The days are getting longer, bringing the joyful anticipation of the spring and warmer days. For many of us, our skin has had to combat the harshness of the cold and dry winter weather. Our skin feels parched, looks tired, and needs a springtime saviour.
As every season changes, so do the needs of our skin. This is the time to schedule that much needed appointment with your aesthetician, to have your skin analyzed and treated with your new springtime skin care regimen.
The first thing to schedule is a chemical peel, formulated with 30% AHA and/or BHA, to eliminate the dead and dry cells from your skin. When the build up is gone, the skin can be infused with nourishing serums and creams specifically chosen and personalized for your unique skin concerns. An occlusive Algomask is then applied to optimize the penetration of ingredients into the skin. This extreme hydrating and soothing mask will help to restore the appearance of your skin and provide a silky, soft feeling we all desire.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are water-soluble acids derived mainly from fruit acids or synthetic formulations. Lactic, glycolic, and mandelic acids are used alone or in combination in the G.M. Collin peels.
Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are lipid-soluble or oil-soluble, derived from wintergreen leaves, and sweet birch and willow barks. Salicylic acid is the most commonly used BHA. Due to its oil solubility, it is normally used in products formulated for oily to acne-prone skin.
Read more on AHAs and BHAs here.
G.M. Collin offers 4 types of chemical peels in spas to:
- Promote exfoliation of the skin’s surface layers
- Remove dead skin cells
- Improve the texture of the skin
- Reduce the visible signs of aging
- Diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Brighten the complexion
- Leave the skin feeling silky soft
In general, peels are contraindicated for extremely sensitive or irritated skin.
1. Lactic Acid Peel
Indicated for dry, flaky skin presenting the fine lines signalling the first signs of aging.
Contains lactic acid and vitamins C & E for increased antioxidant protection.
2. Derm Renewal Peel
Indicated for fine lines, wrinkles and congested skin of all types.
Contains lactic and glycolic acid in combination with arginine to provide a non-irritating exfoliation. Added zinc and copper amino acids assist to hydrate the skin.
3. Glycolic Peel
An intensive peel for lines and wrinkles, photo-aging, dull skin and imperfections.
Contains glycolic acid in combination with GALA (EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATYL GLUCOSIDE (Stabilized EGCG)) derived from green tea, and gallyl glucoside (Stabilized GALA) derived from Oak, for a powerful antioxidant effect.
4. Salicylic Peel
Indicated for oily, acne-prone skin.
Contains salicylic, mandelic, and glycolic acid to relieve blocked pores and ameliorate the redness and swelling associated with acne.
Seasonal skin analysis is a must for everyone. Seasons change and your product repertoire needs to change with them to keep looking as good as you feel!