Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Review | MONU Instant Radiance Peeling Cream*
Ever looking for anything that will sort out my skin, I was thrilled to be offered a tube of MONU Instant Radiance Peeling Cream* to try out; MONU claim that their Instant Radiance Peeling Cream "refines the surface texture of the skin for a truly professional finish", with natural Kaolin clay to gently cleanse and exfoliate, and Beeswax to soften the skin. This claims to be suitable for all skin types, but it sounded especially perfect for my oily, blemish-prone skin, which I do find can often look quite dull.
You get quite a large tube for your pennies, with 100ml of product; MONU suggest spreading a thin layer of product over the skin after cleansing and toning, avoiding the eye area as always with these types of products. They then say to allow a few minutes to dry (I find just two or three minutes is sufficient) before holding the skin taut and removing with "a sweeping action of the fingertips". Now, I initially thought this sounded a bit odd, and I was right; any time gained by the quick drying time, you lose in the time it takes to remove the peel from the face. It's also quite a messy process, probably best carried out over your sink or a towel.
A little goes a long way with this, I find that around a two-pound-coin sized amount is plenty for my whole face. It has a nice smooth texture which spreads easily over the skin, and a pleasant lavender scent which is strong but not too strong. After a couple of minutes drying and a good few more minutes removal, followed by washing my face to remove the residue, I do feel like my skin looks brighter and more even, and feels soft and smooth. I do find I need to apply a good amount of moisturiser afterwards as my skin feels quite delicate (probably due to all the rubbing!) and the results really only last a day or two. Now, it's suggested that you use this twice a week; I have to admit, I've not been that good and have been using it more like once a week... So maybe with more frequent use, I'd see more results? I do think that with products like this which give short-term effects, you do need to use them regularly, so I will be trying to fit this in twice a week to see if the results last any longer!
MONU Instant Radiance Peeling Cream is priced at £35 for 100ml of product, which will last quite some time given how little you need to use each time. I do think it's a little on the pricey side for what is, essentially, a clay mask with a bit of lavender, but I can't deny that it's nice and it works well for its intended purpose. I'm not sure that I'd buy it again, though; I think I'd want more than nice for £35! Have you tried any MONU products? Do you like the sound of the Instant Radiance Peeling Cream?
[*Product provided for consideration.]