Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells in order to reveal fresh and better looking skin. I make it a point to exfoliate at least once a week but there was a time when I was not able to do so for 2-3 weeks and my skin ended up looking dull and unhealthy. Then I read a review about this product - Reviva Labs Light Skin Peel - and further looked for reviews online and read mostly positive ones so I decided to get one.
I was excited to try it when I first received it so I immediately followed the instructions on how to use it. I didn't go beyond the 3-5 minutes because I don't want to risk letting this product stay on my face for a long time not knowing what the results would be.
It smells medicinal, somewhat herbal, and for some reason, it reminded me of pizza and all those spices. While I'm not a fan of the scent, it is something that my sense of smell can tolerate. At least it's not as sweet as most Victoria's Secret scents.
So I waited for 3-5 minutes until it was completely dry before removing it. What bothered me the most about it is that I have to use a cloth to wipe it off. And if something's sticking and clinging for its life on your skin, you would have to apply a little force to completely wipe if off, thus, tugging the skin. While I noticed that my face was getting red from all the wiping, I also noticed a much more radiant skin being revealed.
I was pleased with how smooth my skin felt and seriously considered keeping it as a staple when I noticed that the redness did not fade and noticed a few red spots popping out on my cheeks and my face started getting really itchy. Much to my surprise, my neck and ears were also getting red and itchy. I washed my face and applied SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion. As a precaution, I took Iterax (antihistamine) as well and fell asleep but woke up relieved from the itch. My skin still looks fairly nice even after such a reaction, and I am talking about the glow and radiance.
I was baffled as to why I experienced such a reaction so I checked the ingredients and to my horror, it contains crushed almonds. And I am allergic to nuts. Bummer! I have committed a fatal mistake of not reading the ingredients. I knew beforehand that this is made of natural/organic products so I should be checking the ingredients before slathering it on my face. I cannot blame the reaction I had on this product but on myself alone.
This is a really nice product if you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the photo above. It does a very light skin peeling and will work for those who are mighty scared of derma peels (like me). I seriously do not believe that you have to hurt yourself just to have better skin. Just do not forget to do a patch test before using it. If I weren't allergic to nuts, I would definitely keep using this and would repurchase so it's sad that I can't do either.
By the way, you can purchase this at Healthy Options for Php 235 for a 7g jar. You can apply it thinly so you can use it more than twice or thrice. Pretty expensive but not bad if you don't have allergies.
Have you tried this product?
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