Did you know that chemical peeling is not new and has already been used hundreds of years ago? Cleopatra used lactic and tartaric acid (in milk and red wine) to give herself mild chemical peels. In 1834, chemical peels were officially discovered in the lab, and received its recognition in the medical industry in the 1960s. We now know that sour milk and wine contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are found in a range of over-the-counter skincare products and in professional treatments in clinics.
Chemical peels are extremely efficient treatments – they treat a variety of problems such as uneven skin tone, smoothens the skin by encouraging cellular renewal, removes fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and even acne.
But chemical peels intimidate people, because peels are fundamentally acids and if applied incorrectly, can cause side effects or a redness that can last for months. But luckily for us who now have to play our part during the pandemic and stay at home, there is a convenient and rather safe chemical peel we can use at home, tailored to your skin and preferences, available at the SW1 Shop.
The ultimate spa-at-home bespoke peel created by the team behind one of Singapore’s largest aesthetic clinics mainly to help tide the SW1 Clinic patients and SW1 Shop customers (who have no access to their favourite in-clinic skin fixes) through the Circuit Breaker while the clinic remains closed, the SW1 Bespoke Peel can be ordered online after filling a user-friendly questionaire, which tries to learn about your skin skin type and preferences. A peel is then concocted according within 24 hours and delivered by courier swiftly to you.
Depending on your skin type, a variety of peels such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol can be used, and another surprise – skincare ingredients such as Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid may also be added to your peel, if you wish. It comes in a convenient compact glass bottle with a dropper applicator, perfect for precise amounts of application.
A home peel means that it is not really meant to give you redness or downtime, although if you have experience with peels and are feeling confident, you can go ahead and order a peel with a higher strength, otherwise stick to the less potent strengths (usually up to strength 3 for normal skin types). It is recommended that you try using the Bespoke peel once every 1 to 2 weeks.
Know that beautiful complexion lies beneath your skin and a classic treatment such as a home peel reveals that. Chemical peels can lighten pigmentation such as melasma and ease acne breakouts. It peels off dull skin surfaces at a fraction of laser treatment prices!