Here is what they describe it as :
A 25% blend of AHAs and PHAs including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone that exfoliates dead, dull surface layers, and stimulates the process of cell renewal among all skin layers, to reveal healthier cells
Since I’ve got very dry skin as well as some dark spots on my face, I have tried chemical peels before. The one I currently have in my cabinet is Makeup Artist’s Choice – 12.5% TCA Peel. The MUA Choice peel can be a little bit harsh if you’ve never tried chemical peels before. It’s got Trichloroacetic, Glycolic, and Lactic Acids in it. These help to reduce wrinkles, sun spots, acne, scars, and lines.
My only hang up with my current peel is that it does burn a bit because it’s an acidic peel that’s slightly harsh. You can neutralize the burn with a little baking soda in water, which is nice. You have to be choosy about when you start the peel because you’re left with dead skin coming off for about a week. The results, however, are incredible.
I was excited to try this Exuviance peel. I read that Mandelic acid, which comes from almonds, has been shown to help with non-cystic acne and in suppressing hyper-pigmentation. It is much gentler and great for sensitive skin because it gets into the skin much slower than other acids. That sounded great to me!
Here is how you use the peel:
Super simple: Apply to face while avoiding eyes and mouth, let sit for 10 mins, and then use the neutralizing pad when the time is up or discomfort starts to happen. Then, rinse face with water, and put moisturizer on.
I was a little nervous that this would burn but I was pleasantly surprised that it did not! The peel just felt like water going on my face.
I let it sit for 10 minutes and then washed and moisturized my face and while I was washing my face I realized my face felt SUPER SOFT!! I mean SUPER soft. So nice. 🙂 I won’t lie and say that I saw a huge difference using the first peel or even the second a few days later.. but I will say that I think if I’d tried this for a month, I’d probably see more results. My face felt like it was rejuvenated, so that was really nice to me. I feel like it filled in a little bit of the lines on my forehead as well.
I think if I got the same type of results as my other peel but with less down time and less burning, I’d be up for buying this and keeping up with it.
A box with 12 peels ( a six week supply) is $60 dollars right now, which isn’t too bad. You can use 2 peels every week. It’s nice that everything is pre-packaged as well so that you can just open it up and use it right away instead of getting out a bowl and brush, pouring your peel into it and spreading it on. Sometimes you can get out Q-tips, too.
I would rate this a B. I think you have to use this quite a lot to get the results you want, but having no harshness, and having soft skin is really nice. It does work to slough the dull, dead skin. This seems to be a well thought out product from fantastic dermatologists. Thank you again, NeoStrata.
Thank you all for reading 🙂 Sorry I’ve not posted in a little bit. It’s been quite a crazy week. What type of peels have you tried? I’d love to know.
Lots of Love!
*Disclaimer -I received this samples free from NeoStrata. All thoughts are my own.