Now you guys have heard me going on and on about how awesome I am – you must think I have the thickest skin ever. And to some extent, I guess you’re right. However, as shameless as I am, it still doesn’t mean my skin is thick enough to endure scrubs and exfoliation everyday. I was a fan of Dermalogica’s Daily MicroExfoliant (until it ran out and I had to restrain myself from buying another bottle cos I have wayyyy too much skincare). Nowadays, I alternate between the harsher ones with the more abrasive bits (GlamGlow Tingexfoliate) and the gently ones like this AmorePacific peel.
When you open it, there’s a little seal to prevent the moisture from getting in. There’s a little “reservoir” for the product – essentially, this prevents the product from gushing out in one whole chunk when you tip the bottle to dispense the product.
The Packaging: It comes in a matte-finish exterior casing bottle with a screw-open cap. There’s also a little enclave termed the “reservoir” where it holds just enough for one usage.
The Scent: Nil. Nada. Zilch. Not fussed about it. Artificial scents are overrated anyway (plus my skin is sensitive to certain scents, so I’m even happier that this has no scent).
The Application: To “activate” the “reservoir”, turn the bottle upside down (and then back upright) – this will tip out enough for one usage. You can then pour it out onto your palm (without fearing the entire bottle’s contents gushing out). I usually dispense this onto wet palms (just wet, not containing a little pool of water). Work it up into a rich foam (not much bubbles here) – it will get gradually thicker, and you’ll notice a distinct decrease in temperature of the lather as well. It doesn’t become cold, just about 3-5 degrees cooler. Rub/massage it all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off.
The Aftermath: Because there aren’t any bits in the lather, this peel is considerably gentle and leaves your skin soft and smooth without the stripped-clean squeaky clean feeling. The skin feels thoroughly cleansed. There’s a slight increase in skin fairness – which is considered normal since you’ve just removed gunk from the skin.
Overall: When I first bought this product, it was mostly because of a “want” – “I want to buy something from AmorePacific but I can’t afford most of them, so I’ll just settle for one of the cheaper items” hurhurhur (with the other one being the emulsion). However, I’m pretty glad I invested in it – it’s a mild and yet effective scrub-peel that I can use on a daily basis without drying out the skin.