Facial Skin Exfoliation

facial skin exfoliation with the NowMi deviceFacial skin exfoliation is an important part of any healthy facial routine.  During the exfoliation, dead skin cells located on the outermost layer of the skin are gently sloughed off.  While the body naturally sheds these cells, by expediting this process you can help your skin stay healthier and cleaner.  The facial skin exfoliation prevents the dead cells from clogging up the pores and thus limits/prevents dirt build-up.  This is especially important for people who suffer from acne or frequent skin breakouts.  Additionally, with age, the cellular turnover slows down resulting in skin dullness.  The facial skin exfoliation stimulates cellular renewal and helps slow down the signs of aging.  After the exfoliation your skin will feel soft and smooth and it will have a glowing look.

Different techniques for facial skin exfoliation:

Home treatments:

There are different ways to exfoliate the skin.  Here is a list of four popular methods you can use at home:

  1. Using a tool that scrubs the skin such as a loofah or washcloth.
  2. Using a cleansing cream/gel that has abrasive particles.
  3. Using a product that has mild exfoliating acids such as salicylic acids, alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid.
  4. Using a product that has enzymes that digest dead skin cells, which are gentle on the skin.

Treatments options number 1 & 2 work by rubbing the product onto the skin.  The rubbing action targets the dead cells and removes them.  Option 3 & 4 are based on creating a chemical reaction which clears away the dead skin cells.

Professional treatments:

Virtually all professional facial treatments include facial skin exfoliation. The two main methods are microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Microdermabrasion treatments:

Microdermabrasion uses a machine that exfoliates the skin and removes the dead cells.  The treatment increases the blood’s circulation and stimulates collagen production which results in younger looking skin.

Microdermabration treatment

There are two main treatment types- one is called ‘crystal’ and the other is called ‘diamond’. In the crystal microdermabrasion treatment, fine crystals are spread over the skin which loosen and remove the dead skin cells.  The used crystals and dead skin are then removed using a vacuum suction. In the diamond microdermabrasion treatment, a diamond-tipped wand is used to sand and resurface the skin.  At the end of the treatment, a suction is used to clear away the dead skin cells.

Microdermabrasion treatments can range from mild to aggressive depending on the number of passes, level of the coarseness of the diamond wand or the level of crystal spray, the suction and pressure used, and of course the frequency of treatments.

Chemical peel treatments:

Chemical peelDuring a chemical peel treatment, an acid solution is applied to the facial skin which dissolves layers of the skin.  Peels can be light, moderate or deep (the deep peels can be performed only by a physician).  The light and moderate treatments target the external layers of the skin while the deeper peels can reach down into the dermis layer. The acid creates a controlled wound in the skin after which healthier and regenerated skin emerges.  Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, downtime can range from zero to up to a week or two.

The NowMi facial skin exfoliation:

The NowMi Pro treatment kitThe NowMi facial skin exfoliation is performed primarily by the vitamin C effervescent tablet which has a high concentration of ascorbic acid.  During treatment, users apply a lubricant gel onto the face and then massage the effervescent tablet onto the skin.  Once the tablet and the gel mix, a chemical reaction occurs which dissolves small granules in the tablet creating a mild abrasive surface which gently clears away all of the dead skin cells.  In addition, the reaction forms millions of CO2 micro-bubbles on the skin’s surface which increase the oxygen levels in the skin from within and contributes to rapid cell turnover and brighter skin.

The efficiency and speed of the facial skin exfoliation process is significantly enhanced by the use of sonic energy.  The NowMi Pro device emits 6,000 sonic pulsations per minute which ensures that every pore is thoroughly cleansed and all dead skin cells are removed.  In addition, the sonic energy increases the circulation of the blood which stimulates collagen production and cell renewal.

At the same time of the facial skin exfoliation, the skin is infused with vitamins C and E as well as hyaluronic acid that revitalize it and slow down the signs of aging.

NowMi Pro facial cleansing

How does the NowMi treatment compare to Microdermabrasion?

