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Philosophy Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel

What it is: A two-step, exfoliating, skin makeover.What it is formulated to do:Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel not only exfoliates the skin, it delivers vitamin C and peptides to the skin. This completely new approach to skin rejuvenation resurfaces and replenishes the skin at the same time.What else you need to know:Kit includes a 2 oz The Microdelivery Peel, Lactic/Salicylic Activating Gel and a 2 oz Vitamin C/Peptide Resurfacing Crystals.
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okay for sensitive skin?
i have sensitive skin that tends to be on the drier side i also have had excema break outs in the past. but im loking for a product that can get rid of the old acne scars i have on my cheeks
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
meeshcedillo
(simi valley)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
7 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin and I also get little patches of dry skin excema. The first time I used this I went a big overboard and scrubbed way to hard so I did have redness for a few hours afterward. Next time I was much more gentle and I had no redness, my skin felt amazing afterwards. The key is to make sure you take your time and follow up with your moisterizer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Trilogy
answer 2
For me, this product smooths out all dry patches. The first step is a scrub (exfoliates), but the second step adds moisture before you remove the scrub. You can feel the tingle as you apply.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
akfletch
(KY)
answer 3
I don't have eczema, but I do have sensitive skin. I would advise you to perhaps not aggressively exfoliate manually, and possibly leave the "activator" on for a shorter period of time. I don't think that this product would alleviate scarring, but I can attest to its diminishing of my pores. Best wishes!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hlo1
(Lorain, OH)
answer 4
this is perfect for helping get rid of acne blemishes. it's actually one of the reasons why i bought it. it's good for sensitive skin because you control how much you rub the product in. sensitive skin, rub less; tough skin, rub more.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
This could be a little harsh for you. Try Caudalie Vinoperfect or Juice beauty. They're made with fruit extract so it may be easier on your skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Kettering, OH)
answer 6
Definitely will not recommend this product since you tend to break out. I tried this peeling and the next day I woke up to irritated cheeks full of breakouts, redness and dryness. And I am a person who hardly ever gets a zit. It's been two weeks since I tried it and my skin is barely healing from this disaster.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cosmicpolitan
(Louisville, KY)
answer 7
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Would it be okay to usethe Calrisonic Skin Care brush with this product?
asked 4 years ago
aleone
(Houston, TX)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I only use my finger tips gently. The product cristals really clean.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
florit
(San Juan Puerto Rico)
answer 2
I would! as long as your skin is not delicate or super sensitive. I love a good exfoliation.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
tfaultersack
(LAS VEGAS, NV)
answer 3
i do use the clarisonic brush before using the whole kit as part of my cleanisng routine. i think it helps for thisproduct to better penetrate the skin. i wouldnt recomend using th clarisonic brush with it, since the directions ask you to massage the crystals and not scrub them in. Also, the vitmani c crystals are so fine and hve a sugar like consitency, they might get deeper into the bristles of the brush cuase of thier size and not be left on the skin, like they are supposed to. they should appear like a mask on the skin according to directions.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
arekay2000
(los angeles, CA)
answer 4
Use it after cleansing and dry your face. Follow package directions and after rinsing you will then apply products as you normally would. I use a toner, then serum (or MW pads) and then my moisture or p.m. cream.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Jeannie23
(St. Louis)
answer 5
I have tough skin and would not recommend using this along with the Clarisonic. I do however, use the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash with my Clarisonic to get the daily benefits.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Jeannie23
(St. Louis)
answer 6
100% YES!!! The best combination ever!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
luxuryoption
(Los Angeles, CA)
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How often should I do the peel?
