By Charu Suri
You want clear skin without the melodrama and mediocre home treatments. Of course you’d rather rely on facials alone, or a magical topical treatment that sloughs off dead skin with the ease of an illusionist, but until that potion is made, we can recommend one of the best at-home microdermabrasion kits out there: Zia Natural.
When I first tried the kit, I have to admit I was skeptical. With a price tag of over $75, and a battery-powered microdermabrasion tool with replaceable sponge head, I wasn’t sure if this was more hype or truth. But since my skin was in such dire need of an exfoliant, and because this was “aluminum and paraben free,” I decided to try it.
So I put a nickel size amount of the Scrub on the sponge and powered the tool across my face in brisk movements. The Scrub is made with Magnesium Oxide crystals that are naturally derived from the seawater and ocean salts. Everything in this kit is as natural as a pristinely preserved ecosystem, so you know your skin is treated right.
After the first step (you have to exfoliate with the battery-powered sponge tool for 1-3 minutes), my skin felt dry, so I proceeded swiftly to Step 2, which was to spray the Skin Balancing Tonic on my face. The tonic immediately soothed my skin with its mixture of antioxidant vitamins and herbal extracts. It also contains vitamin-rich pumpkin seed Extract.
The best part was when I touched my face – I had never felt it this soft and silky! It actually felt like I was touching a model’s skin: the scrub and toner had made it as smooth as plums. Finally, Step 3, the Moisture-Infusing Serum, aims to stimulate cellular renewal, while acting as a deep emollient (it feels and acts like an incredibly lightweight oil).
When I glanced at my skin, I felt thrilled. With just one treatment, I knew it was worth every single penny. You are recommended to use it every other evening for a week and then skip a week and continue maintenance 2-4 times per week after that. I felt like singing Zia’s praises after my ritual was done. My skin agrees that there’s no turning back.
To purchase, visit your nearest Whole foods store or http://www.zianatural.com