Collection: Chemical scrubs

Chemical peels are a very popular cosmetic procedure used to improve skin texture and appearance. The skin of the face, hands and décolleté is treated with a chemical that helps remove the damaged surface layer of skin and reveals the fresher and more vibrant skin underneath. Chemical peels are performed to fade age spots and darkened skin patches, fight certain forms of acne, smooth fine lines and wrinkles caused by sunlight and aging, and reduce the visibility of scars.

There are different types of chemical scrubs, but they are usually divided into superficial, medium and deep. Here are some examples:

Scrubs with alpha hydroxy acid are the gentlest skin exfoliants. Formulated with naturally occurring carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, and malic acid, exfoliants are used to address problems related to fine lines, dry skin, acne, uneven pigmentation, and stimulate cell renewal and collagen and elastin production.
Scrubs with beta hydroxy acids are used to control sebum and acne, remove dead skin cells. Beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, have been shown to reduce acne breakouts and bumps.

Retinoic acid peels are performed by plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and dermatologists. This peel is deeper than a beta hydroxy acid peel and aims to remove scars, address pigmentation issues and smooth wrinkles.