Ok, generally I hate exfoliators. I like having smooth skin, but my face is easily irritated by rough face cleansing sponges and rough exfoliating cleansers. In the past I just used the St. Ives Apricot Scrub and put up with the irritation, but I’ve seen a lot of reviews out there for peeling gels and decided to try them out starting with Missha’s Super Aqua D-Tox Peeling Gel.
The detoxifying peeling gel is one that I’ve heard a lot about, so I bought this one first. I checked with reviews and with the Missha website for instructions before I just slathered the stuff on my face.
And don’t worry, I took pictures in the sunlight so you can see exactly what my face looks like. Accuracy for the win! Lol
Just a side note, but before you use the peeling gel it is important to cleanse your face. This will remove any residue from your night products or even your makeup from your rough night before. But we never go to sleep without washing our faces. Nope, not us!
The great thing about this product is that you do not need a lot of product. If you use too much, the get won’t work properly. Trust me, a little goes a long way.
So basically, I just dot the gel equally over my face and then rub away.
It does not take long for it to start peeling and I’m not going to lie, it’s kind of gross. I massaged the product on my face for about 1 minute and then rinsed my face.
Post-washing! This product really brightened up my face! It didn’t help these eyebrows, but my skin felt really soft as well. It’s definitely better than feeling like my skin was being scrubbed off. Peeling is much more pleasant. For the sake of testing the product, I applied the gel a second time just to see what would happen. All I have to say about that is don’t. Just don’t. My skin is normal and that second application dried out my skin a little bit. I had to use a moisturizer under my CC cream, which I never do. CC cream is usually enough for my face to stay moisturized during the day. But at least my face is brighter ;).