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Product Review: Philosophy's The Oxygen Peel

Product Review: Philosophy's The Oxygen Peel

Last night I tried Philosophy's The Oxygen Peel and let's just say I felt like I was participating in a high-school science experiment. This kit involves breaking open capsules, and stirring liquid that rises, and it has foam that undergoes a chemical reaction, and there is some sort of enzymatic infusion that occurs, and, well, I think the only thing I was missing was a Bunsen burner. But after spending 10 minutes with the directions, I was ready to give it a whirl.

The first step involves breaking open an enzyme capsule, pouring the contents into a tiny container (included) and filling it halfway with water. You shake rigorously and then allow one minute for the gel to form and rise. You then apply to your face. After that you apply a separate oxygen foam directly on top of the gel. This is when the two parts collide and provide a blast of oxygen to your skin. After waiting three minutes, you scrape the cream off of your face with a spatula.

So, now that the process is spelled out, what was my reaction to this science experiment? At first I was annoyed that it was so labor intensive, but once both parts were on my face, I enjoyed the sensation. It was sort of cooling, but it bordered on ticklish. The real magic came when I scraped the product off of my face. My pores felt like they could breathe, and overall my face felt clean. I say, if you've got the time, this one is worth the effort.

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allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
this feels sooooooo good on my skin!
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
Too much work!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Sounds like a lot of fun actually but I don't know if I'd do it often enough to offset the cost since it is so complicated.
TFS TFS 8 years
ermm so what does it actually do bella?
0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
Love this product. Don't do it as often as I should, just because it takes a bit of prep-time, but it's worth it when I do! :)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I love this product! It works really well, I also use their microdelivery peel and I highly recommend it!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love Philosophy products, so I'd considering trying this.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
i love this. it makes my skin feel sooo nice
advo advo 8 years
Sounds very interesting, but how is this different from the Vit C peel? I use that one, does the Oxygen Peel do the same as that one?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Yeah the geek in me wants to do this...sounds fun!
mini_pixie mini_pixie 8 years
Oxidants are actually oxidizing your skin, taking away your electrons. Like a corrosive effect, on the molecular level. Oxygen (i believe, if i'm remembering my college chem correctly) is putting those electrons back. And anti-oxidants, either from food or topical, are intended to protect you from oxidants.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I think it sounds fun... kind of geeky chic. :) Maybe something to do on a Sunday afternoon while I'm waiting for my pedi to dry.
silly3 silly3 8 years
Antioxidant doesn't mean the same thing as anti-oxygen. It means anti-oxidation, which prevents the oxidation of molecules and the production of free radicals. I thought about getting this kit recently, but that just sounds like a lot of work, Bella, thanks!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I also love this product as well. It is work but the results are good. I also reviewed it: http://teamsugar.com/group/88093/reviews/1137244
cindytran872 cindytran872 8 years
wait, isn't oxygen suppose to be bad for you? Antioxidants (anti-oxygen)? I'm super confused now.
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