This peel set contains the essentials you will need for performing and after care of a 30% Salicylic Acid Peel. Salicylic acid is oil soluble, thus making this acid perfect for oily/acne skin that needs deep pore cleansing and loosening of blackheads.
New to chemical peels? Check out this article to help you choose the best peel for your skin type.
This peel set contains the essentials you will need for performing and after care of a 30% Salicylic Acid Peel.
For use in clinics, spas, and for at-home use. This is considered a medium strength peel, and is recommended for those who are new to chemical peels, or cannot tolerate stronger peels.
What Is Salicylic Acid and What Does It Do?
Salicylic acid peels are an effective way to refresh your skin. Salicylic acid works by softening keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure. This helps to loosen dry scaly skin making it easier to remove. Salicylic is oil soluble, so it is perfect for oily and acne prone skin that needs deep pore cleansing and loosening of blackheads. When used as a topical agent, the acid solution breaks down lipids (i.e., oils and fats) in the upper layers of the skin.
A beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), this acid penetrates the upper layers of the epidermis only. Salicylic can be used weekly for oil and blackhead control.
Note - this peel is not alcohol based, so it will not evaporate and leave a white residue (some believe this to be frosting but it is actually the dried salicylic left behind when alcohol dries). Our 30% salicylic peel works the same as an alcohol based peel, but is more comfortable to use; it will not sting as much as an alcohol based peel will. If you like to feel a sting, simply apply to damp skin.
Warnings: Do not use salicylic if you are allergic to aspirin, or pregnant. 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. Do not use chemical peels if you use Accutane or are using a prescription retinoid (such as Retin-A or Tretinoin).
Mix with 1.2 oz. distilled water to dilute to a 15% solution (recommended for advanced users)
Mix with 2.4 oz. distilled to dilute to a 7.5% solution (recommended for beginners).
Other important cautions:
--Because salicylic acid is in the aspirin-family, it's important for clients who are allergic to aspirin products to avoid using this product. --If you are pregnant or lactating, consult with your OB/GYN before using chemically based products. --Always patch-test the skin before using acid-based products. If you experience irritation, rinse immediately with cool water. --Wait 24-48 hours to see if irritation develops. --Do not apply to red, irritated skin. --Do not use manual exfoliants, nor scrubbing brushes, within 24 hours of use. --Do not use drying acne products, other acids, nor retinoids, for 48 hours before using this, and do not resume for 48 hours after the peel. --Chemical peels cause the skin to be photo-sensitive, so be sure to use sun protection after your peel.
A basic salicylic acid peel has four steps: the priming, the peeling, the neutralizing, and the moisturizing processes. It might sound complicated, but it’s quite simple, really.
First off is the priming. Priming means getting the face ready to accept the salicylic acid peel. You can do this by washing your face with a facial wash, then apply rubbing alcohol all over the area to be treated to degrease skin which allows the acid to work. You may also use acetone—yes, the stuff you use to remove nail polish.
Removing all product and oil residue will ensure that the peeling solution will be better absorbed by the skin. If you plan on using acetone, you should buy one without any additives, fragrances, and colorants. Put some on a piece of cotton ball or square and wipe your face until the squares or balls become clean.
The next process is the peeling, and it’s simply the step where the solution is applied onto the face. When you recreate this, remember to avoid the eye and mouth areas as these are very sensitive. You should leave the solution on your face for the recommended time (or as skin tolerates it) before going through the next process, which is the neutralization. This is not an alcohol based peel, so the dry residue (frosting) will most likely not be visible.
Recommended Time Schedule
First Peel left on for 1 minute (as skin tolerates it). Second Peel left on for 2 minutes (or, as skin tolerates it). Adjust future peel times based on your skin's tolerance.
The general recommendation is every 4 weeks for beginners. Experienced users can adjust timing according to their needs.
The chemical peel involves an acid. To stop this acid from working its way into your skin, you have to neutralize it with something basic. Commercial spas may use all sorts of fancy concoctions, but a simple baking soda wash will do the trick (1 tsp baking soda in 1 cup of water).
After neutralizing the acid, follow with Post Peel Toner and Post Peel Cream. Use Toner and Cream several times daily after, as needed.
30% Salicylic Peel Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Water, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Post Peel Cream Ingredients: Organic Herbal Distilate, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Organic Safflower Seed Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Dimeticone (mineral based), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Palm Oil, Organic Lavender (natural wound-healing properties), Organic Comfrey, Organic Reishi, Organic Verbascum Olympicum & Thapsus, Phenoxyethanol, Apricot Kernel Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate (Natural Preservative), Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Honeysuckle Extract (Natural Preservative)
Post Peel Toner Ingredients: Witch Hazel (Distillate), Lavender Hydrosol (Distillate), Rose Hydrosol (Distillate), Geranium Hydrosol (Distillate), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Aqua (Water), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Reishi, Lavender Extract, Organic Comfrey Leaf Extract, Mullein Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
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It did help dry up my acne. I can’t wait to use it again.