Lactic Acid is a member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid group of chemicals* and is a close relative of Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid and others.
Lactic acid peel vs glycolic acid peel
Lactic Acid produces very similar results as Glycolic Acid when applied to the skin in a properly formulated peel solution but as it is milder than Glycolic Acid it is less likely to provoke inflammation. Lactic acid may be less drying than glycolic acid as lactic acid is one of the natural moisturising factors (NMF) in our skin.
A lactic acid peel is safe to use at home when formulated correctly. The strength of the peel is determined by the concentration of lactic acid and the pH (the measurement of acidity) of the peel.
Lactic Acid Skin Benefits
Exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface leaving the skin softer, smoother, and brighter.
Encourages skin cell turnover and boosts collagen production
10% to 20% – Mild peel providing slight exfoliation. Ideal for first timers
30% to 40% – medium peel providing deeper exfoliation. Recommended for those with experience of milder peels
50% to 60% – strong peel producing significant exfoliation. Use with caution. Experienced users only
What Will I Receive?
30ml Lactic Peel (as per choice)
50ml Neutralising Gel
Lactic Acid will make the skin more prone to sun-damage. Ensure you use a sunscreen when out, especially in strong sunlight
Lactic Peels do not suit everybody. Please ensure you carry out a patch test 24 hours prior to use.