Top 5 At-Home Peels

by Austin Beauty Guide on 06/07/2012 - 12:35 pm

Tag: Skincare

Top 5 At-Home Peels

At-Home Peels for Glowing, Flawless Skin

by Tara Bradley

Stars, like fresh-faced Jessica Alba admit to turning to chemical and glycolic peels as one of the reasons for their glowing, flawless skin.

“A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the texture of your skin,” says Maxine Tabas, MD of Winter Park Dermatology. “A chemical peel works by using a chemical solution to peel away the damaged top layers of your epidermis.”

Peels deliver an even skin tone by fading wrinkles, freckles, acne, scars and sun spots – the inevitable results of aging and sun damage. And while we love the power of professional chemical peels, sometimes the downtime doesn’t fit into today’s busy schedules. Here are five peels that pack in a powerful punch, have no downtime (peeling, redness or swelling) and will give you celebrity-worthy skin to glow about.

Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, $85.50

This cherry–colored gel is a favorite among stars like Lisa Rinna and Jessica Simpson. Antioxidant-rich extracts from fresh berries like strawberry, blueberry and raspberry work to protect skin and reduce acne scars, pore size, discoloration and fine lines. It’s also free of parabens, dyes and fragrances – and it smells heavenly.

Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel, $45

Great for the traveler, this includes four sample-sized bottles – each one delivering around two treatments each. In 10 minutes, the light, liquidy formula works double-duty; small beads of bamboo act as a microdermabrasion while dried plum extract and Vitamin C act as cell-rejuvenating peel. 

Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel

Juice Beauty Sensitive Green Apple Peel, $39  

Organic and great for sensitive skin, this light peel uses a natural fruit acid complex to clear up acne, lines and sun spots – in 10 minutes. (Plus, it smells great!) It’s also filled with vitamins and antioxidants to protect skin from the elements. 

Juice Beauty Green Apply Peel

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, $42

You don’t need more than a light 10-15 minute application of this papaya-scented product, which means it will last you a long time. Natural fruit enzymes like papaya and pineapple work to smooth and exfoliate skin while Vitamin E conditions and works as an antioxidant to protect. 

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

Pevonia Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Cream, $42

You only need two minutes for this clay-like peel. Enzymes like pineapple and papaya work to cleanse skin and remove blackheads and toxins while Calendula and Chamomile soothe skin and reduce redness.

Pevonia Enzyme Peeling Cream