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Member since 18/10/2007
30 Oct 2020 1:55 PM
Skin Pampering To The Max
Thank you to Beautyheaven for accepting me into this trial. I was so excited to be trialing the Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller. I have been wanting to try a micro-needle derma roller for the past 6 months, after having a in-depth conversation about them with my daughter. My daughter, Laura, was the one who piqued my interest in the object, but I'm the one who has now used one and am telling her to go out and buy one.
The derma roller is from the Manicare brand, so is uniformly packaged in their consistent blue & white colours. Inside the box is a hard plastic case which holds the derma roller. The case is clear and has a feminine shape, the perfect container to hold this item.....strong and protective, while also having the ability to look good stuck up on a bathroom wall.
The derma roller is luxe-looking in silver and ergonomically shaped to fit perfectly in the hand. The actual roller is black, it holds a massive 540 needles, all that measure 0.3mm in length.
Manicare's derma roller may aid in boosting collagen, while also firming, brightening and plumping skin. I made the decision that I would use this 3 times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. I began by double-cleansing, just to ensure my skin was clean as possible. I sat down with a mirror, held the micro-needle derma roller in my hand and started to roll over my skin, following the instructions on the box, which advise starting on the forehead, followed by one cheek then the next, finishing with the chin area and then the nose. I decided to roll twice over each section,(horizontally, vertically, diagonally each), as instructed. I was expecting to feel the needling process more than I actually did. I found it comfortable to use on my facial skin. I found most areas of my face easy to do, the only tricky area was the nose. I needed to push my nose over to each side, so I could reach the skin in the folds.
The purpose of the micro-needling, is to create microscopic holes in the skin, which allow my serums, oils and moisturisers' active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the layers of my skin, which helps my skin receive the full benefits of my skincare. As I tend to spend a bit on my serums and oils, I can appreciate this.
I saw an immediate difference in my skin after my first go....which was completely unexpected. I noticed that my face just looked brighter all over. Since then, the results have slowed but I am still seeing subtle changes in my overall skin's appearance. I am happy with what I've seen so far, and believe this will be permanently incorporated into my skincare regime.
Manicare's Microneedle Derma Roller does need to be cared for. After each use it has to be sterilised properly with a special steriliser spray, so as not to host germs or bacteria on the fine needles, which can be transferred to skin upon use and end up with skin infections or breakouts.....not a good thing! The derma roller also needs to be completely dry before being placed back into it's plastic container, as a damp roller can once again host bacteria, which can result in the same negative skin issues. So cleanliness is definitely important. Something which us humans should be used to now anyway.....sanitising everything.
I'd recommend this to anyone that is striving for that plumper, firmer, brighter skin or to those that have thought about using a micro-needling product, I'd tell them not to be worried about pain, as it's non-existent.
Member since 20/08/2019
28 Oct 2020 8:04 PM
I had never used a microneedle derma roller before and was skeptical on how the product would benefit my skin. However I was amazed with the results!
Using the product took a little bit of trial and error to gauge how much pressure to apply for how long and which direction. I would go to bed each night looking like a tomato but waking up with the most flawless skin - no makeup needed.
I used the derma roller as part of my nightly beauty regime and used in conjunction with my night creams and serums. I have quite sensitive skin with areas of hyperpigmentation and rosacea on part of my cheek. After using the product I noticed fine lines diminished and my skin was more even in tone, after one night! Results are visible after the first use.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who deals with skin issues, or who wants to keep their skin youthful and lush.
Don't apply too much pressure, particularly around the sensitive eye area.
Use in conjunction with your favourite facial serum.
All skin types.
Member since 26/06/2013
27 Oct 2020 9:57 PM
Strange, but interesting!
I found this a rather interesting product. This is my first foray into the world of microneedling and derma rollers, and while appliances used for the stimulation of collagen, firming and plumping the skin aren't foreign to me, I was never quite game to use little tiny needles until I was given the chance to recently!
The Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller uses ultra fine needle at 0.3mm, and it claims to induce all of the benefits mentioned above. It's also supposed to be good for stretch marks, scarring and enlarged pores. The instructions on the back of the packaging is quite clear and it walks through how you're to have cleansed skin prepped and ready for the roller, and there is even a diagram to show you how often, and in what direction, you're meant to roll it over your skin. I also particularly like that it explicitly says to not press it into the skin - very wise words, as I find these surprisingly sharp!
I will be honest - I did not like the sensation of this on my skin AT ALL, but I persisted, for the sake of this review. I grew to be more comfortable with it, and after using it for at leas 9 times, I was definitely feeling like I was more of a pro then. I don't feel like it's made a big difference in the span of such a short period of time, but I will continue using it to see how it turns out!
