Are Chemical Peels Natural?

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Chemical peels can be performed using natural or artificial ingredients. Most mild chemical peels use natural ingredients for their effects. In general, these are most often alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). These are often described as fruit acids because they are commonly found in fruits, but can come from a variety of natural sources. Many of them are used for chemical peels, along with other natural acids. For example:

  • Glycolic peel uses glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane. This is the most popular type of AHA peel.
  • Lactic acid peel uses an AHA derived from milk sugars.
  • Citric acid is an AHA taken from citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons.
  • Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that can also be obtained from natural sources, most often the bark of the willow tree.

If you are looking for a natural chemical peel option, we can discuss your cosmetic goals and help you find the right peel for you.

Top learn more about chemical peel and other skin care options in the Denver area, please contact Facial Aesthetics. today for an appointment.