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Philosophy The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel

What it is:A sixty-second exfoliating treatment that gives your complexion a fresh start toward smooth, healthy radiance. What it is formulated to do:Discover this gentle yet effective formula, designed to perfect skin texture and tone for an overall glow. This unique blend contains lactic and salicylic acids, combined with natural enzymes and a fruit acid complex, to deeply exfoliate the skin and support natural cell turnover. The result is enhanced brightness, clarity, and firmness and reduced pores, lines, and wrinkles. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Recommended for all skin types, this antioxidant-infused essential offers protection against free radicals while keeping the skin in optimally beautiful condition.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel

Question
Is this product safe to use if using Retin A?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
rosiep74
(santa rosa, ca)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
You could try and see if it starts to burn take it off immediately. its deff going to make you more photosensitive. so be careful going into the sun after using either but especially both together! I doubt the dermatologist would recommend using them together but it really just depends on your skin. I was on accutane and still getting mircoderm and acid peels no prob so it really just depends on your skin. just be careful.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jenni85
(wilmington, nc)
answer 2
You should use one or the other, not both.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I would not recommend using this while using Retin-A; the Retin-A assaults your skin enough without adding more exfoliating ingredients.
answered 3 years ago
writestuff
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
I personally would be very careful using both of these products....I too use Retin A.....I use my Retin A three times a week.....but I have stopped while using the Peel......I feel the results are just as good with the Peel.
Def ask your doctor you do not want to burn your skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 5
i have fairly sensitive skin and use finacea for mild rosacea. i also use atralin (just a different brand name for a similar topical tretinoin prescription like retin-a) and i didn't have any trouble with this peel. it did tingle quite a bit when i first put it on, but it wasn't anything painful or even enough to make me think i needed to take it off right away. the longer i left it on, in fact, the less i felt any reaction at all. my face is not any redder or more irritated. it's a little smoother, but honestly i'm not sure it does much more than the atralin does in that department.

the previous answer does make a good point about sun sensitivity, but i wear sunscreen in my moisturizer and foundation and didn't notice any change in terms of burning or anything (granted, it is winter and i'm not laying out in the sun or anything like that).

i did only leave the peel on for about a minute and a half. i didn't take it off b/c it was burning or anything - i just didn't want to push it. all that being said, i did receive this as one of my three free samples and i'm not sure i'd spend $40 on a full tube. i'm not convinced it did much - like i said before, with the atralin (or retin-a in your case) i think it's probably just overkill and you won't see much change compared to someone who isn't using a prescription. i'll see if i feel any different after i use the rest of the sample tube, but right now i'm not sold.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
christi07
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 6
From a purely personal (i.e., not scientific) standpoint, I would not use this product at the same time as Retin-A. I think it could cause major irritation. (Plus, all of the acids in this product would sensitize your skin to the sun even further.)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
amandarg
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
Will using this once a week keep pores clean so you don't have to do extractions?
Or at least extend the time between extractions?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
shadowi
(Los Angeles, CA)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
Ive put this on when Ive had break outs and its helped clear it up very quickly. like better and faster than rx topicals. I noticed it keeps my skin clearer longer as well.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jenni85
(wilmington, nc)
answer 2
I have personally found that I need to treat my pore issues with a different product, but I know that the Philisophy Microdelivery helps keep my skin looking fresher and more smooth than prior to using the product.
answered 3 years ago
burden
(CO)
answer 3
This does no eliminate clogged pores completely as the names states it's a peel, it is a gel product that doesn't harden, so it reduces pores, redness, etc. but doesn't completely eliminate them. Use 2-3 times a week to help reduce pores even more.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
usually. It kind of depend on what I have eaten that week.
answered 3 years ago
rothie
(Ramona, CA)
answer 5
It has made a difference in my skin.....I think it will for you too.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 6
Use this product twice a week - spread out your days
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
If you use the daily exfoliating wash, is the peel overkill or an excellent complement?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
selenalachelle
(Mexico City, Mexico)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
It would be a compliment. The peel is deceiving by name and description. It's not a scrub, nor contains particles to actually scrub the face. It also doesn't harden into a facial peel. Use your scrub, wash off, then apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for 1-2 minutes, then rinse off. If your face seems to get irritated, then you may not need to use the scrub every time you use this.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
The exfoliation stuff in cleansers usually is just washed down the drain -- I'm sure you could use this in tandem with such cleansers.
answered 3 years ago
writestuff
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
You'll probably be OK if you use the peel once a week., especially if you have oily skin. I use a salicylic face wash and this product 2X a week. I find it helps keep my pores clean. In the winter, it can be a little too much so I switch to a milder cleanser plus this product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
crafteegal
(Evanston, IL.)
answer 4
I think it is a great compliment to the exfoliating wash......however, I have stopped using that and stuck with my Purity cleanser and do the Peel once a week.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 5
I would definitely agree that using both products is overkill (it was for my skin)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
I use both the Microdelivery Wash & the Microdelivery Enzyme Peel twice a week after cleansing & I get great results! The Microdelivery Wash is a quick, daily shower peel, not meant to really get in & do a total exfoliation, I also use the Oxygen Peel every Sunday and my skin looks & feels terrific! Just use the Enzyme Peel & the Microdelivery 2 Step Peel in moderation, just 1-2x a week and you'll be fine & your skin will thank you :) Hope I could help!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stacyg321
(Beltsville, MD)
Question
How often do you use it?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Junebug
(Wilmington , NC)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin but can still use the product 3-4 times a week. It really makes a difference.
answered 3 years ago
burden
(CO)
answer 2
1-3 times a week.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I use it about every 5 days, but I think you could use it more often -- you'll just have to experiment based on your own skin's reaction.
answered 3 years ago
writestuff
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
1-2 times a week
answered 3 years ago
rothie
(Ramona, CA)
answer 5
I use it once a week.......I use it for the full three minutes, however my skin is very tolerant! Good luck.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 6
I use this product every 3 days. Try it first to see how your skin reacts to it. If it is dry or flakey, wait for all of that to go away and heal before using it again.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jeninvt
(Jericho Vermont)
Question
Should this be used once a week or daily?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Olivebridge, NY)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
5 answers
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answer 1
I have heard both instructions. I have used each day with no irritation and great results!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tracyd1
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
1-3 times a week. It helps resurface the skin, and skin typically sheds new skin every few days, so using it daily is overkill.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
It is very strong, I would only use it once a week.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 4
I would recommend the purifying peel once a week. Once a day may be too much, regardless of skin type, due to the lactic & salicylic acids. ALWAYS use sunscreen/moisturizer with sunscreen.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
plant67
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 5
I use 2-3 times per week...suggest starting with 1X per week if you have sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Lexington, KY)
Question
I have rosacea. I think I would love this product but is it safe for me?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
notapp
(Phoenix, AZ)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
5 answers
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answer 1
I have rosacea and sensitive skin - this product has been non irritating for me and has revealed beautiful skin. My rosacea has improved since using this product. Yay!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tracyd1
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
If you have access to a store, get a sample of the product. This does help with uneven skin tone, but really meant to remove impurities and resurface the skin for new cell growth. Your type of skin condition should really be taken care of by a physician.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I think you should def ask your dermatologist....it is a strong product.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 4
I would consult a dermatologist because that is an altogether skin problem.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
yes! I also have roseaca and in winter it flares bad on my cheek ( one cheek) and I get scales that make my make up just SIT on them ( ick) . ONE application of this and they began to disappear . the second and I am now soft as cream and scale free!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
briestoll
(Eastpointe, Mi)
Question
How many times a week do I use it?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
1-2 times a week
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
2-3 times alternating with the 2 step micro kit
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
cschmo15
(Westminster, MD)
answer 3
Once a week is appropriate for facial peels.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
vintagejean85
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
answer 4
Just about every exfoliater on the market details a 1x weekly use. Some people exfoliate more frequently, but it's not usually recommended or healthy for facial skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
Question
can i use this with clarisonic?
will this product dry my skin or create sensitivity?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
mememe1
(honolulu, hi)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
I would NOT use this with a Clarisonic. The peel is pretty powerful all by itself. It doesn't look like it's doing much but it really does.

