Sunday, April 17, 2011

Follow-up/Update #2: Brazilian Peel by AHA! (Before & After photo)

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So you may know from my last post (click here for reference), I received two sample size vials of the Brazilian Peel (by AHA) with two of my Sephora orders. I used the first vial twice (divided it in half) and I used the second vial last night.

I changed my skincare routine a little bit (subtracted a few things), and I haven't been using my AHA every night, so I still have a small scatter of faint pink/red blemish scars that haven't completely gone away. I decided to give the Brazilian Peel another try.

Like usual, I used a cleanser and then put the Brazilian Peel in my palm, mixed the product together and then quickly applied it to my face, with downward strokes. I had only extracted half of the vial, and then I thought - the heck with it, and emptied out the whole vial and applied the remaining amount to my face. Luckily, it was still easy to blend onto my face after the first layer had semi dried. You can definitely use half of the vial, (especially if you have a "petite" face, haha), but I really wanted my face to be a little more saturated with the product. During the ten minutes, I felt my face go a bit firm, like it felt both of the other times using the product. I felt more firming this time around, possibly because I used the full vial. I waited ten minutes, and then rinsed my face with warm water and pat my face dry. I waited about ten more minutes before I applied my moisturizer (Night of Olay Firming Cream with a drop of Josie Maran Argan Oil).

In the morning, my face felt very fresh and looked more radiant than the previous day. My overall complexion looked more even and my scars had lightened a bit.
Before: Before applying the Brazilian Peel After: The morning after applying the Brazilian Peel
I think it worked quite well. But at $23 a vial, I do not think this product is worth it. If you purchase 4 applications at $78, that is $19.50 a vial. You use one vial a week, so it's $78 for a monthly treatment. I would rather invest in a 30% AHA from Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) for 1/2 the price and it would most likely last me much longer than a month.

What do you think of the Brazilian Peel? Have you tried any "at home" peels? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

As always, thank you for reading and commenting!


  1. The results are pretty amazing but i can see what you mean on price wise, i would love to see results like that with my skin as its just plain awful at the moment from the heavy winter foundation, ive thought about going to have facials to see if they make a different x

  2. I looked at this at Sephora last week. Those are pretty good results, but I totally agree with you. If you have access to AHA for half the price of this product then go with the 30% AHA! No brainer!
    Great review :)

  3. i don't think its really worth it, not enough of a difference i think

  4. I was considering getting it but the price tag totally turned me off ... I'm obsessed about all kinds of AHA/BHA so I'll definitely check out the MUAC - thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for sharing!!! I may have to test this out if my Mary Kay Even Complexion Essence doesn't work out for me. x

  6. You got great results! I am so happy for you!!

    If you are interested in the peel that I use I will happy to email you with the information. She gives awesome samples of her products when you purchase something too. I would only advise someone who has experienced facial peels before and had good results.

  7. Thanks for the review. I just ordered from MUAC after reading your post a while back, I hope the peels I got worked. Thanks for the good advice. Your skin looks fantastic though. :)

  8. Where can you find the AHA Peel? I can't find a store that sells it.

  9. I think it's worth it! I mean you only used it that night and I think it's a wonderful result! You will pay way more for a peel at a spa and at least you get 4 uses for price of one! I'm def gona look into it.. You get what you pay for!!

  10. I also agree with the commenter above. You get what you pay for. I would be happy to use this because I am used to pay $80 for a peel at Bella Med Spa...

  11. Wow, you can really see the result after one session! If that’s the improvement that you can attain overnight, I can only imagine how flawless your skin would be after several sessions. It might be a little costly, but if that is the kind of result you get per vial, then I think it’s worth it!

    Lilia Valle @ La Fleur de Beaute Day Spa