Beauty Brand Review: AmorePacific's Treatment Enzyme Peel
Powder cleansers were super popular for a hot second last year, and still are trending pretty consistently, especially in East Asia. I resisted this trend for the good part of the last year until I was convinced to try the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel from my friend in Hong Kong.
I was having a really bad summer for my skin and my face needed some major exfoliation, so I finally relented and tried it out. The whole process of needing to pour out some powder, mix water, and foam it up seemed like such a hassle at first. But the bottle was $60 and I had lost the receipt, so I had to stick with it.
The cleanser uses a papaya-based enzyme called papain to gently clean the skin. The product itself is a white powder that smells vaguely sweet but pleasant.
The first time I used it I definitely messed up— I had used too much water and the powder barely foamed up. After a few times, however, I figured out the ratio and it got much easier.
Now, I’m not a big fan of physical exfoliants (think St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub), since I think they’re too harsh for my face. I usually use chemical exfoliants like The Ordinary’s AHA/BHA Peeling Mask, but I also wanted to get a mild exfoliant for daily usage. This enzyme peel fits the bill, and has been really gentle on my skin.
The morning after the first night I used it, I already noticed that my skin looked softer and brighter. My skin is usually pretty dehydrated, and I thought it did a good job in making it feel more moisturized. Over the next few months, I noticed my dark spots from my acne break-out fading pretty quickly, as well as my face texture smoothing out. There’s definitely a difference between nights where I use this cleanser and nights that I don’t!
Overall, it’s understandable why this product is so popular. The results are apparent almost immediately and continue to get better with time. This is suitable for all skin types, and works well with any textural or pigmentation problems. Although the price is high, I’d recommend it to anybody who feels the need to splurge a little, and is concerned about having skin sensitivities to anything.
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