Just apply, wait 1 to 3 minutes, and remove with a wet wash cloth or paper towel. Then rinse your face and feel how soft your face is!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 2
If you have access to a store, get a sample and try using it after your clarisonic treatment to see if your skin is too sensitive for both. This product doesn't dry the skin. It's a gel product you apply a thin layer of and rinse off after 1-2min. and it doesn't contains an actual particle for scrubbing the face, so it shouldn't irritate your skin after the clarisonic treatment.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
All you really need with this product is to apply to clean, dry face with clean hands and let sit for 3 mins, no more, and instantly from the first use, you will notice glowing skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 4
This product will dry on your face so you do not need to use the clarsonic. I own one and use it with my microdelivery wash. This has not made my skin dry or sensitive.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
cschmo15
(Westminster, MD)
Question
can you use this when pregnant?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
aero1122
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
As long as it doesn't contain ingredients you're allergic to. Some woman get allergies during pregnancy, so you may want to get a test sample from the store.
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
The product is topical and you could probably use it, but you should ask your doctor about anything you use during pregnancy.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
darlak
(cincinnati ohio)
answer 3
They say not to use retinols, neuropeptides & lots of other things during pregnancy. This peel is all natural & can be used safely during pregnancy, my great friend is expecting and she even asked her derm if this was safe & was given the OK. It works wonders on your skin! Hope I could help :)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stacyg321
(Beltsville, MD)
answer 4
If you are pregnant, we ask that you please consult with your physician before considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
would this make my scars look brighter?
i've been dying to find products to get rid or make my old scar brighter.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(new york)
on The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
I've been using DDF Lightening Gel and it has been very effective at removing sun spots. You have to wear a high SPF or stay out of the sun when using it, though, because it contains hydroquinone.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
maryn26
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
Some claim that it helps with scars, so it really depends on your skin. Philosophy's Oxygen facial contains ingredients to lighten the skin which helps with scars. Depending on how new/old the scars are, this is really meant to help refresh the skin and isn't meant for getting rid of scars. There is a product out there called Scar Zone that is a white lotion I use when I get a pimple that I know will scar. It works like a miracle and apply it everyday until the pimple is gone and no scar is left!
answered 3 years ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
No, it actually helps fade hyperpigmentation and scars like acne. You've got to use sunscreen though or they will darken back up.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
crafteegal
(Evanston, IL.)
answer 4
I would suggest this product if your seeking exfoliation after cleansing and a glow to your skin...because I use Philosophy On A Clear Day system which helps with brightening scars...this is a bonus treat
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
shadae
(Baltimore, MD)
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