There’s not much that can boost your confidence quite like having clear skin. Whether it is blackheads and acne, fine lines and wrinkles or an uneven skin tone, it can be hard to find a product which can help with so many different conditions.
Microdermabrasion used to be solely available in salons, which of course means it can quickly add up in price if you are looking for a course of treatments. But in fact, at-home microdermabrasion kits have been around for over 30 years. Of course, in that time the technology has developed and improved greatly, and they are now a very popular beauty product for both men and women.
To help you decide which is the right microdermabrasion kit for you, we have compared what we consider to be the best products on the market, saving you time and money.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Product Reviews
- 2 Trophy Skin MicrodermMD For Exfoliation And Anti-Aging
- 3 Microderm GLO Diamond Microdermabrasion System by Nuvéderm
- 4 PMD Personal Microderm
- 5 Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD Microdermabrasion Beauty System
- 6 Mooxury Blackhead Removal Microdermabrasion Diamond Machine
- 7 Silk’n ReVit
- 8 Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine
- 9 Microdermabrasion Machine Buying Guide
- 10 How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
- 11 Choosing Your Microdermabrasion Machine
- 11.1 Microdermabrasion Machine Accessories
- 11.2 Waterproof And Water-Resistant Microdermabrasion Machines
- 11.3 Choose A Tool With Ergonomic Design
- 11.4 Look For Comfortable Features
- 11.5 Cleaning Your Microdermabrasion Machine
- 11.6 Getting A Warranty For Your Microdermabrasion Machine
- 11.7 Our Top Picks For Microdermabrasion Machines
- 11.8 About The Author
Here is our list of some of the leading at-home microdermabrasion products which we have compiled and reviewed to help you decide which product is best for you:
Trophy Skin MicrodermMD For Exfoliation And Anti-Aging
The MicrodermMD by Trophy Skin is recommended by dermatologists as a professional-grade microdermabrasion device which has been clinically proven to reduce the visible signs of aging. It polishes away dead cells and encourages new cells to grow, rejuvenating and smoothing out your skin to reveal a healthy, more youthful complexion.
This kit can give results that are comparable to those seen from professional microdermabrasion treatments, but at a much more cost efficient rate. Use it to even out your skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of age spots and fine lines and to produce glowing, healthy skin.
The wand is diamond-tipped, we believe is the best option for microdermabrasion, and the action is combined with the multiple levels of vacuum strength, which will draw the dead skin and impurities away to reveal, clearer, healthier-looking skin. It has a built-in mirror which is magnified 5 times so you can see exactly what you are doing.
It is a great choice for all skin types. It has three different modes – sensitive, auto and manual. Sensitive mode is for gentler exfoliation, so it is useful for your more delicate areas of skin. The auto mode will walk you through an entire 5-minute treatment, clearly displaying the treatment area, the pre-set power level and a countdown timer. On the other hand if you are more experienced and confident at using microdermabrasion, you can select the manual setting which enables you to concentrate on your problem areas. The treatment guidance on the LED screen is available in auto and sensitive modes, but not in manual mode.
The kit includes the microdermabrasion machine, a standard diamond tip, 100 filters, a pore extracting tip, an infusion tip, power adapter and a comprehensive user guide. It is mains powered, which means you get a consistent output and therefore the best results. Plus, you don’t need to wait for it to charge up before you use it!
If you don’t think that there are enough features in this kit, you can buy extra tips separately to get even more from your microdermabrasion device. For example, you can buy a precision diamond-tip separately which can make treating areas such as the creases of your nose easier.
Ease Of Use
It is an incredibly easy system to use. We love how it guides you through the treatments and helps you to get the best results from your treatment. We also love that it now has a sensitive mode too for those with delicate and sensitive skin.
The optimum treatment time is not specified, for the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Sensitive, but the automatic setting will help you through a 5-minute treatment, which we think is a good guide. This means that you can get a professional treatment in hardly any time at all, and all in the comfort of your own home.
We love this microdermabrasion machine, and we think you will too. Its simple, intuitive design combined with the professional-quality exfoliation and suction should give you fantastic results.
