Peeling Gel

Myth Busted – Peeling Gels

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Peeling Gel – Groundbreaking…Absolutely Not, here’s why!

Peeling gels are very popular in Asian skincare and gradually bursting on Western skincare scene. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy using peeling gels but have a proper problem with the way they’re sold to consumers.

We’ve seen Peter Thomas Roth, Boscia, Attitude Skincare, Seacret etc releasing their versions of peeling gels. Let’s get one thing clear on the onset, neither are they serums nor exfoliators. Certainly not a chemical exfoliator, and in my opinion not a mechanical/physical one either. They claim as you gently rub the product on your skin, the product lifts, rolls and sweeps dead skin cells off your skin. Seriously who buys that? Your dead skin will just roll off….?

My curious investigative mind, led me to finding the catch. Always in the inci list and some google search on specific ingredients can open a world of knowledge. So all these peeling gels have one ingredient in common, Carbomer! It forms a film on the skin and then as we obediently follow the product instructions and rub all over our skin, Carbomer gets crumbled/rolled/lifts/sweeps dead skin cells off our face.

False and misleading marketing leads naïve consumers to believe that rolled off Carbomer is actually dead skin. May be…just may be some flaky skin might get rolled off with Carbomer but it is not “all of your dead skin”. Think about it, your skin might fall off your face.

I know these products have earned some serious raves in the blogosphere based on the belief that dead skin rolls off our face. However I felt the need to get real with this concept. Having said all this, I still enjoy using these products. Sometimes skincare doesn’t have to be all serious business.

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My Thoughts: Laniege Multiberry Yoghurt Peeling Gel

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I don’t know where to start with this product, I don’t know if I’m using it correctly, there I said it! So whilst the following are my initial thoughts, suggestions on how to use this are more than welcome.

I’ve used other peeling gels in the past and they actually peel and roll off dead skin from surface. So when I purchased this product based on its name ‘peeling gel’, I expected it to do exactly the same. However much to my surprise I still don’t understand what it does. Now I’m not one to waste products, so I find some way to use them. In this case, I now use it as face mask….and low and behold I still don’t get it! So I use it now as my morning cleanser! Still don’t fully grasp its purpose in life but with the spirit of no wastage, I’m determined to finish the product and present it in my 2014 empties.

The gel is very tiny grainy texture, that doesn’t feel exfoliating even one tiny bit. As a cleanser it does ‘a’ job and not quite sure what to make of it. On bright side (yes there is one) my skin doesn’t feel stripped or funny after using it. Would I repurchase it? No! Would I recommend this to a person with ultra sensitive skin? Possibly yes, I don’t think I was right audience for this product.

Ingredients:

Mannan, Sogurty, Multi Berry Complex (from sasa.com)

Laniege Multiberry Yoghurt Peeling Gel $20

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