Spa Treament Review of Dermalogica BioActive Peel
In any season, sometimes what our skin needs most is a bit of a refresher. Dermalogica’s BioActive Peel is a botanically based version of a chemical peel to revitalize the skin. The benefits include clearing inflammation (including from acne), reducing the appearance of fine lines, fading hyper pigmentation – generally smoothing the skin by literally peeling away roughness and old skin – and making skin camera (and everyday) ready.
My therapist’s calming hands and gentle touch alone were therapeutic when she gently applied the four-step system. She checked in with me carefully while the enzymes were active on my skin – the tingling indicated that they were having the desired effect. The peel’ active ingredients include pumpkin, papaya, lactic acid, trichloracetic acid, and salicylic acid; this is stronger than the average facial. I particularly enjoyed the soothing provided by the final step: calming botanicals including cucumber and green tea leaf extract. She carefully explained the aftercare regimen and send me home with instructions and products. I did experience some expected peeling (addressed by the Dermalogica products) and I noticed freshness and a new shine to my skin.
BioPeel is available with a trained therapist at select spas, salons, and Dermalogica concept stores, including the flagship on Montana Avenue. A series of three to six treatments is recommended; I observed a difference after my first one. dermalogica.com – Felicia Tomasko
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.