[productsample] If you think about how popular Pixi Glow Tonic is, and the rave reviews that it continues to get for giving smoother skin, you can think of this as a more sophisticated version. There are lots of glow lotions and tonics about at the moment so there’s something for all budgets, but Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel is offering a more sophisticated formula to gently peel and reveal.
As you can see, it’s a bi-phase formula so you need to give it a good shake. Acid Peels aren’t nearly as aggressive as they sound – they gently take off old cells so you’re in a continuous cycle of your skin showing newer cells at the surface (and therefore more glow) if you use it daily. The downside to this is that you absolutely can’t get away with no SPF, even in winter. I’d suggest using it at night.
By using a combination of acids – glycolic, lactic and malic, along with salicylic and new arrival, Tranexamic acid the theory is that you get a more effective peel. It’s bi-phase because along with the acids, the formula also contains lipids so that your complexion never feels taut after applying. Tranexamic (TXA) is a bio-engineered amino acid designed to target pigmentation. I’ve so far only used this a couple of times (I’m using a retinol night cream and don’t want to over-do things) and it does almost instantly make your skin feel softer because of the lipid film. The brand cites it as a ‘gentle’ peel which is how any peeling that’s not under supervision should be done and it certainly does feel gentle but bigger results won’t show for at least a week.
This is good if your complexion is dull and there’s no natural gleam to it – the acids will certainly make a difference to that and you’ll get a glowier effect which then a has a knock on to how your foundation looks. I’m all for gentle peeling lotions as a complexion booster and I’m going to incorporate this into my routine as soon as I give the retinol a break. It’s £48 HERE.
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