78% would repurchase
on 2/28/2018 4:07:00 PM
More reviews by sharp
One of the worst products I have ever used on my skin. I have sensitive acne prone skin with rosacea. After using around a week my face broke out so horrible. I'm having a hard time clearing it up now. I regret ever trying it. Ive never had a product break me out so bad :(
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 2/24/2018 3:25:00 PM
More reviews by shadowphoenix
32 - 35 years old during this, combination, sensitive, very finicky skin with some rosacea and history of eczema.I'll try to keep this as easily readable as possible. I did these 6 months to a year apart from each other.1st time: 12.5% Wash, tone, cleanse with MUAC pH prep solutionReady timer (re: phone), post-peel neutralizer, 2 Q-tips, gentle face cloth, hand towel, MUAC instruction cardApply solution in thin layer - forehead, sides, cheeks, chin, nose. Start stopwatch.It's prickly, use MUAC instruction card to fan face. Prickly, not like death, but it's definitely doing something to my face.No frosting.5 mins - rinse off, pat dry, re-read MUAC instructions.Heal time - 1 1/2 weeks, flaking at day 3. No giant peeling, more flaking, pink skin, definitely looks nicer. 2nd time: 15% Wash, tone, cleanse with MUAC pH prep solutionReady timer (phone), post-peel neutralizer, 2 Q-tips, gentle face cloth, hand towel, MUAC instruction cardApply solution in thin layer - forehead, sides, cheeks, chin, nose. Start stopwatch.Prickly like last time, used card to fan face. Hot and prickly. Like pins and needles. 5 mins - applied a second layer.Woa. Pins and needles gallore. Slight bit of frosting on cheeks and chin.+2 mins (5+2) rinse, pat dry.Heal time - 1 1/2 weeks. Similar to last time, slightly more peeling. Pulled piece of skin off unintentionally, hyperpigmentation spot. HYPERPIGMENTATION. (Just wanted to make sure you read that part) Also, my nose where my glasses sit didn't heal as well either. Slightly pigmented :( Aside from that, skin looks clearer, brighter, smoother, nicer. 3rd time: 15%Wash, tone, cleanse with MUAC pH prep solutionReady timer (phone), post-peel neutralizer, 2 Q-tips, gentle face cloth, hand towel, MUAC instruction cardApply solution in thin layer - forehead, sides, cheeks, chin, exluded my nose this time. Start stopwatch.Prickly as usual, used card to fan face. Pins and needles. 5 mins - applied a second layer. Stronger pins and needles. Painful, but bearable Bit of frosting on cheeks and chin.+5 mins (5+5) rinse, pat dry.Heal time - 1 1/2 weeks. Similar to last time, but peeling where frosted. Hyperpigmentation slight faded (re: barely), skin looks clearer, brighter, smoother, nicer. Happy.4th time: 18%Wash, tone, cleanse with MUAC pH prep solutionReady timer (phone), post-peel neutralizer, 2 Q-tips, gentle face cloth, hand towel, MUAC instruction cardApply solution in thin layer - forehead, sides, cheeks, chin, again excluded my nose. Start stopwatch.Skips basic prickling, goes straight to pins and needles. Really using the card to fan face. Feels like 2nd layer 15%. Frosting starting on forehead, cheeks and chin.4 mins - applied 2nd layer to chin (many many acne scars still working on) (RE: Don't apply over frosting! Don't be me here.)JFC THE PAIN. Someone is JABBING NEEDLES into my chin, I'm sure of it. Get it off, get it off now. +0 mins (4+0) rinse, pat dry. Breathe. Acknowledge the layer over frosting was a bad idea.Heal time - 1 week. DId on Thurs, peeling Sat. Much peeling on chin (no surprise there), light peeling on cheeks and forehead. Very pink skin on chin. Worried. Turned out well. BUT...Lessons and advice: ..Next time I will use a gauze pad for more even application, instead of the Q-tips. ..DO NOT LAYER OVER FROST..Next time will be working with 15% again as I freaked myself out with the 18% and am trying to be smart. ..Span these things out. DON'T RUSH. Rushing can (re: will) lead to scarring. ..Do. Not. Peel. Your. Skin. This isn't a sunburn. We all peel those. Don't peel these! Your skin is healing, and early removal before your skin gets to heal is like ripping off a scab. Promotes scarring and hyperpigmentation...Watch and read. Watch videos by everyone. People who made mistakes, people who are professionals, learn from everyone. Read everything. Read warnings and things not to do and things TO do. This isn't a wee glycolic acid weekly exfoliator. Its TCA and it means to work...maybe get a little fan...start with 12.5% and layer if needed. I didn't even know about the 12.5% when I bought the 15%.. I would have bought the 12.5% to start.And chill! If you're too nervous you'll be all anxious and freaked out and just... respect the process and chill. Do your research and you'll get it. Start slowly, don't be stupid, and work with protecting your skin in mind.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/19/2018 5:47:00 PM
More reviews by tulipjulip
This is the one product I never skip, it works especially well if you use it after a Clarisonic brush or MUAC mandelic acid toner. This will shrink your pores and give your skin a really nice glow, and the hyularonic acid makes my skin soft.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/9/2018 6:14:00 PM
More reviews by magpiesparkle
Slightly stronger effect than the 40%, and I've yet to work up to more than three minutes before the stinging gets to be more than I can stand. I can smell the lactic acid stink a lot clearer with this, and I have a bit more peeling with it than the lower concentration or the 40% Mandelic Acid peel. Still, I like this a lot and save it for maybe every other month.
on 1/9/2018 6:13:00 PM
The second peel I ever tried from MUAC, and one I reach for more often than any others, especially in late Spring-early Summer. I made sure to follow their pre-and post-peel directions to the letter and worked up to how long I could keep this on before needing to wash it off and neutralize. According to my notes I've kept, I think the longest I've had it on is six minutes with a tolerable stinging. Not a lot of peeling afterwords, just a tiny amount around my nostrils and over my upper lip. My skin is soft and pink afterwards and the effect lasts several days.Great product for the price!
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