My sweet, sweet Neogen…
I actually have worked with and played with the Bio-Peel in Lemon and was really interested in it. But I am really not a big fan of lemon products. It’s kinda the smell, sometimes they sting more than others, it reminds me of DIY lemon skincare products people make.., it’s also kinda the smell……
note: because physics are a thing, the essence will eventually pool at the bottom of the jar, give it a couple shakes up and down, and you’ll be good to go again.
Neogen offers 3 types in total. Lemon, Wine, and Green Tea. (Neogen, if you’re reading this I would die to try these okay, I cried when I couldn’t get the green tea version to me for less than $27 at the time.) Offering slightly different benefits from each other. Lemon, carrying natural vitamin C will help fight pollutants and pigmentation. You could call this the brightening version, I guess. Then WINE!!! Added for its resveratrol content, and if there’s anything Caudalie taught me, it’s all the amazing anti-aging and skin-densifying benefits of resveratrol on the skin. Then finally Green Tea, for enlarged pores and soothing.
Wine extract is pretty amazing. Already containing resveratrol before it hits the barrel (caudalie uses it extracted from the plant itself) it goes through a sometimes lengthy process of fermentation. Some of our skincare brands biggest secrets are fermented products. It’s a great way to take something natural and make it “more powerful”. Resveratrol itself however is apart of a few ingredients that claim to improve skin’s density which is something we often don’t think about when it comes to our skin concerns. Also still being a polyphenol, it’s a great anti-ager providing the skin oodles of antioxidants for those hungry, hungry free radicals. (Did I have some wine?)
Neogen solved a personal dilemma of mine, sometimes I want to physically exfoliate just a couple areas but the rest of my face would prefer just a chemical exfoliation. You get 30 of these neat looking pads that are half gauze, half plush cotton. Use just one side, use both there’s no bathroom police!!!
iPhone 7 comin thru with that gauze detail
plush side for my lil cheeks
Directions for use are a little different than most exfoliating pads i’ve tried in the past. Biggest reason being, you have to rinse these off!
Directions from here
- After cleansing, slip your fingers into the sleeve of the gauze peeling wine pad so that the criss-crossed gauze side is facing down.
- Use gentle, circular motions all over a dry face and neck, working your way up to your forehead.
- Rotate the pad so that the gauze side is facing up and the soft, quilted side is facing down.
- Swipe the softer side across the face to pick up the remaining debris.
- Throw away pad and rinse with lukewarm water
little skin debris from the 4th step?
I’ve been really enjoying these pads. I feel like the chemical exfoliation is strong enough on it’s own for my sensitive areas but I love adding a little more ‘umph’ with the gauze side on my nose and around my mouth. I really don’t see the need to have any other exfoliators on hand other than this guy and my treatment strength AHAs and BHAs.
Overall I would round up and give it a 9/10! From the juicy grape scent to the bright complexion I have afterwards. I will definitely repurchase, perhaps in the green tea flavor if it isn’t crazy priced to get it here.
Have you tried these or other Neogen products? I’m curious to hear people’s opinions on them!
Find them for purchase here! Neogen Gauze Bio-Peel: Wine $17.50USD
Post featured here 7/10/2017: https://www.neogenlab.us/blogs/news/neo-view-br-wine-bio-peel-gauze-peeling-br-review-by-zac-thayer