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Those with healthy faces should hold off holding the party, though. According to the post in the FashioneseDaily (Deszell 2011), your face might be home to bacteria called porphyin, an organic compound that can be found in living tissue or in byproduct of living tissue. It’s produced by Propionbacterium acnes bacteria (P.acnes) that usually live in the pores. This is one factor that contributes to the development of acne and when exposed to the sun, the prophyrins may release harmful free radicals that can accelerate skin aging. Ugh! I have a feeling that I might be a host of these bacteria given how easy my skin had breakouts these days.
I was recently invited by the Fashionese Daily to participate in reviewing the Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel that was just launched recently. I immediately jumped up and down because I was a long time member of Team Peeling and the chance of reviewing a peeling product was not something I would pass up.
The main ingredient of the Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel, according to Deszell’s note was an enzyme of Mucor Miehei Mushroom (say that with me, everyone!), which will work to lift up your dead skin cells until it reaches the cells where the PH is balanced. That’s where the Mucor Miehei Mushroom will stop lifting anymore of your skin cells and therefore it will not cause any irritation. Now, one of my top 10 ten favorite words is mushroom (chocolate and sambal are others) , so a “smart” mushroom is exciting!
First Application – Saturday Evening
The Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel promises that after 8 minutes of application, you would have smooth and glowing skin. Now what woman wouldn’t want that? While I was ecstatic to receive the samples, I was a tad disappointed because I couldn’t experience the real packaging. The instructions suggested that user applies 8 pumps of the gel-like product thinly onto clean face. I applied the Peel gel evenly and thinly across my face and neck, then waited for approximately 8 minutes for the product to do its magic. While waiting, I felt my skin warmed up a tiny bit but that’s that. No feeling of itchiness or burning sensation that I usually experienced when trying out stronger peeling product. Once the 8 minutes were up, I softly massaged my face to help the exfoliating process. Cleansing off the product was easy as the warm water washed the gel away.
In short, I felt nothing. I was a bit worried that I might not do the instruction right because I didn’t feel and see any change on my face. However, this might also due to the gentler and naturally derived ingredients in the Peel that hold off irritation that usually accompanies chemical peel. I could still feel that my face was a bit warm after 30 minutes but that’s the only sensation I felt. Unfortunately, the next day I had one new spot on my left cheek which made me wonder if the Peel was to blame.
Second Application – Wednesday Evening
Since the product was not supposed to be used more than twice a week and not two days in a row, I chose Wednesday for my second application. I followed the previous regimen, washing my face, and then use the 2nd sachet of sample of The Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel. Since I was so used to a peeling treatment, I actually was pretty tempted to lengthen the waiting time. Again, during the 8 minute wait time I experienced a warming sensation on my face which lingered a bit after I washed off the product.
Bingo! Now this time, I felt a big difference on the way my skin felt. My face was really smooth to the touch, glowed a bit and looked fantastically suppler and moisturized. Too bad it was late and the only place I’d rather be was my cozy bed.
I applied the Peel two more times after the first week. While I could not really feel the lasting difference in my skin texture, I can definitely feel how smooth my skin feels seconds after taking off the product. It's definitely as smooth as baby's bottom and I just couldn't stop touching my face.
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