Yeah, we’re kinda digging them.
That’s why when we heard about the Kendal Professional we decided to give it a deeper look and hopefully offer some good advice before you make any purchasing decisions!
Here’s our official Kendal microdermabrasion review.
What Is It?
Not to be confused with the Kindle! the Kendal is a microdermabrasion machine that works by removing the top layer of skin, which is how most devices work.
By removing the top layer of skin we make visible the soft new layer found underneath. This allows for easier penetration into the deeper sections of our skin (dermis) where vital nutrients can enter to help resolve a number of different problems including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dry skin
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- And much more
There’s not a lot of difference amongst all the devices currently on the market, so they aren’t the easiest products to compare against one another. In saying that however, there is one major difference between this device and many others…
It Uses A Diamond Tip As Opposed To Micro Crystals
We can basically classify microdermabrasion machines into two different groups:
- Those that use a static diamond tip to cut through the top layer of skin.
- Those that implant micro crystals which exfoliate away the top layer of skin(the vacuum on the device is meant to suck up the crystals after application)
It wouldn’t be fair of us to say which one works better because there is no evidence to suggest any major difference in the two.
However, just from current findings it’s fairly obvious to say which is the safer of the two – diamond tips.
The reason being because micro crystals not only can cause deep skin damage if they penetrate too far, but also almost all of the time you’re never going to be able to completely remove ALL of them.
Why It’s HOT!
Although we’re not the biggest fans of the Kendal, there are a couple of features that we do like. They include:
- It’s quite gentle on your skin as opposed to many other devices.
- It comes with multiple sized diamond tips, which you can change around depending on the size of your problem areas.
- You also get 360 cotton filters used to collect the skin debris as its vacuumed into the Kendal.
After first use, it’s generally clear that this microdermabrasion machine isn’t the most powerful on the market, offering some results but lacking in terms of it’s ability to really penetrate deeply enough to reveal the new layer of skin.
Why It’s NOT!
Okay so you will see some results using this machine, however there is a lot that it does lack, mostly in terms of performance:
- It’s not the most powerful device on the market in terms of both exfoliation and suction power.
- It takes longer then it should to remove the top layer of dead skin.
- It has been known to have had some technical problems in the past with some people complaining about it breaking down after around 2 months.
- At $300 it’s expensive for what you get.
As an entry level microdermabrasion machine the Kendal isn’t too bad, however there are other options out there which offer much better results and for the exact same price.
Honestly when we think of Kendal’s microdermabrasion machine the one word that comes to mind is…average.
While it does offer some solid advantages, it just doesn’t have the X-factor that we’re looking for in order to take our top spot in our list of the best microdermabrasion machines.
All in all, we still ranked it as our second best microdermabrasion machine but it just can’t hold a candle to the Microderm MD.
Speaking of which…