When I ran out of facial scrub a few weeks ago, this CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster landed on my review desk not too long ago. Together with a mountain of products stashed on top of it, I had forgotten about this until one day I felt the need to exfoliate. Story cut short, I had to dive into my stash of skincare to look for this Invisible Peeling Booster lol.
I am sure many of you have heard of this brand CNP Laboratory. It is not foreign but a new brand I am exploring here in Street Love. Invisible Peeling Booster is not new either. It was first introduced to patients as home maintenance step to prolong the results of the skin treatment. This product actually was developed by CNP skin doctors specifically to boost the efficacy of their skincare products. Many people detest to micro-beads face exfoliating. I on the other hand love a good ol’ facial scrub with beads in it. Not those gel beads that was banned as it was harmful to our environmental but the kind of beads that you can actually feel it scrubbing your face. Yeah, it is not a secret I like my facial scrub that way 😀 . For someone who put on makeup on daily basis, removing dead skin cells once a week is very important to stimulate new skin cells growth and also in order for skincare products applied thereafter to takes effect.
Invisible Peeling Booster works like a toner except that it does the exfoliating at the same time, thanks to the key ingredient Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA). PHA is a formula exclusively developed by CNP Laboratory after extensive of research and development. PHA is actually less aggravate than other acids found in other facial peels such as AHA and BHA. The instruction on the box said to apply twice a day after cleansing. The product itself does feel and looks like a toner but a tad bit thicker. It is said that our skin will regenerate to a healthy state in 7 days and works as a booster function to allow the skin to absorbed all the skincare products applied thereafter. The 7 skin improvements claims includes:
- Boost dead skin cell removal
- Refine skin tone
- Increase skin transparency
- Brighten skin tone
- Provide long lasting hydration
- Regulate sebum
- Reduce redness
After using CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster for a good two weeks now, I find that is it too drying to be used twice a day for my dehydrated skin. I am seeing a brighter skin tone that even stranger passerby told me I looked glowing. It also balance out my oil and moisture balance of my skin that my face no longer oils up like crazy like how it used to be. Maybe because of this, my dehydrated skin became drier that even my pores are larger now. I know my skin are really dehydrated by just looking at the pores and by judging how I had a hard time applying foundation. So I cut down the usage from twice to once a day. It has been a few days since I changed the usage so I cannot tell you how it fares now but I can tell you it is certainly better.
Invisible Peeling Booster also has two other key ingredients such as CNP Anti-Irritant Complex, a highly potent extract from pomegranate, fig, Chinese quince, codonopsis pilosula and lemon that acts as a soothing balm for the skin. Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) Complex on another hand is to boost hydration to the skin. Weirdly, I saw how “gooey” the product consistency are but it is not too hydrating for my overly dehydrated skin.
Honestly speaking, despite the fact that I cannot feel the micro-beads scrub that I love for my facial scrub, this product is the best option to not over-exfoliate the skin. It does takes some time to get used to for me at least. I am reading the press release now only to find out that the Invisible Peeling Booster is supposed to be used in the evening ONLY after cleansing and before toner!! The instruction on the box is totally different. What is on the box are “after facial cleansing in the morning and at night, apply a moderate amount on the entire face evenly at the first step of skincare regimen”. Now, that is misleading. It is not supposed to be used day and night twice a day and toner is a must to apply after the peel. I did wonder at the beginning why we need to peel twice a day. Obviously I was using too much and did not follow up with toner as per the box instruction hence the dehydrated skin! Major #facepalm moment.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.