A few years ago, I attended an all-natural product expo, and it was there that I had discovered this line, ACURE Organics. One of the things I love about ACURE Organics, is that they source and utilize plant and food-based natural and organic ingredients, and essential oils. They then tailor those ingredients into natural, beneficial solutions for skincare, haircare, baby, and wellness.
I had first received a sample of their Brightening Facial Scrub a few years ago — I became a fan — and subsequently, became sad when I squeezed the very last drop out of my tube. But not to fear, because I needed a little more of an exfoliation boost, and ACURE Organics had another product that also fits my skin’s needs — their Purifying Fruit Peel.
The Purifying Fruit Peel contains naturally-derived alpha and beta hydroxy acids to both exfoliate, and help keep pores clean. You apply this on clean, dry skin, 1-2 times a week. The papaya enzymes help gobble up all of that excess dead skin — along with bitter cherry and blue agave to help exfoliate.
Some people experience sensitivity with alpha hydroxy acid enzymes — meaning you might get a little red, and it may tingle/slightly sting. It’s totally normal (unless it’s something you absolutely cannot tolerate). This is something you may need to build your skin’s tolerance to. I use AHAs in my skincare regularly, and experienced absolutely no negative effects from this product, just a healthy glow/pinkness to my skin, and my skin becomes incredibly smooth to the touch. If you’ve never used alpha hydroxy acids before, and/or are just unsure, I’m going to tell you to titrate your skin up to the full 5-8 minutes over time.
Maybe the first time, you leave it on for three minutes, the next time, four minutes, etc. Use it several days apart while you’re building up your skin’s tolerance. (To be honest, I’ve never had this issue, except with some incredibly severe clinical products in the past.) You should find this to be more user-friendly. If you have more sensitive skin to begin with — 3-5 minutes is your recommended time. So if the first time you use it is on a Sunday, you’ll want to wait until Wednesday to use it again, etc.
I find this to be a little less active than some of the clinical products I’ve used — yet still very impressive considering it’s loaded with natural ingredients, it’s paraben and sulfate-free, it’s vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free. It’s still effective for me, and I get smooth skin and a happy little glow out of it. If you have combo/oily skin, give this a shot for brighter spring skin!
If you have normal-to-dry skin, I recommend giving the ACURE Organics Brightening Vegetable Peel a shot instead.
Following ACURE Organics standards, both peels are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors.
Price & Availability: $22.99 each, acureorganics.com