I am all about the facial peels, but as much as I'm willing to suffer for beauty, some of them are just a tiny bit too painful for me. So I was a little reluctant to try StriVectin's 5-Minute Weekly Glycolic Peel at first, only because I'm kind of a wuss. (And also because I wanted it to be great and I was worried I'd have to wash it off prematurely and that would've been super disappointing). It's the simplest and quickest peel ever - step one is to put on the Detoxifying Primer and leave it on for one minute to let it detoxify and prime your skin. Then, on top of that, you apply a layer of the Activator (step two) and leave it on for three to five minutes before removing it all with a damp towel. So fast and easy! And the best part? I felt some tingling to show that it was working, but it wasn't painful at all. Love that! When I rinsed it off, my skin was definitely pinker than normal, but it wasn't super red like it has been with other peels, and it didn't take a long time before it was back to normal. (So this isn't one of those treatments you need to do on like, a Friday night and not leave the house again until Sunday. You will not be living a "Sex and the City" episode). You're supposed to use it one or two times a week and I've been doing it twice (I need all the help I can get, people!) I've only done it four times so far, but I do think it's working. My skin definitely seems to glow a little more after I've used it and I'm curious to see if I'll notice even more of a change after four weeks (the time the packaging says more results are visible). But if you're looking for a quick, easy and painless (at least for me!) weekly peel, I can't recommend this one enough. Scoop one up immediately!
Note: A sample of the above item was sent to me by a PR representative working with StriVectin