Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit Review
I tried this product with a friend of mine last night, and my thoughts on this mask are simply WOW! What a great product, especially considering it is $6 USD. This product impressed not just me but also my friend who told me today that this mask is “Holy Grail Status.” The DoYou 2-step Milk Peel is not an ordinary sheet mask but more of an at-home spa treatment. This is a fun 2-step process with an acid & a mask. The first step is the swabbing of your face with the exfoliating liquid and the second step is the soothing sheet mask to neutralize the acid. This product has fantastic ingredients, is affordable, fun and effective.
The DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit is advertised as “A two-step kit with an exfoliating swab and soothing sheet mask to reveal brighter, more hydrated, and smoother skin.” This description is spot on, no over exaggerated claims here. Everything mentioned in the description, my friend and I experienced. Primary Raw states “This two-step peeling kit includes an exfoliating swab and soothing sheet mask so you can explore the Korean dermatology trend of milk peeling—a gentle, lactic acid based exfoliating method to reveal brighter, more hydrated, and smoother skin. Use the oversized, AHA Milkpeel Swab pre-soaked with a blend of lactic acid and botanical extracts to gently peel away dead skin cells without irritation. Then apply the soothing soy-milk infused sheet mask, enriched with green tea and rosemary leaf, to help lock in moisture. After treatment, skin appears instantly brightened and rejuvenated.”
To use this product you first use the oversized cotton swab contained in package one to apply the acid treatment to your face. I use many acids on my face, many that are quite potent. I was very surprised by how active this felt on my skin. I love the tingle of a good acid, as I find this means it’s performing its advertised function. There is plenty of solution in the package to easily swab your entire face numerous times. I applied the acid component in 3 even layers on my skin and had enough solution left to layer at least two more applications. One thing I think the company could’ve been more clear about, is whether to leave the solution to work for a few minutes before applying the mask or to apply the mask right away. The instructions don’t state whether to allow the solution to sit before putting the mask on, however Sephora.com states to pat the acid solution into your skin for 10 seconds. I always like to allow my acid toner to work its magic before I move on to my next step. I opted to allow the acid solution to work on my face for around 3 minutes before applying the sheet mask. However, if you are new to acid exfoliants, I suggest following the directions from Sephora’s website.
AHA Milkpeel Swab Ingredients:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Pyros Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Houttuyria Cordata Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract
*note: These pictures were taken 1 day after use and the swab may not be that color. I blame Thai Food and Scotch for me not taking pictures of the process:)
After allowing the acid to marinate so to speak, I applied the soothing sheet mask for the maximum recommended time of 20 minutes. From a formulary standpoint, this sheet mask is different than any other I’ve tried. I think this formula is like a hybrid of a sheet mask infused with a facial oil. I say this due to the inclusion of Soybean oil (200ppm) mixed in with all of the other soothing ingredients. The mask itself is very saturated in product and adhered well to my face.
Sheet Mask Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (200ppm), Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA.
After having the mask on for twenty minutes, I removed the mask and proceeded to pat and massage the excess product into the skin. The excess product simply can’t absorb as quickly as other sheet masks do. I think this is because of the combination of the Glycerin and Soybean Oil and because it doesn’t contain alcohol:). Some Sephora reviews complain about the products “stickiness” and that it didn’t absorb quickly. For me, this was not an issue because the soybean oil helps seal in all the great ingredients. I don’t mind going to bed looking like a grease ball because I enjoy the way my skin feels in the morning. I also don’t mind the leftover product on my face because I could’ve happily left the mask as the last step of my routine instead of an additional serum and moisturizer. Even though I could’ve happily gone to bed with just the leftover serum on my skin, I opted to apply my newly acquired Missha First Treatment Essence and Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb to finish my routine. Using these two additional products made the remaining oil serum penetrate my skin with ease. After applying the Missha FTE and Belif Moisturizer, I no longer had any residual tackiness, and my skin felt as smooth as it always does after applying my moisturizer.
Below is a picture of the routine minus the actual mask. I used the low pH Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser for acid prep, the Missha First Treatment Essence after the mask and finished with the Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
I will be purchasing more of these masks for reasons I stated at the beginning of this review; it was fun, effective, affordable and gave me the elusive “Good Genes Glow.”
–The Results (along the lines of a spa treatment)
–The company recommends it for oily skin, while I think this is okay. I think someone with extremely oily skin may be bothered by the leftover product on their skin. I would still advise those people to try the mask, and after removing the mask to remove the excess with an essence or gentle toner on a cotton pad.
–Contains an almost undetectable amount of fragrance in the sheet mask, which makes me wonder why the company bothered including it.
The DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit is $6 USD at Sephora and gets a 5 out of 5 from me:)
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