I received the Aloette Aloepure Restorative Enzyme Peel last Christmas from the MIL. And I just opened it a couple of weeks ago…
It’s the same concept as the Japanese cult product, Cure Natural Aqua Peeling Gel. I had used a peeling gel product before, called O’slee Rosehip Peeling Gel, which irritated my skin due to so much manual rubbing of my skin. I was hesitant to use this enzyme peel but I read good reviews online, so I figured I should just finally give it a try.
Aloepure Restorative Enzyme Peel is a bright green gel:
It has a thick gooey consistency and smells citrus-y:
The instruction reads:
Apply a thin layer of Restorative Enzyme Peel to clean, dry skin. Rub gently in a circular motion until small beads form. Once beading has stopped, rinse face with warm water.
When I first used it, for the first 30 seconds of rubbing, it seemed like nothing was happening. But the gel then turns more liquidy and thin, at which point the product starts to ball up on the skin. I’ve replicated the instructions on the back of my hand to show the resulting “beads”:
When I’m rinsing this product off with water, my skin feels *squeaky* clean. Afterwards, my skin does feel softer with no tightness or irritation. However, I did ask my SO to feel the skin on both my hands to see which was softer – he guessed the one that I didn’t use the peel on! Not very scientific, but…
The ingredients are quite good and includes aloe, hyaluronic acid, various fruit extracts – and is alcohol-free:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Papain, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycosaminoglycans, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Some people claim that the little peeling beads are dead skin being rubbed off, but I beg to differ – it’s just the product beading up on itself. I did a test on the back of my hand – applied the gel 3 times consecutively and each time the product beaded up. If it was really rubbing off my dead skin, why would there still be so much “dead skin” after the first and second peels? 😉
Overall it’s a decent product but I looked up the item online (for research purposes) and found out that the 65g jar costs $47! 😮 To me it’s not worth it, but it was a nice gift to receive! 😉 I’m not too familiar with Aloette but it seems to be along similar veins as Mary Kay.
Two questions for you:
1) Have you tried peeling gels before?
2) Do you have unused Christmas presents from last year?