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My First At-Home Microdermabrasion Experience with Trophy Skin!

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***Special thanks to Trophy Skin for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***

People have been raving about microdermabrasion facials for the longest time, but I haven’t actually gotten one done in my life! Honestly, facials can get pricey after a while especially if you get them done regularly. Now that I’m in my mid-20’s, I want to do everything I can to keep my skin tight and healthy, without making my wallet cry if possible. With that said, I was ecstatic when I got the opportunity to try Trophy Skin’s at-home microdermabrasion system, the MicrodermMD!

A Bit About My Skin

Overall, I have been blessed with good skin (or so my boyfriend says). I am pretty hard on myself so even a small pimple will drive me nuts! After moving to Palm Springs, I’ve definitely been under the sun a lot more frequently. I try not to tan my face too much though because I’m afraid of sun spots… but my body has gotten WAY darker than my face so I can’t shield my face from the sun entirely every time I’m out. I definitely pile on the sunscreen but you know… I just can’t help but feel paranoid when it comes to the face. Before using Trophy Skin, acne scars from my high school days could still be visible if you looked closely.


What Is Microdermabrasion?

Simply put, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that incorporates a diamond tip to slough off the outermost layer of the skin. This is dry, dead skin cells that should be removed regularly to reveal younger and healthier skin. The diamond tip typically will last anywhere from 3-6 months, and sometimes up to a year! Microdermabrasion is used to treat deep facial lines, scars, and sun damage.


Why Trophy Skin?

Trophy Skin’s at-home microdermabrasion system is extremely easy to use. The professional technology improves various skin problems like acne, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, large pores, dull skin, dry skin, milia, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, hyper pigmentation, minor scars, and the overall health of your skin. As a result, you wouldn’t have to wear as much make-up, and when you do, the make-up applies and stays on a lot better!

The system comes with several things including:

  • MicrodermMD device
  • Pore extraction tip
  • 100 pack filters
  • Tip cleaner
  • Medium diamond tip
  • Infusion tip
  • Power adapter
  • User manual

If you’re like me and live off of instant gratification, you’ll enjoy this system. With Trophy Skin’s microdermabrasion tools, you will feel the difference after even one treatment. More importantly, you will also see a significant difference after repeated use. I’ve tried the system not only on myself but also on my boyfriend. He is older than me and definitely has more “age” to him, so Trophy Skin has come in quite handy for him. He also loves the sensation as it feels like he’s getting a professional facial!

Trophy Skin offers free shipping in the U.S. and payment plans are available for those who don’t wish to pay the full price for the system. The system goes for $299 on their website. To me, this is actually a small one-time price to pay when you’re comparing it to costs that pile up over time if you were to get facials done regularly in office. To put things into perspective, a professional microdermabrasion treatment costs on average, $150 per session! You would have paid for Trophy Skin’s system (which has a 3 year warranty) in the cost of just 2 facials.




How I Use Trophy Skin

Since I’ve never done any form of microdermabrasion, my skin was extra sensitive the first time I tried this. In fact, it was to the point where I left red marks on my face similar to what a hickey would look like. Not exactly the prettiest results, but I’ll say that I felt that my skin was tighter and cleaner after use. I then learned that I applied too much pressure in one given spot, which causes these red marks. Luckily, these red marks fade pretty quickly and it’s nothing that a bit of make-up won’t cover up if you need to head out the next day.

After the first time, my microdermabrasion sessions with Trophy Skin went a lot more smoothly. I got the hang of it and was able to glide the diamond tip more smoothly and distribute the pressure throughout my face. Generally, I stick with the “auto” mode which goes for 5 minutes. I trust the machine — it adjusts the pressure point depending on where you’re gliding the diamond tip on your face. It also has recommended times set for each section of the face. This is helpful if you have zero experience with microdermabrasion and want something simple to essentially “follow.” As you get the hang of it, you can customize the amount of time and pressure you apply for each part of the face. I have been consistently using this 3 times a week, and this routine has been working out quite nicely for my skin!

Recently, I’ve noticed some fine lines forming on my neck. Prior to using Trophy Skin, I was one of those gals who unfortunately neglected the neck when it came to skin care. Luckily, it hadn’t reached the point where the damage couldn’t be reversed. Performing microdermabrasion with this system on my neck and dΓ©colletage has helped to minimize these fine lines and promote healthy skin in these areas.

After the microdermabrasion is complete, I apply a generous amount of Trophy Skin’s Argan stem cell serum. This is the best time to apply a quality moisturizer or facial treatment as the skin will absorb it best after the procedure.