Here are a few points to consider:

  1. The Microdermabrasion treatment on its own “sands” the skin but doesn’t infuse the skin with nourishing products. While many spas will add such products using a mask or creams, the results are inconsistent because some products are better than others. The NowMi treatment on the other hand infuses the skin with virtually pure vitamin C and other nourishing vitamins and minerals. The vitamin C effervescent tablet is stored in a sealed pouch until use which ensures its freshness and potency.
  2. NowMi treatment exfoliates the skin on wet skin while Microdermabrasion is performed on dry skin. As a result, the NowMi treatment is much more enjoyable and there is no skin irritation.
  3. The NowMi treatment does not involve any vacuum which may damage the skin or create vascular lesions.
  4. The effervescent tablet is fairly large and in 5 minutes the entire face can be exfoliated. This is much faster than the Microdermabrasion treatment which uses a small tip.
  5. Microdermabrasion irritates the skin – it causes swelling and the development of an anaerobic environment which promotes bacteria growth. As a result, the skin frequently breaks out after treatment. On the other hand, with the NowMi treatment, the skin is exfoliated with very little irritation and the skin doesn’t break out following treatment.
  6. The NowMi treatment can be performed in the comfort of your home and doesn’t require a cosmetician.

How does the NowMi treatment compare with a chemical peel?

Common side effects of chemical peels include temporary redness, stinging or burning, dryness and slight swelling.  Patients who undergo deep peel also loose the ability to tan.

Rarer side effects include darkening or lightening of the skin color, scarring (which may be permanent), infections (fungal or bacterial), heart, liver, or kidney damage (the phenol employed in deep peels may cause damage to the heart muscle and cause irregular heartbeats, harm the kidneys or liver.

The NowMi treatment on the other hand uses completely natural vitamins and minerals which can’t in any way damage the skin. The exfoliation is highly effective yet at the same time very gentle ensuring that the skin isn’t irritated.  Treatment is completely safe and there are no side effects.

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Facial skin exfoliation is a fabulous way to keep your skin looking its best. It removes the dead cells from your skin and helps increase cell turnover and skin regeneration.  There are various types of facial skin exfoliations – home scrubs and creams as well as professional treatments such as Microdermabrasion and Skin Peels.

The NowMi treatment offers the best of all worlds- a spa quality facial in the comfort of your own home. The treatment combines an effervescent tablet that gently exfoliates the skin with sonic energy.  As a result, the dead cells are removed in a quick 5-minute treatment.  There is no downtime and no risk of side-effects. The skin is not only exfoliated, but it is also infused with essential vitamins and minerals which help it to look its best.

Facial skin tightening

The growing demand for facial skin tightening

Facial skin tightening is something almost every adult wants.  In the times we live in, where “Fifty is the New Thirty”, there is a huge thirst to look as young and healthy as possible.  The aesthetic industry is thriving and constantly delivering new technologies and treatments to meet the growing demand.  According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2017, 82,410 facelifts were performed, making it the 6th most popular surgical procedure. In addition, 722,394 Hyaluronic Acid (volume enhancing) treatments were carried out, making them the second most popular non-invasive procedure.  As longevity is expected to increase, so too will the desire of individuals to look their very best, regardless of their biological age.

What causes our facial skin to sag?

With age, our skin naturally sags.  There are a few elements that contribute to this.  Firstly, there is a significant decrease in the amount of collagen and elastin proteins that the body produces. These proteins are the building blocks of the skin and help it maintain its firmness and elasticity.  Once their levels drop, the skin can no longer maintain its structure and it begins to sag. As can be seen in the graph below, the amounts of collagen and elastin (see red line) dramatically decrease after the age of 30.

Collagen decease | NowMi

In addition to the natural aging process of the skin, our lifestyle choices often cause our skin to age prematurely. Exposure to the sun’s damaging rays dramatically ages the skin. According to a report issued by the World Health Organization called Sun Protection: A Primary Teaching Resource, “Chronic overexposure to the sun can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin. Sun induced skin damage causes premature wrinkling, sags and bags, and easy bruising. Up to 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to ageing may be caused by sun exposure.”  Other factors that age the skin include exposure to pollution, cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating habits, stress etc.

