Holy Grail: Ellen Lange Accelerating Pads

I would have not known Ellen Lange peel range if it isn’t because of the good people of Ellen Lange that reach out to me. After scouring their website, I agreed for them to send me the whole set of the peel kit. It looks legit and solid range. Today, I’m thankful that they did reach out to me, because I get to discover a great range. With that said, I want to open this review by saying that this is another holy grail product of mine. It’s been one holy grail product after another lately, but catching up with posts should started with holy grail kind of products.

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What is it? Ellen Lange Peel Accelerating Pads, 60 discs inside the tub.

This is actually part of a peel kit which consists of:

  1. Peel Prep (2 oz.) an enzyme scrub
  2. Peel Accelerator Pads (60 pads) pre-moistened glycolic peel pads
  3. Glycolic Peel Solution (1.5 oz.) the original peel kit solution
  4. Fan brush and dispensing cup

The whole set cost USD 85. I will probably review the whole set sometime in the future.

How do I use it? As an acid toner, after I double cleansed. I usually use this at night because I feel this is one of those acid toners that seriously packed a punch.

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Battle of the Acid Serum: Liquid Gold, Glow Serum, Good Genes and Novexpert

I love to use acid/resurfacing serum – basically a serum containing a higher concentration of AHA/BHA to help the cellular turnover. There’s the daily exfoliation with the acid toner but there’s also a more intensive exfoliation treatment with acid serum.  Usually I incorporate this once or twice weekly or a full week every month. Depending on what my skin need at the time. If I have a really nasty spots I will do the full week treatment. Otherwise I will do the once or twice weekly treatment.

How do I use them? Usually I will do my normal double cleansing, followed by hydrating mask (I have  very dry skin so I really need this to keep my skin hydrated), a mild acid toner followed by the serum. I will use no other product after the acid serum to let the serum really work effectively throughout the night. I know there’s some pros and cons letting the acid works on its own, some people consider it an utter bollocks but some praise how effective it is by leaving it to work alone with nothing else in its way. For me, I leave up to you to try it how often you use it and whether you use is alone or combining it with other products.

In fact, sometimes when I need just an extra oomph the next morning without going the whole nine yards I would use one of these serums below in a serum step, after double toning, followed by treatment serum and moisturiser. Whatever works for you, love.

The four acid serums that I’ve tried and loving it so far are :

  1. Alpha-H Liquid Gold, this is new to my Skincare Arsenal so there’s no review yet. But I’ve been experiencing a positive result from the get go so I include it here.
  2. Pixi Skintreats Overnight Glow Serum, full review here.
  3. Sunday Riley Good Genes, full review here.
  4. Novexpert Peeling Night Cream, full review here, and the only one available in Indonesia.

I know some people will ask me about Paula’s Choice exfoliators. FYI, I’m not using any of the Paula’s Choice exfoliators – toner or serum – because when I tried two samples from her products that contain acids, I have a serious negative reaction of redness, major stings and it itch to high heaven. This is not to say that her product is bad but it seems that I don’t bode well with her product.

More about how I use the four of these after the jump!

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Battle of the Acid Serum: Liquid Gold, Glow Serum, Good Genes and Novexpert