Ole Henriksen • Micro-Mini Peel • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm in love with this peel. I previously owned the large size of the lemon flash peel and went through the whole jar, I was planning on buying a new jar but decided to give this a try instead. I see much better results with the power peel three-step process than with the lemon peel alone. I am very happy with the product! To test it, buy the three step packets for $16 and you can usually get at least two uses out of each pack. I do it once a week and my skin has never looked better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ive tried A LOT of peels and masks... and this one is the best!!! I have very sensitive skin prone to redness and acne. The lemon (step2) did sting a little and my face had a few red patches after.. but they went away after an hour. This power peel left my skin so soft & glowing :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Let me first off start by saying that I love chemical peels. I have tried many diff types as well! Ole Hendrickson actually uses this peel in his spa. It shows ! It's amazing!! The almond polish (the first step) smells like candy and doesn't feel rough on the face! The lemon flash peel is the second and the chamomile soothing mask goes on right over it! Let me tell you yours that once I was done my face was legit glowing!!!! Like I went to a real spa n had an expensive peel. I have never received these results with anything other peel! Great product and the packaging is fab for travel and sanitary purposes! I def suggest it ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
i have this on my face as i type this review. i loove it! its a great at home peel. i have mild acne and combo skin and i have no burning or bad stinging with the lemon strip. the almond polish is awesome and it gives me clear glowing skin! what more could a girl want. the only downside is that its pretty expensive
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ole Henriksen never ceases to amaze me in his deliverance of products. He keeps his line cruelty-free (very important to me) and his products stay in his line (which also tells me that they are successful). Some companies products are always coming and going with new formulations or you just begin to like a product and suddenly it's no longer available. Not so with Ole. He makes a product and stands behind it. That's dependable in a company.
When I purchased this over the holidays, the Micro-Mini Peel came in a set of three jars along with two sponges and a scooper. I love the complexion sponges and have been using them not only for the peel but also for other uses in my skincare routine. His sponges are just the right texture. The jars in my kit are easy to use with the scoop provided, in other words, you can take out what you need with the scoop in a sanitary manner and keep the jar clean. As I do all my other skincare products, I keep them in the refrigerator.
The first step is exfoliation with the almond polish. I set the stopwatch on my phone so I know how long I will be exfoliating. He suggests 1-2 minutes, then a rinse with warm water. I've never gone over 3 minutes with the polish. A slight redness with the scrub will occur, and that's a good thing, because it tells you you're exfoliating your skin.I used the complexion sponge to remove all traces of the almond polish then rinsed my face with warm water. My skin was barely pink and looked refreshed.
Step two is the lemon strip. Since I had it in the refrigerator, it was cold going on. It felt delightful and didn't sting. I put it on in as equal a portion as I could around my face and neck. I did notice my neck was more sensitive than my face, tho. He does tell you you can use the lemon strip under your eyes, and I did. I was hesitant to do so, knowing the skin under your eyes is most delicate, but I had no problems whatsoever afterwards. Instructions tell you to wait three minutes before the next step. Again, I set the stopwatch so I knew the exact timing. I could feel a slight tingling, but not a burning per se that would make me want to wash my face immediately. I waited only 3 minutes until the next step.
Step three is the chamomile comfort. This is designed to cool down and relax the effects of the lemon strip. Again, the timer was set and I used the scoop to layer the chamomile paste on top of the lemon peel gel. I could feel a cooling effect that seemed to neutralize my face immediately. Any burning, any tingling that I was feeling was now gone and a soothing effect had taken over in its place. You don't have to heavily layer the chamomile on, just lightly layer it on top of the lemon peel. He suggests 15 minutes but I've left it on over 20 minutes without any problems, whatsoever. At this point, again with the complexion sponge, I began to remove the lemon peel and the chamomile comfort. The sponge seems to work excellently in this process. I have cosmetic brushes for washing my face and muslin cloths too but his complexion sponges are really great tools. I've seen them sold separately on his site. I rinse well with warm water and pat dry. The first time I was hooked. I do all kinds of scrubs/masks/treatments for my face. But this one? Definitely a must. This is something you could go to the spa for at a much higher price and now you can do it at home. Pamper yourself at a fraction of the cost. But the results are what's really important. My skin was baby smooth. Delightfully smooth. My fine lines were reduced. My skin was not tight nor was it dry. It just felt good to the touch. It looked good too. After most treatments, your skin is ready for hydration, and that's understandable, but with the Micro-Mini Peel, your skin actually looks and feels good right afterwards. Of course, you're going to want to hydrate and follow with your normal skin routine. But enjoy what the results are first. Touch your skin and be amazed. Because it works. It supposed to emulate a microdermabrasion and peel service, treat and reduce wrinkles, smooth skin texture, reverse hyperpigmentation and reverse sun damage. I use it about every other week. My skin looks good. No question there. I especially enjoy using his fruitier smelling products afterwards to give myself more of a spa-like treat. Very relaxing!
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS: Water (Aqua/Eau), Honey, Calcium Carbonate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Titanium Dioxide, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Benzaldehyde, Vanillin.
