|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ugh, this feels like glue to the skin. It's so sticky and hard to get off. Also, I don't notice any difference whatsoever on my skin. There are much better products out there. I do not recommend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Decleor is expensive if you buy from salons. If you buy online, there are several websites (at least in Europe, UK in particular), which offer deep discounts. I paid abotu GBP 16 for mine. If you consider how tiny the tube is, that quite a lot, but it's still better than Lancome or even Clinique (I live in a ridiculously expensive country where Clinique costs as much as the more expensive Brands in the US, like YSL, Chanel, etc.)
Anyway, you really don't need much of it, so the tube will last a bit. I've used mine 5 times and I am very happy with the results. It got rid of the flaky patches of dry skin, did not irritate my currently raging rosacea acne, and improved the appearance of my pores. They are still there, but nowhere near the size as they were a month ago.
It's super easy to use, you put it on, wait 2-3 minutes until the paste is dry and you rub it off. I have sensitve, combination skin, acne prone and with rosacea, and this peel, although seems rough to get it off, is doing wonders for my face. The real wonder is the Decleor balm Rose D'orient, but i'll review that separately.
Despite the fact that this does cost a bit, I will definitely repurchase, and based on my two Decleor products, I will look for more products from them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was on a mission to find an exfoliator without beads and there's no Dermalogica in my country so I decided to try this one. And I can't say it's worth the money. It is messy to take it off and I don't think that rubbing my skin to get this stuff off is better than scrubbing it gently with some other exfoliator. Plus the results aren't great, my skin don't look or feel much better after this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I was on the search for a good exfoliator, I exfoliate around once a week but I'm very conscious of scrubs being harsh for my sensitive skin. I wanted something that got rid of dead skin to make makeup application smoother, and to prevent clogged pores. I had never heard of a 'gommage exfoliante' or any sort of exfoliator like phytopeel before seeing it on the Decleor website and becoming intrigued. It is quite expensive at £27.50, but at this stage I'm willing to pay more for skincare if it will help my skin.
It is kind of strange to convey how it works, but basically it's a lovely herbally-smelling cream which you apply to your face as you would a face mask. It says leave to dry slightly, but I find leaving it to dry a bit more than this produces better results. Then you rub it off with circular motions, and as you do so it peels off. A few reviews I've seen say this is dead skin coming off - trust me it is not! No doubt there is dead skin being removed, but the many rolls that come off your face are mostly product. It feels fantastic - much less irritating than any scrub exfoliator, and really makes your skin feel new and refreshed.
My skin looks a lot brighter after use, but it does slightly dry out the skin so I would recommend following with a moisturiser.
I would definitely recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
all I am saying with this one is try the instructions very well before you buy. i would recommend reading the other make up alley reviews on how to use it as it is not the typical exfoliation cream. it doesn't contain any beads. It is just a thick shimmery cream that you apply on dry skin and then before it dries you massage. You remove it using cotton pads and lotion. Not water.
I can't say I am head over heels with this product. The method of use is kind of confusing and I would say this is its downside. Then because I don't know how to use it properly, I can't see any results. I would stick to my korres thyme and honey scrub. Much cheaper and more straightforward.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Thsis is a nice peel. I bought this product a couple of years ago in a giftset. I usually use the Philosophy peel, but this is good when I am in a hurry and need quick exfoliation. It does what it is supposed to do and it is easy to use. It's a little mesys to collect all of the fallen off particles after use, but I still like it. You can actually see the results as the flakes fall off. I am a DDD so I can tell when it is working. I have never used a peel like this before. It's different and effetcive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I tried a tester version of the phytopeel, I have acne prone skin & feels it works wonders. My skin does look great but the results only last a few days and you have to continue to treat & look after your skin as usual to maintain effects. Only to be used once a week. I would buy again but it's not an everyday product & I don't know if it would be good to use it long term- need to research that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
I've had some pretty good result with this product, so I thought I'd share. It's a shimmery white cream. I usually use it on a clean, dry face. I spread a thick layer on all over my face and neck and wait around ten minutes for it to dry slightly.
I remove it by rubbing with just the pads of my fingertips in small circles. I'm quite careful not to rub harshly and I find that makes a big difference. If you claw at your face, then everything will be too harsh, surely. If there's any excess scrub on the face, I take it off with a toner. Used like this, I find it's an excellent mild exfoliant. It leaves my skin very soft and the creams and serums absorb that much faster. I would and have repurchased.
