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.