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I never dreamed I would be peeling my face. A few years ago, I never even heard of facial peels, and now I've tried several different kinds, from fruit acids to the strong stuff. I had the opportunity to try Max Life's I-Max Spot Reducer and pair it with their TCA 15% peel for some serious skincare stuff!
I have some sun damage on my cheeks that I'm always trying to lighten. Some products I've tried have gotten it a little lighter over time, but I'm always on the hunt for that perfect, porcelain skin.
Tiglim Oil, a botanical extract from the Croton plant, used for exfoliating the skin. It can cause irritation and even pain, and it has a very unpleasant smell.
I tried. I really did. I tried using a tiny bit, I tried applying thinly with a fan brush, I tried putting it on and going straight to bed, I tried.
This is the first time I have tested a product that my husband said to me, very gently, "You're done testing this, right?" Yes, I was done. Even my husband couldn't stand the way my face smelled any more.
Of course, everyone's chemistry is different, and I'm sure there are some that wouldn't experience this issue. Your Mileage May Vary.
I was asked to test the Spot Reducer along with this Trichloroacetic Acid peel. I've used other acid peels, but this was the first time I'd tried TCA. It's always recommended to do a patch test, and so I did.
Ceramide Post-Peel Cream and that helped a lot. Apparently, after a few days, you're supposed to see actual skin peeling with this product, but I did not.
I've tried lots of other products from Max Life that I've really loved, and some innovative ones I've not seen from other brands. I really like their stuff, but these two products just didn't work out for me.
Max Life USA on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. This TCA Chemical Peel is available on Amazon for $22.50, and the Spot Reducer is currently available for $39.