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Exuviance Glycolic Acid Facial Peel

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Who doesn’t want a facial peel they can do in the comfort of their own home?!? I know I do!!! Especially with the cost of going to a salon, I’d rather use a product that can give me the same or similar results right from my own bathroom.
Exuviance is a brand I’ve grown to know and trust. I’ve tried a few of their products in the past and absolutely love them. The Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50 is one of my all time favorite sunscreens because of the vitamin E and the green tea extract. It also doesn’t leave a white cast at all and sits nicely under my foundation. Another product I love is the Bionic Oxygen Facial . I grab for it every week!
I was excited to try the Glycolic Acid Chemical Facial Peel , especially because my wedding is in about two weeks!! I was sent 12 peels, a six-week supply. The directions say to use it up to twice a week, depending on how your skin reacts to the peel.

About The Peel

The Glycolic Acid Chemical Facial Peel is a two-step peel you can enjoy from the comfort of your own bathroom. It is advised to use no more than twice a week, depending on how your skin reacts. They say that 100% of users saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles with just one month of usage and 94% of users claimed to have a more even skin tone and texture. A 25% blend of AHAs and PHAs including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone that exfoliates dead, dull surface layers, and enhances exfoliation, to reveal healthier cells. This is a great product option for those wanting to improve their skins texture as well as combat signs of aging.
A six-week supply of the peels will run you about $77, which isn’t bad considering it will only coast $12.83 a treatment.

Product Claims
  • Refine pore size and smooth texture
  • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve clarity and brightness
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin


Activator Pads: Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Ammonium Hydroxide, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Sodium Bisulfite.
Neutralizer Pads: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycine, Benzalkonium Chloride.

My Thoughts

Since I’m already familiar with Exuviance products, I didn’t feel a need to spot test this peel. I probably should have, because it’s the smart thing to do, and I would highly suggest you read the instructions and follow them! I’m just a rebel, and think I can get away with everything…and luckily in this case, I did!
The first time I used the Glycolic Acid Chemical Facial Peel I made sure to cleanse with a gentle cleanser like the instructions tell. I left the first step on for 10 minutes, then used the second. I felt no discomfort or experienced any redness or tingling during either step. I washed my face thoroughly after the second step and felt a little bit of tingling, but nothing major at all. I followed with a moisturizer like instructed. I didn’t do my normal routine because I don’t want any of my other products to react negatively to the acids in this peel. I suggest reading labels, and really knowing your ingredients before you mix any acids.
I did see and feel immediate results. I can say that my skin felt smoother, and more clean (if that makes any sence at all!) after my first time using the peel. My skin didn’t feel tight, or dry like I expected. The effects lasted because I woke up to noticeably smoother skin and a few red spots I had were gone.
I haven’t noticed any difference with fine lines or wrinkles, but I haven’t used the peel for the suggested six months. My results are enough to make me want to continue using twice a week though, and I will definitely report back!
Disclaimer – I recieved this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions and thoughts are my own! Powdered by BrandBacker.

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