Glycolic Acid is one of the most popular natural skin peeling treatments to restore youthful glow while firming and toning the skin. Glycolic produces minimal visible peeling which is why it is often called the "lunchtime peel". We
offer a range of glycolic acid peel strengths suitable for the first timer up to the professional.
** Glycolic acid does not produce a lot of visible peeling, making it awesome for those always on the go.
First Timers - Glycolic 30%
Glycolic 30% is the choice for a younger person (18-25) as an age prevention peel or can be used by someone with a more sensitive skin who may not be able to tolerate a stronger peel. It can also be used with other acids as a layering agent to create custom peels.
Most Popular - Glycolic 50%
Glycolic Acid 50% is a mid-range peel thats a perfect starter for mature skin or a step up peel for younger skin. Glycolic 50% is best for normal skin types seeking to address the first signs of aging, maintaining deeper peel results, or is perfect for those who can't afford downtime. This medium strength alpha hydroxy acid peel combats common skin issues such as adult acne (non-oily skin), clogged pores, slowing skin metabolism, and dull or uneven complexions.
Advanced - Glycolic 70%
The Glycolic 70% the strongest AHA peel we offer. It is ideal for someone with mature, sun damaged skin that has had some previous peel experience. This peel is not recommended for your first time experience with Glycolic peeling on the face, but may be used for first time body treatments. Glycolic 70% will produce an overall rejuvenation after 3-6 peel treatments, however this peel can be applied every 3 weeks indefinitely.
The Glycolic Acid Peel
Glycolic Acid, also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), is a chemical exfoliant originally sourced from sugarcane and used for beautification by ancient civilizations. Modern Glycolic peels are chemically engineered to make them more effective, standardized, and accessible to the masses.
Glycolic benefits range from improved tone and texture to restoration of youthful luminosity with little interference to your daily activities. It can be applied in low level strengths as often as every 7-10 days or higher strengths every 2-4 weeks, making this peel very adaptable to one's lifestyle.
Who Should Use It: Glycolic Acid works best on dry to normal skin types and is generally safe for most skin tones. It works particularly well on sun damaged, dull skin that is showing fine lines and loss of firmness. Sensitive skin should start with Glycolic 30% and progress in potency over time.
How Get The Best Results: Make sure you are using all the tools in your peel kit. The Pre Peel cleanser is designed specifically for washing the skin before a peel, even though it can also be used daily. The Pre Peel Solution ensures the maximum penetration of the Glycolic acid and the Neutralizer stops the peel once your processing time is up. Be sure to plan your next peel within 2-3 weeks of your first peel and keep repeating at that frequency until you have achieved your goal. Glycolic is a progressive peel and needs to have at least 8-10 consecutive applications to get the full benefits.
What To Expect: A temporary burning sensation or reddening of the skin is possible, but this is not indicative of whether the peel is or is not working. The skin will gradually feel tighter and drier over the next 24 to 72 hours. Very light to moderate flaking will start around the mouth and nose region and gradually work outward. This may continue for several days. Vigilant broad-spectrum sunscreen use is crucial for post-peel success.
Maintenance: For best results, glycolic peels should be performed at regular intervals. Daily skin care should include the appropriate serum and moisturizer along with regular exfoliation. Use of SPF 30 (daily wear) or higher (SPF 45-55 for long term sun exposure) is a must.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.
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