REVIEW: Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling by Neogen - Have some wine without a hangover!
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away… Wait, didn’t this saying go with a fruit…? Nevermind.
Have you ever thought of putting wine on your face? No? Me neither. The consistency makes it a bit difficult. I’d rather just drink it and complain to my girl friends about stupid boys and later have a guilt trip for no reason at all. I’m wandering off, I’m sorry.
Ever wondered if there’s a peeling out there that is gentle and still effective? And that smells good? Where you don’t have to hose down your face to remove it? Well, search no more, I got you a new friend. And she smells like sweet Japanese grape candy.
The Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling comes in a container with which you could put all your worries and heartache on it and it wouldn’t even budge, that’s how sturdy it is. I dropped it about 5 times and it didn’t crack. This may be a negative aspect to some, because the size of the jar makes it a lil inconvenient to travel with.
Did I already tell you, that this peeling is every lazy person's dream?
Like for real, no water splashing everywhere, no mess, no nothing, just a gauze pad.
Inside the container you’ll find 30 individual pads for your peeling routine. Those pads have a soft and a more abrasive gauze side and you can slide your fingers inside a small pouch integrated in the pads to make application even easier.
The pads are drenched in the peeling solution which contains a lot of goodies I’ll later get into.
And believe me, those pads will always be soaked.
Let’s talk about my hate for smelly things. I have to start out with that I really can’t stand most scents that are artificial, meaning those three buck perfumes from the dollar store give me the absolute urge to vomit. I’m not even going to talk about room refreshers or fabric softeners as this post would turn into a hate manifest. Let’s better talk the gauze peeling pads again. They are scented, but to a degree I like it. I don’t like it when a scent hits you in the face like the bad morning breath of your boyfriend.. Or girlfriend, who even cares. I have to admit that the scent probably evoked a lot of good memories because when I visited Japan I fell in love with their remarkably flavoured grape-candies. That’s exactly like they smell, sweet and tangy, a lil bit sour and you guessed it ~wine-y~. Not that I know anything about wine. Don’t get me wrong, the scent is strong but I’m biased.
The goodies inside
The peelings ingredients are a blessing for your skin. The chemical exfoliation works deep in your skins’ pores, whilst the mechanical peeling pad works on your surface which will ultimately leave you with glowy, plump skin.
The name-giving ingredient is of course wine, to be exact red wine extract which is a fermented ingredient. This extract naturally contains AHAs, which we know of is one of our skin's best friend. Also found on the ingredients list is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant which combats those nasty free radical trolls who give you wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Speaking of AHAs, two of those are contained in the formula : Glycolic acid (Smallest AHA, hihi) and lactic acid. Both of these are chemical exfoliants that work your skin from within to clean out dead skin cells that may clog up your pores. Besides all of this, it also contains blueberry extracts which are also good antioxidants.
All those ingredients work together like the Sailor Moon Warriors to give you smooth, clear and hydrated skin.
How to use the fruity goodness?
It’s quite easy and super quick! I’ll tell you how I always do it:
After I’ve washed my face, I’ll grab myself a pad and start with the softer side to distribute the serum all over my neck and face area. Then I’ll go in with the gauze side to work my nose, chin and front to give them a good but gentle(!) scrub. My cheeks and neck are then greeted by the softer side in small gentle circular motions.
I’ll let it sit for a while and then rinse the my face with warm water. Following this, I’d continue as usual with my routine.
I use it twice a week, Sundays and Wednesdays and on those days I don’t use my Vit C serum nor do I use my COSRX Salicylic Acid Peeling.
Tell me senpai, would you buy it again?
I would buy it again any day. I’m aware that it is not a cheap product and that some of you may be put off by the high pricing of this product, but I can assure you that this is money well spent.
Let’s do some maths! If you spend those 25.90, you’ll get 30 pads which makes about 0.86 CHF per pad which equals, if you use it twice a week, to 1.72 for your weekly use. And I don’t think that’s a big amount of money for the gorgeous plump skin you’ll get.
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