Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 review

Exuviance Performance Peel AP25

Exuviance Peel AP25

I’ve never done a chemical peel before but I’ve always wanted to. Exuviance was so kind to send me 3 treatments to give a try.

A chemical peel makes your skin brighter and fresher by the top layer of skin peeling off. Sounds kinda gross or mid-evilish, but it really sounds worse than it really is. PROMISE!

The Exuviance Peel AP25 is a 2-step application. The 25 in AP25 stands for 25% professional level of Alpha Hydroxy and Polyhydroxy Acids, including Glycolic Acid.

I used all 3 treatments (insert sad face 🙁 since I don’t have anymore.)

I used these at night right before bedtime since that’s when our skin does the most in recovery mode.

Step 1 is the Activator Pad.

The pads look like the Clearisil acne pads. What you’re going to do with the Exuviance Peel AP25 pads is to apply it to a dry freshly cleansed face. It says to avoid your sensitive areas, but I put applied it to my whole face with no irritations or problems and my skin is pretty sensitive, but I may have just gotten lucky. So just make sure you listen to your skin. After you apply it, find something to do for the next 10 minutes. I used both sides of the pad. I didn’t waste any product.

After the 10 minutes are up then you’ll use Step 2.

Step 2 is the Neutralizer Pad.

Apply this pad where you applied the Activator pad then rinse your face with water and apply your favorite moisturizer. Then off to sleepville you go.

My results

The first time I used the Exuviance AP25 treatment,  I had some peeling. I didn’t notice it until mid afternoon the next day. I had already applied my foundation and all that jazz in the morning so that’s why you see me in foundation. So, unless someone was all up in my Kool-Aid they wouldn’t have noticed.

Exuviance AP25 peel results

When I got home from work I just exfoliated my face and off with the dead skin it went. It opened up my pores with the yucky acne spots and removed the gunk that was in there. My face was nice and refreshed showing off my new skin.

I guess my skin was so refreshed from the first treatment that it didn’t do that with the following 2 treatments.

In a package of the Exuviance AP25, you will receive 12 total treatments for $60 *Sale Price*, which is $5 a treatment. Way better than $70-$400 that you pay at the dermatologists office.

The description from website states:


The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 contains 12 peels (a 6 week supply), which can be used up to twice a week on face, backs of hands, neck, chest and body. The creators of the original Glycolic Acid peel introduce a high performance peel that is safe and easy to use at home. The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 contains a 25% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone. Performance Peel AP25 not only works at skin’s surface to exfoliate dead, dull surface layers, it also stimulates the process of cell renewal among all layers, to reveal fresher, healthier cells. With regular use, up to twice a week, this peel has been clinically proven to:

  • Refine pore size and smooth texture
  • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve clarity and brightness
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin.

How to Use

First, cleanse the face with a gentle, effective cleanser such as Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel. Apply a Step 1 Activator Pad over the entire face, avoiding eye area, lips and any area of sensitivity. Then discard pad. Carefully monitor the skin’s response to the Peel by observing any redness or discomfort, including stinging, burning, itching, tightness, tingling and peeling. Apply a Step 2 Neutralizer Pad to the face after 10 minutes, or sooner if you experience bothersome redness or discomfort. Apply over entire face (avoiding eyes and lips), and then rinse the face thoroughly with water. Follow with a moisturizer such as Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex. Precautions: The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 may be used up to twice weekly, as tolerated by your skin. Reduce frequency of use if skin becomes uncomfortable, irritated or if bothersome peeling occurs.

Where to purchase:  Neostrata $60 Sale Price(Which is $5 a treatment)

Retail price: $75

Would I recommend?  Damn skippy!

Have you ever tried a at-home or gone to the dermatologists office chemical peel?



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