When you think of chemical peels and microdermabrasion, a trip to the spa and a $300+ price tag often come to mind. Luckily, skincare brands are releasing at-home versions of your favourite spa treatments for a fraction of the cost. The best part? These treatments usually include multiple applications.
Over the years I’ve tried several chemical exfoliators, microdermabrasion and peel kits – scrubs, fruit-acid soaked pads, you name it. I’ve noticed results, but not enough results to justify the price tag (skin treatments generally cost significantly more than a cleanser or moisturizer).
Enter the Philosophy Microdelivery Dual Phase Peel – a two-step peel that sells for under $100. After one use, I was hooked. My skin felt smoother than it’s ever helped before, redness was gone and my skin glowed. This is a great product if you suffer from acne or acne scars, aging skin, hyperpigmentation or sun damage.
The first step is to apply the Vitamin C/Peptides Resurfacing Crystals to a clean, dry face and apply in gentle circular motions (note: some redness and discomfort might show at this stage if your skin is sensitive, however, it doesn’t last) for 1-3 minutes. Err on the 1 minute side if your skin is sensitive or the 3 minute side if you’re looking for a deep exfoliation. Then, apply the Lactic and Salicylic Acid Activating Gel and leave on for one minute. Rinse it off and you’re good to go! You’ll notice that your skin looks clear and feels baby soft right away!
There is no recommended frequency of use for this product, but I’ve been using it bi-weekly and have seen great results. If your skin can handle more frequent exfoliation, you can try using it once or twice per week.
The Philosophy Microdelivery Dual Phase Peel is available at Sephora and on Sephora.ca for $89.00.