Facial Peel

Facial Peel

 

We offer 3 different types of Facial Peel - all of which will be expertly carried out by our fully qualified technician here at Zap. We will discuss your skin type to select the most suitable product for you. Each of our treatments require a patch test at least 48 hours before first application.

SALICICYLIC ACID 2%

Salicylic acid is a very effective ingredient for treating oily/acne skin types that are prone to open pores and blackheads. Because it has a larger molecular structure to Glycolic Acid it stays on the surface of the skin longer giving it fantastic pore clearing capabilities. As this is a regular use peel, it gives far better results on congested skin than a weekly peel.

This 2% daily salicylic acid exfoliator is the perfect choice from treating skin complaints such as blackheads, enlarged pores, congested skin and acne where the skin is oily. Because these skin conditions are caused by the skin being clogged by excess oil and dead skin, using a peel daily will give far superior results than using a stronger peel once a week.

Salicylic Acid is much stronger than other acids, and therefore it is highly effective in lower percentage solutions. Salicylic acid is a proven and effective product for treating oily/acne skin that is prone to open pores and blackheads.

Beautiful faceLACTIC ACID 10% (INFUSED WITH ROSE)

Lactic acid is a mild chemical peel (Apha Hydroxy Acid or AHA) and is thought to be more accepted by the skin than other AHA's as our body produces lactic acid. This alcohol free chemical peel is infused with Rose Water and is the perfect treatment for dry or dehydrated skin suffering from hyperpigmentation, acne, dry/dull skin, ageing skin or to just freshen the complexion and revive your natural glow. PH 3.75

Since the days of ancient Egypt, people have been using ‘chemical exfoliation’ methods, also known as chemical peeling, to rejuvenate skin. The original chemical peel was Lactic Acid, an active ingredient of sour milk that was used topically by the nobles as part of an ancient skin rejuvenation regime. Cleopatra is famous for taking frequent baths in ass’s milk.

What is Lactic Acid? Lactic Acid is an AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Also known as a ‘Chemical Peel’ or the ‘Lunchtime Peel’, Alpha-hydroxy acids perform at the base of the stratum corneum (the top layers of your skin), dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.

What is it used for? Lactic Acid has been known to help the following conditions

  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Blotchy pigmentation, Hyperpigmentation (this product won't help chloasma, melasma or vitiligo)
  • Fine wrinkles

Whats the difference between Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid? Lactic acid is a milder exfoliator, it's also a humectant which means it helps the skin to retain moisture. Lactic Acid is the best choice if you suffer with dry or dehydrated skin.

GLYCOLIC ACID 10% (INFUSED WITH LAVENDER)

Our unique new formulation is infused with extracts of lavender and can be used more frequently than our other products. It helps to fade hyperpigmentation from sun damage or acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines, exfoliates dry skin without being abrasive and reduces acne breakouts.

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha hydroxy acid which performs at the base of the stratum corneum (the top layers of your skin), dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.

At the same time Glycolic Acid also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it elastic and line free; when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Replacing the collagen your skin has lost with age can help diminish crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.

Glycolic Acid has been known to help the following conditions

  • Acne
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Blotchy pigmentation, Hyperpigmentation (this product won't help chloasma, melasma or vitiligo)
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Discolouration or dark patches
  • Dry skin
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Age Spots

DO NOT USE If you are allergic or sensitive to Asprin (salicylic acid is asprin), If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, under the age of 17, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (dermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, Retin-a, laser therapy etc), if you have any broken veins/capillaries or if you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity such as (but not limited to) roaccutane and for 12 months after your course has been completed. People who commonly have cold sores may find that chemical peels can cause an outbreak of cold sores and may want to take their medication before use or avoid use altogether, do not apply salicylic acid to your skin while you have an active cold sore.

Salicylic Acid may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit strong sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Do not use sunbeds while using products containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

Book your free patch test today, call 01603 383425