We all know that peels can give you visibly smoother, brighter, and more even skin tone, but many of us are a little hesitant to jump onto the professional level peel bandwagon and are looking for a pretty damn safe to use one at home. That works.
Thank the lord then, that as of this month Kiehl’s have added the Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate to their Dermatologist Solutions range, giving us reported overnight miracle results and no need for a filter. A nightly leave-on serum to accelerate the cell turnover process, it is all skin types friendly and aims to “elevate the concept of a traditional peel to professional grade results with zero irritation’. Pretty great, huh?
Gentle enough to be used nightly, it is a potent medley of quinoa husk extract, fruit acids, cactus extract, and phytic acid, with the quinoa husk ingredient being of particular interest to me. Normally discarded as an inedible by-product in the food industry, Kiehl’s scientists one day discovered quinoa’s powerful skin-exfoliating properties after they happened to see discarded husks bubbling with activity. The quinoa used to create this baby is sustainably sourced from the protective outer shell of the quinoa seed without chemical alteration and with minimal environmental impact. Its powerful exfoliating properties work to help accelerate the skin's nighttime cell turnover process to release dull, surface skin.
Offered very much as an alternative to a spendy in-office procedure, it gives good results but those results require consistent use. No sitting back waiting for a miracle after the first application. Keep it up for three weeks or more and it has been said by avid users that you will notice identical outcomes to those you might experience from a 20 per cent Glycolic Acid treatment. Pretty serious claim yes, but well worth a go if you are in the market for change.
So how does it feel? Deliciously soft and beautiful to use, especially when you consider the work it’s doing. It’ almost a liquid-meets-gel formula I reckon, and just glides on. Pretty fast absorbing, it is used after cleansing and toning but before your serum, moisturiser, or oil of choice.
So, what do you think? Definitely cheaper than an in-clinic peel, effective and gentle to boot – what is NOT to love about Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate? Seriously.
Word of caution: if you choose to indulge nightly, make sure to wear broad spectrum sunscreen (at least SPF 30) during the day since deep exfoliation makes your skin more susceptible to sunburn.
This baby is in store now, RRP $109.00.Tweet