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 40% Lactic Acid Peel.
For use in clinics, spas, and for at-home use by experienced users. This is considered a higher strength peel, and is recommended only for those who are experienced users of glycolic peels.
Benefits of Lactic peels
Lactic acid peels have many benefits for the skin. They exfoliate the surface of the skin, while deep cleaning the pores. They stimulate natural collagen production, even out the skin tone and improve hyper pigmentation of the skin, and will fade dark spots. They can brighten and lighten the skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Lactic acid peels can also help to improve acne and dry up oily skin. A lactic acid peel will also remove dead skin cells, toxins, and debris that are on the skin. They will help the skin to maintain the ideal PH level.
Who are they recommended for?
Lactic acid peels are recommended for those who are new to chemical peels, or cannot tolerate stronger peels. Wonderful for mature skin, as well as dry or oily skin. For those those that have used other exfoliators for a long period can use Lactic in-between as a booster to improve results.
Those that have used Glycolic peels for a long period of time and wish to boost effective exfoliation will be surprised at how effective Lactic can be at boosting cell turnover – just like when you used Glycolic for the first time! Lactic is excellent for sensitive skin, aging skin, and those suffering from hyperpigmentation.
Lactic acid is well known for its hydrating benefits, and will give your skin the smoothing its needs, without the dryness, dehydration, or sensitivity that can occur with other peel procedures.
Additional information on Lactic Acid
Lactic acid peels are a type of chemical peel that is made from AHA (alpha hydroxy acids). They are very mild as they are derived from milk, with a very small chance of an allergic reaction happening. If one has sensitive skin or has never done a chemical peel before, a lactic acid peel is a wonderful choice.
The removal of skin cells can help encourage the skin’s production of natural elastin and collagen. This in turn may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lactic Acid is a non-irritating, rapid exfoliating acid. Lactic works fast to slough off dead skin cells and Lactic can be more suited to those who prefer a gentler peel or for more sensitive skin types.
One of the main ingredients of a lactic acid peel is extracted from sour milk, and unlike other chemical peels, it can help skin with unbalanced pH factors that cause blocked pores and acne.
Due to the mild nature of Lactic 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.
Lactic 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.
40% Lactic Peel Ingredients: Water, Lactic Acid, HydroxyEthylCellulose/Acrylates Co-polymer, 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.