Wednesday, December 16, 2009

REVIEW: Bliss Peeling Groovy

By now you should know that I'm really into skincare, fighting the good fight against sun damage, wrinkles, enlarged pores, etcera, etcera, etcera. So, what if there was a product that could do all that and hydrate your skin? It would be a miracle, right? Well Bliss may not have come up with a miracle, but this is prvery good product. Peeling Groovy is a dermatologist-developed, oil-free, non-irritating, amino acid exfoliating serum for all skin types. ($65)

From the Bliss website:

•like a 1-step liquid microdermabrasion

•smoothes fine lines and minimizes pores

•gently exfoliates to address uneven skin texture

•attracts up to 3 times the normal moisture levels for supple skin

•brightens skin discolorations (age spots, sun spots, post-breakout dark spots)

Peeling Groovy has a clear watery texture, absorbs well and reveals a clear bright complexion virtually overnight. I take care of my skin so I wasn't expecting a dramatic difference, but I had read so many rave reviews I wanted to give Peeling Groovy a try--that and the fact that I was offered a free gift for signing up for an online subscription--we'll talk about that later. Back to the results; bright, clear, fresh, smooth. The only other time my skin looked so radiant was when I was getting regular glycolic treatments. I applied the serum before bed and followed with my regular moisturizer, I did this for two nights and in the morning I was amazed! I don't know about looking younger, but I sure looked better!

Bliss recommends using the serum twice daily--once in the morning and once at night. That's a bit too much for me, and I do not have ssensitive skin, in fact I could probably use battery acid on my skin and still not have a reaction. Hmmm, that probably is cheaper--the battery is the black box under the hood of the car, right? Oh nevermind, I don't have a funnel--but I digress. As I said, teh recommended usage is twice a day, I find this to be too harsh to use that often. I have only been using it at night 2-3 times a week and that works fine for me--me with not the least bit sensitive skin. Bliss also claims Peeling Groovy this is gentle enough for sensitive skin--I think not. I haven't noticed any change in my sun spots but then I am not using as recommended twice daily so it may take longer to get those results. Ingredients: Deionzed Water, Alpha Amino Acids, Cellulose, Urea, L-Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C), Alcohol, Dead Sea Minerals.

Now on to the free stuff!  I was offered a free gift for signing up for an email subscription and placing an order over $50. My gift was the Youth Group--this is a very generous GWP! I had almost purchased this set at Sephora for....$68!

The set includes: 1 oz Cleanser, 1 oz Toner, 0.5 oz Concentrate, 0.34 oz Moisture Cream, 0.17 oz eye cream, and a cute signature makeup bag! I've tried the Youth As We Know It Concentrate and love it so I'm anxious to try the accompanying products.

Packaging: Hygienic pump bottle
Value: At $65 not cheap but much cheaper than spa treatments and results (for me) pretty much the same
Quality: Using AAE's (amino acid exfoliators), instead of AHA's (alpha hydroxy acids) is a better option as AHA's tend to be irritating and cause redness and flaking.
Overall: An effective daily exfoliator for all skin types--I would say not suitable for sensitive skin even if Bliss says it is
Best For: Anyone who is interested in an effective exfoliator that does a fantastic job of brightening snd smoothing skin.

Grade: B