What Is In a VI Peel? 9 Key Ingredients

If your skin needs some extra attention to glow and is refreshed, there is an in-office VI Peels that can transform your skin. Our skincare professionals at Glow Medispa in Seattle, Washington want to introduce you to the VI Peel, a prescription-only peel that comes in multiple varieties so that you can customize your peel and pick the one best suited for your skin concerns.

What Is In a VI Peel? 9 Key Ingredients

Several key ingredients work together to make this peel the effective, skin-changing treatment that it is. However, not every ingredient is in every peel. Each peel contains a formulated set of ingredients that combine to help treat a specific skin issue.

The benefit of this peel is that it doesn't have to be a "one-size-fits-all" approach. You can choose the peel that best suits the skin issue that you struggle with so you can reap the most benefits.

1. TCA

TCA is short for trichloroacetic acid and is beneficial for the skin in many ways. It has anti-aging characteristics and skin-smoothing properties and works to clear your face of unwanted blemishes, whether due to hormones or clogged, oily pores. TCA helps soften fine lines, helps clear acne, and can also help resolve skin pigmentation issues including melasma and hyperpigmentation

2. Retinoic Acid

Retinoic Acid is an acid derived from Vitamin A. Retinoids have long been applauded for their power to change the skin for the better. Retinoic Acid smooths out and essentially removes wrinkles, increases skin elasticity, and makes your skin tighter and firmer.

3. Salicylic Acid

If you're familiar with skincare products, salicylic acid might remind you of the anti-acne products you may have purchased as a teenager. Salicylic Acid is an acne-fighting acid that exfoliates the skin while simultaneously working its anti-inflammatory magic. It essentially hydrates the skin by upping its moisture content and at the same time, unclogs pores.

4. Phenol

Phenol is a popular ingredient in the world of skincare and is used for its antiseptic properties. Another alias that Phenol goes by is carbolic acid. As a key ingredient, phenol works to help deeply exfoliate and tone the skin, and if you struggle with pigmentation issues, you'll be happy to know that phenol also works to lighten the skin.

5. Vitamin C

You'll sometimes see vitamin C listed on your products as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is a superstar in the world of skincare ingredients and if you only had three ingredients to take with you on a desert island, this would be one of the ones you would want, without question.

This antioxidant stimulates collagen growth, something everyone wants since collagen growth is responsible for smoothing wrinkles. It also helps treat and prevent hyperpigmentation.

6. Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide is another acne-fighting ingredient that clears bacteria from the surface of the skin. It also removes the bacteria beneath the top layer of the skin, helps get rid of dead skin cells, and removes pore-clogging residue from the skin. It is particularly effective in treating inflammatory acne: the red, angry acne that you can get as opposed to blackheads and whiteheads.

7. Kojic Acid

Kojic Acid is derived from several different types of fungi. When used as a key ingredient, kojic acid treats pigmentation issues. It acts as a skin lightener since it works to prevent the formation of the amino acid that produces melanin.

8. Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is known for its ability to act as a skin lightener and bleach the skin. It works by limiting the number of melanocytes in the skin, which are responsible for producing the color in skin tone. In doing so, it helps create a more even skin tone all over. It is the number one ingredient used in skin-lightening products and is meant to help treat pigmentation issues.

9. Hydrocortisone

When you see the ingredient hydrocortisone, you may think of the cream you keep in your first aid kit to help treat itchy skin. However, when used as a key ingredient in these peels, hydrocortisone helps heal the skin and reduces inflammation.

What VI Peels Contain These Ingredients?

The VI Peel for Aging Skin

The peel specifically designed to treat aging skin works to help reduce the most visible signs of aging that appear on the face, eye area, and even the neck, chest, and hands.

It helps stimulate collagen production as well as improve the skin's overall texture and tone and also helps reverse sun damage, another element responsible for aging. The key ingredients found in this peel include TCA, Retinoic acid, Salicylic acid, Vitamin C, and phenol.

The VI Peel for Acne-Prone Skin

The VI Peel Purify targets acne-prone skin. If you struggle with acne, this peel will help gently clear acne from your skin, as well as any scarring resulting from old acne. The key ingredients found in this peel include Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, Kojic acid, and Vitamin C.

The VI Peel for Pigmentation Issues

The VI Peel With Precision Plus contains the key ingredients Hydroquinone, Hydrocortisone, and Kojic Acid. These skin-lightening key ingredients work together to help target pigmentation issues such as sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma.

Not all skin issues are created equally. This peel is effective because it has different formulations each of which can treat a different skin issue. If you're ready to undergo an in-office peel that will transform your skin and help treat the skin issues you struggle with, our experts will help you choose the peel that's right for your skin. Contact us today at Glow Medispa in Seattle, Washington, and set up your appointment for this skin-changing peel.

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