REVIEW: Omorovicza Copper Peel
Isn’t it funny how we have a pre-conceived idea of a product? We immediately dismiss it, even if we read tons of positive reviews. My problem with Omorovicza Copper Peel, has always been three-fold:
This foaming two-phase peel, combining a blue copper paste and a lactic acid activator, polishes and smoothes complexion and visibly reduces pore size for a brighter, more even skin tone.
A bright blue/green. Similar (by design?) to verdigris, which is the shade obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates.
Daft (and highly inaccurate) as it sounds, these three things lead me to believe that this peel was ‘hardcore’ exfoliation, only for those with tough, robust skin. None of the reviews mentioned anything about irritation or after use soreness, but I still thought it would be too much for my sensitive, rosacea prone skin.
THEN I READ THIS REVIEW
This is my favourite exfoliating treatment! It’s effective but still works on my sensitive rosacea skin. It helps me especially after outbreaks of rosacea, making my skin smooth again. I don’t use it on my neck so I get two uses out of each tube – Gabriela.
That’s me, I thought, so went ahead and bought the 8 tube set for £55.00 (which cost me £42.00 because I used 13 Pengo points – earned via the official Omorovicza website). Still, I did fret, £42.00 is a huge amount, especially if it didn’t work.
Fortunately, not only does it do exactly what it promises, I also manage to eek out 3½ uses from each tube (like Gabriela, I don’t use it on my neck). Admittedly, the last treatment (you have to cut the tubes up to scoop every last bit of product out), will only be enough for a targeted ‘T’ section peel, but that still gives you 14 applications and, used twice a week, that’s 7 weeks of treatments.
I think you can never be too cautious with peeling treatments, so I tried it on the back of my hands first. A treatment I’ll repeat once a month because they felt so smooth afterwards.
HOW TO USE
Apply a generous (don’t go crazy, a thin layer will do) amount of Copper Peel paste to dry skin on the face and neck. Avoid contact with eyes and lips.
The scent is faintly ‘spa like’ but interestingly, the fragrance isn’t as strong as other Omorovicza products. I was expecting the paste to feel very gritty, and although it is slightly grainy, it’s very gentle.
Apply generous (easy there!) amount of Copper Peel activator onto the Copper Peel paste; gently massage the resulting white lather, using circular motions, for 2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
This too is foolproof, although 2 minutes can feel surprisingly long! My super sensitive skin was barely pink afterwards.
I loved the immediate softness and smoothness, without any feeling of tightness (a common problem with exfoliators). But I also noticed that my eyebrows which are naturally very fair, were almost white. This really shows me how gentle, yet effective the peel is. Subsequent uses produce the same result, it feels like you’ve just had a spa treatment, not a peel.
I haven’t noticed a huge change in pore size appearance, (you can’t physically make pores smaller, but you can make them look smaller when your skin is super clean), but I’m only 4 treatments (2 weeks) along so we’ll see.
Sealing Tubes: Each tube contains product for two or three applications. To seal the tube, reverse the end piece (that breaks off when opening) and use as a stopper.
Oh, this is just impossible! I could not get the stopper (used every which way), to fit back into the tube. In the end I resorted to my reliable old standby, clingfilm. Make sure the tubes are propped upright though, the blue paste won’t spill out, but the clear liquid activator gel will.
I love this peel treatment and only wish I’d bought it sooner. I haven’t used loads of Omorovicza products (I’ve got 3 sachets of the Blue Diamond Super Cream – full price £275.00 for 50ml, which I’m saving for a rainy day), but the ones I have used, the cleansing balm; mud masks; night cream and a couple of the moisturisers, have all been superb and I feel, worth the very expensive price tag. Although the jury’s still out regarding the foaming cleanser and mist which though lovely and indulgent, feel a little overpriced.
Copper Peel is a step up from other exfoliators, it’s lovely to use and the smoothing and brightening results are immediate. It’s also gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
The best value is £90.00 for 16 tubes (just over 3 months of treatments). Plus a choice of 3 sample sachets.
I buy my Omorovicza products from the official site to collect Pengo Points, but I also keep a close eye on Bath & Unwind who now and then run great value Omorovicza’s offers.