I understand that peeling of course can be drying, since it will slough off dead skin cells, force them to shed so ultra moisturizing creams are still in order. However I'm quite hesitant to try super strong peeling agents ala "kutis artista" and my foraging through racks of local supermarkets proved to be futile (yep, that localbrand peeling cream from my October beauty on a budget post - sad to say - didn't work despite the call to "measure nyo pa")
These Korean beauty products got my attention though. Yup they're quite pricey and I'd prolly buy just an item every payday but they are soooo lovely to look at and they never fail to amaze me. Yup, I was definitely bitten by the Korean bug, their BonChon chicken being on top!
Moving on, here's Tonymoly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream:
Nice packaging :) a bit bulky so I wasn't able to bring this on trips. Notice that I was already missing the leaf-shaped product tag that should be attached to the little "stem": it is because the little boy thought this to be a toy and played with it before I even got the chance to get a picture of it.
It opens right in the middle, like this:
As the name Appletox implies, it smells of apples. The smell is not too strong, just right, so when you finally apply the cream on face, you'll feel instantly relaxed :)
What I like about this product is that you'll see the peeling action as soon as you apply. I was sold as soon as the salesgirl demo-ed the cream on the side of my hand!
See the white particles on my fingers? That's what you get after massaging the cream on skin. No joke ^_^
The hubby teased me that it's just the cream reacting to the rubbing motion and not the dead skin sloughing off but I really don't care. I'm having fun using it. It can do circus on my face for all I care. lol :)
The best part is that you don't need to follow it up with any facial cream since it doesn't feel dry afterwards, it feels moisturized even after you rinse it off. No, your skin won't visibly peel afterwards too (no "naagnas" look, i swear. lol) and I can see improvements on my face after a week - that's 3 days/applications: tone looks a little more even, BB cream working better, and my undereye circles are visibly lightened. My whiteheads were also.. contained? lol. what a word. :D
Anyway, not so bad at 565php since you'll only need a small amount when applying. Ideally, 2-3 times a week depending on your skin type. Since I'm battling the reptilian skin, I go for 3 times a week. I apply it first thing in the morning while the baby is still asleep just so I won't risk having his delicate skin rub on my treated face. According to Tonymoly's website, Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream contains Green Apple extract, AHA and Papaya extract so I imagine it's safe enough for me to use.
How to use according to their website:
"After daily cleansing, apply an appropritate amount onto the skin and gently massage in a circular motion. Once dirt particles appear, simply rinse off with lukewarm water. Recommended to use 1~2 times a week."
So far I am happy with this product although I'm eyeing their other product, the Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack, priced at 560php. Perhaps on next payday since I have already blown away my Christmas money on Ebay and Facebook auctions. lol :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :)