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25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel

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Skin Perfecting

25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel

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A multi-acid, rinse-off exfoliant peel that dramatically resurfaces skin to visibly smooth wrinkles, refine rough, bumpy texture, brighten tone & unclog pores. 

  • 25% AHA blend addresses advanced signs of aging
  • 2% BHA unclogs & decongests enlarged pores
  • Smooth, liquid-gel texture
  • Rinse-off formula leaves skin soft & glowing
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Why is it different?

This concentrated peel dramatically improves multiple signs of aging, sun damage and congested pores with a powerful multi-acid blend. 2% salicylic + a potent AHA blend of 8.4% glycolic acid, 7.1% lactic acid, 5% mandelic acid, 2.5% malic acid and 2% tartaric acid deliver gentle, multi-level resurfacing. Plant extracts like bisabolol from chamomile, glycyrrhetinic acid from licorice and allantoin soothe skin while the acids go to work. Naturally derived butterfly pea flower calms and gives the peel its natural lilac color. The pH range is tightly controlled to stay within the safe and efficacious range of 3.5-3.9.


2022 Beauty Insider’s Beauty & Wellness Awards - Reader’s Choice Award Best Facial Exfoliator
2021 Allure Best of Beauty Award, Best Peel
2021 Daily Vanity Editor's & Readers' Choice

What does it do?

This liquid-gel peel glides over skin and immediately goes to work to address multiple signs of aging. AHA, a water-soluble exfoliant, addresses wrinkles, fine lines and rough, crepey texture. Oil-soluble BHA penetrates pores to unclog, refine and soothe. The result after rinsing? Hydrated, supple, ultra-glowy skin.

How to use?

Weekly, apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin, avoiding the immediate eye area and lips. Leave on for ten minutes then rinse using warm water. Pat dry. Do not use other exfoliants at the same time as this product. Do not use more than once per week.

Note: Slight tingling may occur; if this happens, it should subside within a moment or two. If it does not subside or intensifies, immediately rinse peel with warm water. Do not use on compromised, sensitized skin.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: This product contains alpha hydroxy acids, ingredients that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

If you have a salicylate allergy, check with your physician before using any products that contain salicylic acid.

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RESEARCH

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2019, pages 325-331
Frontiers in Plant Science, May 2019, ePublication
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, August 2018, pages 21-28
Molecules, April 2018, ePublication
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, January 2018, pages 245-251
Scientific Reports, January 2016, ePublication
Medical Archives, December 2015, pages 414-416
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2014, pages 173-181

INGREDIENTS

Key Ingredients
Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Bisobolol, Butterfly Pea Flower

Product Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Lactic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Mandelic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Tartaric Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Propanediol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant,) Malic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Clitoria Ternatea (Butterfly Pea) Flower Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin replenishing), Glycyrrhetinic Acid (licorice-derived skin soothing), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin soothing), Allantoin (skin soothing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate (emulsifier), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 (stabilizer/thickener), Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) (mineral-derived pigment), Mica (CI 77019) (mineral-derived pigment), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

FAQ

Who is the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel for?
This AHA BHA peel is suitable for all skin types. It’s ideal for advanced signs of aging, sun damage, severely clogged pores, or for anyone who simply wants to try an effective at-home peel.

Can I use other products after using the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant peel?
Yes, most people can use other products (including those with other active ingredients, except for other exfoliants) after using this peel. Because the peel is rinsed from skin, it is fine to follow up with other boosters, serums or treatments. In fact, with routine use, this peel will help your leave-on treatments work even better. As a standard precaution, do pay attention to how your skin responds to your actives and adjust application frequency as needed.

Can you use 25% AHA + 2% BHA after exfoliating?
No, you should not use this rinse-off peel after exfoliating. It’s designed to be used weekly in place of your usual exfoliant to complement your current exfoliation routine. You can use the peel as your only exfoliant but alternating it with one of our leave-on options delivers more consistent results by maintaining skin’s natural exfoliation levels. If you have particularly stubborn concerns, experiment to see what works best for you.

Is the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel safe for those with darker skin tones?
Yes, the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel was formulated to be safe for all skin tones and types.

How often to use this AHA BHA peel?
We recommend using this high-strength AHA BHA peel once weekly after cleansing and before applying any leave-on products.

What to use after this AHA BHA peel?
After using this AHA BHA peel, continue with the rest of your normal skin care routine, layering toners, serums, treatments and moisturizers in order from thinnest to thickest texture. For daytime, always finish with SPF 30+.

What NOT to use after this AHA BHA peel?
You can use most skin care ingredients and products after using 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel, layering from thinnest to thickest texture. As mentioned above, avoid using your daily and weekly exfoliant in the same routine. If using other high-strength active ingredients (especially for the first time), patch test for tolerability, pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage as needed.

Can I use niacinamide after this AHA BHA peel?
Yes, you can use niacinamide after using this AHA BHA peel. Niacinamide not only complements the peel’s pore-refining capabilities, but it also helps strengthen skin’s barrier. We always recommend paying attention to how your skin responds to this combination and adjust as needed. If using a high concentration of niacinamide, or when using these products for the first time, consider patch testing first before applying over your entire face.

Can I use hyaluronic acid after this AHA BHA peel?
Yes, you can use hyaluronic acid after using this AHA BHA peel. Hyaluronic acid’s hydration-boosting abilities enhance the natural glow the peel provides. We always recommend paying attention to how your skin responds to this combination and adjust as needed. When using these products for the first time, consider patch testing first before applying over your entire face.

Can I use retinol after this AHA BHA peel?
Yes, you can use retinol after using this AHA BHA peel. Retinol’s texture-smoothing and skin-restoring properties build on the peel’s ability to address advanced signs of aging. We always recommend paying attention to how your skin responds to this combination and adjust as needed. If using a high concentration of retinol, or when using these products for the first time, consider patch testing first before applying over your entire face.

Can I use a vitamin C serum after this AHA BHA peel?
Yes, you can use vitamin C serums or other vitamin C products after this AHA BHA peel. We always recommend paying attention to how your skin responds to this combination and adjust as needed. If using a high concentration of vitamin C, or when using these products for the first time, consider patch testing first before applying over your entire face.

If I’m already getting professional peels from my doctor/esthetician, can I use this in between peel sessions?
We recommend checking with your doctor or esthetician for their advice in terms of post-care products. If a series of peels are administered, you should be able to use the 25% AHA+2% BHA peel after the series ends.

Can I use AHA BHA after IPL and laser hair removal treatments?
We recommend discussing this with your technician since IPL and laser hair removal treatments can vary.

Can you use AHA BHA peel when pregnant?
If you’re pregnant, we recommend checking with your physician before using this specific AHA BHA product.

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