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    Skin Peels Revealed

Peels. Let’s be honest. The first thing that likely springs to mind is celebs getting snapped with red faces, and Samantha from Sex and the City after that incident. Well, that might be your preconception if you’re not a beautician, model or cosmeceutical professional, that is…

Peels are ultra-effective treatments, and the beauty industry’s first choice when it comes to our own skincare essentials. But if you’re like 99% of the population and a little bit scared and yet to try a peel, read on. In reality, peels are a powerful, flexible addition to your beauty regime, whether you want to cleanse deeply or effectively treat everything from fine lines to acne. Isn’t it about time to learn a bit more about them and how they work, then debunk a myth or two.

What kind of peels do DestinationSkin offer?

We offer a range of peels specially formulated to boost radiance, hydration and improve the overall tone and texture of your skin.

Entry level peels

Agera Vitamin C peel – our gentlest option, ideal for your first peel. It offers a really deep cleanse, for a fresh, glowing complexion. You’ll see an improvement in tone and texture, reduced redness and pigmentation and an improvement in acne and fine lines. Even though this peel is gentle it’s also powerful and you can see the results in an instant.  This peel can also be tailored to your skin type and level of active ingredients can be increased to make it a more advanced peel.


DermaQuest Pumpkin Peel – is our intermediate peel, ideal for most skin types. Glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid are the active ingredients – they deep cleanses and dissolve tired skin cells – plus pumpkin pulp which strengthens collagen beneath the skin surface.

Obagi Blue Radiance Peel ¬– this peel is a great ‘all-rounder’. It’s suitable most skins, and works very quickly to exfoliate, tighten, refresh and brighten skin. You’ll also notice an improvement in fine lines and on many cases, pigmentation.

DermaQuest Glycolic Stem Cell Peel – this peel is perfect for aging and acne-prone skin. It heals from within, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and in the dermal matrix to smooth away wrinkles and lines, and improve acne.

Advanced peels

DermaQuest TCA peel – an advanced option, perfect for deeper pigmentation and comedonal acne. It gently dissolves the top layer of the stratum corneum (very top layer of the skin), revealing fresh, new skin cells underneath, leaving your skin soft and smooth with flaws visibly improved.

Epionce Corrective Peel – this peel is ideal for anyone who suffers hyperpigmentation. It deeply cleanses pores and lifts away old skin cells, smoothing the skin and improving the appearance of fine lines as it evens your skin’s tone.

What’s right for me?

It’s best to have a chat with your practitioner about what will suit your skin best, though did you know that peels can be combined? That way, you can target different problems simultaneously for beautifully radiant results! We offer free consultations where your practitioner can discuss which peel is right for your skin type and what kind of results you can expect.

How do they work?

Different peels work in different ways, though the process is similar for all.  After prepping and protecting delicate areas like around your eyes, your specialist will gently brush on the peel solution. You might feel a little tingly and it will feel warm on your face – this is the active ingredients getting to work. After the peel, your practitioner will cleanse away every trace of the peel, then to be sure there’s nothing active left on your skin, using a specially formulated neutralising solution. They’ll then moisturise, sooth and protect with appropriate products, and recommend an after care routine including cleanser, advanced B5, anti-oxidants and that always-essential SPF.

Will it hurt?

Absolutely not. Many customers say they really enjoy their peels – the process has been described as ‘a bit like an intense facial’. Whilst the solution gets to work, you might feel tingling and your face will get warm, but it’s not uncomfortable.

Won’t my skin, well, peel?

The peel bit of the peel is at a cellular level, depending on what level peel you go for there might be some mild peeling.  This generally occurs with the more advanced peels such as TCA and Epionce.  If you have any concerns please speak to one of our expert practitioners within your consultation.

Will I be able to go to work?

All our peels are ‘no down time’, and there’s no need to worry about skin shedding, redness or irritation. In the case of intermediate and advanced peels, your practitioner will prescribe products to prepare your skin before hand. In all cases, they’ll recommend an aftercare routine to keep your fresh new skin looking and feeling gorgeous.

So now you know all about peels, are you ready to take the plunge, refresh and revitalise this Spring?  Join the likes of happy customer S.Ali, who’s now a peel convert:

“I was nervous having my first skin peel, but after walking into such a beautiful clinic and meeting my practitioner, I felt at ease straight away.  My skin felt soft, smooth and revitalised. I’ve recommended it to all my friends.”

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