Noticably softer and smoother skin after only one use! Super gentle alpha hydroxy acid peel to exfoliate without scrubbing or tugging your skin. Reveals baby smooth skin with a glow like you stepped out of a spa!
Exfoliators slough off layers of old skin, little by little.
Dermatoglogists recommend 5 "must have's" in your anti aging skincare regimen:
1. gentle face wash
2. an exfoliator (either alpha hydroxy or glycolic acid)
3. a moisturizing facial lotion
4. a serum or lotion containing cosmetic "actives"
5. a good sunscreen
I sell this at another place too and it's my best seller! Be prepared for a baby soft face!
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy made from sour milk, like yogurt. You can do a yogurt mask, but it doesn't contain enough lactic acid to do much of anything for your skin.
The top layer of your skin is comprised of old dead skin cells, sebum, and dirt which forms a type of "glue" which is hard to remove. Sugar scrubs, scrubbie cloths, salt cubs, etc. can get most of this "glue" off but it can hurt your skin unless you do it gently.
Acid peels, on the other hand, remove all traces of old skin cells, revealing brand new baby skin below, without any scrubbing. Just a quick wipe with a cotton pad.
This is sometimes referred to as a "lunch time" peel, as it's so gentle, you can get one done on your lunch hour with no down time needed to heal. You can pay up to $75 for one peel at a spa!
I've diluted my acid down to 5% which is perfect for almost all skin types.
**IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN OR ROSACEA, you can add water to the cotton pad or I can mix a 2.5% for you.
You will receive a kit which includes one ounce of lactic acid (found in sour milk and our muscles) in an amber glass jar and a soothing neutralizer which contains soothers like aloe vera and calandula petals. The neutralizer is 1 ounce.
Also I will provide enough 100% cotton pads to get you started.
The lactic acid contains no preservatives or chemicals, just water and glycerin. The neutralizer contains a paraben and formaldahyde free preservative.
Use your peel starting at once per week and work you way up to 3x, or even daily.
When you put on the lactic acid, it will have a nutty smell and tingle/ sting a bit, but it's very gentle and will not hurt your skin. You leave it on for 10 to 15 mins. then spray the neutralizer and rinse off, apply moisturizer and sunscreen, and you're ready to go!
This glass bottle and neutralizer will last for many months of applications. Comes in a brown kraft tin tie bag with pretty hang tag ready for gift giving.
The neutralizer is great for refreshing your skin and can be used for many things to make you feel more comfortable. You can spray it on if you get a sunburn, or if your skin is red and irritated, and it will make you feel more comfortable. I use it on my puffy eyes when I have allergies to feel more comfortable. It feels great! It's super to use during a hot flash or even after a work out!
* Many dermatologists recommend those with acne to use a lactic (alpha hydroxy) or glycolic acid or beta hydroxy as part of their regimen.
* Lactic acid might make your skin photo-sensitive to the sun, so you must use sunscreen. If you stop using lactic acid, keep applying sunscreen up to a week afterwards.
* I don't like using cotton balls as they hold too much liquid and some could drop into your eye. So purchase pads instead.
* The maximum percentage of lactic acid I am legally allowed to sell for topical use is 10%. If you have bought a bottle of 5% and your skin does well, I can mix up a bottle of 10% for you.
There are many places on the web, selling medical strength lactic acid and other hydroxy peels, ranging from 30% (they call this a gentle peel for beginners but it's not!) up to 70 to 80% which is medical grade and needs to be applied by a doctor!. Be please careful! If you purchase these acids from these sites, it can burn your skin in higher concentrations, cause intense flaking, and dry areas which will last for several weeks, requiring antibiotics.
Many of these companies suggest you can dilute your acid down, yourself, if it's too high, but diluting takes a bit of finesse, a knowledge of math and mathmatical formulas, and a digital scale. What makes it extra hard is lactic acid, at it's highest concentration is sold at 88% not 100% so creates problems diluting!
Remember the snail! Slow and easy wins the race!
* My statements made in this listing are a result of the etsy integrity team's criteria for labeling non drug formulations.