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Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel

Philosophy

The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel

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With The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel, Philosophy pioneered the next-generation of medical microdermabrasion procedure that rapidly resurfaces the skin as it replenishes it with vitamin C. The Microdermabrasion Peel gives a complete skin makeover in just three minutes. This revolutionary dual phase treatment rapidly replenishes with skin-brightening vitamin c and skin-firming peptides to help smooth rough texture, even skin tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines. For best results use once a week.

Clinical results:
  • 100% of participants reported thei skin was smoother after just one use
  • 88% of participants thought their skin felt more hydrated after using the microdelivery peel

Pairing Product Suggestions:
  • Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
  • Time In A Bottle Daily Age-Defying Serum
  • Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • Miracle Worker Miraculous Overnight Moisturizer

The Microdelivery Peel Includes:
  • Vitamin C/Peptide Resurfacing Crystals (2.0 oz.)
  • Lactic/Salicylic Acid Activating Gel (2.0 oz.)

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Step 1: Apply a teaspoon amount to clean, dry skin. Once applied, crystals should appear almost like a mask. Gently massage in a circular motion over entire face for up to 60 seconds, avoiding eye area. Do not scrub. (Use less pressure for sensitive skin)

Step 2: Place a generous teaspoon amount in the palm of your hand. Massage gel onto fingertips, and apply on top of crystals. As activator is applied, a warming sensation will occur. White foam will appear, indicating activation. Leave foam on 2-3 minutes to infuse vitamin c and peptides to the skin. (You can massage foam for extra exfoliating benefits or let it sit for sensitive skin) Rinse thoroughly. (You can use a washcloth for removal, to avoid getting the peel in your hair.)
Activator Gel: Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Salicylic Acid, Linoleamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyquaternium-10. Vitamin C Peel: Peg-6, Sodium Bicarbonate, Oleth-20, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene, Retinyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum/Fragrance, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Limonene, BHT.

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PhilosophyThe Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel
 
4.5

(based on 295 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (242)
  • Soothes skin (123)
  • Smells great (119)
  • Non-greasy (78)
  • Moisturizes (49)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Not effective (11)
  • Pricey (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (148)
  • Uneven skin tone (147)
  • Enlarged pores (124)
  • Sensitive skin (56)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (180), Survivalist / minimalist (59), Beauty expert (29), Skin care professional (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (154), Normal (50), Dry (44), Oily (30)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing product with actual results

By B.

from California

Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

I feel as if this us a true miracle treatment. I have never received results from other products with similar claims so I wasn't sure if I wanted to purchase this just to be disappointed. This is also a high price point for me personally and that was another reason for not purchasing months ago when it was recommended by Philosophy rep at Ulta. I finally bought this after my skin showed major improvement after using Philosophy foundation and moisturizer. I could not believe how amazing my skin felt immediately after washing off products. My skin had discoloration and even scaring from adult acne (because of PCOS) that has almost disappeared after just one use. I normally have very sensitive skin and break out from everything but not with this. Honestly the best product I have ever bought for my skin and want to buy as gifts for family.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE!

By Ka

from Choctaw, Ok

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

    I have extremely sensitive skin and was really worried to try this, but so glad I did! You figure out how much you want to scrub or if you just wanna put it on and let it sit. I tried both and neither irritated my skin long term. Scrubbing lightly did turn my skin very red but I did it before bed and put on my normal moisturizer and I was back to normal if not better by morning! I've just 3 times now and it's corrected most of my pigmentation issues that I had given up on! So pleased with this product!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I LOVE this peel!!

    By Bdeshazo90

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

      I love this peel! I use it once a week because the crystals are a little harsh, but it makes my skin so soft. The gel activator gets a little warm but nothing overly hot. Once you rinse the crystals off, your skin is so radiant and glory, it's crazy.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery came when it was promised

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 18-29

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Just okay. Not worth the cost.

      By Amanda

      from Youngstown, Ohio

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

        I use this twice a week and while it does make your skin feel smooth, I haven't noticed any improvement in complexion and also it does NOT minimize pores. A little disappointed overall.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Love this lol dude

        By The Real Giant Squid

        from Lakewood, Co

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Calming breakouts
          • Smoothing skin

          Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

          I love this stuff! It works really well for my skin. I use it when my face is feeling a little rough or when I'm getting small breakouts. The activator has salicylic acid in it which really helps calm my skin. I got it in a smaller size in a lot, but I'm for sure buying the full size!

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Limlovely

          from Warminster pa

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exfoliates wonderfully
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

            Makes your skin feel like a babies skin. I find my make up goes on better. This product works and worth every penny.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I like it but don't consider it a "peel"

            By Rae

            from Cincinnati OH

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Exfoliates
            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Makes your skin more sensitive to UV rays
            • Not a peel

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Greasy skin
            • Weekly scrub

            Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

            It's a nice scrub there's a base and an activator you out on and it really makes your skin feel refreshed and smooth. However, I don't really consider this a "peel" like it doesn't peel from your face, which was what I was looking for. It just kinda seems misleading

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Best Exfoliant Ever!

