Super Gentle Peels For Sensitive Skin

Now that winter has officially kicked into gear, dullness, congestion, dryness and overall sluggishness will quickly become most of your clients’ main skin concerns. This means you’re sure to receive a bit of a spike in popularity for your exfoliating or peel treatments.

It’s a common misconception that peels should be avoided by those with sensitive skin, but there are plenty of mild options designed especially for sensitive skin that won’t cause irritation. Of course it depends on the condition you’re treating, but generally for sensitive skins, a gentle blend of TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and lactic acids works best. And during this time of year, we guarantee your clients will be looking for peels – including your red and reactive beauties!

So before you shut down your sensitive-skinned clients when they request a peel, consider our curated list of options gentle enough for all.

SkinCeuticals Micropeel Sensitive Skin Solution
Formulated with niacin, lactic acid, and usnic acid, Micropeel Sensitive Skin Solution gently exfoliates all types of skin, decongests pores, hydrates skin, and helps improves the appearance of photodamage.

PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free
This enhanced Hydroquinone Free solution is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin or those allergic to or sensitive to hydroquinone. This treatment will aid in unclogging pores, clearing acne and rejuvenating the skin with its blend of brightening ingredients and alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

Skinstitut AHA Enzyme Peel
Skinstitut AHA Enzyme Peel is an active treatment option that uses enzymes to micro-exfoliate and refresh skin, and is a gentle option for all skin types. The treatment is designed to soothe, hydrate and renew all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated and sensitised skin. It’s a perfect treatment to re-fresh skin. There’s no down-time and only slight redness, if any, after the treatment.

Medik8 Superfacial
A specially chosen blend of eight active ingredients selected for both potency and gentle mechanisms of action, Medik8 Superfacial; unlike traditional chemical peels that induce peeling in order to reveal new skin, contains papain – a naturally derived enzyme that ‘digests’ the superficial dead skin cells that can lead to the appearance of a dull complexion. The enzymatic action ensures that skin is left radiant, with no peeling and minimal erythema, guaranteeing virtually no downtime.

HydroPeptide Blueberry Peel
Sensitive skin will be left glowing after HydroPeptide Blueberry Peel – a gentle mandelic and lactic acid peel. Globularia Cordifolia stem cells, peptides and the antioxidant power of blueberry and vanilla will even skin tone, smooth texture and minimise redness and irritation, while Mandelic acid gently expedites cell turnover and brightens dull complexions. Acetyl Hexapeptide-37 improves water flux and barrier integrity for enhanced hydration and the plant stem cell, Globularia Cordifolia, helps reduce pro-aging agents and micro-inflammation. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8 helps to protect skin against sensitivity and reduce the appearance of enlarged capillaries.