Glycolic Peels are a great way to exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and glowing. We interviewed Mary Orlando Founder and Director of Featuring You Spa & Salon http://www.featuringyouspa.com/ for her beauty expertise on Glycolic Acids and our new LASPA Glycolic Overnight Treatment Kit https://www.laspanaturals.com/product/laspa-intensive-anti-aging-glycolic-peel/ and how they can benefit a healthy skincare routine, if used properly.
- What is glycolic acid and is there a difference with the one used by LASPA products?
Glycolic Acid is naturally occurring in plants such as sugar cane and corn, but most Glycolic Acid used in cosmetic products today is derived through a lab process using petrochemicals (oil) as the starting material. LASPA’s Glycolic Peel is using Glycolic Acid that is actually derived by fermenting sugar cane and purifying the extract in a novel new patented process. This means there are no impurities in the resulting ingredient as there can be with a petrochemical based product. Formaldehyde is a common by-product of petrochemicals. This naturally derived Glycolic Acid makes it more of a gentle option for people with sensitive skin or allergies.
- What does it do for overall health of your skin?
Glycolic Acid deeply exfoliates (dissolves dead skin cells), brightens (reduces surface pigmentation creating a more even toned complexion) and draws moisture to newly exfoliated skin (plumps, improves the absorption of active ingredients deeper in to the skin), boosts collagen production (reduces fine lines) leaves skin glowing.
- How to integrate exfoliation into your skin care regime?
The average person has 30 layers of dead skin cells on their face. Those dead cells act as a barrier. Cleansers do a good job of removing dirt, but to truly increase your skincare’s absorption, you need an exfoliator. Exfoliation dissolves the glue that binds dead cells together and speeds up cellular renewal. As you get older, your skin has a harder time turning over new cells. The regeneration still happens but at a slower pace. La Spa Overnight Treatment is a simple, quick and easy way to add exfoliation into your regime.
- How do you use it?
LASPA Glycolic Overnight Treatment Kit is used at night for 5-7 consecutive days. Simply clean skin, add 2 pumps of the product on the cotton pad provided and apply over entire face and décolleté. Do not apply any other products after- go to bed and allow the product to work “overnight”. Wait at least 2-3 weeks before re-using.
- How often should you use the LASPA Glycolic Treatment Kit?
This 2-week Treatment should be performed each season (4 times/yr.), and can be used in advance of special occasions or events to brighten and tone the skin.
- How often should you wait between glycolic acid treatments?
At least 2 weeks.
- Why is glycolic such an important ingredient in skincare products?
Glycolic is one of the most tried and tested ways to improve and maintain healthy, pH balanced skin. Glycolic has an acidic pH (lower than skin’s 5.5 pH). The acidic pH allows the Glycolic to penetrate under the surface to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the skin cells together and then allows skin to shed the dead cells.
- Is there a safe percentage of glycolic acid to use on the skin?
Professional Spa Glycolic Treatments use 30-40% buffered Glycolic, and 10% is used @home however, 10% is used more often so the results are similar.
- What is the difference with other acids?
Glycolic works from the inside-out. Its small molecular structure allows for better penetration. Salicylic Acid works from the outside-in & has a larger molecular structure. Salicylic is great for topical issues like acne, inflammation. Glycolic improves and maintains healthy, pH balanced skin.
- Does it matter to choose a better quality glycolic?
Your skin must last you for the rest of your life.
- Any final thoughts after having tested the LASPA Intensive Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel?
Anyone that wants to up their complexion game should use LASPA’s Overnight Treatment. Its such a quick and easy add on to any skincare regime. I recommend it. It is a 1ststep to glowing, healthy, pH balanced skin.
The LASPA Glycolic Peel Overnight Treatment Kit ($130.00 CAD) is available from Featuring You by emailing Mary at [email protected]
About Mary Orlando:
Mary’s passion for the Beauty Industry is equally matched by her experience. She has managed all aspects of developing, growing and managing Featuring. . .. You an Award-Winning Spa. In addition to her Spa ownership, Mary challenges herself with consulting projects. She is a part-time professor @ Seneca College, a Program Advisory Committee member (PAC) for Seneca College Esthetic Therapies Program and Cosmetic Techniques Management Program, A Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSA) judge, a 5-time Contessa Awards judge and a former Look Good Feel Better Volunteer.