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