6 Gentle Face Peels to Use Before Summer Starts
When it comes to silky smooth face skin, exfoliation is key—especially after enduring months of cold weather and dry skin build up. Exfoliating your skin with an exfoliating formula can help slough off dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and make way for softer, smoother, more radiant-looking skin. Another reason to include exfoliation in your regimen? It can make it easier for your skin care products to get the job done. Ready to give it a try? From a 28-day peel that can refresh and renew the look of skin to a daily facial peel that can help keep dry skin at bay, we share six of our favorite—read: go-to—facial peels to try this season. Keep reading to find out which one is right for you!
THE BODY SHOP DROPS OF YOUTH YOUTH LIQUID PEEL
Exfoliate dry, rough-feeling skin with The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Liquid Peel. Formulated with 3 plant stem cells, edelweiss from the Italian Alps, and sea holly and criste marine from the Brittany coast, this skin exfoliant can slough off dry, dead skin cells build up and make way for softer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
KIEHL’S OVER-NIGHT BIOLOGICAL PEEL
Want smoother, more-even looking skin? Reach for Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Over-Night Biological Peel. Clinically-demonstrated to facilitate the natural exfoliation process (based upon results shown in a dermatologist-controlled study) this gentle overnight facial peel can enhance the skin’s surface and promote a more vibrant-looking complexion come morning.
Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel, $46 MSRP
LANCÔME VISIONNAIRE CRESCENDO DUAL-PHASE NIGHT PEEL
Behold Lancôme’s all-new overnight progressive peel that can help fight visible signs of aging—think: fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and lack of luminosity. We love this luxe two phase facial peel for its ability to refresh and renew the look of the skin in 28 days. Phase one’s formula contains AHA from fruit acids and quinoa husk to gently exfoliate and phase two’s formula contains a powerful combination of salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which work together to even and smooth the skin’s complexion.
For more on Lancôme’s Visionnaire Crescendo Dual-Phase Night Peel ($75 MSRP), see our full product review, here.
THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN C GLOW REVEALING LIQUID PEEL
Get your glow on with The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow-Revealing Liquid Peel. Formulated with vitamin C-rich camu camu from the Amazonian Rainforest in Peru, this gentle exfoliant can work to slough off dry, dead—not to mention: dull-looking—skin cells and reveal a softer, smoother, more radiant-looking complexion.
VICHY IDÉALIA PEEL
Want a face peel that is gentle enough to use every night? Reach for Vichy’s Idéalia Peeling. Formulated with exfoliating glycolic acid, blueberry polyphenols, and fermented black tea extract, this gentle drugstore facial peel can help renew and even the look of the skin’s surface and promote a more radiant-looking complexion.
Vichy Idéalia Peeling, $37 MSRP
KIEHL’S NIGHTLY REFINING MICRO-PEEL CONCENTRATE
Say goodbye to dull-looking skin with Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. Formulated with sustainably-sourced quinoa husk extract, and clinically-demonstrated to help accelerate surface skin cell turnover, this nightly micro-peel can promote softer skin and reveal a more radiant and refreshed-looking complexion.