Microderm GLO Diamond Microdermabrasion System by Nuvéderm
The Microderm GLO is not just approved by dermatologists; the manufacturing company was founded by members of the American Academy of Dermatology. It has been clinically proven to reduce both the size of pores and the depth of wrinkles, and it is safe for all skin types. It is FDA registered and uses patented technology to deliver fantastic results.
The device looks modern and is easy to use. It even has its own charging dock to sit in. Using just 4-minute treatment sessions regularly, you can achieve rejuvenated, healthy skin.
This portable microdermabrasion has patented, Safe 3D technology, which removes the dead, outer layers of your skin surface to reveal newer, healthy cells below. It also increases your circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells and promote the production of collagen and elastin. This means it will improve and reduce the visible signs of aging.
The device is battery-powered, so it enables you to keep up with your treatment regimen on the go, giving you the best results. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is included in the set. It has a teardrop shape and sits comfortably in your hand as you hold it for your treatments. You can choose between 2 colors, white or silver, both of which will look very stylish on your dressing table!
Included in this kit, you get the microdermabrasion machine, 2 premium diamond tips, 20 filters, a cleaning brush, charger base and adapter and a user guide. The set all comes with a carry pouch to keep all of these items neatly together, making it perfect for taking away with you.
Ease Of Use
The Microderm Glo is very easy to use. Begin with clean, dry skin. Pull your skin taut with one hand, and with the other hold the device up to your face so that the tip is against the skin. Then, turn it on and move it across your skin in short movements, keeping the tip in contact with your skin.
Treatments are quick, taking just 4 minutes, and you can even select auto mode to make it even easier. The device has a small LED screen which gives you easy-to-follow directions throughout your treatment.
If you’d rather cover a larger area or want to take longer for your treatment session, you can select a manual setting. Don’t worry if you experience some redness – this is normal and will usually subside within 36 hours.
If you are looking for a highly effective, portable microdermabrasion machine then this is the choice for you. We believe it is the best portable microdermabrasion on the market. It looks great, it is comfortable and easy to use, and it can achieve great results – what more could you want?
PMD Personal Microderm
The Personal Microderm from PMD is a revolutionary home microdermabrasion system that works with all skin types. It differs from other microdermabrasion kits we have looked at as it has spinning exfoliation discs rather than a static, diamond tip. This design gives you a huge range of intensities to chose between and work up through as you progress your treatments, as well as different caps for using on your face and body. With this device, you can fully customize your treatments!
8 Levels Of Exfoliation Intensity
With this kit, you get 8 different levels of exfoliation intensity by selecting one of 8 different exfoliation discs. These range from ultrasensitive to very intense, so you are sure to find a level of exfoliation that suits your skin. You will probably find that different areas of your body are more suited to different discs.
You may also find that as you go on with your treatments that you want to progress to a higher level of exfoliation as your skin becomes more tolerant to the microdermabrasion over time. This kit therefore is fantastically versatile. However, not all the discs may be suitable for the skin on your face. The toughest discs are probably more suited to other areas of your body such as your feet.
As well as increasing the exfoliation gradually, it is recommended that you replace the discs after 3 to 4 uses to ensure you are getting the optimum treatment each time. You can easily buy replacement discs separately.
Spinning Disc Design
Unlike the other microdermabrasion kits that we have discussed, the Personal Microderm has a spinning disc design. Where other kits have an exfoliation surface along the edge of the head cap of the device, on this model the exfoliation is a flat disc which sits under the cap and rotates. The suction from the vacuum draws your skin into the exfoliation surface.
This therefore may give you a more effective exfoliation compared to other designs, which are reliant on you dragging the device across your skin to benefit from the exfoliation surface. In our opinion, it will give you a more consistent treatment. On the other hand, if you have sensitive skin it may be that this is a harsher treatment for you – which is why you benefit from the wide range of disc intensities.
This design is extremely hygienic. The parts are easy to disassemble so that you can remove the filter. You can also wash the head and body caps, as well as the filter in between uses. Just make sure you allow them to fully dry before packing them away or using them again.
