Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 Review

Blogger was provided a sample of this product for review purposes. All opinions and experiences 100% her own.

Hello, Gorgeous!

This new blog is an amalgam of my experiences, observations, and yes, struggles, as I navigate the turgid waters of life after 50. This is the sum total of the many aspects of my journey, part of which is facing the challenges that aging presents. In my ongoing efforts to hold back the ravages of time, I’ve tried all manner of lotions, potions, and magical creams. Some worked, some not so much. I’m of the mind that a gal should do what makes her happy, and it makes me happy to take care of my skin. I’ve been under a lot of stress this year, with the empty nest, the downsizing, the sweeping changes to my career path, and the aftermath of the recent election. Blargh. All of this has taken a toll on my skin and I’m not loving it.

Enter Exuviance! I’m particularly fond of Exuviance products, which are part of the NeoStrata brand. Yes, they’re pricier than drug store brands, but the dramatic results are well worth the extra investment. As the developers of the Glycolic Peel, they know a thing or two about regenerating the complexion. When they offered me the opportunity to try out their Exuviance Performance Peel AP25, I replied enthusiastically. I’ve never had a professional chemical peel, so I was curious to try an over the counter version of this skincare game changer. 

What is it?

A 25% blend of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and PHAs (Poly Hydroxy Acids) including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone that exfoliates dead, dull surface layers, and enhances the process of cell renewal, to reveal healthier cells. This is an at home strength version of an in-office peel, with a much shorter recovery time.

What does it do?

  • Refine pore size and smooth texture
  • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve clarity and brightness
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin

100% of users saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles after one month of twice weekly use.

94% of users saw more even skin tone, texture and radiance

How does it work?

The package comes with an extra ‘test’ set of patches. Depending on your sensitivity, you may not be able to use the product. Make sure you do the test first. Though I have fair and sensitive skin, I tolerate glycolic acid well. I did my test run on the back of my hand, and did not experience any tingling or irritation. On to the face!

Step one: Wash and dry skin.

Step two: Wipe on the peel pad, avoiding the lips, eyes, and nostrils. Allow it to sit on the skin for up to 10 minutes.

Step three: Let sit on skin for up to 10 minutes. You may feel some tingling and burning, if that becomes too intense, use the neutralizer pad and then wash the face. My skin tolerated the full 10 minutes without a reaction. Wipe on the neutralizer pad, then wash face.

That’s it.

What do I think?

After washing my face, my skin was a little red, but super soft. I’m talking baby’s butt soft and smooth. The tone was visibly improved. After a couple of days, my skin was still soft and it appeared brighter and less dull/grey. There was a slight improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, but it will take a few more weeks to see significant results. You can see the before and after photos above. I’m excited to add this into my regular skin care regimen!

A six-week supply is 77.00, which breaks down to $12.83 per week. It’s an investment, but it’s one that makes a significant impact on the overall appearance of your skin. It’s far less expensive than an in-office peel, and if you don’t have the budget for that (I don’t), this is a way to achieve some of the benefits at a lower cost.

You can find Exuviance products on their website, or at major beauty retailers.



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