As mentioned above, the kit comes with two other heads — one for pore extraction and one for infusion. When my boyfriend says I have good skin, it’s because I don’t really have large pores. With that said, I haven’t had to use the pore extraction tip just yet, but I imagine it would be just as useful as the diamond tip for that particular use. The infusion tip is used to help get your moisturizer or in my case, the Argan stem cell serum deep into the skin for maximum benefit. Depending on what you are looking to achieve, Trophy Skin provides a handy user manual explaining how to use each thing.

Cleaning the device is hassle-free. Simply remove the diamond tip (or whichever tip you were using) and use the tip cleaner to remove any loose dirt. Then, remove the black filter and see how many dry & dead skin cell particles you’ve just collected! It’s quite amazing because you would never see this with the naked eye without using the system. A regular face wash just won’t do it! To prep the machine for your next use, just remember to place a new filter into the slot so that you’re good to go!




Results After a Month

Long story short, my skin condition has improved tremendously after using this for a month. My stubborn acne scars are pretty much invisible now and my skin overall is very smooth with reduced discoloration. I’m really happy about this because I no longer have to wear as much make-up, if at all! Since I live in the desert where I’ll literally drip in sweat the moment I walk out the door, I’ve been loving the fact that I can go out with no make-up and not feel bad about my skin. On days I want to feel a bit more done up, I’ll fill in my brows and put on some mascara. Never in my life have I been so confident in my own skin! I definitely look forward to using this system consistently and seeing improved results with time.

For those of you who haven’t tried at-home microdermabrasion and are thinking about giving it a go, I highly recommend doing so with Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD! You can use my promo code STYLE10 for 10% off on their website. I absolutely love the fresh tingly sensation after the treatment and the long-lasting health benefits it has provided my skin so far. If you have any questions about my experience that I haven’t covered in this review I’d love to answer them. Just let me know in a comment below!

Have you tried an at-home microdermabrasion system before? What were your results like?

Photos by David Potter

What do you think?

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  • Clarissa
    July 24, 2017

    I SO want to try this! I love that you can do it all in the privacy of your own home. I JUST did a DIY Spa Night at home post, but I need to crank it up a notch and do a microdermabrasion for the next one!

  • Mariann yip
    July 24, 2017

    Home microderbrasion? That sounds amazing. I’ve always wanted to try this especially at the comfort of my own home. Thanks for sharing babes πŸ™‚

  • Miranda Sterling
    July 24, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to try this so badly! I’ve heard great things about it and I love that I wouldn’t have to go in for a facial anymore. Doing it from home is so convenient and I can do it as many times as I want! Thanks for the coupon code — will definitely be checking out MicrodermMD πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Shannon Patterson
    July 24, 2017

    I’ve heard about microdermabrasion, but never before gave it much thought. I love the idea of a facial in your home whenever you like. Trophy Skin looks like a great company with a lot of expereince in skin care needs.

  • Denise Fry
    July 24, 2017

    Your skin looks flawless!! Not like you need microdermabrasion but prevention is key to fight aging. This trophy skin device sounds like the perfect tool to do so! Will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  • corinne & kirsty
    July 24, 2017

    I had never heard of mucrodermabrasion before. I love the idea of a facial treatment at home but I am not sure i’d get the trophy skin. Sounds like a great product though

  • interNATionalcaty
    July 24, 2017

    I always wanted to try but was afraid of the breakouts. However, it looks like I should not be concerned. Thanks for the sharing this information.

  • silvia
    July 24, 2017

    Love this review, I had no idea about this product, so thanks for putting it on our radar. And your skin does look unbelievably amazing, great stuff!

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    July 24, 2017

    I read this word for word as I’ve tried basically everything out there. First I’ve got to give you a bashing on behalf both me and David as 1. You do have perfect skin. 2. We’re not THAT much older and thus our skin is not THAT old, hahaha. Ok, fun facts aside as that was said in the most loving way. I do have large pores and have found microneedling to be very helpful, however I haven’t tried microdermabrasion which I believe is somewhat similar after having read this review about Trophy Skin’s at-home-product. It does seem to work wonders, but with microneedling I know I had to avoid the sun 2 weeks after the treatment. How’s the microdermabrasion regarding that? Can you step right out of your front door (after the obvious redness has settled obviously) or is your skin sensitive to the sun?
    Thomas xx

  • Amber Myers
    July 24, 2017

    How cool. I’d give this a try. My skin could always use the help. You have amazing looking skin.

  • Camille
    July 24, 2017

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Sounds like a cool product which gives amazing results πŸ™‚

    Camille xo

  • Claudia Krusch
    July 24, 2017

    I have been looking for something like this. I would love to be able to do it at home. I will have to add it to my Birthday wish list.

