RollerGirl1978's review of Bioelements Pumice Peel


46 reviews

93% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$


Water, Pumice, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Rhus Glabra (Sumac) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Petitgrain Cordillera) Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil, Olus (Vegetable) Oil (Huile Vegetable), Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil PEG-8, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Cetrimonium Bromide, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Disodium EDTA

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

In the boutique where I work, we sell the Badescu line of skincare products. We first used the Bioelements line, and this is one of the few products that I have kept for the treatment room for my esthetics practice.

I found a lot of the Bioelements products to be, at best, way overpriced (pretty much everything) and, at worst, useless and even dangerously irritating to the skin ("enzyme" mask which contains not a whole lot besides some powdered clay and cinnamon powder to burn the skin to make you think it's doing something). Pumice peel, however, especially when used in conjunction with the Gel Therapy mask as a treatment is the absolute best mechanical exfoliator out there.

The grit is extremely fine, and, according to the Bioelements literature, the particles are also rounded. Of course, I have no way of testing this without a microscope, but the fineness of the particles alone makes it more gentle than, say, St. Ives apricot scrub.

I'm not sure if the consumer instructions say to do this like the treatment room ones do, but I've found it really effective to scrub with small circular motions for a minute or two then let it dry for a few minutes and repeat the circular motion for a couple more minutes before rinsing.

I gave this product a 1 on packaging quality because I think it would be better in a tube. It is soft enough to be able to come out easily, and I hate having to either stick my finger in the jar all the time (at home) or use countless stupid plastic spatulas and generate annoying waste (at work).

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