These days, it seems that anything that can be plucked, ironed or peeled has a Brazilian pre-fix.
Why is that??? Can we please move on to another country if not continent already???
I do love me some Glycolic Acid. Used regularly, it does keep my skin glowing, so whether its pads or peels, some form of glycolic acid is in my repertoire. When I was contacted to try Advanced Home Active's Brazilian Peel , which was rewarded the 2010 Allure Best of Beauty Award, Best Beauty Breakthrough, I leaped to accept. I do use an at home glycolic peel, but it requires 4 steps, cleansing, prepping, applying and neutralizing. The system Brazilian Peel created is tidy, safe and effective; 4 dual chamber syringes, are infused with medical-strength 30% glycolic acid and acai berry (~ola)! on one side, and neutralizing solution on the other, simply apply one syringe as directed, each week for a month. Here's how it works:
I started with completely cleansed skin, and then pressed the solution into my palm. Within a few seconds, I felt a soothing sensation of warmth. It is best applied in a thin layer, (avoiding the eye area) to the face, neck and decollete. I found I had product leftover, so I immediately covered my hands...bonus!!!
They caution there may be a slight tingle, but my skin is pretty hardy...the only thing that might tingle me is a buzz saw. I relaxed for 10 minutes with my feet up, while Brazilian Peel did all the heavy lifting and than rinsed thoroughly. I have used two treatments and I am enjoying many of the benefits with zero irritation or unsightly peeling. I could not stop peeking at my skin today...it was positively radiant. I can't wait to see what happens after week three and four! Here are some more facts and results from their clinical tests:
- Contains 30% glycolic acid – 5x stronger than most doctor endorsed glycolic products - so results are deeper, stronger, longer lasting.
- Clinically proven to visibly brighten, smooth, firm and tone skin.
- Safe, gentle, easy to use thanks to the revolutionary Q-Mag Neutralizer, a patented delivery system which delivers the strength of a professional glycolic peel without irritation.
- Enhanced with açai, a natural and potent anti-oxidant from the Brazilian rain forest, that helps reduce the damaging effects of free radicals.
- Hastens cell regeneration and restores skins’ collagen building function to create a younger looking appearance as softer, clearer, less congested, healthier-looking skin emerges.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
- Hyper pigmentation, blemishes and dry patches are reduced or eradicated.
- Helps repair sun damage.
- Helps improve skin’s texture, smoothing away dullness, roughness and dryness.
- Skin becomes tighter, firmer, more radiant and glowing.
- Makes skin surface ready for High Definition attention.
- Allows moisturizers and treatment products to be more efficacious.
- Free of Dyes, Paraben Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Synthetic Fragrance
- Cost hundreds of dollars less than a spa or Doctors office
And you can be too. De nada.