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40% Lactic Acid Peel

40% Lactic Acid Peel

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pH 2.9

Lactic Acid is a non-irritating rapid exfoliator.
If you are new to chemical peeling, this is the peel to try.
If you have sensitive skin, lactic acid should work well for you.
If you've hit a plateau with other acid treatments, this is a great alternative.

Because Lactic Acid is a naturally occurring human metabolite, there is much less chance of allergic reaction using this type of acid peel. If you are looking for a peel with a good acidic value and with virtually no irritation, then this product is for you.



  • Loosens and removes the surface debris on the skin.
  • Softens comedones.
  • Deep cleans pores.
  • Softens fine lines.
  • Extremely effective at stimulating natural collagen production
    for a fresh, moistened look. Great for mature skin.
  • This particular formulation contains licorice extract, an extremely effective botanical skin-lightening additive.
  • Is a non-irritating acid treatment and great for sensitive skin.
  • No "down time", no noticeable flaking of the skin, just a sloughing-off of the dried, glued together sebum and surface skin debris.
Persons with milk allergies, should not use Lactic Acid products.


  • Lactic acid is very expensive and typically costs about $75 for one salon treatment in most parts of the country.
  • Take advantage of the huge savings you'll get with our kits.

Acne Clients:

You are beginning your treatments with pores that are congested/clogged with embedded dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. As you begin your treatments the sebum just under the surface will likely emerge as blemishes. This is normal. Breakouts may seem more pronounced since the acid is cleaning the pores more quickly than with regular cleansing products. Typically within the first 3 weeks, the skin begins to show improved clarity with very few breakouts. Please try to be patient during this time. Deep cleansing and exfoliation is a "process" that takes some time to work.

Extremely oily skin types, consider using our beta serum as your first-step before doing your peel to "cut through" the oil. While it is not a necessity, it will help extremely oily skin clients to realize better results with any of our acid peels. And, you can use it between peels to help control oil.
Beta Hydroxy Serum

General Cautions:
  • Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.
  • Stop using retinoids, benzoyl peroxides, acne products and any other drying agents 24 hours before and after using an alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin products, never use a salicylic acid nor beta hydroxy peel.
  • Never apply a peel without doing a patch-test first and waiting 48 hours for results.
  • Never apply a chemical peel to inflamed skin.
  • Always read product directions in their entirety and don't take shortcuts.
  • When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.

  • 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. Because each person's skin is unique, 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.

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    FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun Sensitivity
    Clients 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.

    Lactic Serum Ingredients:
    Purified Water, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Licorice Extract, Neolone (Preservative).

    pH Prep Solution Ingredients:
    Water, Witch Hazel,  Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, FD&C Blue #1

    Always patch-test the skin first.

    Patch test the areas you plan to treat.  If you are doing a facial peel, patch test a small area, about the size of a quarter near the jawline.  Follow directions below, rinse thoroughly, then wait 48-72 hours to make sure your skin tolerates the peeling serum nicely.


    Directions for doing your peel.

    ú       Cleanse your skin with a non-acid cleanser.  We recommend our Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser.  Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.

    ú       pH Prep Solution - Dispense to a cotton ball or cotton pad and wipe your face to remove oils and dirt from the skin?s surface.

    ú       Apply the peeling serum.  Begin at the forehead and work your way down the face, using a thin layer of serum.  Leave on the skin for 3-10 minutes.  Begin with fewer minutes as your first effort to ensure a safe experience, then increase weekly as you continue to use the peel.

    ú       Rinse with warm water and cleanse again with the Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser. 

    ú       Pat dry.

    ú       Moisturize with a non-acid, non retinoid moisturizer.  We have a few moisturizers that work well post-peel... our Argan Oil, our Peptide Serum w/Botanicals, or our Green Tea Moisturizer.

    After the peel:

    Your skin may feel warm or appear pink.  This is normal.  This peel is a rapid exfoliator and does not typically produce visible peeling at the lower strengths.  Be certain to use makeup with an SPF factor or use a separate Sunscreen of SPF 30+ to protect newly peeled skin.  Use once weekly for 8 weeks to see optimal results.