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Sciote Advanced Micro Derm Creme Review

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Combination Skin, Dull Skin, Oily Skin
Sciote Advanced Micro Derm Creme
May 6, 2015 Reviewed by Naheed 3 Comments
TRU Rating
An effective exfoliating cream that removes flakes and impurities, but can be harsh on skin


Clears away dead skin and leaves face feeling smooth and clean


Is a bit too abrasive and product lingers after being washed off

Exfoliation is a part of my skin care routine. I am in my 50s, with combination skin, and I always feel that after exfoliation my skin responds better to my serum and moisturizer, and my makeup stays put for a longer time. I usually do seasonal at-home peels to get rid of dead skin, and those are good, especially after a long, dry winter. When I am not doing peels, I use different exfoliates. I also use retinol on alternating nights.

I was really excited when offered the opportunity to test and review Sciote Advanced Micro Derm Crème ($60 in the shop). This microdermabrasion cream claims to remove dead skin cells, dirt and impurities while refreshing the skin. It has silica beads that provide the exfoliation. It also has natural avocado, jojoba, hemp and grapeseed oils, along with 4% shea butter—all good for skin. I used a small amount of cream on my damp face and gently started rubbing it in. I find this cream a little more abrasive than I would want my microdermabrasion cream to be. You can feel the grains against your skin. I was very, very gentle since I didn’t want to tear my skin. I washed my face and it did feel smooth and clean. I also used it to remove the “peelies” after the use of retinol. It is also good for removing peeling and dead skin after I do my peels. (I do that on every fourth day.)

Although this cream has beneficial ingredients and does remove the dead skin, I wouldn’t add it to my skin care routine because I find it a little too abrasive, mostly due to the sIlica. I could feel the particles while using it, even though I was really gentle.  I should note that I don't have sensitive skin and I regularly use at-home peels, so my skin is used to exfoliation. Also, after being washed off, it feels like there is still something left on my face and I think that is because of the shea butter.

Overall, it is a good exfoliant but a little too rough and not something that I would like to be a part of my regular skin care. 

  • May 7, 2015

    by Naheed

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your comment. I don't think I am over exfoliating my skin. I always space my peels and retinol and there are periods that I don't use any exfoliant at all to give my skin some rest. I don't use retinol when I do peels and vise versa. I may be sensitive to Silica. Also, if it removes dead skin, I don't see any harm in using to remove peelies. Everyone respond different to different products, I am glad that it worked for you.

  • May 6, 2015

    by Amy Jo


    I needed to comment on this review from Naheed as I use this product and It works wonders for my skin! Have you ever thought that perhaps you are over exfoliating your skin with retinol's, scrubs and at home peel's? Hence the reason you are more sensitive to the silica in this product? I don't think this product was intended to remove your "peelies" as you stated. Personally I would never use retinol or get a peel followed by a mircroderm. OUCH!

  • May 6, 2015

    by Marta

    I'm sorry you didn't love this Naheed. I really like it and do not find it in the least bit harsh. But then I don't do retinol peels.

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