If not, here I is how!
Exfoliating, like cleansing, is very important for skin. With increasing age your glands cease to function and your skin becomes drier and lose elasticity. This causes fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating helps your skin to shed the layers of dead skin, which otherwise tend to accumulate making your skin look dull and lifeless. Not only this, it also helps to remove the dirt stuck inside your pores which cannot be removed by washing alone. Thus exfoliation opens up the clogged pores giving your skin the space to breath properly.
I normally use scrubs to exfoliate my skin on a regular basis, but when it comes to using chemicals to exfoliate I am quite hesitant. So recently when I got a chance to review [re]fresh Skin Therapy 10% Lactic Acid Gel Peel, I was scared to hell thinking about using acid on my skin.
At first, I decided to decline the offer thinking what if acid burned my face!
But, then I thought of doing some background research about the peel before reaching a decision.
Here is what I found out from the [re]fresh Skin Therapy site:
Lactic Acid 10% Gel Peel is our gentlest exfoliator which removes dead and damaged skin cells without irritation. Lactic acid speeds skin cell renewal and improves skin’s ability to retain moisture.
This peel is for Dry/Sensitive skin and-
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging
• Brightens skin tone after first application
I even read some reviews and was amazed to find nothing negative about the peel. So finally I decided to give it a go.
[re]fresh Skin Therapy 10% Lactic Acid Gel Peel comes in a glass bottle. The package clearly highlights the benefits of using this peel on sensitive skin. The overall packaging is quite attractive!
This peel is made with Purified Water, Lactic Acid and Xanthan gum and hence all NATURAL! This information intrigued me as I am fond of natural products. Moreover, it is Paraben, Phthalate and Alcohol free. There is no use of artificial colors, fragrance and preservatives in it. WOW, Isn’t it amazing!!
This peel works by gently exfoliating your skin without causing irritation. It increase skin’s ability to attract moisture by penetrating deeply into the skin to restore skin’s natural hydration barrier. Thus it keeps your skin well hydrated throughout the day!
As this gel contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase skin’s sensitivity to the Sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Therefore it is recommended to use good quality sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit Sun exposure while using the gel and for a week afterwords.
The gel comes with a dropper that makes it easier to control the amount you use. You simply take a small amount of gel onto your fingertips and smooth over your entire face and neck, leaving it on for 1-3 minutes, depending on your tolerance. Then you rinse it off with cool water to neutralize the acid solution.
The first time I used this gel I just left it on my skin for 1 minutes, just to check if I develop any sort of reaction or burn, but thank to God I did not. From the next time I kept it on for around 3 minutes without any irritation. Though this gel worked great for my skin, but incase someone feels some discomfort using the product, you can neutralize the acid solution by flushing with cool water or with water and a small amount of baking soda.
I have been using it for the last 3 weeks (twice/week) and have started noticing some difference in my skin texture. My skin is smoother and brighter. As far as the fine lines a concerned, I guess I need to use it more often to see some difference. So far, I am happy with the results and would be using it regularly as a part of my skin regime.
You can purchase the 10% Lactic Acid Gel Peel HERE.
~~~~~~~~I was not compensated for this review. I received this product on heavily discounted price, via. Tomoson, in exchange for my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.~~~~~~~~~~