Belei promises a renewed, fresh and clean skin thanks to its exfoliating facial peel, with fine granules that promote cell renewal by removing dead cells from the epidermis without damaging the complexion.
Its Swiss formula has the moisturizing and nourishing properties of shea butter and glycerin, and Belei’s star ingredient, aphanizomenon flos-aquae extract, which apparently has the same benefits as retinol, without irritating.
Its active ingredients improve the tone and texture of the skin at the same time, clean the pores in depth and reduce small wrinkles by applying it 1 to 2 times a week.
This product is worth taking a more in-depth look at, so I’m going to take a look at the INCI to see if it’s worth it or not. Then I’ll tell you what I think is Amazon’s option to exfoliate the skin.
If you want to discover their brand, here is a list of all Belei products .
Facial facial peeling analysis
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Kaolin : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics Vitamin C Facial Mask .
- Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Cetearyl Alcohol : Analyzed in the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye eye contour .
- Pumice : Tested in Belei’s Cleansing Mask .
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate : Tested in Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Glyceryl Stearate Citrate : Tested in Kiehl’s Facial Fuel anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Ci 77891 : Analyzed in the Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Cetearyl Isononanoate : Analyzed in Bioderma Sensibio Light cream .
- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Panthenol : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Extract : Tested in Belei’s cleansing foam for normal skin .
- Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate : Analyzed in Natura Siberica Detox Nordic Black Soap .
- Xanthan Gum : Tested in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Sodium Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Potassium Sorbate : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Perfume .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in the Youth Eye Complex from iS Clinical .
Belei facial peeling analysis summary
Despite being an exfoliating peel, they have chosen kaolin clay as one of their most present ingredients. So it has a thick and clayey texture very similar to that of a mask.
This ingredient in addition to cleaning, also exfoliates the epidermis, absorbs oil, reduces shine, and removes all impurities from the pores. Its fine particles also act as a very mild abrasive that removes dead cells, leaving the skin soft and renewed.
But it is not the only thing that provides exfoliation. As with the cleansing mask , they have included pumice, pumice stone powder, a great natural scrub that cleanses and polishes the complexion.
This gentle exfoliation can increase circulation, leaving the complexion with a slight flush that gives a healthy-looking complexion. And of course, it prevents dead cells from accumulating on the surface, so the texture is soft and smooth.
The moisturizing capacity of the Belei peeling is undeniable, as it has several emollients and lubricants that prevent the complexion from drying out.
The most important of these is shea butter, which conditions the skin by helping it retain water and prevent it from drying out . The good thing about shea butter is that its composition is very similar to the natural lipids that we have in the skin, which is why it helps to reinforce the barrier and maintains the structure of the epidermis.
Another good addition is panthenol, a provitamin that lubricates and hydrates in addition to reducing inflammation.
And we come to the most important asset in the formula, the Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae extract, derived from a blue-green algae. I already mentioned before that Belei usually adds it to his products frequently, although he always does it in very low concentrations, as is the case.
As they tell us, its effects are similar to those of retinoids, achieving a complete facial rejuvenation (anti-wrinkle, anti-blemishes, anti-free radical damage), but without the side effects of these, basically irritation, dryness and redness. Although there is still no data to support these results . Its effect is basically as a texture smoother.
Among the ingredients that I don’t like very much are perfume, coloring, a couple of preservatives and a compound that increases viscosity.
Although the latter is not dangerous in itself, it does use benzene for its production, a carcinogenic, toxic, environmentally hazardous and irritant product.
In short, the Belei scrub has some good ingredients that will effectively remove dead skin cells, deep clean pores and moisturize the skin, the job it is entrusted to do well; but it also includes some ingredients that I don’t like.
For example, the preservatives thing is something that usually worries me about the combined effect, and this has a few. I always try to buy cosmetics with the least possible preservatives, and this would not be an option for me.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.