04.29.2013
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Nordic Skin Peel
3 fl. oz. for $45
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Last Updated:04.29.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No

This peel (administered by pads) is a problem from any perspective. The amount of lactic acid (likely 3-5%) is decent, but the pH is too high for it to function as an exfoliant.

Even at the right pH, the amount of alcohol, witch hazel, and angelica makes it a very drying, irritating way to obtain smoother skin. (Alcohol causes free-radical damage, collagen breakdown, and cell death.) The formula also contains limonene, a fragrance ingredient known to cause irritation.

It’s just unbelievable that this product is sold as being exceedingly gentle, because it is anything but gentle—it is inflammation waiting to happen. Using this will unquestionably stress your skin, which is contradictory to what this line is supposed to be all about.

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Nordic Skin Peel will make the dull, depleted skin you've earned with those late nights and coffee-fueled work binges pull a disappearing act. It's both exceedingly effective and very gentle, so you avoid the redness and irritation other peels can cause.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Lactic Acid , Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract , Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil , Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Perfluorodecalin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide , Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Biosaccharide-1, Potassium Sorbate , Sodium Benzoate, Benzophenone-4, BHT, Laureth-3, Limonene, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Glycosphingolipids, Biotin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Fragrance (Parfum)

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