Karen’s review of Sciote Micro Derm Crème ($60) was so full of positive adjectives such as “invigorated” and “glowing”, as was Imelda’s, that I just had to try for myself. Especially, as Karen concluded by saying she wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone—except those with sensitive skin. As I fall into that category, I was intrigued to see if this scrub would work for me.
I am delighted to report that it did and I completely get why this is a Sciote bestseller. This extremely effective skin resurfacing cream gives me a completely refreshed looking complexion and a dewy, youthful glow. My skin is prepared for my regimen to come and seems to be more receptive to my serums. It is so good that it really requires some discipline not to use it more than once or twice a week.
The texture of Sciote Micro Derm Crème is both silky and grainy. The grains, of course, are providing the micro (scrub) action and this is where bauxite comes in, otherwise known as aluminum silica. This is made from aluminum oxide (which is the grainy stuff in Your Best Face Prep) and silicon dioxide. Although aluminum is a known neurotoxin, aluminum oxide does not penetrate the skin and is considered safe for cosmetic use by FDA and BDIH.
Hemp seed oil is a good addition to the simple formula. Rich in essential fatty acids, hemp seed oil has a range of nutritional benefits. Its metabolites, gamma linoleic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid, aid a range of skin issues like eczema and rosacea. It also improves the skin’s moisture retention and elasticity.
Most of the rest of rest of the ingredients are enriching butters and oils with shea, avocado, grapeseed and jojoba.
Like Imelda and Karen, I can heartily recommend Sciote Micro Derm Crème as a weekly (or so) skin resurfacer. And I'm especially pleased to report that it is well tolerated by my sensitive skin and it has earned a place in my regimen.