Rated 4 out of 5 by Arterion As Close to Perfect as I've Found
I have always been skeptical of facial buffers, having used several in the past that were too abrasive (and possibly damaging), or not very durable. However, this one is amazing. It's an extremely effective exfoliator without being too harsh on the skin -- something I just didn't expect was even possible with a facial buffer. I would imagine it has to do with the quality of materials and workmanship, and the uniformity of the weaves: a lot of small, dense weaves rather than larger ones that feel scratchy.
There are a few drawbacks: as a guy, the texture of the buffer doesn't hold up well when I use it on my neck and cheeks days I haven't shaved (which is a quandry, because I love to exfoliate before I shave). If you're using this over thick stubble, don't expect it to last more than a week or two. After one week's use, the front of the buffer was noticeably less abrasive than the unused back side. I think with some more practice, I can manage only scrub with the grain, since I think the buffer is only worn down when scrubbing against the grain.
The second issue may be unique to me, but my pad isn't drying completely overnight, and there was a slight mildew smell in it the next day. (I should point out that my house is humidity controlled, and stays below 50% RH) I experimented trying to use the blow dryer to dry it after use, but I got the dryer too close to the pad and melted some of it! Careful if you try drying it with this method!
I will definitely buying another buffer, and I suspect I will keep a small jar of isopropyl alcohol on hand to dip it in after each use before hanging it to dry. As for the stubble issue: this buffer works so well that I feel like it's worth it to buy a new one ever couple weeks if I need to. It's just THAT good. Definitely buy this product, it's amazing. Just take proper care of it, and it should last a while!
September 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GSNJ92 Here's another idea.....
I bought this buffer because all the reviews were great. ThIs was was too rough on my face.
Instead of wasting gas and returning it to The Body Shop, I found a new use for it. Exfoliating the dead skin off of my feet! It works beautifully. It's easier to control than the products that are offered for feet, and it can be used every day! While the foot products are great, this is a lot easier to use.
Great purchase for exfoliation, but too rough for facial skin. Excellent for the thicker skin on the feet, though.
April 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karin Face likes this buffer
I liked this buffer coz it leaves my skin fresh and clean.i use it in the evening and in the morning I see my skin liked renewed
July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoGreen A Perfect Exfoliator.
I am one of those people that don't like to purchase exfoliators or scrubs because they go too harsh on my skin But I wanted to try an accessory that would work as an exfoliator and this is it! It is perfect in size, easy to use, easy to clean and does what I wanted: exfoliate! I use it with my Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash. I was using the rounded handle facial brush before (not for everyday use) but for me this facial buffer works better (everyday use) and I would buy more in the future. Thank you TBS!
June 10, 2012