Glycolic, lactic or enzymatic peels– an excellent treatment to diminish the ravaging effects of time and to enhance the skin’s overall appearance. The procedure treats sun damage and other pigmentation problems and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. It also can stimulate the production of new collagen, which improves skin texture.
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane and fruit. Glycolic acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.
Lactic acid peels are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Derived from milk, they are very mild chemical peels with little to no downtime. Because lactic acid is a natural human metabolite, there is less chance of an allergic reaction with this type of peel.Therefore, they are a good choice for first-time peel users or for those with sensitive skin. However, dry or oily skin types can also use this peel and get good results. Lactic acid is especially good for to use for mature skin.
The benefits of lactic acid peels include:
- Exfoliating the surface of your skin
- Deep cleaning pores
- Fading dark marks
- Improving hyperpigmentation
- Evening out skin tone
- Brightening and lightening skin
- Improving the appearance of light wrinkles
- Stimulating natural collagen production
Enzymatic peels offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skincare regimen. The outer layer of skin, the corneal layer, is mostly made of dead keratinized cells. The composition of the enzymes (pepsin, pancreatin, papain) specifically decompose keratinized protein by lytic procedure, or by rupture. Since healthy cells are deeper and do not contain keratinized cells, they are not affected by this enzymes: the enzymes decompose dead cells by saving healthy ones. The most popular are the enzymes found in papayas (papain). Pepsin and pancreatin are digestive enzymes.
- Eliminates dead cells and cutaneous impurities
- Refines skin texture
- Brightens and unifies tint
- Regularizes sebaceous secretions
- Stimulates cellular regeneration
- Heals, tones and revitalizes
- Aids blackhead extraction and sebaceous cysts
- Favours oxygenation