SR Skincare Mandelic / Salicylic Acid At-Home Peel Kit

SR Skincare Mandelic Salicylic Acid Peel KitPIN IT

Aaaages ago I did an extremely popular write-up on an eBay shop that stocked brilliantly formulated skincare.  The shop in question was taken over by SR Skincare who have been expanding it ever since, resulting in a fantastic shop packed full of market-leading and cutting edge formulations at very purse-friendly prices.  I was keen to try one of their peel kits, so they very kindly sent me a set of their Mandelic / Salicylic Acid peel kit with a strength of 10%.  This particular peel set targets both spots and acne scars, making it ideal for my skin type.

SR Skincare Mandelic Salicylic Acid Peel Kit ReviewPIN IT

I’ve been tweaking and fine-tuning my skincare routine quite a bit this year, and I do think I’m getting there with regards to my spots.  My skin is looking the best it’s looked in quite some time and I believe a lot of that is down to the use of this kit, which seems to have cut down my breakout rate massively, plus the spots I do get don’t hang around long thanks to a couple of other things I’m doing in my routine which I’ll delve into in another post.  The peel kit comes with the peel itself, a neutralising gel and some great quality cotton pads.  I use a brush to apply the peel as I think it’s a little more gentle, but I have used cotton pads to apply peels when I was younger (I’ve always dabbled in peels as I’ve always found them to work) and they work just as effectively, albeit a little more aggressively.  I leave the peel on for about 5 minutes then I apply a thick layer of the neutralising gel before I wash it off with a soft cloth and tepid water.  I then finish with a moisturising mask (either Avene or Bioderma) but you don’t have to, I just like to add a bit of moisture back that’s been stripped away by the acid, plus that is the usual process when you have a peel in a salon.  When the peel is on, it can get a little uncomfortable but it’s totally bearable.  Skin feels a little zingy and any spots go a bit white, which is interesting to witness.  I find then that any spots that were there during the peels completely disappear within a day.  I can’t say for sure what sort of impact this kit has had on my pigmentation, but I do feel it’s less ‘in your face’.  I’ve done 4 peels in total now, so I’ll do a couple more before giving my skin a break for a bit.  Then I think I’ll purchase a higher percentage kit to see what that’s like, which I’ll of course let you know about too.  Not only do I really rate the effectiveness of the kit, I’m also extremely impressed by the price which is £7.60 – insane! I spend more than that on a trip to Costa…You can find the kit here – link.

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  • Discovering Beauty
    April 1, 2015

    I found that exfoliation was key with sorting out my skin, I actually did it in a much more harsh way (scrubs daily) until I discovered peels/acid toners. This sounds fantastic (what a great price!) and I am glad it is working for you.

    • Sascha
      Discovering Beauty
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks lovely! I’m pretty careful with exfoliatorss as my skin is actually quite dry so I don’t want to upset it with anything scrubby, so acids are my new best friend 🙂 Your skin is fab anyway! xx

  • Melange
    August 27, 2015

    I live in France and I’m planning to order this kit from Amazon but with 20% concentration. It costs around 20 euros though (Around 14 pounds).
    Do you know of any local French brands that I can buy at the pharmacy without a prescription instead of this one? Thank you!
    P.S. I have had professional salicylic peels before and they worked fine for me.

    • Sascha
      August 27, 2015

      Hi Melange,

      Thanks for your comment. To be honest, I really don’t know enough about French pharmacies to know what they stock, but we have some really great AHA and BHA products available in UK pharmacies, yet I still don’t think you can beat these peel kits for value and effectiveness. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help! xx

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