A long time ago, we discovered what we came to affectionately call “crackologica.” The real name was, of course, Dermologica, a still favorite brand. of clean smelling pure skin care assistants. Daily Resurfacer was an early groundbreaker. Each precisely measured, leave-on dose has alpha and beta hydroxy acids and enzymes to smooth the skin, without any irritation. Once we started using this stuff, the cow was out of the barn, so to speak, and we are on an ever-growing quest to find the best peeling pads on the market.
Tula, a newer new agy-er brand uses the power of probiotics in their Dual Phase Pads. One side uses natural cotton fibers to exfoliate and the other side uses lactic acid other enzymes work to remove surface debris. Pores appear more refined and skin really does feel baby soft and clean – we are hooked.
Glycolix Elite pads come in two strengths, 10% and 20%. The 10% pads are the gateway drug and the 20% is for people whose skin isn’t sensitive and want serious bang for the buck. These pads exfoliate, moisturize and have lots of astringent benefits.
Indie Lee, who started her skincare journey cultivating potentially health inducing plants in her own greenhouse, wants us all to be more careful about what we put on our skin. Her Radiance Renewal Peel packs a vitamin punch, led by Vitamin C and A, helps to reveal a brighter, more even-toned complexion. Our skin looked almost luminous after one round with this beautifully smelling stuff. A knockout without any worrisome ingredients.
Dr. Dennis Gross’ Universal Daily Peel is our newest and possibly most dramatic foray into “peelville.” The pads a pre-soaked with the same ingredients the doc uses for in-office peels and, dare we say, we are looking kind of radiant and we never have to make an office appointment or pay for parking. Eureka!
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