I Tried 3 At-Home Microdermabrasion Products — From $299 To $20
With a diamond-tipped wand attached to a hose with vacuum suction, this at-home kit most closely resembles the setup of an in-office treatment. It’s not as strong as the pro models, but after running the device’s automated mode — which guides you through timed sections for sanding skin on the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, neck, and chest — I found the vacuum suction and abrasion of the tip to be plenty strong for my combination skin. There’s a “sensitive” mode, but it requires you special order a secondary diamond tip for less abrasion.

Running the process on standard mode took a little getting used to; controlling the vacuum-powered tip can be tricky, and it left my face a little pink and my chin and neck with straight-up red tracks (a normal residual, according to the brand). With a little time and soothing serum, the effect vanished, leaving behind ultra-smooth skin.