Rodan + Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
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Best Exfoliating Scrub – {Brand} Scrub Paste

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For as long as I can remember, I have had dry skin that would get flaky the instant I stopped keeping up with a constant cycle of exfoliating and moisturizing.

Sometimes I would exfoliate too much in an effort to get all of the dry, dead skin off. Some of the scrubs would irritate my skin and I would have to fix it by using soothing creams to calm the mess I had made.
The homemade experiment
Eventually, I got sick of buying all sorts of expensive exfoliating scrubs and I decided to make my own at home.

Sometimes I would use salt, sometimes sugar. But I always mixed it with an oil to make a concoction that I could spread around my face.

Ooooh that darn oil! I usually used olive oil and I hated that it never felt like I could get it all off my skin afterwards. I tried all sort of others too…almond oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, argan oil. And different blends of them. I hated it all.

Then one day, my friend offered to send me a mini facial sample that included a packet of micro-dermabrasion paste. And THAT was ‘love at first scrub’.
Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
(Note: I am a consultant, but my review is my own and does not reflect the views of the company)

paste is a salt and sugar scrub. So you might be wondering….why can’t I just make it at home?! (I’ve tried that, remember?)

The beauty of this exfoliating scrub is that it’s completely oil-free! The doctors behind have come up with a brilliant mix of ingredients to create a base that glides across your skin, is easy to handle, and rinses off well.

I no longer dread exfoliating my face because I know I won’t have oily residue left over afterwards. It all rinses back off so well!

It even includes vitamins C and E that provide antioxidants and nourish your skin.

This product is basically a triple-whammy and I haven’t ever used another scrub quite like it.

It’s suitable for use on your face and your body. I love using it on my face to clear away the dead skin so the rest of my skincare routine is more effective. I also love using it on the rest of my body to prep my skin before I tan. And on my hands before dipping them in a paraffin wax bath and then slathering on moisturizer! Hello at-home spa treatment!

You can even control the abrasiveness! For the most aggressive exfoliation, just scoop some of the scrub straight out of the jar, apply it directly to your face and rub. The salt and sugar granules are whole, so they are large enough to smooth away rough patches of skin.

If you need a bit gentler exfoliation, then moisten your face with some water or even add some water to the paste in your hands. You have the freedom to make it as gentle as you need because the water will make it glide even easier and will start dissolving the salt and sugar granules. That said, the company does not recommend using this product on sensitive skin.
The Cost
retails at $80 for 125 mL/4.2 fl oz of product.

While that price tag may seem high, let’s compare that to the top 4 best-selling exfoliators at Sephora right now.

So actually beats the price per ounce of everything but the philosophy scrub.

I’ve tried all the above and is still by far the best in my opinion. (And none of those others are oil-free either!)

The tub of paste actually lasts a heck of a long time too. I’ve had my jar for over 3 months now and haven’t even gotten a 1/4 of the way through it.
Where to Purchase
products used to be sold in department stores like Nordstrom, but they have since switched to a direct sales model.

To purchase their products, you’ll need to find a consultant. If you already know a consultant, then go chat with them about placing an order.

If you need a consultant, then I can absolutely help you out with that. 😉

You can order the . Since I am a consultant, I make a commission from orders placed through my website. But I also like to treat my customers well and send out occasional goodies!

You can save 10% and get free shipping by . (Kind of a no-brainer there)

And offers a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk-free and get your money back if you don’t like it. It’s like Sephora’s stellar return policy where it doesn’t matter how little is left in the container. They just want you to be satisfied with your purchase or else they take the responsibility.

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  1. Martina

    I’ve been looking for a good exfoliating scrub for a while now and after reading your post I’m starting to feel like maybe this may be it! I just have one quick question. I know you mentioned that this doesn’t dry out your skin, which is related, but I always have this problem with scrubs – I break out after I start using them. I know it’s so weird! You’d think it would be the opposite haha. But just wondering if you know of that problem happening with anyone?

    1. Kiersten

      Hey Martina,

      I definitely struggle with breakouts as well. A lot of scrubs out there are oil-based, which could be a contributing factor to seeing breakouts after use.

      The same doctors who make this scrub also developed a full acne regimen and the scrub is actually a recommended pairing with it. I haven’t specifically heard anyone say they experienced breakouts from this scrub yet. Although it very well could have happened since we all have such different skin requirements.

      I have some sample packets of the scrub on hand and I’d be happy to send you one for free if you’d like to try it out. Just send an email over to 🙂

  2. Martha

    Kdev I really like how you presented the whole concept before introducing the product. It felt like I was reading one of my friends’ email and recognising how real, understandable and frustrating the whole story is. But thankfully with a happy ending.
    Well done. Almost feels like I should give the product a try, for you have tried it out yourself and you are selling now something that makes part of you, something you will not do without and that says a lot. People will trust and believe in something like that. Keep up the good work.


    1. admin

      Thank you for your comment Martha! I’m glad this review made sense and resonated with you. 🙂

  3. benomilam

    Hi Kierstan, thank you for this info. I do have a few questions though..

    You said in the review that the company does not recommend the product on sensitive skin. I don’t necessarily have irritable or sensitive skin, but I do tend to have dry skin. With the scrub lacking an oil component (if used directly), does the scrub tend to dry skin out? In other words, is there anything in the paste that will moisturize or would I have to use a separate product?

    I don’t mind using an added product to achieve moisturized and clean skin if the scrub really works that well. But I would like to know if that is unnecessary if the scrub moisturizes on it’s own!

    Thanks again for this information. Very helpful!

    1. Kiersten

      Thanks for your question! I also have very dry skin (and happen to live in a super dry climate at high elevation). It’s mostly the abrasiveness of the full sugar and salt granules that can be a problem for some sensitive skin types.

      It has several emulsifier ingredients to make it spread easily and have a somewhat wet feeling. I haven’t experienced the scrub drying out my skin any more than if I hadn’t used it, but it doesn’t really add any moisture by itself. I always follow up with a moisturizer (but I would also have to do that even if I just scrubbed my face with a bare washcloth). What any exfoliating scrub does is slough off the dead skin cells so your moisturizer can actually sink into the skin more effectively. 🙂

  4. Eileen

    $80 is way too much for me to drop on something that only might work for me. Don’t you guys have a cheaper sample type size? Like a one time use packet? I would never spend that much on something without seeing if it breaks me out or not. I’d be out $80 with 4oz of product I can’t use. I don’t mind buying from Pyramid schemes if they sell good products. What bugs me is that they have to get such a high price for their items so people can make money. At least at Sephora I can return the item if I don’t like it.

    1. There actually are sample packets of the scrub that any consultant can hand out. And the company has a 60-day return policy, so it’s plenty of time to try it out and send it back if anyone decides they didn’t like it. So, similar to Sephora, you can get your money back even if the bottle is completely empty. 🙂

      I definitely would not recommend purchasing anything from a pyramid scheme though. If you live in the US, those are illegal since you never get an actual product.

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