This is a two-step kit with an oversized exfoliating AHA swab in the first step and soothing sheet mask in the second step to reveal brighter, more hydrated, and smoother skin. This product is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, and mineral oils.
$6 at Glowrecipe.
AHA Milkpeel Swab:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Houttuyria Cordata Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Lavandular Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) oil (200ppm), Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matriaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosince, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA.
My skin is a slightly dry and very congested today. I’ve cleansed my skin and skipped toning to avoid disrupting the efficacy of the AHA peeling swab. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The oversized AHA swab was soaked in essence that contained an AHA complex (lactic acid, citric acid, glycolic acid) to gently remove dead skin cells. My basic pH test strips showed this to have pH level of 5. I’ve had this for a few months and only used it now because I’ve been trying to build up the thickness/endurance level of my epidermis. A previous bout of dermatitis had worn it down to paper thin.
Even then, swiping this across my face felt like torture. The stinging sensation was intense, good thing it only lasted 10 secs. As you can see, I normally break out around the sides of my cheeks, the congestion was mainly happening there and my chin.
As with all acids on my sensitive skin, I gave it about 15 mins to work its thing then rinse off before moving on to step 2, the sheet mask. At this point my skin was feeling kinda irritated and looking slightly red.
Out of the packet, this gave off a faint perfumey fragrance. Essence felt like a watery gel. The microfiber material felt soft and thin.
Fit and adherence were great! I had this on for 30 mins.
I might have had the mask on for too long, perhaps 20 mins is a god cut off point. There was almost no essence left to pat in. My skin felt super hydrated, and looked slightly less red. But that’s about it. I layered on a sunscreen after this since AHAs are photosensitive.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I like that it came with a peeling swab, perhaps with continued use I will be able to reap more significant effects. For now, I’m staying away from anything that stings my skin.
$6 at Glowrecipe.
Go be beautiful!