Until a year or two, I was more into physical exfoliators than the chemical ones. Having a routine and not being too open to a change might be the main reason. Luckily I decided to leave my comfort zone and be more open to trying different things… Something like Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel…
Some of you might already know that Formula is M&S’s own brand, so it wasn’t a surprise to see some of its products in the M&S Advent Calendar. I don’t have much experience with Formula products. I use the cleanser, toner and apart from that Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream was in last’s year’s Advent Calendar. The price range of the products are usually in the more affordable range and most of the products sound promising.
Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel is a gentle alternative to the traditional scrubs. It has smooth gel texture until it contacts with the skin, then it gets grainy as it sweeps away the dead skin cells. This gel transforms the dirt and dead skin to jelly-like balls. I know it doesn’t sound too appealing, but the result it good! Even though I exfoliate and apply mask regularly, seeing the pieces of dead skin made me question my skincare routine.
How do I use it? I always apply it to the clean and dry skin. You don’t need a big amount due to the gel formula. As it is massaged on to the skin, you feel the texture changing and it gets grainy. Once all the dead skin is lifted, just wash it with the warm water and carry on with your skincare routine. After the peel, I apply a generous amount of moisturiser/serum to keep the glow and also protect my skin from the harsh weather conditions.
How often do I use it? There’s no recommended time to use it, so I use it whenever my skin looks dull and needs a little bit of lift. I mostly use it in the mornings when my skin doesn’t look at its best.
After the use, skin feels smoother and refreshed. Also, I love the radiant look. It made its ways into my morning skincare routine. This ultra-mild peel is also suitable for sensitive skin. Even though the website says it is tingle-free peel, I think it would give the tingly feeling to the sensitive skins. It is not unbearable and it doesn’t feel too bad. It has sweet smell which fades away once you start massaging the gel on to the skin.
Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel is £17.50 for 50 ml. 15 ml Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel will give you up to 10 usages, which is enough to decide whether you like the product or not. What do I think about it? I think it is affordable and good. When I finish this one, I will probably purchase it. It really comes handy in the mornings when my skin looks dull and I don’t have much time to have a proper mask routine.
Have you tried any Formula products? What are your thoughts about the peels?