If you don’t know about FarmHouse Fresh by now, you should. Their fabulous face and body products are 97%-100% natural, and the scents are out of this world! One of the latest additions to the brand’s already extensive lineup – the Pudding Apeel mask – was a product I was perhaps the most excited to try, since I love all kinds of enzymatic peels and acidic exfoliants in my routine.
Are you ready for a tingling textural improvement? This gentle resurfacing mask helps slough away dead surface cells, revealing newer, smooth textured skin over time. All of this, with no abrasion needed!
Let’s talk about the ingredients first! Like a proper peel, Pudding Apeel contains several exfoliants, moisturizers, and skin softeners to deliver a complete skin makeover in a snap. Take a closer look at some of the all-stars:
- Glycolic Acid – perhaps, one of my favorite chemical skin resurfacing ingredients. In lower concentrations it’s gentle enough even for sensitive skin, and provides instant gratification.
- Lemon, orange, and apple extracts – loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C, which provide extra exfoliation and also brighten the skin over time.
- Brown rice micro grains for very subtle physical exfoliation. I was worried about over-scrubbing, but they didn’t seem that abrasive, so my skin took it well.
- Green tea, honeysuckle extract – these two were added here to act as antioxidants that also help calm irritated skin.
- Allantoin – helps to reduce redness and inflammation. A much-needed ingredient for a chemical peel!
- Tapioca – used here as a conditioner, it moisturizes and softens the skin to make it appear smooth and silky. Smells so good, too!
- Honey – a potent natural antibacterial ingredient that works better than many lab-made antibiotics. Seriously, look it up! In this formula it helps keep acne at bay and also acts as a humectant and a moisturizer.
- Coconut milk – another wonderful moisturizer for the skin. It’s lighter than coconut oil, but delivers the same benefits without potentially clogging the pores.
Straight from the jar Pudding Apeel smells like a delicious dessert! And it might as well be, after all the formula has everything you would use in baking one. The fragrance itself is not a mix of lab-made chemicals – it’s 100% natural. It really smells like a freshly-made pudding, so if you love those, you’ll be really tempted to lick your face. Just saying! 🙂
The mask has creamy, slightly tacky consistency, and spreads easily with fingers or a brush. I have an old synthetic flat foundation brush that I no longer use, and it’s ideal for applying all sorts of masks and peels.
Pudding Apeel is a gentle treatment, yet surprisingly effective; CEO of FarmHouse Fresh Shannon McLinden even recommends using it daily. On the initial application my skin felt a light tingling sensation that went away after approximately 5 minutes. Removing the mask was easy as well, I simply washed it off with lukewarm water and patted the skin dry.
Right away I noticed that my skin looked smooth and soft, and my cheeks had a healthy rosy flush to them. The effect is cumulative, and my skin kept looking a little better each day I used the peel. I think anybody who feels iffy about highly concentrated chemical exfoliants will appreciate this one. A lovely pairing of effective ingredients and a delightful fragrance, this little miracle in a jar would make a thoughtful gift to any girl [or guy] who wants to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
WHERE TO BUY: $22 USD for 3.25 oz. Available at FarmHouse Fresh, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carltons, and other top destination finer retailers, SPAs, and resorts nationwide.
What is your favorite way of exfoliating the skin? Have you tried any AHA peels before? Let me know in the comments below!
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