Now I didn’t have super radical results with this, as the Reversaderm range is designed for “aged or damaged skin” – but I do love me a good peel! I was tempted to give it to someone older to trial it, but I actually liked it enough to keep it for myself.
The combination of glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids encourage deep micro-cellular exfoliation within the skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of brown spots, while evening out the skin tone and improving skin radiance.
The directions state that you should use it every second day for two weeks, and then once a week after that. There is a slight tingling sensation when you first apply it, but that goes away after only a couple of minutes. I use this in the morning after my normal cleanser. You apply a light layer on the face, and then leave it for 20-30 minutes – just enough time to eat brekkie and watch some of the Today Show! Then rinse thoroughly and apply moisturiser/serum as per your normal morning routine.
I tested this as per the instructions for a full month, and noticed that my skin was clearer and brighter, and it felt both tightened and hydrated. So even though I’m in the wrong age range for this – I would definitely consider buying another bottle when this runs out!
Well the bad is only due to my age – I didn’t notice any reduction in fine lines (because I don’t have fine lines) or improvement in skin elasticity (because I’m 26 and have oily skin with no elasticity problems). And it does tingle for a minute, but if it didn’t irritate my crazy sensitive skin then I feel like everyone else should be ok.
And the packaging:
This is a 50ml pump bottle that just feels modern. I’m not sure if I can explain it properly – but it’s sleek with chrome touches (wait, is this a car now?) and a surprisingly small pump, that dispenses the perfect amount in just one pump. It has a clear lid that fits over the pump, which is sturdy and clicks into place.
The fine print:
Dr LeWinn’s Reversaderm Micro-Cellular Age Correcting Peel (linked to Beauty Heaven as the Aussie website is SO out of date)
RRP $49.95 (received at the RESCU Me! event held in Sydney in June)