Suki Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Facial Peel is a highly active fruit enzyme type of facial peel that effectively exfoliates dead skin, therefore treating "dullness, lines, blemishes and uneven texture and tone."
What it's used for: Reveal a smoother, more refined complexion with Renewal Bio Resurfacing Facial Peel. 3% cranberry glycolic acid and 5% stabilized vitamin C polypeptide treats dullness and wrinkles by exfoliating, boosting collagen production and enhancing clarity. Clogged pores, toxic buildup, blemishes and inflammation are addressed with 6% apple and pumpkin enzymes with 15% white willow bark salicylic acid.
This powerhouse peel effectively exfoliates damaged cells, decongests clogged pores, helps reduce the appearance of blemishes by removing dead skin cells and drawing out the impurities, and "evens skin tone, boosts collagen synthesis, soothes inflammation."
This product was made to be ideal for all skin types, but should be avoided by people extremely sensitive skin including those with rosacea. It also SHOULD NOT be used on the delicate eye & lip areas.
How I use it: I use this peel about once a week, and I apply it to freshly cleansed skin that is still warm. I apply an even layer all over my face and décolletage, and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Suki recommends that it should be left on 10-20 minutes depending on your level of sensitivity and then to remove it with water or a moist wash cloth. It does tingle quite a bit upon application, but I would definitely recommend starting out slowly and not leaving it on for an excessive period of time. It might be a good idea to do a test run on a small area to see whether or not you can tolerate it. Since I have been using it for so many years now, I have built up a tolerance to leaving it on for a longer period of time. In fact when I use it as a spot treatment on pimples I actually leave it on overnight. Again, I would not recommend doing this when you first start out, at least not until you know that your skin can handle such an active peel.
My results (and yours may differ): After I remove this peel I immediately notice that my skin is a bit pink and flushed, but that subsides within a few minutes for me. What is startling is just how smooth, glowing and soft my skin is immediately after use. It also draws out whiteheads, blackheads and pimples with great efficacy, and those that are more stubborn are easier to remove (done properly, of course). My skin is radiant for days after I use this, and I notice that all of my treatment products apply and absorb much more effectively (and I can use less product as a result).
The Key Ingredients: cranberry glycolic alpha hydroxy acid, refined botanical enzyme complex, stabilized 5% vitamin c polypeptide & salicylic acid standardized for 15% potency from white willow bark.
Ingredients: water (aqua), alcohol, carica papaya (papain) extract, malus domestica/pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, vaccinium (bilberry), cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel powder, xanthan gum, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, macrocarpon (cranberry) extract, citric acid, garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) extract, punica granatum (pomegranate) powder extract, citrus aurantifolia dulcis (orange) peel extract, cholesterol, hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosa canina (rosehip) fruit extract, glycerin (vegetable), *aroma/fragrance, limonene, linalool (*component of 100% pure essential oils).
This product is vegan.
Overall assessment: This is a really lovely natural peel that is very effective. I have used it for years and will continue to because it really works well for my normal/combination skin. However, people with sensitive/very sensitive skin should be cautioned that this will likely be far too strong and active for your delicate skin.
$82.95 1 oz. from Suki and Dermstore