Glycolic acid stimulates collagen growth more effectively than any of the other peels. Its small molecule allows it to slip beneath the epidermis to reach the collagen fibers below and results in 15%-25% thickening over 12 weeks. Glycolic acid is also generally more suited to oily skin.
Lactic acid works on the surface of the skin to treat tone, texture, and pigmentation. The Lactic acid molecule works to pull moisture into the cells, and exfoliate surface cells which helps to perfect the skin’s surface and restore the skin’s natural glow.
Salicylic is known as the acne peel. It is the only molecule which is oil soluble and this allows it to penetrate into clogged pores and unplug sebum. The salicylic acid does not stimulate collagen formation, but can be used more frequently than the other peels without much risk for irritation.
For those who want the benefits of both Glycolic and Lactic we offer this combination peel that combines 25% Glycolic with 35% Lactic. You get all of the improvements of the Lactic, with the increased collagen stimulation of the glycolic. Although this peel is 60% total acid, it is generally well tolerated because the lactic and glycolic work on different levels or the skin.
Hands down the best peel for acne and oily skin. This is like Salicylic on steroids. You should expect some visible “flaking” of the skin 2 days after using the peel. This will help with active acne blemishes as well as old acne marks, and a variety of other skin problems. This peel is best for helping problem skin.
This peel is best for pigmentation and scarring. Similar to our BHA+ peel, with added ingredients which help fade pigmentation differences and even skin tone. If you suffer from old acne marks, age spots, or scars, this peel will be the most effective in helping you.