Fresh Faced Exfoliating Peel

Clarify, Refine, Resurface.
30ML / 1 OZ
$85 CAD

Our unique 14% AHA blend combines superstars Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid, with Papaya, Licorice, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C to refine skin texture and tone. This solution works quickly to decongest, minimize pores, and brighten the complexion, giving the lit up from within look. Formulated for gentle, effective, and non-damaging exfoliation that does all the dirty work without disrupting the microbiome or skin barrier. Unlike traditional peels, this one will not sting or burn. Made for all skin types, including sensitive and breakout prone, our peel is essential for keeping skin healthy, clear, and glowing! 


Our Ingredients

Our Ingredients Index

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To Calm

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Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit (Bilberry) extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) extract*, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) extract, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil*, Acacia Senegal Gum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit extract, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Tartaric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Gluconic Acid. 

*Certified Organic


The Glow-Maker: Clarify, Refine & Resurface

Our gentle all natural peel is designed to help you achieve a clear, even, and radiant complexion.

The AHA based solution works to exfoliate, cleanse pores, remove blackheads, smooth skin surface, as well as target hyper-pigmentation and fine lines.

The acids purify and remove buildup, papaya brightens, Vitamin C repairs, while Bilberry and Licorice extracts calm and soothe skin.

This rejuvenating formula is key to maintaining a healthy glow because it supports the microbiome and boosts the moisture barrier.

It's safe for regular at home use without any risk of burning, scarring, or worsening hyper-pigmentation.

We're giving you a better way to exfoliate!  


For PM Use

Use during your PM routine 1-2 times per week on clean dry skin.

Do not apply the solution to wet skin. Apply a thin even layer massaging into skin with fingertips.

Avoid eye area, apply only up to the orbital bone.

Leave on for no more than 5-7 minutes, depending on tolerance.

Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. We always recommend doing a patch test with new products.  


This peel is designed to be gentle but it is highly concentrated, please follow instructions for use carefully.

Do not use direct acids, retinoids, pure or ethylated Vitmain C, or peptides in the same routine as this peel.

This product contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's), use will increase skins sensitivity to sun exposure and may increase the risk of sunburn.

Be sure to wear sunscreen. For external use only. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.

Consult physician prior to use if you have pre-existing medical conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Use within six months of opening.


Follow the Fresh Faced Exfoliating Mask with our Daily Renewal Facial Oil to achieve the ultimate glow. 

Safe & Non-Toxic
Sustainably Sourced
Cruelty Free Certified
Leaping Bunny
Recycleable Packaging

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews

Can’t say enough good stuff- my skin is clear, my old acne spots are fading, I’m looking great!

Nancy B
Love love love

No more grainy scrubs for me- I’m a peel convert! My sensitive skin has never been happier!

Bree Sophia

The BEST exfoliator!! The others I've tried have made me break out because they're way too harsh on my skin. This one is so gentle. My skin always looks soo glowy after. 10/10

A Must Have Exfoliator

I'm so glad I also got this because I've been searching for a facial exfoliator that's non toxic and doesn't strip the natural layers of my face. I'm in love!

Mel J
Beneficial refreshing facial treatment

The Exfoliating Peel is a great addition to the Essentialist Skin Care products. You apply the liquid on your face and wait 5-7 minutes and rinse off. I've noticed after use that my skin feels great, pores are diminished, and overall tone is improved. I finish up with the Essentialist Facial Oil. My face feels moisturized all day. I highly recommend.