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We think this probably goes without saying, but the entire Annmarie team is crazy about skin care. Because of that, we have created an environment where we are able to pamper our skin whenever we feel called to it—there is almost always someone walking around the office wearing a mask or using a cleanser or talking about a new way to use our products. You already know that we have created a synergistic line of products that are absolutely fantastic but we don’t make a chemical peel.
Making a peel is an intricate process and we like to keep our skin care line as simple and luxurious as possible but that doesn’t mean that we don’t squeal with joy when we find a new peel that’s free of unsafe ingredients. Enter MyChelle! They have a few amazing peels (and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying them here) but the one that really got us jazzed is the Fruit Fiesta Peel!
What is an AHA?
Hearing the words “chemical peel” can be a little scary for the natural community so we think it’s important to talk about what this peel actually is. AHA stands for Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid, these acids are found naturally in fruits and they gently exfoliate. Because they’re made from fermented fruits, they’re loaded with amazing vitamins and antioxidants that are easily absorbed by the skin.
Depending on the ingredients and the pH of the peel, AHAs can be stimulating and intense or mellow and refreshing. While you want to make sure that you’re choosing the right AHA for your skin type, they are one of the safest ways to exfoliate and renew because they are made with naturally occurring acids that don’t burn or damage the skin—of course there is always exceptions to that rule so if your skin is super sensitive you’ll want to patch test it first.
MyChelle’s Fruit Fiesta Peel
If you’ve been following us for some time, you know that we always vet the ingredients of the products that we show you. We chatted with the MyChelle formulation team and were impressed with how transparent they are about the ingredients in their products—everything from listing every ingredient to what the more complex ingredients are derived from. We didn’t go the extra mile to have them tested but we trust them when they say that their whole line is made with safely sourced, non-GMO ingredients that are vegan and free from artificially created ingredients like parabens, phthalates, or petroleum based additives.
MyChelle uses fruit acids from foods like apples, grapes, sugarcane, and berries in this peel to exfoliate. What we like best about this peel is how gentle it is while still being effective. There are a lot of people on our team with sensitive skin and all of us were able to use this peel, no problem. Often times a peel leaves a sensitive person with a bright red face and an uncomfortable tingling that feels like a short-lived sunburn but this peel never got past a slight tingle that wasn’t totally unpleasant. The results were immediate and left our skin soft and feeling vibrant after the first use! Even better news is that our COO, Rachel, has been using this peel for years as part of her weekly routine and attributes her glowing skin to the gentle stimulation and exfoliation that allows our skin care to absorb into the deepest layers of her skin.
We are so excited for you to try this product and we can’t wait to hear about how much you love this peel!
Do you use a peel for your skin? Let us know in the comments below!
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