Youthful Essence Review


Unlike many of the topical wrinkle treatments that we review on this site that claim to imitate the paralyzing effects of Botox, Youthful Essence claims to bring the skin-sloughing benefits of microdermabrasion to the user’s home. The treatment is endorsed by the soap opera icon Susan Lucci and is developed and manufactured by the pharmaceutical labs Guthy-Renker. Youthful Essence is a cream that is designed to be used on its own, but that can also be paired with the user’s favorite moisturizer or other beauty care products. In addition to the Youthful Essence Resurfacing Cream, users who buy the anti-wrinkle system also receive a Resurfacing Tool and an application sponge. This product was developed by Dean and Amber Rhoades, a couple who run a popular spa located in Beverly Hills.

So what kind of results can potential Youthful Essence users expect? First, use the massage tool as directed in order to scrub away dead skin cells. If you feel that your complexion has become “dull” with age, or that it is uneven, dead skin cells could be to blame. The full Youthful Essence application process seems to be 1) apply Resurfacing Cream to your face in a consistent layer, then 2) use the watertight Resurfacing Tool to “vigorously” scrub away the cream, which will take your dead skin cells with it. All of this can be done from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Product Details

Anyone who has gotten microdermabrasion from a professional knows that the entire process is not without its flaws. Even a spa treatment will frequently leave you with a red face prior to application. The same is probably true of Youthful Essence home treatments, so users wouldn’t want to schedule any big nights out for at least one evening following treatment. The Youthful Essence Resurfacing Tool itself seems to be a small battery powered vibrating wand with a gentle scrubber attached to it.

The full list of ingredients found in the Youthful Essence Resurfacing Cream are: Aluminum Oxide (Micronized Crystals), Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Lecithin, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Beta Carotene, Methyl paraben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, Fragrance (Parfum).

The Good

  • Product comes with a money back guarantee from official website.
  • Free gift available with order.
  • Product attempts to replicate an expensive spa treatment.

The Bad

  • As with real microdermabrasion, this process could irritate the skin of sensitive users.
  • This product requires a complicated application procedure.
  • Facial swelling and discoloration may occur directly following the application procedure.
  • Product formula seems to include artificial fragrances and colors, which can be irritating.

The Bottom Line

There might be a reason that most people go to professionals for their microdermabrasion treatments. Youthful Essence does offer some intriguing ideas, but we think that the occasional trip to a day spa can be a pleasant experience, plus you’ll know that you’re getting professional attention. For treating wrinkles, we prefer one of the many cutting edge, topical creams on the market today.

23 thoughts on “Youthful Essence Review”

  1. Dear Madam,

    I bought your Complete Kit with Amount 5500/- and I was using the Cream Since 6months.Now that Main Yellow Color, Crystal form Resurfacing Cream is Completed on last Month.So that I have Stopped the Usage of same.As i stopped that Again my Skin Came back to the Old Stage as before.That Complete glow itself gone. So I want to Continue that Cream.Remaining Moisture Cream is not yet Completed.So let me know from where i will get that Resurfacing Cream or any other Alternatives is there or not.Please call me once.


  2. What is the difference between the normal and sensitive kit? I’ve used Youthful Essence before & loved it. I stopped using because i could not keep breakouts under control. At 47,I have scarring,discoloration & lg. pores from past acne. I occassionally get a pimple or 2 if my skin is too drying or too moisturizing. I cant win. I’d like to try Youthful Essence again & thats where my question comes in about the kit for sensitive skin. Whats the difference? I appreciate your feedback. Thank you

    1. Cindy,

      Try eleven skin products – they are seaweed based, and everyone I have purchased them for said they are fantastic. Im at kle1999@yahoo if you need any more info thx

  3. I’m waiting to receive my Youthful Essence kit & I cant wait to give it a try again. You may hear from me often with questions. I read that other cleansers and moisturizers can be used instead of the ones in the kit,as long as its a gentle wash? Also, can makeup be worn after the microdermabrasion? When is it best to use:morning or night? Thank u so much for your input.

