The Lowdown on Retinol Peels

We’ve all heard the word ‘retinol’ being bandied around skincare circles, but when it comes down to it – how many of us actually know what a retinol treatment is? Lucky for you, we’re here to sort the fact from the fiction!

Who is a Retinol Peel for?

A Retinol Peel is ideal for those wanting to rejuvenate, hydrate and refresh their complexion. It also effectively prevents acne flair ups and helps to clear the skin of this condition.

The Advanced Retinol Peel we offer is from DermaQuest and is a mild to moderate peel, suitable for most skin types. It is particularly ideal for those with acne or pigmentation, and for those who want to reduce visible signs of ageing.

What is a Retinol Peel?

Now for the ‘sciencey’ bit… This treatment, as you might have guessed from the name, contains retinol. Retinol is a form of vitamin A, which encourages the growth of skin cells once it is applied to the skin. Due to its small molecular size, retinol is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. As this is where the live skin cells reside, the retinol reaching this level gives your skin cells encouragement to grow. This in turn means that there are more skin cells able to move towards the surface of the skin, renewing the dead or dying cells.

So, to put all that in slightly simpler terms, Retinol Peels help maintain the general appearance and health of the skin and are particularly effective on acne prone skin. The retinol unclogs pores and reduces acne outbreaks by allowing the cleansed skin to heal.

What are the main benefits of a Retinol Peel?

There are both short term and long-term benefits after to this treatment, which is one of its great advantages. After a Retinol Peel, your skin will be hydrated and feel more even on the surface due to the increased number of fresh skin cells now on the surface of your skin. Acne flare-ups will be calmed and symptoms reduced.

This treatment is also fantastic for anti-ageing and can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosting the skin’s elasticity and plumpness, and slowing down the breakdown of natural collagen.

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Is a Retinol Peel right for me?

The Advanced Retinol Peel is suitable for most skin types but is particularly effective on ageing and acne prone skin. To find out if the Advanced Retinol Peel can benefit your skin, book a free consultation with one of our expert practitioners.