A very a”peel”ing facial

Cold weather, lazy skin care routines and over indulging at Christmas…with all of this, it’s unsurprising that by the time we get to January our skin isn’t looking its best.

Thankfully, just in time for spring, Pure Sun beauty have a very a”peel”ing solution.

Now, I’m not sure about you but when I think of facial peels, I get images of Samantha in Sex and the City, red roar and definitely not relaxing. However, I’m very pleased to say that the Organic Series Glycolic – Mandelic Peel was none of the above.

Organic facial peels are chemical treatments that literally dissolve dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of the skin. Packer with exfoliating acids and enzymes that are naturally derived from fruits, plants, and nuts, there are a lot of benefits to using an organic face peel.


Facial peels are chemical exfoliation treatments that use acids to break down skin cells. Depending on the type and strength of acid used, a facial peel can either be a gentle routine exfoliator or a clinical-grade treatment for severe skin issues. For example, strong acids (like trichloroacetic and carbolic acid) are able to penetrate deeply and dissolve away many layers of skin cells. Light exfoliating peels are great tools for treating dark spots, blemishes, acne, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.


An organic facial peel is simply a product that is made from all-natural and organically sourced ingredients. These treatments are made with naturally derived fruit acids and enzymes capable of dissolving surface-level dead skin cells. In their raw form, these fruit acids gently break down dead, unclog pores, and stimulate collagen production. In higher concentrations, however, these acids can be more potent and irritating. Each organic peel formulation is different and each skincare brand holds itself to a different set of standards. Just because a product contains organic ingredients doesn’t mean it is overall safe, gentle, or effective for your skin. The best organic peels are made by reputable brands and contain only clean, natural, organic, and non-toxic ingredients. A truly organic peel won’t contain any parabens, mineral oils, synthetics, or potentially cancer-causing ingredients (these ingredients can irritate the skin further and actually hinder your skin from functioning optimally). Read the labels carefully and find the right mask for your skin type and needs.


At Pure Sun Beauty, I experienced the Organic Series Glycolic – Mandelic Peel. This is a medium – depth peel, however unlike traditional exfoliating peels, OS Peel uses a unique blend of safe but effective organic acids intended to cause natural chemical exfoliation of the stratum corneum and epidermis.

The peel contains antioxidants and skin lightening and brightening ingredients, in addition to the combination of exfoliative and reparative organic acids (organic compounds are naturally occurring molecules containing carbon, but may have other elements like hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen).


Okay, so that’s the science but what were the results. There’s no denying that set within the cosy Southsea salon, with the welcoming staff, the treatment was relaxing. What’s more after the 60 minute treatment I could instantly see changes to my skin, with reduced redness and a natural glow. For the ultimate impact, Pure Sun Beauty suggest undergoing a series of peels. The number of treatments needed vary from person to person, but usually ranges from minimum three to six treatments spaced one to three weeks apart.

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