Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Maxi-Peel Exfoliant #1

Hi sweeties! How are you?
Hope you are all safe and sound despite the last visit of typhoon Ruby in the Philippines. Let us all pray and I know, God will do the rest.

I know it has been months since I have been on hiatus, again it is because of my tight schedule. I don't have much time for any 'me time' anymore, maybe that is why my skin is being bumpy lately (talk about break outs). I needed to find something which is within my budget which lead me to get Maxi-Peel.

I cannot remember how many times I have heard horror stories of women who experienced burnt skin because of being exposed to the sun after using this product. But because I would be staying at home, I believe I am safe and I'm in the right timing to use Maxi-Peel. There have been countless debate if Maxi-Peel works or not, but there are skin reactions differ from person to person. But if you are brave like me then why not? Anyway off to my share of review, let's dig in!



MAXI-PEEL REVIEW


What is it?
Basically Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution (Anti Acne Depigmenting Agent) is an astringent which mainly contains Tretinoin and Hydroquinone. It is offered in three different strengths: #1 mild #2 moderate #3 severe. In choosing the right strength they say you should assess what intensity your acne problem is. But I highly suggest to just start with #1 which is mild. I mean hey, its better to be safe than sorry. #3 can easily burn skin if not used properly. Besides you can always adjust, if you think the effect is not enough. To sum it up it promises to:

  • Treat/prevent mild cases of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Penetrate pores to reduce breakouts
  • Eliminate pimple causing bacteria
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Whiten dark spots, blemishes and other discoloration such as freckles and age spots 
Maxi-Peel also offers other products than the exfoliant solution:

Credits: Splash besides Maxi-Peel there other brands created by this company which includes:Skin White, Extract, Maxi-Peel, Hygienix, Kolours Shades Vitress Control, Barrio Fiesta

Packaging
Nothing is fancy here. The product is inside a green secured bottle, no leaks! The manufacturing and expiration date is clearly stated on the cap. Liquid inside is brown and yeah it smells chemical-ish which is normal for astringents.

Experience

If you have read this blog of mine you'll know that I am not afraid of trying out new products. I am ready for peeling and such. Reminder: Never start using Maxi-Peel without sunblock and moisturizer!

HOW TO USE:
Evening routine

  1. Wash face with hydrating/gentle facial wash and wait for at 10-15 minutes for face to dry. I use Celeteque but there is also other gentle brands that are worth trying.
  2. Apply Maxi-Peel exfoliant with a cotton, 2-3 drops is enough and apply it with upward motion. Avoid the eye/lips area and side of the nose.
  3. Apply moisturizer afterwards. I use Physiogel.
Morning routine
  1. Wash face with hydrating/gentle facial wash.
  2. Apply moisturizer then sunblock. Reapplication of sunblock can be done every 4 hours to make sure skin is protected from UV rays.
My skin felt a bit tight after application but not to the point that its itchy due to over dryness. During mornings I only use moisturizer + sunblock + concealer + light dust of powder. I alternate days of usage, to avoid too much redness and peeling in just one go. After a week, my face turned dark and it was micro peeling. During the peeling stage skin is sensitive to sunlight so sunblock is a must. I did not experienced too much purging, but few pimples appeared (but it was also because I was about to have my period). Continuous usage of the product helped in drying them out. 


Gradually my skin became clear from bumps and pimples, it is also even toned. I also noticed that my pores are not as prominent as before. It is recommended to stop using Maxi-peel after 1 or 2 months to avoid over peeling and to give way for the rest period of the skin.

No more visible pimples, only dark scars are left. Cannot give a before photo but pores are not as prominent as the photo in real life.


How much and where to buy?
I bought mine from Mercury Drug. I don't have much time to drop by in Watsons. :(
60ml costs P60+ (I cannot remember, will check)

What I love
Affordable and accessible product
Hello even toned skin
No more bumpy skin
Effective way to get better skin with the right usage
It diminished my big pores, acne scar, dark patches and bumps due to allergy
I get less blackheads and whiteheads now

What I don't
Peeling and purging stage

TIPS

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and always wear sunblock on face and neck.
  • Perform skin patch test to see if product suits you. 
  • Avoid usage of other whitening products which might not work with the solution
  • Don't apply on wounded/broken skin.
  • If the formula is too much for you r skin then you can use every other day.
  • Use Maxi-peel concealer to hide the peeling.
  • Stop usage if you felt too much sting when washing your face
  • Use hat, umbrella to protect skin on top of using sunblock.
  • Redness is normal, itchiness is not especially if you made sure you apply moisturizer.
  • Rashes or swelling is a no-no. If you notice this, stop usage.
  • Any whitening/exfoliating product is not recommended for lactating or breastfeeding women
Will I repurchase?
Yes! Actually I just did! Maxi-Peel Exfoliant #2! This one peels skin faster, than #1. It has the same 2g Hydroquinone but this contains 25mg tretinoin unlike #1 which only contains 10mg.

