FEB 2019

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28 @dayspamagazine • Februar y 2019 be used on all skin types with zero downtime and great results. Gomez: The Jade Peel (45 min./$160) incorporates microdermabrasion and a jade stone, in addition to 30 percent glycolic acid and 15 percent mandelic acid. The glycolic is derived from sugar cane, and its lower molecular weight allows it to more deeply penetrate, so we typically recommend it for mature, thick, keratinized, wrinkled skin. The mandelic is retrieved from bitter almonds, and its higher molecular weight allows for slower and more superfi cial penetration without irritation. Betzen: My current favorite is the Rhonda Allison Acne Remedies Peel (45 min./$75), featuring a tomato enzyme that contains a myriad of naturally occurring acids: glycolic, ascorbic, acetic, chlorogenic, malic, lactic and tartaric, along with sulfur, squalane, zinc and selenium. Blending this with antibacterial mandelic acid and a healing Italian Herbal Peel powder not only addresses acne lesions but aids healing without overdrying the skin. My clients love how this treatment clears their complexions. What at-home peels or post-peel products do you recommend? Gomez: We suggest DermaSwiss Retinewal, formulated with Buddleja stem cells, niacin and grape seed extract. This product helps brighten skin, soften fi ne lines and reduce breakouts. Additionally, the brand's Glycocell gel has 12 percent glycolic acid with pH 3.5, and is a nice complement to clarifying treatments that address hyperpigmentation; because its pH is higher than the professional options, it's perfect for home care. Betzen: While I don't typically recommend at-home peels, Rhonda Allison's Derma Peel is a papaya and pineapple enzyme gel that's gentle yet effective for exfoliating dead, fl aky skin. Having clients on correctives is also a must: retinol to fi ght aging and acne; Mandelic Arginine Serum with amino acids and antioxidants for those who are more sensitive, or are pregnant or breastfeeding; skin-smoothing glycolic for textural issues; or even a gommage mask once a week. These products can help keep skin looking amazing between visits. Willett: I prefer that my clients use an enzyme or liquid exfoliation process at home, depending upon their goals and needs. Too much exfoliation can cause issues including dehydration and stripping of the skin, so using a gentle enzyme or toner with an acid base a few times a week is perfect. Ideally, they'll see me every month for more clinical peels, but maintenance at home is the key to maximizing results. Ilike Organic Skin Care AHA Fruit Peel Sanitas Lactic Acid Peel Mask Pevonia YouthRenew Hydra-Glow Peel Rhonda Allison Lotus Peel Repêchage Biolight Luminex Mask SPOTLIGHT "Lifestyle, tolerance and compliance are all important considerations when deciding which peel is best for which client." © GETTY IMAGES

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