Hydropeptide 5X Power Peel is a fantastic home care peel for those looking for a gentle exfoliation. Occasionally I meet someone who says acid exfoliation isn’t for them, their skin doesn’t react well. While there are exceptions I believe there’s an acid product for everyone, regardless of skin type and sensitivity level. It’s a matter of finding the right product.
5X Power Peel is designed for all skin types, perfect for travel and daily use. If you don’t feel tingling or see redness, that’s fine. Remember you don’t have to experience irritation for acids to be working. The exfoliant blend is comprised of 6% glycolic, lactic, salicylic, an exfoliating peptide, and mushroom enzymes. Each wipe is sufficiently saturated allowing for application to face, neck, décolleté, hands, and any other area needing special attention.
I’ll keep these handy for travel since my skin becomes finicky while traveling to different climates. Admittedly, 5X Power Peel isn’t my favorite peel pad for my own skin, but that shouldn’t stop you from considering them. They’re ideal for sensitive skin or those wanting an easy exfoliation step without the tingle, irritation, or peeling. Or, if you’re looking for something to alternate with other exfoliants. In a pinch they could replace toning, like when you’re traveling and need to skim down your cosmetic bag.
Like most peel pads you swipe these on clean skin, leave the hydrating exfoliant blend on, and apply serum and moisturizer of your choice. Easy peasy.
Glycolic Acid exfoliates helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and reduce appearance of pores.
Lactic Acid moisturizes, exfoliates and offers antibacterial properties.
Salicylic Acid exfoliates with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Treats the appearance of dry damaged skin, reduces dry patches and restores suppleness. Removes dead skin cells and excess oil built up in the pores.
Exfoliating Peptide gently increases skin cell turnover, reducing depth of wrinkles.
Mushroom Enzyme gently encourages irritation-free skin renewal. Improves skin smoothness, clarity, brightness and hydration.
Retinoic-Like Peptide has shown to visibly reduce appearance of wrinkles with an anti-inflammatory effect.
Anti-Redness Peptide alleviates facial redness and prevents inflammation, creating a brighter and even toned appearance.
Niacinamide improves moisture, promotes even tone and reduces the appearance of acne and pigmentation.
Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid moisturize and hydrate while assisting in skin clarity. By hydrating the skin these ingredients improves nutrient absorption.
Product: Hydropeptide 5X Power Peel
What it is: Individually wrapped peel wipes for daily exfoliation
Claims: Resurface, clarify, brighten and smooth away the appearance of wrinkles
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Raphanus Sativus Root Extract) (Peptide Preservative), Lactobacillus Ferment (Peptide Preservative), Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Polysorbate 20, Mucor Miehei Extract (Mushroom Enzyme), Glucosamine HCl, Butylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos African Red Tea) Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Honey Extract, Tetrapeptide-14 (Anti-Redness Peptide), Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate (Exfoliating Peptide), Lecithin, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper PCA, Myristoyl Tripeptide-31 (Retinoic-Like Peptide), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal (Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde)
FYI: Start by using 3x a week and build up to daily usage. There are 30 wipes per box.
Where to buy: Hydropeptide $68, Dermstore $68
*5X Power Peel provided by Hydropeptide to be considered for review.