Brand: First Aid Beauty
Product: Facial Radiance Intensive Peel
Made In: USA
Price: $84
Effectiveness: ★★☆☆☆
Feeling on Skin: ★★☆☆☆
Overall Rating: 2/5

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Texture/Ingredients

DSC00536-001The texture of the mask is like a clay mask. It has a light pleasant scent from its ingredients.

Ingredients:
-Mucor Miehei Extract: Gentle chemical exfoliating agent composed of mushroom enzymes.
-Active Charcoal: A powerful absorbing agent that helps draw out skin toxins and impurities.
-Kaolin: Natural clay that helps absorb impurities and purify the skin.
-Lactic and Salicylic Acids: Chemical exfoliating agents, also known as alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

Water, Kaolin, Silt, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Sorbitol, Silica, Ethoxydiglycol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Spirulina Platensis Powder, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Charcoal Powder, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Laureth-7, BHT, Sodium Citrate, Quartz, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Oleth-10, Ceteth-25, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289).

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Feeling on Skin

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Directions said to:
Use once or twice a week as needed. Apply liberally to clean, dry skin with dampened sponge. Leave on 1-5 minutes, as tolerated (a tingling sensation or redness is normal). Rinse with warm water.

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I left it on for 4 mins before washing it off. I guess I should have started with 1 minute. My face did not turn red, but there was a burning sensation that was quite uncomfortable. My face had the stinging/burning sensation for around 20 mins on my cheeks, nose and the area around my lips.

When I just applied, the area around my mouth already started feeling warm. I didn’t take much notice as the rest of my face felt okay. However, once my cheeks started to burn, it was a little to late. It takes some time to wash the product off the face. I guess the mask stayed on my face for 5 mins including the time taken to wash and probably a little longer if I include the time taken to apply.

Effectiveness

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The brightening effect is not as good as I expected. Squinting my eyes due to the stingness sensation >.<

And, according the the skin analyser, the smoothness of skin was still the same as before…

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For the first application, I recommend to just leave on for 1 minute. People with sensitive skin should probably not try this, or do a patch test first. In any case, I definitely prefer their Facial Radiance Pads. It is much more gentle and has fast visible effect.

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