All I can say is that I feel like this is something that everyone needs to try for themselves!
Member since 22/12/2014
27 Oct 2020 2:27 PM
Tolerable Prickly Needles
I've suffered years of cystic acne which I took care of by getting on medication. My skin is clear now but I do have some scarring and textural issues from the acne trauma to my skin. I'm familiar with derma rolling as I got 4 professional microneedling sessions to soften and reduce the appearance of the acne scars I have. Microneedling has been very effective in improving the appearance of my skins texture as I see visible results from the professional treatments so I'm a believer.
The Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller is marketed to boost collagen, firm, plump and brighten skin. The derma roller has 0.3mm needles which, in my research, will help absorption of active skincare ingredients, which in turn, can help improve tone and texture of the skin. The dermaroller is black with a silver coloured plastic handle. It's pretty easy to gently roll the roller over my skin in a "x" and "+" direction. The brand recommends rolling twice in each direction initially before building up to 5 times each.
The needles aren't sharp enough to hurt my skin. It just feels prickly rolling on but the feeling is tolerable and it goes away. My skin does turn red and I feel my face get warm as I roll my face section by section. I mist my face and apply my usual serums and moisturiser. I roll 2-3 times per week. Initially I experienced superficial peeling but my skin has acclimatised itself to the rolling now. My skin looks a little less tired lately and the tone is a little bit brighter so I'll continue to use the roller until I hit the 3 months mark, at which time, you're supposed to switch to a new roller. The roller cannot be shared with others for hygiene reasons.
Member since 12/05/2014
27 Oct 2020 8:16 AM
Handy tool to boost your skin condition
Thank you Beautyheaven for including me in this trial. I don’t usually go to have facial in salon, or doing microdermabrasion. So I’m excited to try this tool.
This is a very unique tool I have ever tried. I wasn’t sure what to do with it when jt came but the instruction seems easy, just roll it vertical, then horizontal, and then crosses.
I was surprise the micro needle is quite sharp to touch with fingers, and I was hesitant to use it at first, but when I tried rolling it (with no pressure), it feels normal. I use it 2-3x a week as per instruction. I haven’t seen much changes for the last 2 weeks using it, I guess it’s too early to see result. But I like how this little roller massaging my face from forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. I will keep using it and hope that it will boost my skin ‘s collagen soon and in the long term.
Make sure you don’t press too hard when you roll it, don’t use any pressure. And also spray it after to clean the roller.
Face, forehead, cheeks, chins, nose.
Member since 30/03/2015
26 Oct 2020 9:27 PM
Microneedling at home
I have trialled the Manicure Microneedle derma roller for the past couple of weeks. The process is quite simple, you just roll the end over your face gently in different directions and sterilise before and after use. I didn't find it painful however my face did sting a little after use and felt a bit like a mild sunburn. This subsided within a few hours up to a day depending on how many passes I had done with the roller on my skin. After use my skin felt stimulated and seemed to absorb my skincare products more readily (similar to how my skin feels after using a cleansing device but a little more tender). The needles are quite short at 0.3mm and do not cause any bleeding or go particularly deep into the skin. Based on my first impressions of the product, I would recommend trying it if you're looking for an affordable alternative to expensive skin treatments. I haven't had any adverse reactions from using it, but also haven't seen impressive results yet. I will continue using the product for another four to six weeks to see how my skin improves over time.
Member since 31/07/2014
26 Oct 2020 8:47 PM
Easy, entry-level, at-home micro needling
I was really intrigued by this product and once I was accepted into the Trial Team I did a bit of research into how it works, how to use it, aftercare etc. The science behind this treatment is that the tiny wounds left by the needles help your skincare to penetrate deeper and work more effectively, while also stimulating/damaging the skin just enough to boost collagen production. According to experts, a 0.3mm long needle is only long enough to penetrate the very top layer of skin so it is suitable for helping skincare products absorb deeper. However, if you are after a solution for smoothing out textured skin, fighting wrinkles or scarring/hyperpigmentation, then you will need at least a 0.5mm needle. With that in mind, I didn't expect extreme results with this device.
We live in an age when at-home beauty treatments are becoming more and more sophisticated and accessible. I would not have been brave enough to try this at a salon (the needles are much bigger!) but this entry-level derma roller is a much less scary option, considering the fact you are rolling needles all over your face!
