Review: Obagi Blue Radiance Peel

My resolution to try and post twice a week didn’t go to plan eek! However I’ve been waiting enough time after having the peel done to give an honest opinion of it!

Note: this isn’t the same as the Obagi Blue peel, which stains your face blue for up to 24hours after and has to be performed by a qualified doctor.

 I’m not really a fan of over-expensive skincare and like to stick to a simple and natural regime for my face to combat any skin problems that may arise from using new products. I had this peel done six days ago so I feel like enough time has passed for me to review it but I guess I won’t know any further effects until a few weeks down the line.

In the past I’ve tried salicylic peels which to be honest, did nothing at all for me. They didn’t combat oil production or acne and in all honesty I just felt as though I’d wasted money and time for nothing. Due to this I was apprehensive about the Obagi peel, however my clinic gave me 50% off.

Anyway, back to the actual peel itself. The beautician therapist started with cleaning my face, then she applied one layer of the peel and the burning began. She said that you can do up to three layers but as it was my first time to just go for two. So after layer one, she fanned my face and we went onto layer two! This one burned even more and even though my face was being fanned it felt as though it was on fire. The pain did subside after a few minutes and then it was left on my face for a few minutes more before being washed off and I had a hydrating mask put on me and lastly some tinted moisturiser and my experience was over.

Flash forward two days and my face is peeling, I’m not allowed to exfoliate and no amount of coconut oil is curbing the peeling! I stupidly decided to go out and wear make up which accentuates the dry skin on my face and I’m beginning to regret my decision, but also realizing there is nothing I can do about it!

I’m currently on day six, still have an extremely dry face and in all honesty I have no desire to try this peel again. Obagi markets this as a ‘lunchtime peel’ because they claim there’s no downtime. I feel as though this is extremely untrue and if my face is like this after just one, how would it look after the recommended six peels!

All in all, I’ve noticed absolutely no change in the texture/brightness of my skin and instead of making it glow it’s done the opposite and I’ve had a few breakouts from the harsh chemicals in the peel. I’m beginning to wonder if it was too strong for my young skin (I’m in my early 20s) or just wasn’t right for me.

Let me know if you’re tried this or are planning to!

Obagi Blue Radiance peel is around £100 per peel.

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