I am confused as to what buffered and unbuffered is. Also, maybe you can help me. I am 47 and of course looking for something for the lines/wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and general dull looking face. I have been to the Derm for a couple of peels(don't know what they were) but they are way to expensive, so I am trying to go this home care route. I am thinking the glycolic is the best way for all of my issues combined.
Ok so here' the deal - Buffered peels are partially neutralized to a pH of around 2.1. The resulting product is considered safer for home / non-professional use.
Unbuffered peels are at lower pHs and are said to act quicker and more aggressively on the skin unbuffered peels should be neutralized with a peel neutralizer such as our Post Peel Neutralizer found on our website @ www.skinrxclinic.com
Our 30% Buffered Glycolic Acid Home Peel has a 2.8 pH, the perfect balance for maximum safety and effectiveness for home use. 30% Buffered Glycolic is recommended for first time users.
After completing your at home peel I strongly recommend maintain the results with a skin care regime.
Our PepToxyl Radiance Serum will address the uneven pigmentation and dull skin and the PepToxy Wrinkle Relaxing Crème will address the fine lines and wrinkles.
Hope this helps...please email with any question or concerns you may have!
True glycolic acid comes from the natural acids of fruit, also called alpha hydroxy acids. As a skin treatment, glycolic acid products are used to renew a person’s skin through peeling old, dead sun-damaged skin cells on the surface. Overall, glycolic acid is the most commonly used form of alpha-hydroxy-acid used for glycolic acid facial peels.
There are 5 common fruit acids used for facial peels: citric acid peels (derived from the citrus fruits), lactic acid peels (derived from sour milk, but it’s still considered a fruit acid), glycolic acid peels (derived from sugar cane), malic acid peels (derived from apples), and tartaric acid peels (derived from grapes).
Lactic Acid Peels - Lactic acid peels are a derivative of sour milk. Lactic acid is sometimes said to be a more mild chemical peel compared to a glycolic acid peel, though it is similar to how a glycolic facial peel works. People with super sensitive skin, such as those with Rosacea, sometimes prefer to try lactic acid peels first before moving on to glycolic acid products.
Citric Acid Peels - Citric acid peels are easy to use, minimally invasive, but take many treatments to see significant improvement on the skin.
Malic Acid Peels – Malic acid is used in the same way as a citric acid peel in that it is only mildly invasive and requires several treatments to get significant results. A malic acid peel is also used for acne treatments as it can open pores to allow the sebum to be cleared out which helps reduce blemishes.
Tartaric Acid Peels – Tartaric acid is a derivative of grape extract. This type of peel is very similar to all other fruit acid peels and works to improve the skin and reduce acne with repeated treatments over time.
Buffered Glycolic Acid - Buffered glycolic acid peels are neutralized to some degree to about a 2.1 on the pH scale. For the home user, a buffered glycolic acid product is considered safer.
Unbuffered Glycolic Acid - Unbuffered glycolic acid peels have a lower pH and are known to be more aggressively and to produce faster results when applied to the skin. Unbuffered glycolic acid products should only be applied by a skin care professional or dermatologist for best results.
Alpha-hydroxy-acids including the lactic acid, fruit acids, and glycolic acid, are a safe alternative to chemical peels which home users can use to obtain smoother, younger-looking and more even colored skin for those who do not want to or can not afford to get a peel from a physician or dermatologist. AHA facial peels can treat and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin color, and also acne. Different concentrations of an alpha-hydroxy-acid peel can be applied at regular intervals to achieve significant results.
Skin Rx Clinic offers the very best glycolic acid products with high quality ingredients formulated to give home users the same results that can be achieved from a doctor strength glycolic peel. Skin Rx Clinic has 15% Glycolic Acid, 30% Glycolic Acid, and 40% Glycolic Acid products and a variety of Glycolic Peel Kits for beginners and experienced glycolic facial peel users alike.