            By Drayugh

            from NY

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

              Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

              Been using this for years. Philosophy products never let me down. I use this 2 times a week to exfoliate and renew my skin.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Great pick me up

              By Golf Girl

              from Fords, NJ

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

                Easy to use. Skin looked brighter. Not too harsh.

                • Skin Type:
                • Normal
                • Age:
                • 60+
                 
                5.0

                I would definitely buy this product again

                By Vcad

                from Miami, Fl

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel:

                  Awesome buy!!!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

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                  • Q:

                    Can this product help get rid of blackheads? If not, what would you recommend? Thanks in advance!! :)
                    Asked on 5/12/2017 by Sol from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      yes, it will assist with the removal of blackheads, Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel focuses on exfoliating the skin and minimizing pores.
                      I would recommend using the Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor- Exfoliating Clay Mask, as it targeted for the removal of Blackheads

                      Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                  • Q:

                    Is this product beneficial to use on the neck as well?
                    Asked on 1/13/2016 by Jhodi from Duluth, MN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you may use this product on the neck and decollete area. This product is a two-step, in-home peel that resurfaces and rejuvenates sun-damaged, hyperpigmented and aging skin. what makes this next generation microdelivery peel so revolutionary is that unlike peels of the past that only exfoliated, this peel delivers peptides and vitamin c to the skin as it is being rapidly exfoliated. it is resurfacing and replenishing the skin at the same time, which is a new approach to skin rejuvenation, and best of all, it involves absolutely no downtime.

                      Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                  • Q:

                    How long after using Microdelivery should I wait before using Help Me with retinol?
                    Asked on 11/23/2015 by Ericsara03 from South Carolina

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      you can use the help me retinol immediately after using microdelivery exfoliating wash

                      Answered on 11/25/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    How often should I use this?
                    Asked on 11/14/2015 by Lindsey from Pendleton, IN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      we recommend using the microdelivery peptide peel once a week.

                      Answered on 11/18/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    How many applications can be done from one set? Just looking for the value. Is it one application, or several from one set?
                    Asked on 11/3/2015 by Abthemom from Gilbert AZ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      the amount of uses vary for each person but it should last 8-10 peels.

                      Answered on 11/3/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    Will this help fade acne scars ?
                    Asked on 9/30/2015 by Lisa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      we recommend using the microdelivery triple acid brightening peel to improve the apperance of acne scars. you can also incorporate no reason to hide multi imperfection serum into your regemine.

                      Answered on 10/1/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    I am wondering if the small beads in this product are those that do not dissolve and that are not environmentally friendly.
                    Asked on 9/29/2015 by Vanity Flaire from Parksville, B.C.

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      the resurfacing agent in the microdelivery vitamin c/peptide peel is vitamin c/peptide crystals. these crystals do dissolve.

                      Answered on 10/1/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    exactly how should this product be used to achieve optimum results?
                    Asked on 9/29/2015 by wvgirl from WV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      apply a teaspoon amount of the vitamin c/peptide crystals to clean, dry skin. once applied, crystals should appear almost like a mask. gently massage in a circular motion over entire face for up to 60 seconds, avoiding the eye area. do not scrub and use less pressure for sensitive skin.

                      place a generous teaspoon amount or the lactic/salicylic acid activating gel in the palm of your hand. masssage gel onto fingertips and apply in top of crystals. as activator is applied, a warming sensation will occur indicating activation. leave activated soultion on for 2-3 minutes to infuse vitamin c and peptides into the skin. rinse thoroughly.

                      Answered on 10/1/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    The instructions for use of the microdelivery peel indicates that after the mixture of the two peel products I should feel a warmth on my skin and that it should begin to foam. The product didn't do that when I used it. I'm wondering if I did it correctly.
                    Asked on 9/26/2015 by Charlotte from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      the reaction from the activator gel in the microdelivery peel will be different depnding on cusrrent skin condition and dead skin cells. therefore, you may feel less of a heating sensation when layering the activator gel over the vitamin c crystals. the benefits will be the same. when using the product, make sure you are using equal parts of the vitamin c crystals and the activating gel for maximum results.

                      Answered on 9/29/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                  • Q:

                    This product did not foam for me. Did I do something wrong?
                    Asked on 9/14/2015 by Angie from Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      in some cases, you may not be using enough of the activating gel to ensure the vitamin c is properly released. additionally, if your skin is already well exfoliated the microdelivery vitamin c peptide peel will not have to work as hard, which in turn creates less foam.

                      Answered on 9/16/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
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