I have used Ishizawa Lab Mangosteen Peeling Gel quite a bit now, thought it’d be bout time I talked a little about it. It is one of the very first peeling gels I used and still love quite a bit.
I really love the convenient pump style bottle (150ml), so much better than most of the squeeze tubes with flip caps. This peeling gel is produced by Ishizawa lab. Japanese peeling gels tend to be much more expensive in comparison to Korean ones, but they also work great!
From the photos you can see there are tiny little beads in the gel. This gel has a great texture and isn’t runny like many others around. The scent is a really fake mangosteen smell but that can be overlooked. With all peeling gels with those familiar, use after the washing/cleansing step on dry face. 3-4 pumps is sufficient to cover the entire face. Not that much is needed, don’t over use! 2-3 times a week removes all the dead skins and keep the dullness at bay and my skin feels baby smooth. Pat on the gel all over, let it sit for 15-30 seconds then begin to massage. Massage for a good 1-2 minutes and you will notice the gel will begin to form little white clumps (look down). This is your dead skins being collected by the gel. Gross huh? But that’s how you will know it’s working. Overtime as the skin gets better with regular use, it may become less prominent as the skin gets use to the regular removal or dead skins and promotes healthy skin regeneration.
Honestly, after buying this a few times now, I still feel it is easily one of the better peeling gels around if you don’t mind the more expensive cost of it, but you get what it’s worth totally. Way overpriced on Amazon, try to hunt Ebay instead. Using a shopping service you can get them on rakuten, amazon japan or ishizawa lab website.
If you’re interested in other of peeling gels around I’ve made some little post on various types and where to get them : korean peeling gel : japanese peeling gel : taiwan peeling gel. Some links may be outdated by now, you get the idea. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about them.