Should I be doing the Microdelivery peel nightly, weekly ?? Not sure how often I should do this treatment.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
goofnut
(Overland Park, KS)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
Microdelivery Peel should be used weekly for best results.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
momwithstyle
(Fort Collins)
answer 2
I use it once a week, it is great for a "facial" night. If my skin is breaking out a lot i will use it twice a week.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
charibear09
(bass lake ca)
answer 3
weekly. over-exfoliating will just irritate your skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
blaaah
(NJ)
answer 4
Depending on how sensitive your skin is, it may be too intense for daily use. I've been using it twice a week for months with great results. A friend of mine uses it once a week and is happy with that.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
politicaljunkie
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
I have been applying this product once a week, in the morning before getting into the shower (since it can get in your hair if your not careful). I wash my hair after I rinse this product off :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
code3cutie
(SoCal)
answer 6
I started out using it twice a week but found that my skin only needed it once a week. I didn't feel the need to expose fresh skin so often if my skin cells on top were still looking healthy (which they should after a few usages of this peel).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
princesstiffy
(Orange County, CA)
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how long does it take to work
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
johnboy
(ocala florida)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
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answer 1
You notice a difference the first time you use it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
stephanie
(Ruston, LA)
answer 2
instant results. just follow the directions as labeled on the package. exfoliate for a few minutes, add the activating gel which makes your skin feel very warm, after a few minutes rinse and dry your face - as you moisturize your face with your favorite face moisturizer you can feel how squeaky clean and smooth your skin is! hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
janny18
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 3
It brightens and smooths your skin IMMEDIATELY! It helps even out your skin tone and helps with blemishes in about two weeks (for me).
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sprinkles002
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 4
Skin felt smoother and firmer after first use!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
oibeachgirl
(Tabor City, NC)
answer 5
It depends on what results you are seeking. It works immediately for smoother and softer skin. It gently removes the outermost layer of dermis, revealing brighter looking skin. I am currently using it to help treat my cystic acne, in which case it is taking a bit longer, but I saw improvements within the first week! I hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
janekle
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
I couldn't feel much (other than the exfoliating) until an hour or so after I rinsed it off. Then I had a warm tingly feeling for a few hours, and my skin looked better and better.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
aw4118
(Vienna, VA)
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How long would this last if used once a week?
Seeing as they are both 2oz each, I was wondering how long this kit would last if I use it once a week? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
xhopecookies
(Grinnell, IA)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
You need a tsp each for an application. I have used it 3 times so far and have quite a bit left. If you used it once a week, my guess is that it would last at least 8 weeks, if not more. (It's worth the $)
answered 3 years ago
rnsoccermom
(Delaware, OH)
answer 2
I was told at a Sephora store that it would last 2 months if used weekly, but so far from my use I'm thinking it will last a little longer than that. It's worth it!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ruthmarie86
(Livingston, TX)
answer 3
Mine lasted for 3 months. You don't use a lot of product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
stephanie
(Ruston, LA)
answer 4
i used it once a week and it lasts about 6-8 months.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
luluhanger
answer 5
lasts about 10 months - 1 year i think
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
katherine1970
(Squamish, BC)
answer 6
Mine lasts for about 8 months. A little goes a long way, and sometimes I use it twice a week- if I have a special occasion I want to look extra "glowy" for. I love this product. Seriously, nothing compares; it's well worth the money.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
soapconnoisseur
(Miami, FL)
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Applying cream afterwards
Can I apply my night cream after I use this product?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
crism
(Oxnard, CA)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm no expert, but I believe after using this product that your moisturizers will actually absorb better into your skin
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
katrinacat
(Ohio)
answer 2
I always use my night cream after this, and my skin is even softer! I have sensitive skin and this doesn't bother it at all
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ams5382
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
