Looking for a personal microdermabrasion system? BUT:
Do you have limited bathroom space? Are you tired of little machines cluttering up your limited counter space?
Or, do you travel a lot for work or pleasure? Do you have a beauty routine that you do at the gym or work?
The Kendal HB-SF03 2 in 1 Portable Microdermabrasion System is a great system for you if you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions. This portable system by Shining Image, a leader in home microdermabrasion systems, is one of the most popular and effective tools for dealing with skin discoloration.
Its popularity is due to its portable “pen” style design, ease of use, standard accessories, and affordable price.
The Kendal HB-SF03 2 in 1 Portable is one of the two “pen” style portable systems in our review. Unfortunately, the pen style microdermabrasion tool is not as powerful as other models, but customer reviews indicate that the power of this unit is more than adequate.
The power that I am talking about is in the vacuum feature. This feature is necessary for sucking dirt and oil out and away from the pores of the skin. The Kendal HB-SF03 features 3 different suction levels, soft, medium, and strong, which is very useful for different areas of the face and body.
Softer suction is for more sensitive skin like around the nose and eyes. The stronger suction is for tougher areas like arms and legs. I like the 3 different settings feature of this unit. It makes for a more versatile tool.
Another great feature of the Kendal HB-SF03 is the LED display and timer. A daily microdermabrasion treatment does not take along time. It is easy to overdo it. The built in timer keeps you from overdoing the treatment, which can damage the skin. This is a great safety feature.
3 Standard sized Diamond Microdermabrasion Tips
3 Different shaped Ventouses (suction tips)
Package of Cotton Filters
Package of Sponge Filters
Universal AC Adapter for use outside the US
This product is lightweight with adequate power for its intended use. The LED display is very easy to use for different settings and the built in timer is convenient to avoid overuse. The accompanying carrying case is good for transporting all of the attachments and power cord. The portability of this unit is very useful for travel, both local and abroad, especially when compared to the “at-home” countertop Kendal models. Finally, compared to other portable devices, the Kendal is less expensive making it more affordable than others.
There isn’t much of a downside to this unit, but there are a few I would like to point out. The first is that there aren’t any tools for cleaning the device. A review of larger microdermabrasion systems reveals that most come with cleaning tools. Unfortunately, it looks like portable units typically don’t have this convenience.
The biggest downside to the Kendal HB-SF03 is that is doesn’t come with an instruction booklet. This can be a real hassle for those not up to speed on how microdermabrasion works. There are plenty of Youtube videos out there that can guide you through an at-home microdermabrasion treatment, it just not one that is specific to this model.
Only 14 people have rated this unit on Amazon. If those 14, 5 have given the Kendal HB-SF03 5 star rating without much elaboration on why they like the product so much. 4 reviews give the unit a 3 or 4 star rating. These users are pleased with the effectiveness and overall quality of the unit. Some said they would have preferred to have a set of included instructions.
For those that gave the Kendal HB-SF03 a 1 or 2 star rating, their main issues were the lack of instructions or, more importantly, that they received a used product. This would be a big concern for me. Shipping out used units is not good business practice, especially for a product like a microdermabrasion tool. The good thing is that if you order through Amazon, you are protected by their return policy.
The current price on Amazon is $86.00 and includes free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is a more affordable price compared to other, more expensive models, but unlike other models, there is no money back guarantee with the Kendal HB-SF03.
I have given the Kendal HB-SF03 a 4 out of 5 star rating. The effectiveness and portability of the unit are good aspects. I also like the more affordable price, but this is offset by the lack of a money back guarantee and the lack of included instructions. Also, if the company is purposely sending out used units, this rating would go down. That just isn’t good business.