I am familiar with Roc skincare ever since I was a little girl, when my mom and aunts used Roc products every day on their wrinkled and tired skin. I remember I couldn't wait to grow up and be able to try the blue boxed products.
But before continuing, you might want to read about the top three micro dermabrasion kits reviewed on this site: Youthful Essence, Dermanew and Neutrogena (also see my latest microdermabrasion kit review, the Personal Microderm Kit).
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My Favorite Microdermabrasion Kit Personal review of the popular Youthful Essence microderm system and how to use it.
Review: Personal Microderm System Personal review of the popular Personal Microderm System and how to use it.
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Unfortunately, now that I am all grown up, I can't use any Roc product because every single patch test I've done with their creams resulted in adverse reactions like scabbing, extreme redness and breakouts. My friend Dominique on the other hand has tried the RoC Resurfacing Facial peel last year and helped me write this review based on her experience.
Dominique bought her RoC Resurfacing Facial Peel kit from the local drugstore for $27, but if you want to spend less and are willing to wait 2 weeks for the delivery, you can buy it online for $23.
The kit contains a resurfacing cream with microcrystalline cellulose and citric acid, and an after-peel nourisher. According to the RoC presentation, the kit promises to be very effective on aging skin thanks to the combined skin renewal effects of the two types of exfoliating agents: cellulose micro crystals and citric acid.
The interesting thing about this kit is that, unlike all other at-home kits, the RoC microderma cream doesn't have to be massaged into the skin except when rinsing it off the face. In my opinion, this proves that most of the exfoliation is chemical and not mechanical.
Dominique used the RoC kit for a total of six weeks, two times a week, never on consecutive days. People with oily skin can increase frequency to 3 times per week, while those with dry or sensitive skin should use the peel only once a week.
This is how Dominique used the Resurfacing Facial peel:
Dominique has very sensitive skin, a few lines around her mouth and eyes, freckles on the nose and occasional blemishes on her cheeks. "I bought the RoC Peel kit because I'd heard it works great on existing fine lines and blemishes, while preventing future skin damage at the same time.
After using the peel for six weeks, I have to say I was disappointed in how it worked on my skin. The resurfacing cream made my skin smoother and more even in color, but did nothing against the lines around my mouth and eyes.
Furthermore, the nourishing gel caused tiny red spots breakouts and itchiness on my cheeks and chin. Fortunately, two days after I stopped using the after-care cream, the red dots disappeared."
Hundreds of positive reviews on Roc Resurfacing Peel Kit talk about how this product unclogs pores, making them smaller, and smoothes the skin. On the other hand, there are users who say the product had no effect on their skin whatsoever.
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