While this may all seem discouraging, the good news is facial skin tightening has never been easier!

Skin Tightening with the NowMi treatment

The NowMi treatment takes a completely natural approach to facial skin tightening.  You don’t have to go under the knife or inject harmful chemicals into your skin.

The NowMi treatment works by replenishing your skin’s lost supply of vitamins and minerals, enabling it to heal itself and slow down the signs of aging.

The NowMi Pro treatment contains two parts- daily cleansing and weekly facial skin tightening treatments.

The NowMi Pro Daily Facial Cleansing:  Using the NowMi Pro device you can deeply cleans your skin and remove all dirt, oil and makeup.  This is important to limit damage caused by pollution and smoke the penetrate the pores and block them.  The NowMi Pro cleaning action is significantly more effective that hand washing because it uses sonic energy which ensures that each pore is perfectly cleansed. In addition, the skin is infused with Vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals which help the skin revitalize itself.

The NowMi Pro Weekly Treatment: The weekly treatment consists of 4 facial skin tightening steps.

Skin Exfoliation: the exfoliation process removes dead cells from the skin and thoroughly cleanses it.  This step is very important in preparing the skin for the infusion of nourishing nutrients.

Skin Nourishment: The skin is infused the purest level of vitamin C, as well as vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C has been proven to help the skin produce new collagen and elastin and thus the skin is able to repair itself by creating new and healthy tissue.  As a result, the skin becomes tighter and firmer and there is a marked reduction in wrinkles and fine lines

Skin Oxygenation: In order to ensure the optimal penetration of the nutrients into the skin, the NowMi treatment stimulates a natural effect called the ‘Bohr effect’.  It does so by creating a C02 rich environment on the skin’s surface.  In response, the body sends oxygen rich blood cells to the treatment area. This results in an oxygen facial from ‘within the skin’ which enables the cells to best absorb the nutrients.

Skin Protection: Vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants that help the skin protect itself against harmful UV rays and other extrinsic factors that damage it.  By replenishing the skin’s lost supply of these vitamins, the body is able to effectively ward off free-radicals which significantly age the skin.


There is an ever-growing demand for effective facial skin tightening.  Treatments range from invasive surgical procedures to home remedies. The NowMi treatment offers a highly effective and non-invasive solution for facial skin tightening. The treatment is completely natural and is based on restoring the body’s lost supply of essential vitamins.  Once replenished, the skin can heal itself and create new collagen and elastin.  As a result, the skin become firmer and tighter.

Facial Skin Smoothness

NowMi-PRO oxygenation

Facial skin smoothness has a psychological impact on the way people perceive us.  Clinical studies [12] have shown that people make character extrapolations based on the appearance of facial skin smoothness. Specifically, it affects evaluations of trustworthiness, competence, attractiveness and health. These psychological interpretations guide social attitudes for acceptance or avoidance of other people.


Why does our facial skin lose its smoothness?

Young children have healthy, soft and smooth skin. However, over the years, exposure of the skin to the sun, pollution and stress influence the appearance of our skin. It becomes rougher, wrinkled and it slowly sags. In addition, with age, the hormonal changes cause an overall loss of facial skin smoothness, and we produce less collagen and elastin – the proteins that prevent facial skin aging. Hence there is a constant need for home-use remedies to keep our facial skin smooth and glowing.

NowMi PRO: A complete facial solution

The key to smooth and glowing facial skin is prevention and active treatments. Prevention includes: avoiding exposure to the sun and using sun screen, constantly hydrating the skin from within by drinking water and maintaining a healthy diet.

The most important active treatments are: daily facial cleansing and weekly mild skin exfoliation. These two actions remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface which allows the light to reflect from our skin.  As a result, the skin looks more youthful and glows.

The NowMi Pro treatment performs both actions.  In addition, it infuses the skin with vitamins and minerals that help it look soft and smooth. For a full description of the NowMi PRO treatment please click here.

