Youthful Helen (grrrrrr):
A less stress-inducing ritual was the glycolic facial which began with a cleanse, removing all our make-up (an alien feeling when in a bar of an evening) and then a tingly super exfoliant mask (in the form of glycolic acid) which breaks down the superficial layers of skin to reveal brighter, fresher cells. Buffed and moisturised, we left to go home feeling rejuvenated, if a little shiny from the hydrating serums and no powder on hand to reapply.
Having tried the Intensive C Radiance Peel sample at home, the same tingly sensation occurs as the professional facial. My exfoliator du jour is Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant as I don’t like the idea of scrubbing my skin with a gritty substance as you would a piece of wood panelling. The Murad version is also very gentle and I like the idea of infusing super levels of vitamin C whilst slewing away at old skin. Your body can’t store vitamin C so it can’t hurt to be applying it topically can it?
The cream is light and non-sticky and formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Synthetic Fragrances which gives it extra ticks too.
I’d recommend getting your hands on a mini sample if you can to see if this stuff is for you. Having just used it twice I’m not sure about long term results, but with my sun damage pigmentation beginning to emerge, this is a habit I’ll be keeping up.
Find it here at: http://www.murad.co.uk/intensive-c-radiance-peel