Note: once in a very, very long while, I will use this as an exfoliant for the eye area. This is NOT a recommended use by Decleor, just something I choose to do. I apply a very thing layer to the whole eye area, let it dry for 30 seconds, then very VERY gently rubbing it off following the shape of the eye contours. I find it really brightens up the area and helps with any milia or uneven texture. Again, not a recommended use, try at your own risk.
Morning: Decleor Cleansing milk or Decleor Foaming Cleanser; Decleor Tonifying Lotion; Decleor Neroli oil; Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum; Decleor Prolagene gel; Decleor Harmonie Gentle Soothing Cream; Decleor Sunblock; Phytomer anti-dark circle eye cream
Night: Eve Lom cleanser; Decleor Tonifying Lotion; Decleor Ylang Ylang oil; Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum; Decleor Prolagene gel; Decleor Ylang Ylang Night Balm; Decleor Aroma Night cream; Phytomer anti-dark circle eye cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Mine is a salon size. I've been using Phytopeel 4 times so far, rub it off with some warm water when it's half-dry, instead of fully dry. To me, it's not messy to use, very gentle but effective to remove dead skin, leave the skin very clean and velvety after use, does not irritate my skin. Safer than Elemis Tri-enzyme facial wash in my opinions.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Have the full range of Decleor products from cleanser to the very expensive Excellence de l'age Divine Regenerating Mask and am impressed overall with the results... smaller pores, clearer/fresher looking skin all over, more comfortable. My skin looks better than it has in a long time... HOWEVER the exception is the Phytopeel.
It is incredibly messy and I can't believe that rubbing your skin to get this stuff off (even though I hold my skin as I am rubbing as instructed to do) is good for it. I have used it several times now just because it was so damn expensive (for the size) but am going to give it away and try out the Dermalogica Thermofoliant which has had brilliant reviews on MUA... Perhaps it exfoliates well but it's not worth the effort in my opinion.
On the other hand the Divine Regenerating Mask from the Decleor Excellence range is FAB!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
No, no, no, what a mistake. I adore Decleor, but I regret and hate to say it, what a bad product. So, so wrong.
I don't know how I can express this without using expletives, but what a shame. I rate so much in their extensive brand, but this was, a genuine, displeasing and pungent surprise - what a waste! I can't even auction it off it's so undesired by the wiser masses. (I ought to have known better in hindsight, going with an underdog product and shooing off harsh scrubs from my regime).
Not only was I expectant, excited and self-congratulatory, opting for a peel with no particles aplenty, for choosing the gentlest method out there for stimulating cell-turnover save for never exfoliating, this is one stinking disappointment. I cannot think of one redeeming feature, and for an aroma-therapeutic brand, one would expect at the very least, some pleasant natural fragrance. Don't be expectant, there is nothing pleasant about the fragrance, think nasty stomach-turning pong of faddy herbal diet pills (not that I have knowledge about those...). I perused the ingredients, check, all good, but the mixture of them in a tube, ugh, no good.
I realise there is that Great Debate about AHA's, whether speeding cell-renewal will actually, and contradictorily cause premature ageing, going against the grain of the body's natural cell-shedding process as it does, but I am not even sure if this even works. Did I look, feel brighter, fresher, radiant? Not a chance. Why? You ask, well, see the easy-peasy trauma that it does certainly promise below...
To begin with, if you even manage to override the urge to dump it (the stench is that powerful), you apply it, fine. You wait 10 or 15 minutes. No problem, I am being gentle, you say. You make a start to remove it with hand-hot water (or their toner with cotton pads, as directed). You finish. You pat your skin dry. Your skin feels rough (really rough). You stop. So you go again, and try to remove it. You splash your face with water. Nope, the skin still feels rough and frictive. You grab the toner. Wipe, swipe, wipe, swipe. Now you do stop, and throw the cotton pads at the wall in frustration. All is lost, don't even bother repeating the gentle removal process. Nothing will shift it....the product has seemingly permeated the epidermis.
I persevered with this product at least five times, (thus permitting them fair judgement) given my blind faith in Decleor. But infuriated, I consulted my Decleor consultant, usually a nice knowledgeable lady, and soothed with her sage advice, vowed to try again at home. Nope, there's only so much a girl can suffer. It's in some landfill somewhere today, although I ought have recycled it and made my stance by throwing it back at the sales assistant who sold it to me, but I'm not generally the violent type.
