|Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - $60 at Sephora|
Product shown in photo is a deluxe sample size.
There's a lot to love about Sephora, but my favorite part has to be the samplers/GWPs that I get to pick out every once in a while. Despite all the grumbling about epic-fail rewards, I have to admit, I have picked up quite a few generous deluxe samples over the years and discovered some favorites along the way. Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is one such product. I have always been fascinated with Asian skincare products and routines, and for the most part, I find the products and formula quite unique, whether it be in terms of packaging or just how they work on the skin. Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel pretty much lives up to this image. This scrub features a new-to-me formula - a soft powder that mixes with water to create a gentle foam. The exfoliation is provided not by scrubbing granules or harsh particles but rather with botanical ingredients such as papaya enzyme, papain. This natural enzyme exfoliates skin without irritation while green tea and alantoin soothe the skin and protect against free radicals. Scroll on for my thoughts on the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel.
|Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - the "scrub" is a soft yellow powder that doesn't have any obvious fragrance to it.|
|Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel - How to Use|
To use, dispense some of the powder into the palm of the hand, mix with a very small amount of water, and rub palms to work this into a gentle lather. Massage moistened face with this gentle lather for about 45 seconds and rinse clean. The full/regular size bottle apparently automatically dispenses the required amount of product, but I have only used the deluxe samples so far. At any rate, you don't need a lot of product - less than 1/2 teaspoon would be a generous amount - and a bottle of this will last a long, long time. This scrub doesn't really feel like it is doing anything on my face while using it. In fact, it just feels like a soft face wash that leaves skin feeling clean and smooth. It does seem to brighten my skin, though, especially the next morning (I usually use this at night), and I definitely feel it helps my skin absorb serums and moisturizers better.
I have sensitive, oily-combination skin which tends to look dull unless it gets a regular dose of gentle exfoliation, Of late, I have been on a mission to tackle uneven pigmentation and tenacious dark spots on my face, and the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel has been among some of the new products in my skincare routine. Going by the name, I was expecting some sort of harsh chemical exfoliation, but this product actually feels more like a face wash. I use it about 3-4 times a week, and this leaves my skin looking fresh and feeling soft. It also preps my skin and helps it absorb serums/moisturizers better, and overall, my skin looks healthier. I won't credit any one product with changing skin tone or fading dark spots - at least with my skin - but I have sensitive skin, and I definitely appreciate the gentle yet effective exfoliation I get from this scrub.
If you are the sort who needs a good old-fashioned scrubby bits kind of scrub to feel squeaky clean, this might not be the best choice for you, but if like me, you are willing to go the slow but steady route with your skincare routine, then do give the Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel a try.
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