Derma E’s Overnight Peel Review by Jodi Shays
The Ingredients: Clean and potent
While AHAs are beloved by the beauty industry, licensed esthetician Jodi Shays advises doing your research first. “The Food and Drug Administration does not recommend that you use an AHA with a strength of over 10%—some people start out with something at 8% or lower,” she explains. “At Queen Bee, we err on the side of caution and start out with a 2-5% strength AHA for at-home use, because you have to build up a tolerance. AHAs are used for shedding off the skin and if you go too high, you can end up with some very harsh side effects and damage to your skin.”
Luckily, this peel is formulated with 5% AHAs and helps shed dead skin cells for a renewed complexion. They also help with brightening dark spots and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Other exciting ingredients include Stay-C 50, which is a stable form of vitamin C; research has shown Vitamin C is proven to reduce dark spots. There’s also green tea to nourish and protect from UV damage, as well as jojoba seed oil to calm and hydrate. In other words, there’s a lot happening in this peel, and your skin will thank you for it.
This peel is vegan and cruelty-free and doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten, or GMOs. In other words, you can rest easy knowing you’re putting only the best ingredients on your face.
Potential Sensitivity: Avoid the sun
AHAs increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and can cause a sunburn. Derma E recommends wearing sunscreen and limiting sun exposure while using this peel (easy enough).