I was send this for review but if you wanted to buy it then you can check it out at the Klara Cosmetics website where it retails for $34.95 or you can contact their stockists to see when it will be available in store (note: Klara Cosmetics is also sold at some Coles stores).
UPDATE: I also saw these in Priceline the other day :)
So what is this Reset Gel? Well it claims to do the following:
This is described on the Klara Cosmetic website as follows:
"Meet Reset! The new groundbreaking gel innovation formulated to mimic an instant microdermabrasion in a bottle. The unique formula contains French Honey. Bamboo and Olive Extract. Reset exfoliates your skin, unblocks and tighten pores and diminishes the appearance of fine lines instantly!
Reset gives your skin a new surface that is radiant, smooth, renewed and ready for any subsequent applications including makeup or skin care. Suitable for face and body, Used behind the scenes in Australian fashion runways and premier events, this celebrity secret is now available for you."
The packaging looks like this mysterious scifi space-aged black and silver pill shaded container, but in reality its just a light plastic container with a pump applicator. The pump dispenses a small amount of product and I find that I need two pumps for my entire face. I find that this is best to apply at a small area at a time.
The product itself is really intriguing. It is a gel that you apply to clean dry skin (so apply this after you have cleansed and dried your face and before any serum or moisturiser) and after a few seconds of working the gel into your skin you will notice that these little balled up chunky things form. This is due to the chemical reaction that helps shed dead skin cells and creates a very effective gentle exfoliating effect. Once this has occurred you either wipe it off or wash it off and then continue with the rest of your skincare and/or makeup routine.
The thing that is very interesting about this is that when you hear of a chemical reaction you might instantly think that this will hurt or sting, but it just feels like you are working in a gel that just turns into water. This is designed to be used 3 times a week.
After using this for two weeks I can definitely say that this is a great product to use if you want smoother skin with without any harsh abrasive products. Have I noticed the other claims such as evening skin tone, correcting blemishes, tightening pores and reducing fine lines? No, but I have only been using this for a couple of weeks. I have been using this in the mornings before I apply my skincare and makeup on those days where I feel like skin is a little dull and uneven, and this Reset Gel helps create a nice smooth canvas for applying makeup.
I know that this isn't the first "peeling gel", so it's definitely not something just Klara Cosmetics came up with themselves (they are especially popular in South Korea and Japan) BUT this is the first I have heard of it in Australia and it's also quite affordable.
I would recommend this to people who want an exfoliating effect without the abrasive effect.
What do you think of this Reset Gel? Would you try it?