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Home Chemical Peels -Types Of Peels And Their Benefits

Home Chemical Peels - Acid Types and which may be best for your skin-type


Review the extensive line of at home chemical peels we offer along with pre/post products.
 

Best At-Home Chemical Peels

Which at home chemical peel is the best one for me?

Chemical peels are effective for anti-aging benefits, to improve acne, acne scars, minimize pores, loosen blackheads, improve sun damaged skin, improve the appearance of stretch marks, fade age spots and general hyperpigmentation, to rejuvenate and improve the tone and texture of your skin. 

Doing your chemical peel at home is convenient and cost-effective.  The best home chemical peel is the one which most specifically targets your problem.  See all of our peels,  below, and the problems they best target.

What *is* a chemical peel, how does it work:

Chemical peels are exfoliants that either, gently or more aggressively, remove dead surface skin cells and debris from the epidermis, and with deeper peels, can help to diminish visible skin issues that begin more deeply into the skin.  Chemical peels, when properly chosen, can refine your skin texture and skin tone by refining the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, scars and discoloration.  Chemical peels can help your skin to look younger and more luminous.  Some chemical peels will simply exfoliate without visible peeling (superficial, light peels)... others will provide varying degrees of peeling (medium, deep), dependent upon your skin type and the strength and type of peel.  Below is a guide that will help provide further education into chemical peels. 

Best at home chemical peels:  Our at home chemical peel line includes: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Jessners, TCA, Phytic, and Enzyme Peels. All of our peels come in various percentages and pH levels to accommodate any skin type. 

We offer multiple sizing options on all our products, so that you can test products before investing in larger sizes.

All of our skin care products are formulated in the USA at an FDA registered and inspected lab, manufactured under strict GMP guidelines.  Our chemical peels are formulated with Reagent (ACS) acids... the highest grade... certified for percentage and purity.  Our skin care products are *always* formulated with the highest recommended active ingredients for professional quality and results.  Why have we been online since 1997?  Because our products WORK.


How to choose the at home chemical peel that is right for you (click onto blue links to see more):


Mandelic Acid:  An alpha hydroxy acid derived from the bitter almond nut. This is a gentle acid which exfoliates the skin with very little topical discomfort. Excellent for inhibiting the formation of brown spots, and hyperpigmentation. Will not cause unwanted lightening of the skin in darker skin tones. Improve acne, melasma, sun damaged skin, large pores, blackheads, wrinkles, dull, sallow skin.  Our 25% Mandelic Aid peel will cause little-to-no peeling, while our 40% may cause some light flaking for most clients. Contraindications: Do not use if you have nut allergies.

Lactic Acid:  Milder than glycolic acid, and typically better for working on discoloration, our formulation contains licorice extract, an effective skin lightening additive. Appropriate for dry skin or oily skin. An alpha hydroxy acid, this is a great "first peel" for oily, dry, normal and sensitive skin types. The inherent properties of this peel make it ideal for clients with uneven skin tones and general hyper pigmentation.  Some light flaking in most cases that becomes more visible as you increase the strength. Contraindications: Do no use if you have milk allergies.

Glycolic Acid:  A bit more aggressive than lactic acids, this is also an alpha hydroxy peel and will exfoliate the outer layers of your skin.  Glycolic acid is a good all-around acid for normal-oily skin types to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, as well as addressing the issues of acne, acne scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines.  30% typically rapidly exfoliates the skin without much visible peeling/flaking... stronger glycolic acid peels may cause visible peeling.  The stronger the glycolic acid peel, the more flaking or peeling you may see.

Phytic Acid:  A superficial peel with exfoliating properties. Desirable for skin types that cannot tolerate AHA's. Derived from rice, this product is excellent for anti-aging, skin smoothing, brightening, and general discolorations. If you suffer with breakouts, you will see improved skin clearing. Those with discoloration will see will see fading of those areas and brighter skin.

Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy):  Oil soluble, thus making these acids perfect for oily/acne skin that needs deep pore cleansing and loosening of blackheads. Use this as a "first-step" when using alpha hydroxy acid peels to remove oils from the skin, or use alone 3-4 times per week for oil/blackhead control. A beta-hydroxy, this acid penetrates the upper layers of the epidermis only. For a stronger application, use our 15% salicylic acid peel once a week. Contraindications: Do not use if you have allergies to aspirin products.

Radiance Peel:  combination peel combining both alpha and beta hydroxy acids with more natural/organic origins. Excellent skin exfoliation, skin brightening, deep pore cleaning and reduction, skin texture refinement, alleviate sun damage, minor melasma and discolorations, smooths uneven skin tones, softens lines, wrinkles.

TCA:  Deeper peeling class of acids excellent for improving the look of acne, lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, lip lines, age spots and general scarring. Longer lasting results, more intensive.  Not advised for darker skin tones, as it may cause unwanted skin darkening.  Please consult with our skin care professionals to determine which strength would be best for you.

TCX:  We formulated this peel with a proprietary blend of acids to work on a number of skin care issues by including the following acids:  Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, TCA, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid.  Total acid content is 30%.  Great for acne, softening of acne scars, anti aging benefits, fading of skin discolorations.  Consider this your all-in-one peel.  Contraindications:  Do not use if you have allergies to milk, aspirin, or nuts.

Jessner:  A peel that is layered until it frosts, it contains alpha and beta hydroxies along with resorcinol. This peel is ideal for clients with cystic acne and will produce visible peeling for most clients. Contraindications:  Do not use if you have allergies to aspirin products.

Non Acid Enzyme Peels:  All natural enzymes safely dissolve surface skin debris and leave skin feeling soft, cleansed and refreshed. Our enzyme peels are professional strength, exactly what you would get in a very high-end salon. Use enzymes if you have sensitive skin that is non-tolerant of acid usage.


Sub-Categories
  • Lactic Acids
    Lactic acid products offered by MUAC.
  • Mandelic Acid
    Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from the bitter almond nut. This is a gentle acid which exfoliates the skin with very little topical discomfort. Excellent for inhibiting the formation of brown spots, and hyperpigmentation. Will not cause unwanted lightening of the skin in darker skin tones. Improve acne, melasma, sun damaged skin, large pores, blackheads, wrinkles, dull, sallow skin. Contraindications: Do not use if you have nut allergies.
  • TCA At Home Chemical Peels 12.5, 15, 18, 30
    Trichloracetic Acid, or TCA Peels are a deeper penetrating class of acids excellent for softening deeper wrinkling, reducing/removing less severe facial lines, acne, improving photo-aging, fading hyperpigmentation (freckles, "age" spots), reducing scars (not keloid scarring, however), reducing conditions with/without scarring, reducing and/or completely removing upper lip lines. Improved skin coloration/brightness will be seen after peeling, with a fresh, more refined texture to the skin.