I AM IMPRESSED and it takes a lot to impress me. I received a sample of Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel in one of my Sephora Play! boxes. I was really hesitant to use this at first. I have rosacea and reactive/sensitive skin so exfoliators scare me, more than once I have used one only to make my skin so bad that it would turn bright red and burn and that sensation would last for days. Not pleasant at all 🙁
Today I finally gave in and thought what the heck it’s a weekend and no one is going to see me in case I react adversely. Um-hum, well, Surprise! this was a gentle and surprisingly easy exfoliator on my skin. This product contains no added fragrance. This gentle yet effective exfoliating peel preps skin to maximize absorption of nutrients from skincare products and creates the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. Great for all skin types including sensitive, it combines high-performance ingredients like AC-11, arbutin, and fullerene to revive skin’s youthful vitality. I did a little reading on this product after I received it and I found out it was created in Singapore by Sabrina Tan, so yay! another Asian skincare product.
I have discovered that many, many, many Asain products do not carry a line of products for my type of skin. They do Combination, Dry, Oily or Blemish prone but hardly anything that is for Rosacea, sensitive and reactive skin so if I do to find one that works I am all in. It seems that the Skin Inc. line is made for people with my type of skin, but I am reasonably sure that it would work on any skin type.
The first time I used it I got off a ton of dead skin (I cannot exfoliate regularly since other products tear up my face) and afterward, it left my skin soft and smooth with no redness or irritation to be seen. I was so pleasantly surprised that I purchased the full-size product. It is a little on the pricey side, at Sephora it’s $55.00 for 2 oz bottle but because I will probably only be able to use it 2x a week because I have such sensitive skin it will last forever. It only takes a small amount to achieve your goal. I know there are a lot of people out there that bash this product saying it is a rip-off, that it is useless and that it is just a gimmick, but for me, it is not. I can always tell when I use this, my skin texture changes and my products go onto my skin so much smoother and my makeup will apply beautifully whenever I use this.
I have tried a few other gommage peels such as Mario Badescu Rolling Cream Peel with AHA, Tony Moly Banana Peeling Cream, and Dr.G Brightening Peeling Gel, just to name a few and none of them can come anywhere close to what Skin Inc. does for me, however sometimes it does not rinse off all the way so I use a warm washcloth to remove the rest of the product, especially around my hairline.
When using the Skin, Inc. peel it seems to make my moisturizer absorb better and quicker, I feel like more of my product is getting to where it needs to be in my skin. After using this my skin is very soft and supple without any pain or irritation so hallelujah! I am a very happy user and will most certainly not hesitate to tell people about how wonderful this peel is and that I highly recommend it.