Are you in search of a facial exfoliant that can tighten, brighten and smooth skin? More importantly, one with the least amount of ingredients – yet the most effective ones?
Since I’m now in the mature skin category (that makes me feel old), my skin is in need of something that will exfoliate my skin while helping it to regain its youthful glow. I’m also a big believer in less is more, which is something you’ll rarely find when reading product labels. So I was pleasantly surprised when I received SILK Therapeutics Silk Renewing Peel.
The ONLY ingredients in this peel are: Water, silk, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and lemongrass essential oil. The end.
Additionally, the silk in all SILK Therapeutics skin care products is real silk in liquid form. That’s important to mention because most brands use hydrolyzed silk, sericin or silk powder, but these are actually silk waste byproducts or genetically altered proteins that don’t render the same skin care benefits like pure silk does.
Did I mention that this is a US brand and that their products are not tested on animals? That’s just as important to me.
The Silk Renewing Peel is considered an intense treatment that is for once a week use. The fragrance from the lemongrass essential oil is revitalizing and invigorating – I love it. The texture of this peel is a gel that isn’t sticky or tacky. It comes with a small spatula to scoop the gel out with (you don’t want your fingers introducing bacteria into the jar.)
While the box says to use a dime size amount, I had to use a little bit more in order to cover my entire face and neck. Your skin will experience a tingling sensation with this peel, but it’s not painful. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to patch test this product before applying it to your entire face (and don’t worry – they have a no questions asked full refund policy should it be too much for you.)
This skin renewing treatment should be left on the skin no longer than 10 minutes. For me, I found around 6 minutes to be good as the gel began to dry a little on my skin. Rinse off with water and pat dry (I used a wash cloth to make sure I removed all of the peel), then apply your serum, eye cream and moisturizer.
I loved how utterly soft my skin felt after rinsing off the peel and how the glycolic acid dissolved the hardened oil in my clogged pores. The glow was apparent. I recommend doing this peel at night when you do your evening beauty routine, so that you get the max benefits while your skin is repairing itself while you sleep.
Silk Therapeutics Professional Use Only products are launching in select spas across the country. The full skin care line is available for purchase online at www.silktherapeutics.com. Have you tried this peel yet, or other products from SILK? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
*Disclosure: Press sample
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.