This is my review on a sample of the Missha Super Aqua D-TOX Peeling Gel which I received when I purchased another product.
It’s a chemical exfoliator, similar to Cure Aqua Gel, and it works when you rub it over dry skin. Dead skin comes off in the form of flakes.
Verdict? It works as advertised, getting rid of dead skin. But when compared to the Cure Aqua Gel (which I’ve been using for the past 2 years), the texture of the flakes is much grittier and feels harsher on my skin.
Cure can be used everyday, and I feel comfortable doing so. But I can’t say the same for the Missha gel. I feel like it’s too sandy and may damage my skin if I do use it everyday.
One thing though, it does rinse off much more easily compared to the Cure Aqua Gel, which tends to leave a residue if I’m not thorough enough when rinsing it off.
At around S$15 for 100ml of product, I suppose it works out to be cheaper than the Cure Aqua Gel, which retails for around S$50 for 250g.
But if this difference in price is not a significant issue, I’d still go for the Cure Aqua Gel.
Overall Rating: (3 / 5) Pros: Effective, cheap, washes off easily and cleanly. Cons: Texture of flakes is gritty and feels harsh on skin.
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Applied this for the past few days, and am happy to report that it does its job pretty well!
Skin feels supple, smooth and still feels like it’s breathing. Haven’t broken out or shown any signs of breaking out too.
Texture feels really silicone-y though, so I’m hesitant to use it in the long run… if I haven’t already found my holy grail Hada Labo, I may give this a go, but for now, this gets 4/5 stars.
Overall Rating: (4 / 5) Pros: Nice texture, non-clogging, skin feels supple and smooth. Cons: Silicone ingredients, may clog pores in the long run.
I got a sample of this when I bought something else, and thought I’d give it a go since I’ve heard that it’s meant to rival the Estee Lauder Night Repair, which I’ve been using for the last 10 years to phenomenal, incomparable results.
This is going to be a short review – I’m sure there are more comprehensive ones out there…. but in short, MEH.
At 20% of the price (I don’t know), it quite fairly produces around 20% of the results.
In the mornings, when I use my Estee Lauder Night Repair, I wake up to velvety, powdery smooth skin… not for the Missha. It feels like moisture went out during the night, instead of in.
I guess people who have been raving about this either have really different skin from mine, or have not experienced the wonders of Estee Lauder Night Repair.
These 2 products are not in the same tier at all. The only similarity are their names.
Overall Rating: (1 / 5) Pros: Cheap. Cons: Not effective, does not hydrate.