1 – Exfoliation
A chemical peel made with fruit acids (AHA, alpha hydroxy acids), mainly glycolic acid, allows for:
• The exfoliation of the stratum corneum of the epidermis
The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the skin, and is therefore that which is most exposed to the effects of time. It generally thickens as the skin becomes more mature, thus resulting in an alteration of the facial skin’s colour (the skin appears dull and grey), as well as the appearance of spots.
• Increased cell turnover
The chemical exfoliation process stimulates rapid cell renewal, which helps to improve the physiological state of the skin (better oxygenation, elasticity and skin tone, with improved collagen and elastin synthesis).
• Smooth and radiant skin
The removal of the most superficial layers and the exposureof the underlying layers renders the skin smoother and more radiant.