The Riiviva Microderm is a sleek handheld device that promises smoother and younger looking skin without leaving the comfort of your home. It’s equipped with medical-grade diamond tip technology, is a lot less expensive (starting at $269) and, as you can guess, is much more convenient than visiting a professional.
The device features high quality diamond tips of variable coarseness which are superior to the plastic discs and brushes of other models on the market. The vacuum suction has three settings which allow your skin to slowly adjust to the treatment with less irritation. The Riiviva also comes with a rechargeable battery which has the ability to last for 35 minutes of continuous use with only an 8 hour charge. This translates to the treatment of 5 areas of the face for at least 5 minutes each but it can also be used while plugged in.
The Riiviva Microderm is a nice hand-held gadget which is compact and sleek in design and somewhat comparable to a tv remote in size. There are three lights which signal if the device is charged and also displays which suction level is selected while powered on. The diamond tips screw on and off for easy cleaning and at the base of the accessory, a filter can be replaced for optimal function.
I tested the device with a bit of skepticism. Numerous online reviews promised “baby-smooth” skin after just one use. The Riiviva website itself boasts of diminished fine lines and brown spots with repeated use. After my first try using the appliance, my skin was slightly red but noticeably tighter and extremely smooth. I didn’t notice an evening out of my skin tone until several weeks of use. After which, I can say that I will continue to use this device and didn’t know what I was missing out on!
The single area which could be improved is the Riiviva’s battery life. It doesn’t seem to hold too much of a charge but still works adequately while plugged in. All in all, this is a great device for smoother and more even skin tone and a great gift for someone who makes skin care a priority!