Lactic acid is an AHA derived from milk. It's frequently used, alone or in combination with other AHAs, for light and medium skin peels. It's gentle enough to make a great maintenance peel for those who wish to extend the results of a deeper peel. It can help young users stave off the onset of age spots, sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Lactic acid is an alternative choice for those whose skin has become too accustomed other peeling agents, even other AHAs. Women who wish to continue their normal skin care routine during pregnancy can use lactic acid peels. Because lactic acid is so gentle, it's one of the best chemical peel choices for dark skin.
Lactic acid chemical peels have a number of skin health benefits. It stimulates collagen production to support skin structure and elasticity. It makes pores appear smaller and clears pores to treat acne. Lactic acid also: Smooths skin Fades discoloration to improve skin tone Clears pores to treat acne Treats skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea Eliminates fine lines, wrinkles and age spots Gently exfoliates dull, dead surface skin Conditions and moisturizes skin Speeds cell turnover for optimal skin health Lactic acid is one of the oldest chemical peeling agents in the world; it's been in use since the days of the ancient Egyptians. Lactic acid occurs naturally within the body, so it's one of the safest chemical peels available.
Lactic Acid 5% Daily Exfoliator Lactic Acid 5% Daily Exfoliator is one of the most gentle exfoliating skin treatments available. Chemical peel beginners can use it to build up a tolerance to peeling agents before a first-ever peel. Users with sensitive or young skin can use it daily to slow the signs of aging, fade blemishes, treat acne and moisturize skin. Lactic Acid 10% Deep Daily Exfoliator Lactic Acid 10% Deep Daily Exfoliator is a another great choice for skin peel beginners who wish to build a tolerance to peeling agents. It can moisturize and condition dry skin, and it's safe for dark skin. Use it between regular peels to enhance and extend peel results, or as a daily exfoliator to slow the signs of aging and keep skin firm, smooth and even in tone. Lactic Acid 20% Light Peel The Lactic Acid 20% Light Peel is the gentlest lactic acid peel available for home use, so it makes a great first-time peel for beginners. The 20% peel is suited to those with normal or dry skin. Users with darkly pigmented skin may use the 20% light peel. It can be layered with BHA to remove age and sun spots. Full results usually appear after a series of eight to ten peels. Use it every one to two weeks. Lactic Acid 30% Light-Medium Peel The Lactic Acid 30% Light-Medium Peel is a step up for users who have developed a tolerance to the 20% Light Peel. Beginners with hardy skin may start at this level for a more dramatic reduction in the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Use it every one to two weeks. Lactic Acid 40% Medium Peel The Lactic Acid 40% Medium Peel is suited to somewhat experienced users who have developed a tolerance for lactic acid at lower concentrations. This medium peel can have outstanding rejuvenation properties for mature skin with little tolerance to lactic acid or other AHAs. Use it every two to three weeks for silky, firm, clear skin. Lactic Acid 50% Medium-Deep Peel For more experienced users, the Lactic Acid 50% Medium-Deep Peel clears the complexion and gently melts away dull, dead cells from the skin's surface. Mature users find that this 50% lactic acid peel hydrates and soothes dry and sensitive skin. Lactic Acid 50% Medium-Deep Peel is great for men, especially men with sensitive skin. It clears pores to treat acne, fades blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone, and smooths skin texture, all while gently exfoliating dull surface skin. Use it every three to four weeks. Lactic Acid 60% Deep Peel For the most advanced users, the Lactic Acid 60% Deep Peel can lighten even the darkest hyperpigmentation and offers vastly accelerated cell turnover for perpetually incandescent skin. Even dark-skinned users can reverse the effects of sun damage, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and enjoy firm, supple, healthy younger-looking skin with this deep peel. Use it every three to four weeks. Peel Neutralizer Mist Soothe inflamed skin and stop the exfoliation process with Peel Neutralizer Mist, a vital component of any home skin peel.
All chemical peels carry risks of scarring, infection permanent skin color changes, and demarcation lines. Lactic acid chemical peels can make skin more sensitive to sunlight. Protect treated skin with a broad spectrum sunblock of SPF 30 or higher.