I must say that I love any product that makes my skin tingle. It just makes me feel that said product is working. This is probably just a conditioned response to anything tingly, but I think most people need to feel like something is happening in order for them to be able to vouch or feel good about a product. The latest product to make my skin tingle, is Kinerase Instant Radiance Facial Peels.
This is exactly what it says – a facial peel that helps exfoliate and smooth the skin. It contains an “advanced” form of lactic and fruit acids infused with skin soothers to deliver smoother, more radiant skin. This kit is pretty self-explanatory, you just take the pre-moistened applicator from the pouch and gently apply it over face and neck. I used these for a period of about a month and my skin just glowed, which is exactly what a peel does for you. It literally peels the top layer of skin off and leaves you with the new, beautiful skin underneath. Now, I get regular chemical peels via the dermatologist 1x/month and they are probably 100x the strength of these babies, but nonetheless these are a great addition to any skin care regimen.
Please note, that I did skip my monthly session in order to test these out because too much peel is not a good thing either. Your face might react initially– peeling a bit and get red, but it goes away fairly quickly. My peeling was minimal, but that was due to the fact that it is used to a much stronger solution. My face just felt tingly and tight and you can feel that something is happening. The directions recommend to repeat this process for no more than 5 days straight using a new applicator each day. After the 5 days are up, you should wait at least 2 weeks between peels. My face was definitely more sensitive, but looked fabulous. If you cannot afford to go to the dermatologist or just aren’t interested, these are a great way to get similar results in your own home.
A few things to remember: be very careful about sun exposure while using this product. You must apply sunscreen liberally and daily (you should be doing that already though)! And, you might want to discontinue use of any Retin-A based product while you are using this as well. This box contains 15 treatments and runs about $75.