Medium-Level 50% Alpha Beta Combination Chemical Peel
WHAT IS IT: This peel combines the benefits of both the AHA's and BHA's. The next step up from our 40% Alpha Beta peel, this is a light/medium peel, and is significantly stronger. This strength of peel is great for people who already know how their skin responds to a chemical peel. This is a 30ml (1fl oz) bottle of each peeling agent (2 bottles total, 2 oz total), medical quality, pH 1 in amber glass to preserve the activity of the product.
WHAT DOES IT DO: Our 50% Alpha Beta Chemical peels can truly stop your acne outbreaks in its tracks. The Beta component, Salicylic Acid, is a common treatment for acne, but we have increased the concentration to a more effective level than you can get over the counter. In addition, we have the second component: the Alpha Hydroxy acid (Glycolic acid). At 50%, it helps keep your skin exfoliated and fresh, preventing the ability of acne to form under the skin and in the pores.
HOW DO YOU USE IT: The 50% combo peel should be used by advanced users. These peels are repeated monthly and this kit provides enough peel solution for approximately 6 months worth of peels. Peels are applied for 3-10 minutes and then neutralized with baking soda. All peels are shipped with explicit instructions.
WHY USE A 50 PERCENT COMBO PEEL: 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT: This is one of our strongest "light-level" peels. It will cause considerable stinging and redness directly following the peel. Over the next 1-2 weeks, expect light to moderate peeling.
OTHER INFORMATION: 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.