Although it would be nice to treat ourselves to facials, day spas, and weekly mani/pedis, the sad truth is that many of us cannot afford this type of pampering on a regular basis. Happily, the beauty world has taken notice and these days you can find plenty of at-home kits that will meet your needs. For instance, recently we were offered the opportunity to try out the new Brazilian Peel Clear kit from Advanced Home Actives and we are pleased to report that this product is true to its word. It promises to unclog pores, visibly improve acne scars, and brighten, smooth and tone your skin. Does it work? In a word, yes. In fact, you will see results quite quickly, despite the fact that it is a four-week course. It does brighten the complexion, it does stabilize your skin tone, and it does soften your skin. However, it does seem like a product that will be tough for those with sensitive skin, so go forward with care. On that note, the Brazilian Peel Clear kit is available now at Sephora stores, as well as online at Sephora.com. It retails for $45.