Light to Medium-Level 40% Alpha Beta Combination Peel
2 Bottles of 30ml (1fl oz)
Enough for 8-10 full face peels
Suits most skin types
Use additional caution with sensitive skin & skin types above a “three” on the Fitzpatrick Scale
(A spot test is always recommended, no matter your skin tone)
2.0 - Glycolic
4.0 - Salicylic/Lactic
This peel is one step up from our 30% Alpha Beta peel. It can retexturize the skin, restoring the radiance of your youth. These easy to use peels combine the benefits of both the AHA's and BHA's, with little to light peeling at the 40% concentration.
These peels are repeated every three weeks and this kit provides enough peel solution for approximately 4-5 months worth of peels. Your skin will feel softer, look smoother, with improved texture and tone and reduced signs of sun damage. Those are the differences on the surface of your skin. With a peel of this strength, a full course of peels (8-10 peels) are needed to see optimal results.
This is a 30ml (1fl oz) bottle of each peeling agent (2 bottles total, 2 oz total), medical quality. Step one Salicylic/Lactic is pH 4, Step 2 Glycolic is pH 2, bottled in amber glass to preserve the activity of the product. Along with the peel you will receive a detailed instruction manual and a free sample of our best selling Microdermabrasion Crystals (one per shipment).
Chemical peels are versatile tools that are used to resurface the upper layers of your skin by loosening the bonds between the dead skin cells that dull your skin, while stimulating the collagen beneath the skin to form and align, which in turn plumps up the fine lines and scars from below the surface. They have been around since Cleopatra bathed in milk (contains lactic acid!) to make her skin smooth. Fortunately, science has made a lot of progress since then and the chemical peels available now are sophisticated and effective.
Our Alpha Beta peel contains both Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid. Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring chemical belonging to the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family. Derived from sugar cane, this important AHA is the smallest of the fruit acids and is able to penetrate the skin, allowing it to effectively dissolve the 'glue' that holds dead cells on the surface of the skin. The dead skin cells are what cause a dull, uneven skin tone, and the blocking of pores leading to blackheads and acne. This dissolving action of the Glycolic Acid allows the dead cells to slough off, leaving behind a smoother skin surface with clear pores. This also helps stimulate collagen formation under the skins surface which helps plump up the skin from beneath, smoothing out fine surface wrinkles and superficial scars.
Salicylic acid, a common beta hydroxy acid, has been used for treating acne for decades. In fact, acne treatment remains the primary use for beta hydroxy acids. Its effect on the epidermis and upper dermis are similar to those of prescription Retin-A, but with less irritation. It is soluble in oil and can exfoliate oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores. Therefore, it has a beneficial effect on acne, pigmentary disturbances, and sun damaged skin.
Because it does exfoliate, it has recently been added to formulations for chemical skin peels. Our 40% Alpha Beta peel is a light peel and is suitable for all skin types and both beginning and experienced peelers. There may be some redness right after the peel, but generally there is not much if any actual peeling. The 40% is very safe when used as directed, but is a strong, professional strength peel (pH 1) and should be used only as directed. As with all products, a patch test is recommended to see how your skin reacts to the peel. As with all exfoliating products, the use of sunscreen is essential to obtaining the results you are looking for.
If you are not able to commit to using a sunscreen, this is not the treatment you should choose as you will just damage your skin all over again!
Chemical peels should not be used on any sensitive areas of the body, including but not limited to the underarms and groin/genitals.