Skinceuticals’ Advanced Corrective Peel is considered a deep, superficial chemical peel.
Last week I went to Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery‘s office for my first ever chemical peel. Of course I expected a Samantha moment and told all my friends I’d be inside, peeling, for the next two days so no, I didn’t want to go to brunch. Plus, I hate brunch.
My peel was Thursday night, a calculated appointment day, because of the lifecycle of a peel: Your skin begins to peel the next day, for only a few days, so if you go on a Thursday, you have the weekend to “recover” (I use that term very loosely, because there is actually no needed down time).
I opted for the Skinceuticals Advanced Corrective peel that contains 14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic acid, and 10% phenylethyl resorcinol. A new treatment, this combo of ingredients has never been used together in a chemical peel until now. Salicylic acid is what you see in most acne products because it unclogs pores and regulates oil production. Lactic acid exfoliates, hydrates, and has disinfectant properties. Phenylethyl Resorcinol is an antioxidant derived from Scotch pine bark that lightens hyperpigmentation.
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