Review: Exuviance Performance Peel AP25

I've partnered with Exuviance once again to review a high performance peel that's safe and easy to use at home. Read more for my thoughts on this skin care kit!

About the Product
Refine pore size and smooth texture 
Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
Improve clarity and brightness 
Brighten and even skin tone 
Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin 

Product snapshot: 
• 25% AHA/PHA blend including Glycolic Acid, Mandleic Acid and Gluconolactone 
• Exfoliates dead, dull surface layers 
• Encourages the process of cell renewal to reveal healthier cells 
• 100% of users saw improvement in fine lines and wrinkles after one month of twice weekly use with a PHA regimen 
• Peel can be used up to twice a week on face, back of hands, neck, chest and body 

How to Use 
First, cleanse the face with a gentle, effective cleanser. 
Step 1. Apply a Step 1 Activator Pad over the entire face, avoiding eye area, lips and any area of sensitivity. Then discard pad. Carefully monitor the skin’s response to the Peel by observing any redness or discomfort, including stinging, burning, itching, tightness, tingling and peeling. 
Step 2. Apply a Step 2 Neutralizer Pad to the face after 10 minutes, or sooner if you experience bothersome redness or discomfort. Apply over entire face (avoiding eyes and lips), and then rinse the face thoroughly with water. 

You may leave the (Step 1) Activator Solution on your skin for up to, or as long as 10 minutes, and no longer than 10 minutes. Some people may experience some bothersome dryness or stinging during the 10 minute time frame the activator solution in on their face. For those skin types we suggest applying the (Step 2) Neutralizer Solution earlier than 10 minutes, or as soon as you experience the stinging sensation if you find it bothersome. As with all Hydroxy Acid peels, a slight tingling sensation is expected, but if this sensation is too much, we recommend neutralizing the peel sooner than the total 10 minute time. 

Recommended usage: Twice weekly 
Size: 12 peels plus 1 sensitivity test peel (6 week supply) 
Price: $77 at

As you can see, this product is incredibly pricy and it aches me to say that I didn't have a smooth experience using it. First off, I wouldn't recommend this to sensitive skin because it doesn't feel gentle at all. I don't even have sensitive skin myself but this left an irritating sensation as it feels like it's made of harsh chemicals. To be fair, I may not be the best candidate for this product because it's geared more towards combating wrinkles and fine lines which I barely have any of. With that said, I can't really vouch for what the product claims as far as its anti-aging effectiveness goes, but I can say that it has improved clarity quite a bit since I did have some scarring prior to consistently using this. It's also meant to brighten dull skin, which I can definitely see it doing if I use it even longer. In a nutshell, skin care products like this that feel harsh on the skin and have strong chemicals just aren't for me. I've been so used to gentle organic products that have much more pleasant scents and smoother textures and consistencies. Based on my experience and taking into account my skin type, this product didn't do much but I wouldn't say it's completely ineffective. While it is incredibly expensive, perhaps it'll work much better for mature and/or acne-prone skin so if you're in the market for a very high-end skin care peel, look into this one and do a bit more research.

Hope this helped. 'Til next time!
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