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The Face Shop Smart Peeling Mild Papaya Peeling Review

If you have never tried a peeling gel - try it. It’s one of the best gifts Korean beauty has given me. Peeling gels are typically gentle yet effective ways to exfoliate dead skin without using “mechanical” methods like scrubs that may actually damage the skin’s barrier and even spread inflammation. Why is exfoliation important? Because applying even the most expensive skincare products over layers of dead cells and debris is not going to be effective. Of course, please pace yourself and don’t over-exfoliate: once or twice a week should be sufficient for most people.

I love a bargain, and this The Face Shop Papaya peeling gel is very affordable. It’s sold on eBay and Amazon (you can even prime it if you are in the US). It uses papaya enzyme and hyaluronic acid to gently exfoliate and leave your skin soft and smooth. It is suitable for all skin types. The gel is a milky, thick substance with a pleasant, faint scent.

How to use:

  1. Apply to a clean, dry face with clean, dry hands

  2. Massage in gentle circular motions for 30 seconds (you will feel the gel rolling into pills)

  3. Rinse with water and enjoy your clean skin

My impressions:

It’s a great, budget-friendly peeling product. I use it on my face and hands (hands need love and care too) a couple of times a week. I love the pump bottle - it makes getting the needed amount very convenient. I remember using this gel for the first time over a year ago and I was so happy I could hardly control myself - it definitely has a WOW factor. 

If you have never tried a peeling gel, this is a good one to start with. Let me know what your favorites are in the comments below!

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The Face Shop Smart Peeling Mild Papaya Peeling ingredients: Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Peg-8, Steartrimonium Methosulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triethylhexanoin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Papin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Parfum/Fragrance

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