Neutrogena Microdermabrasion Starter Kit Review

Neutrogena claims to bring the popular microdermabrasion beauty treatment to the comfort of your own home for under $20!  This kit is said to smooth out your skin,  reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as leave you with glowing softer skin. I have very rough textured skin with large pores so I knew I had to check this out. Any beauty treatment you can do at home for an affordable price sounds great to me.  

Main Review

What’s the aim of this kit?

This kit is an affordable at home approach to microdermabrasion. It is supposed to reveal softer more luminous skin after first use and help skin become firmer and healthier looking over time.


Commonly asked questions

Can it be used every day?

It’s recommended use is 3 times a week. After using it your face does feel a little tender so I can definitely see why. I think using it every other day or every two days would be perfect.

Is it for old people?

Absolutely not, I actually bought one for my nana (age 83) and I (age 25). Honestly who would say no to softer brighter skin. Plus starting anti-aging care in your twenties is never a bad idea. 

Can men use this?

Like I said, who would say no to softer brighter skin? I don’t believe in gendering products, there is no reason why a man can’t scrub dead skin off his face. So yeah men can definitely use this. 

Does it fade acne scars?

If you’re wanting to fade acne scars this is definitely the place to start. However it depends on the type of scars you have and how deep they are. Consulting with a dermatologist is always best. 

I personally did not notice my darker scars fade.

Is it rough on your skin?

When I first started using it, it was a little rough but I just lightened the pressure I was putting on it and as the soap began to foam it felt a lot more comfortable. It definitely is a bit rough so you really do not want to use for too long or every single day. 

Did it work as promised? 

Absolutely, after first use my skin was definitely way softer and brighter. After two weeks of us my skin was noticeably healthier looking, bright, and smooth.   

Did it meet or exceed the expectations?

I honestly did not expect it to work very well, even when I opened it the little pads it comes with didn’t seem to be tough enough to scrub the skin very well. However after looking at reviews of people swearing by it saying they’ve been using it for years and love it i had a really good feeling about it. It ended up really exceeded my expectations. 

Pros and cons


  • Works better than a face scrub.
  • You get INSTANT results.
  • It’s cheaper than a dermatologist visit.
  • Very reasonably priced.
  • Already has soap in the prepackaged pads. 
  • You get a new head piece every time you buy the pads.


  • Could be irritating for people with very sensitive skin.
  • You can’t choose your own soap.
  • I’ve heard the soap burns your eyes…but like…what soap doesn’t? 
  • This isn’t actually microdermabrasion it’s more like a really good exfoliater. 


Verdict or recommendation

I picked this product up because I have very textured skin and large pores. I’ve tried different scrubs and while they do work as intended I just needed something more. After one use I was in love with this thing! My skin was so soft and bright I was excited to use it again, even so I gave it a week to really get a good feel for it. In two weeks my skin was noticeably healthier looking and way softer. I would recommend this to anyone who feels like they are missing something in their skin care routine. 

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