I bought this a couple of weeks ago because it was on sale at Shopper's Drug mart for $35 for the applicator and the cream, which is finely granulated aluminium oxide microcrystals used by dermatologists (or so they claim).
So far, I absolutely love it. I've used it four times -- twice weekly as recommended, although I've used less product than what the instructions say -- and my skin is glowing and healthy. This despite that I've been swamped with work, over tired and haven't seen the sun in ages.
You apply it to a sponge on the head of a small, battery-run, hand-held applicator and move it gently over your face for one or two minutes. I also did it on my neck and decollatage, but probably won't do that too often. The applicator has two speeds. I usually start on the lower speed and then switch to the higher one. I never experienced any redness or discomfort -- I think this is a great product and much cheaper than going out to have it done.