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
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PRODUCT: essence of BEAUTY Portables
Whether we are traveling, going to work, or running errands, beauty enthusiasts like myself love having makeup tools on hand for last minute touch ups. The Essence of BEAUTY Portables line makes always looking your best possible, even on-the-go. These grooming necessities come in conveniently small packaging, yet are durable and quality-made, so they work as well as full-size beauty tools.
As someone who is slightly messy, I always lose my makeup when I travel. So, I loved that the 6-piece Beauty Essentials Kit has everything I would need while traveling. It handily takes up minimal space and lets me leave my expensive tools at home (also freeing up more room for that extra-cute top). The line also includes a Kabuki Brush, 24 Count Non-Oily Makeup Remover Pads, and my favorite, the Portables Dual Sided Compact Mirror with Tweezers. I am constantly keeping my eyebrows shaped and nothing is more frustrating than being on vacation without my favorite pair of tweezers. Although I confess to being hesitant to try a tweezer barely the size of half my finger, the Portables mini-tweezer was as accurate and strong as a full-sized version. Fittingly, the line also has its own Portables Cosmetic Bag, the perfect way to store your Portables tools in any size purse.
At only $5 each, getting an essence of BEAUTY Portables brush, nail tool, or skin care accessory is a no-brainer, especially with their easy availability at any CVS or online. I love the idea of never having to remember to bring my makeup tools when I go out, because they can be permanently left in ALL my bags. I also adore how the sleek black packaging gives them a stylish vibe, not a cheap one. You may initially feel strange leaving your favorite tools at home, but you’ll soon forget them in favor of your Portables version.
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