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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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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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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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Awesome!
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This was so cool to use! I could literally see the skin coming off, and it left my sensitive acne-prone skin very smooth. Highly recommend!

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Love This Product!

A friend recommended this product so I gave it a shot and I love it! It helped reduce the amount of oil on my skin which led to less breakouts. My skin felt smooth and clean after using. Can't wait to try the other products in the line.

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Works Like Magic!
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I work in medical, long shifts and have no time for personal care. Like hair masks, facials and my poor nails.
This chemical peel pulled all the nasty crap my makeup remover doesn't get or my daily scrub. Definitely a good product. I love how my face feels afterwards like a baby's butt 

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Real Chemistry 3 Minute Peel
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Why did I wait so long to try this product? I am older and use retinol products for anti-aging, so my skin is in need of a good exfoliator. Harsh exfoliator scrubs are hard on my sensitive skin and others just did not seem to work well at all. This Real Chemistry product worked great. My skin was so clean and soft afterword. I find it is easier to use in the shower. Highly recommend.

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