DERMA-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel

Brighter days make me want brighter skin and DERMA-E has a new product that promises to deliver and then some. The Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel ($23.95) features two main ingredients that not only brighten skin but also reduce fine lines and wrinkles…and I’m not saying no to that, not in this universe or any other, that’s for sure.

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DERMA-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel

So what are the ingredients that are fighting this very righteous fight? The Vitamin C that is in the name is a proven skin brightener. It evens out skin tone, lightening any areas of discoloration and hyperpigmentation. The entire jar of peel looks and smells like a thick soup of Vitamin C, with its orange color and citrus fruit peel puree consistency. The Vitamin C is stable so it keeps its efficacy before absorbing into your skin. The ingredient that fights fine lines and wrinkles is Alpha Hydroxy Acid. The formula is made with Fruit Stay C-50, glycolic and lactic acids and lemon extract.  The exfoliating mixture dissolves dead skin cells and promotes collagen production.

DERMA-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel

This peel is easy to use. You just apply a very thin layer to face, neck, décolleté, and tops of hands once a week – or twice, if your skin can handle it. Leave it on for about five minutes, then remove. Removal can be done using cool water or else DERMA-E recommends using the little spoon that comes with the peel to help remove it while massaging the skin. I am not quite sure what they mean…the spoon doesn’t really massage all that well, and it doesn’t really help remove the peel.  I do find that it is terrific for spooning out the peel for application, because you shouldn’t be dipping your fingers into the jar. But do what works for you!

DERMA-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel mini spoon

DERMA-E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel

Follow the peel with your favorite moisturizer. You will find that your skin is ultra smooth and definitely brighter, even after the first use. This is a great skin brightener – I’ve used the about 2/3 of the jar and I know I will be finishing it soon! You can find Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel and other DERMA-E products at ULTA.  – Lisa

Ingredients:  Purified Water, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (Sugar Starch), Glycolic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Phytic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Lactic Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, , Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77492,CI 77491), Jojoba Esters, Orange Terpenes.


  1. This sounds like a peel that I would really like a lot!

  2. I would LOVE to try this C peel! Wow ??

  3. When I saw vit c in the title I instantly got excited as it’s one of my favorite skincare ingredients! I have to try this peel!

  4. I love DermaE and vitamin C so I’m sure I would love this peel!

  5. I love Vit C products! But I agree with you, I don’t See how the spoon enhances the facial, but like you said, it’s great for scooping out product!

  6. Kathryne says

    I’m a fan of most derma e products so I am pretty sure that I will like this.

  7. I haven’t tried a peel before! I think I’d be using my hands and not the spoon to remove too lol. I love those little spoons for getting product out of the jar!

  8. I haven’t seen this peel before. I’m into vitamin C for my skin. It sounds nice!

  9. I just got this peel in a goodie bag, I wasn’t sure about trying it but your review has clinched it!

  10. Jen Walker says

    This sounds nice! I wonder if it is better to use the peel or use a Vitamin C that soaks into the skin. May have to try this one out!

  11. Sounds great! I love Vitamin C and I love masks, so I have a feeling I wold love this product!

  12. My Nail Polish Obsession says

    I have been using vitamin C serum under my moisturizer but I love how this product sounds.

  13. My skin absolutely loves anything with Vitamin C so I’m dying to this line line from Derma e! The texture looks perfect for the upcoming Summer months!

  14. I’ve been trying to work more VitaC in my skin care, and I love Derma e!

  15. I love using those little spoons for getting products out but don’t know about massaging the product in that way. Sounds interesting though.