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Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel

You can trust the pioneers of in-office peels. Philosophy created the microdelivery one-minute purifying enzyme peel for a gentle, yet effective way to keep your skin glowing and in optimal condition. The unique formula contains lactic and salicylic acids, combined with natural enzymes and a fruit acid complex to deeply exfoliate the skin and inspire a faster rate of cell turnover, while multiple antioxidants help protect skin. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are diffused. Skin’s overall tone, texture and firmness are improved to reveal a brighter, smoother, more radiant complexion.

Key features

  • Lactic/Salicylic acid activating gel, 2 Ounce
  • Vitamin C/Peptide resurfacing crystals, 2 Ounce

Honest reviews


Whole Philosophy Line Disappointing ; (

This product feels wonderful when you first wash it off but no lasting or visual effects. Bought other Philosophy products that did not live up to the hype around this product. Was pleasantly surprised with the scent of Grace, but it doesn’t last either. Hope in a Jar, When Hope is not enough, and neck creme did not do anything for me either.

Aisha Hays, KS

I wish I didn’t have to write this… AWFUL

This product is NOT for everyone. If you have sensitive skin or don’t want to risk a massive breakout, stay away.I’ve used a lot of skin products, and quite a few by philosophy as well. My skin can be problematic at times, but usually it is pretty balanced and normal- not particularly sensitive. Well, I bought and used this product due to the great reviews, and it dried my skin out and made me break out. I had flakes peeling off as well as several zits. It was close to my period so I figured that might have been responsible, and since I paid so much for the product and it got such great reviews I tried it one more time. Boy am I SORRY!!! It has been three weeks and my face is still covered in acne, with red splotches and dry patches that are taking much longer than usual to heal. My friend asked what had happened to my face and when I told her she said she had experienced something similar with this product. If you have sensitive or dry skin, definitely stay away. Everyone else should proceed with caution.I hate to give philosophy a bad review, but my skin was great and now it is destroyed…

Hillary Forsan, TX

Can’t (won’t) live without!

I love, love this peel. I am 26 and have suffered from acne prone skin since I was a teenager. I always have hyperpigmentation. I wanted it to fade faster, so I stumbled across this one day, and everywhere I looked gave it fantastic reviews, so I took a deep breath and spent the money to get it. And, my goodness, is it amazing! I use it 1 or 2 times a week. Not once has it made me breakout and it is super gentle. Every time I use it, I am still amazed at how my skin feels…when I am rinsing it off, my hand just kind of slides off of my face – there is no friction! It’s great. It fades my scars faster, but it is something that is hard for me to gauge, I am the fairest of the fair (thank you to my Scottish grandmother), to the point that no one makes a shades of foundation that is a perfect match, so needless to say, my scars last forever.My skin and face feel great after using this, it doesn’t cause flare-ups of acne, my make up goes on soo much smoother after the treatment, my face feels clean and refreshed, it’s all a win-win.I will say that the two steps can be a little cumbersome. But it’s worth it. Oh! And I didn’t even mention the smell, the orange crystals smell like orange frosting to me – it’s amazing.It is highly rated for a reason and a permanent staple in my cabinent (unfortunatly, I can’t say that for much).

Christi Warba, MN

Safe for sensitive skin

I am in my 30’s and have acne prone, oily and yet sensitive skin. I have tried everything under the sun to help, including pills and creams from the dermatologist. ALL of them have terrible side effects. (retin-A makes me peel constantly, and instantly ages me 10 years because of dry peeling skin on my face) I have tried Murad, Pro-Active, Neutragena, and many many more. Many will help at first, but then end up breaking out from a sensitivity from something or they make me oily or dry or whatever. So frustrating… especially because I want to focus on anti-aging as well an anti-acne…but super sensitive skin prevented that….till Philosophy. I started with their cleanser and a sample of the moisturizer…after a week I decided to buy the moisturizer…but still needed something for exfoliation. I love this peel. I also use the microdelivery face wash once a day. Neither one has broken me out or caused any extra sensitivity. Using this peel has cleared my face of blackheads and clogged pores, and helped with fine lines and yet hasn’t dried my skin out or irritated it at all. I saw where someone else had commented that you can get the same exact ingredients from the Olay Regenerist scrub, same scent and all….I would agree to an extent…I used the olay line, it dried me out, made me peel and caused some sensitivity issues. Now, maybe it was a combination of whatever products I used before, but because of my sensitive skin, I will not take any chances. This works for me, has great results and doesn’t irritate my skin or clog my pores, so I am sold! I highly recommend this peel/scrub for a once or twice a week exfoliation to help with anti-aging or clogged pores.

Leila Greenfield, CA

Gentle Peel

If you have very sensitive skin and you are a newbie to peels…this would be the perfect peel for you. I have extremely sensitive skin and have now reached the age where my skin isn’t so smooth…this peel does not irritate my skin and leaves it so soft. Also…the smell is great! However, if you have deep lines, scars, etc… on your face, this peel will not be strong enough for you.

Toni Bellmont, IL


I bought this in The Care Package set, and it is my favorite of all the products. My skin was changed in one use! It was so soft and plump, even my hands where I had applied the product felt the same way!!There are, however, faults to this product. It says to remove with a washcloth, but i found this very difficult and actually quite painful because of how tender my skin was after the peel. The grains from the first step can be very harsh when trying to remove it. Also, I wish the bottle of the step 2 was clear. I found myself trying very hard not to run out of step 2 product before finishing the product from step 1, because then where would I be with a bunch of step 1 product without anything to activate it?! It was impossible to do this, however, since I had no idea how much remained in the bottle. Also, for some reason, when I applied the second product on it never foamed up like they said it would.

Allene Wellston, OH

Smaller pores, less blackhead, and smooth/soft skin

I feel like this product produces the same result as a $200 peal from a medical spa. Smaller pores, less blackhead, and smooth/soft skin

Polly Roann, IN

Nice cleansing product

I like this product for periodic medium-deep cleaning. It seems to work well and exfoliates nicely while cleaning. I use a few times a week and it doesn’t dry out my skin but leaves my face feeling refreshed and really clean.

Ana Lahaina, HI

Best way to exfoliate for brighter skin

This has always been my favorite exfoliate for my face. I use twice weekly and love the smoothness I get. Gently massage the crystals, don’t press too hard or your face will feel like carpet rash.

Angelia Ellenton, FL



Britney Northfield, MN


I have been using this product for about 2 years and I love it. Nothing gets skin smoother than this microdelivery peel without burning or stinging. Another one of the Philosophy products I cannot imagine being without. Just nice to find it at a tiny discount.

Marilyn Delanson, NY


The product is awesome ! Leaves your skin feeling very clean and soft. My only issue is that originally the description stated 4oz , which was supposed to be for each bottle, but i received 2 bottles of 2oz each. This CAN however be purchased in the 4oz at other sites.

Joan Brockway, PA

The Best

This is the best peel I’ve ever used. I’ve used it for years and it keeps my skin soft and smooth in a short mount of time and inexpensively.

Latoya Benson, IL