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How many times can I possible say it- my skin is dry. Very dry. You would think a girl living in Mississippi would have better skin because it is so incredibly humid here but no, it’s horrible. Regular ole exfoliants, aside from St.Ives Apricot Scrub, just don’t do the trick. My dream peel eliminates all dry dead skin, shrinks my pores and brightens up my face.
I got a chance a few months ago to try Ole Henriksen Power Peel and I want to share my thoughts on it. Power Peel is a three step microdermabrasion and acid peel system that promises to provide radiant, polished skin. Power Peel contains professional spa grade ingredients. In the box is six treatments. I tend to use a treatment once a month. I’ve been using this since December. Here are the steps:
Step 1- Almond Polish
The almond polish is the first step that will exfoliate away dry skin and debris. It contains almond paste, oat flour, bamboo stem powder, honey and orange peel. I wet my hands a little and blended it in my hands and massaged for about a minute as directed. I paid more attention to my brow and cheek area because that’s where my dry skin tends to be the worst.
When comparing the texture of this polish to say St Ives Apricot scrub, the particles are finer but actually rougher than St. Ives which was surprising. The scent of Almond Polish is reminiscent to Jergen’s Almond Cherry body lotion. It does well at exfoliating and it removed every spot of dry skin,
I rinsed and moved on to step 2.
Step 2- Lemon Strip
Lemon Strip peel is the second step to smooth the skin and refine pores. It contains lactic and glycolic acid, orange and lemon extract, algae extract, licorice and vitamin E. Unlike the almond polish, you apply this with dry hands. Just apply to your face and neck and leave it on for three minutes.
Lemon Strip has a light soapy scent. It took about one minute before I started to feel the burn. It was more of a tingle than a burn. After three minutes, I moved on to step 3.
Step 3- Chamomile Comfort
It’s finally time to give your skin a little me time with the Chamomile Comfort mask. It contains chamomile, evening primrose oil (excellent skin toner), azulene and jojoba oil to rehydrate and calm the skin after the lemon strip.
It’s important to note that you DO NOT remove lemon strip, just put this mask on top of it and leave it on your skin for 15 minutes. Then you rinse and remove everything using the complexion sponge.
Chamomile Comfort was not comforting right off. It took 8 minutes for the tingle from Lemon Strip to go away.
My results: Total elimination of dry patches of skin. My skin is brighter, smoother, softer and looks better. I’m really happy with the results. After removing everything, I moisturized with Tarte Pure Maracuja oil and went to bed.
You have the option of purchasing two treatments for $16. or six for $45. Ole Henriksen Power Peel can easily be found at Sephora.