Wednesday, August 19, 2020

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

I have been trying lately to focus on trying out more local and Canadian brands! Especially during covid, it seems like a really important time to support local businesses!

I have been wanting to go see Annie at XO Treatment Room for a long time and it will certainly be my next facial - the reviews are fantastic! In addition to facials and peels, Annie makes her own line of skincare that really focuses on the science and chemistry for some highly acclaimed products! Also, all the products are leaping bunny certified cruelty free. 

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel
I purchased this product myself

XO Treatment announced this adorable FruitFace Capsule Collection - basically the Fruit Face is here to lift your spirits and elevate your summer skin care routine since you can't go on that Summer vacation this year! The capsule collection is all about refreshing your face with lightweight products that keep the pores clean, and smelling good enough you could drink them (but don't!) I've made it pretty clear that I loooove fruity skincare, so I could not resist trying something out! This collection came with a Watermelon Hydrating Gel, Fruit Basket Antioxidant Lotion, and Pineapple Exfoliating Gel and since I have a ton of lotions to get through, I had to pick up the pineapple gel! 

Also, I typically test out products for a little longer before sharing, but this is gentle and my experience has been really good that I thought I would share before these run out - this is a limited edition product and the last post I saw was that they were 85% sold out, so if you're interested, I would pick one up soon! 

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

XO Treatment Room Pineapple Exfoliating Gel ~ $83.00 CAN. This leave-on exfoliating serum channels the power of the pineapple, rich in naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids. Apply to clean, dry skin and let rest for five minutes, allowing the skin time to exfoliate and increase the rate of cell renewal. When this step is complete do not rinse, your skin is prepped and ready to deeply absorb the remaining products in your skin care routine, maximizing their benefits and leaving you with bright, juicy skin. 

I thought this was a rinse off exfoliator, so I thought it was really interesting that this is a leave on treatment! This gel has a ph level of 4 and is made of a ton of fruit extract that have natural AHAs in them to gently refresh the skin leaving it nice and bright! This is gentle enough to be used daily.

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

I personally love incorporating a chemical exfoliant in my routine, I use them at least 3-4 times per week, and I have a strongly AHA & BHA combo that I use every couple of weeks. One thing to note is that because this has AHAs, it should not be used with other acids.

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

To use this product: wash face, dry skin, apply exfoliating gel to face (I used two pumps for my whole face and it was the perfect amount), let it rest on the skin for five minutes, then apply the rest of your skincare routine!A few things to remember - make sure you use an SPF of at least 30 while using this product and don't use it with other acids. 

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

I've personally used this in my nighttime routine a few times since I got it - about 3 times per week and I've really enjoyed using it! First, this smells amazing!!! The mix of orange, lemon and pineapple extract make it smell like a delicious fruit salad and it's so lovely to apply. It applied well and absorbed really nicely in the skin - I applied some good serums, oils and moisturizers after and my skin looked clear, refreshed and bright the next morning! So happy with the results - I love that it's gentle and easy to use; but, effective! 

XO Treatment Room - Pineapple Exfoliating Gel

I was so impressed with the formula of this product and it has me really excited to try more from XO Treatment Room (I have a little more a stockpile in some categories to get through and I'm trying not to overload myself too much, so I still have to wait a while!), but I'm also really excited to treat myself to a facial soon for some serious magic! 

8 comments :

  1. It's interesting that it's a leave-on exfoliator, I'm so used to rinsing them off. And I can imagine how good this smells with it's fruity concoction, I'll definitely be checking out her products :)

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    1. I'm used to rinsing them off too, so I was happy to try something different and impressed!

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  2. Sounds like an amazing product, I will keep an eye on it in case it goes on sale!

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  3. This sounds so nice. Just the way you describe the scent sounds amazing. I'm so glad it's working out for you

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    1. The scent is sooo amazing and the product is so good!

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  4. I specifically look for exfoliators that I leave on! Those seem to be the most effective for me!

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    1. I've never tried one that I leave on and I love it!

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