TGIF, friends! To everyone who celebrates Chinese New Year – Happy Chinese New Year and I wish you the best year ahead, filled with happiness, good company and good health! I hope CNY’s been amazing and you’re eating tons of good food. Diets don’t exist until after the last day (CNY celebrations last a full 15 days, so that’s A LOT of good food 😛 ), so we’ve got 8 more days to stuff our faces! Also, I’m not much of a beer drinker so Chinese New Year is when I break out all the good wines… which brings us to today’s topic (hehe did you like my “definitely-not-trying-too-hard” transition there?): the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine Exfoliating Pads!
If you’ve been a reader for some time now (♥♥♥♥♥), you might have seen this product in my “16 Korean Beauty Products You Need Right Now” post. Oh! That’s a total spoiler, isn’t it? Now you know that this will be a positive review, huh? …or maybe not, but I’ve just ruined it further and now you definitely know 😛 People who know me will not be surprised because I’m the biggest party pooper they know. Anyway…
The Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine Exfoliating Pads is both a manual and chemical exfoliant in one. Each jar comes with 30 single-use sheets that are saturated in a solution. Each sheet uses a triple-layer pad technology to slough off dead skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft. As for the chemical exfoliant, lactic acid penetrates deep into the pores to remove any impurities. These exfoliating pads can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
The star ingredient in this product is Resveratrol, which is an amazing antioxidant found naturally in red wine. Resveratrol prevents free radical damage and helps to prevent pigmentation and wrinkles. I’m so tempted to delve into all the chemistry on how resveratrol (or antioxidants in general) works, but we’d be here forever (and I’m also not very qualified LOL). But if you’re interested, check out Michelle (who is VERY qualified) @ LabMuffin’s super detailed post about how antioxidants work! If you’re really a HUGE Chemistry nerd like I am, you’d LOVE Michelle’s blog so much that you’d want to binge-read everything. So maybe only read that post after this post? 😛
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine (RRP: $27/30 sheets)
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The Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine Exfoliating Pads come in a huge, clear jar which is really convenient so you can easily see how many pads you have left. I also really love this packaging because all of the pads are saturated the perfect amount. But that’s not the best part! You know what is? …when you open up the jar, you’re greeted with the amazing smell of a sweet glass of red wine (yummm!).
This product is especially good for acne-prone skin. If you have acne, it’s better to use chemical exfoliants rather than harsh, physical exfoliants (I’m looking at you, St Ives facial scrub). The scrubs that are very abrasive will cause little tears on your skin which will allow more bacteria in, resulting in more breakouts. Not only that, the harsh scrub will irritate your inflamed skin even more and that makes it take even longer for acne to heal. This product is perfect because the physical exfoliating side of the pad is very gentle while the chemical exfoliant does most of the work.
Each pad is double-sided and has a softer and a rougher side. The directions say to use the rougher side in gentle circular motions all over your skin to manually remove any dead skin. Then, flipping over to the softer side and doing the same picks up all the dead skin that you’ve just sloughed off. After that, the product has to be rinsed off the skin.
I love these exfoliating pads! They are so easy to use, they smell amazing and they’re very effective. I usually use these twice a week but I’ve been abusing these up to three times a week recently. I’ve been indulging in lots and lots of dairy products and we talked about how those affect the skin over on my “How to Get Rid of Acne” post, so my skin hasn’t been my biggest fan lately, lol. Using these has kept my skin feeling smooth and looking bright. It isn’t clearing my acne completely right now because of my recent obsession with milk (milk is soooo good). But from past experiences, these really helped keep acne that is caused by clogged pores at bay. Also, these are amazing if you have problems with blackheads.
Very effective at clearing out clogged pores
Great for acne-prone skin
Gentle and can be used on sensitive skin
Smells like red wine (disclaimer: might be a con if it makes you want red wine and you have none on hand)
Pretty pricey at almost $1 a sheet
All in all, the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine is an amazing product to have on hand. If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, this product will be a lifesaver! It’s so gentle but so effective in cleaning out pores and helping fight acne and blackheads. It is a little bit pricey, but using it twice a week will make it last a couple of months for you, so I think it’s well worth the splurge. Also, they have a Lemon version which helps to brighten the skin, and a Green Tea one if you’re interested!