Monday, July 19, 2010

Review: MAC Microfine Refinisher

As I mentioned in my Empties post, I had recently finished the 24.7 facial scrub which did a decent job of removing any dry bits on my skin. However, I must say now having used the MAC scrub, I'd rather rebuy this than the 24.7. While the price at $28 is higher than I usually like to spend on a facial scrub, I recently bought this at one of the Cosmetic Company Outlets aka CCO so it was 30% or so off.
sorry for the stock picture - mine is in the shower & a bit wet!
I've used this for about a week now (about 3 separate times) and here are my thoughts.

First of all, the consistency is quite thick and comes out of the tube looking like a white cream. It is very hard to see if there are any scrubby bits, unlike the 24.7 where the granules are quite large and have a tendency of almost falling off your face as you apply the scrub, this is more like a mask. The cream has within it lots of tiny little micro-particles that feel a bit like sand, but it doesn't hurt as you apply and rub it over your face. I feel with this I can cover all parts of my face without having to worry about the scrub getting into my eyes (as I tend to apply my scrubs in the shower as I'm a bit messy) since the scrub remains cream-like and doesn't instantly dissolve in water.

After leaving the shower, my skin doesn't feel a bit tight like with the 24.7 scrub, it feels really soft! I feel like the top layer of skin that may have been dry/dead has been removed but it hasn't gone and sucked out all the moisture out either and I haven't broken out from the product either so my sensitive skin gives this a thumbs up.

It's weird as I've been using MAC products for a good 5 years now but only just now tried this facial scrub, or shall I say, refinisher - and whether or not I'm the last person alive to do so, I really like it!

Have you tried the MAC Microfine Refinisher? What are your thoughts?


lipton|TEE said...

Thanks for this review. I'm really looking for some new face products. Mainly something to remove the dry skin and even out my skin tone. I think I've grown out of Clean and Clear.

Kat O said...

I didn't know MAC did a face scrub, I'm always on the lookout for a good one which won't leave my face feeling tight. Good review, thanks.
Kat x

Lillian Funny Face said...

Oooh this sounds lovely. I've never tried any Mac skincare.

~Lisa said...

Sounds great! I'll be sure to check it out one day!

melusinafire said...

I remember I tried this years ago and loved it. I look forward to trying it again thanks to you! :)

Jeweled Thumb said...

@lipton|TEE: You're welcome! I would tell you though that there are some great drugstore skincare items though! More expensive doesn't always equate to better products. =)

@Kat: I felt this did a great job of not drying out my skin. You might even be able to get a sample at the counter to make sure it works for you. =)

@Lillian: Me neither really. I obviously should have tried it sooner. =)

@Lisa: You should! I really like it.

@melusinafire: Glad I've reminded you of how nice it is again. =)

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