Yes you can. Things tend to sink in better and seem to be more effective after using this peel (especially serums or moisturizers) but I often find that I don't need to use anything, because I LOVE the feeling of my skin after using this. I use it after the Purity face wash, which I use nightly; the peel is about once a week. Microdelivery face wash in the morning is great, as well. All three products used as a regular routine add up to beautiful skin. :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
rahrah76
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Yes, your skin will feel fantastic afterwards.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
terter
(Bellingham, WA)
answer 5
You can and it will probably cut down on any irritation you may experience. I follow up with Ole Henriksen's Invigorating Night Gel and Sheer Transformation.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tinagold
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
I did and my face feels fine
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melindahaney25
(frankinville nj)
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How often should this be used?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
luvcurls
(Chicago, IL)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I only use it once a week, but have done it twice a week with no ill effects. Much more than that, though could be a bit rough on the skin.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
knr34
answer 2
I am 55, have fair, sensitive skin & have been using it 1-2 x's per week (along w/ Purity Made Simple in the AM & Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash in the PM) followed by a good moisturizer w/ great results! After the very first use, you won't believe it's "your" skin!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
calamityjane
(Stafford Springs, CT)
answer 3
Use it once or twice weekly.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
skylights
answer 4
Once a month
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
doninlo
(Lake Orion, mi)
answer 5
I have very sensitive skin which has not been irritated by this product, but I only use it 2x/ month just in case. This also makes the product last longer than using it weekly
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melr
(Washington DC)
answer 6
I'd say it depends on your skin type. I have "tough" oily skin, but plan to only use it once a week since the results last me several days. I want to stretch out the product and I really believe that's all I'll need.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
copiright
(Eastsound, WA)
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breakouts
I get bad breakouts along my chin and neck. Ive been to the dermatologist tried the proactive ect... nothing seems to help long term. could this product help if not could you recomend one that could? thank you
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Katelyn
(Manasquan, NJ)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I have acne, and I use this product. It doesn't help clear your breakouts by any means. You need a medicated cream to help clear existing pimples. However, it does fully exfoliate your skin so that these creams are more effective. It also help (slowly but very effectively) fade acne scars. So I think in a regimen it helps.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
izzyices
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 2
I cannot use proactiv because it is too drying however I use this to help my acne. I works pretty good for me with no side effects. However, if I already have a blemish and use this it does sting I would say more for prevention not to treat existing acne.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
roselu
(Orange California)
answer 3
I definitely think that this would help. I tend to get break outs around my chin and nose and this has definitely helped my skin not only to look clearer but to feel as good as my skin looks. It helps to get rid of all the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that have accumulated day after day that cleansers can't get rid of and by doing that less acne is able to form. This product is absolutely worth the investment...because ultimately our skin is worth it. I really do love this product and do not want to be without it...EVER!! Once you try it, you'll see the difference and will become addicted just like me. I hope this helps =)
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
lovepinky
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I have found this to be helpful with acne. It exfoliates - getting rid of the dead skin that can cause acne, I feel that my skin is clearer from using this. I have sensitive skin and use this once a week to great results. I hope it works for you too!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Malorie
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I don't believe you are supposed to use it on breakouts - it's designed to be a scrub, so that would most likely aggravate an existing condition.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
suzer
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 6
I have been having the same issues with breakouts in the chin and jaw area since this past March. And I have probably spent more money than I would like to admit on clearing my skin. Everything worked great at first and I thought my skin would clear up, but that didn't happen.

When I visited a Sephora store and mentioned my skin issues to an associate, she suggested light therapy, which she had used on clients as an esthetician. So I was prepared to go to a spa or dermatologist for light therapy sessions. When I googled light therapy for acne, I found that you could buy a hand-held light (for acne it's a blue light...it basically kills the acne bacteria) for at home use.

They are expensive...they range in price from $150 to close to $500. The advantage is it's a one-time cost, you can use it as much as you want and in the comfort of your home. I have to say that it does work! I still use all the stuff that I bought previously, but I know it's really the blue light that has cleared my skin.

