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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.
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.
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.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. As with any peeling product, some people are resistant to acids. If you think you fall into this category, please "pass" on purchasing the product. We cannot guarantee results, as each person's skin type is unique. You assume sole risk and responsibility when using these products. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.
Keep products out of reach of children! Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns.
Always store chemical peels in a cool, dry place for optimal shelf-life (12 months).
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FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun SensitivityClients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products. The FDA recommends using an SPF for one week post-peel.