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS: Water (Aqua/Eau), Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Carrageenan, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Tocopheryl Acetate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Oleth 20, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum).
INGREDIENTS/INGRÉDIENTS: Water (Aqua/Eau), Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol,
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I decided to purchase this after receiving a sample from Sephora and receiving an email from Ole Henriksen with the peel on sale for ~$65 as opposed to the regular price of ~$95.
This is a time commitment, it takes me about 45 minutes to complete the process of the pre-scrub and the peel. I enjoy my sunday night spa time, so this fit right into my routine.
The first step is a scrub before the peel. It's rough, but according to the instructions it's supposed to abrade your skin, which makes sense. Next step is applying the lemon peel. I don't find the peel overly stingy, but I do feel it "working" every time. That's left on for 2 minutes, then a calming mask is applied over the peel. It really does tame any discomfort from the peel. Wait 30 minutes, rinse and get on with your life.
This is a good alternative to getting an expensive chemical peel, and the only "downtime" is a little bit of flaky skin the next day or so (which I whisk away with my Clarisonic Mia). I wouldn't call this a miracle, but I have noticed my fine lines look better. I would definitely repurchase this if I find it on sale again. The full price is almost as much as a chemical peel from my esthetician, so if it came down to it I would probably go to her.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Oh Ole <3 How you impress me over and over again.
This is an amazing mini-peel set <3 I adore it to pieces and will never be without it. For reference my skin as of late is combo normal to dry. I use this in order to reduce pore size and acne scaring as well as to improve the overall tone and radiance in my skin. Step 1 and 3 smell absolutely luxurious and it makes you feel like your actually having a facial at the spa. Step 2 is the glycolic peel... it is NOT meant to feel comfortable... if its STINGS IT IS WORKING!! I do not recommend this for anyone who has very sensitive skin unless they have a good exfoliating routine leading up to trying this kit. Reason being that the 1st time you use step 2 it is going to sting the most out of any other occasion because it has more peeling to do. Overtime the irritation of step 2 will dissipate. For me by week 3 I no longer felt any stinging or noticed any redness at all. This kit gave me better results than I initially hoped and has improved the appearance of my skin with and without foundation on. When it comes to skin care I'm a firm believer in the idea that you get what you pay for and this kit is worth its weight in gold. I'll be repurchasing this product in the future and have no interest in trying to find "something better"... it certainly wont happen! In 3 simple steps I always have more beautiful skin than the week past :) Give this system a shot! Remember to be prepared for the stinging in step 3! IT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
CAUTION: For those with irritated, sensitive, or broken skin, DO NOT USE. If you use a prescription cream on your face, DO NOT USE. These are precautions listed by Ole. I am terribly disappointed in QVC because, as of this moment, they have denied my reviews and have not posted the precautions on their site.
PRODUCT: This peel is a 3 step process that takes about 30 minutes. The FIRST, is an almond polish to exfoliate (1-2 minutes). Use gentle pressure to apply to skin and then rinse. The SECOND, lemon strip is applied to peel and renew. The key ingredients are lactic and glycolic acid, orange and lemon extract, algae extract, and vitamin E. According to the manual, massage "a generous helping onto your face, neck, and ALL THE WAY UNDER THE EYES (3 minutes). Expect a "cool and slightly tingly sensation." THIRD, Chamomile comfort to soothe the skin is applied directly on top of the lemon peel (15 minutes). While the paper manual lists 15 minutes of relaxation with the chamomile comfort, I believe the jar says 20-30 minutes. Judge based upon your skin's reaction. I think 20 minutes is sufficient.
MY EXPERIENCE: It is a potent, EFFECTIVE peel. Recently, my skin became more and more congested...acne under the skin that had not yet surfaced and visible whiteheads. I started using his "Three Little Wonders," and it began to help my skin. However, after using this peel just one time, my skin looked significantly clearer the next day. After two weeks of my routine, my face is CLEAR and BRIGHT. I do think this product made a significant difference. It is great to use one day before a special event, as your skin will look most refreshed at this time. After one week, it is time to repeat.
NEGATIVE REACTIONS: I do not typically have sensitive skin. However, despite the normaly "tingly sensation" advertised, my skin BURNED with step 2 and 3. During the third step, the stinging did not last long or I would not be able to use this. My skin seems more acclimated with each use and stings much less. But, I cannot use it all the way under the EYE. It stung me terribly, and I modified the process to meet my needs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Green
EDIT: This broke me out BAD... i didnt realize it until 3 weeks later... But first after using this my skin was tight and glowing for about 24 hours... Then the acne came!
I thought it was everything else but this product... But when I finally stopped using this my skin got waaaay better!
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My face has it all: Oily, acne-prone, dry.... Name it!
These days I was breaking out like crazy but now its healing but there was some dirt stuck in the pores and under my skin.
So I bought this and it was a pure joy using it.
However, it can take some time getting the scrub off and yes, the lemon strip stings like hell but it is so worth it!
My face was so even and glowing after this and the morning after I could extract all my pimples and many of my blackheads were gone!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this product from a Sephora sample. My skin is not usually sensitive but I had an unusual reaction to this product. The almond scrub was ok, but some of the grains seemed sharp. The second step did sting a little but nothing too bad. But when I put the third step on over the second glycolic peel, the area over my lip started feeling numb. This last step was supposed to stay on for 20-30 mns, but I had to wipe it off right away. My face does seem softer and healthy-looking, but I wasn't comfortable with that reaction and wouldn't try this product again. The sample did not show what the ingredients were, so I can't tell what the culprit was.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is really expensive. So I guess it's unfortunate that I love it so much! I can't live without it, so now I must pay this ridiculous amount of money for this peel. But I guess it's ok. because I love it so much! It's a miracle product! It literally trasnforms my skin. My acne is gone. My acne scars have faded. My skin glows. I couldn't be happier. I def recommend this to anyone of any age and any skin type. (except those with sensitive skin)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My skin was completely broken out! This product helped my skin clear up. The 2nd step stung a bit, but just for a couple of seconds. Love, love, love this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am not impressed with this product. There are many products out
there that do the same thing, but better.
Any exfoliating scrub could have produced the same results.
I have no idea why this is a 3 step process. The almond scrub was harsh but probably did most of the work. The lemon strip was bleh...I don't see why lemon would be a prime canidate for an exfoliant, although it is "acid-ish". The chamomile cream
at the end didn't do anything special.
The ingredients are vague. It's hard to tell exactly what the active ingredients are if there are any. It mentions something about AHA.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product after some research and it does wonders if your going out and want to look good for a special occasion and it does give that wow factor!!
The effects of each treatment would last 1-2 days,
however i recomend that you don't use the spoon that comes along with it as the product can last much much longer if you apply much less that covers your entire face and it could last you months instead.
This product can be used by black and white people and all skin colours and is made of natural ingredients.
Make sure also that ou check the expiry date a the bottom of each jar before using.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've gotten many samples of this from Sephora now because after the first, I was hooked, but as a college student I just can't shell out the $95 right now. I LOVE this product though, it's the only at home peel I've used that shows any visible results. I use it when my skin (acne prone, boooo) is feeling dull and flaky and it eliminates the flakes while leaving a nice glow. My makeup goes on much better as a result, and almost every time I use this my boyfriend comments that I look good, even if he can't put a finger on why. It's not a miracle in a bottle but for me, its just what I need.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I've used this twice since receiving and liking it pretty well. Be careful of the Almond Scrub because it can be quite harsh - talk about a red face!! So gentle on the scrubbing with it! The redness went away quite readily and the lemon peel & chamomile mask felt incredible! I've been very very pleased with the whole Ole Henriksen line!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've suffered a very bad breakout as a result of retinoids (really, I mean bad).. lots of red inflamed pimples. I was trying calm it down and speed up the healing and this definitely helped. I've done the peel three times and although it's certainly not a miracle, it does help move things along. My sister has a lot less acne than I d and she loves it and gets compliments after using it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I tried this once and it hurt like crazy at first. It felt like you got stinged with many small needles. On the brochure that said it was normal at first but I was red for some time after. My face got really soft after using this and a nice glow. My pores was a bit smaller. But I get the same result with my scrub and mask from Clinique....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bought this little kit at TJ Maxx for $39.99, whereas on the internet it's a whopping $95.00! This is not a bad kit! It comes with three products listed below, a measuring spoon and 2 "freeze dried" sponges! I really liked how the products worked together and it takes about 30-33 minutes to complete! My face felt really soft and had a nice little glow! I think if you can find it for less, like I did, I would recommend trying it! It's definitely better than the Remede 3 Minute Peel Kit!
The 3 Step Micro/Mini Peel System includes Almond Polish, Lemon Strip and Chamomile Comfort to give you a full spa treatment at home! Ole Henriksen, Facialist to the Stars", has developed a line of pure, highly-effective, all natural skin care products that will renew, stimulate, pamper and return your skin to a youthful glow!! Ole shares his secrets for solving specific skin care troubles and gives you an easy to follow, step-by-step, daily routine based on your type of skin.
STEP 1-Almond Polish-emulates the benefits of a microdermabrasion; Oat Kernal Flour, Bamboo Stem Powder, Orange Peel and Almond glide across the face while abrading and refining skin. STEP 2-Lemon Strip-emulates the benefits of an acid peel; Lactic and Glycolic Acid combined with Orange and Lemon Extracts go to work peeling and renewing. STEP 3-Chamomile Comfort-Bisabolol, Borage Seed and Evening Primrose Oils plus Chamomile and Azulene comfort your skin after the more active treatment steps.
1)Almond Polish: Oat Kernal Flour, Bamboo Stem Powder, Honey, Orange Peel and Almond. 2)Lemon Strip:Lactic and Glycolic Acid, Orange and Lemon Extracts, Aspartic Acid. 3)Chamomile Comfort: Bisabolol, Borage Seed and Evening Primrose Oils, Chamomile and Azulene.
Follow the enclosed illustrated directions to apply the three step treatment. Step 1 and Step 2 are applied for 1-2 minutes each and Step 3 works like a comforting mask for 20-30 minutes. USE ONCE A WEEK ONLY.