Recently, I had the opportunity to review the latest breakthrough in skincare, the Brazilian Peel. Since it’s debut, this at-home professional-strength peel has had a lot of hype, so I was eager to try it out for myself and see what all the fuss is about.
First, let’s get to the official product description (courtesy of Sephora.com):What it is:
An at-home, professional-strength peel with four once-a-week applications.
What it is formulated to do:
The Brazilian Peel firms skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and helps you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. Formulated with 30-percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
What else you need to know:
With 30-percent glycolic acid, Brazilian Peel delivers a concentration of this powerful ingredient five-times stronger than other peel products available on retail shelves. This product will not cause redness and is dermatologist tested to be safe and non-irritating.
My initial impressions were that this may not work as well on my skin, since I am not exhibiting heavy signs of aging yet – I am only in my mid-twenties. However, I am a firm believer in the power of preventative measures so anything I can do for my skin now to help combat the signs of aging can’t be a bad thing!
I received a two-month supply of the Brazilian Peel to review, and was eager to get started. I began with a clean, dry face and pulled out a tube of the peel. These are unique in that the solution is in a plastic syringe with two different solutions in each chamber. To use, you simply press down on the plunger until all of the product is dispensed into the palm of your hand. Then, simply use two fingers to blend the products together until you begin to feel a warming sensation.
You can use this on neck and decolletage as well as the face, but for simplicity’s sake I decided to apply the product to my facial area only, avoiding the nostrils, eyes and lips. The warming sensation was a bit unnerving at first, but it didn’t burn or irritate my skin at all. I left it on for 10 minutes, then rinsed thoroughly with cool water. You need to apply sunscreen immediately afterwards and for the next seven days, as this peel can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You can also continue with your normal skincare and makeup routine after rinsing off the peel.
- Pleasant warming sensation; makes you feel the peel is actually doing something!
- Convenient once-weekly treatment
- No need to “peel” off skin; simply rinse with cool water and the peel comes right off
- No hardening like other masks and peels
- No irritation on my sensitive skin
- Pricey and not something the average man or woman could afford on a regular basis
After One Month:
While I received a two-month supply of this peel, I used it for one month in order to give my initial review with a followup after I use the second month’s supply. While I didn’t notice any anti-aging benefits because of my relatively young age, I was impressed with the softness of my skin. I also noticed that my sunspots (freckles) seemed to be lighter than they were prior to the Brazilian Peel, and my skin felt a little more firm. Overall, I’d say that I would happily continue to use this and anticipate even better results the more frequently I apply the peel.
Unfortunately, at $78 for 4 applications, this isn’t a product I am likely to be able to afford on a regular basis. However, based on my results alone I think this could definitely be useful for older women who are experiencing more prominent signs of aging like wrinkles, loss of firmness/elasticity and hyperpigmentation.
I will definitely use this for another month and update all of you on whether I noticed any additional results. For now, I’d recommend this for women in their 30’s and beyond or anyone who is battling with visible signs of aging.
Price: $78/4 applications