  • Deanna
    July 24, 2017

    You are gorgeous and have beautiful skin. I have been thinking about trying this. Maybe I will give it a try. It looks like a great product.

  • Jessi Malay
    July 24, 2017

    I love this post because its so important to take care of your skin! Have a great week hun!

  • Muna Kenny
    July 24, 2017

    Bye, bye day-spa! I never was fond of spending my time in spas to take care of my skin, I prefer being home and taking care of my skin with a good product that shows results, and this product seems to be the answer, it will save money and time.

  • Heather Johnson
    July 24, 2017

    I personally have never considered a microdermabrasion treatment. I do like that the procedure is non-invasive.

  • Gracie
    July 24, 2017

    If I could get skin as beautiful,as yours I would try in a minute. I am still facing breakouts and have tried many systems to keep my skin clear. Maybe this would work for me, thanks for sharing.


  • Jenn JG
    July 24, 2017

    Your skin is so beautiful!! I love the idea of doing this at home, I will def have to look into this product and only hope i can get my skin close to yours!

  • Christine Kong
    July 24, 2017

    I am a huge fan of microdermabrasion and doing it home makes it so easy and also more consistent than going out to a dermatologist or specialist. This looks so easy to use and I can see the benefits of doing this regularly. You are blessed with great genes but I also know that skin renewal is important to keep your face and neck looking young. I didn’t even think about doing this on my neck but you are absolutely right – the neck shouldn’t be neglected! I need to try this system and it is so affordable and a great investment. Thanks! xoxo, Christine

  • Ana De- Jesus
    July 24, 2017

    Can I just say your boyfriend is right your skin is flawless and you look beautiful! I like the idea of having your own at home Microdebrasion kit and I am glad it helped you with any skin concerns you had ! x

  • Denay DeGuzman
    July 24, 2017

    You have such amazing glowing skin! My skin could really use a pick-me-up during this hot summer season. Thank you for introducing me to the microdermabrasion process with Trophy Skin.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 24, 2017

    I love that there’s now an in-home system. I absolutely LOVE microdermabrasion treatments, and this is super convenient!

  • Bernice
    July 24, 2017

    Microdermabrasion has always frightened me ever since an episode of Kath & Kim (Australian show) but you make it look so easy, and safe! I love how they provide thorough instructions, its easy to use, and easy to clean. Sounds like I should finally give it a try πŸ™‚

  • Gloria
    July 25, 2017

    I was always scared of home versions of this. I had 7 microdermabrasion treatments done 4 years ago and got rid of my own little acne scars. Would love to get more treatments done now but they are so costly. Thanks for the great review. I am actually considering getting this one now.

  • Jake smith
    July 25, 2017

    This could a a perfect gift to my girlfriend and some of her friends. Thanks! Good thing to bump into this article.

  • Blair villanueva
    July 25, 2017

    I haven’t tried this yet, i need to consult my dermatologist before trying this gadget. But it looks cool though.

  • marcy
    July 25, 2017

    This product sounds amazing Sharon!!! I have seen lots of facial beauty products that incorporate diamonds and the results have been amazing. So I have no doubt this will work too!! Really want to give a try.
    PD: Yes agreed with your bf you have great skin πŸ™‚


  • Cristina Leau
    July 25, 2017

    Wow, your skin looks amazing, I would give this a try, I’m so lazy all the time, so I don’t quite take care of my skin, even though I should…

  • Jessica Taylor
    July 25, 2017

    I have heard a ton about these products, but never purchased one yet. I would love to do my own home treatments, so this would be perfect for me to try!

  • michenn
    July 25, 2017

    I love your site! Also my job works in research for micro derm so I love when I see bloggers cover it.

  • Nadine Cathleen
    July 25, 2017

    This sounds perfect. Nice, didn’t know much about it… . Having this at home must be great! X

  • wow that’s so interesting! I have real skin problems so I’m going to research this a little more

  • Jenn Hanft
    July 25, 2017

    I’ve heard of microdermabrasion before but I was always skeptical and didn’t look that much into it, so I’m so glad you shared your own experience! It sounds so simple and definitely convenient to do it yourself at home. I have relatively good skin but there’s always a few things I’d like to improve on, and prevent πŸ˜‰ will definitely check out Trophy Skin’s kit!

    With love, Jenn

  • Katy
    July 25, 2017

    This make me want to try it myself. As I get older my skin needs more and more TLC to look fresh and clean. This sounds like a great way to keep it looking and feeling awesome. – Katy

  • Kris
    July 25, 2017

    Your blog is just AMAZING! So inspirational! Love the photos!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

  • Jenn
    July 25, 2017

    This sounds amazing since there are no good microdermabrasion places near me.

