The Cruelty-Free Review

A review of compassionate products, foods, and recipes

Not-So Budget Buy-MyChelle Fruit Fiesta Peel


I truly believe that every once in a while you have to splurge on something that makes you feel good. Whether that’s a new pair of shoes, a massage, or a meal at a fancy restaurant, treating yourself can go a long way to improving your confidence and self-image. My splurges are usually on skincare products, as evidenced here. Most of the time I try to be frugal when I comes to buying skincare items, especially if it is something I use every day. I know there are moisturizers and cleansers out there that cost an arm and a leg and that’s just not a cost I can justify if I will be using the product every day and thus buying it often.

A few of the exceptions I make to this are with eye creams and masks/peels.  I don’t mind spending a bit more for an eye cream because they tend to last longer since such small amounts are used. With masks/peels I’m definitely willing to spend more because I want to get the most out of the once or twice weekly applications. I have used a lot of different masks and peels in the past, but none are quite as intense as MyChelle’s Fruit Fiesta Peel.

MyChelle, a company created here in Colorado, creates skincare products that are made with the highest quality and most effective plant-based ingredients. Their face care products are geared towards specific skin types: All/Combo, Youth blemish control, Oily/blemish control, Dry, Age spot/UV recovery, Age defense, and Sensitive. Based on your particular skin type and needs you can create an entire regimen of products that cleanse, tone, moisturize, protect, and treat. I decided to splurge on the Fruit Fiesta Peel because it targets wrinkles. The formula features Lactic Acid, an anti-aging ingredient that cleanses and moisturizes, and various fruit extracts that work together to nourish and moisturize skin. What I love about this peel is that you can actually see the fruit in it. One of the ingredients is raspberry (which provided soothing, anti-oxidant skin protection) and you can see the pulp and seeds right there. It almost looks like jam. How often do you use a product where you can actually identify a specific ingredient just by looking at it?


When I say this peel is intense, I am not kidding around. Almost immediately after applying it your skin will start to tingle and itch. You only have to leave it on for 1-3 minutes but those will be the longest minutes of your life. Nothing will feel quite as good as splashing cool water on your face to wash it off. But once it’s off your skin will feel amazing. Fresh, tight but not dry, and still slightly tingly. I can honestly say I haven’t noticed a reduction in wrinkles, but then mine aren’t that bad. Someone with more pronounced wrinkles might have more effective results. I just love how my skin looks and feels after using it. It’s a great way to wake your skin up in the morning. This is definitely not for sensitive skin types and even those who have tough skin may want to limit the use of this to once a week, which is how often I use it. Whole Foods locations often have a MyChelle representative who is more than happy to offer a sample of any of their products and this is a great way to try this peel before dropping $30 on a 1.2oz bottle.  You can also purchase the Dry/Mature trial kit which contains a sample size of the peel.

All of MyChelle’s products are vegetarian and most are vegan; a complete list of their vegan products can be found here. The website also offers a lot of info on how to get the most out of your skincare regimen, how each ingredient works, and which products to use for your skin type. None of their products are exactly cheap but you are getting what you pay for: quality skincare that is tailored to achieving the most effective results. I can’t think of anything better I’d want to splurge on 🙂