10% Lactic Acid 30ml (infused with Rose)
Lactic acid is a mild chemical peel (Apha Hydroxy Acid or AHA) and is thought to be more accepted by the skin than other AHA's as our body produces lactic acid. This alcohol free chemical peel is infused with Rose Water and is the perfect treatment for dry or dehydrated skin suffering from hyperpigmentation, acne, dry/dull skin, ageing skin or to just freshen the complexion and revive your natural glow. PH 3.75
Since the days of ancient Egypt, people have been using ‘chemical exfoliation’ methods, also known as chemical peeling, to rejuvenate skin. The original chemical peel was Lactic Acid, an active ingredient of sour milk that was used topically by the nobles as part of an ancient skin rejuvenation regime. Cleopatra is famous for taking frequent baths in ass’s milk.
What is Lactic Acid? Lactic Acid is an AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Also known as a ‘Chemical Peel’ or the ‘Lunchtime Peel’, Alpha-hydroxy acids perform at the base of the stratum corneum (the top layers of your skin), dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.
What is it used for? Lactic Acid has been known to help the following conditions
- Dry skin
- Sun damaged skin
- Blotchy pigmentation, Hyperpigmentation (this product won't help chloasma, melasma or vitiligo)
- Fine wrinkles
Whats the difference between Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid? Lactic acid is a milder exfoliator, it's also a humectant which means it helps the skin to retain moisture. Lactic Acid is the best choice if you suffer with dry or dehydrated skin.
How does it work?
Lactic acid works at the base of the skin’s stratum corneum, dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.
At the same time Lactic Acid also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it elastic and line free; when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Replacing the collagen your skin has lost with age can help diminish crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.
How is this good for spots? The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by dead skin cells and sebum - the oil your skin naturally produces. Bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so spots and blackheads form. By removing the dead skin cells you are also removing the grime and excess oil that's blocking up the pores and exposing fresh, new skin that can breathe. Most people report that with regular use of AHA products, their once very oily skin changes to a combination type skin.
How does it reduce scars and wrinkles? When new layers of skin grow they are following the pattern, or blueprint of the skin above them, so if you have wrinkles in your skin that is the blueprint the new skin is following. By removing the top layers of skin daily you are reducing that blueprint and so the wrinkles become less visible, slowly over time. Using this peel every other evening means you are constantly renewing and regenerating the skin, so you get much better results than a peel used once a week.
No topical treatments can reverse deep scarring but the Lactic Acid peels will help to make your skin smoother, and the scars a little softer. The treatment also stimulates the production of collagen which keeps your skin smooth and firm. It also allows your moisturiser to penetrate the deeper layers of skin, and so the skin’s own regeneration process can happen more efficiently
Will my face be sore and peeling? As long as you follow the instructions supplied then no, you should experience no discomfort or peeling, remember this is just speeding up a natural process that occurs in your skin. The peel is left on for 5 -15 minutes (remember to time it accurately). As you will be applying a chemical exfoliator to your skin you will feel a slight stinging sensation, but it's loosening the bond of the old, dead skin only and not peeling off your healthy, living skin. You may experience some redness but this will soon fade. You skin may also feel slightly itchy after a treatment, this is perfectly normal as it's the skin regenerating itself. This is not the same peel used on shows such as 10 years younger where the healthy skin is burned and falls of, that is caused by a TCA peel and should never be used at home.
What will I receive? A 30ml bottle of 10% Lactic Acid solution and a pipette to measure out the correct amount of lactic acid. As with all of Bravura London’s customers you also have access to a qualified beauty specialist who will answer any of your questions about this home treatment.
Do I need a neutraliser? Our 10% formula has been designed so that no separate neutraliser is needed, you simply rinse it off.
Is it easy to use? Our Lactic Acid is in liquid form and very easy to use, you may use your fingers or a make-up brush to apply, although we do recommend the brushes we sell due to their superior quality and even application. You start by leaving the Lactic Acid on for a few minutes and then building up the time every other day. The treatment is so quick and easy and takes about 10 minutes to do. Once you have achieved the desired effects you may want to reduce using the Lactic Acid to twice a week, just to keep your skin healthy and smooth. Your Lactic Acid will come with full, easy to use instructions in a clearly marked glass bottle.
DO NOT USE If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, Retin-a, laser therapy etc), if you have any broken veins/capillaries or if you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity such as (but not limited to) roaccutane and for 12 months after your course has been completed. People who commonly have cold sores may find that chemical peels can cause an outbreak of cold sores and may want to take their medication before use or avoid use altogether, do not apply lactic acid to your skin while you have an active cold sore.
If you are worried that this may not be suitable for you then take a look at our dermaflannels which give very similar results. If you are on medication, consult your doctor before use.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Rose Floral Water, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Sodium Hydroxide and Sodium Citrate.
AHA's may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit strong sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Do not use sunbeds while using products containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.