THIS STUFF ROCKS. My only previous experience with peels was the Philosophy Microdelivery, which I found really average on my skin. My skin is very hardy, the opposite of sensitive, and it can seriously take anything I throw at it...which is sometimes good (I very rarely have product-triggered breakouts) and sometimes bad (when nothing I try has an effect). However, this peel has an effect: a very lovely, glowing, radiant effect!
The peel is 3 steps: exfoliation (almond scrub), fruit acid peel (lemon strip), and a soothing mask (chamomile comfort). The exfoliation is intense and I feel like you could probably substitute your favorite scrub if you were unsure about it; Dermalogica Microfoliant gives a similar effect. The real star of the peel is lemon strip, which is a zesty gel filled with fruit acids that literally eats the dead skin away...which is gross if you think about it, but dead skin is gross too. :) No lie: it stings a little at first. Nothing horrible, but definitely noticeable. After 2 mins of lemon strip comes my favorite step: the comforting, soothing mask. You apply it directly over lemon strip (no rinsing!) and it's like a cool, velvety blanket on your newly peeled skin. The mask doesn't really dry and it's rinsed off after 15 minutes, and then...voila, pure porcelain. Baby-butt skin. Soft and smooth. My regular AHA moisturizer seems super-charged when I use this peel and all of my facial products and makeup go on more smoothly afterwards as well.
Since I always do this peel at night, I moisturize afterwards and hit the hay. In the morning, my skin continues to feel great and I think the effect lasts for a few days afterward too. I use this peel about twice a month, and because it is a really intense skincare regimen, I hesitate to recommend this peel to sensitive skins...I just don't know if it would actually peel or just irritate. :( If you're unsure, get samples and do a patch test first!
I'm not sure of the current packaging of this product, but the last time I purchased it from Sephora, it came in a box that has 6 complete peels in connected sample packs, which makes it very easy to travel with. I would absolutely buy it again!