Although aluminum is a neurotoxin, aluminum oxide is considered safe by the FDA because it doesn't penetrate the skin. For the insatiably curious, nonyl nonoxlynol-150 is a gelling agent commonly used in deodorant or perfume sticks. Apart from that, there are a couple of antioxidants in the form of green tea and grape seed extract.

My initial result was noticeably soft and shiny skin. And no appointment necessary. Reversital is supposed to be used two or three times a week with results getting better over time. I intend to focus on my knees and elbows and will report back in a few weeks.

Ingredients in Reversital:

Propylene glycol, aluminum oxide, nonyl nonoxynol-150, dipropylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, stearyl alcohol, camelia sinensis (green tea), grape seed extract, boswellia serrata extract, methylparaben, PVP.