The Manicare microneedle derma roller is sleek and minimal, with a weighty, chrome-look handle attached to a small black roller. I appreciate that the shape and contours of the handle make it ergonomic and easy to grip and manoeuvre. It comes housed in a hard clear plastic box so you can keep it sanitary in between uses and also prevent accidental damage to the microneedles.
It's hard to imagine there are 540 tiny needles attached to the roller head because the roller head is about 2cm wide. The needles themselves are ultra fine and only 0.3mm long. But you can definitely feel them when you roll it over your face!
After trying this product out several times, I have found it stings the most when you roll over bonier parts of your face, eg. cheekbone, jawline, above the eyebrows. Other areas that are a bit fleshier only feel slightly uncomfortable after use. The directions tell you not to apply pressure as you roll the derma roller over your face. This is so you don't over-aggravate the skin and damage it. Please remember to use a light hand when using this product!
I was prepared for skin redness and stinging/tingling (normal) after use so I wasn't alarmed when I experienced it. I didn't have much redness and absolutely no bleeding.
You are essentially making tiny wounds in the skin so it will be more sensitive than normal. This means you have to be careful with what sort of skincare you use after treatment with the derma roller. Stay away from anything with actives (AHAs, BHAs, retinoids) as it can be too harsh for your sensitive skin. On the nights that I used the derma roller on my clean, dry face, I used a rosehip oil that helped to soothe my skin. If it didn't feel moisturising enough, I would follow with a basic moisturiser on top to lock in the oils overnight. I found that combination worked well for me.
After roughly a fortnight's worth of use, every second or third night, I can't say that this has boosted my collagen or made my skin plumper and brighter, as claimed on the packaging, or made a discernible difference to my skin. Human skin typically takes about 28 days to fully turnover so I think it's still too early to see the full results. My skin does feel smoother to touch, although I do not struggle with roughness, texture or large pores so the difference is not visual. My main skin concern is old acne scarring (flat but dark coloured) and generally evening out my skin tone. I haven't seen any lightening of my scars yet. I use a vitamin C serum and a moisturiser with glycolic acid in it on the days/nights I am NOT using the derma roller so I'm already giving it the best chance to work deeply into my skin. I'll keep using it to see if there are long term results, and also because it fits into my current skincare routine easily (doesn't add much extra time or effort).
Based on my research, I think I will need a bigger sized needle, at least 0.5mm, to obtain the results that I want. But this experience with the Manicare microneedle derma roller has made me less fearful of this type of treatment and I would consider getting a roller with longer needles next time.
Make sure you clean/sanitise it thoroughly after each use as you don't want to transfer bacteria from your face (eg. from active pimples) to the roller, and then back to your face then next time you use it. Manicare's Brush Cleaner spray is an easy and quick way to clean the roller head. All you have to do is spritz the roller thoroughly and wait for the alcohol to evaporate before packing the derma roller away. The downside for me is that it smells a bit like Isocol (floral fragranced alcohol).
Member since 01/01/2020
26 Oct 2020 8:05 PM
No irritations but to sort a time to know if it worked
It was exciting to receive this for trial because I had never used a derma roller before, and did not know anything about them.
I did some research and watched a few YouTube videos to understand more about what it did and how to use it properly.
Being a beginner, I decided to use it in weekly intervals to start with.
It is only .3mm long so the irritation and level of effectiveness was perfect for beginners.
I did not feel any irritation from the first procedure. However, the next day, I was in the sun a bit for a wedding and my skin was quite dry, more so than usual. I used sunscreen as normal but could feel that my skin was more delicate age vulnerable than normal.
The next week, I decided that I would use it and then stay home and out of the sun to protect my skin from sun damage. This worked well for my skin and I felt much more comfortable.
To be honest though, since I only used it once a week, and twice before this review was due, it probably was not enough to have any lasting impact, so I am planning on using it more frequently after the review so that I can give this a decent try. Am looking forward to seeing improvements in my skin.
Stay out of the sun after use and use plenty of sunscreen.
Beginners due to the length of the needles.
Member since 20/05/2008
26 Oct 2020 2:04 PM
Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller
Having used a 0.25 mm derma roller, I jumped at the chance to trial the Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller as it is a slightly longer 0.3 mm needle length. Perfect timing because I had been planning to upgrade.
The Manicare Derma Roller has claims that with regular use of up to 3 times weekly collagen is improved which in turn firms and plumps the skin, reducing wrinkles and making skin more radiant.
The derma roller comes in a plastic container perfectly shaped to snugly house the tool. The roller has a chrome coloured sturdy plastic handle that is ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in the hand. The barrel shaped roller has 540 sterilised surgical grade needles.
