What is Glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid is one of the most popular ingredients for chemical peels, derived from sugarcane. It is known for its small molecular structure and powerful exfoliating effect. It can go deep into the pores, breaking down natural skin oils and dead cells, and revealing beautiful glowing skin. Unlike physical exfoliants, it doesn’t create any microtears on the surface of the skin, which makes for gentler treatment.
Who can benefit from a Glycolic Peel?
Glycolic Peels are suitable for all skin types and are especially recommended to clients suffering from acne. Glycolic acid can provide deep exfoliation without extra dryness and irritation, which is not the case with other acne-fighting treatments, such as Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide. Glycolic peels can also stimulate natural collagen production in your skin, helping you fight early signs of aging and maintaining a youthful appearance for longer.
It is a perfect peel for those who are looking for gentle exfoliation, a more even skin tone, and fewer breakouts, as well as those who want to reduce fine lines and get rid of any rough texture.
• Calms inflammation
• Reduces hyperpigmentation, such as acne scars and sunspots
• Clears out clogged pores and blackheads
• Evens out skin tone
• Restores your skin’s protective barrier, helping it retain moisture
• Smoothes fine lines
• Adds a healthy glow to your skin
What can you expect from the treatment?
Glycolic Peels are some of the gentlest chemical peels on the market. You can expect to experience some tingling, but there should be no burning or painful sensations. Your skin will glow and look healthy immediately after the treatment and no downtime is needed. We recommend waiting at least 2 weeks before the next treatment to allow your skin to fully regenerate.
Chemical peels make your skin more sun-sensitive, which is why we recommend wearing daily full spectrum SPF. It is also advised to incorporate more hydrating products that contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid into your routine to avoid peeling and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. Try to stay away from retinoids and acidic skincare products for at least 2 weeks after the treatment to prevent sensitivity and irritation.