For skin discoloration issues – dark spots, uneven tone, sun damage – Derma-E has you covered with its Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel featuring Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid.
Derma-E is a clean beauty brand from Southern California known for its affordable products.
Unlike traditional chemical peels, this one is more like a “wash-off” mask and has a slushy-like consistency, due to the addition of Citrus Fruit Peel Puree (another source of Vitamin C).
This product should be applied for about 3-5 minutes, during which Glycolic and Lactic Acids work together to exfoliate surface dullness, remove blemishes, and fade dark spots.
Vitamin C (using a derivative called Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) helps brighten your skin tone by inhibiting melanin production and even boosts collagen growth for smoother wrinkles & fine lines (source: The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health, 2017).
While the concentration of glycolic acid is not disclosed (probably less than 5%), some users said it causes a mild tingling sensation. Others mentioned that it works well on hyperpigmentation, smells “super fresh and natural”, and left their skin looking brighter, smoother, and more firm.
My Verdict: Derma-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel is a brightening powerhouse with Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, and Baby Food, I mean, Citrus Fruit Peel Puree.