Two years ago I was introduced to chemical exfoliants for the first time, and I haven’t looked back to the traditional beaded scrubs since. The biggest difference between a beaded scrub and a chemical exfoliant is that it doesn’t contain any particles and grains so it’s perfect for all skin types really. SAMPAR Equalizing Foaming Peel is the newest addition to my chemical peel stash and deserves its spot fair and square.
Chemical exfoliants might sound creepy, but it’s all but that. This one’s got Probiotic Enzymes, which naturally exfoliate the skin and remove the epidermal layer. A blend of Lavender, Sage, Thyme, Geranium and Savory Essential Oils that soothe and balance the skin and free it from skin of toxins. There’s something called Urban Advance Complex in the product, which is a “powerful alliance of 3 active ingredients (shea butter, mint endorphin and probiotic sugar) which acts as an anti-oxidant shield, neutralising any cutaneous imbalances linked to pollution, strengthens the skin’s natural defences and shocks the skin back to life on a cellular level”.
All the science talk aside —it’s one heck of an exfoliator and leaves the skin smooth and soft. The texture of the peel is a bit gloopy, nonetheless easy to apply and blend onto the skin. It dries up clear and it’s ready to be rinsed off after 2-3 minutes. Once it comes in touch with water it foams up like a cleanser (I’m not quite sure whether its got SLS in or not) and the next morning I’ve got brighter skin. And when using this on a long term base, it will fade hyper pigmentation spots —at least mine did. I love using this when I want to exfoliate my skin, but don’t have the time (or energy) for a mask that needs lots of time for it to do its thang, as it shows results just as good, or even better.