Skinbreeze facial review

This post first appeared on planetnotion.com as part of my Groomed column.

Skinbreeze, a revolutionary new facial technology treatment, offers a wind of change in the skin care industry. I went in for a session to discover if this new treatment was really anything more than a passing gust.

Self-dubbed as a microdermabrasion revolution, Skinbreeze is a salon-based treatment system, which focuses on a unique skin resurfacing technology – one that actually boasts a crystal free treatment.

The new Skinbreeze system has  four steps:  Microdermabrasion, then LED light therapy, O2 infusion and O2 spray. Depending on what your concerns are depends on what combination you have.

Orbital Microdermabrasion
This is the exfoliant part of the treatment that helps reduce fine lines and imperfections in order to leave you with a more radiant and smoother looking complexion. There are 60 levels of abrasion so it can work for every skin type.

LED Light Therapy
Here, the therapeutic properties of red and blue lights are used to calm the skin, neutralise bacteria and reduce redness. This helps in the prevention of acne, blemishes and scar tissue.

O2 Product Infusion
Using their own Skinbreeze serums, the next stage of the treatment is to use a compressed air delivery system on the skin, this encouraged a deeper absorption of the serum and increase its effectiveness.

O2 Spray
Finally, an O2 spray is used – a delivery system for liquid-based Skinbreeze skincare products. These intensively hydrate and replenish the skin’s moisture levels after the harsher microdermabrasion has peeled the skin.

The Results

For my treatment I has the microderm and O2 infusion. I really enjoyed the Skinbreeze treatment, the microdermabrasion was really effective but a lot less harsh than previous treatments I have had. You still need to be careful afterwards, avoiding exposure to the sun etc, but my skin was a lot less red afterwards and didn’t sting as much.

The O2 spray was interesting, and cold, and I definitely would attribute that to keeping my skin feeling fresher than a usual microdermabrasion.

The only thing lacking with the treatment was extractions. Usually during a microdremabrasion treatment, a lot of salons would then spend sometime extracting blackheads. It’s a great opportunity to do so with the dead skin removed and the pores open and exposed. It was a shame this wasn’t done as I’m always after a good extraction! As male skin is oilier we are prone to blackheads, so any chance to get rid of them is fine by me.

Skinbreeze is a great introduction to the world of microbermabrasion as it is gentler on the skin and leaves you feeling a lot less a kin to sandpaper.

Depending on your skin concerns, the treatment lasts from 15-90 minutes with the average facial around 45 minutes. Prices can range from £20-90 depending on location and treatment needed.

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Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.