I’m crazy about skincare. Actually, I’m serious about skincare.
Sidenote: I’m also serious about scrunchies. I took these photos while on vacation at my in-laws house and the only flowers they had to decorate a flatlay were in the pretty vintage sheets. I brought some scrunchies along (because I use them to put my hair up when I sleep – they don’t break my hair off like other ponytails) and they looked kind of like flowers to me. Haha.
About 6 months before our wedding I started getting facials once a month. After trial and error with my aesthetician, we found that my skin loves glycolic acid. We would do a pretty vigorous plant peel once a month, which would leave my skin glowing for the rest of the week.
When I discovered that you can dramatically improve your skin with a peel at home, rather than going to get a facial, I was totally game. I always thought that these heavy duty products were reserved for professionals! Not the case.
I was gifted the Serious Skincare facial peel and gommage, but didn’t expect much out of them. In fact, as a style and beauty blogger, brands send me stuff to try all the time. So between you and me, it is really special when something stands out.
I did some intense research before using these Serious Skincare products. The glycolic gommage facial and facial peel both received numerous rave reviews from ladies who see less wrinkles, improvements in skin discoloration, and the overall glow effect. They keep ordering over and over again! So I had to see for myself.
Glycolic Gommage Exfoliating Facial
The glycolic gommage mask is a gritty face mask that tingles when you put it on. You leave it on for 10 minutes (I did it in the morning while I caught up on my Instagram) then massage it into your face as you rinse it off.
Glycolic Extreme Facial Peel
The glycolic extreme facial peel is a little more powerful. It comes in a dropper bottle and has little blue beads in it. You can’t even see it on your skin. In the photo below, it was tingling a bit and made my skin look a bit red, but nothing extreme. Just like with the face mask, I left the peel on for 10 minutes, then rinsed it off with water.
I took before and after photos to document the effectiveness of the peel. The difference is not dramatic. However, my skin definitely felt brighter, softer, and a couple dark spots on my face that bother me faded a little.
Of the two products, the mask was my favorite. I like the extra exfoliating component. Plus I like to wear a mask that I can actually, see, as silly as that may be.
The directions allow you to use the mask or peel twice a week. I am going to try and stick with it for a bit longer and see what kind of results follow!
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