I Tried Soko Glam’s New Derma Roller and I Couldn’t Believe What Happened to My Skin
Full disclosure: I don’t like doing at-home treatments. Things like waxing or micro-needling are things that I leave to the professionals: He or she has access to the right tools and and can perform the right techniques to give me the best results. I want to be accountable for nothing.
But I’ve always trusted Soko Glam; when I tried the 10-step Korean skincare routine with one of the brand’s curated sets a couple of years ago, my skin looked amazing, and I was hooked. So when Soko Glam decided to come out with its Easydew EX DW-EGF Derma Roller Program Special Kit ($93), I figured it was worth a try. I am — as I assume most people are — willing to do almost anything to get that elusive, naturally dewy skin.
What Is Derma Rolling?
“Derma rolling is the process of using micro needles attached to a roller and passing it over the skin,” says dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla. It’s done, she says, to tighten the skin and help decrease the appearance of pores. It can also help improve the skin’s texture, especially for people with acne scars. Best of all, it’s suitable for all skin types. For those interested in a treatment, you can either go to a dermatologist to get it done, or use an at-home kit like Soko Glam’s.
How To Use The Kit
The kit contains seven ampoules, each filled with the Easydew EX ingredient, and a derma rolling device with a needle puff made with hyaluronic acid and a dissolving micro-needling treatment designed not to irritate the skin. Easydew EX contains the highest purity of EFG, a protein that stimulates cell turnover rate and brightens the skin to ensure you get that dewy, smooth complexion.
Since it’s recommended for use at night, I integrated the ampoules and the derma roller into my evening routine. Essentially, you use your normal cleanser and toner before spreading the ampoule all over your face and neck. You then finish up with your nighttime moisturizer to lock everything in. You only use the derma roller once: The needle puff that it comes should be thrown away after you’re done with it. You can pick which day you want to use the device; I decided to do it the first night I started the kit.
For the night you choose to derma roll, you first open the ampule and spread half of it all over your face and neck. The product has a thick consistency, but it seeps into the skin after you let it set for about a minute. Once you’ve attached the needle puff to the device, you roll it gently and evenly across your face for 15-20 minutes. Rolling tiny needles across your face is a weird sensation, and I’m not going to lie: It kind of hurt. I’ve never had the highest tolerance for pain, so I rolled the device slowly to make it more comfortable and played my favorite song (Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up,” in case you were wondering) four times to make the time go by faster. Once I finished, I put the rest of the ampoule all over my face and neck. It was very soothing, and it instantly eased any lingering pain I had from the derma roller. I finished with an overnight mask to really calm my skin.
I noticed a difference in my skin’s appearance almost immediately. Two days into the process, my skin felt so much smoother, and my dull complexion looked brighter. My skin glistened on its own (insert praise be emoji), and I found myself not needing my highlighter or under eye concealer. I just put on put on my tinted moisturizer with SPF and eyeliner on my bottom lash line, and I was out the door.
For further validation that the treatment was indeed working, I went to a beauty event mid-week where a celebrity makeup artist tasked to give me a touch-up gave me one of the best compliments I’ve received in a while. “You look absolutely glowing,” he said. “I barely have to do a thing.” Safe to say, this is one at-home treatment I can’t wait to do again.
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