My Thoughts : Derma E Overnight Peel


Hello all, this product has featured on this blog before but it is SO fabulous that it deserves a post for itself. No sharing the limelight kinda business.

The overnight peel is packaged in a very simple white opaque bottle (possibly to keep all acids stable) with a pump and plastic lid. Nothing fancy and nothing that would jump right at you. But hopefully the name of the product ‘Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids’ will catch your attention. Especially if you’re an acid junkie like me (ermmm AHA, BHA acids). Very easily incorporated in nightly routine 2-3 times a week after toning and before moisturizing.

Claims: Reveal dramatically fresher, newer skin overnight with this skin-brightening blend of glycolic sugar cane and fruit acids. Our skin-renewing formula contains 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) for safe, effective removal of dead surface skin cells. With every use, skin tone becomes more radiant, pigmentation is evened and age spots are visibly diminished. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

Following morning my skin appears fresh, well rested, even and calm. I’m genetically cursed with pigmentation and puberty cursed acne scars so I need some magical AHA shizz in my life to make it all better. If by a miracle, I’m having happy skin day and it’s all calm, no angry spots I still use as overnight exfoliator and boosting collagen. My skin appears fresher, smoother and supple.

Ingredient Listing: Purified Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Stearic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (C-Ester), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.1%), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Glyceryl Stearate and Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. 

I’m no qualified chemist so with my countless years of researching each ingredient and being ardent follower of Mrs. Hirons none of these ingredients jump at it negatively. All good acids are the first few ingredients, followed by some fruits, skin moisturizers, and some preservatives. All in all, fab ingredients delivering amazing results. I highly recommend trying this product, especially at the price tag of under $ you can’t go wrong. And thankfully it’s freely available all over the retail stores and online stores.

Derma E Overnight Peel – $18.75


My Thoughts: Priori Barrier Repair Complex


As mentioned in my previous post on Priori cleanser (Click Here), this brand just doesn’t have enough recognition it deserves. Anyway so today I’m going to talk about Barrier Repair Complex. As with the cleanser I’ve used this moisturizer for past 6-7 years and ultimately resort to this, should my skin go through any trauma.

 Priori claims:

  • 2% LCA Complex: 1% L-Lactic Compound + 1% MFAS (Multi-Functional Antioxidant Sequence)
  • Fortifying Epidermal Complex – Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, , Essential Fatty Acids
  • Anti-Irritant Complex – Allantoin, Bisabolol, Sucrose Cocoate
  • Soothing & Calming Properties – Green Tea, Licorice Extract
  • pH 3.8, Non-Comedogenic, Oil Free, Fragrance Free, Colorant Free, Dermatologist Tested, Allergy Tested, Paraben Free

May be it sunburn, post IPL laser, post microdermabrasion, post acid peel or post any disastrous event, slapping this moisturizer completely renews my skin like nothing ever happened. It instantly soothes, hydrates and calms my skin down. It is fairly rich but light in texture and lasts a while. All my skin needs is one pump all over my face. Sometimes I use it on my hands, elbows & knees who scream for attention. I think it would be suitable for all skin types.

The bottle lasts me for a while since I don’t use it every night. This is one for emergencies and occasional pampering. It could be argued that it’s at hefty price point but for what it does, it’s worth it for me.

Priori Barrier Repair Complex – $66


My Thoughts: Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Moisturizer


When my husband was travelling for work to Germany, he picked this goodie up for me. Initially I was tad skeptical of his choice because he doesn’t know the ingredients that actually irritate my skin resulting in breakouts. However I must publically declare he did me proud! Dr. Scheller claims:

A rich formula to calm sensitive skin or a wonderful night care for normal skin. Lavender has been known for centuries for it’s calming and relaxing effects in aromatherapy. Combined with licorice root to calm irritations and redness and strengthen the skin overnight. Other precious oils include olive oil, inca inchi oil (high in Omega 3,6,9), herbal squalane (skin tightening & firming property) , sunflower oil & coconut oil. 

NATRUE certified organic cosmetics, their highest certification level with at least 95% of natural ingredients sourced from controlled organic agriculture or controlled wild collection 

  • Free of Silicones, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colorants Big tick of approval from me
  • Gluten Free 
  • Free of Parabens & GMO ingredients GMO (don’t need additional hormones to mess me up) part Big tick of approval from me
  • Dermatologist tested for skin tolerance & efficiency Big tick of approval from me
  • Vegan 
  • Highest Quality Made in Germany 


It is certainly is a rich formula which feels rather luxurious. In saying so, it is light and absorbs quickly into skin. For you to love this moisturizer you’ve gotta love the scent of lavender. If you do, you’ve hit jackpot as it smells heavenly and in some way it’s calming and soothing for me. No breaking out situation at all. The pot has lasted me a while, as little goes a long way. Dr Scheller claims its perfect for sensitive to normal skin. Personally I’m combination, dehydrated and odd breakout prone skin but the cream din’t cause any issues at all. Usually I wear it on top of The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil (review coming soon) and next morning skin looks plump, well rested and overall healthy & glowing.

Direct Website – Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Care ($50)

Amazon – Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Care ($39)