Intense Mini-Peel - 40% Lactic Acid
This 40% Lactic Acid peel is an effective peel, yet milder on the skin than our other two Intense Mini-Peels. Lactic Acid comes from sour milk and is best for those who are under 35 years of age, those with sensitive skin, those prone to break-outs, or those who want to try a chemical peel for the first time. It has a pH of 2.2 with a large molecule size, thus, there will be no redness or irritation which can occur with some glycolic peels. It rapidly exfoliates without irritation. Lactic Acid is not only a superior exfoliator but may be one of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation. The use of Lactic Acid will help stimulate and speed cell turnover, thereby producing more vibrant and younger-looking skin. The top layer of skin will be thinned by the exfoliation of dead cells, but in the deeper layers of skin, new collagen will be stimulated and the skin will actually become thicker, tighter and more firm.
Distilled Water, Lactic acid, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose and Sodium Hydroxide. pH 2.2
- Cleanse face with an oil-free cleanser and pat dry.
- Liberally apply the product using fingers or cotton ball, avoiding the area around the eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. Do NOT rub into skin.
- Leave for 2 – 6 minutes.
- Wash-off using copious amounts of warm water and soap. Note: a mixture of Baking Soda and Water can also be used, though water and soap will suffice at fully removing the product from the skin at this level.
- Repeat every 7 days, maximum, for the 1st month of use. Thereafter you may increase use to every 5 days and for up to 7 minutes, maximum.