I always love myself a good chemical peel. Ever since using that for the first time I just went for it and never looked back. Manual exfoliaters what? Everyone has it’s own preference ofcourse and I respect that but for me personally the chemical ones seems to be just so much more effective on my skin.
Philosophy was one of the first brands that came out with an at home peel that was widely available. It took them a while to get to Belgium but so far it seems like a success They are expanding their line more and more. Something relatively new here is the Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel. It’s individually packaged cotton pads soaked in a chemical peel.
The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel does two things: it resurfaces with mandelic acid and brightens with phytic and glycolic acid. So it’s basically a very effective peel that does two jobs at once. The peel pads are packaged in a big box that you can open. Inside you can read information about it and how it benefits you. When you open the box itself you see all the peel pads, each individually packaged. One box contains 12 pads, each containing 0.93 oz. of product. The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel costs 65.10 euro here which is a lot of money to be honest.
Now let’s take a look. Philosophy claims to get you a smoother and brighter skin after only two uses and visibly reduced fine lines and sun damage after only four uses. Sounds great for me because I suffer from sun damage. Using the pads is really a no brainer. You have the large cotton pad and use it all over your face avoiding the eye area. You let it on your skin for 3-5 minutes and you rinse it off. Easy as pie! The first thing I notice when using these pads is the strong smell of alcohol and if we take a look at the ingredients you’ll see why. It’s the second ingredient on the list. So I would be very wary of this product if you have sensitive skin, but any skin really. Now because we let it on our skin for only a short time I guess it’s ok, I would not use it if it was for a whole night for example. On me it didn’t sting or irritate but this is very dependant on your own skin.
After using this peel my skin feels clean, smooth but also tight.This product is slightly drying on my oily skin, I guess it’s the alcohol. I looked up on other experiences with this products and the reactions are quite different. Some love it, some can’t use it near the skin, so I guess it’s very individual. On me it seems to work when it comes to smoothing out the skin and exfoliating, but brighter skin? Not for this girl.
In all honesty I don’t really see the point of this product. What’s the plus of packaging a peel in individual sachets? It’s great for travelling and for the really lazy ones, but Philosophy doesn’t specifically markets it like that. So yes, it’s really handy for travelling but I would not use this as my regular peel. The price point is another thing that I don’t really get. You get 12 cotton pads, so you can use this 12 times and all that for 65 euro, now that’s a lot! Let’s say you use one cotton pad a week, that’s 12 weeks, so 3 months. You have peels like this for a lot less money and those you can use for such a longer time.
So while the product itself is not too bad for me personally, I would never buy this myself. If it was cheaper I would consider it for travel use. Another thing that I would like to state is that I don’t want to bash this product. I’m sure it’s great for others, they might love the whole idea, or it might work a lot better on them. I do like the ease of use, it’s just putting it on and rinsing it off, and that’s not bad at all. I guess you have to see this one for yourself!
So tell me, anyone have experience with The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel and what do you think of it?