Lactic Acid 10% Peel 30ml
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 and Vegan Friendly.
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 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. It can be used alongside our glycolic acid and salicylic acid and gives the skin a plumed up appearance and a beautiful, healthy glow. 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.
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.
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.
Before you buy 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.
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.
I started using your glycolic acid and salicylate acid products a few months ago and I have to say that they are AMAZING. I am 36 years old and up until I started using your products I would regularly have breakouts of acne. I have not had any breakouts in months thanks to your products. My skin feels fantastic and my makeup goes on so much better. I actually am only using the products s couple of times a week now and they are still working fantastically. Thank you so much
I have been using this product for a few weeks now and I am amazed by the results! My skin has never looked so healthy and clear. I suffer from dry skin, which a decent moisturizer will normally sort but this product has just taken my skin to the next level. I have never really suffered with spots up until about last year, when I started getting constant breakouts, not anymore thanks to this. My skin is fresh, clear and has never been softer. I'd highly recommend this product.
This lactic acid is by far my most favourite beauty product. I have been using this for approximately 8 months and the difference it has made to my skin is remarkable. Don't be fooled by its gentle description, yes it is mild and has less chance of causing reactions however it still gives amazing results. After using this product (I now leave on for the full 15 minutes as I have been using it for some time) my skin is truly transformed. It is smoother, it is left glowing and it really does plump the skin. After trying so many products over the years that have never ended up giving the results promised this has been a revelation. My cleansing and skincare regime now consists entirely of BravuraLondon products and each one plays its part in keeping my skin clear and happy but by using this lactic acid peel three times a week my skin is beyond what I ever believed possible. If you want plumper, more toned and glowing skin then you should definitely give this beautiful product a try. It is a dream to use given the gorgeous delicate rose fragrance, it is easy to apply - I highly recommend getting the brush that BravuraLondon sell as it is brilliant and makes an even application a doddle and it is easy to rinse off. The bottle supplied is truly gorgeous and the quantity lasts a very long time making this amazing product incredible value.
Lovely results!! Will continue to use. Thanks
i have never used an exfoliator like this before, but this has definitely converted me!!!! this makes my skin so plump and soft and really gets rid of any spots and dry patches my skin usually suffers from!
My skin has gone from super oily to super dry in the past year, leaving lots of tough, dried, dead skin all over my face. I've tried lots of different exfoliators with no luck. After asking Amanda for advice for my skin, she recommended this in combination with the Glycolic Acid Peel and to alternate between the two. A week after using this I was so amazed at the results. The dried up skin started to vanish, and my skin became so much clearer! This was in July, and 5 months later I'm still addicted. I have also bought the Salicylic acid as my skin is prone to clogged pores, and I use it instead when I get acne flare ups. I use about three quarters of a dropper each time, so I was expecting these bottles to run out after about 3 months, but they're still going strong and not even half empty yet! I was worried that, because my skin is slightly sensitive, this would sting and burn my face. It does feel like a very mild, but bareable, stinging for the first few mintues but it passes. Do make sure you do the recommended allergy test before using. It didn't make my skin burn or red at all. I really look forward to my exfoliation days now! Such good quality and amazing prices, plus your helping out a small business.. triple win! Can't thank you enough Amanda. x
this product is so fantastic! lovely packaging, affordable price and most importantly overnight results. i woke up to super soft smooth skin with no redness or irritation. smells like roses and is hydrating. it doesn't burn or tingle and feels so good on, it's easy to forget to take it off! it shrunk my pores and gave my skin a ceramic porcelain look it was so smooth. i'm in the US and ordering and shipping was not a problem. Do not hesitate to order even if your not in UK. check out was a breeze and shipping costs where very reasonable.
I have only used this product twice but I now do not think I could live without it! I used the brush to apply the acid and decanted it into a small ceramic dish. It did not sting or cause any irritation on my face only a slight tingle which wore off after a minute or two. For my first peel I stuck to the 5 minutes guideline but on my second I upped it to 10 minutes without any problems. Immediately after removing this product I could see my skin shine and glow! I also bought the Hyaluronic serum and Collagen moisturiser. My make up is sitting perfectly on top, so much so people have asked if I have changed my make up. I can actually see and feel a difference in my skin. I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends!
This is one of loveliest products I've used. Extremely gentle to my sensitive-combination skin BUT very effective! I'd been battling issues caused by an allergy which included very dry skin, flaky patches etc. This significantly help to reduce those effects, smooth my skin out and eventually heal it completely. Would highly recommend! The fragrance is gorgeous, uplifting and therapeutic, and my skin looks radiant after every use.
I bought the Lactic Acid and Mud cleanser. I've only been using a couple of days, but already my skin looks fantastic!. I've always suffered from breakouts. But recently I developed a dry, red patch on a bit of my cheek and chin. The docs said it was prob just excema and due to stress. I tried an aqueous cream, which helped. But as soon as I used your two products, the dryness has literally gone and the redness is slowly disappearing. My skin looks fab!. I too have tried all the expensive creams and cleansers, but because a lot of them are perfumed I either have a breakout or irritates my skin!. Thank you so much, and I'll be recommending your products to everyone!!!
This has made a dramatic difference to my skin. I can honestly say that my skin is looking better now at 35 than it did when I was 15! I use this a couple of times a week, followed by the hyaluronic acid. The lactic acid is gentle, it doesn't burn or irritate my skin and it leaves it feeling incredibly soft and smooth. People have even commented on how smooth it looks. I don't think I could live without this now!
I recently ordered the Lactic Acid Peel as I was at my wits end with my skin. I suffer from eczema and very dry, dull skin but have awful acne breakouts too. My chin in particular gets huge cystic acne spots that are so painful but come to nothing and take forever to go down.....not any more. After using this liquid miracle I can honestly say my skin has never looked as good as it does now and that's only a week into use. I have just celebrated the big 40 and I just wish I had found you earlier. My skin isn't dry any more and my spots have more or less disappeared. I have tried everything including medication to get my skin under control but nothing has worked this well. I was nervous because I am very allergic but the test patch was ok, it stings slightly for a few seconds when you first apply it but it soon wears off and it actually feels as though you're thoroughly cleansing your skin with next to no effort. My skin now shines, no dull patches, no scaly patches and best of all no irritated lumpy skin that always seems to erupt at the most inconvenient of times. I want to keep your products a secret but I keep telling everyone about them. Thank you so much for finally helping me get my skin under control.