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Fruit Acid Facial Peel
is based on a standardised extraction of five plant species: Bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus), Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum), Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis), Lemon (Citrus limon), and Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum). When combined, these botanical extracts deliver five natural AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) to the skin: Lactic Acid (from Bilberry), Glycolic Acid (from Sugar Cane), Citric Acid (from Orange and Lemon), and Malic and Tartaric Acids (from Sugar Maple). Each respective AHA offers a different benefit to the skin though all possess exfoliating properties
Glycolic Acid is the most effective peeling agent. It works be loosening the bonds that attach the surface skin cells to the stratum corneum (the upper most layer of skin). As these surface skin cells are stripped, the user will notice an almost immediate improvement in the softness and smoothness of the complexion
Lactic Acid is known for it's potent moisturising and anti-ageing benefits. It boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the skin to provide a tighter and firmer complexion
Citric Acid, by a different mechanism also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
Malic and Tartaric Acid improves the elasticity of the skin
What strength Fruit Acid Peel should I use?
10% to 20% - light peel providing mild exfoliation. Ideal for first timers
30% to 40% - medium peel providing deeper exfoliation. Recommended for those with experience of lighter peels
50% - strong peel producing significant exfoliation. Use with caution. Experienced users only. Recommended for use on the body rather than the complexion.
We strongly recommend that first time users choose the 10% or 20% strength. After experience of using the milder peels then by all means try the 30% and 40% strengths. We strongly recommend you do not use 50% strength on the complexion unless you have used this strength on a previous occasion without any issues.
How to apply Fruit Acid Peel?
We send a comprehensive instruction booklet with every order. However for quick reference the procedure is as follows.
Ensure the skin is clean and dry.
Apply the solution to the skin by painting over the area with the brush (provided)
Do not apply the solution to the lips, eyelids, or nostrils (use Vaseline as a barrier if available)
For the first application leave the peel on the skin for 1 or 2 minutes before applying the neutraliser gel.
Leave the neutraliser gel on the skin for 1 minute and then rinse the skin thoroughly with warm water and pat dry
For each subsequent application add 1 minute to the time the peel is on the skin up to a maximum of 7 minutes
What to expect:
Our peels have been adjusted to minimise discomfort, but some stinging, especially if you have sensitive skin, is to be expected.
In the hours after application your skin might redden. Don't be concerned, it is quite normal and will soon subside.
Your skin may feel tighter afterwards. This is part of the exfoliating process and the skin will relax as the skin is shed.
Please note that how the skin reacts to the peel varies between individuals. Some may not experience stinging or reddening at all while others might experience pronounced stinging and reddening.
Do not apply the peel more than once per week - increasing the frequency will not improve the outcome. Do not exceed the recommended application times as indicated in the supplied instructions sheet.
Do not use any other exfoliating products or devices on the skin during the series of peels.
Using chemical peels makes the skin more vulnerable to the sun. Please make sure you use a sunscreen when out.
Use a good moisturiser daily.
Potential Side Effects
As long as you follow the supplied instructions carefully, conduct a patch test (see below), and, if using a peel for the first time, select one of the milder solutions (no higher than 30%) then there should be no issues. The only instances where we have been informed by customers about complications following application of the peel is when an inexperienced customer has used too strong a peel, has left the peel on the skin far beyond the recommended time, or they have used the peel more than once per week.
Peels do not suit everybody. Please ensure you carry out a patch test 24 hours prior to use.Apply a little of the solution to an unobtrusive area of skin (just behind the ear is ideal). Wait 24 hours and if the skin is fine then apply the peel to the complexion. If the skin is significantly reddened or inflamed then contact us for advice.
Do not apply fruit acid to broken or inflamed skin
Do not apply this product if you suffer from eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or other similar skin conditions.
Do not use after completing a course of Roaccutane. Roaccutane temporarily affects the skins ability to heal itself and until the skins normal restore and repair functions have been completely restored, using a peel will have a detrimental effect. Restoration might take anywhere from 2 months to 6 months. Please seek advice from your doctor or dermatologist
If you have any concerns about whether you should try this product please contact us first for advice.
What Will I Receive?
30ml Fruit Acid Peel (choice dependent)
50ml Neutralising gel in convenient dispenser
Peel: Water, Glycerine, Sodium Hydroxide
Neutraliser Gel: Water, SD Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide