This peeling gel isn’t your ordinary peeling gel this is both chemical and physical exfoliant and doesn’t irritate my super sensitive acne prone skin. On the contrary it made my skin super soft, reduced redness and made my skin even toned. This is the best thing you can do to your skin.
I've used the peel 2-3 times now and I'm happy with how smooth my skin becomes after using.
I'm also happy to be removing another element of micro plastics from my routine!
I was kindly gifted this by Mother Made for beauty testing purposes, and I will say I enjoyed using this peel!
I applied to test it because I personally am not a fan of physical exfoliants, and since this one said it was a chemical exfoliant as well, I was hoping it would be a "best of both worlds" kind of situation that could get me to love a good scrub. The Exfoliating Aqua Peel Gel is a peel exfoliant suspended in a lightweight gel that glides very easy on the skin. I found that I had to scrub harder than usual to get the results I wanted because of how mild it is. The scent is very pleasant, and it really did leave my skin nice and smooth without drying it out. The cellulose acts as the physical exfoliant while the papaya fruit extract acts as the "chemical" exfoliant, and I'm a fan of the vitamin C, green tea and willow bark in the formula. This gets 4 stars from me simply because I really cannot bring myself to use a physical exfoliant regularly, so it is simply out of preference. But I wouldn't mind reaching for this once or twice a month.
I have only ever experienced one peeling gel other than this one from Mother Made and in just 2 weeks of using this my standards have already been set high! For reference: I have sensitive-combination skin with hyperpigmentation and hormonal breakouts.
Some of my thoughts:
✓ this is super gentle for my sensitive skin
✓ I was able to use this even tho I had some active acne (cystic and pustules) and to my surprise, those were not irritated and had even calmed down
✓ a little goes a long way so even if you use this 2-3x a week it will still last for long
✓ my face feels supple, smooth and hydrated after using this!
✓ my con for my other peeling gel was that some of the balls stick to my facial hair - and I have a lot - so it was so hard to remove them; this peel gel from Mother Made did NOT do that and was really easy to rinse off
✓ its brightening claims are true; my face instantly brightens up every after use
✓ I LOVE the scent of this - it helps me calm down
✓ did not break me out
✓ does not sting my eyes
I also used this on my boyfriend who has dry skin and it worked well for him too! His acne that time also calmed down and his skin became hydrated and supple.
All in all I love this so much and I don't think any other peel gel could compare! I have no negative thoughts towards this at all because it delivered all its claims almost immediately and doesn't have any backfire on my skin. The effects of using this also lasts on me and I have seen immense improvement with my skin's texture and has lessened my clogged pores. I like to use this for a good 2-3 minutes since I really like the feeling of massaging it on my skin.
Would I recommend this? Y E S.
If you haven't tried this yet you're highly missing out on something great!
The product comes in a 100ml tube with flip cap, so convenient to use, and for sure makes my bathroom looks prettier with its minimalist design and mint green tube!
Some key ingredients:
🌱 Cellulose: gentle physical exfoliant
🌱 Green Tea leaf extract (10,000 ppm): soothing and calming
🌱 Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C): brighten skin complexion
🌱 Willow Bark extract: rich in salicylic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells
🌱 Papaya fruit extract: gentle exfoliants
🌱 Sodium Hyaluronate: hydrate and retain moisture
My experience with this peeling gel has been all goodness! Unlike most peeling gels that need to be applied on dry skin in order for the gel to form clumps, this peeling gel works well on both damp and dry skin. The thick gel starts forming soft clumps almost instantly once I started rubbing it on my skin. The clumps are small to medium sized, and do not irritate my skin at all! I like to massage it for a good 2-3 minutes before wash it off with lukewarm water. I notice that when applied on dry skin, the gel balls up a little faster though! However if you have sensitive skin, I think it's better to apply on damp skin as it feels gentler.
The result is pretty satisfying! My skin is still quite moist, but on the other hand is smoother, and my pores are clearer. It also gives slightly brightening effect. I don't think the brightening effect will last long though, you'll need to use this regularly like 1-2 times a week to maintain the result! Healthy and glowing skin needs consistent maintenance and care, afterall!
First thing first, I would like to introduce you that Mother Made is a K-beauty brand that focuses on producing skincare products with natural ingredients, and it's all depicted with their name, Mother Made which kinda reminds me of the theory of ecofeminism🤔
I was chosen as one of their product testers and sent this peeling gel which is enriched with green tea, ascorbyl glucoside, willow bark, sodium hyaluronate, and some plant extracts. This peeling gel promotes to make skin brighter, healthier, and smoother through physical and chemical exfoliation.
It comes with a box which has all information about the product that we need, and the gel is packed in 100 ml white-green squeezy tube. The texture of the product is obviously a gel which then balls up after rubbed on skin. Meanwhile, the scent is likely citrusy I'd say, doesn't lingers whatsoever so it's really fine.
Upon application, I am really impressed by how fast the gel turns into balls. It takes only a few seconds and it matters because I am such an impatient gurl ㅋㅋㅋ it performs very gently while I am rubbing it on my skin. There's no sensation such as sting, burning, or whatsoever, my skin simply loves this peeling gel. After I wash it off, I can immediately notice that it smoothes and (temporarily) brightens my skin. This product also doesn't dry out my skin which is really good.
After years of trying different types of cleansers and exfoliants I learned that not only are most of them harsh, but they often cause more harm to the skin by damaging the skin’s barrier.
However Mother Made’s 𝗘𝘅𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗾𝘂𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗚𝗲𝗹 is a gentle but effective product which classifies as both a chemical and a physical exfoliant. The hyaluronic acid and trehalose help to hydrate and retain the skin’s moisture protecting it against dryness. The Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin. Whereas the green tea helps to soothe and calm irritated skin. Finally the allantoin helps to make the skin smooth and soft.
Almost immediately after I started massaging the gel onto my skin I noticed it pill and transform into a physical exfoliate. It has a light and refreshing lavender oil scent which is very calming. What sets this apart from others is that I completely and 100% have only wonderful things to say about this product! No cons at all! The first thing I noticed after using this was that immediately my face felt so clean, soft and smooth! I can tell my skincare is applying much nicer onto my skin and absorbing faster into my skin. Although recommended to use 1-3 times a week the gel is so gentle that I found myself using it more often than that. I highly recommend this to anyone including those with sensitive skin!
Thank you Mother Made for creating a new favourite in my skincare routine!