Essence - High Protein Cream-In-Oil Peel
HOW TO USE ITUse this luxurious exfoliating skin refiner one to two times a week. First, apply an even, thick layer to the face, neck, and chest. Leave for several minutes, and then roll product away with hands, rinse, and dry.
Coconut, Olive Fruit Oil, SqualaneFull Ingredient List
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cellulose, Oleyl Erucate, Glutamic Acid, Propanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Aqua (Water), Aspartic Acid, Lactobacillus Ferment**, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Gluconolactone, Squalane, Glycerin, Lactobacillus**, Sodium Levulinate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance)***, Sodium Anistate**, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract**, Tocopherol, Bete-sitosterol, Squalene *Organic **Natural and Probiotic Preservatives ***Natural Essential Oil-based Fragrance comprised of: Gurjum Balsam, Holywood, Myrrh, Chamomile, Rosemary, Bucchu)
ABOUT THIS BRANDAyuna was founded by Isabel Ramos and Begoña San Juan, two seasoned beauty professionals with a vision for innovation. Begoña is a master esthetician, passionate beauty industry professional and expert in product development, Spa and Wellness therapies and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Isabel Ramos has a PhD in chemistry and is an expert in Green Technology and the development of natural cosmetics with a unique understanding the science of the skin, biochemical and biophysical mechanisms and the art of product textures. Through Ayuna's essential skincare products, Begoña and Isabel introduce a whole new dimension to how to treat the skin based on topical fasting and well-aging. Topical fasting has the same basis as general fasting; eliminate overstimulation, limit intake and provide a balanced diet to allow for self-repair and self-regeneration mechanisms to be immediately activated. Well-aging applies the principles of epigenetics and the brain-skin connection to refocus our view of skin aging. Research shows that our thoughts, lifestyle and environment can alter our DNA. Ayuna skincare embraces this research, with a slow and intentional approach to aging that gives us the space to connect with beauty in a positive way and adapt the teachings of mindfulness to the realm of beauty. Begonña and Isabel’s experience in skincare, combined with their extensive understanding of the sophisticated beauty client, active ingredients and application methodology led them to a natural evolution in the field of skincare. From this alliance of knowledge and experience Ayuna, Less Is Beauty was born – an evolutionary scientific-botanical approach to cosmetics that favors simple beauty and a commitment to pure, effective and clean cosmetics.
I find this to be a nice treatment when my skin needs a boost of hydration, and the experience of use is relaxing and spa-like. I do also find that this to be a unique product as it both exfoliates and oil-hydrates. That said, it‚Äôs not quite as moisturizing as I‚Äôd like, and I do need to add additional products atop this. Caveat that this brand just doesn‚Äôt seem to impress my dehydrated skin in the same way it does for so many others. It just didn‚Äôt do much for me, esp. given the price.
I am really torn about how to review this because the first few times I used this product I was extremely impressed with the results. It left a very smooth, radiant, and soft complexion. However, I have reactive skin and after a couple of uses (spaced by a few weeks) became very sensitized to this product. It actually made me break out in terrible hives, so now I have to throw away a nearly full jar. I think this would work great for people with normal skin, but beware if you have sensitive skin.
This is the product that got me hooked on Beauty Heroes. I couldn't resist the intriguing pull of this gommage mask and am so glad I tried it. My skin feels like a dream every time I use this mask. I have dry skin that is just slightly sensitive sometimes, so I do get a nice tingle after using the mask and sometimes a bit of slight redness which fades quickly. Every use feels like a rich experience and leaves my skin feeling healthy and glowing, rather than stripped away.
This exfoliator did not agree with my skin: clogged my pores and made me break out. I tried it a couple of times and each time this happened. I don't think this is a good product for my sensitive/normal skin.
I received this product in my monthly subscription and it far exceeds my expectations, so much so that I‚Äôve changed my routine to incorporate the Ayuna products into my daily/weekly routine. This feels like an exfoliation product that you would only receive in a high-end spa and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I follow up with my moisturizer for extra hydration. This product is beautiful.