AHA peels. Are they right for you?
We all have that friend who swears by salon peels, and their skin always looks amazing. But they can be costly, in-clinic peels can risk downtime, peeling and redness, as well as multiple treatments required. The pandemic has changed the way we approach beauty forever. People want to be able to do spa-like treatments from home and skin peels are no exception.
At-home peels are easier and more convenient, less expensive, and deliver results. The beauty of using an at-home peel is it can deliver dramatic benefits without the discomfort, and in the convenience of your own home. While a topical treatment can’t give you quite the aesthetician effects, an at-home peel treatment can be the next best thing.
A natural, affordable and pain free alternative for effective pore refining, rejuvenation benefits. Hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores and wrinkles are no match for this gentle peel with advanced acids. It’s the non-invasive solution that gives you multiple benefits for instant glow and radiant looking skin in just one use. My favourite is the New Platinum AHA Activating Treatment.
What makes an at home peel so unique? This truly is the peel that does everything. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (like refining Lactic Acid), Beta Hydroxy Acids (like the acne-fighting Salicylic Acid), and gentle exfoliants like Fruit Enzymes dissolve the "glue" that holds your dead skin cells together, revealing younger-looking skin in minutes for the most amazing exfoliation results. Plus, the application is truly special. Just roll to reveal fresher skin! Goodbye pore-clogging debris, hello brighter, smoother looking skin.
What’s in the formula?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – Lactic Acid
AHAs stimulate exfoliation, removing dull, rough skin and activating cell renewal. Gentle acids penetrate the deeper layers, encouraging deep cell renewal giving you more youthful looking skin. All skin types benefit, but AHAs are especially suited to oily or acne prone skin, dull or uneven skin tones, or ageing complexions with UV damage and visible lines.
✓ They stimulate exfoliation on the upper surface “above” the skin.
✓ They reduce pigmentation appearance for a skin brightening effect.
✓ They improve the visible signs of ageing.
✓ Lactic Acid is gentle get powerful form of AHA, suitable for dry skin.
Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) – Salicylic Acid
BHAs work on skin’s surface and deep inside the pores. They are oil-soluble and ideal for normal to oily skin that's prone to bumps, clogs, blemishes, and enlarged pores.
✓ They unclog pores and purify “below” the skin’s surface.
✓ They help to shed dead skin cells.
✓ They help to target blemishes and break outs.
PLUS more of natures’ finest actives
✓ Reveals a more even toned skin appearance.
✓ Accelerates epidermal regeneration for smoother looking skin.
Ferment Active Raspberry Extract (Fruit Enzymes)
✓ Regenerates and moisturises.
✓ Illuminates the complexion.
✓ Detoxifying and decongesting benefits.
✓ Ideal for removing impurities.
NEW airless pump packaging
The longevity, efficacy, and ease of use of skincare can depend on how it is stored. The airless pump means the effectiveness of the formula and integrity of the ingredients is preserved. It’s also more hygienic as the application helps stop contamination.
Q: Why do I need to use it in my skincare routine?
A: Exfoliating is an important step. Regular exfoliation helps to remove the dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores and lead to acne-causing bacteria. It helps brighten dull skin and smooth rough skin, creating a more radiant complexion. It also allows other skincare treatments to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
What’s the difference between AHAs & BHAs (and why do I need both?)
Because by combining both, you can target multiple skin concerns at once. The Acids work together synergistically. BHAs gets deep into pores to remove dead cells, whilst AHAs cause dead cells to detach and slough away. BHAs like Salicylic Acid can penetrate the pores from within. AHAs like Lactic Acid are a ‘humectant,’ boosting skin’s moisture content.
Q: What is the difference between physical and chemical exfoliation?
A: It uses both chemical (when you leave the treatment to absorb) and physical (when you roll the formula off) for potent yet gentle skin resurfacing results. Chemical exfoliation uses a gentle natural Acid solution (AHAs & BHAs), which penetrates into the skin to accelerate the skin cycle – versus removing dead skin cells on the surface with a physical exfoliator, like with a scrub or facial polish. Chemical exfoliation is the latest and more advanced form of a skin peel, which is suitable for the majority of skin types.
Q: How often should I use AHA Activating Treatment?
A: This formula can be used every second night. However, depending on your skin’s tolerance, we recommend incorporating into your regular skincare routine once or twice a week at first and building up on usage from there. Sensitive skin types should use once a week for 5 minutes. As this product deeply exfoliates and renews your skin, we highly recommend protecting your skin with the Ultracare+ Smart Shield SPF 50 Protection Creme
Q: Is it safe to use multiple times a week?
A: Yes but we always recommend patch testing before trying any new skincare treatment. This formula uses Lactic Acid, which is known to be the mildest of all the Alpha Hydroxy Acids. It’s the AHA most recommended for sensitive skin. However, if your skin is experiencing any irritation you should discontinue use immediately.
Q: How quickly can I expect to see results?
A: It works immediately for fresher looking skin. With a noticeable visible improvements in skin texture within just 2 weeks. In product trials, 84% of people agree they would use this product instead of a peel treatment at the clinic.*
*Based on consumer self-evaluation after 14 days, applied every second night.
Try out your own AHA Activating Treatment at home without down time and expense.