Facial skin smoothness: clinical results with NowMi PRO

A clinical test that evaluated the efficacy of the NowMi PRO facial skin smoothness treatment was conducted by a third party GLP certified laboratory at the end of 2018. The test was carried out on a panel of 10 women, 8 with normal skin and 2 with sensitive skin.  The women were aged 32.8±4.4 years.

The treatment protocol included six weeks of daily facial cleansing at night before going to bed with the NowMi PRO sonic device and the NowMi facial cleansing gel; and six facial rejuvenation treatments carried out once a week with NowMi PRO sonic device that uses the vitamin C effervescent tablet and the NowMi lubricant gel.

Objective measurements of skin smoothness were performed using a Canfield’s VISIA imaging system before starting the treatments (baseline), at the end of 3rd weekly treatment and at the end of 6th weekly treatment. Statistically significant results (p<0.05) obtained. After 3 weeks of treatments facial skin smoothness increased by 15.1% and after 6 weeks smoothness increased by 25.9%. No adverse effect were recorded and the safety and efficacy of the NowMi PRO treatment was proven.


NowMi-PRO facial skin smoothness results

Facial skin oxygenation

Facial skin oxygenation from within, also known as an ‘oxygen facial’, is one of the most effective beauty treatments. The present standard of beauty is healthy, clear and smooth looking facial skin. Over the last decade many new home-based beauty treatments designed to improve and maintain healthy skin have been developed. These include home-use devices for daily facial cleansing and high-end cosmetic skin care products.

The home-based treatments can be used as a standalone treatment routine or to compliment treatments performed in a spa. A spa facial beauty treatment usually includes facial skin exfoliation followed by infusion of various skin enhancing ingredients.  It typically ends with the application of a facial skin protection cream. In recent years many cosmeticians have added an oxygen facial stage to improve the skin’s quality, health and smoothness.  This has created a demand for home use-devices that perform facial skin oxygenation.

Our journey to uncover the optimal facial skin oxygenation treatment that would make beautiful facial skin a reality took us back to the year 1846. In this year a jet of salty bubbling water erupted in small city in Germany called Nauheim. This started the era of Nauheim bath treatments. The term “Nauheim bath” refers to a cold salty bath that has high concentrations of up to 3.9% of free carbon dioxide gases.

The influence of the Nauheim bath treatments on the skin is well documented [1-3]. The various scientific explanations described a “sensation of warmth in CO2 baths and reddening of the skin in the bathed areas of the body”. The scientists explained that the flushing of the skin was due to the additional CO2 absorbed by the skin during the spa bath. This additional CO2 was rapidly exhaled, so no changes were apparent in the CO2 concentration in the blood. The local pH changes that occurred in the region of the capillaries that absorbed the CO2, resulted in hemoglobin dissociation and the increased transfer of oxygen to the skin tissue [4].  This latter phenomenon was later coined the Bohr effect.

This strong scientific evidence about the influence of CO2 bubbles on the skin led us to develop the NowMi facial skin oxygenation treatment.

The NowMi treatment uses an effervescent tablet combined with lubricant gel to create a chemical reaction that results in the formation of CO2 micro-bubbles on the skin’s surface.  The NowMi effervescent tablet contains high concentration vitamin C as well as citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. When the tablet starts dissolving in the lubricant gel, the following reaction begins which releases salt, CO2 and water:

The released CO2 creates the scientifically proven Bohr Effect on the facial skin. As a result of the Bohr effect, there is an increase in the capillary blood flow and a release of oxygen from the hemoglobin, which create a facial skin oxygenation from within.

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Watch a review of Oxygen Facial Device at home by Victoria Lyn

NowMi Facial Skin Oxygenation Results


A wise man once said: “A picture is worth a 1,000 words”. So instead of telling you how good the NowMi treatments are, we will show you real results from customers.

NowMi PRO clinical results

Skin rejuvenation and acne scar reduction: rejuvenation of the facial skin of a young female suffering from severe acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Following the NowMi treatment there is a clear reduction of the acne scars and an improved skin tone.


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