Sunday is the day to relax and prepare for the week ahead. I wanted to kick-off #sundayskincare with a review of my favorite at-home peel. It is by Dr. Lancer, who has over 30 years of experience and who completed his dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School. He is a certified genius.
DIRECTIONS: Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin. AVOID eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes (however, the peel can be left on for up to an hour for maximum results so I obviously leave it on for the full 60-minutes.) I use this product once a week, but feel free to use it twice.
Warning – the product will tingle in the first few minutes as the active ingredients start to absorb into your skin. Do NOT use if you have super sensitive skin. I have normal/oily skin but it is not super sensitive which allows me to leave this product on for the full hour. There is also a strong fruity smell to the peel so be warned.
The reason why I love this product so much is because it has dramatically improved the look and texture of my skin. I used to have cystic acne (traumatizing) and my cheeks had red spots left over. I have since gotten this situation under control (Thank you to my dermatologist!) but the battle scars still remained…until I started using this product. My friends even told me that it looked like I was wearing foundation when I wasn’t wearing a stitch of makeup. Now – if that isn’t a cause for celebration then I don’t know what is!
Here is the science behind it…
The active ingredients in this peel are what makes this product worthwhile. It contains 10% Glycolic Acid and 10% Brightening Phytic Acid. These two ingredients combined helps resurface and remove dead cells, which helps improve the texture and look of skin. It also contains Pineapple and Papaya fruit enzymes that help moisturize, and there is a stabilized retinol that helps refine fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycolic Acid is often used to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging. Because it has the smallest molecule out of all the AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid), it is able to deeply penetrate the skin. Glycolic acid interacts with the top layer of skin by dissolving sebum and eating away at the other gunk in between the cells. Simply put, it removes the outermost layer of the skin. This leads to a smoother, brighter, and younger looking complexion.
My only regret is that I didn’t buy this product sooner.