This is a real gem of a product to have in your bathroom for when you need your skin to look more clear and radiant ASAP. I'm kind of amazed how much this does (visually) for my skin in the short time the treatment is actually on my face. On me it balls up almost immediately when I start to work it into the skin, so I tend to dot it around the face and then work section by section. Once I've covered all of my face I just wash it right off. I don't think it's all that hard to remove like others have complained about - maybe it's because I don't let it sit on my skin for very long at all? I don't think you need to in order to get results. I do dermaplane my face semi-regularly, so I usually don't have all that much peach fuzz, but still - with a liberal amount of warm water it comes off pretty easily.
I don't use this too often (once a week at the very most), mostly because of the amount of alcohol denat it contains. The smell of alcohol is very, very intense and a bit unpleasant. I bought this on a whim after hearing great things about it, but I usually try to avoid alcohol denat in my skincare as much as I can. I think it's unfortunate that it's the second ingredient in this peel, though I'm no chemist - it might be necessary for the exfoliation to take place. Since alcohol is brightening, I can imagine that some of the instant radiance can be attributed to that.
I also want to address the claims/test results on their website, because they are a bit weird.
* "Instantly feels like dead skin cells are lifted" - feels like? That's not a result, that's a feeling that may very well be attributed to the product simulating the feeling of dead skin slouching off. It has no bearing on the actual results of the product.
* "Peels off impurities and pollutants" + "Skin feels cleansed from day’s pollution" - again, feels like. And does cleanse "day's pollution" even mean? If you're referring to washing the dirt that have accumulated on your skin during the day, the most basic bar of soap would do the same. Doesn't mean it's good for the skin.
Maybe I'm being nitpicky... Either way I'm on the fence about whether I'd repurchase this product. I do love the instant glow boost it provides, but I'm unsure about whether it has any long-time effect and iffy about the alcohol content.
+ Cruelty free
+ Gives an instant radiance to the skin
+ Pores look clearer immediately after use
- Alcohol denat as second ingredient
- Not sure how much it does for my skin in the long run