Philosophy Microdelivery Peel At Home Kit Review

June 29, 2011

After days of being sick my skin is dull and parched. I am in desperate need of some extra help other than a moisturizer to revive my skin . The first thing that came to my mind was the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel. This is my first at home peel kit. Prior to that I used to get a professional peel at the beauty salon (not the invasive one though..anyway that’s another story) and I loved the way my skin looked and felt after the treatment – a result that can hardly be achieved at home. Good things don’t come cheap, the peel cost me $250 per treatment so I decided to try out an At-home peel kit. There are so many brands to choose from – I opted for this one because I have had good results using Philosophy’s other home kits.



It is a 2 step peel system that claims to replenish your skin to make it more smooth and hydrating. It includes:

– a jar of vitamin C peptide resurfacing crystals as the physical exfoliation. It contains micro crystals which help to resurface, rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.

– a bottle of lactic and salicylic acid activating gel as the chemical exfoliation. It helps to infuse the skin with vitamin c and peptides, as well as minimizing the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles.

The whole process only takes about 5 minutes. I just gently massage the crystals in for 1 minute, then apply the gel on top of the crystals to activate. It will start to foam up. Rinse it off after 3 minutes.

Tested on half of my hand


What I like about it:

It is an easy and very gentle peel that can be used at home. There wasn’t any sting sensation. I have even left it on for 10 minutes (just to see what will happen haha..:-P) and it didn’t cause any bad reaction to the skin.

It made my skin incredibly soft and smooth.

It improves the overall clarity of the skin, my complexion is brightened up with a nice glow.

My t-zone is less decongested and it certainly reduces the appearance of my pores. I think if I use it regularly there will certainly be an improvement in the reduction of black heads in the long run.

I didn’t notice that my skin was more hydrated after use but I felt the skincare products I used later on absorbed into my skin better.

What I don’t like about it:

It didn’t get rid off the flakes around the edge of my nose.

The overall result doesn’t really wow me. Having said that I do have a VERY high standard because as I said earlier I am used to the professional result of a salon peel.

The result is hard to capture by the camera. I hope you can see the area where I applied it that has a more even skintone and brightness. In reality the result is more noticeable.



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen June 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I use the the same peel as well! Currently in the testing stages but it has given me better skin 😀 Great review!


Delyteful Speaks June 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I actually wrote a review on this too.. But I really liked it.. I feel that it makes my skin super smooth!


Reika July 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Yeh it does a wonderful job in terms of exfoliation, wish it is more hydrating though..


onlyfr33b33 June 30, 2011 at 1:54 am

I know it’s not the same thing, but have you tried the Dermalogica microfoliant? It’s doing miracles for me, and I have some of the most sensitive skin ever (I break out for anything–weather, food allergies, lack of sleep, and it scars and takes forever to go away). Just 2 weeks, and my mom is impressed how quickly my skin has cleared up since I’ve been home.


Reika July 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Thanks for the rec 🙂 It sounds like an amazing product! Will definitely keep it in mind.


Vintage Makeup June 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm


It’s too bad this product didn’t “wow” you, I’ve personally never tried it.

However a good one is the Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub. 🙂

Hope this helps!


the purple snowflake July 2, 2011 at 2:31 am

just stumbled upon your blog.. love it.. and love your FOTD even more.. so creative.. btw just realized you are in Sydney… hehe me too……….

wonder if i can add you to my blog ???


Reika July 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Thanks 🙂 You are most welcome to add me, I am very flattered!


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