Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Maxi-Peel Zero

Its the start of the week again, I am always keeping in mind a line by Spongebob: "Another day, another dollar!" And so I starting the week by being productive and reviewing a new product, Maxi-Peel Zero.

My red days is synonymous to bad skin days. I am having breakouts recently and I really hope that this product won't disappoint. Me and my sister is an avid user of Maxi-Peel (the astringent version) I swear that it worked and we had pretty good skin for a while. The bad thing is that, there is a rest period due to the strong formula of Maxi-Peel. During the rest period our skin is bad. We also noticed that our skin easily turns red and can be darker looking than our normal skin tone. That is the good and the bad of Maxi-Peel. Anyway here comes Maxi-Peel Zero right when we need it.


What is it?
Maxi-Peel Zero is:
  • Micro Exfoliant Liquid
  • Anti acne
  • Smoothening
  • Lightening
  • Cleanses without redness
  • Exfoliates without peeling
As per its official page:
It also helps lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots, age spots, acne marks and blemishes. Freckles/Pekas will improve or lighten as you continue the use of Maxi–Peel Zero Micro-Exfoliant Fluid. For deep acne scars and warts, best to consult a dermatologist.

Packaging

Experience 
Based from Maxi-Peel's fb page, if you are currently using Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution and wanted to shift to Maxi-Peel Zero Fluid, it is recommended to observe 5-7 days rest period before shifting.

Maxi-Peel Zero is marketed to act like a normal cleanser. Basically I use it after washing my face and using Micellar water to get rid of extra gunk on my face.

As expected Maxi-Peel Zero still contains and smells like alcohol however Its not as strong as the old Maxi-Peel we all know. I use one cotton ball to apply it on my skin on upward motion. There is no tingling sensation on my part nor burning feeling even on the part of my face where I have acne.

My skin also doesn't feel tight, it simply feels and looks fresh. I apply on Aloe Vera gel afterwards as moisturizer. Nowadays I try to put on less products as possible.

After a week of usage I can say that my pores is more finer and my skin looks light unlike when I was using the old Maxi-Peel, my face looks dark. Bad news is that it caused purging and unfortunately it doesn't dry them out fast unlike the Maxi-Peel astringent. It doesn't add on more pimples though which is still a good thing. Maxi-Peel is a gentler version so I understand if it doesn't work as fast as its old counterpart. Pimples are not as inflamed when I was not using Maxi Peel Zero. My face also felt smooth to touch.

The color of the liquid is like whitish yellow.
whenever I use it, its like I am left with a bit of shiny face. Yes it is still drying but its not darkening my face. In fact on my 3rd day I noticed fairer skin tone than before.

How much and where to buy?
I got mine at P79 in Watsons but you can buy it at P75 at HBC or Mercury Drugstores.

What I love
  • Refined pores
  • Smoother skin
  • Ease inflamed pimples
  • Lightened skin
  • Did not darken my face
  • Affordable
  • I can buy it anywhere
What I don't
  • Purging stage
  • It still has the scent of alcohol in it
  • Dries my skin
TIPS
I had a hard time following this rule myself but do not ever ever try to pop up your pimple during the purging stage. Doing so will just make things worst. I have an inflamed king pimple right now. Sigh~

Will I repurchase?
Yes. I just did! :)

Overall~
Maxi-Peel Zero is indeed a gentler version of Maxi-Peel. It stays true to all its claims which is a great reason to make the switch!


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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 

 

12 comments:

  1. im still not convinced, i mean i try so many products i even bought some expensive ones which i regret. My tita said that i should try this new maxipeel, i just want to try it but i have really oily skin and scars and dark forhead. What can you recommend me? I also wanted to buy aloe vera gel in the face shop, is that what are you using right now?

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    1. Try using aloe vera gel from Nature's republic!

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  2. I've used the old maxipeel but my skin become lighter. I've literally avoided being exposed to sunlight and i wear sunscreen everyday, even if it's not sunny. I use solarex-3 sunplay superblock whish has an SPF130. It's waterbased so it doesnt feel greasy or oily. We pretty much have the same skincare routine and i agree with you, the maxipeel zero is not as effective as the old one but it's still worth it.

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  3. What soap do you use before applying Maxipeel Zero? Because I'm using Dr. Alvin's Kojic Acid Soap and I think it's a mistake tho.

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    1. Hi Anon please refrain from using harsh soaps when using Maxi Peel (old or new) because there are certain ingredients which are not meant to be used together.

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  4. This product is full of deceitful lies and false information. No peels and redness, it's not true! Try to stop using it in a week or two then you will notice the adverse effect. My skin got dry and the peeling sensation is getting worst!

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    1. Oh I'm sorry that you experienced adverse effects. My skin did not peel after using this but I stopped using it already because I kept on getting 1-2 pimples every now and then. Maybe the product doesn't work on your skin. Try resting your skin for a while before trying other products.

      Thank you for dropping by!

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    2. This product is similar to a weak glycolic peel. Check the ingredients and you will see that glycolic acid is 3rd or 4th in the list. Glycolic acid is used to peel off skin in higher concentrations. Add to that the fact that this product has retinol somewhere far in its ingredients list.

      Do you use a moisturizer? If not, then you should. This product causes microexfoliation. So a moisturizer helps.

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  5. i just started using maxi peel zero..it took me a long time to decide weather to try it or not coz im not a fan of astringents..most of the times i only use ponds facial wash..anyway,its my 2nd day and im following instructions written on the box..aside from maxipeel sunprotection cream,can i use any other cream? and is it ok to undergo a facial treatment while using maxipeel zero..facial cleaning or facial scrub maybe?

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  6. Thanks for sharing your experience. Anyway, I've been using maxi peel zero for 1 month and I saw changes in my skin which I first notice to myself is that I am getting fairer from the day I start using this product. Aside from that, my friends notice the glow of my skin which makes me happier with the result. Honestly, whenever I go to the comfort room I can't resist looking at myself in the mirror that's why it took me 10-20 mins inside haha. 2 thumbs up for maxi peel zero!

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  7. Hi! I'm having a bad break out right now, maybe because of my schedule (2pm-11pm) and it really makes me uncomfy ������ It started with my cheeks up to my forehead. This is the first time I experienced this. Will you reccommend me this one? Thanks!

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  8. Guys i think you are missing the point. This not like a physical exfoliant like the origanal one that it really peels. This one maxi peel zero is a BHA. Go google what does BHA can do wonders on our skin

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