13 April 2017

Review: The Body Shop Liquid Peels

Recently I did a blog post on the L'Oreal Pure Clay Masks which were quite hyped about. Another product, or, set of products, that was talked about a lot is the liquid peels from The Body Shop. I bought both the Youth Liquid Peel and the Vitamin C Glow-revealing Liquid Peel.

I'm going to review the two products together as I really can't seem to see the difference between the two in terms of how they work. The Drops of Youth range contains three plant stem cells and is aimed at creating youthful skin. The Vitamin C range is aimed at glowing and brightened skin as it contains, you guessed it, Vitamin C. Both products come in pump bottles and the consistency of both is a watery gel. 

To apply it you dispense two pumps into the palm of your hand and apply it to clean, dry skin. You massage it into your skin for 20 seconds and then rinse it off with warm water. Here is where things get tricky... Firstly, I find that two pumps aren't really enough for my skin, it feels like there's not enough product on my face. Secondly, my fingers feel weird when I massage the product in. Sort of like I have glue on my fingers that I can't get off. 

From what I've gathered from other people who've used this is that after the 20 seconds the dead skin on your face starts to "pill" and create little white pieces of...I don't know what. So I would think that the less pilling you have the better shape your skin is in? When I used both these products I only got a few white pilling...things, but getting it off my skin was a nightmare. I couldn't just "rinse it off with warm water" - I had to scrub my face with a face cloth and even then there were still small pieces stuck to my cheeks. Granted, my skin did get a good exfoliation but that's not the aim of the product: the aim of the product is to provide a chemical exfoliation, not a physical one. 

My skin did look clearer and was super soft, but I can't say with certainty if it was solely due to the liquid peels or if it was a combination of the liquid peels and the scrubbing. The Drops of Youth liquid peel is R225 and I know the Vitamin C liquid peel is R10-R20 cheaper, although the prices seem to have gone up. I would recommend only buying one of the two and wait for a 30% off promotion.

Have you ever used this? What did you think? Did you also struggle to remove it? Let me know in the comments section!

Until next time!


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