PMD Review

Feb 27, 2012 |
I've heard so many people talking about the PMD, I was so excited to try the product for myself. As an avid bimonthly facial goer, I'm always looking for products and tools that can substitute going to the facialist so I can save some money at home.

The PMD is a Personal Microdermabrasion device that uses Aluminum Oxide Crystals and a vacuum suction as a noninvasive form of exfoliation to smooth away dead skin cells. It is said that if you use it weekly, it will minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. This can allow the skin to become brighter, rejuvenated, while promoting new collagen growth and cell renewal. [I got most of this information off their website]

I have extremely tough skin when it comes to peels, devices, lotions (I only get sensitivity to dirty fingers and germy things lol), but I was still a bit nervous, as I've heard this is a very strong tool and you HAVE to use it properly or else things could go awry! They urge that the very first thing you do when you receive your kit is to watch the DVD to make sure you know exactly how to use the PMD.

Well here she is :) It comes with the PMD, two screw on tops for different size discs, 4 face discs (a mild set and a courser set) and then 4 larger discs for the body (a mild set and a courser set), the plug,  the DVD and a warranty card.

Here is a close up of the PMD tool. This one is disc that is recommended for the body.

Below I demonstrate how to use the tool on my hand. I am using the small face disc. I decided I would show you how to use the product on my hand since I didn't want to accidentally mess up on my face as I was trying to PMD my face AND take photos lol.

After you pull your skin tight, you make contact with the suction and your skin, once you feel the suction, you have to make sure you are constantly moving the product and NEVER hover over one spot (thats how mess ups happen!)

Afterwards, it will leave a white kind of residue and may leave your skin a bit pink. That's normal - as you can see... even on my extremely tough hand, you can see it. Your face may feel kind of sensitive afterwards, but that is normal. When you are done, tone and moisturize - I heard this device really helps those products sink deep into your skin!

I've already used it once and my face feels scratchy, but not too bad.  I REALLY enjoyed using this product around my nose and chin, as those places are really clogged and spotty. No products can ever penetrate into my skin in those areas! I'm really excited to put this product to the test to see how my face feels in a couple of weeks or longer!

The one thing I did find a bit inconvenient about this product is that in order to use it, it must be plugged in. It's not one of those "charge and go" products - which I suppose is pretty safe now that you think about it...but still it would make for an annoying travel buddy because you have to make sure that you always have the plug.

Overall, I'm still SUPER pumped to have this and can't wait to update you all on how my skin is. With my wedding being 9 months away, I'm excited to have the PMD by my side so I can work my way toward beautiful radiant skin... I'm pretty sure, by the looks of it, that it won't let me down!

You can purchase your own PMD at or if you are lazy like me, you can just click here :)

FTC: This item was sent for review consideration, but I only give you my honest opinion.
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Unknown said...

i have this product too, it got sent to me while i was out of town so i had my sister try it first but she had horrible experience with it, she said she watched the dvd n followed all the instructions but still found it to be way too rough on her skin and it literally damaged her skin so after that i've been too scared to try it n its been just stored away but lately i hear more and more people (including u in this post) enjoying pmd so it's making me wanna finally try mine!lol

u said your face felt scratchy after using it once? what do you mean by that? how long did the reddness/sensitivity of the skin last?

Jess said...

Hey Lisa! What you see on my hand (whiteness and pinkness) is what you would see on my face. When you use it it is like sanding your face with suction - I would recommend testing it on your hand first so you know what the product will feel like before testing on your face. And then on your face, I would test it on the least sensitive spots on your face first (like the chin).

For me, the redness didn't last more than an evening for me - but I have especially durable skin!! My skin is not highly sensitive to products such as this! Hope that helps girl!! Try it out :D Good luck xoxo

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