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The Garnier Skin Naturals Purifying Peel Kit is a two step process which aims to exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores and clear imperfections when used regularly (three times a week as suggested by Garnier). Garnier claim to use natural ingredients where possible, and interestingly also claim that ingredients are collected in an environmentally friendly way. It retails at around £2-4, and can be found in many beauty shops, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Step one of the process involves cleansing the face for 30 seconds with an exfoliating, anti-bacterial wash. This contains extracts of pumice stone which exfoliate dead skin cells which are thought to block pores. After rinsing, step two of the system is the peeling solution itself. The bottle comes with a small, clear vessel which the solution is poured into up to the fill line, to give an accurate volume of product at each use. This is then applied to the face by soaking a cotton wool ball in the solution, and gently covering the face, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. Garnier then recommends leaving this overnight, before rinsing in the morning.
I have sensitive, spot-prone skin, and upon coming across this product initially, I was very cautious as the notion of facial skin peeling might suggest harsh chemicals being applied in the salon environment to 'burn off' the outer most layer of skin. Nothing could be further from the truth with the Garnier Purifying Peel Kit. As I mentioned before I have sensitive skin, which very quickly lets me know if I have gone too far, and I had no such reaction to this skin system. I found it gentle yet effective.
The wash used at step one is an effective scrub. The beads are just right, and it has a nice, soothing smell. The peeling solution itself is a thick, clear lotion which makes it easy to apply. Although, I'd recommend waiting until it has partially dried in before going to bed to avoid it rubbing off. After a few hours of wearing the lotion, its actions were evident. After rubbing a small area of my skin (which had been scrubbed previously), particles of dried solution (which was clear on application) were dirty as they came away, showing that it did remove skin cells and dirt.
I didn't notice a great deal of difference after the first application, although my skin was smooth and had a non-greasy glow the morning after. After subsequent applications however, I have noticed a significant difference in my skin. My spots have now gone, and my skin is less greasy during the day. My skin has a glow, and looks much healthier. I now use this product three times a week, at bedtime, and I am happy to continue purchasing it.
Garnier Skin Naturals Purifying Peel Kit is a good product, which I will buy and recommend to friends and family again and again.
I love this product. i have suffered from bad spots on my face now for some time, in fact a few years. i have tried product on product and nothing seems to work. Out shopping one day i saw the Garnirer pure peeling Solution, and wanting to get my skin back to the way it use to be, i thought i would give it a go.
You use the exfoliating anti - bactirial wash first, which you rub in to your skin for 30 seconds and then rinse then you use the peeling solution. You apply this to your face with a cotton wool pad and then leave overnight to do its magic. in the morning you rince with warm water.
The first time i used it i didnt see and reduction in spots or dead skin, but i kept at it. The next time i started to see a huge improvment in my skin. I now use this product on a regular basis, 3 times a week.
My skin feels clean and fresh and i dont have to try and cover spots with concealer. I would recommened any one who has bad skin to try this product as it has certainly worked for me.
I was bargain hunting in B&M's last Summer and came across this product; Garnier Purifying Peel Kit. It was priced at just £1.99. It was the brand that first attracted me to the product. Garnier is a brand I trust, and I am picky about the stuff I put on my face. I bought a couple to try out.
Packaging and Claims
The kit is contained in a metallic blue box. There is the usual Garnier logo, as well as lot's of information, meaning you know exactly what you are buying. On the front of the box you are told the kit aims to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores, help clear imperfections and clear the appearance of marks. There is a list of safety instructions, which amongst other things explains the product contains an acid which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, and for this reason it is important to protect your skin for at least 7 days following use.
The box itself contains two products, the peeling solution (50ml) and an anti-bacterial wash (50ml). The packaging for both of these is similar. The peeling solution is in a white bottle, complete with blue lid, and silver and black writing. The style of the face wash is the same, however this comes in a tube. As well as the normal lid on the peeling solution, there is also an extra clear cap, which is used for application of the solution.
There is an instruction leaflet contained within the box, with a list of directions for use, and safety instructions. Basically the same information contained on the outside of the packaging.
The instructions for using the product are split in to two steps.
Step 1. Damp the face and wash with the anti-bacterial wash. Massage into the skin for 30 seconds before rinsing thoroughly and patting the face dry with a towel.
Step 2. Remove the clear cap from the top of the peeling solution and fill this with the solution. Soak a piece of cotton wool in this, and then apply to the face and neck. Leave to work over night and rinse the face in the morning.
I found using the kit to be very simple. The face wash was lovely, not too thick and the beads it contained didn't feel to hard on the skin. It has a lovely spell too which I think could be eucalyptos. It is easy to rub in and rinses easily too. Sometimes I find these types of face washes can leave the skin feeling a bit tacky, but this was not the case with this one.
The peeling solution is very thick and gloopy. It is easy to apply to the face though. As soon as the solution hits the face your skin has an instant shine and is quite sticky so I recommend if you have long hair to tie it back. It takes around 5 minutes to totally dry though your skin does remain a bit sticky until you rinse it the next morning.
I have used both kits I bought now, one last Summer and one very recently. Overall, I am not that impressed. My skin does go through stages of getting a little dull looking, and I was hoping for this product to improve it, but this was not the case. I used the product as instructed, 3 times a week in the evening but I have seen very little improvement. The face wash did its job, my skin was clean, but I really cannot see what the peel kit does. My skin looks exactly the same as it did before using the product. I also bought my Mum a box to try, and her opinion is the same, it seems to have no effect. I can't even say I saw a slight difference in my skin, and it was (and still is) far from perfect to start with.