They should discontinue this product. The price is wrong, the 'pleasure in usage factor' is amiss, the efficacy is neither here nor there and will not do the brand any favours, and lastly, I am so curious to see what others say about this product. It's awful.
[Edit: Having roared with sympathy with the other bad reviews, I say Grace and thank that I'm not delusional. I forgot to mention, it's a 'mask', you rub off the bits when they dry and hardened. Thus, you think it's gentle with a peeling effect. What tosh. You really 'go for it' attempting to remove the stuff, thus requiring a harsh hand. Not for sensitive skins, nor for any skins for that matter...]
You know that mother's saying, don't say anything when there's nothing nice to say, but gosh, this product breaks all the rules, so will I: this is no crummy.
In sum, this deserves nothing less than a big, angry red-penned 'F' fail grade. Would never, ever, even if the skin on my face begins to resemble an elephant's hide, buy, touch, nor use this again. Bin it, I say. Decleor can do better than this.
It's a shame too, nought star ratings aren't even an option...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This can work for someone who has not many facial oil problems.. You have to use it when ur skin is not oily (just washed face) If its not then, even rubbing or washing it off did not remove the clay which went deep into the pores and created pimples. well, at least that happened to me... When you have small, non to slight oily face it might work but not for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a very unique exfoliating cream that I use about twice a week. It really does a good job at stripping my face of any impurities I may have lying around such as blackheads. Afterwards, I just wash my face with water and apply toner and I’m set to go! Definitely HG!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
One of Decleor's products that I absolutely adore. It is not a classical scrub with tiny grains that you rub all over your face – it is actually an exfoliating cream – you apply it on the face, wait a bit so that it dries and then gently rub it off. It is excellent – after using it my skin is clean and not at all sore (which happens if I use classical exfoliators). The only problem is that it is a bit hard to remove, but the overall effect is worth it.
Edit 14. 05. 2009. Since I've found Sisley's Creme gommante, I don't find Phytopeel as gentle so I'm taking one lippie away.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The title includes Scrub - this isn't really a scrub at all. It's more of a masque/treatment. This masque is wonderful. You apply it, leave it on to dry and then rub in cicular motions where it beads up and removes dead skin. It's gentle exfoliation. If you have dry or sensitive or mature skin skin the scrubby masques, they are too harsh. This one exfoliates just as well as any other masque. It just doesn't feel like Clorox soft scrub on your skin. A lot of people like the scrubby scratchy beads on their skin, it makes them feel like they are getting their skin clean. That's not the case. Phytopeel will leave your skin in better condition than those others. Yes phytopeel should be combined with a cleansing and toning of some sort as well. This is my HG masque when I have the $$$$$. I've been using it for 5 years. The only other product I have used longer is Lancome Eye Cream and Lancome Eye Make up remover.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
when I first tried this product it was kind of weird you have to let it kind of dry down before you can rub it off. There was nothing special about it to me. I wouldnt be apposed to getting it in a swap but would not spend my own $ on it, there are much better products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i bought this from QVC. i dont have sensitive skin (its oily/resistant) but for some reason my skin doesnt like scrubs with 'bits' in and i get spots (zits, i'm english), so i thought this would be great. it was quite a process taking it off, and it took so much 'rubbing' i may as well have used a scrub. i sent it back. i'll stick to Elemis papaya enzyme peel, no 'bits' or rubbing involved.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my HG facial exfoliator, and I LOVE it, and I love its aromatic oregano scent!! I have no luck with AHA and BHA chemical exfoliators because they make my skin very oily, so I end up with clogged pores. I don't like grainy foamy scrubs either because they leave my skin very dry ( I know, I have really weird skin - it can't make up its mind!!!). But this exfoliator is awesome, because it really does exfoliate, but neither dries out my skin nor makes it oily. It can be messy on the sink, but I don't care, I don't mind taking a couple of minutes cleaning up the sink for the sake of getting glowy exfoliated skin!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This peeling was a mess and not particularly effective. I was not very happy with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this stuff! It is truly a gentle exfoliator, it isn't harsh at all, there's no burning, itching, or redness afterwards. The removal process of rubbing it off is annoying, so instead I use a wet wash cloth or just wash my face.