When To Expect Results
You may find that you can begin to notice results as early as after the first session with this microdermabrasion kit. In particular, you may find that your skin is softer and smoother. After 8 to 12 weeks of weekly treatments, you can notice significant results, including reduced fine lines and wrinkles, increased hydration, reduced pore size and a more even skin tone.
Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD Microdermabrasion Beauty System
The Skin RejuvadermMD Microdermabrasion System by Trophy is a professional-grade spa device that can reduce and even eliminate some fine lines and wrinkles. It is a robust and compact microdermabrasion system that will reduce the look of age spots, liver spots, sun damage, and more. It can eliminate the look of scars on the face and neck, especially those left behind by severe acne. With this tool, you can remove dead skin cells, dirt, blackheads, sebum, grease and more.
How it Works
The wand boasts a modern design and simple instructions for use. It comes with two primary probes to provide variety in your treatment sessions, and the suction power is adjustable across four levels.
It is a 3-in-1 skin treatment system, as it adds an extra step to the treatment that not all microdermabrasion devices offer. After the exfoliation and extraction, use the infusion tip to infuse creams or serum into your skin. Applying them using this tip can improve the effectiveness of the product by 6 times. Treatment takes as little as 5 minutes, so you can get great results without investing much time.
Advice For Use
Always use the lowest suction setting when you first start using a microdermabrasion system to avoid redness and irritation. The microdermabrasion wand will help improve the look of uneven skin tone, blemishes, imperfections, and it will remove debris from the skin quickly and easily.
This kit includes a diamond tip, a pore extraction tip and an infusion tip, along with a pack of 50 filters. You can exfoliate, extract and infuse quickly with this 3-in-1 system. If you have a favorite facial cream, you can use this microdermabrasion system to ensure that the treatment is getting deep into your skin for maximum results.
Need to treat a pesky spot on your nose or cheek? The extraction probe allows you to focus on one area of your face and isolate it for best results. This is great for removing blackheads in troublesome areas. The Trophy RejuvadermMD offers a full one-year warranty on every system. You only need to use this machine for 5 minutes, a few times a week to start to see results.
Mooxury Blackhead Removal Microdermabrasion Diamond Machine
If you are looking for a waterproof microdermabrasion system, look no further than the Mooxury Diamond Machine. This easy-to-use device offers you a complete skin treatment system to reduce the look of pores, improve dry skin, reduce rough patches, exfoliate dead skin cells, reduce the look of blackheads and more.
Advice For Use
There’s no need to use messy creams or painful procedures to remove blackheads. The Mooxury Blackhead Removal Microdermabrasion Diamond Machine System can do it all. You may experience some light bruising following treatment, but this is normal and will subside shortly following your treatment. This kit comes with everything you need to get started, but it is also recommended that you use a hot towel on your face or enjoy a steam bath before using the machine to open pores. This yields the best results. This tool works best when used for up to 5 minutes, 2-3 times per week. You might experience some bruising after the first use, but this will not continue to be a problem as your skin gets used to the suctioning action of the machine.
The kit contains 6 different probes which are intended for use on different areas. The big-mouth suction probe to focus on large areas of the face and neck with stronger suction, while the small-mouth probe is for focusing on small areas such as the corners of your nose with lower suction. The oval-mouth probe is great for the irregular regions of your face and neck which are more difficult to care for. There are two other tips for focusing on your face and there’s even a probe to exfoliate broad areas of your body such as the knees and elbows and which is good for targeting stretch marks. This machine is excellent for your entire body!
The Mooxury Microdermabrasion Diamond Machine uses crystalline pore heads to ensure healthy looking skin. Six replaceable probes come with this complete treatment system to help you manage the look of your skin for years to come. It is professionally designed and is easy to clean. It comes with rechargeable batteries and is recharged using a USB connection.
The ReVit by Silk’n is a professional-quality home microdermabrasion device that aims to give you smoother, more youthful-looking skin. It can reduce scarring and age spots, as well as improve your skin tone, texture and elasticity. It is a diamond-tip design with 3 interchangeable heads for targeting different areas of your face and body.
