Peel and Reveal Beautiful Skin

The cold temperatures of winter aren’t always kind to your skin. During the winter months, you may need to pay extra-close attention to your skin care regimen, using thicker moisturizers and drinking lots of water to keep your skin hydratedChemical peels involve the application of a special chemical solution on your skin to exfoliate away the dull, dead skin cells that make you look older than you are. After the old skin is gone, the healthy new skin just underneath can shine through, free of flaws and as fresh as when you were younger.

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 wintertime 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.

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!