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VIOLET CODE APPROVED:

LA MER’S 
THE MICRO PEEL

The brand’s famed Miracle Broth in a gentle overnight peel that delivers dewy radiance, sans redness or irritation.
 

Written ByPATTY TORTOLANI

DISCOVERED

Peels can be scary—we hear you. Their promise of an incandescent glow is often overshadowed by the discomforting imagery the name alone conjures (face burning, skin molting). So when La Mer, the brand known for coddling skin with the beauty equivalent of eight-ply cashmere, let us know they were working on an overnight Micro Peel that provides gentle exfoliation without stripping the skin, we requested that samples be shipped directly from the La Mer lab to the VIOLET LAB.


TESTED

The La Mer experience truly never disappoints. Our early lab samples arrived with all the trappings of pure luxury (the final packaging proved to be even more exquisite). “It looks like a beautiful green juice, so you immediately get the feeling that it’s very nourishing,” says one VIOLET curator. The bi-phase design separates soothing Miracle Broth and Miracle Broth oils from microbubbles that contain a meticulously calibrated blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, and Polyhydroxy Acid. After gently shaking to combine the formula, we swept the emerald-colored liquid across our clean, damp skin using our fingertips, as directed. It felt cool and refreshing with a slight tingle. We followed with a light application of our La Mer moisturizer, and to bed, we went.

Do you know what’s even better than sleeping? Sleeping while exfoliating with La Mer. We woke with the radiant skin of our dreams and any lingering fears from past peel experiences erased from our memories.  Samples immediately went out to the Committee of Industry Experts.

“One thin layer combines the replenishing power of Miracle Broth with a potent combo of three exfoliating greats: AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs. Rounding out the formulation is sesame and eucalyptus oil to offset any dryness and irritation associated with acids, and lime tea concentrate for antioxidant protection.”

—ELIZABETH GRACE HAND, Aesthetician

“LOVE how it leaves your skin soft and glowy.”

—CAMILLE FIELDS, Aesthetician

“This Micro Peel is one of those products where you see immediate results. Not only does it give a gentle exfoliation with no burning sensation, but the suspended oils in the formula give that glowy hydration that everyone wants. Definitely a new staple in my routine!”

—RACHEL RICHMAN, VIOLET GREY Senior Merchandise Manager


APPROVED

So gentle and easy to use, it delivers an instant glow and ensures your skin doesn’t dry out. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a VIOLET editor who isn’t using the overnight treatment weekly. We are pleased to say that La Mer’s The Micro Peel is VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.


VIOLET CODE
approved

The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.