BTW I have used the Microdelivery Peel. It is nice, but it won't clear your breakouts.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Debbie132
(Newport News, VA)
Question
Juz bought few products fr Philosophy today, got sample of this peel. When to apply this product.. after cleansing before moisturiser?
asked 4 years ago
ariesmommy
(Calgary, AB)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you should apply this after cleansing and before your moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jmorgan
(Maumee, OH)
answer 2
Yes. The product is gentle enough that I can cleanse, use the mask and then moisturize. I would probably not use a harsh cleanser or a Clarisonic machine, just to avoid oversensitizing the skin, but the peel would probably work better on clean skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
Do this peel after cleansing your face and removing all makeup. I would be sure to use a gentle cleanser that does not have ant scrubbies or acids in it until you see how your skin reacts to this and do this at night your first time incase you get a bit of redness. I have never had any problems like that but it's best to be on the safe side. My skin always turns out looking so bright, glowing, w a natural, alive looking flush that I will cheat & use this on mornings when I know I'm looking tired or dull. So after you cleanse, do the Microdelivery Peel, then just finish up w the rest of your skincare routine such as toner, serum, moisturizer, etc. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WEAR SPF when using this NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF YEAR! You risk getting more or worse dark spots or hyperpigmentation, or just a red face (burn) if you don't since you have exfoliated all the old skin off & the skin you have revealed is so fresh & delicate...
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sparklyblind
(Havre de Grace)
answer 4
yes, the direction on the box i have ask you to cleanse your skin and then use this product, followed by a moisturizer. that is how i use the peel and i love it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
arekay2000
(los angeles, CA)
answer 5
i use it just before i get in the shower. Your moisturizer will go on like silk after using this product. Don't use it more than twice a week though.
answered 4 years ago
poodled
(michigan)
answer 6
The bottle says to apply to clean dry skin. I usually find that I get the best results in the shower. I wash my face with Purity, then use a dry hand towel that I keep handy and dry off my face and hands. Apply the 1st part and massage for 1 min, rinse my hands and redry them. Then apply the 2nd part. Dont be too skimpy on the gel or you wont get the correct foaming and activation. You will feel it get pleasantly warm when properly activated. You want to apply enough that it feels foamy and not dry and difficult to rub. Let this sit to allow the vit. c and everything to infuse into your skin. Rinse after a few minutes and follow up with the rest of your routine. Its easy and I love how it makes my skin feel afterwards. I have done it just standing at the sink but I just dont feel like it does the system justice, i just for some reason feel my results are better in the shower. Its my few extra minutes of peace from the kids. LOL
answered 4 years ago
Mom2under2
(Augusta, GA)
Question
Effective on Acne scarring?
Is this product effective on sensitive, acne scarred skin with hyperpigmentation?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(allentown, pa)
on Resurface - The Microdelivery Dual-Phase Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
IT has helped my sensitive, acne scarred skin. I had no reactions to using it, I do use it at night cause my skin has a tendency to get kinda ruddy after a peel or exfoliation. But it does make me more even toned the next a.m. I would ask for a sample first and test it out. I think you will love it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bluegal
(California)
answer 2
I bought this for some acne scars too. I think it's great for smoothing skin but not as much for acne scars. I found that miracle worker retinol pads by philosophy have made a definate improvement in my acne scars and dark spots on my face. This product is great but only really made the skin itself more smooth, not more evenly colored. I tried the $35 kit of miracle worker set that had the pads in it and it convinced me to buy the large size. The results were amazing for the pads. They were the only thing that worked for me so far. Hope that helps. This is a great product but I just didn't see results as far as my acne marks... just skin tone improvement.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
carissasmama
(Rockville, MD)
answer 3
I've notice that my skin over all is brighter but I wouldn't say it's good for a lightener. Caudalie Vinoperfect is great. Give that a try. If you want a cheaper route try juice beauty!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Kettering, OH)
answer 4
Absolutely! I have dry, sensitive, hormonal skin and I get large cystic breakouts. The peel helps minimize the frequency, severity and redness/scarring after they clear up.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rmlphl
(Tulsa)
answer 5
I think it may be guise to ask your beauty consultant at Sephora.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
florit
(San Juan Puerto Rico)
answer 6
yes, absolutely! I have problems with both mild acne scarring and moderate hyperpigmentation. I have used this product twice a week for 2 weeks and the results are phenomenal! The hyperpigmentation is much better and the dark skin around the acne scars has faded almost completely! I am thrilled with the results and I glad to say it is drastically helping to halt my breakouts completely!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
leighla3
(St Louis, MO)
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