The Different Types of Skin Peels

By [email protected] 3rd August 2022 Category: Advice

Skin peels use the power of acids and other active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten your complexion. The treatment encourages the growth of new cells and the production of collagen, which helps the skin look fresher, clearer, and brighter.

At sk:n, we offer a variety of top-of-the-line Medik8 skin peels that remove dead skin cells and encourage new ones to grow, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. Read on to learn how they work.


What are Medik8 peels?

Professional-grade exfoliating acids are used in Medik8 chemical peels to help resurface and retexture the skin. Acids and enzymes are used in skin peel treatments to remove the top layers of skin and reveal newer, clearer, smoother, younger-looking skin underneath.

Skin peels contain a powerful mix of ingredients that work together to reduce the look of open pores, get rid of dead skin cells, treat blemishes, acne, and pigmentation, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.


The 6 types of chemical peel

Medik8 professional peels are made up of six different peels that are each specially made to help with anti-ageing, pigmentation, and acne problems.

Rewind: A targeted formula that helps boost collagen production to make fine lines and wrinkles look less noticeable.

Containing: 25% glycolic, 20% mandelic, 5% pyruvic pH 2.2

Even: A brightening peel that treats sun damage, uneven skin tone, and dark spots. Helps your skin look smoother and brighter again.

Containing: 40% lactic, 10% glycolic pH 2.2

Clarity: A strong mix of acids that go deep into pores to clear up and unclog the skin. Brings blemishes under control quickly and cuts the chance of future breakouts by a lot.

Containing: 25% mandelic, 11% glycolic, 11% lactic, 2% salicylic, 1% LHA pH 2.2

Universal AHA: It can be used by anyone with any kind of skin problem, and it brightens, smoothes, clears, and wakes up the skin. Perfect for a first peel or to keep the results of previous peels.

Containing: 8% glycolic, 8% lactic, 8% mandelic pH 2.2

Sensitive PHA: A new addition for people with skin that is very sensitive or prone to redness to make the skin’s texture look smoother and help build a stronger skin barrier.

Containing: 30% gluconolactone pH 2.2

Eye Reveal: A very gentle but effective way to get rid of signs of ageing around the eyes.

Containing: 8% mandelic acid, 4.5% lactic acid, 3% gluconolactone pH 2.2


Mono peels

Medik8 also has single-acid peels for care that is even more customised. Your Medik8 expert can choose from a variety of strengths. After a skin consultation, your dermatologist will figure out how many layers of active ingredients you need.

Mono Glycolic TR: A strong alpha hydroxy acid that works well to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal new ones. This leads to fewer clogged pores, a smoother skin surface, and more collagen production, all of which makes the skin healthier. It smooths the skin’s surface, and keeps pores from getting clogged.

Mono Lactic TR: A strong but delicate alpha hydroxy acid that gets rid of dead skin cells and helps trigger cell renewal. The result is fresh, healthy skin that looks more even and bright. Helps renew skin cells and block tyrosinase for an even skin tone.

Mono Mandelic TR: An alpha hydroxy acid with the strength of a beta hydroxy acid. It breaks up the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum and starts the process of cellular renewal. Fine lines are smoothed out, pore blockages are broken up, and cell renewal is triggered, giving the skin a new, clear look and making it look fresh and healthy.


Find your nearest clinic and arrange a consultation with one of our dermatologists for advice on how chemical skin peels can work for you.

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