The world’s greatest artists took weeks, months, even years to meticulously transform their once barren canvases into stunning works of art, pervaded with smooth, crisp lines and doused with strokes of color. We, however, as women on the go, are not always granted the luxury of time.
That is why Artistry brings us their Microdermabrasion System — promised to smooth and rejuvenate a woman’s most important canvas — the face — within a single minute, evoking the true inner artist in each of us.
The Artistry Microdermabrasian System contains the Artistry Polishing Scrub, MicroExfoliation Cloth, and Time Defiance Skin Refinishing Lotion — a remarkable trio of tools to transform your face into a beautifully flawless work of art. Artistry captures in a bottle the luxurious results of professional dermatological treatments, but before sealing the cap, removes any unnecessary “ingredients” inherent to these expert exfoliations, including the high price tags and often harsh facial sensations. Knowing that these professional treatments, when performed improperly, may damage the skin and cause painful irritations, Artistry offers a more a sensible solution with their Microdermabrasion System — a gentler, safer, and more affordable home-based alternative with high-class results.
Having never splurged for a professional treatment myself, in order to imagine the process, I could rely only on the one piece of information I knew — the word itself. Microdermabrasion. To me, the mere pronouncement of the term sounds painful in itself, as each brutal syllable drops harshly from the tongue trudging slowly towards its final fatal utterance — abrasion. However, the Artistry Microdermabrasion System held true to its various claims, immediately falsifying my rather grim verbal instincts. The harsh term labeling these products does no justice to the gentle, smoothing and pleasant experience that Artistry provides.
According to directions, the first step in the process is applying the Polishing Scrub to a dry face. At first, I found the instruction a bit odd, predicting that the gel would hardly smooth in to a dry face or would produce a scratchy sensation on contact. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I placed the gel in my palms, finding that it was of a thin, almost drippy consistency. Smoothing it into dry skin felt almost like a refreshing splash of water.
The scrub itself has a rather attractive look, as the clear gel is dappled with tiny blue specks — otherwise known as jojoba beads. They weren’t so much round and spherical as I have seen in other exfoliators, but rather like minute freckles. As to the scent of the product, Artistry describes it as a mix of tangerine and berry, and with a flip of the cap, I could definitely sense a refreshing hint of citrus.
The next step in the process is to wet the MicroExfoliation Cloth and use its surface to rub in the scrub in circular motions. The cloth was nothing like I imagined, as I expected to find a Brillo-like texture — strong enough to remove the dead cells and get deep down to the surface. I was surprised to find an extremely soft cloth — almost a thicker, durable cotton texture. As I used the cloth to rub in the product, I could barely feel the beads working their magic. There was a slight sensation, but really nothing harsh at all.
On my second use of the system, my laziness got the best of me, as I neglected to lug all three products into the shower for use. So I decided to simply rub in the scrub with my palms, instead of using the exfoliation cloth. To tell the truth, the smooth results I achieved at the end of the process were practically identical, but that is not to say that the cloth does not have its benefits. I would still recommend its use, as I felt that it more easily smoothed the gel into the skin, and I sensed that it was performing a more thorough, deeper clean. The fibers work to give that extra exfoliation texture that your palms simply cannot provide. I also saw the cloth effortlessly removing layers of makeup that are always a chore to rinse away — an unexpected bonus.
When finally rinsing the gel and drying my face, I could instantly feel results. In a sense, I almost felt lighter — as if the system had removed unhealthy layers of skin that were weighing me down. I felt uplifted and my skin felt extremely smooth. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it was time for the last step in the process — the Time Defiance Refinishing Lotion. The product was almost clear and extremely lightweight — not a thick, sticky consistency that you would more often label as a lotion. Rubbing in the product, I felt like it almost locked in the smoothness I already felt, providing for silky smooth skin that could last throughout the day. Even my hands, from simply touching the product, felt amazingly soft. This product is a magical little potion, smoothing everything it touches.
The Artistry Microdermabrasion System sells at a retail price of $71.50, and each product may also be purchased separately, if desired. To learn more about Artistry products or to purchase a system of your own, visit ArtistryBeauty.com or call 800-253-6500.