As the weather turns colder, the air can become drier causing the skin to become dry too. Even though I live in a humid part of the U.S., Florida, I have slightly dry skin. If I wasn’t so diligent with my skin care routine, I know it would be a lot worse. One of the steps I take is to do an exfoliation at least once a week.
Reviva’s Light Skin Peel was a new product for me to try out. I have really enjoyed a few other Reviva products in the past and, still continue to use. So I had high hopes in what the Light Skin Peel would do for me…
It seems that Reviva puts the bulk of their efforts into the products rather than overly-hyped-up packaging…
And honestly, I’d rather use a product that does the walk. Let me tell you what the walk is like with Light Skin Peel. It took about three times to get down the timing on this product. I used it two times a week for a month. If I would have followed the directions and paid attention, it would have sunk into my skull that this is a ‘peel’ and not a ‘mask’.
Here’s what the peel looks like in the jar…
The texture of the peel is grainy and gritty but, it feels cool on the skin. The first thing I noted, and is the only negative I have, is that it has a strong, odd smell. It is something like rubbing alcohol. It’s pretty powerful and anyone with a fragrance sensitivity may want to steer clear. It didn’t run me off, it was just an odd smell. But, when I put this on my face, I felt right away that it was different than a mask.
One of the neat things about Reviva’s Peel is that it is for all skin types. Even those with oily skin need to exfoliate and it is something that is helpful in removing the dead skin cells, unblocking pores and even help remove other impurities that our every day environment creates on our skin. Even if you wash your face every day, you may not sloughing off the dead cells to reveal healthier and brighter skin right below that. I know when I exfoliate, I’m increasing the turn-over rate of new skin cells and that will keep my face brighter and tighter. Hey, I want to be fresh-faced!
So, this is how I used it. After I washed my face and patted it dry, I took a healthy scoop of the exfoliate peel and smeared it over my face. This is what it looks like, freshly applied…
And that’s about how thick I put it on. Now, where I was messing up the first few times is that I was leaving it on too long. The directions say 3 to 5 minutes. And putting it on this thick, that is exactly the right time. I was going off and doing something else and leaving it on too long so it dried out totally. So when I sent to rub it off, it was too hard and I would have to moisten a cloth to remove the product. I needed to leave the Peel a little damp so it would roll off my skin. This would make sure I was exfoliating and not just using the product to wash my face. You want to use your fingers to roll it off or a dry cloth to remove it..
After the peel was removed, I splashed water on my face and patted it dry. Then I followed up with my nightly skin treatment and moisturizer. Of course, you don’t have to do this peel at night, however, it worked out best for me to do it right after I washed my face before bed.
Instantly, my skin felt super soft. It felt moisturized and plumb. As we age, our skin becomes less plumb so ‘plumb’ is important!! This product didn’t irritate my skin but rather, left it feeling renewed. Actually, it was an instant difference! So, it was easy to use this a couple times a week because I loved the results.
I am recommending that you do an exfoliating peel at least 2 to 3 times a month. And, I recommend that you should try out Reviva‘s Light Skin Peel.
Reviva can be found at Ulta as well as ordering from them directly online.
This product was provided to me for review. These are my own honest opinions.