Overall~
Maxi-peel is an effective way to get flawless skin in no time. I am still far from perfect and I still get acne every now and then but hey with continuous usage, who knows? I get nothing but compliments from my friends whom I haven't seen for a long time. They were asking me what product I use not because my skin is so much better than before. Oh well less is always more. :) Who can imagine that beauty in a bottle can be affordable. Thank you Maxi-Peel!

Maxi-peel is being promoted now by actress/model Ms. Marian Rivera and they tag this promotion as #BagongGandaBagongPagAsa Journey to renewal.
Please visit their facebook page if you have concerns: Maxi-peel 

Any experience with Maxi-Peel or with other astringents sisses? Any comments or questions, please post below. See yah in my next post!



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45 comments:

  1. I've tried number 3 before when I was only at home before Kasi I have lots of pimples and scars nawala sya as in super clear, maxi peel is effective, no doubt , hehe it's nice if u will use lower number is u are always outside May peeling pero mild lang,- from your creeper follower of ur blog haha! <3 yah :)

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  2. Hi I've used maxi peel no.3 2 years ago. After using it for 2months my face became very shiny and looks oily. Did you experienced the same on no. 1 or your face still looks matte and oil free?

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    1. Quite oily and shiny pero better skin texture than before. I use powder na lang to be matte, okay yung application ng foundie kase smooth na ang face. :)

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  3. Is it ok to stop using afr 2mos

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    1. Yes po. Actually I stop usage po after 1 month po para di masobrahan nang gamit.

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  4. hi. ask ko lang po kung kelan po ulit pwedeng gumamit ng solution after 2 months.
    it has a good effect on me.

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  5. hello, 15 yrs old na po ako. Since 12 yrs below lng di pwede gumamit tinry ko kasi acne prone po ako. #1 din po gamit ko pero okay lang po ba kung walang moisturizer, at sa gabi lang gamitin ung maxipeel? nbasa ko po kasi na sa gabi lang, baka namali lang ako XD nag-ooily po kasi ako kapag may moisturizer kaya ayoko na ulit gumamit after nung experience ko haha.

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    1. HAHA same! 15 nako this july at nabasa ko rin na sa gabi lang pwedeng gamitin. Kaya nagtataka ako kung bakit karamihan sa nababasa ko sa internet ay ginagamit din sa umaga XD

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    2. Try to use the moisturizer of celeteque the blue one.

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  6. Hi. Is it safe to use maxi peel exfoliant solution #1 then maxipeel exfoliant cream #3 at night at the same time ?

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  7. Hi ask q lng po if kailan expiration date po nya if manufacturing date nya is feb. 2015..thanks po

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  8. I've been using Maxi peel for 2 weeks now and the result is great for me. I use Maxipeel products only like

    In the morning:
    MaxiPeel Facial Wash
    MaxiPeel Sun block SPF20

    In the evening:
    MaxiPeel Facial Wash
    MaxiPeel Exfoliant #2
    MaxiPeel Moisturizing cream

    Please note I have severe pimples on my forehead, nose and both cheeks. I do not use other products because maxipeel reacts to any other substance from other brand. Maxipeel exfoliant should also be consumed for 2 months only since our face should take a rest from the chemicals coming from exfoliation. After 2 months, replace Maxipeel exfoliant with Maxipeel cleanser.

    Hoping for a good result :)

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  9. Hi po ate, I'm a new user po ng maxipeel. Pwede ko po ba pagsabayin yung maxipeel na soap and then yung exfoliant no.1 yung liquid po not a cream. May cream din po ako pero I don't know kung kelan po siya gagamitin natatakot din po kase ako pero at the same time gusto ko rin mawala yung pimples ko po kaya sana yung maxipeel na po ang solusyon..17 years old po ako..And lastly po, magkaiba po ba yung Exfoliant cream sa moisturizing cream? Thanks po. ☺

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  10. pwde po ba maxipeel cleanser nalang gamitin after 2months na paggamit ng maxipeel exfoliant ?

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    1. Pwede po, if hiyang kayo sa cleanser nila. Try the small bottle muna to see if it works on you or not.

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  11. can i use maxipeel cleanser after 2months of using maxipeel exfoliant ?

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  12. I used maxipeel exfoliant number 3, and it has a good effect cause it made the color of my face light but more pimples came out even if I'm using it for almost a month. So I immediately discontinued using it, and now after almost a year I want to give it a go again, but this time I'm going to use #1. Will you give me some advice?

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  13. Pwede na po ba yung cream and facial wash sa 14 years old?

