I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
I'm all about trying new beauty gadgets, so when I heard about Mieux's Skin Perfecter, I knew I had to get my hands on it. The device makes some pretty bold promises, saying it'll instantly remove blackheads, improve the skin's radiance and reduce fine lines. And that's all after one use.
I was skeptical, per normal, but not close-minded about it.
In addition to extracting blackheads, clearing out pores and reducing fine lines, Mieux's skin perfecter also helps the skin more quickly and more thoroughly absorb moisturizers, serums and other treatments.
What this bad boy is really good for is what you're probably most interested in anyway: extracting blackheads and exfoliating the skin.
How it Works
Once turned on, the device resonates at roughly 28,000 vibrations per second. To use, wet your face and then glide the spatula over your skin, pressing gently as you move from one section of your face to another.
As it moves across your skin, the Skin Perfecter produces ultrasonic waves that break the water up into micronized particles. Smaller particles, of course, can get into small spaces. This, in turn, allows for a super-deep cleanse that nixes excess oil and dirt buildup within the pores.
The device also gently exfoliates the top layer of skin, removing dead skin cells to reveal a brighter complexion and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
There are different settings for what you're doing: Low, Pulsing, High and then pulsing with either Low or High. The setting you choose depends on your skin sensitivity and also what mode you're in (cleansing or infusing). The instructions the device comes with are very clear and will help you determine which setting is best.
Not gonna lie. When I turned it on and it starting producing intimidating zapping noises, I was hesitant to bring it up to my face. However, I mustered up the courage and was not disappointed.
The device glides over the skin easily, and you can hear tiny little scraping and popping noises. Whenever I'd pull the spatula away from my face, I could see dirt and debris on it. This, of course, is equal parts gross and satisfying.
I'll admit that I don't really have blackheads. I do have some sebaceous filaments on my nose (I'd like to meet someone who doesn't), so I was curious to see if this device would affect them. I was also curious to see what one treatment would do for my worry line between my eyebrows, and the very fine lines I have near my eyes.
Before and After
A few before and afters for you. I can tell a very slight difference on my cheeks. Not so much on my nose, though. I also could tell a very slight difference in the worry line I was curious about.
- Can you tell a difference?
- Do you think $225 is a fair price for this kind of device?
- Would you rather get a facial at a spa or DIY?