Once upon a time a blogger and her friend, who both have oily skin, decided it was time to do something about it...OK. Not really. The blogger, me, was invited by Le Metier de Beaute to try out the new Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set at my local Neiman Marcus Le Metier de Beaute counter. I was hesitant to participate because I have such sensitive skin, but I was told I could bring along a friend to experience the peel as well. I figured that if my face started to resemble the Red Skull from Hydra (Captain America Reference)
I could at least get pictures of my friend and she would be able to tell me all about how this peel works. My friend, Pam, has great skin. It doesn't break out, it is fairly oily with some larger pores, but for the most part you could take a sanding belt to her skin it wouldn't hurt her skin. (Hyperbole) Between me, the sensitive skinned blogger and Pam, the hearty skinned friend, I was sure to we would be the best guinea pigs for this peel.
|Pam - Pre-Peel|
We met at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria at the Le Metier de Beaute Counter. Lisa Corsino, the Le Metier de Beaute Product Specialist, greeted us with glowing skin. Now she had just returned from vacation, which always helps with having glowing skin, but she also told me that she had just done the peel herself that morning. she looked positively radiant! She told us about the CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set before Pam and I got started.
The Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel, is a proprietary blend of salicylic and glycolic acids, gently penetrates the skin's surface and desquamates, or peels off dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin in as little as 60 seconds.. The peel has a proprietary formula that allows the molecules to penetrate the top layer of the skin and go below the surface to get to those younger skin cells. The result from the Chem60 Pro-Peel is diminished look of fine lines and wrinkles, increased hydration, and smoother looking skin.
|The Chem60 Pro-Peel comes in a tube with an attached brush.|
To begin, Lisa turned the CHEM60 Pro-Peel nozzle to the "on" position and gently squeezed the tube to dispense a small amount into brush applicator.
|Pam getting the Chem60 part of the peel applied by Lisa Corsino|
She then applied a thin layer over our entire faces and then turned the Chem60 Pro-Peel applicator to the "off" position to avoid leakage.
|Me getting the Chem60 part of the peel|
Now when I hear the words glycolic acid I think. RED SKIN. My skin is very sensitive, so I planned to leave the Chem60 part of the peel on for only 60 seconds while Pam, with less sensitive skin opted to leave it on for the full 5 minutes. Well guess what? I didn't turn into red skull after 60 seconds so I opted to leave the peel on for an additional 60 seconds, (a full 2 minutes) and see what would happen. The reason I didn't turn read is because of the way the glycolic and salicylic is encapsulated so it penetrates below the first layer of the skin and gently exfoliates away the dead skin cells. Lisa informed us that this peel is appropriate for all skin types. I was thrilled to hear that.
|getting the peel removed. Look! No red skin!|
After Lisa removed the Chem60 Pro-Peel with water she started with the GLOW10ai Mask part of the set.
Now this part of the mask is a peel off mask. I do adore those. I love peel off masks. It brings me back to my childhood when I would let Elmer's glue dry on my fingertips and I would peel it off and it would look like I was peeling off my real skin. I was a strange child.
|GLOW10ai Mask. Looks like glue!|
Anyhoo, the GLOW10ai mask is supposed to infuse skin with an "unprecedented concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and hydrators to help skin renew and rebuild, while strengthening skin's overall appearance." This is exactly what I needed. My skin looks dull. I want that glow!
Lisa applied the mask to our faces. The mask is almost rubbery looking. It applies best using a foundation brush. Trust me. It's easier to get more even coverage and accurate placement using a brush then it is your fingers. Plus, using a brush and enclosed spatula is more hygienic. The mask needs to sit on the skin from anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on how long it takes to dry. Then comes the fun part!
|Pam getting her mask peeled off.|
Peeling the mask off!
|Me with "Crazy Eyes" getting my mask peeled off!|
Viola! (pronounced Wa-La) Renewed looking skin! The appearance of hyperpigmentation is noticeably lessened and improved, any irritation and redness caused by chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments are visibly diminished. (This I can attest to personally. The red marks left from using my PaloVia laser were GONE!) and the skin is left soft, fresh and hydrated.
|Pam Post Peel. Look how glowy she is!|
As Pam put it. "My skin feels softer than a baby's butt!" And her skin was glowing! Glowing I say. Just the addition of a little Peau Vierge and some powder and Pam was good to go. She doesn't wear much makeup...sadly. I'm still trying to get to to wear more.
|Me post peel with a liiiiitle help from Le Metier de Beaute makeup!|
I needed a bit MORE makeup help and Lisa hooked me up with Classic Flawless-Finish Liquid Foundation in Shade #2, A little concealer (my favorite stick concealer), Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo and Fresh, Some True Color Eye Shadow in Corinthian and Fire Lilly and a Ken Downing Lip Creme Lip Gloss in In the Know Bordeaux.
According to Le Metier de Beaute you can use the CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set up to 2-3 times per week! Buuut. consider that each set has about 2-3 uses, you might want to rethink that. The cost of the Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set is $265. Now before you choke on your cheerios, consider how much one peel at a spa would cost. In my area, a Glycolic peel ranges anywhere from $98 to $225 and this is at local spas and Red Door Spas and Ritz Carlton Spas. For three uses, at $88 per use, the Le Metier de Beaute set isn't such a bad deal.
Now why would I recommend this when I haven't purchased it myself? Well the fact that my red acne marks were significantly lighter after this peel AND the hyperpigmentation I have on my cheeks from teen age sun bathing stupidness was much lighter AND the fact that I didn't turn into the Red Skull, experienced no redness or burning at all isn't enough. I had a die-hard NON-product addict in my friend Pam. A woman that will use baby powder instead of dry shampoo for her hair. (Yes she washes it using regular shampoo too, sillies!) A woman who takes over a year to finish a bottle of perfume (and that's the only sent she uses). A very frugal woman indeed, seriously consider getting this peel because of the way her skin looked and felt after use. She mentioned it quite a lot the rest of the day and was really intrigued by the whole process. I think I might have finally planted the seed and she will become my new make up buying BFF! So if that isn't reason enough for you...
- Amazing results
- Turned a frugalista into a high end craving diva
- Didn't turn me into Red Skull
What other convincing do I have to do? Yes. You NEED this!
This service was provided free of charge by Le Metier de Beaute in exchange for an honest review. Opinions regarding this product are my own and unbiased.
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