Dr. Denese Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel Review

Recently I was sent a new product, Dr. Denese Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel, to keep my skin glowing and those evil flakes at bay.

The Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel is a creamy orange peel that claims to deliver a “brightened, refreshed complexion by deeply exfoliating to reveal smooth, radiant skin that is firm, toned, and glowing, while improving skin’s texture and elasticity in just five minutes.”

It comes in a generous 2oz jar and smells just like orange sherbet (yum!) Unlike most exfoliators, it does not contain any harsh grains or beads. Instead, it contains 3 types of acids – Azelaic Acid from wheat, Lactic Acid from milk and Glycolic Acid from sugar cane – to exfoliate and even out skin tone.

To use the peel, all you have to do is apply it onto dry skin, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes then wash it off with warm water. When I put it on my super thin, sensitive skin, I did experience a mild tingling sensation but the tingling went away soon after I washed it off and my skin was left really smooth and radiant.

I have yet to see any long term effects (I have only been using this for 2 weeks), but if you are looking for the perfect pick-me-up that will deliver instant glowy skin, this is definitely the product you should try out!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hmm I am going to see where I can get this in Vancouver because I am also on the look out for products that compact dull winter skin. I am guessing this is 1-2 times a week treatment? Phyllis update us if you see any long term beneficial effects!

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