77% would repurchase
on 12/12/2018 9:44:00 PM
More reviews by Karistona
This review is for the 18% strength. This was my first TCA peel ever, so I was quite apprehensive. I know they say you need to start low and build up, but I've been using retin a and glycolic acid for a long time, so I knew my skin could handle it. I bought the sample during a black friday sale and it was quite inexpensive. I'd been using my tazarac and glycolic acid on alternating nights for a while, so I knew my skin was prepped. I stopped all skincare products 3 days before I wanted to do the peel. On the day of the peel, I made a neutralizing solution with baking soda. I cleansed my face and defatted with rubbing alcohol. I applied vaseline to the corner of my lips and nostrils. I also took an eyeliner pencil and made circles around my eyes where I didn't want to apply the peel. I wanted to apply the peel under my eyes separately later, so I wanted to be precise and not run the risk of applying the peel twice in the same area. And off I went with a qtip, starting with my forehead. Honestly, it wasn't THAT bad. Maybe my skin is quite accustomed to acids at this point. I made it to 5 minutes with no frosting. I did a second layer and waited for 4 minutes. This time I could feel the pins and needles. Still no frosting. However, I decided to not push my luck and neutralized it. I didn't have that red sunburnt look people talk about. Next on to the eyes. I wouldn't advice anyone to do this. Infact, MUAC advices people to only use 8% under their eyes. I applied vaseline to both corners of my eyes and underneath my lashline. I applied one layer carefully underneath my eyes, making sure I wasn't overlapping with areas previously subjected to the peel. This time, I could feel the pins and needles within a few minutes, but still no frosting. After 5 minutes had passed, against my better judgment, I applied one more layer. I could definitely feel this. The skin started turning red and at the 8th minute mark I suddenly wondered if I had permanently damaged my undereyes and rushed to wash it off. There was no frosting this time either, but my skin looked quite red under both eyes. However, this lasted only for an hour. Now I was lucky enough to be able to stay at home for a week. I used neosporin the first 48 hours and then nothing at all. The peeling started around day 4. Well, it was mostly flaking. My forehead barely peeled. My chin flaked the most. I was not disappointed though, since I knew that would be that case when there was no frosting at all. Even if there isn't significant flaking, I know my skin would have been exfoliated microscopically. My skin looks nice and smooth, but that's all. My under eyes were a different story. I peeled a clean sheet there. I thought they looked pretty good until I put on a concealer and was blown away by how there were no crisscross lines that made my concealer look bad within an hour. There's no other way to describe it other than that they're just so smooth. Now that I know I can tolerate this peel quite well, I'll definitely do this again in a few months. I'll wait for my skin to frost this time, since I too want to peel in sheets like other people!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/4/2018 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by aleshoane
This stuff is... not good. It's too strong for my skin, and that's saying something. I've used MUAC's 12.5% TCA peel before with 1-2 flakes, maximum. My skin rarely is affected by new additions to skincare. It just clogs. I was looking for something that would unclog my whiteheads. All this stuff did was dry out my skin. My skin is dehydrated and a combination-to-oily skin type, prone to whiteheads and comedonal acne. Drying out my skin causes it to produce more oil which is something I... really don't need. It's basically counterproductive to building healthy and clear skin. I think this product would really only work for people with THICK, non dehydrated, rough skin, like on men. Proceed with caution! Evaluate your skin and acne type, and decide whether if this product will fit into your needs!Anyways, it's fine. After I tossed this, I found CosRX's Whitehead Powder Liquid which is absolute magic on my skin.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/2/2018 3:16:00 AM
More reviews by timtum
This has not done anything for my skin. I use it weekly and I have not noticed any significant changes in my skin. Also I do think that MUAC is overpriced for what they offer. Some of this stuff could be sold for a bit lower then what it is now.
on 11/14/2018 9:26:00 AM
More reviews by isavella
So so great. Not cheap but worth it. I have very sensitive neck and chest skin that breaks out at the slightest touch of something it doesn’t like, so it was a huge risk to even try this but it is ACES for those areas—keeps them clear, smooth like butta, and fades past trauma.I’ll use this all over my body but because of the cost I try to save it for the areas mentioned above as well as ingrown hair war zones (bikini area, upper legs) and it’s amazing. Not a miracle worker but close. It’s more effective than all the drugstore lactic acid creams I’ve tried and it smells MUCH better. It has a thick texture which seems to extend the bottle’s mileage. I’d buy it in vats if I could lol.I am also a huge devotee of the MUAC 5 acid body peel. With their powers combined, all my body skin issues are kept at bay. I try to stock up when they have their 33% off sales.
on 10/13/2018 9:17:00 PM
More reviews by thatsLadyofCatstoyou
I use this as a gentle exfoliator when my skin is in need of a little something, yet is feeling too tetchy for your typical AHA product. If you have youthful skin that doesn't need dramatic resurfacing or ridiculously sensitive skin, I think you'll be happy with this product as a stand alone treatment. My skin is too sensitive for peels, so I can't tell you how effective it is as a peel prep.
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