InstaNatural’s roots started as a small business in Florida with a vision to provide natural, effective skin care solutions. They are dedicated to crafting formulas that are 100% free from paraben’s, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oil and formaldehyde.
Their mission is to create natural solutions that work and, as a company, they believe in beauty routines that lead to real beauty results.
You know how some beauty products you just immediately dive right in and start using it? Do NOT with this or any acid-based product! When your beauty product has a pamphlet that has “Product Instructions & Safety Information” plus “Warnings & Sunburn alert” plastered over the front; you stop, sit down and read.
Why? This glycolic peel contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). There is a lot of rules you need to follow to include consulting with your doctor if you are taking Accutane (or have within the last six months), if you are pregnant/lactating or if your skin is prone to scarring.
Strict directions you MUST follow: Do not apply to sensitive skin or open wounds nor apply more than once a week. Huge recommendation on doing a patch test first and waiting 24-48 hours after doing one to ensure no irritation occurs. When you do apply it to your skin, only allow it to exfoliate for one minute or less. Yes, LESS than 1 minute and less than that if you are just beginning to use this.
With all these seeming scare tactics why use a glycolic peel then?
With 30% Glycolic Acid this peel gets deeper than your regular cleansers therefore, this is actually exfoliating your deeper layers of skin and not just the exterior/surface. Helps in evening skin tone (hyperpigmentation) and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin its youth back.
The bottle came with a separate pump; easy to start and pumps out around 1/16th of a teaspoon per. Very liquid in nature, apply immediately and start smoothing in all over your face steering clear of your eye area; can do neck area but, do not recommend decollate. I have only been doing one layer even though you can apply up to three layers; no more than three during one treatment though. There is zero scent to it either even with the ingredients eucalyptus, ginger, oat, onion, wintergreen and sunflower oils and extracts. Goes on thin and invisible, immediately absorbs into my skin and looks like nothing was put on. One layer and I started feeling it tingle within 20 seconds. One minute is all I lasted and I jumped in the shower to rinse it off. I have only used it twice so far but, plan on incorporating it weekly here on out. Skin notably feels fresh, softer and pores tightened. Hoping to get my glow back soon I admit; that is the reason why I decided to start on glycolic peels.
One layer on, 20 second in
Disclosure: I received this glycolic peel for free directly from InstaNaturals however; this in no way influenced my review but, I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.