  4. I am very discouraged about using this product. I bought the kit and loved it, but had to stop the auto-ship as I am disabled & can not use that much product. I have searched to find the abrasion cream even on your web-site. In order to buy this cream, I have to buy the whole kit again? Why can’t I re-order from you as I have need? I know all your money is in auto-ship, but you should be able to buy product without receiving product every month. What a shame. Can’t you set-up a re-order, let’s say, every 3-6 months? This re-order ability would work better for me. If not, why? When you re-order do you have to receive a packaged kit? I really do hope someone will e-mail me with more information. I also hope that your company is able to meet everyone’s needs RE: re-orders & a more workable shipment time period. Thank you for your time.

    1. On reorder you don’t get an order every month it is every three months and you can change it to every 6 months if you like. Also you can only order the resurfacing cream. Call the1-800 for many options.

    2. I love the resurfacing cream. the rest of the kit dried my dry skin further so I stopped using it and went back to my normal regiment including resurfacing. Also I like to experiment I want to share one experiment as it might help someone else. I’m 50 years old, extremely dry skin and I live in the north so winters are hell on my skin. I put the resurfacing cream on my face and put a few drops of olive oil on the buffing pad and used it as usual. when I got done I put on my normal moisturizer, wow…my skin stayed hydrated until the next day when I did it again, now I’m addicted to using it this way, no more cracks around my nose from the dryness. I get three jars of resurfacing cream every six months, I use it monday thru friday but not on weekends, It seems to last for me and it’s inexpensive that way. Love this product…..

  5. I purcahsed the kit off Tv for my wife.Delivered the wrong item
    when i rang.Unhelpfull difficult
    non understanding operator.Spoke to me as if she is doing me a favour by sending something i dont want.Completely mislead would never buy from them.
    They have my money and i still don’t have the product.
    Legal action

    1. I had the same problem as Edward Carr. Heavy accented operator. Couldn’t understand what I was getting. I didn’t want the auto-refill and it came a few days ago. Sending it all back.

  6. Has anyone on this site used the youthful essence with rosecea skin? From what I know is that you should not do anything harsh to very sensitive but this does not seem that harsh as spa microdermabrasion. I would like to purchase it but not sure.

  7. I have used the youthful essence microdermabrasion kit for years and it worked excellent, no complaints ever. Recently ordered more sponges and was sent a new kind that didn’t fit my old tool. For simplicity sake I ordered a new kit to get the tool to fit the sponges. I am 100% disappointed the sponges nor the cream are the same. The new tool & products do not work at all! I’m curious if anyone has experienced this as well?

    1. Did you get an answer to your question? I have the same exact problem as I bought the tool about 7 years ago, or maybe longer.

  8. I ordered the youthful essence 30 day TRIAL package & did not like it at all.It made my face etremely oily and it broke my skin out.5 weeks after ordering it I was sent another box with a 60day supply.I did not order this but was sent & charged for it anyway.I had to pay shipping to send it back and will not be refunded for the product for another month.I will not be refunded the s&h fees of an order I didn’t even approve and I will not be refunded for the amount it cost me to ship it back.I got charged a bounce fee by my bank because the unknown/unapproved fee for the 60day package,was pulled out of my account and I had not allowed any extra money for it.So when it was all said and done.I ordered a $30 plus s&h/30day trial package(did not return it but did not like it either)And when it’s all done and I have received the refund for the 60 day supply,I will still be out $91 for trying this product.The fee of the 30 day packageplus S&H ,the bounce fee from my bank,and the cost to ship the product back to them.And the late fee for a bill I was unable to pay on time do to the money they pulled out of my accound and the bounce fee.So I was left $91 in the hole and with an oily,broke out face.lI wouldn’t recommend that product or that company to anyone.

    1. Need to buy JUST the microdermabrasion cream.The lady that had so much trouble with the no refund issue, well without going into it ANY further, It is jus hideous!

  9. I use youthful essence for years and love it leaves my skin soft and smooth, no problems with it.

  10. Am 56 years old still with oily skin. This helps to clear dead skin cells, but I only use it less than a minute about twice a week. Very happy with results

    1. Hi Karla, I read your post and I have this kit I got it from HSN but never used it because I lost the instructions I’ve tried to find help online but no luck. Is there any way you could email me a copy of the users guide. I would be so grateful.

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