Safe for Sensitive Skin?
I used a sample of this about a year ago and liked the results, but I'm wondering if it may cause a reaction in my skin, specifically an acne breakout, if used on a regular basis? I have very finicky skin (dry,oily t-zone,occasional monthly breakouts) which tends to overreact to 'new ideas'. I am used to AHAs and BHAs, as well as gentle scrubs, and do not have negative reactions to those. Thanks for any answers or suggestions!
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
on Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel
I can't tell you if you will have a bad reaction but I have not. Don't leave it on longer than the directions or your skin will get a bit red. Even so, when I did that, I put on a bit of cream and the redness went away in a short time. Remember this is a serious peel. Use a washcloth in very hot water three time to remove the product. This will prevent it from getting in your eyes.
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answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
- Los Angeles
If you didn't get a reaction the first time you used this product then I doubt you will ever get one. I have done a facial for friends using this and some of them have had sensitive skin yet they didn't have any adverse effects from it. It is a really great product and I can't imagine that it would leave you with anything but lovely skin. :)
I always try a bit of any new cream on a small patch of skin near your jaw line, leave it for a few hours and if it's ok then proceed.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
- QLD, Australia
In my opinion, you should be just fine. The sugar scrub is very light and you gently rub it on your face. The acid activator is gentle but if you feel sensitivity you can simply rinse off. It is my guess that using this product will help you to reduce break-outs because you will remove dead skin that clog your pores. I find this product to be gentle on my skin. The great thing about Philosophy is that you get professional results from very gentle products. Good Luck!
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
I would doubt that this product would be the cause of a breakout. It really, truly deep-cleans and exfoliates your skin, so if anything it should reduce breakouts. The scrub's "force" is entirely up to you since you're applying it with your fingers... if you press hard and scrub it will really exfoliate a lot, but if you gently rub the scrub around your skin it shouldn't irritate sensitive skin. I quite like this product and think you would too!
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
- Washington, DC