In this set, you get the microdermabrasion unit, three interchangeable heads and 30 disposable filters, which you should ideally change after every use to keep it hygienic. It is mains powered, so it comes with a power adapter and a user manual. You can keep it all packed neatly and safely together in the included storage case, which is also a simple, attractive design.
The three interchangeable heads are all diamond tips of different sizes and have different levels of exfoliation surface:
- Precision tip – for targeting smaller areas or those that are harder to reach
- Fine tip – for gentler treatments and more sensitive or delicate areas
- Coarse tip – for more powerful exfoliation on less delicate areas
The combination of these tips gives you an excellent microdermabrasion kit that you can use all over your face, as well as areas of your body such as your hands and chest.
Where this kit differs from some of the other kits we have reviewed, is the fact that it only has tips for exfoliation. It is designed to reduce the signs of aging and give you smoother and more youthful skin, and while it can also help you clear out your pores and remove blackheads, this model does not have the simple suction heads which other microdermabrasion kits have.
The lightweight device has as simple, easy-operation design. You can easily change between the 3 heads to vary your treatment, and when you do so, you can easily switch out the old filter for a new one. The on/off power button on the back of the handheld unit is also the button you use to toggle between different suction strengths. There are two suction modes to toggle between – half and full strength.
It is mains powered so you don’t need to worry about it running out of battery and you will have consistent power, although this means you are less mobile during your treatments. For the best results, use on clean, dry skin.
Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine
The Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine offers a complete do-it-yourself kit for those who don’t want to travel to the salon or spa to get professional results.
How It Works
This unit features diamond heads to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells quickly and easily. It uses both abrasion and suction action to improve the look of skin. You can remove dirt, oil, grease, and dead skin in only a few minutes a day. It helps to reduce the look of scars, blemishes, and uneven skin pigmentation.
This kit comes with 360 filters and there are nine diamond-tip probes of different shapes and sizes to customize your treatment sessions at home. There are fine, medium and coarse tips to improve the look of your skin in various areas of your face and body.
The Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion system comes with a one-year warranty. This system is a corded system that is attached to a large base model where the treatment probes are housed. While the system is not as modern looking as some of the other microdermabrasion systems in this review, the quality is there. The kit comes with instructions on which tips and probes to use and when, as well as where they should be used on the body. The look of your skin will continue to improve over time, and you will find this system is easy to use.
Microdermabrasion Machine Buying Guide
There are some things to consider when it comes to buying the best microdermabrasion machine on the market. What works well for one person, might not work as well for another. It’s important to have all the information about these at home machines before you buy them because you want to have the best experience possible. You’ll find everything you need to know about at home microdermabrasion machines right here, so you can make an informed choice and ensure you get the right machine for your needs. The first thing to understand when buying a microdermabrasion machine is what it does.
Microdermabrasion works in two ways: first, it prepares the skin to remove the top layer of skin. Then, it suctions away the top layer of skin after it has been removed.
The idea behind microdermabrasion is simple, but if the machine you buy is too strong, it can damage your skin. If the device you purchase is too weak, you won’t get the results you want. The best approach to buying microdermabrasion machines is to buy one with adjustable strengths so you can decide which power level is right for you.
The Importance of Suction Power
The suction power of a microdermabrasion machine is the main feature you want to look for. Suction is needed to remove the debris from your pores and the dead skin you have buffed-off with the exfoliation. This skin is responsible for discoloration, fine lines and the beginnings of wrinkles. By removing the layer of skin, you can reveal new and brighter skin, helping you to look younger, and feel better about yourself.
Customize Your Suction Power For Best Results
Suction power can range amongst machines so look for one that has a “moderate” amount of suction to start. For customized results, try to look for a microdermabrasion machine that has an adjustable suction or resurfacing feature. This isn’t available on all devices, but it is a nice perk to have. Watch out for machines that have suctioning power only – some machines don’t offer the abrasion part but still claim to be microdermabrasion machines.
Abrasion and Suction in a Microdermabrasion Machine Are Key
You want to invest in a tool that provides both abrasion and suction. The best devices don’t require you to lift the treatment wand during sessions. This means that you can maintain the contact between your skin and the treatment wand throughout the treatment. This provides the best results and ensures you don’t miss spots during treatment.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
It is non-invasive, does not require needles and it virtually painless. Therefore, there is no recovery time between treatments and most people experience only a minor irritation after the procedure has been completed which uses passes quickly.
Microdermabrasion can help soothe many skin conditions, including acne, and as it can promote collagen production, it can result in skin looking younger and becoming more supple, smoothing out wrinkles.
Choosing Your Microdermabrasion Machine
Buying a mobile tool means you can take it with you when you travel, or you can perform skin treatments while watching your favorite binge-worthy television show. Lightweight devices make it much more comfortable to hold during a treatment session, although those with bulkier box units only require you to hold a small wand rather than the whole unit. Some machines require a power source to work, and this can limit the portability of your device. If you prefer to throw your microdermabrasion machine in your suitcase and take it with you, consider a handheld unit that is self-contained, so you don’t need to fuss with wires and storage containers. If you opt for a machine that comes with a case, ensure the case has enough room to store all of the probes and tips, so you don’t have to separate them and run the risk of losing them in transit.
Microdermabrasion Machine Accessories
Some, but not all, microdermabrasion kits come with several accessories that you might find useful in your skin treatments. These accessories might include additional dermabrasion tips so you can switch between treatment types or more than one person can enjoy the treatments without sharing treatment tips. Other accessories might include a travel case or storage case, extra battery packs, or face creams. Generally, you can expect to get a cleaning kit to keep your at-home microdermabrasion machine in top working order.
Waterproof And Water-Resistant Microdermabrasion Machines
A great feature to watch out for waterproofing. This allows you to use the treatment wand in the shower while you are getting ready for your day. It also means you can use it while relaxing in the bath. Water resistant is not the same as waterproof. Be sure to check to see if your microdermabrasion machine is waterproof or “resistant.” Resistant means you can splash water on it and it still safe to use, but it cannot be immersed in water.
Choose A Tool With Ergonomic Design
When it comes to performing microdermabrasion at home, you’ll want to invest in a machine that is easy to use and feels good in your hand. Treatment can last anywhere from 5-30 minutes, depending on the make and model of the device you purchased.
Look For Comfortable Features
If you opt for a primary machine that doesn’t offer comfort features, you might not be inclined to use the tool as often as you would if it was comfortable to use. After all, holding a wand on your face for up to 30 minutes can become uncomfortable pretty quickly – it’s not like you are resting comfortably in a spa having a professional perform the treatment for you. You want to be as comfortable as possible at home. Remember to choose a lightweight microdermabrasion machine because you’ll have to be holding it for long periods of time during treatments.
Cleaning Your Microdermabrasion Machine
When it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy looking, the treatment you get is only as good as the machine you use. Even the most expensive tools can become clogged or experience technical difficulties from time to time. When choosing the microdermabrasion machine that is right for you, consider the complexity of the cleaning process, and the device needs to be disassembled to be cleaned. Easy clean-up is the way to go.
Getting A Warranty For Your Microdermabrasion Machine
Like all products you spend money on, you want to ensure that the at-home microdermabrasion machine you purchase comes with a decent warranty. You’ll want at least a one year manufacturer’s warranty to get your money’s worth from the device. Some retailers will offer you an extended warranty as well. It is advisable to invest in a good warranty for these machines because the mechanics involved in operating one of these tools means that there is plenty of opportunity for something to break or break down over time.
Our Top Picks For Microdermabrasion Machines
Whatever microdermabrasion machine you decide to buy, use this review and buying guide to help you make an excellent choice. Our choice for the best at-home microdermabrasion machine is the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD. With 8 levels of suction, patented diamond tip wand and easy-to-use auto mode, it is a fantastic kit for beginners and seasoned pros alike. Our pick for the best portable microdermabrasion machine is the Microderm GLO Diamond Microdermabrasion System by Nuvéderm. It offers everything you could want in an at-home treatment system, and it is beautifully designed. With multiple settings and an easy-to-use system, this Microderm GLO is an excellent option for at-home microdermabrasion treatments for people of all ages and skin types.