As per instructions I rolled over the face and neck in a star pattern, small strokes (around 5 each) going vertical, horizontal and diagonal. The process is quite easy and takes less than 10 minutes to perform. I do this 3 nights a week.
I noticed that there was a definite difference between using a 0.25 mm and this 0.3 mm length roller, but once I continued to roll, I soon got used to the intensity. I did have to keep in mind that the roller does the work and I didn't need to add extra pressure (because that's when it gets more uncomfortable).
I have combo skin that tends to be dehydrated, not sensitive, but as expected the alpha lipoic acid I applied after derma rolling does sting. I actually don't mind the sensation because, well I guess I'm in the "pain is gain" camp and after doing this for around 3 weeks I haven't experienced any other adverse reactions other than the initial sting. Of course this is my own personal experience and I'm not making any recommendation on what serum or cream to use after rolling, use discretion depending on your skin type and needs.
Other than making sure to not use extra pressure on the derma roller it is extremely important to sanitise after each use to avoid infection. Conveniently, this trial included a sanitising spray.
Although a 0.3 mm is a starter length, (yes, I think you could start with this length rather than sourcing a 0.25 mm roller if you wish) it is perfect for at home use. I appreciate that this derma roller makes my skincare absorb better, meaning that the products are doing more for my skin which have been making improvements to my skin. What I've noticed is that my skin looks clearer, less congested and more plump. It feels soft and smooth and appears brighter.
The manicare Microneedle Derma Roller is a tool that I am happy to add to my skincare routine a few times a week. It's certainly not a gimmick and one that I would recommend to those who would like to supercharge their current skincare routine.
Member since 27/10/2009
26 Oct 2020 1:38 PM
Next level skin care
What I liked the most about the Manicare microneedle derma roller is the concept that it will boost collagen production, which will help firm, plump and brighten my skin tone. Rolling the device over the face 2-3 times a week can improve collagen production and assist with fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use has proven to be effective for uneven skin tone, diminishing light scars and pigmentation.
Manicare’s microneedle derma roller is packaged in a cardboard box, with all the instructions stated on the back of the box. The derma roller is sealed in a surgical grade sealed slip inside the box. The roller is encased in a see-through plastic protective case, for storage. The needles are ultra-fine, 0.3mm and in total there are 540 needles on the roller.
I found the tool very easy to use, it is a shiny silver and approximately 15cm in length, with an anti-slip grip. I was a little hesitant to use it at first, as I was worried it would hurt. I followed the instructions, you don’t apply pressure as you are rolling the derma roller across your face, neck or decolletage, you simply let the weight of the roller be the guide. Thankfully it was relatively gentle, it didn’t hurt but it did pinch and prick a little on the thinner layers of my face.
It is recommended that you use the derma roller maximum three times a week at night prior to your normal night-time skin care routine. I used the roller after I cleansed my skin, then I followed my normal night-time routine by applying my serum, and then my moisturiser. This is such a simple extra step; you could easily incorporate it into your weekly skin care routine. The microneedle derma roller is to assist with the absorption of your skin care products. I received my product late, so I wasn’t able to trial it for very long, which means I haven’t had a chance to see an overall difference in my complexion.
Enhancing collagen production
Member since 01/10/2007
26 Oct 2020 10:18 AM
A great DIY skin treatment but use with caution
I was excited to be part of the 'Manicare Microneedle Derma Roller' trial. I have seen loads of people on the internet getting this done and have always wanted to experience it.
On first impressions upon receiving the derma roller, I was excited, intrigued and nervous all at the same time. I was more nervous about the fact that it came such a simple packaging with little instructions.
To get some kind of feel for it, I first rolled it on my arm once just so I'm not shocked when I tried it on my face. I started using the roller on my forehead first. I followed the instructions on the box. It feels really weird at first and it didn't hurt but it did start to sting afterwards which lasted for approx 10 minutes. I was unsure if I was supposed to feel any stinging or pinkness to the skin so I had to google and found out it is normal for skin to feel a little sting, it means that I am doing it correctly.
I think this should be mentioned either in a leaflet or on the box as the only instructions was on the box as I got quite nervous and for someone who isn't familiar with this type of treatment, I think better instructions should be included. I applied my serum and moisturiser afterwards. My skin was still a little pink as I went to sleep but found my skin to look normal in the morning.
