Peel Season is upon us...
A closer look into the new key ingredient in the Ultra Clear range - Mandelic Acid!
Mandelic Acid is an AHA that is derived from bitter almonds! It works to decongest skin by deeply exfoliating and cleaning pores. Mandelic Acid is also available in a professional-only skin peel that is an exceptional in clinic treatment for congested or problematic skin! Ask your Ultra Skin Expert for a Vita-CLEAR Skin Workout today!
This Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is found in its natural form in almonds, and is a potent ingredient for reducing the dead cells on our skin's surface. In skin treatments, it is used to combat the blotchiness of hyperpigmentation and minimise the appearance of melasma, fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be beneficial for patients with acne.
Thanks to the clearing of dead skin cells, Mandelic Acid can help to minimise pores and alleviate acne symptoms, as well as targeting skin discolouration. During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight tingling, but no pain.
This type of treatment has a minimal physical peeling effect but this doesn't mean it's not working hard for you. Rather than producing a lot of physical peeling, Mandelic Acid encourages the skin's own regenerative functions. It is suitable for use on most skin types, and is safe for women during pregnancy – be sure to consult a skin technician about your suitability for any peel, especially if you have been on medication.
Like any other facial treatment, the effects of a Mandelic Acid Peel can be enhanced through proper aftercare, usually through the use of skin care products recommended by your skin technician.