Tuesday 3 June 2014

The Body Deli radiance enzyme superfood peel review

This past month of constant revision has really been tough on me, and yet surprisingly, my skin has been looking better than ever. First of all I managed to get a good basic routine going (more on that very soon), and for once I have been making sure to be consistent with using a face mask.

If your basic routine is not good, no matter how wonderful your weekly treatments are, you won't see long term benefits. However once you have cleanser/toner/moisturiser combo that works for you, a right face mask can take you from happy feeling skin to red carpet ready, within weeks.

As my skin has always been combo with oilier tendencies during the summer, the face masks I tend to go for have mostly been clay based (normally of the just add water variety). And yes they do wonders for my skin, but I was getting a little bored (and that also means not using them as often as I should).

When A beautiful world introduced the Body deli range (that has been on my wish list for awhile), I had some serious choices to make. I wanted to get most of what was on offer, but I have been doing this new thing, where you only buy what you need (I know sensible shopping is such an alien concept to me). As a non-clay based face mask was the only thing missing from my beauty shelves, the radiance enzyme superfood peel was the most natural choice.

If I am perfectly honest the word peel in the title did give me pause. I associate it with acid peels and horribly red skin of past experiences. What made me look past this was the ingredients list:

  • New Zealand +20 UMF Active Manuka Honey
  • L. Acidophilus
  • L. Bulgaricum
  • L. Leichmanni
  • L. Lactis
  • L.Caseii
  • L. Caucasicus
  • L. Fermenti
  • L. Plantarum
  • L. Brevis
  • L. Helveticus
  • B. Bifidum
  • B. Subtilis
  • B. Licheniformis
  • S. Boulardii
  • Amalase
  • Protease
  • Lipase
  • Papain
  • Bromelain
  • *Acerola Berry
  • *Camu Camu Berry
  • *Barley Grass Juice
  • *Wheat Grass Juice
  • *Oat Grass Juice
  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella
  • Dunaliella
  • Kelp
  • Dulse
  • *Carrot Juice
  • *Beet Juice
  • *Brocolli Juice
  • *Kale Juice
  • *Spinach Juice
  • Graviola
  • Goji Berry
  • Hawthorne Berry
  • Schizandra Berry
  • Nopal Cactus
  • Citric Acid

I absolutely love cleansing with Manuka honey, especially in the summer, it makes a huge difference to my skin, but this mask is so much better than just pure honey.

First of all the jar is not huge, I have been using it twice a week for close to 3 months and I am about half way through. If you decide to use it once weekly it will last you longer, but for me I will need to replace it every 5-6 months. Personally I think that is about right for non-powder masks, and with the a beautiful world loyalty scheme, there is always a chance that I will get to save some money of the product.

The texture is thick and sticky, just like you would expect honey to be, apart from the fact that it is green. Be prepared to look like a swamp monster. The first time I used it, I could only detect the scent of honey, until I started to wash the mask off, then I noticed a subtle green juice smell (like if you just juiced some leafy vegetables). Now I always smell both scents at the same time, and it is very tricky not to lick my face, I would not use this mask if I was hungry.

Application is simple, you scoop some product out and spread it over clean skin (you want the layer to be fairly generous for best results), keep it on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with warm water. I use it in the evenings before washing my hair, that way I am not too worried about how closely the mask got to my hair line, and I let the shower do the honours of removing it.

Unlike what you could normally expect from a peel there is no stinging during use and no redness once you remove it. My skin looks fresh like after a spa treatment. I also noticed it is very good at preventing blemishes, I had one forming that completely disappeared overnight after a session with the enzyme peel. And overall my skin has been very clear, probably partly due to the rest of my routine, but nothing to do with my diet (my diet the past month has been terrible, far too many takeaways and unhealthy snacks)

I find it difficult to comment on whether or not my complexion has become "illuminated", however it really does look much healthier and more even toned. I don't attribute all the changes solely to the mask, but I feel that it has been a big part of it and it is now an essential part of my routine. Plus it helps that I enjoy using it, means I don't skip any days. The enzyme peel is full of antioxidants, which should help a little with reversing some of the sun damage, making it a great choice for summer weekly treatments.

I was so impressed with this product that I have added a few other body deli goodies to my collection, and even more to my wish list


  1. I love the body deli micro fusion scrub, you've persuaded me that I need this too haha! It sounds lovely, great review :)

    1. thank you so much. I have the scrub but haven't gotten round to using it yet, if the mask is anything to go by it should be awesome :) xx

  2. Nice review miss! would love to try some of Bodi deli products.....they all look fab! x

    1. Thank you very much, they look great and smell even better ;)

  3. Sounds wonderful, would love to try this! x

    1. I hope you do, it is a very enjoyable product xx

  4. This sounds great Tammy! I really like the Body Deli and I like the fact that there was no tingling as I am quite sensitive Xx

    1. Yeah I think body Deli is my new obsession, it is definetely a good choice for sensitive skin xx

  5. This sounds amazing and that ingredients list is quite something! I haven't tried their products yet but desperately want to and I think this is top of my list now :) x

    1. I know right, is it a mask or is it a smoothie? I am really enjoying their line but the mask is really special xx