Review: Decleor Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream


Reviewed by: Shy Spy
Age: 37
Skin type: Normal 

We reviewed Decleor Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream 50ml (for £30).

First impressions:

The skincare product, part of the Aroma Cleanse range, is packaged in a classic golden yellow box and tube. The soft cream formula has a very subtle scent, and a pearlescent sheen which gives the impression this is a high-quality product.

What’s in it:

Decleor phytopeel natural exfoliating cream is made with essential oils and plant extracts for all skin types. It contains active essential oils to cleanse (green clay, mallow, Burdock plant extract), exfoliate and stimulate (Lemon, Marjoram, Lavender and Thyme aromatherapy essential oils), plus Magnesium Aluminum Silicate.

Usage:

It’s advised you use this product once or twice a week and the instructions are simple to follow. It’s more of a cross between an exfoliant and a face mask as you have to apply a generous layer and leave the product to dry before taking off. There are no particles in this gentle peeling cream, the exfoliation comes from when the product dries and you then rub the cream off with upwards circular movements. It feels unusual to leave an exfoliant on your skin, it dries like a face mask and you do have to put on quite thickly to get good coverage. Unlike a mask, it doesn’t dry out and feel tight. You can still feel your skin still breathing under the cream. 

Effects:

The packaging says you skin will be ‘clear, healthy and smooth, your skin regains an even texture and its natural glow’. The high-performance active ingredients slough off dead skin cells and absorb and eliminate impurities whilst facilitating skin respiration and stimulating the cellular renewal process. It definitely left my skin feeling smoother and it seemed to have plumped out more, I didn’t spot a ‘healthy glow’.

Value:

The price tag is what I would expect for a premium product and is reasonable when compared to similar products on the market.

Final verdict:

If you don’t like the harshness of some exfoliators, have aging or sensitive skin and are looking for something much gentler to use on your face this product - add this to your wishlist. I would tend to opt for something more abrasive.


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    Summer Spy

  • Age 30s
  • Skin type Oily/combination

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