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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

This acid-free face peel removes dead skin cells, which visibly lift off as you massage the gel-like exfoliator into your skin. It's so gentle, it's safe for even the most sensitive skin types.

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel
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The chemistry is REAL
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I'm a baby when it comes to pain which is why I've thought about chemical peels, but never took the next step. My skin also tends to have a mind of it's own so even something that's made for sensitive skin can cause a reaction depending on the ingredients.

This product is the real deal! My skin felt so smooth after 1 use, and it was so easy and painless! I'm definitely adding this to my skin care routine and I'm so thankful to Birchbox for introducing me to this awesome product.

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Use after micro-needling treatments!
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I have been getting micro-needling treatments to remove lines in the forehead and a few scars and day 2 after the treatment my skin is a disaster. It flakes and is so so so dry. At first I was trying to remove all the dead skin with apricot scrubs -harsh and removed minimal dead skin. I didn’t know what to do and remembered I received this in a box and thought, why not? Omg. Any reviews you have read saying they are not sure if the little balls that form are skin -I assure you it is your skin! Literally ALL THE DEAD SKIN CAME RIGHT OFF! I have to admit the first time I used (on normal day not after MN treatment) I was a bit skeptical if the “balls” were actually my skin, it was so gentle it seemed hard to believe. But it is def your skin! Will be switching to this for my weekly exfoliating routine. Also note I suffer from redness, I don’t feel it irritated my redness.

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Horrible!!
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This stuck to my face and wouldn't come off no matter how much warm water, soap and rubbing. It left my face with scabs!

I don't get how people like this and how I could have possibly screwed up so badly.

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Binds to EVERYTHING on your face (including my fuzz)...
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This product did bind to my dead skin as advertised. Unfortunately, it also bound itself to the hair on my face. I needed to cleanse/exfoliate after using the product a few times just to remove the globs of skin from my face. It was incredibly painful. If it was easier to remove, I would have rated this product higher.

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Meh
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I didn't like using this peel. It didn't slough away enough dead skin cells for me to feel like it made a difference. Also, my skin didn't feel especially soft afterwards, which is sort of what you hope for with a peel.

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OK
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Wasn't very impressed with this product. It didn't spread very well on my skin and actually formed solids as I was trying to apply it to my face, I felt like it wasn't dead skin cells but rather the way the product was made that caused it to do that.

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3-minute peel

Had the same issue as a few others. Product balled up in the fine hairs along my jawline and took FOREVER to peel off. I feel like I ended up getting an unexpected partial wax. Rest of my skin did feel soft though. I definitely will not be using this product again.

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It was going well until....

I was looking forward to trying this type of mask. I followed the directions to a tee. All was going well through the first 15 seconds and as described the "solids" started rolling up at the surface. I continued massaging per the directions. Unfortunately, the peel started grabbing onto my lower cheek and jaw area. I thought "wow I had a lot of build up there" until it started hurting. The product had started to clump in the peach fuzz on my face (and seriously, it's not an unnatural amount, very fine and light). I ended up stopping before the 2-3 minute recommendation and spent the next ten minutes trying to remove the product with a wash cloth. It did not soften and remove easily. I threw the rest of the sample away.

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Pretty good
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I have never used a chemical peel before and am sold on them after using this product. My skin is so smooth and my skin tone looks great. Not a fan of the odor though.

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Amazingly smooth skin
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I was very skeptical at first, but once I tried it, I was sold, you can feel the dead skin coming off as you massage it into your skin, and it leaves skin amazingly smooth. I don't know if it is actually going to even out my skin tone, but it is a great, none grainy skin exfoliator.

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