AHA, lactic acid, the benefits of facial peel
what is AHA?
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), are natural acids derived from fruits and vegetables such as oranges or lemons.
what are the benefits of AHA peel?
Alpha hydroxy acids act as chemical exfoliants, which help to loosen and get rid of the dead skin cells on your skin's surface. The acids are more effective than abrasive exfoliants, such as scrubs and cloths, according to the Harvard Medical School.
skin Lightening Effects
Sun damage, scars and other health problems can lead to hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration on your face. Although a cosmetic concealer can camouflage the discolorations, it doesn't correct your actual skin tone. AHA can help to inhibit melanin formation and remove discolorations that leave your skin tone dark.
Surface debris and dead skin inhibits your skin's ability to absorb the active ingredients in your skincare creams and serums. Alpha hydroxy acids remove these surface deposits to expose the underlying cells. They can optimize your skin's absorption levels so you get the maximum results from your favorite skincare products.
AHA can reduce the severity of surface lines and wrinkles in a few ways: the acids take off the top, damaged layer of skin, revealing less-damaged skin beneath and allowing for the regrowth of skin cells. The acids also may enhance your body's production of collagen, the protein that plumps and firms the skin surface.
does AHA peel suit all skin type?
You've two types of AHA peel: the chemical ones and the enzymes ones. Enzymes are reported to diminish scars, age spots, fine lines, and discolouration, and may also penetrate the skin to cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture.
At Biotyspa, we always chose the natural way and less abrasive treatments to your skin, that's why we offer two chemical-free AHA peel certified organic and vegan, non invasive and with no down time:
AHA rejuvenate peel (13%)
Blending AHA’s with enzymes, this bio-active peel is designed to refine and rejuvenate the skin offering an instant glowing effect without any skin damages (needs to be followed by one of our advanced facial). For all skin type (expect broken/irritated/ultra sensitive skin). Especially recommended for dry skin, dull skin, fragile/thine skin.
AHA + lactic + enzyme peel (39%)
The lactic+ enzyme compound combines pure lactic powder with enzyme rich and potent organic dehydrated fruit powders, to deliver a powerful active boost to the AHA rejuvenate peel. This peel will aid to refine, resurface and rejuvenate the complexion. Especially recommended for pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, uneven skin, acne scars, and thick skin.
check out our before / after pic below
how often should you do AHA peel?
Winter season is the perfect time to do AHA peel. We generally recommend to do a winter course of one every three weeks for normal skin OR an intense course of once a week for acne scars, enlarged pores, skin sagging, fine lines/wrinkles.
how to prepare / maintain your skin before / after a peel?
To get the best results with your peel facial, we recommend you to prepare/maintain your skin with home care that will lightly peel your skin from impurities and dead cells, like a Lactic Cleanser, Enzyme cream...to enhance cells renewal and stimulate collagen production. At Biotyspa, our therapist are highly trained and qualified to give you customisable beauty selection, among our range of organic and vegan skincare.