Q. Bre, what do you know about these Brazilian Peel products? Sephora has sent me 2 samples and I’m scared of them. Thoughts/insights? XOXO Danielle
A. Hey Danielle! Great question, as always, I’m happy to help! I have not yet tried the Brazilian Peels myself, but I do know their back story.
The Brazilian Peel is a 30% glycolic acid at home peel. It’s an innovator given the fact that 30% glycolic acid is the percentage that professionals typically use in medi spas. Now the technology and potency of medi spa glycolic acid peels are safe to use at home! The peel contains a neutralizer that shuts off the acid and its effects within ten minutes of application. The neutralizer helps offset the irritation that normally accompanies chemical peels. This is a wonderful addition to the peel and should make it more user friendly and safe for all skin types. Chemical peels are a great way to improve skin tone and texture as mentioned before here. They leave you glowing and radiant; help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyper pigmentation, and increase skin brightness and vitality. If you balance them out with the rest of your skin care products, they can be a welcome addition to your skincare regimen.
My advice? Try it, but make sure you skip other exfoliants (chemical or physical) and any other products that contain potentially irritating ingredients like salicylic acid, or retinol. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, especially where exfoliation is concerned. Try out the peel samples, follow the directions and only use it weekly, and use a simple, basic cleanser like Cetaphil to prepare your skin, and soothe and moisture it afterward with a simple, no frills moisturizer, I highly recommend ceramide rich Cera Ve. Let me know how you make out Danielle, I am always looking for more great at home chemical peels to add to my repertoire.
Have you tried the Brazilian Peel yet?