  • Candace
    July 25, 2017

    Okay, you just scared me a little with this post because you reminded me that I need to start paying attention to my neck with my skincare! I haven’t used a microdermabrasion system in a long time, but I am curious to see how Trophy Skin would work for my dry skin. Your skin looks flawless!

  • justine
    July 25, 2017

    COOL! I never have tried an at home microdermabrasion but i always look it up because I want to try it! But then I don’t want to spend like, $400 for a treatment… this is a much better option!

  • Taylor Mobley
    July 25, 2017

    I would LOVE to try an at home microdermabrasion!!!

  • Akamatra
    July 26, 2017

    Wow your skin looks so good it’s hard to believe you haven’t air brushed it. I would love to see before and after photos and see the results of this amazing device.

  • Angelina
    July 26, 2017

    Cool! I really want to try it! Looks like a great product! And easy to use at home!

  • Kendra
    July 26, 2017

    Your skin looks amazing! I love how glowy it looks. I am a huge fan of at home micros for sure.

  • Kamara
    July 26, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a while, it looks so intriguing and effective! You look stunning, by the way πŸ™‚

  • Jessie
    July 26, 2017

    microdermabrasion!! Gosh I had no idea what is it, I had to google it to read more about it before I can actually continue on with your post!! It seems like such a cool and advanced technology and it is on the next level of coolness that you can actually do it home now instead of going to the skin salons. Thanks for sharing Sharon. Can’t wait to have one of my own.

    Xx, Jessie

  • HauteBeautyGuide
    July 26, 2017

    This look like an interesting tool. I’ll have to check it out! Xx-Doran @HauteBeautyGuide

  • Kate
    July 26, 2017

    I’ve never tried this kind of facial but you’re made me curious! Might just be worth the splurge!

  • Anosa
    July 26, 2017

    Oh I never tried this one yet. I need to know first and consult my doctor if this is okay for me to use. Looking at you, it seems that it pretty works well.

  • jasna
    July 27, 2017

    Hey babe, I have never done at home Microdermabrasion BUT I have done medical professional Microdermabrasion on my clients when I worked in that Industry years ago πŸ™‚ Before my blogging career I was a therapist, I know what it does medically to your skin, to be honest soI hope the at home ones are not as harsh as the salon ones, its amazing for your skin but it needs to be monitored as you can over do it…… anyway, hope you have been well xx

  • Hannah Palamara
    July 27, 2017

    What a cool product! It looks like it works really well. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sushmitha Gururaj
    July 27, 2017

    So glad I stopped by, because this was such a helpful post! I’m turning 30 soon and can use any help with my skin that I can get!
    xx Su

  • Ophelia Tang
    July 27, 2017

    This product is so interesting and sounds convenient. I hope it works with my skin. Thanks for sharing.

  • Miki
    July 28, 2017

    OMG your skin looks amazing. I have been wanting a microdermabrasion kit for myself but honestly hadn’t done much research. This looks so good and sounds great. Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to look into this!


  • Samantha Mariko
    July 28, 2017

    This looks like such a cool device to use at home! I still have a lot of acne scars from when my skin suffered right after moving to Japan, and although I only get the occasional pimple here and there, I’m always looking for ways to make my skin as flawless as possible. I’d love to try this, no wonder your skin is so beautiful!

  • Jordan Chapman
    July 30, 2017

    Similarly to you, my pores aren’t huge! With the help of a face mask, I’m typically alright without microdermabrasion, but this is a great idea for working on my skin at home! I’ve got some bad scars from sports when I was younger (I was a rough kid!), so I may have to look into this on improving them!
    Jordan xx

  • Deddeh Howard
    July 30, 2017

    I’m so glad you found something that really works for your skin. It’s hard to fine that and your skin looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica
    July 30, 2017

    What a cool product to have! I love this because visiting a dermatologist very often can be too pricey for the budget!

    Jessica |

  • Katrina Fernandez
    August 2, 2017

    You’re still beautiful with or without wearing makeup. Just remember simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I love the idea doing it at home. I truly want to try this as I have lots of blackheads, hehe I think it will help me a lot. Thanks for sharing babe.

  • Jo
    August 3, 2017

    Your skin looks absolutely flawless, babe! I’ve never tried microdermabrasion before. It always sounded a little scary to me because it seemed too invasive for my sensitive skin. After reading your review though, I really want to give this a try. I have few acne scars I really want to get rid of.

    xo, Jo

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