A while ago, I was invited by Amway to try their then new Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel, which is essentially, an at-home facial peel. I was a little worried about peels – who isn’t right? But I was assured that this one is gentle so I bit the bullet.
This slim bottle houses about 12 uses or 6 weeks, twice a week. The reason you see is that each time, you have to use 8 full pumps of product, spread over your skin. We are told that this renewing peel is formulated with natural mushroom enzyme, from a mushroom too small for anyone to see (which prompted me to query how it was discovered :P) and what it does is to gently peel and renew the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improving the skin texture. Big question of course is, how does it fare? And here’s where we come in
Before that, here’s what 8 pumps of this product looks like. Do not skimp or it will not work! At least that’s what I think. It always pays to follow instructions for products like these.
Spread it all over your face. I found personally that 8 pumps was a lot so it was quite a thick layer of opaque serum on my skin. Then leave it on for 8 minutes for it to work. As 8 minutes is the recommended time, I do not leave it for longer – I’m more obedient when it comes to things like peeling serums – I don’t want my face peeling right off 😛
After that, you can clean it off with warm water. I did find that the product did not dry on my skin, so it took a while to wash off and it felt a bit “oily”. The best way to wash this one off is not to rinse it all at one go, but to wet your hands and then pat your skin with water and slowly massage it off and then rinse. It washes off much more easily then. I also follow up with a cleanser because my skin felt cleaner that way.
The instructions warn you that you might experience some tingling on your skin or it might turn red. I did not experience anything like that. I actually felt nothing while it was on. Maybe my skin isn’t that sensitive.
Immediately after washing off the peel, I did find that my skin felt markedly smoother. I did not break out, nor experience any side effects with this serum. However, what I did find was that the smooth feeling did not last. I used up the whole bottle in 8 uses – 2 times a week. The smooth feeling of my skin lasted about 2-3 days before it went back to normal. I’ve stopped using this for almost a month now, and my skin isn’t much better nor is it worse *shrugs*
Pros: Skin felt smoother immediately after use
Cons: Pricey, No lasting effects on my skin, strong fragrance
Here is the ingredient list for those of you who might be interested.
I must say I’m quite ambivalent about this product. Whilst it did not cause my skin any problems, it did not do much for it either, that a regular facial scrub and/or mask is already doing. It might have been better if the effects had lasted longer on my skin. We were told that it was doing very well in Korea and although I must agree that Korean ladies in general seemed to have flawless skin, I’m not sure how much of it is attributed to this product and how much to others like snail cream and BB creams
The Amway Artistry Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel retails at RM312 for 20ml and can be purchased from Amway distributors or go here for more info www.amway2u.com.my