Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Faced No More!!

Well, the exfoliation results are finally in....and I have to say that the St. Ives. Apricot beat out the Clinique 7 Day by just a bit.  The St. Ives side of my face feels and looks slightly smoother, with slightly smaller pores.

THAT BEING SAID, I was reminded, when I read this at Marie Claire, that peels might be a better choice for many of us.

Skip the granular exfoliants in favor of peels. "Acids like lactic and glycolic-typically in at-home peels-stimulate collagen production, plump up skin with moisture, and smooth its surface," says NYC dermatologist Dr. Virgil Hatcher. "You want to slough off the dead skin cells that trap pimple-producing oil." A series of in-office peels, stronger than the at-home versions, deliver antiaging and antiacne power in one punch. Prescription retinoids (Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, and Renova) are another more aggressive option.

Do It Yourself: L'Oreal Paris AcneResponse Intensive Adult Acne Peel Kit has it all: a gentle cleanser that preps skin for a 2 percent salicylic acid peel and a neutralizing moisturizer with soothing botanicals to deter redness. (From Marie Claire

So my next experiment will be with with salicylic and glycolic L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kitpeels. Stay tuned for the results!


  1. I've tried a glycolic peel from No7 before, and my skin reacted really badly. I use The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermoabrasion and for me, there's nothing else as good as it! The stuff is amazing!
    Will stay tuned for the results from L'Oreal!

  2. I hustled over to my local Body Shop, who was, of course, out of it.
    I am eagerly waiting to try it this week, though.....