This listing is for 100ml of pure 40% AHA Lactic Acid Skin Peel AND 100ml of pure 20% salicylic Acid BHA Skin Peel.
Please Note - 40% AHA Lactic Acid Skin Peel & 20% BHA Salicylic Acid Skin Peels are for someone that has already used a peel and does not have sensitive skin. Used for minor skin flaws.
I am an industrial formulation chemist by trade and have derived a pure grade of 40% Lactic Acid which uses food grade lactic acid and pure distilled water as the only ingredients. There are no chemical preservatives or additives. The pure grade of 20% Salicylic Acid uses pharmaceutical grade salicylic acid and pure pharmaceutical grade isopropanol as the only ingredients. There are no chemical preservatives or additives.
Lactic Acid Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring carboxylic acids, lactic acid is a natural constituent of sour milk and found in tomato juice. Lactic acid is known in the cosmetic industry for its line treatment with blemishing reduction properties. This makes it the perfect choice of peel for those with oily or combination skin who want the maximum line treatment benefits and blemish reduction properties of an Alpha HydroxyAcid peel. This is the mildest of the peel formulas and produces light peels for treatment of;
Areas of Dryness
Rough & Dry Skin
Ageing Skin & Wrinkles
Lactic Acid should not be used when the skin is broken, inflamed or damaged (cuts and grazes).
Salicylic Acid is a BHA (Beta Hydroxy acid) found naturally deep in the heart of Willow Bark and Sweet Birch trees. It is a highly effective skin peeling agent and an excellent pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties. It works by gently removing old cells from the skin allowing it to be replaced with healthy skin;
boosts collagen production and in turn balances oil production (less acne and blemishes)
lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Salicylic Acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect. This acid is able to penetrate the oily material blocking pores and flush it out. A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. Unlike Glycolic and Lactic Acids which are gradual peels, using a Salicylic peel may cause visible peeling that can last up to 3 days. Please note that Salicylic Acid Peels are not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation. Salicylic Acid is used for the following conditions:
Acne, Acne Scars, Blackheads/Whiteheads, Dry Skin,Sun-damaged Skin, Blotchy Pigmentation, Fine Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity, Large Pores, Bumps, Rosacea, Age Spots/Dark Spots, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hyperkeratosis, and Actinic keratosis
Directions for use
Lactic Acid skin peel - First Timers - It is advised for first time users to begin with a lower strength skin peel treatment. Initially cleanse the skin with a suitable cleanser / toner. Take a cotton pad and dampen with the solution. Apply the damp cotton pad to as mall area of the cheek and wait 1-2 minutes, and then wash with plenty of warm water to remove the peel. Then access your skin tolerance for this % of skin peel. There should be no redness, burning or formation ofblisters during the treatment. If this is the case discontinue use as your skin type is too sensitive for this particular strength of skin peel treatment. But, the skin can turn light pink during the peel process, after 48hrs the skin colour will return to normal.
General Procedure â€“ Wipe a dampened cottonpad over the face with the skin peel. Leave for 2 mins then wash off with plenty of warm water. Repeat every week increasing the time period of the peel on the face by 1 min each time for a period of 6 weeks in total. After the 6 weeks it is advised to allow the skin to rejuvenate for at least 2 weeks before beginning a further treatment regime. After each treatment use moisturizer to ensure the skin does not dry out. During sunny weather wear the appropriate sunscreen to protect the newly exposed skin cells (SPF15 is recommended). During the treatment phase the skin will peel and appear flaky after 1-2 days after treatment. This is a part of the treatment removing the dead skin cells.
Further information can be found here;
Salicylic Acid skin peel
Initially perform a spot skin test before applying theskin peel to the full area. Spot test on the inside of the wrist: Using a soaked cotton pad, applied with the skin peel, rub in a circular motion to the inside of the wrist. Wait and confirm that no irritation has occurred, and then apply as normal to the face as detailed below.
Applying to face:
1. Cleanseface with an oil-free cleanser and pat dry.
2. Apply the skin peel solution with a cotton pad and gently buff/rub the skin in a circular motion.
3. Leave on for 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on skin sensitivity.
4. Rinse well with warm water.
5. Apply Moisturizer and sunscreen (if required)
6. Repeat every one or two weeks
7. After 2 months, allow the skin a one month period to recover and then begin a new treatment regime.
The 100ml of 40% Lactic Acid Skin Peel treatment and 100ml of 20% Salicylic Acid Skin Peel Treatment will be supplied in 2 x 100ml HDPE heavy duty bottles and sent in a strong jiffy bag.
Health and Safety
I hold an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for compositions used in the formulation and it is available on request as a pdf file which I will send to you. All my products come with the appropriate labels.