At Home Glycolic Peel on my face?! Review

 N E O S T R A T A 
             with 10% AHA + AMINOFIL                                              
 Last week I was lucky enough to get sent a couple of products from Neostrata's new line of skincare by Influenster to test out. Although chemical exfoliation sounds scary with the strength of 10% glycolic acid, they're the perfect acid peel for beginners like me. The product claims to "reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and pore size" which are all things I need to help my skin.

"From the creators of the original Glycolic Acid Peel, this daily home use peel is expertly formulated at an effective pH using a NeoStrata-developed delivery system. Glycolic Acid enhances exfoliation to clarify pores, refine skin texture and improve skin tone. Patented, revolutionary Aminofil® builds skin’s natural volume and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, skin is fresher, healthier-looking with smoother texture and more even tone. This easy, one-step peel does not require rinsing or neutralizing. Moisturizer can be applied immediately after use. An ideal treatment to exfoliate and smooth skin on a daily basis."

Since receiving the products I have used it consistently for 2 weeks. At first my face felt tingly after swiping one of these pads all over my face, but it's worth it because my skin instantly felt smoother after the treatment is done. It's also been helpful in controlling acne flare ups. Be aware that the product contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and can make the skin more sensitive to the sun. For the next few days make sure to be extra diligent with sunscreen and sun protection.

The product costs $70 for 36 pads + peel solution, 60mL/2.0 fl oz. Like I mentioned in my intro, I received my trio complimentary.

Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, AminoFil®

Right after using the trio my skin felt a bit softer and a bit smoother but the real results happened over the course of a week. I noticed that my skin started looking a lot brighter! One of my main skincare concerns is lightening and fading my acne marks-- which the Glycolic peel definitely addressed.

Would I recommend?
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed adding this Neostrata glycolic peel to my night time routine and will definitely be sticking with it. I think the peel would also be perfect for people who don't regularly use chemical exfoliants & are new to the process (like myself!) And those who are concerned with the texture and clarity of their skin. #ThisIsMyNewLayer, #CestMaNouvellePeau, #Neostrata, #NeostrataCanada

Disclaimer: I received the Neostrata products reviewed in this blogpost complimentary from Influenster. This is not a sponsored post or paid promotion. I also received this in the Neostrata box. If you wold like to signup for Influenster using my referral link.




A  Q  U  A  L  I  A 
   T H E R M A L

If you are someone who enjoys spending their free time reading about skincare on the internet, chances are you've probably heard of Vichy and their newest collection, Aqualia Thermal. Their approach to skincare is to produce natural and hydrating skincare products at reasonable prices. Other than the price point, I found that the ingredient list really contribute to the effectiveness of the product. The packaging really speaks to the overall hydrating factor as it is a vibrant aqua blue glass bottle (which is why i doused it in water for the photoshoot!). Thanks to Influenster, I got to try the Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Face Serum and Light Cream.


According to Vichy the face serum "replenishes water loss for dry skin. This serum helps target dry skin patches, and plump dehydration lines." The serum is also great for those with sensitive skin as it mostly contains natural ingredients (97% natural origins!) including hyaluronic acid, mineralizing water and plant mannose. The formulation of the serum is a clear color and it has a runny viscosity to it. By using just a bit of the product (one pump) my skin was able to absorb nicely  without it feeling too tight, oily or sticky. Like the serum,the creme is light and a refreshing scent.

Overall I'm really happy with the results! I'm going to continue using the serum and cream as part of my night time routine on days when my skin is overly dehydrated.My skin looks healthy, nourished and feels really soft, supple, firm and smooth. I would definitely consider purchasing the serum in the future but not so much the cream (as im not sure how it differs from the serum itself). 

MY SKIN TYPE: Oily, Combination
MY SKIN CONCERN:Acne, Hydration

Disclaimer: I received this product for free to test and review from Influenster, in their #VichyVoxbox however all opinions in this post are my own.

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