MaryKay's Timewise Microdermabrasion Set

Mary Kay Inc. is an American direct seller of skin care products, one of the largest cosmetic businesses in the world. The Timewise Microdermabrasion Set is part of the Anti-aging division, along with several moisturizers for different skin types.

Advertised Results: Works on enlarged and clogged pores, fine wrinkles, uneven skin texture and dull skin.

What Does Timewise System From Mary Kay Do?


The most important benefits of Mary Kay's Timewise Microdermabrasion Set (on special offer) are that it contains only two products: a micro crystal cream and a moisturizer (no applicator, no sponge head), so it is easier to use. Microdermabrasion results become visible fairly quick: the pores look smaller and fine lines are less noticeable and the skin feels soft and looks fresh.


On the other hand, Mary Kay's microderm kit may cause skin irritation and breakouts, has low value for money - a much too expensive scrub compared to other microderma products that do the same thing and the crystals in the cream are very fine and you tend to overuse it. It may also cause persistent face redness after the first uses.

How Does Time Wise Micro Dermabrasion Kit Work?

Unfortunately, the official site doesn't offer much information about the way Timewise microdermabrasion really works. The manufacturers promise instant results with the Timewise Set: the two creams included in the set fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve smoother skin.

How To Use Mary Kay Microdermabrasion

Marykay's Timewise home kit contains two special products:

There are only two major steps when using the Timewise microderm abrasion set:

  1. Cleanse the skin carefully. Apply a quarter-sized amount of Timewise Refine on your face, gently massaging the skin with your fingertips. Use circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Again with your fingertips, apply the Replenish nourishing serum.

What Do People Say About MaryKay Timewise Microderm?

Unfortunately, there aren't enough reviews to draw conclusions about Timewise microderm kit contraindications or side effects.

There aren't that many Mary Kay reviews, compared to the Neutrogena, Susan Lucci or L'Oreal home microdermabrasion kits. But existing reviews posted on the Internet are favorable.

Mary Kay Time Wise Microdermabrasion Chart

What Is It? Timewise is a home microdermabrasion kit from Mary Kay.
How Much Does It Cost? $55
Rating from Reviews 3 Stars out of 5 - 5 stars excellent, 1 star poor
Where To Buy It From?
  • Amazon (on special offer)
  • Beauty stores
  • Drugstores
How To Use Mary Kay Microderm Set
Professional or Personal Kit? Personal kit (home kit)
Does The Manufacturer Offer Training? What's this? N/A
Can Be Used On
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
How Many Steps Does It Involve? 2
How Frequently Can You Use It?
  • 2-3 times a week
How Long Does It Last For? Two months
What To Do After Treatment?
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Apply nourishing and hydrating moisturizer
Can You Use Makeup After Treatment? What's this?
  • No makeup
  • No foundation or powder
Timewise Kit Safety & Risks
When To Avoid It? No contraindications mentioned but you should avoid it in the following cases, nonetheless:
  • Broken or abraded skin
  • Rosacea
  • Pustular acne
  • Other serious sensitive-skin disorders or infections
Is It Safe To Use? Yes
Side Effects What's this? None mentioned
Can It Irritate Your Skin? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Scarring? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Skin Damage? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Acne Breakouts? What's this? Yes
Can It Cause Bruising? What's this? No
Does It Leave Your Skin Red? What's this? Yes
Does It Make The Skin Age? What's this? No
Mary Kay At-Home Microdermabration Results
How Long Does It Take To See Results? One use to a few uses, typically
Is It Effective? Yes Moderately effective
How Long Do Results Last? What's this? Two weeks
Does Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Help
Remove Acne Scars? What's this? No
Erase Wrinkles And Fine Lines? What's this? No
Get Rid Of Blotchy Skin? What's this? No
Minimize Enlarged Pores? What's this? Yes
Eliminate Freckles? What's this? No
Treat Hyperpigmentation? What's this? No
Remove Sun Spots? What's this? No
Even Out Skin Tone? What's this? Yes
Remove Age Spots? What's this? No
Get Rid Of Stretch Marks? What's this? No
Stimulate Collagen Production? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Blackheads? What's this? Yes
Unclog Pores? What's this? Yes
Get Rid Of Whiteheads? What's this? Yes
Improve Complexion? What's this? Yes
Restore Dull Skin? What's this? Yes
Make Skin Smoother? What's this? Yes
Remove Tattoos? What's this? No
Remove Vergetures? What's this? No
Can You Use Time Wise Micro Dermabrasion On
Rosacea What's this? No
Active Acne What's this? Yes
Eczema What's this? No
Psoriasis What's this? No
Keratosis What's this? No
Lupus What's this? No
Severe Skin Disorders and Infections What's this? No
Broken or Abraded Skin What's this? No
African American Skin What's this? Yes
Sensitive Skin What's this? Yes
Dry Skin What's this? Yes
Acne-Prone Skin What's this? Yes
Can You Use Mary Kay Microderm After
Retin-A What's this? Yes
Accutane What's this? No
Retinol What's this? Yes
Differin What's this? Yes
Restylane What's this? Yes
Chemical Peel What's this? No
Glycolic Acid What's this? Yes
Salicylic Acid What's this? Yes
Laser Resurfacing What's this? No
Can You Use MaryKay Microdermabrasion When
Pregnant What's this? No
Nursing What's this? No
Ingredients In Mary Kay Timewise Kit
Sponge What's this? No
Cloth What's this? No
Applicator What's this?
(changeable parts)
Crystal Cream What's this?
(type of crystals used)
Yes Aluminum oxide crystals
Brush What's this? No
Vacuum System What's this? No
Pre-care Products What's this? No
Post-care Hydrating Cream What's this? No
Post-care Nurturing Cream What's this? Yes
Post-care Calming Cream What's this? No
Other Kit Contents What's this? No
Who Makes It? Mary Kay Inc.
Where Is Mary Kay Located Dallas, Texas, US
How Long Have Mary Kay Been Making A Microderm Kit? N/A
Specialized In Microdermabrasion Only? No.
Mary Kay have many other products: facial skin care, color cosmetics, nail care, body care, sun protection and fragrance.
VIP Or Expert Endorsement No
Available In US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia
Before And After Pictures No
Microderm Kit Pictures Yes
Do They Send Out Samples? Unknown

The Official Mary Kay Microderm Kit Presentation

The results of an US consumer study made by an independent research facility are published on the official website. This is what they say:

"Results experienced after just one week:"

The MaryKay official site and consumer reviews barely mention contraindications for this at-home kit. We have to admit that the "suitable for all skin types" statement in the official presentation makes us a little suspicious.