How to promote a glycolic acid chemical peel to clients
Clients who are unfamiliar with the benefits of glycolic acid can feel apprehensive about trying it for the first time — it’s the sound of the ‘acid’ bit that puts them off. Surely an acid would be harsh and damaging for the skin?
In actual fact, glycolic acid is a fantastic exfoliator that benefits the skin in countless ways. And, although it can leave the skin feeling tingly upon initial application, this warming (rather than burning) sensation indicates that it’s working its exfoliating magic.
Lots of high street skincare products contain glycolic acid. However, a higher percentage of acid (10% and upwards) is found in professional salon brands that are used for chemical peel treatments, like our brand new product The Chemical Peel.
Demystify glycolic acid for your client with these 10 handy explainers:
- Glycolic acid is a type of Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that most often comes from sugar cane.
- It exfoliates the surface of the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and revealing the new cells beneath. This brightens the skin, making it look fresher, softer and younger.
- Regular exfoliation that declogs the pores clears up blackheads and whiteheads too.
- Glycolic acid also helps to eliminate uneven pigmentation, so that the skin looks uniform. This is great for women who’ve developed darker patches of skin following a surge of hormones during pregnancy.
- Did you know glycolic acid stimulates collage production so it feels firmer? Plus it can reduce acne scarring and age spots.
- Because glycolic acid can penetrate deep into the skin, as well as exfoliate the surface layer, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Regular treatments with glycolic acid can transform the texture of the skin, rejuvenating it from deep within.
- A maximum-strength gylcolic acid peel is brilliant for kick-starting the skin’s renewal process.
- Salon chemical peels have a stronger formula, which means their effects are more noticeable on the skin than treatments done at home.
- The results are quicker and the acid works deeper than high-street alternatives.
***Always wear a sunscreen after a glycolic acid chemical peel to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.***