Today I have The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution.
For me this one is a weird one. I know a lot of people rave about this and compare it Drunk Elephant Babyfacial (I haven’t tried that as it’s hard to get hold of in the UK). I have been testing this for a good while so here are my thoughts.
Ingredients are: Glycolic Acid, Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
It is a purple colour due to the inclusion of Tasmanian Pepperberry, in a way it’s handy that it’s there as you can see where you are putting the peel. I find it a little hard to apply, I don’t think I’ve ever had a consistent even layer, some bits are always thicker than others, must be user error here, but I think potentially it would be easier to apply with a brush.
You leave it on your skin for 10 minutes, then rinse off. I don’t know that this does much for my skin at all, so I went back to Alpha H Liquid Gold recently and I found the results much better. My skin is a little bit brighter having used the Peel, no difference to my pigmentation though and the bumpy texture on my neck is still there. It doesn’t sting or tingle but I’m used to using acids so that was to be expected.
I think I will use this up, I’m not sure I would repurchase. I want to try their Glycolic Toning Solution instead to see if that would better suited for my skin. You can buy this from http://www.theordinary.com and it is £6.30 for 30ml.
Till next time,