My Favourite Peeling Face Masks

Peeling Masks

I’m a big fan of a peeling mask as I find they suit my skin really well. I don’t really like to use very scrubby type products on my skin as it’s sensitive and tends to aggravate my mild case of Rosacea. As I result I’ve developed a collection of enzyme/peeling type products to help exfoliate and brighten my skin. Here’s a round up of my favourites.

4 – Philosophy Microdelivery Peel

I think this would be my least favourite of the bunch as it does contain a scrubby element but it’s still a great treatment for smoothing and brightening skin. There’s a pot of a vitamin c enriched scrub which you apply all over your face then after a minute or so add a teaspoon of the liquid lactic acid. It’s really effective though at brightening and not to harsh on my gentle skin. This ain’t cheap though at €76! You can read my full review of it here.

3 – Ziaja Sensitive Enzyme Peeling

If you haven’t tried Ziaja where have you been! They do such good quality skincare at bargain prices. This is a cream texture fruit enzyme based mask. It contains the same papain enzyme as the Elemis one but in smaller amounts. It leaves skin feeling smooth and moisturised and costs less than a fiver! You can read my detailed review here.

2 – Ren Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask

This mask is a close second and mainly because I find this a bit tingly on my skin sometimes but you can really feel it working. This contains a combination of fruit enzymes in a mask that is kind of a sticky balm. This does a good job at brightening skin but also firms things up a bit. It does smell a bit funny to me though. This costs €28, you can read my full review of it here.

1- Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

Probably no surprise that this one is my top pick, I have loved this for years! This is a cream based fruit enzyme mask that does a great job of smoothing and brightening skin but also leaves it feeling moisturised and soothed. I have a lot of red in my skin but it visibly calms down after using this mask. It’s a perfect formula for my dry and sensitive skin. It’s not especially cheap at €38 but worth every penny in my book! You can read my full review here which happens to be one of the first ever review on my little blog.

So that’s a roundup of my favourite peeling masks for brighter skin. Let me know if you have one that you love!

6 thoughts on “My Favourite Peeling Face Masks

  1. Aundrea

    Huge fan of the Ziaja peels. Such great value for money. I’ve literally just ordered the REN! I’ll be looking into the Elemis but to be honest I’ve been quite let down with their products… Maybe this could be the one I’ve been waiting for lol… Fab post lovely xx

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thanks Aundrea! You will love the REN can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I really have a soft spot for the Elemis though xx

  2. Nora

    I don’t find the Ziaja does much for me at all, I never notice any difference after using but the Elemis sounds lovely as sounds like it would be right up my street!

  3. Paula

    The Ziaja one is on my list to try. My current go-to enzyme mask is the Skin Essentials by Mariga Enzyme Exfoliator, I started using it a couple of years ago and keep coming back to it as nothing else comes close for me.


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