The laundry list of concerns the brand says it'll help with include: clearing blemishes and clogged pores, fading post-breakout marks, lifting discoloration, stimulating cellular renewal, smoothing out the texture of your skin.
And yet, I'm still sucked in by the allure that each new product could make me look just like the actress or influencer whose top shelf it was spotted on, or that it will suddenly clear up my skin at the recommendation of an editor who has never actually dealt with acne beyond the stray pimple.
While it hasn't helped with my larger inflamed breakouts, I've seen a significant reduction of clogged pores and whiteheads that I've been dealing with on my cheeks over time.
Not only can I thank this mask for bringing my skin back to life, it's also restored my faith that sometimes things are worth the hype.
You know, the ones a certain breed of "cool girl" credits for her flawless skin when it's probably genetics.
It's also helped keep flakes at bay, which is something I always struggle with this time of year, and makes my skin feel smooth as hell.
Even before becoming a beauty editor, I would take it upon myself to try all of these "must haves," and like some kind of beauty investigator I'd check each one off my master list, determined to be well-versed in the classics.
The peel contains five acids to exfoliate—mandelic, lactic, salicylic, tartaric, and malic—as well as three different berries to provide antioxidants and soothe your skin.
As someone who has a pretty negative relationship with my skin, I don't toss around words like "radiant" often, but the day or two after I use this mask, my skin can only be described as such.
I'd be lying if I didn't say the first thing that appealed to me about the mask is that it looks (and smells) just like berry jam, and the idea of smearing jam all over my face was too good to pass up.
The best part is that despite all the different types of acids, it's not harsh on my sensitive skin.
It's a professional-grade peel (meaning it's definitely not an everyday thing), and has a mix of BHAs and AHAs to work on two levels to clear pores and smooth your skin's surface.
The results are unreal. https://t.co/21VDWCidqz— Glamour (@glamourmag) December 11, 2019