This has been a week of exciting reviews, as we head back for another look at microdermabrasion machines available today. We posted a recent video of the machine that’s #1 on our list currently – Microderm MD. We showed you ladies the right way it should be used, and gave our opinions as well.
Today we’ll review a microdermabrasion machine that is very well marketed. It’s the Nubrilliance machine. We’ll tell you about its pro’s and con’s and share a review that has circulated about the suction issue this device might have. Remember, just because a product is well-marketed and popular does not mean it is a success or high-quality!
Let’s get along to our NuBrilliance review, then!
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Where To Begin … ?
This NuBrilliance machine is another of the diamond tip devices, like most machines for microdermabrasion sold for at-home use. Like the rest of those machines, it works the same way.
This machine uses diamond-like tiny crystals on a wand that is used to scrub off your top dying or dead skin layer, to reveal healthy skin below. Here’s the most important part.
If this machine can remove all of the bad skin layer, it needs to use its suction power in two ways:
- To increase the direct pressure on the top skin layer, allowing that regular or fine diamond tips to fully scrape away essentially the whole top layer of skin.
- To suck out the dead cells of skin that are being removed due to the action of the diamond tips, so that it doesn’t re-enter any pores of your skin.
Several other things we should note about this machine:
- You have five levels of suctioning power from which you can choose from.
- There are two diamond tip types – fine, to be used for your neck and face and a regular type for other body areas.
The machine is simply designed for everyday ladies to have for home use, and it usually takes about ten minutes for you to treat your whole face.
Complaints about the product
Without wasting words, we have seen many recent complaints about the NuBrilliance machine. The main problem is a failure of the suctioning motor after using the machine for six weeks or so. This is an expensive machine to only use for six weeks before it starts giving you problems, so this is a serious complaint!
As the reviewer mentions below, (there are other people who back her up), the largest problem is that the machine starts failing after the 30-day trial has ended.
“COMPLETELY frustrated. This product works for six weeks and the return time is only 30 days. The motor is TOTAL junk and quits the suction as soon as you can’t return it.”
We figured out the most significant reason for the machine’s failure is a clogging issue with skin after just several uses. This is not a great design, especially since the cost is $240!
And the clogging issue is a significant one. Some users of the product mentioned that they went into the machine and tried to remove a few of the areas of clogs in the tip where they were able to. However, even after expending this effort, most users said that they were still never able to regain the suction power they had when they first started using the machine.
What We Like
Okay, we’ll grant you that this isn’t the worst machine for microdermabrasion available today – that is, when it still works at its full power. When it is at the height of its performance, it does a very good job at what it is meant to do. We like the diamond tipped wands, since they offer good results as compared to micro-crystal machines. However, we still feel like the price is very steep for only 6 weeks of use and therefore recommend looking for another more reliable model. This way, you can find a microdermabrasion product that will last the test of time and serve you well for years to come.
The NuBrilliance machine does come with some extra items, and we like that:
- Pre-treatment preparation cleanser
- Post-treatment collagen re-generator
- Post-treatment moisturizer
That doesn’t discount the serious issues this product has.
What We Don’t Like!
To start with, the website pictures don’t reveal to the consumer that this product is very poorly made. (Why would they? No one would buy it, right?) It feels like your kid’s toys when you hold it, and the flimsy feel is only a precursor of the poor functioning to come. Once you see the flimsy construction, it’s no wonder that the machine only holds up for around 6 weeks.
Secondly, there has been a lot of documented proof that this machine has suction power issues after a series of treatments. Skin will clog up in that tip, and you can try to clean it somewhat, but you’ll never have the suction you had when it was new. And then at that point, you’ll pretty much need to buy a new machine to get the functionality you once had.
And then that brings us to the price.
It’s very much over-priced. We’re not sure if these machines are expensive to have made, but we think they’re making an absurd profit on each one.
If these people had focused less on profit and more on performance, they would maybe have a better machine.
What’s Our Conclusion?
If you want a good machine for microdermabrasion at home, this is NOT the one for you. You’ll wonder where the heck your money went. And then, after just a few weeks, the suction becomes non-existent. Talk about adding insult to injury! And it won’t quit until AFTER your 30-day guarantee is over.
The company did think ahead when they included the extra products, since they will help to keep your skin healthy, which is necessary after any machine microdermabrasion treatment.
NuBrilliance sits at our #5 spot on our favorite microdermabrasion machines list.
Score: 4 stars !