This clever and affordable gadget lets you do a DIY microdermabrasion treatment at home
Dreaming of super-smooth, nourished skin?
Aren't we all.
However, very few of us can afford monthly facials and in-salons treatments to always keep it looking glowing.
Which is why we are SO excited that the team behind Ireland’s Renew Skin Clinic has made a state-of-the-art exfoliation tool that will help us all achieve super-smooth, nourished skin at home – and it could not be easier to use.
Say hello to Skin Krush – a clever skincare tool that provides an at-home microdermabrasion treatment with amazing results – at a price we can all afford.
Gallagher and Dunne met while training as nurses in St Vincent’s University Hospital, and went on to establish Renew Skin Clinic in 2006. The clinic has since one of the leading aesthetic clinics in Ireland. It was through their work that they soon realised that not everyone had the money or time for in-house treatments. And so they decided to do something to bring beauty home.
“Throughout our 16 years working in Renew Skin Clinic, we noticed younger girls and boys were often intimidated and misinformed about skincare and treatments that were available to them. This age group often commented that treatments were too expensive,” says Jeanette.
"We'd also hear from women and men who were time-poor and found it difficult to schedule appointments due to family or work commitments, and parents whose children’s skin was badly affected by processed foods, heavy make-up and false tan, who wanted the best solution. We decided to develop our own home-use microdermabrasion kit predominantly for those aged between 19 and 35, as our research showed this cohort of young adults were the ones who shied away from coming into the clinics.”
“In my late twenties and early thirties, I suffered badly from acne,” says Sinead.
“When we opened Renew Skin Clinic, microdermabrasion was the first machine we bought. The difference microdermabrasion made to my skin was incredible. When we have a build-up of dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin, it doesn’t allow anything to penetrate into the deeper layer of the epidermis, therefore none of the expensive creams or serums we buy can do their job. This is where microdermabrasion can help when used correctly."
Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells, revealing a much brighter, clearer complexion; and for very oily skins, it can help control the sebum in the skin that causes excessive oil production. This in turn allows skincare to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and do what they’re supposed to and in turn gives us dewy, glowing skin.
As aesthetic clinics have remained closed for treatments due to the pandemic, more and more women and men have been looking for ways to keep their skin in good condition during lockdown.
Skin Krush is designed to help users achieve flawless, dewy skin at home and encourage younger users to start looking after their overall skin health.
“Following several prototypes, we tested Skin Krush on some of our clients," Jeanette says.
"Their feedback was hugely positive. They loved that they could still come into the clinic for stronger microdermabrasion, but wanted something they could use in between treatments at home. This all happened before Covid-19, and lockdown just gave Sinead and me the push we needed to get Skin Krush launched onto the Irish market.
Sinead and Jeanette explain that they plan to bring out more beauty tools, all designed to help people look after their skin in the comfort of their own homes.
"I personally love using Skin Krush before I apply make-up, as it allows it to sit much better and acts like a primer. It’s also great for fixing false tan mishaps!”
What is included in the Skin Krush kit
Microdermabrasion handheld device
10 filters (to gather dead skin cells)
6 reusable tips (tips need to be replaced after four uses and can be purchased at skinkrush.com) Fine tip x2 (to start the treatment with)
Medium tip x2 (to increase the intensity) Precision tip x2 (to use around the nose) USB cable for charging
Skin Krush, €150, is available to order now at www.skinkrush.com Follow Skin Krush on Instagram @skinkrush