10 Step Skincare: Ettusais Peeling Milk Review

Monday, August 07, 2017

A clean face doesn't mean it's smooth and clear. Double cleansing might remove all the dirt on your face but you still need to peel off the layer of dead skin cells. The key is to exfoliate once or twice a week if possible to help your skin absorb the rest of the products you'll apply.

One of my favorite exfoliators is Ettusais Peeling Milk. I discovered it in Japan last 2013 and obviously, I fell in love with it. Why? Because of the following:
  • it's non-comedogenic
  • it's alcohol-free
  • it's mildly acidic
As the manufacturer claims which I got from The Mochi Skin:
"When life gives us lemons, we make Lemon Extract Glycerin! It softens the skin so that dead skin cells are easily lifted off for crystal clear perfection. Impurities are entwined with Plant-Derived Fibres, instantly firmed up and swept off in 20 seconds flat! This multi-tasking exfoliator triples up as a softener + moisturizing milk + brightener!"

Here's how to use it! After washing your face, make sure it's dry before you apply. What I do is I get a portion on my hand (see below) then I'll dab it on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead. Gently massage each portion in a circular motion for 20 seconds. You can see the effect during the first movement. The milk will produce this residue that will remind you of the remnants of an eraser on paper. Those are actually your dead skin cells and imagine that you produce that every single day so you better take them off as much as you can but not too much. Like I said, once or twice a week will do. You will feel the roughness specifically on the T-zone and perhaps on the parts of your face where you feel dry the most. Make sure to use your lightest fingers which are the middle and ring fingers. Wash off afterward.

As you can see my hand is dry so imagine the dead skin cells I got from it. My hand felt smoother and brighter after using it. I even compared it to my other hand but unfortunately, the shot I took was blurred (because I shot my photos using my Samsung KZoom and that means alternate usage of hands).

I've been using it for years and it's still my go-to exfoliator. It's so mild that I can use it daily but just for a short period. That's why I also recommend it to those who have acne-prone and sensitive skin. It still gives me consistent result: smoother, clearer, and brighter skin. I haven't experienced any bad side effects, breakouts or irritation. Thank God! Plus, it's very matipid. Mine lasted for months or even a year so I don't have to stock up on that much. Since I veer away from scrubs with beads because it can just enlarge your pores even more or scars, it's peeling milk texture is a plus point. It's definitely what I've been looking for, what I need, and it's perfect if you want it to do your routine quickly since you can see immediate results. Sadly, it's not yet available here in the Philippines but when you have the chance to visit Japan or know someone who will, you better grab that chance!

Recommended usage:
  • Use it as your exfoliator or whenever you feel like your skin is rougher than usual.
  • Use it also when your skin is peeling after a sunburn.
  • Use it once or twice a week.
  • Always do it in circular motions and use the lightest fingers.
  • Make sure to clean the cap after using because when the product dries up, it can block the opening.
I hope this helps! Let me know in the comment section below if you've tried this already or if you want to share your go-to exfoliator!

Love lots, xx

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