Name: Maxi-peel Exfoliant Solution #3
Type: Active, Liquid
0.025% Tretinoin, 2% Hydroquinone. I can’t find the full ingredients list.
|Feels||Good results, repurchase.|
|Does it effing work?||Yeah, but incredibly drying.|
|Texture||Yellow and water-like.|
|Packaging||Small plastic bottle.|
|Smell||Stinks of alcohol.|
- Great acne and anti-aging treatment.
- Easy to spread on the face.
- Dries fast.
- Dirt cheap.
- Makes you so dry, your face will peel.
- The bottle is hard to flip open.
- Its alcohol smell is strong.
WTF does it feel like?
It was so runny, I couldn’t take a picture of it on the back of my hand. Not sticky.
WTH is that smell?
It has a strong alcohol smell that lingers.
How the fudge do I use this?
“Do not use on wounded skin, avoid areas near the eyes and mouth. Limit application of product to only 10% of body surface consisting of the face, neck, and elbow. Use once a day, before bedtime. Store at temperature not exceeding 30 degrees celsius.”
I usually apply this with a cotton pad (this baby will dry the fk out of your hands), 30 minutes after moisturizing to lessen the flakes I get. You could also use it 15-30 minutes after cleansing on a dry face.
As a spot treatment: use a Q-tip and dab on face.
What it promised us:
|Product Claims||How I feel|
|“Treatment and prevention of severe cases of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads.”||This is great for pimple prevention. Doesn’t do much for my blackheads.|
|“Whitens dark spots, blemishes, and other discoloration.”||Only been using it for a month, but it has lightened my pigmentation slightly.|
Hydroquinone is one of the strongest skin lightening ingredients there is. Read more about it here.
I wanted to try this because it’s a liquid solution and my other tretinoin is pretty hard to spread. Now I find that I’m using this more often than my Retin-A because of its convenience. It spreads easily and dries incredibly fast. However, I’m guessing that alcohol is probably its top ingredient.
This is exfoliant solution #3, so there’s actually 2 other solutions before it. They are gentler and have less than 0.025% tretinoin. I’ve been using tretinoin 0.05% for a bit over 5 months so I skipped #1 and #2.
Look at my tretinoin results here!
My routine when I used this product:
|CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser||CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser|
|Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence||Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence|
|NARUKO Magnolia Toner||NARUKO Magnolia Toner|
|Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion||Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion|
|Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid||Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid + Jason Vitamin E Oil|
|Biore UV Perfect Milk||Human Nature Acne Defense Gel as spot treatment|
|Tretinoin 0.05% 2-3 times a week and Maxi-peel once a week
Okay, stfu already. Where do I buy this?
Maxi-peel is a Filipino brand. I found mine in a Philippine grocery store at 70PHP (less than 2USD). You can probably find it in almost any grocery/pharmacy/Watsons.
Amazon: 9.10 USD
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