Babyface's Professional 35% Glycolic Acid Peel quickly and efficiently removes dead skin cells that clog pores and make the skin's surface dull.
New to chemical peels? Check out this article to help you choose the best peel for your skin type.
The Babyface professional 35% Glycolic Acid Peel quickly and efficiently removes dead skin cells that clog pores and make the skin’s surface dull. This is considered a medium strength peel, and is recommended for those who are new to chemical peels, or cannot tolerate stronger peels.
Glycolic Acid Benefits:
Easy to use, and comes with full instructions. This is a professional-grade glycolic acid peel, and is professionally manufactured, same as you would receive a a Spa or Doctor’s office.
Glycolic acid peels are a more gentle form of chemical peel that primarily penetrates the most superficial layer of skin. They remove blemishes, brighten skin, help to fade or eliminate sunspots, hide acne scars, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a healthy glow. Because they are mild, glycolic peels require less recovery time. Best results are achieved after performing multiple peels over a period of time.
Due to the mild nature of glycolic acid peels, recovery time is virtually nonexistent. Slight irritation or redness may occur to the skin, but it will not be enough to disrupt normal daily activities, and can usually be covered up with make-up starting the day after the peel has been performed.
Glycolic acid peels can cost anywhere between $150 to $300 per treatment at the Dermatologist or MedSpa, with repeated procedures recommended every six weeks.
Other things to Consider
Because microdermabrasion and chemical peels both deeply exfoliate the skin, they should not be used concurrently. It is recommended that non-professionals consult a physician before deciding to use a chemical peel. Always avoid sun after a chemical peel procedure, and use sunscreen on a daily basis.
Application of the Product
Cautions: Keep away from: eyes, opening to the nose, lips, inside of mouth, hairline and eyebrows. Pay attention to creases, such as on the side of the nose or in deep wrinkles, so that those areas do not get too saturated with solution. Only apply peels to small areas at a time; never apply any peel to an area larger than the perimeter of your hand. Applying peels to large areas can cause too much trauma at once and serious medical issues can arise, even shock. If treating a large area, it will take time because you will need to do multiple peels. You would never want to do a whole body peel at once, for example. Plain water will neutralize the peel when you are finished, but you can also make a neutralizer out of 1/8 teaspoon common baking soda, and 1 cup of cool water.
What strength should you use?
For sensitive skin or new users, please start with the 35%. For those with tough skin and heavy sun damage, the 50% or 70% may be needed for best results, but these strengths are recommended only for professionals or experienced glycolic acid users.
Step 1: Thoroughly cleanse the face, neck, and hands with a clean cloth, cotton ball or sponge. Rinse with clean warm water and gently pat dry. For thicker skin types, using an exfoliating scrub for a few days before your peel will help to boost penetration and better results can be expected.
Step 2: Apply a Toner to remove all traces of the cleanser and let dry, do not rinse.
Step 3: Apply a small amount of Peel Solution to a cotton ball or you can dip a Q-Tip into the peel solution. Do not re-dip the same Q-Tip after used for application; use a new Q-Tip for each dip. Apply 1 layer of the peel solution to the area cleansed and toned. For face, start with the forehead first, chin second, and then apply solution to the more sensitive cheeks last. Leave on for recommended amount of time, as long as skin tolerates it. Some people with sensitive skin will require less time.
Recommended Treatment Time Limits
Treatment #1: Product left on for up to 1 minute to assess skin’s tolerance.
After 1-2 weeks, if skin is completely healed, you can do your next treatment.
Maintenance treatments: Product left on for 1-2 minutes (if skin tolerates it). Adjust time or peel strength to suit your individual skin’s needs.
After 2 peels, allow skin rejuvenate for 2-4 weeks before doing further Glycolic treatments.
Step 4: Rinse product from skin with cool clean water (or use a neutralizer – recipe above). Gently pat skin dry (do NOT rub skin).
Step 5: If needed, you can apply Babyface’s Pure Emu Oil to soothe skin after treatment. Gentle lotions are OK too – but may sting, so apply to small area to test first.
Note: Peeling of the skin is usually not common with glycolic acid, but can sometimes occur on some skin types. If your skin peels after a treatment it is very important to leave it alone, and do not pick at peeling skin – this can cause scarring. Let skin peel naturally, on it’s own. Babyface’s Pure Emu Oil can help disguise peeling, if needed. If you do experience peeling, then please reduce the duration of the peel time on any future peels. Glycolic acid should not damage the living tissue, it is meant for removing the dull top layers of skin that is already dead, but can clog pores and make skin look dull.