Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads Are a Peel You Can Use Every Single Day

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2017

TL;DR:

An AHA peel that eliminates dullness and brightens lackluster skin and is gentle enough for daily use

“Never in a million years” is my general attitude toward AHA peels. Don’t get me wrong — they work great for some people, but I’ve never had any luck with them. And by “never had any luck,” I mean they literally destroy my face, each and every time I allow myself to be seduced by the promise of brighter, dewier, more even skin. Even so-called “gentle” formulas have punished me with red, pinched, flaky skin and a constellation of bumps around my jaw. But when I heard my colleagues singing the praises of this formula (and because testing beauty products is literally my job), I decided to clear my calendar (in case I had to go into hiding for a few days) and give it a try.

The benign ingredients list offered some reassurance right off the bat: sugar cane and willow bark extract, Australian lime pearl. Seriously, it reads like the dessert menu at a health spa. Plus, there’s a notable absence of synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and other potentially harmful chemicals. Most encouraging of all, I found the magic words printed on the label: "pH balanced," which is an absolute must for preventing irritation.

Opening the jar, I noticed right away that the wipes have a pleasant, citrusy smell and a satisfyingly nubby (but not scratchy) texture. Following the directions on the jar to the letter, I swept one pad across my face, neck, and chest and waited for a few tense moments. I didn’t experience any tingling or stinging. The next day, I was a little reluctant to push my luck, but I repeated the same process before bed. Fast-forward three months, and this peel is an official part of my nightly regimen. It absolutely banishes dullness and delivers a healthy glow that’s so noticeable, even my husband asked if I’ve “been doing something different” (yes, that’s a compliment). This peel is the real deal.