Skin type: normal to oily, acne-prone and sensitive
I was very sceptical about adding a chemical exfoliant in my skincare routine before using Innisfree Green Barley Gommage Peeling Mask . But the efficacy and results of the Innisfree product convinced me to explore some other chemical exfoliants as well. Thus, in the search of another exfoliant, I came across Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel. It is one of the most popular chemical exfoliants. So, let’s get started.
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Price: $16 for 120 ml
The ultimate treatment for dulled, congested or temperamental complexions, MIzon’s Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel is sufficiently gentle for delicate skin types – targeting solely the dead cells and residue, to instantly restore skin’s radiance without any all-too-common redness or irritation. Papaya fruit enzymes help excavate pores – deep cleansing to eliminate blackheads and prevent future breakouts – while lemon, orange and bilberry fruit extracts combine to tone and tighten skin. Your face will feel squeakily clean and soft as a peach, with increased suppleness and elasticity.
How to Use:
Apply to cleansed face and neck – avoiding the eye and lip areas. Leave for one minute, then gently rub skin with your fingertips, until the mask begins ‘pilling’ – you should see small, jelly-like ‘grains’ accumulating on the skin’s surface. Continue massaging all areas of the face, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Water, Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Glycolic Acid, Water (And) Sodium Hyaluronate, Water (And) Phenoxyethanol (And) Sclerotium Gum, Water (And) Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Extract, Water (And) Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Water (And) Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract (And) Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract (And) Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract (And) Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract (And) Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance
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My Experience with Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel:
Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel comes in a lime green coloured glossy tube with a flip top. It has a little description at the back of the tube, but it’s in the Korean language. However, the name of the product is written in English over the tube. The flip top is easy to open and gets tightly shut, ensuring no spillage. This 120ml tube of peeling gel is not that bulky and can be carried easily. This peeling gel has an outer cardboard packaging in the same lime green colour. The outer cardboard box houses all the information in English as well.
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Texture and Fragrance:
The consistency of Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel is thin, but not runny and has a slightly rough texture. It is easy to spread over the skin and does not drip at all. The peeling gel has a very refreshing, fruity smell. The scent is mild, subtle and fresh, hence will not irritate the sensitive nose.
There has been no looking back ever since I have started to use the Innisfree peeling mask. It was quite gentle on the skin and I was in the search for something better. Hence, I came across Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel. I use this gel twice a week now.
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Pre-application – I cleanse my face with a soap-free cleanser to avoid any skin irritation. After cleansing and patting my skin dry, I take a generous amount of the product and spread it over the skin. After a minute, I rub the skin gently in circular motion for two minutes. This trick rolls off the gel along with the dead skin cells. After massaging for two minutes, I rinse it off with lukewarm water.
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While massaging the gel in I feel a little warmth but that is not uncomfortable at all. It is easy to work with and only a slight slippery layer remains over the skin in the end; most of the gel gets rolled up. However, that layer gets easily washed off with the help of lukewarm water or normal water.
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Post rinsing, it makes my skin brighter and radiant. It adds a nice glow and my skin feels super soft. Though I experience a little redness it goes away in minutes. I have been using the peeling gel twice a week for over three weeks now. It has refined my skin, reduced the appearance of pores and prevented them from clogging ever since.
It sloughs off the dead skin cells effectively, controls excessive oil and sebum and I have noticed a reduction in the acne breakouts also. With the regular use, I can feel my skin is less oily at present. It has dissolved some whiteheads and blackheads as well but there is no drastic change. They tend to reappear within 3-4 days. Moreover, it does not make the skin dry or stretchy. Instead, it hydrates the dry skin and buffs off the flakiness.
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Pros of Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel:
• Easy to use
• Does not irritate the skin
• Brightens the skin
• Adds a glow to the skin
• Makes skin soft and smooth
• Refines the pores
• Dissolves blackheads and whiteheads
• Sloughs off dead skin cells effectively
• Does not let pores get clogged up
• Reduces acne breakouts
• Controls excess sebum
• Nourishes dry skin
Cons of Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel:
• Cannot prevent blackheads and whiteheads till next use
• Contains parabens
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel?
Yes, I will repurchase. If you like to invest in chemical exfoliants then definitely try this one out.
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