In the past Peels used such ingredients as milk (lactic acid), grape skin (tartaric acid), salt and honey (pyruvic acid). Historical figures such as Cleopatra and Elizabeth I are known to have bathed in milk which was thought to be the reason their skin remained so light and bright.
Peels essentially exfoliate the skin by dissolving the intercellular glue causing the surface layer to loosen and desquamate. Thus, acids speed up the natural process of skin shedding. This especially helps those with ageing skin, skin pigmentation and problematic skin (eg:acneic). Ageing slows down cell renewal often making skin look thin and pale. Skin pigmentation is often noticed later in life and is the result of sun damage to the skin. Excess sebum or oil on the skin caused inflammation and breakouts in problematic skin. All these conditions are helped by the process of exfoliation and peel treatments.
Acids used in the MONU Peel system include:
Glycolic Acid; derived from sugar cane, removes the top layers
Lactic Acid; derived from sour milk, lightens and brightens complexion
Salicylic Acid; derived from wintergreen, sweet birch leaves and willow bark, helps acne
Citric Acid; derived from citrus, provides radiance and vitality to brighten skin
Together this complex blend works to give you a brighter, fresher complexion resulting in even skin tone and texture. Be sure to seek professional advice on the most appropriate treatment course or one off treatment for your skin.
Beauty Therapist's may also like to check out how to undertake this treatment by watching this video training.