If you have been following my blog for a couple years, you may remember my experimenting with Derma MD skincare. The brand sent me a ton of products to review, and I had several Derma MD giveaways throughout 2014. I am a fan of the brand, and the CoQ 10 moisturizer is still one of my favorites. So, when the good people at Derma MD approached me to review some of their new skincare products, I jumped at the chance. You can read all about my previous experience with Derma MD and see my review of six products by following the link. This time around, I’ll be reviewing the new 10% S.L.A.C. Exfoliating Peel Pads and the new Sensitive Pearl Cleanser. My experience with these products is a little mixed, so let’s start with the Peel Pads.
The new 10% S.L.A.C. Exfoliating Peel Pads are easy to use, concentrated exfoliating pads that are designed to slough off dead skin cells while working some anti-aging magic. Formulated with both Salicylic Acid & Lactic Acid, with the addition of both Vitamins A and C, it gently exfoliates without irritation, and is supposed to “brighten, firm, improve texture, increase collagen synthesis, smooth and protect.” Derma MD claims that it is excellent for all skin types. I am a fan of salicylic acid exfoliators. They tend to work pretty well for me. I actually really like what this product does for my skin, but I can’t use it. Unfortunately, there is a very strong rosy perfume smell that I can not handle. It is so strong, and it clings to the skin and my clothes. I tried using the Peel Pads during the day, but I had to wash my face because I couldn’t stand the smell. I can use the Peel Pads at night before bed, but I can still smell the powdery rose scent on my bedding and night clothes when I wake up in the morning. Granted, I am extremely sensitive to scent, especially rose. It’s possible that someone else might be able to handle the scent better than I can, and maybe even like it. For me though, the smell ruins an otherwise good product.
My experience with the Derma MD Sensitive Pearl Cleanser was completely different from the Peel Pads. I love the Sensitive Pearl Cleanser. This moisturizing cleanser has a silky pearly cream base that feels lovely on the skin. It fights premature aging with multiple antioxidants, stimulates collagen synthesis and has anti-inflammatory properties. This cleanser is excellent for dry or sensitive skin. It feels like you are washing your face with lotion, but it still feels completely cleansed when you are done. It doesn’t dry my skin out in the slightest and it doesn’t give me that tight, squeaky feeling after I use it. I would recommend this cleanser to anyone. It’s great.
For more details on these products, or any of the ones that I previously reviewed, check out Derma MD’s website. I’ve been checking their Facebook page, and have noticed several promotional sale events and special offers ranging from free gifts with purchase, opportunities to win gift cards, and 20%-50% off discounts. They also offer a discount just for signing up for their mailing list. You can find some Derma MD products available on sites like Hautelook, Groupon, and Zulily, which are all great ways to save up to almost 75%.
FTC Disclosure: The products reviewed in this post were provided to me for free by Derma MD for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on these products are 100% honest. No other compensation was accepted.