If you’re a gal on the go, you’ll likely have little time to get a peel at the doctor’s office. But as we all know, daily exfoliation plays a key role in healthy, glowing skin, and using your Clarisonic alone won’t always cut it.
Philosophy – the brand that’s added every comfort food scent we know and love into our beauty routines – has an answer for you, and that’s the portable dual-step Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel Pads ($68) . These are pre-saturated pads that are individually wrapped in foil packs so you can take them everywhere you go. Simply wash your face, pat dry, and swipe these pads over your skin and leave them on.
What it promises to do: In a nutshell, this promises brighter skin, and was created to deliver a double whammy – anti-aging and brightening effects in one sleekly packaged pad.
What’s the formula? The “triple acid” formula consists of mandelic acid, azelaic acid, and phytic acid in one pre-saturated pad.
How to use? Use this once a week for the best results. It’s ultra portable and convenient for travel use, too.
Does it work? Absolutely! When I tried one pad, my skin instantly looked brighter. My skin tone was visibly more even (it helped lighten dark spots and scars). There was absolutely no tingling sensation either, so it was a pleasant experience, since many peels can leave the skin red and irritated.
The peel pads are an attractive alternative to the other two-step peels that the brand carries, plus the foil packs ensure each pad has the maximum potency and stays nice and fresh. You may initially balk at the price tag of $68 for a pack of 12, but considering that they really do work and are a much less expensive option than a trip to the dermatologist’s office, it’s an investment that’s worth it. Of course, I would not recommend the foil packs as a substitute for a stronger medical peel, but they are a good fill in in between doctor visits.
A bright idea? Truly.
FINAL VERDICT: RDW (Run Don’t Walk)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
So far, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a hot one. Record-breaking temperatures have already engulfed the country sending us scrambling to find easy ways to cool off. Don’t have time in your busy schedule to take a dip in a pool or journey up to northern Canada? Don’t worry; this collection of easy-to-use cooling products has you covered.
Face and body mists are a great way to get a refreshing on-the-go spritz. With just one spray, they provide a revitalizing burst of hydration that will get you moving again when the stifling heat has you feeling sluggish; they also have moisturizing properties that can help repair skin that’s been dried out or damaged under the hot sun.
There is nothing like the fresh, radiant skin revealed after a rejuvenating peel. But due to the acid compounds in most peels, that feeling has been a once a week or once a month occurrence – until now. Exuviance has just launched Daily Antioxidant Peel CA(10), a one-step, daily peel that gently exfoliates dead skin cells, restoring radiance, texture and tone.
Formulated for at-home use, the peel is packed with 10% citric acid to gently exfoliate on a daily basis. Derived from citrus fruits, citric acid also is well-known as an antioxidant and anti-ager. It works by neutralizing damaging free-radicals that result from daily environmental exposure, thereby fighting the signs of age such
This week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY features a closely
guarded firming recipe handed down for generations.
We have 3 sets of the new Wei East Chestnut Firming and Lifting trio of products (a total value of $116) to give to our lucky winners. The trio features the innermost lining of the Chinese Chestnut, cherished for its firming benefits by generations of Chinese women. The products also feature a special extraction of Black Soy peptides, which when combined with Chestnut is said to deliver dramatic firming and lifting properties.
The trio includes:
Wei East Chestnut Extra Firming Cream – lifts, firms and tightens skin, improving overall tone and resiliency.
Wei East Chestnut Firmi
- MEET PAUL J. CARNIOL, MD – NEW JERSEY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON AND PRESIDENT OF THE AAFPRS
- MEET JAMES BECKMAN, MD – PLASTIC SURGEON AND FOUNDER OF THERADERM CLINICAL SKIN CARE
- MEET RAMAN KAPOOR – REGISTERED DIETICIAN AND CO-FOUNDER OF NEA MEDICAL AESTHETIC CLINIC
- MEET A.J. HANLEY, CO-OWNER OF THE HUMANE COMPANY
- MEET JILLIAN BRIDGETTE COHEN – CEO & FOUNDER OF VIRTUAL HEALTH PARTNERS