Try this overnight peel from Philosophy for better looking skin

Try this overnight peel from Philosophy for better looking skin

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Text: Renée Batchelor

The thought of applying a peel on your face while you sleep might sound scary, but Philosophy has this facial-in-a-bottle down pat

Time starved? We thought so. As we hurry through busy work days, power lunches and after-hours drinks, finding time for pampering treats like facials can be a bit of a luxury. Which is why we love Philosophy's new Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Ageing Peel. Akin to attending a facial session, this treatment can be done at home and even after a night of partying. Two major pluses is that this works while you sleep and it's a breeze to apply. 

Here's how it's done. The first step is the peeling step using a gentle but effective blend of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid. Apply this solution on your entire face — using the thoughtfully supplied cotton pads — and avoid the eye area. Instead of removing this gentle peel, the second step is the application of a Night Gel to soothe, hydrate and nourish the freshly peeled skin. With calming bisabolol and oat extract, this acts like the neutralising step in a traditional peel.

But since exfoliated skin needs to be 'fed' with the right mix of peptides and antioxidants to replenish skin, this night gel also supplies skin with these essentials. Because this exfoliation routine — do it twice a week — gets rid of dead skin gently, over time your skin will look less lined, pores will appear more refined and your skin will also be firmer. Basically, you'll wake up looking as fresh-faced as a teenager... one who doesn't stay up all night on the Internet that is.

$129. At Philosophy boutiques and counters.