FEB 2019

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26 @dayspamagazine • Februar y 2019 © GETTY IMAGES Which peels do you fi nd most effective? Julia Betzen, licensed esthetician and owner of Apeeling Skin in Parker, Colorado: My go-to in the treatment room is a salicylic acid peel, as it's predictable, self-neutralizing and suitable for all skin types. It's fantastic for clients with acne, and it's a brightening and pro-youth option for guests who want to address sun damage and fi ne lines. A trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is a nice step up for those with thicker skin who are dealing with textural issues, such as deeper lines and more moderate to severe sun damage. Savannah Willett, licensed esthetician at Viva Day Spa in Austin, Texas: For clients who've never had a peel, I start with an enzymatic option, which helps garner results while earning their trust. For someone I've seen more frequently, I offer a deeper, more aggressive peel that blends acids and a brightening agent. It addresses everything from hyperpigmentation to acne scarring, minimizing discoloration and improving texture. Adriana Gomez, head esthetician at AG Skincare in Weston, Florida: In my 30-plus years in aesthetics, I've found DermaSwiss Peelex Plus to be the most reliable peel line. Their alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) have adequate concentrations, and the pH levels can be safely used with any skin type—not just on the face but the body— so we're able to tailor treatments based upon clients' needs. These peels are great for concerns including acne, sun damage, stretch marks and aging, and they can even improve the appearance of the hands, underarms and elbows. Karen Adjmi, owner of Earthsavers Spa and Store in New Orleans: The best professional peels will be customized, based on the guest's skin type and goals. For sensitive skin, we choose non-acid options, such as vitamin, enzyme or peptide peels. Describe your most popular peels. Willett: I love the Éminence Arctic Berry Peptide Peel (30 min./$135), which begins with a dual cleanse and peptide peel, followed by a customized blend of nourishing serums and sun protection. It's perfect for those new to peels, as it delivers anti-infl ammatory benefi ts while providing deep exfoliation with very little downtime. Moreover, the polypeptides and botanical stem cells even out tone and texture, and omega-3 fatty acids leave skin glowing, hydrated and plumped. Adjmi: The DermAware Genesis Peel (60 min./$85) combines vitamin A and peptides to stimulate collagen production and treat loss of elasticity. It can Peels SPOTLIGHT DermaSwiss Peelex Plus DermAware True Beauty Peel Elina Organics Probiotic Peel Éminence Pro Salicylic Acid Peel 15% EmerginC Triple Threat Peel Skincare pros discuss the fi ner points of peels, from enzymes to acids. by Alexa Joy Sherman

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