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{Product Review} Brazilian Peel

2012 January 18

Remember the episode of Sex and the City where Samantha gets an impulse peel, her doctor leaves it on too long, and she ends up looking like a boiled lobster? According to reps at Advance Home Actives, this can’t happen with Brazilian Peel, an at-home, medical-strength glycolic peel that is designed to “turn itself off.” The treatment works just like a doctor’s office peel, by removing the upper layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh new skin below–in effect, “brightening,” “tightening” and “smoothing” your skin, according to its manufacturer.

We sent Brazilian Peel to real FOFs to test. So, what’s the peel with this product? Read on…

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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
I used it once a week for 10-12 minutes.

Were the directions easy to follow?
Extremely easy.

Was the applicator easy to use, or do you think it could be improved?
Application process [was] very easy and did not waste any product.  That was a big plus.

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Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
No burning, but after application [there was] slight pinkness lasting about 3 hours.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
Smoother, smaller pores and radiant.

What was your skin like before you used the product?
Very dry with some tiny areas of flaking on forehead and the sides of my nose.

What was your overall experience with this product?
Very good.  I liked the easy application, its nearly non-existent aroma and that the amount dispensed covered my face, neck, and decollete nicely. I just didn’t see my fine lines minimized.  It worked more like a nice scrub.

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
No. It needs a little extra strength. The results were minimal after 4 weeks.

Would you use this product again?
For special occasions because it gave me a slight glow. I’d also use this every 2 to 3 weeks. But to use it weekly, as recommended, would be nearly $1,000 a year. Looking at it that way, it isn’t worth it.
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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
I used it once a week for four weeks and left it on for the recommended time.

Were the directions easy to follow? Extremely easy.

Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
None at all.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
I noticed a definite difference after the first use.  My skin seemed clearer and softer.

What was your skin like before you used the product?
My skin was starting to get dry due to the winter weather.

What was your overall experience with this product?
Positive though not life-altering!

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
For four weeks worth, it might be.

Would you recommend this product to your friends?
Possibly.

Would you use this product again?
I wouldn’t seek it out, because the results really weren’t that different from the Obagi products that I use on a daily basis.  But I would definitely use it if it was 1) cheaper, or 2) given to me.

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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
Once a week, for four weeks. I can honestly say that I looked forward to Sundays, when I could use it again. That’s how much I loved it.

Were the directions easy to follow?
Yep, and I get impatient with instructions.

How did you feel about the application process?
Was the applicator easy to use, or do you think it could be improved? It felt good. Warm and oozy.  I had a little trouble removing the cap but persevered. It was worth the effort.

Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
There was a teeny bit of sensation. Nothing uncomfortable.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
Awesome! I don’t want to put anything on my skin afterwards.

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
It’s a bit high for me now but probably worth it.

Would you recommend this product to your friends?
Yes.

Would you use this product again? Yes.

What was your overall experience with this product?
Let’s put it this way. The very first time I used it my (estranged) husband said to me: ‘Your skin is looking really good….is there something you’re doing to it that I should be doing?’ That’s the ultimate compliment.

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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
Once a week for 10 minutes.

Were the directions easy to follow? Yes.
How did you feel about the application process? Was the applicator easy to use, or do you think it could be improved?
I had no problems at all!

Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
Not at all.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
After the first use [there was] little change. By the fourth use…amazing!

What was your skin like before you used the product?
Dry–aging skin.

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
Yes!

Would you recommend this product to your friends?
Definitely!

Would you use this product again?
I just bought one at Sephora and I bought their acne one for my daughter–I am hooked!

What was your overall experience with this product?
Very effective–I got many compliments on my skin after the 4th use!

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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
I used the product, once a week for four weeks.

Were the directions easy to follow? Yes.

How did you feel about the application process? Was the applicator easy to use, or do you think it could be improved?
The applicator was easy to use–I don’t feel that it could be improved.

Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
I didn’t have any redness or burning during or after the application.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
After the first use, my face was brighter and smoother, however, the next day, I did have a slight breakout.

Have you ever had a professional peel? If so, how do you think this product compared?
This was not as strong as a professional peel. I had no peeling or redness like with the professional peel, but, I like the way my face felt after each use.

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
For four, I would say yes.

Would you recommend this product to your friends?
Yes.

Would you use this product again?
Yes.

What was your overall experience with this product?
Very good–my face felt smoother, looked brighter and I did notice the reduction of fine lines.

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How often did you use the Brazilian Peel and how long did you leave it on?
I used it once a week and left it on the full 10 minutes.

Were the directions easy to follow?
Yes.

Was the applicator easy to use, or do you think it could be improved?
I liked the application process. I loved how it warmed in my hand.

Did you notice any burning or redness after or during the use of this product?
The first time I used the peel my skin felt like I had a mild sunburn for about a day or so. It didn’t look red, just felt that way.

How did the product make your skin look and feel after the first use?
After only one use my skin looked fabulous–the effect on my neck area was amazing! I had started to be really bothered by that first horizontal line that runs across the middle of your neck and afterwards I felt like it had almost disappeared! Also a dark spot I used to have was gone!

What was your skin like before you used the product?
My skin is in good condition but has always been dry.

What was your skin like before you used the product?
No, I have not had a professional peel.

Do you think the Brazilian Peel is worth $78?
Yes, absolutely, without a doubt!

Would you recommend this product to your friends?
Yes 100%!

Would you use this product again?
Yes, it will be part of my skin care routine!

What was your overall experience with this product?
I loved, loved it!! I have used many over the counter products and have never seen such a difference especially after only one use. If they are looking for sales people, I would work for the company. I loved it that much!

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  • MSBEHAVENSISTA says:

    WOULD LOVE TO TRY BRAZILIAN PEEL…MY SKINS OVER ALL APPERANCE NEEDS A NEW LAYER OF FRESHNESS!

  • margo mccormack says:

    I am interested in testing the peel.

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  • mxkh says:

    I tried Brazilian Peel once, and while it made my skin’s texture better, I had broken blood vessels (red spots) after leaving it on for only 3 minutes. I removed it because of the burning and then noticed the red spots. They never really went away. If it weren’t for the broken blood vessels I would probably have used it again.
    I have sensitive skin.