Monday, July 23, 2012
AHA Brazilian Peel : Antidote for Aging
Last month I was given the opportunity to receive and review a skin care product that helps "revive" and re-freshen facial skin. The name of the product is: AHA Brazilian Peel - AHA stands for: Advanced Home Actives.
As the name states, this product is a professional strength peel for at home use. This product has been showcased on Dr.Oz and The Doctors for it ease of use and results. The Brazilian Peel contains glycolic acid and acai. The acai is a natural super anti-oxidant from the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.
Inside the box are four applications - which are to be used once a week during a one month period. Here is what one single application looks like:
The applications are in a faux syringe device. All you do is open the syringe at the top, squeeze both liquids into the palm of your hands, mix the two until they are completely combined (you should feel a slight warming sensation in your hand) then apply mixture to the face as evenly as possible. The peel is to be left on the skin for a total of 10 min. After the time has elapsed, the peel is then rinsed off with cool water.
Here are my findings:
Once the cream has been mixed it is very easy to apply. The peel is transparent, it has no color, and dries rather quickly. According to the box, it states "skin will feel as it is tightening as the product works.." This is true. After a few minutes, I could feel a slight tightness to my skin - but it was not an uncomfortable feeling.
The peel does wash off rather easily, which is nice. In the past I have used peels and masks that are quite difficult to rinse off but the Brazilian Peel dissolves very easily. Once I had removed the peel from my skin, I immediately applied facial moisturizer. My suggestion with this is, if you do this peel in the morning make sure to apply a moisturizer that has UVA/UVB SPF protection. On the other hand, if you do this treatment at night, as I did, then use your regular night cream.
In my opinion, the AHA Brazilian Peel does exactly what it claims on the packaging. It does firm the skin, reducing fine lines, and more importantly, it does not cause redness or irritation - which is important for me as I have very sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts.
The only "con" about the Brazilian Peel I found is that each package only has 4 (four) applications. I wish the packaging included more - at least three months worth! But, that's just my opinion - I am greedy like that when it comes to products that actually work!
Please stay tuned for more information on this product as there will be an additional two (2) posts coming in the next few weeks.
For more detailed information about AHA Brazilian Peel please visit their website and their blog - You can easily find more information to any other questions you may have after reading this review.
Disclosure: I received the above products through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was I asked to give a positive review.