When the Zoe Report asked our founder, Angela Jia Kim, about Savor Beauty’s Yuzu Lemonade Peel (which has been making waves among beauty editors and shoppers as the 30-second flash peel for clear skin) she said, “Along with a potent cocktail of salicylic acid and gluconolactone-polyhydroxy-acid (PHA), this vitamin peel unclogs pores, brightens the complexion, and revitalizes skin.”
So what exactly is this potent beauty cocktail?
Salicylic acid (BHA) belongs to the same class of drugs as aspirin. When applied to the skin, salicylic acid helps shed dead cells from the top layer and decreases redness and swelling (inflammation). This helps reduce the number of pimples that form and speeds healing.
Polyhydroxy acid (PHA) is a gentle chemical exfoliant. PHAs exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface, which helps the skin become smoother and more even.
A dermatologist’s nod of approval is always compelling: Dr. Howard Sobel, based in New York City, told Elle that The Yuzu Lemonade Peel is “ideal for those with oily skin who want quick exfoliation with an all-natural enzyme peel.”
This 30-second beta-hydroxy-acid (BHA) peel contains a high level of vitamin C to exfoliate for skin clarity. "Salicylic acid, yuzu oil, Kakadu plum, and lycopene extracts unclog pores, brighten complexion, and revitalize skin," adds Dr. Sobel.
According to beauty editors at Allure, this 30-second flash peel “may sound more like a delicious summertime treat than a skin-care product, but don't overlook the beauty benefits of citrus for your skin.”
What are these beauty benefits? This vitamin C-packed peel has natural brightening effects, fights free radicals, and promotes cell turnover from Yuzu, which contains three times more vitamin C than a lemon, and Kakadu plum, which has 55 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Back at Zoe Report, another beauty editor touted the hero ingredient, Yuzu Oil as “another great blackhead treatment.”
We love real-life beauty stories, too. “I had some minor surgery 10 days ago, and it really did a number on my skin. My face was dull, rough and bumpy… My first order of business was a mask to help purge my pores of all the lingering toxins and essentially reboot my complexion,” said one shopper to Beauty Buzz Insider.
“I remembered I gave the Hubs Savor Beauty’s Yuzu Lemonade Peel to try. (He’s very impatient and this skin-refining peel only takes 30 seconds, so I knew he’d actually use it.) It turns out this was just what my skin needed since I still didn’t have the motivation to do a full-on DIY facial—but my skin looked like I did afterwards. In less than a minute (including removal time), my skin texture was more even and the dullness was gone.”
Two takeaways: Clean beauty has never been more cutting edge with Savor Beauty’s Yuzu Lemonade Peel that’s impressing online shoppers, influencers, beauty editors, and dermatologists for needing only “30 seconds before seeing clear, glowing skin.” (Allure)
Plus, it’s an added bonus that it’s vegan, all-natural, and free of the toxic culprits: parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. The brand makes each peel in small batches in New York, so you know you’re getting the freshest vital ingredients (and not something that has been sitting on the shelf for years!)