When it comes to skincare my favorite skincare products are masks, peels and exfoliators. I don’t know why but I feel like a kid in a candy store when trying out new products. I have sort of an obsession with them and it’s pretty bad. It’s bad to the point where I’ll purchase them and not use them because I want to save them. That’s bad right?
Alright, well know that you know a weird fact about me; you’ll know why I was super excited when I opened the door to find The Body Shop Drops of Youth – Youth Liquid Peel on my doorstep. It’s like they were reading my mind and knew I was looking for a new peel to try out. After reading the directions of the peel I was really intrigued because I have not used anything like it before.
The Youth Liquid Peel is an exfoliator and peel in one. Unlike most exfoliators there are no scrubbing beads and unlike most peels there are no neutralizing products that you have to follow up with. It states that when using the peel, beads will start to form and that those beads are actually dead skin and impurities being removed. I’ll be honest; I was a bit skeptical because (I’m a skeptical person) I started to think it would form beads regardless. However, I was proven wrong, more on this later.
When using the Youth Liquid Peel it has to be used on freshly cleansed and dried skin. If not, the peel won’t be effective. All you need is 1-2 pumps (I use two, if you have sensitive skin start off with 1) and apply it to your face in a circular motion. I was a bit surprised by the texture of the peel. I thought it would be something that would foam up a bit or have a bit of a thicker texture; however, the texture was thin. While using it started to have that “squeaky clean” feeling. Not sure if I’m explaining it right, but that’s the only way I know how to describe it. I made sure to focus on my problem areas and began to see and feel clumps start to form.
When rinsing this off, I found it best to use a warm wash cloth. This will make sure that the entire product is removed from your face and you’re not left behind with any sticky residue (like I was the first time). Follow up with your favorite moisturizer or serum and you’re done. You will be left behind with noticeably smooth and soft skin. They do mention on their website to use a few other products from their Drops of Youth line along with the peel to enhance the appearance of your skin and to minimize fine lines. Those products are the Drops of Youth Concentrate and the Drops of Youth – Youth Cream. I do want to try out the other two products to see if it maximizes my results, so I’ll be putting some money to the side for them.
To really put this peel to the test, I ended up trying it out on a part of my body that was in need of some major exfoliation… my elbows! I don’t know why but my elbows have always been my problem area, no matter how much I scrub and moisturize them nothing seems to work. They are always dry and rough. Now I know this is not what this peel was meant for but it was the only way I could see if the clumps forming were truly made of dead skin. OMG! The amount of clumps that formed and the sizes of the clumps were insane! Seriously it was borderline disgusting but I’m glad that I was able to prove to myself that the clumps of dead skin and impurities are real. Plus I’m happy that I finally found a product that made my elbows nice and smooth.
Overall, I love how clean and soft my skin was left after using the Youth Liquid Peel. Just looking in the mirror I could see an ever so slight improvement on the texture of my skin. So I’m definitely going to continue to use it so that I can see my results after about a month or so. This peel should be used once or twice a week. I’m going to be using it twice a week; however, if you have sensitive skin start off with once a week.
One other thing that I would like to note about the peel is that since you only need a very small amount twice a week, this product will last you quite a while.I definitely recommend this peel to anyone who is looking to help improve their skin.
What’s your favorite peel?
Youth Liquid Peel