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Old 02-16-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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Neutrogena makes one and I think Olay does, too. Dove also makes one. They have scrubbing pads, you buy their product for the pads, and the hand held machine goes over your face to, supposedly, deep clean your pores. Does anyone know if these things REALLY work or is it not worth the $30 or more that these machines cost?
If they do work, which product is the BEST?
Would the pulling that this machine must do harm your skin at all? I am in my 60's, have good skin and don't want to end up looking like a wrinkled prune.
Help!
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Southern NC
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I wouldn't shell out my money for one....my hand and a good facial scrub work just fine.
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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My sister gave me the Dove machine because she has extremely sensitive skin and it just wasn't for her. ( She is the most amazing coupon shopper and got it at a very good price.) I love it. I don't use it every day but after I am done using it my skin feels baby soft. She gave me a package of the cleaning pads. I still have one left so I don't know how expensive they are. To me, that's probably the catch.

Good luck in deciding!
Joyce
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Every time I go to the Med-Spa for my dermapeel they always try to sell me a facial scrubber for $200.00. So far I haven't been suckered into buying it. I stopped being suckered into buying their products when I paid $50 for a container of acne pads and $35 for a tube of petroleum jelly. They put their own Med-Spa label on these products and tell you they are necessary or recommended for this, that or the other. Once I got home and looked at the ingredient labels and saw that they were in fact, the very same products I could have gotten at the grocery or drug store for 95% less than I paid, I just say "no thank you" to whatever product(s) they try to push on me when I am there for my appointments.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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As I recall, didn't they pull one of those things from the shelves? I forgot which company that made it. But I do remember hearing something about it on the news.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Years ago (like 35) they came out with a battery operated brush--not pad style--that was to clean your face with. It was fantastic, but I no longer have seen them sold since then. It did nothing damaging to my skin as I surely don't look my age. How I wish they would come out with one of those things again..damn!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Years ago (like 35) they came out with a battery operated brush--not pad style--that was to clean your face with. It was fantastic, but I no longer have seen them sold since then. It did nothing damaging to my skin as I surely don't look my age. How I wish they would come out with one of those things again..damn!
The brush!!! That's what they are trying to sell me at the Med-Spa for $200!!! Go online. They have them and they are not $200. They are on Ebay and everywhere. Personally, I think if you use something like that too much it will irritate your skin.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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I'm thinking the brush probably cost something like $15? 35 years ago, which would be probably worth about $30 today? $200...what a joke!
I'm going to see if I can find anything like it on ebay. Gather it would be under cosmetic brush?
And, NO, it did not irritate my skin. In fact, my skin never looked better. By the way, my skin for a gal 63 looks about 40ish. (Now if my butt and thighs were only looking so good...)
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have used a buf-puf for over 30 years, and am told all the time that i have great skin, who needs a machine?
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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I did some homework yesterday on the computer, and I will bet they were trying to sell you the Clariscence (I think that is the name). It runs about $195. You can find it on 2007's Oprah's Favorite Things. It is supposedly fantastic, but, I started thinking, this thing comes with like a 2 year warranty. What then? I think it probably works great..but for THAT much money...uh....hello washcloth!
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