MANDELIC ACID CHEMICAL PEEL
Mandelic acid belongs to a class of acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids. Whilst no doubt, effective skin exfoliants, they can be irritating to a greater or lesser degree. Polyhydroxy Acids are next generation skin exfoliants. This new class of peeling acid is milder and provoke little to no stinging or post application inflammation. For that reason they are regarded by dermatologists as superior to standard alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic, lactic, and mandelic acids. We have created a mandelic peel that combines the best of both types of acid.
With this new peel we can offer:
- improved outcomes
- significantly reduced stinging and inflammation
- improved moisturisation
- anti-oxidant benefits
The go to peel for hyper-pigmented and blemished skin. Mandelic Acid Peel offers very similar benefits to other Alpha Hydroxy Acids such as Glycolic and Lactic Acid but has the added benefit of being able to help reduce blemishes, melasma and other pigmentation issues from the skin.
To enhance the performance of a mandelic peel and accelerate minimisation of hyperpigmentation we recommend daily use of our Luminosa Cream
MANDELIC ACID PEEL AT HOME
SR-Skincare Mandelic Peel is designed to be safe for home use. All our peels are buffered to ensure that the level of acidity is at a level that will not cause significant discomfort during application or provoke undue post application inflammation and reddening of the skin.
MANDELIC ACID PEEL BENEFITS
Exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface leaving the skin softer, smoother, and brighter.
Encourages skin cell turnover and boosts collagen production
Regarded as the best peel for treating blemishes and hyperpigmention
The best peel for African, African American, and Asian skin types.
Considered to be less irritating than glycolic acid and therefore a better choice for sensitive skin types.
Mild solutions are reported to be effective on rosacea affected skin.
Mandelic Acid is the only Alpha-hydroxy acid that can work within the pores to relieve congestion and so can help reduce acne outbreaks and may reduce enlarged pores.
According to Taylor,  chemical peeling with mandelic acid, when compared with glycolic acid peel, produced less erythema and was less likely to result in crusting and blistering side effects. Acne improved remarkably in many patients treated for inflammatory pustular, papular, and comedonal acne. Many acne patients who were resistant to both systemic and topical antibiotics have responded very well to mandelic acid. Reference
10% – very mild. may be used twice weekly. Suitable for sensitive skin and first time users
15% – mild peel – used once per week. Provides slight exfoliation. Ideal for slight blemishes and pigmentation
20% – 25% – medium strength peel. Will provide slight peeling. Best choice for more significant blemishes.
HOW TO USE
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 Will I Receive?
30ml Mandelic Peel as per choice
50ml Neutralising Gel
Sun exposure. Mandelic Acid will make the skin more prone to sun-damage. Ensure you use a sunscreen when out, especially in strong sunlight
Mandelic Peels do not suit everybody. Please ensure you carry out a patch test 24 hours prior to use
Potential Side Effects
When purchasing a peel for home use it is important to make sure you receive a buffered solution, A buffered solution is one where the acidity of the peel solution is adjusted to minimise potential inflammation. SR-Skincare peel solutions are always buffered. Given that our mandelic peels are buffered and are available in only mild to medium strengths there is little potential for side effects.
Should your skin be unduly sensitive then you might experience a slight reddening of the skin followed by mild itching and some flaking of the skin. However these occurrences would be exceptional and even in the unlikely event that your skin does experience such an outcome please be assured that the skin will settle very quickly (within a day or two).
If purchasing this peel as a treatment for hyperpigmented or blemished skin then please consider combining a mandelic acid peel with one of our blemish reducing creams. (see links below). The combination of peel and blemish reducing cream will provide a synergistic boost and enhance the blemish reduction process.