As part of my monthly facials, this "peel" is done each month. Recently my aesthetician recommended I purchase the product (after using the generous sample she gave me) to use at home 2-3 times per week to remove the dead skin cells that hang out around my nose and chin.
In 2011, I attacked these areas with the Clarisonic and I couldn't understand why my delicate, sensitive, dry skin was getting more infected, getting WORSE with the beauty tool everyone in Blogland was loving. Instead of eliminating blackheads, my breakouts became Biblical.
Since using this Red Wine Enzyme strictly per the instructions located here, I have noticed that my skin is cleaner, less irritated and thus clear. This product does not sting, does not cause me redness, and I'm not being paid to endorse it. If you would like to pay me, I prefer free products instead. :-)
I pay $35 + sales for this product, and I expect it to last me for 4-5 months because such a tiny amount is used. Here's my method:
- Before I pop into the shower for the morning, I put one pump of the enzyme into the palm of my hand, and then apply it all over my face, excluding ONLY the upper lids of my eye. I do put it on the under-eye area because this product is so gentle (and Madame Miracle Worker said it's okay to do so). However, if you are particularly sensitive I would recommend avoiding your eye area altogether until you can tell how this product works on your own unique skin.
- Do not be fooled by the creamy texture; this is an enzyme peel, and a very little goes a very long way on your face.
- I do the things that must be done in the shower, careful not to get my face wet.
- When the shower is nearly over, I quickly rinse my face.
- The first thing done when I am out of the shower is to apply my facial moisturizer. If you let your skin go too long (over 60 seconds) without hydrating it after the enzyme, you risk drying out your skin.
The peel must be used in combination with moist heat, so either a shower or a facial steam is the only way for the ingredients to activate on your face.
That's my enzyme story. Please let me know if you decide to give this product a try and how it works for you!
Oh, the aesthetician recommended for me a once-weekly scrub: olive oil and sea salt. Don't you love grocery store beauty products that are already hanging around your house?