Glycolic Acid 10% Peel 30ml
- What is Glycolic Acid?
- How Does It Work?
Get Clear, glowing skin without the expensive trip to the salon with our home use, glycolic acid. It's a luxurious alternative to harsh scrubs or peel off face masks.
Glycolic Acid is a scientifically proven ingredient in skincare and can help the following conditions
- Breakouts & Blackheads
- Sun damaged skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Premature ageing
- Discolouration or dark patches
- Dry skin
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Age Spots
Our unique formula is infused with lavender water. This product can be used as a rinse of treatment or left on overnight under moisturiser.
Also known as a ‘Chemical Peel’ or the ‘Lunchtime Peel’, Glycolic Acid is an Alpha hydroxy acid which performs 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.
At the same time Glycolic Acid can stimulate 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.
How is this good for spots, blackheads and enlarged pores? The most common reason we get breakouts is is when 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. Most people report that with regular use of AHA products, their once very oily skin becomes more balanced, the less oil your skin produces, the less oil there is to get trapped. If you suffer with deep blackheads, use the glycolic acid in conjunction with our Salicylic Acid 2%.
If you have acne- Acne is a medical condition, while a good skincare routine is important and can help improve the condition of your skin, acne often requires medical treatment, skincare often is not enough and will not treat acne.
How does it help with ageing skin? When new layers of skin grow they are following the pattern, or blueprint of the skin above them, so if you have fine lines in your skin that is the blueprint the new skin is following. By removing the top layers of skin regularly, you are reducing that blueprint and so the lines become less visible, slowly over time. Using glycolic acid regularly means you are constantly renewing and regenerating the skin.
No topical treatments can reverse deep scarring but the Glycolic Acid peels will help to make your skin smoother, and the indentations a little softer. The treatment can also stimulate the production of collagen, which keeps your skin smooth and firm.
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. 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.
Is this suitable for Rosacea sufferers? Please see our advice page for skincare that's suitable.
What is the PH of this product? This is a mild peel and has a PH of 3.
If you're worried about having sensitive skin then you may find that you can still use this product, however we strongly advise you take a patch test first. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding or 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.
Aqua, Lavandula (Lavender) Angustifolia Water, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose.
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.
If you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, laser therapy etc) consult your therapist before purchase. If you have any broken veins/capillaries we recommend avoiding these areas. If you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity or causes severe dryness we do not recommend acid based products during treatment 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 acid products to your skin while you have an active cold sore.
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO COVID-19 THERE MAY BE DELAYS IN DELIVERIES.
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