This is from the Founder, Lynda van der Spuy:
WHY did I not actually peel?
This is HOW the GetGlowing Micro-Peel (GGMP) works. We are often asked this question. If your skin is not peeling after the GGMP, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. It is important to remember that while you might not see any peeling with the naked eye, it does not mean that the treatment is not working. You don’t always have to actually peel after a peel to see the benefits. The visible peeling is just a side effect. The actual ‘peeling’ is happening at the cellular level and this is the reason why, most people will stop experiencing visible flaking after a few peels. The degree of peeling really depends on the condition of the skin at the time of the chemical peel as to whether the skin peels or not. Our skin is in a constant state of renewal and we shed our top layer on a daily basis. We shed very slowly, and as dead skin cells get washed or brushed away, we generally do not notice this. The cells are made deep in the skin and migrate to the surface to be shed. This process is quick- lasting about a four-week period extending to six weeks or longer as we get older. As the shedding slows down, so does the production of new cells, leading to a build-up of a thicker layer of dead skin cells on the surface. This gives the skin a dull, dry appearance. The cells change as they migrate to the top becoming flat and dry. They normally carry pigment to the surface with them. This explains why pigment may temporarily look darker, post peeling.
Once at the surface, cells are held together by special bonds which ‘glue’ the cells together for a short period before they break away. During the GetGlowing Micro-Peel, the special acids break the ‘glue’ holding the cells together. Different acids are able to penetrate to different depths. The GGMP is a superficial. Over the following week or longer, the cells separate giving visible signs of flaking or peeling. Sometimes this may only be happening when the skin is washed, so you may not be aware of the ‘peeling’. If the skin is particularly dehydrated at the time of the peel, your client may experience more peeling. Whether the skin peels or not, you can be reassured that our peel will do its job– stimulate separation of the surface layer and encourage the skin to multiply faster. Hence reveal more radiant and hydrated skin.
The actives are Resorcinol, Kojik Acid and Salicylic acid.
- Resorcinol works by breaking down rough, scaly, or hardened skin and is used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, photo aging, solar keratosis, epidermal atrophy and improves skin tone and unevenness.
- Kojik Acid works on melanocytes interfering with the production of melanin. It has excellent skin-lightening abilities and is classified as an antioxidant.
- Salicylic Acid is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, oily skin, blackheads, and whiteheads. It directly dissolves the keratin plugs to regulate the skins cells acting as an exfoliant. Salicylic acid improves collagen production and thickness of the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties.