It's been over a month since FSS sent me their latest project to sample. Even though I didn't use it for 30 days straight, I have enough experience with the product to form a solid opinion.
🌠 Exfoliates dead skin cells for a glowy, radiant look. Helps with hyperpigmentation, dullness, collagen production.
🌠 8% glycolic acid, 1% lactic acid, 1% malic acid • Matrixyl 3000
🌠 Bright orange, translucent, runny liquid that's thicker than water, very easy to spread on the skin. Smells a little sharp but it won't linger.
🌠 Ｗｈａｔ Ｉ ｔｈｉｎｋ
Based on 21 days of consecutive use, I consider FSS Project X as a hydrating, mild chemical exfoliant.
When they reached to me and asked if I wanted to be part of this trial, I was shocked to hear that I was going to use a 10% AHA serum. Like, that's quite potent. I can't even use the popular 7% glycolic acid exfoliant—take a guess—so I could only hope for the best.
Imagine how surprised I am to find out that Project X didn't burn or tingle at all!
Even with daily use, I never find it to be irritating, which further reduced the risk for overexfoliation.
I did a simple pH strip test, and found the pH value to be approx. 5 to 5.5. Of course this doesn't reflect the formulation and effects as a whole, but I'm relieved to hear that Project X is a weak acid. Otherwise, I don't think I would be able to use it for 3 weeks straight!
Moreover, chemical exfoliation is still a new concept in Indonesia. With all the do's and don'ts, it's better to start slow when it comes to chemical exfoliation.
I didn't notice any extreme changes immediately. Over time, I do see some PIH + PIE fading, and my face felt plump, smooth, free from dry patches. I still need to apply serum and moisturizer over it which is acceptable in my book.
Verdict? 4 out of 5. I still need a stronger acid for bi-weekly peels, but Project X is a gentler option for frequent use!
*gifted for trial, not in exchange for anything
*opinions are my own