I used the derma roller once for the first week and then twice in the second week. I do have to say that I found my skincare works better after using the roller. I still do feel uncomfortable in using it but I think it's because I am inexperienced. In regards to cleaning the derma roller I was also uncomfortable with this because the packaging says to sterilise with Manicare Brush Cleaner and Tool Steriliser but I couldn't find this product anywhere to purchase. I felt uncomfortable using a brush cleaner for the roller as I was unsure what ingredients it was made from and I didn't want to risk that on my skin, so I had to google the best way to clean and sterilise the roller. I found that you could use Isocol Rubbing Alcohol with hot water to clean and disinfect the roller and this seemed to work ok as I did not get any skin issues.
Overall, I found my skincare absorbs better in my skin and find my skin better hydrated. For any firming or skin regeneration I guess I have to wait and see as this as a long-term result treatment. But so far, I like how my skin feels from using it.
Also, I think it should come as a complete kit including cleanser as there could be younger consumers who would purchase this and take the instructions of cleaning it lightly and could potentially cause issues with their skin. Also, having the cleanser included will also ensure that you have everything you need to maintain the derma roller as I did encounter an issue finding the product recommended on the box.
Ensure you follow instructions and warnings. If in doubt google.
Anyone who wants to improve their skin texture
Member since 12/05/2015
26 Oct 2020 8:03 AM
Helped my face absorb Serum so much faster
I was lucky enough to try the Medicare microneedle derma roller as part of the trial team.. Firstly the packaging is fantastic, it all comes packaged up in a box that clearly explains (with both words and images) how to use the dermaroller, how often I should use it, and also what products would be beneficial to use afterwards – so this made testing out a new dermaroller much less daunting!
Inside the box there is a clear plastic container that you can keep the derma roller in to ensure that it remains sterile. The roller itself is light weight, sleek and easy to hold and the needles are extremely fine at only 0.3 mm.
After my first use, I found my skin was a little sensitive (however I didn’t have any breakouts and it felt great). The packaging explains not to overdo it, not to apply pressure and also to build the amount you are rolling so this helps to ensure that I didn’t take it too far too quickly. By the third use I could really tell a difference on how quickly my serum and moisturiser were absorbing into the skin and the difference was huge! And after using the derma roller for a couple of weeks I feel like my skin is definitely brighter and feeling healthier so I am looking forward to see if the results get even better after using it long term.
Make sure you follow the instructions and build how much you are using it so that your skin adapts
Increasing absorption of serums and moisturises into the skin following use
Member since 25/01/2016
25 Oct 2020 8:47 PM
DIY alternative to going to a spa!
MANICARE MICRONEEDLE DERMA ROLLER IS A SIMPLE ADDITION TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE TO STIMULATE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION ON THE FACE, NECK AND DÉCOLLETAGE. SILVER IN COLOUR WITH A BLACK HEAD WHERE THE ACTION TAKES PLACE. I USED THE ROLLER GENTLY 3 TIMES A WEEK IN HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL AND DIAGONALLY DIRECTION AND FOLLOWED WITH MY FAVOURITE FACE MASK OR SERUM. I STERILISED WITH MANICARE BRUSH CLEANER AFTER EVERY USE AND ALLOWED IT TO DRY BEFORE PACKING IT AWAY. I APPLIED SPF 50+ EVERY MORNING BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE AS DIRECTED.
BEFORE THIS TRIAL MY SKIN HAD BEEN LACKING (DRY, DULL AND TERRIBLE). I HAD BEEN LOOKING TO TAKE MY SKIN REGIMEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF MY DULL SKIN. MANICARE MICRONEEDLE DERMA ROLLER DELIVERED A SMOOTH AND HEALTHY SKIN GLOW EVERY MORNING AFTER USING IT. MY PORES EVEN LOOK BETTER! I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE GLOWING RESULTS AND WILL CONTINUE TO USE THIS PRODUCT.
APPLY NO PRESSURE WHEN ROLLING. JUST THE WEIGHT OF THE TOOL WILL BE ENOUGH AND REMEMBER TO USE SPF.
EASY TO USE AND PERFECT FOR HOME USE.
Member since 09/10/2017
15 Oct 2020 4:52 AM
Clears out acne marks
This manicure micro needle derma roller came from beauty heaven for trial, i was a bit skeptical to use this kind of product on me and it was scary for first time use, it comes in a sealed plastic case so you should be rest assured for contamination and hygiene, the needles are quite fine and it isn't as scary as it sounds, rolls in easily on to the skin, stings a little but doesn't hurt too much, it gets the skin red after use but settles down pretty quick so i recommend using this product at night before sleep for the skin to heal, after rolling products absorb well into the skin and within no time my face felt plump and firm.
The marks i had on my face caused by acne lightened up within 3-4 uses.
You need to be very careful while using this product and not press it too hard but just glide it over because if you press hard it hurts and might damage the skin.