Recently I was invited by Le Metier de Beaute to preview their new at-home facial peel at my nearest Nieman Marcus counter. This Saturday afternoon, I stopped by the Neiman Marcus on 737 North Michigan Ave. to see what what it was all about.
The Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set (shown above) is a 15 minute at-home salicylic and glycolic acid facial peel designed to give professional spa-like results. The peel is a two step process that can be used once a week. The CHEM-60 Pro-Peel is the first step, which can be applied for 60 seconds (or up to five minutes). Its purpose is to desquamate skin cells. After washing off with warm water, the GLOW10ai mask is applied. The mask has a white glue-like appearance and a thick consistency. It should be applied thickly, as it will help peel off the upper skin layers and unclog pores. It takes around fifteen minutes to completely dry, at which point you can pull it off. I had a test patch run on my hand, and indeed it did result in a brightened and smoothened appearance. Although the treatment did seem to work, I was not offered an actual facial peel experience so I cannot report those results at this time.
While at there, I did dabble in a few pieces of makeup since this was my first time at a Le Metier de Beaute counter. I was hoping to try the famed LMdB Corinthian, but sadly it was missing from the shadow selection. I did receive a nice touch-up with the Powder Rouge in Fresh, which was very pretty. I also got to try Purple Haze, which I recognized as a popular limited edition item from the Ken Downing collection from Fall 2011.
I asked a few questions about the other skincare in Le Metier's line (shown above), as my sales associate was quite knowledgeable about skincare. I learned about the Daily Refresh Tonic and Daily Renew cleanser. Both have a gorgeous peppermint scent, which I really liked. I'll keep these in mind for the future.
The Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set ($260 for 4-5 uses) is available for presale and should be available at counters by November. From a product perspective, I think this may be worth a look if you are a fan of Le Metier de Beaute skincare. As for my first experience at a LMdB, I have mixed feelings. I was excited to take part, brought my camera and came prepared to report on an experience. Unfortunately, there had been a mixup with my appointment time. My experience ended up being a more like a customer question session, instead of a facial product experience. It was different than I had expected, but I still had a good time. Should I have ever the chance to try the peel again, I'll know what to do. Thanks for reading! Have you had the chance to try the new Le Metier CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai or LMdB skincare? What are your favorite peels?
Disclosure: I was invited to partake in this experience by the company's PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.