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  14. I used maxipeel exfoliant para mawala yung mga pimples ko na dati wala naman. Kaya lang I didn't know na pang 2 months lang siya kaya nasobrahan yung akin. It was like almost 4 months na nung mag stop ako. Super oily and dark na ng face ko. I don't know what to do now.. Can anyone recommend me on what to do? Pwede kayang mag switch ako ng ibang brand ng soap and mag toner nalang. Mawawala kaya to??

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  15. Hello po ask kolang po wala po ako pimple pero white head po Meron ano po ba pwede ko gamitun #1 #2 or #3? Thanks

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  16. How do you know how long to use the different dosages of Maxipeel?

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    1. No po, sunblock is a must to ensure na protected yung skin against harmful sunlight rays.

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    2. Hello sis fist time ko lang gumamit ng maxipeel no.1 wala nmn ako pimples.may peklat pero light na siya. gusto lang lalo kuminis ang mukha ko at pumuti sis ! Pwede ako gumamit ng maxipeel no.1 tanong ko lang tnx.

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  18. Hi..gumamit po ako ng maxipeel Bali 2 weeks na, ang problema ko hindi pantay ang kulay niya may side pa pumuti may side namn na hindi pa nagbalat at isa merong mga small part of skin na nag red siya..
    Itutuloy ko pa ba ang pag gamit para pumantay ang kulay or stop ko po muna..
    Plss reply I need your help ms chien
    Thank you.

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  19. Hi I used maxipeel #2..
    Nagbalat na siya 2 weeks ko na siya ginagamit ang problema ko may parti ng face ko na hindi nagbalat, hindi pantay kulay at may part na napaso ng maxipeel, itutuloy ko PABA ang pag gamit para pumantay siya..
    Plss reply..I need your help.
    Thank you

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  20. Hi Ms. Chien, Is it safe for pregnant women to use maxipeel? Thank u. :)

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    1. Hi Aubrynne,
      Ang maxi peel po ay may hydroquinone na maaring makasama sa baby.

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    2. Ano pong moisturizer at sunblock ang gamit niyo?pwede po ba celeteque na moisturizer at dermplus na sunblock?

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  21. Hi Ive been using Maxipeel#3 for 1 month already. Yes, my pimple is actually dried up but still, yung redness nung pimple nandun pa din laya muka pa ring fresh yung pimples. Do you think I should cobtinue using it or just stop? Hoping for your response. Ty ty ty!

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    1. Hi if you think hindi po nawawala yung pimples stop na po. Yung sa akin po kasi magkaroon man nawawala na po after 3 days.

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  22. Hi,��I used maxipeel almost 5 days na it works pero pag nag aaply ako nung maxipeel and the moisturizer super hapdi nya. Pati narin pag gumagamit ako nung facial wash super hapdi talaga. Nangangati na po saya after ko iapply ang moisturizer. Need help itutuloy ko pa po b? Thank you.

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    1. If mahapdi na po it means nagpi-peel na po. Stop usage na po for about 3-7 days po. If irritation persist po pls consult your derma na po.

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  23. Dapat po upward kasi ang paglagay para pantay wag nyo po sya i babad sa bulak 2-3drops lang para di masunog��

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  24. avoid the eyes area po ba?

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    1. Yes definitely po kasi manipis po and eye area. Avoid laugh lines din po and side ng nose.

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  25. Hello po. Ask lng po kailan po ako pwde gumamit ulit ng maxi peel? Kse po i stopped after 2 months. Last january 24 or 25 lng po ako huminto. Pwde po ba ako gumamit ng number 2? Kht number 1 lng po yung last na ginamit ko?

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    1. Pwede na po. One month is okay na po, then you may resume after na po.

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  26. Hi there! Ive been using Maxi Peel # 1 for almost a week. Tanong ko lang is it okay na ang gamit ko pang hilamos is Carrot Soap? Pag ginagamit ko sya mahapdi talaga sa muka, tapos ang gamit ko na cream is Olay. Is that okay? Di ba masira lalo balat ko? Thanks :)

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    1. Something gentle for face cleansing is recommended. I think Carrot soap has peeling effect eh, if redness persist pls consult your derma na po.

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  27. Hi po 3days palang po ako gumagamit ng maxi Peel no. 1 every evening lng po ang page lagay ko po... Normal lang po ba ang pamamalat ng skin ko po... Tapos nakakaram dam po ako ng hapdi...

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  28. Ano po nangyari noong tumigil kayo sa paggamit nito .. Balik po ba ang mga acne..

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  29. Ask ko lang po. Pwd napo ba ako gumamit ng maxi peel kahit na 17 years old palang po ako?

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  30. Lalaki po ako. I bought the maxipeel 3 po. Safe po ba ang 3 as a starter?

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  31. Hi po lalaki po ako.binili ko po ay maxipeel concealing cream Fair po.makakatanggal din po b
    un ng pekas or acne..at ilang month po bago ko makita yung pagbabago

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