I learned of the existence of peeling gels when I got samples of the Cure Natural Aqua Gel from one of the BDJ Boxes in the past. However, the price is over my budget so I searched for a more affordable alternative. I then came across the Innisfree Green Barley Gommage Peeling Mask on Althea Korea. My skincare routine changed since. 😀
- Description: A gommage-type peeling mask that combines the chemical peel of glycolic acid and salicylic acid with the physical peel of natural cellulose.
- Size: 120 ml
- Price: Php 500 at Althea Korea
- Good for all skin types.
HOW TO USE:
- After cleansing, towel dry skin, get an appropriate amount of the mask and smooth evenly over the face, avoiding the eye and lip areas.
- After 3 minutes, gently rub and massage face using your fingertips with light circular motion.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Recommended for use once or twice a week.
NOTE (on packaging): If you are sensitive to AHA and BHA, do a patch test on the inside of your wrist before actual use. If you apply it over a problem area, it may sting for a while.
Packaging: It has a mint green and cream white box, and comes in an upside-down mint green squeezable tube with a cream white flip top cap. The mint green color gives off a cool and refreshing vibe. I like the tube packaging because you can get just the right amount of product you need without exposing the rest to possible contamination. If there is, it’s very minimal since the only part mostly exposed is the one by the hole. It is also very convenient to use and operate with just one hand. The cap is wide and stable enough to let it stand on your bathroom shelf or counter.
Scent and Texture: The product is an opaque white mask with a fresh barley scent. The texture is soft and grainy but thick enough to stay in place.
Application and Clean up: I use this after second cleansing. The product tends to clump up when I spread it across my face. I think it’s because part of the product starts drying up as soon as you spread it. The time it takes for the peeling mask to set and dry depends on how thick you apply the product. Apply too thin and it dries in a minute. Apply too thick and it might take longer than 3 minutes. Either way, I still wait for 3 minutes, then gently massage my skin in light circular motion. There was no recommendation on the packaging, but it takes me about 3 minutes to massage my face because I enjoy it so much. I loved the feeling of slowly removing those rough dead skin. I just dust off the clumps that formed after then rinse with lukewarm water.
Results: The peeling mask lifted off and removed dirt and dead skin, and left my face clean and smooth. It also helped in preventing build-up of whiteheads and blackheads. My skin tends to get congested easily so I use this twice a week, or once a week if paired with another exfoliator. It’s gentle enough for me to use even when I have breakouts. I think you can also use this on other parts of the body where you feel you need mild exfoliation.
OVERALL: This is a great gentle mix of chemical and physical exfoliator. It’s also very affordable. I would definitely repurchase this product. I would recommend it to those looking for a gentle exfoliator at a more affordable price point. Please note that it is always recommended to do a patch test prior to using a skin product.
Product link from Althea Korea – http://ph.althea.kr/green-barley-gommage-peeling-mask
I will be looking out for another gommage peeling gel once I finish this tube. I would appreciate any recommendations you guys have. Thanks in advance! 😉
Till next time! 🙂