The product claimed to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores. Well it did exfoliate the skin, but this was just the face wash and these are easy to buy anywhere and nothing new. It did not clear imperfections and did not clear appearances of marks.
I have read some raving reviews of the Purifying Peel Kit, but it is not for me, and I would not recommend it for this reason. For £1.99 it was worth a try, but I can see why it was so cheap.
I bought this from B and M bargains and it cost me just £1.99. I knew that seemed cheap for a peel kit especially by Garnier, I've just researched it further and found it can cost up to £10 so if you have a B and M bargains near you grab a couple at this fantastic price!
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure
Pure is the range by Garnier for people who think they should be too old for teenage skin. The products are designed specifically for combination and problem skin.
Garnier Pure uses natural ingredients where possible.
Within the range are a face wash, cleansing wipes, cleanser, toner, face mask and this; a chemical peel.
Purifying Peel Kit
For a start now I've got this home I'm thinking a 'peel' sounds a little extreme but i'm willing to give it a go.
This kit contains Lacnozinc- a combination of zinc, lactic acid and salicylic acid, these three ingredients work together to purify your skin and regulate oil production.
The other effective ingredient is Eucalyptus which is used for its stimulating and anti-bacterial properties.
The box is metallic turquoise and white which looks appealing, it definitely stood out from the shelf of bland packaging to me.
The kit comprises of 2 bottles, both of which are shown lifesize on the box-
Step 1- Exfoliating antibacterial wash, 50ml.
Step 2- Peeling solution, 50ml.
"Helps break the cycle of imperfections" and on the leaflet inside we are told what this cycle is- * Dead skin cells block pores, * Sebum accumulation on the surface, * Surface bacteria gathers...and then back to the beginning again!
"Helps clear imperfections and control oily skin" This is the effect of Lacnozinc and Eucalyptus.
How to use
Step 1- Cleanse your face with the exfoliating scrub, take up to 30 seconds to massage this into your skin. This allows the micro particles to get to work.
Rinse thoroughly and pat your skin dry.
Step 2- use the clear cap (stuck on top of the turquoise bottle cap) to measure out a capful of the liquid. Soak a cotton wool pad in this solution and then apply gently all over your face, just avoid sensitive parts such as skin close to lips.
Sounds simple enough, i'll give it a try I thought!
Using the kit
This is almost a diary of my use of the peel kit as it says for best results use 3 times a week, I am writing this review after the first 3 uses-
I unscrewed the exfoliating wash lid and squeezed a bit into my hand, Its a soft tube so easy to squeeze however much you want. I used a small blob about the size of a 5p and this seemed plenty.
At this point I was decided that even if the peel didn't work very well I'd be buying this kit again as the scrub was one of the best I've used. The granules were rough but not uncomfortably so and my skin felt a lot smoother after only 30 seconds of gentle scrubbing.
Step 1 completed and i'm happy so far.
Onto step 2, After reading that I 'pour' this solution into the cap I presumed it would be a liquid similar to a toner, the solution is in fact a gloopy substance like a gel which gloops rather than pours into the clear cap. Its easy enough to do though and then I poured this from the cap onto a cotton wool pad and wiped it over my face.
It makes your skin instantly shiny so you can see where you've put it. I made sure I had an even coat all over my face and then left it to dry as instructed.
It feels like theres a high alcohol content as I got that tingly cold feeling as I applied it. It soaks in easily but your face may feel slightly sticky and look shiny for a while, It doesn't matter though as you're meant to use this last thing at night so the solution can be left on overnight to work so you won't be going out anywhere with your shiny sticky face!
* Day 1 - In the morning there doesn't feel to be much left of the product on my skin and I worry its rubbed off on my sheets and peeled them instead of me but as I wash my face with warm water I can feel its slightly slimy (not my usual feel I promise) and this reassures me that it has in fact stay put while I slept.
My skin does feel smoother and my pores look smaller too, I don't have a big problem with open pores but because my skin is so pale I think any imperfection is more noticeable.
* Day 4 - After the second application, my skin is visibly more improved, my nose isn't as shiny as it used to be without make-up and my pores are almost perfect. My skins texture is smoother too with no dry patches or bumps.
* Day 7 - The third and final use I will document, I am VERY impressed with this kit, my skin is more or less perfect; i've never had bad skin but i've never been able to say its perfect either so i'm very happy :)
I have very sensitive skin and this product suggests to do a patch test before use (like most hair dyes do) but I can never be bothered, lazy and a bit stupid I know!
But this has not reacted badly with my skin at all, I suppose the natural ingredients will have helped this. Apparently a smarting sensation is classed as 'normal' but I didn't even get that, it was not in the slightest bit uncomfortable which I must say I imagined it would be having such an extreme name as peel...lol I was picturing the top layer of my skin peeling off!
Also, the instructions are really clear with little diagrams though the process is pretty simple anyway I think.
A fantastic product which I will be stocking up on.
Contains Exfoliating Anti-Bacterial Wash (50ml) and Peeling Solution (50ml) / Exfoliates dead skin cells and unclogs pores / Helps clear imperfections, and protect against their appearance /