At Silkwood we have a variety of peels to address different concerns. In winter our skin can become dryer with the cooler climate. Getting our skin into a good routine with regular peels, and active skincare can help to combat any winter dryness. The skin needs to be exfoliated to break down all the dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin. It helps to smooth out the texture and aids in better penetration of any other serums and creams to get deeper into the skin. Our top 3 peels at Silkwood are the blueberry smoothie peel ($150), the pumpkin peel ($150) and the Vita A peel ($220).

The blueberry smoothie peel is the lightest out of our peels and a great introduction into peeling. It contains 20% L-Lactic acid, polyethylene beads and blueberry antioxidants, which help to sooth and polish the skin without irritating.

The pumpkin peel mask has a bit more bite to it. The main ingredients are salicylic acid and pumpkin fruit enzymes which work on decongesting the skin, retexturising the surface and brightening the appearance. This peel works best on oily and congested skin, dull or thickened skin or sun damage.

The Vita A peel is our deepest peel and the most anti-aging. The benefits are to resurface the skin and improve a dull and thick texture, to refine fine lines, wrinkles and pores, and to improve damaged skin. The main ingredients are 10% Lana Blue, which is a retinoid algae, and 20 % L-Lactic acid to exfoliate. It is important with this peel to prep the skin by using either our Vitamin A Boost or Brightening serum first to prevent any post inflammatory pigmentation occurring. There may be light to moderate peeling with this treatment.

Peels can sensitise the skin, so it’s always important to make sure you are diligent with using sun protection following your treatment. The use of Vitamin A should be stopped for a minimum of 3 days or until any sensitivity has eased. To get the best results, it is recommended to do a series of peels, done every 2-4 week, depending on the peel, and include suitable homecare recommended for your skin type.

If you’d like to talk about your skin concerns and book a facial with a complimentary skin analysis, please give us a call on (02) 9387 3900.