I received a sample of the Jamie O at home microdermabrasion kit from Jamie O herself last month. We have a mutual friend who loves the product and wanted me to try it. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t know if I’d like it and well, you all know how brutal I am when I don’t like something but my friend was so certain I’d love it that she told me to be honest and review it as I would any other product. She put me in touch with Jamie and within 48 hours a package arrived at my door, the box was the prettiest skincare package I’d ever seen! Pink with grey trim wrapped in a gorgeous grey ribbon, it was so pretty I didn’t want to open it or mess it up. I finally opened it tonight and tried the microdermabrasion scrub and let me just say, “WOW”.
Every winter I get regular microdermabrasion facials (from Katrina at Cooper Spa!) but it leaves my skin too vulnerable in the summer so I depend on over the counter scrubs to exfoliate during the hot months. I usually use the Fresh Sugar face polish and La Prairie essential exfoliator but will be adding this to my repertoire. How is Jamie O different from my other scrubs you ask? First of all, the crystals are so fine it felt like the soft sands of the Maldives. And it smelled like a dreamcicle (from the vitamin C). The best part is the lactic acid to put on top of the scrub called the “activator”, my face got really hot for about 5 seconds, very science project-ish and kinda scary at first but it went away very quickly. After rinsing it off, my skin was smooth like porcelain. It’s very close to the same smoothness achieved with a professional microdermabrasion machine but at a fraction of the cost. At $69, it is less than half the price of a one time microdermabrasion session and will last you all summer. At JamieO skincare.