I’ve talked quite a bit about masks in this blog but what about peels? Initially, I was worried about peeling off a layer of skin but the concept is essentially the same as an exfoliator. Here are are some that I have tried as a Sephora® VIB rouge member:
Korres® wild rose vitamin C petal peel – 2 step brightening and resurfacing system. Step one was a jelly that dried in 30 seconds and step 2 was like a thick pink mousse like cream to wash your face. Left skin very soft and clean.
Skin Inc® pure revival peel – a gel that is left on the skin and then rubbed off. As I rubbed this off my face, I could see the layer of skin coming off with it. I was surprised that this did not make me feel dry afterwards but there was a little bit of a residue that I had to wash off. Otherwise, my skin felt great after – like all the grime has been peeled off my skin.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® peel original formula – a 2 step wipe system. The first was a “surface refiner” and the second was a “deeper treatment”. I felt no difference before or after the peel.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® ultra gentle daily peel – a step step wipe system. Step 1 was to exfoliate and smooth, step 2 was to firm and life. I actually felt more rejuvenated with this than with the original formula. My skin felt more “clean” with step 1 than with the original formula and soft after step 2.
Dr. Dennis Gorss Alpha Beta® glow pad for face – the tingling was intense with this with a singular yellow colored pad with a sweet odor. It was suppose to be self tanning but there no change in color with a 3 day trial. I stopped at that point because the tingling was scary for me and I was worried about any type of allergic reaction. Unfortunately, my face had a brown residue with each wash for days aftewards. 😦
Bliss That’s Incredi-peel – also a wipe for the face. The tingling was intense and I used it before bed. I didn’t feel any different in the morning and still woke up with my usual oily residue.
Peter Thomas Roth PROfessional Strength 40% Triple Acid Peel – this is a viscous liquid that is applied onto your face with a sponge pad. It’s got salicylic acid, TCA, and glycolic acid. As it goes on your face, it is immediately absorbed into your skin and creates a tingling sensation. It stays on for about 2 minutes and then rinsed off. I was a bit worried about all the acid in this and so I used a mild cleanser to wash off the peel. Afterwards, my skin literally felt like all the grime of my face was peeled off. A tad bit drying at the end and so, make sure to follow with a serum.
Just some of my thoughts, guys. Remember, I have oily and nonsensitive skin. Sample with caution.