I went through this phase where peeling gels were kinda my deal. However, if you have terribly dry skin they really aren’t a great pick for exfoliation.
However, if you’re sensitive, oily, or combo they are a gentle way to exfoliate skin without stripping it. On the upside, they are also easy enough to use daily which makes for a great pick for drier skin which tends to go dry if you’re using an exfoliator that’s gritter or “scrubbier” for lack of a better word.
Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel is a gentle way to exfoliate skin.
How’s it work?
This supposedly contains pineapple extracts but I admit to being terribly sad that those “extracts” fail to scent the gel like pineapples, darn. I want a pineapple scented peeling gel!
The thing about peeling gels is they are a quick, effective way to remove dry skin without stripping skin or making it feel tighter and/or drier after use.
I tend to use this in place of my harsher scrub which I can only use once a week. The formula isn’t powerful enough to really get dry, patchy areas smooth but you will find with continued use that it does refine skin and gives it a smoother feeling but not completely eliminating dryness to the point it’s super soft.
The formula is a thinner gel which you can massage on dry skin. Just be sure you’ve completely washed away makeup, etc…prior to applying. As you massage you’ll notice that the product begins to pill off (you can see the pilling in the second photo below) taking drier skin with it as it goes. After you’ve massaged it in you’ll rinse with warm water.
It’s fairly gentle so it won’t leave your skin feeling tight after use and in some cases I even notice my face has a rosy glow after use.
Overall, the peel is a nice to have product in between harder exfoliators I use to really attack patchy areas. It’s a really great pick for those who are sensitive and can’t exfoliate their skin with products that contain sugars, salts, or grainy bits and pieces.
Skinfood is a brand sold exclusively in Korea and a few select Asian countries however E-bay is a good place to start searching for decently priced products as well as Sasa.com