I massage the Vitamin C crystals on my dry face for about a minute or so until I fee the consistency is thinner and the crystals have smoothed out a little. Sometimes I follow with my Clarisonic on the low setting. Then I apply the activator gel and massage until the warming sensation has subsided. After leaving this on for about 10 min, I rinse with cool water. RESULT: This is another one of my favorite peels. It consists of two steps, the first being a paste of Vitamin C/ Peptide Resurfacing crystals that buff and exfoliate your skin. The crystals have a paste like consistency with an overload of tiny sugar-like crystals which give off a soothing citrusy scent. I like that you can be as gentle or deep as you like based on how much you use and how long or how deeply you massage this onto your face. Eventually the paste thins out and you are left with a layer of crystals which is where you want to be for the next step. The second step is a Lactic/Salicyclic Activating gel which immediately warms and begins to foam when in contact with the crystals. If it doesn't warm then you haven't used enough. The isn't ructions say to be generous but you don't really need to go overboard. A teaspoon or so works well. Now the foam isn't thick and fluffy like a cleanser. Think thin sea foam. You barely even see it as you continue to work the gel onto your face which is perfect since you don't really this dripping all over the place. It stays put. I like to leave this on for about 10 to 20 min and rinse off with cool water. The result is amazing. It's a quick facial in a box. My skin is clean and bright. My acne scars are lighter, my pores are visibly reduced, not to mention cleaner, and my skin looks fresh and supple. I like to use this the night before an event because I find this preps my face and the results are flawless when my makeup is applied. Not to mention that my skin glows for the next week or so. This peel is on the gentler side so it works for all skin types and it's so much fun to use.