I realize that I’m overwhelmed by all the products I’ve accumulated these last years, months and days that I became more and more selective in my collabs. However when Mon Vanity Ideal offered me to try this product, I accepted for several reasons that I’m going to detail throughout this post: The technique, the packaging, and where it’s from!
V10Plus is a brand from… Japan! I don’t talk about Japanese cosmetics a lot on the blog, so I found that it was the perfect occasion to get deeper into J-Beauty.
Created by Mrs. Akiko Yokota, the flagship products of the brand are small colored serums that try to cover the maximum needs, to build the perfect personal, unique skincare routine.
I haven’t been able to find the exact time of creation or release, only that an improvement of these serums took place in 2007.
I was looking for a date because these serums look A LOT like the ones from Korean brand It’s Skin and I wanted to know who copied the other…
Naughty! Still, it’s okay for us customers as long as we have choices , right? ;)
V10Plus Water Based Peeling
Let’s not go too far from the subject of the day, since it’s a review of the brand’s water-based peeling. It visually has nothing to do with small multicolored serums: Its mint with small drawings of wheat and seaweed tube reveals a golden logo and pink directions. It is very cute and full, very Japanese… I love it!
At first glance, we can read that it is a water-based exfoliating mask with rice bran and seaweed extracts. (
So it’s not wheat drawn on the tube hahaha)
Discover the differences between chemical exfoliation (peeling) and mechanical exfoliation (scrub) in this article ~
Did you do your homework? For those who didn’t, a peeling will help get rid of small dead skin thanks to acids that will smoothly take off the dead cells.
The terms “chemical” and “acid” shouldn’t scare you at all by the way, and you should also remember that this peel is water-based, that means very soft. ;)
At second glance this time, we learn that this V10Plus Water Based Peeling is formulated without parabens, chemical fragrances, artificial colors and without mineral oil.Aqua, Glycerin, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dicocodimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Bromide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Brain Extract, Algae Extract, Butylene Glycol [/ su_spoiler ]
A lot of gibberish, not a lot of ingredients we're used to see since this peeling uses an uncommon process.
How to use? Nothing more simple: On cleansed and dry skin, quickly apply a small amount of product on the entire face and let it sit for 5 seconds. Yes. 5 SECONDS. As for me, I rather wait 10 or 15 seconds and my skin broke out or whatsoever. Do as you please, under reasonable circonstances.
However, I advise you to avoid the eye area because on one hand, this area is very thin and doesn't necessarily need to be exfoliated, and on the other hand even if the product isn't formulated with any artificial fragrance, it smells like alcohol. The fragrance is quite strong, but it fades quickly. Just be warned!
The product is clear and liquefies immediately on the skin for a very easy application. Once the few seconds passed, gently massage your face... to see small fluff of dead skin mixed in the peeling! Glam.
From the very first use, I can notice its effectiveness: If the fluff are grayish or colored like your foundation, you can be sure that you just did GOOD to your skin haha.
The fact that it is water-based makes the skin intensely soft and it doesn't tug (although obviously,you shouldn't stop your skincare routine here and continue with moisturizing products). Moreover, it leaves the skin significantly softer to the touch, smoother and visibly more radiant. And this from the first use, I said it!
Let say it's a huge YES for this Japanese V10Plus Water Based Peeling, which fulfills all its promises in addition to being cute, practical and fun to use.
Now you'll basically HATE me because you can purchase it for... €58. A hell of a lot, I admit it.
Have you ever tried water-based peels or chemical peels? What do you think of this one? I'm curious !