The Timeless Retinol Peel by Cosmedix is our go-to for an incredibly smooth and evenly-toned complexion.
Give me the lowdown
Containing Vitamin A (aka the powerhouse of anti-aging), the Timeless Retinol Peel is a potent treatment that works deeply within the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, increasing cellular turnover and improving tone and texture. It also happens to treat fine lines and wrinkles like a pro, as well as photo damage by brightening, tightening and perfecting the skin. The treatment starts with a double cleanse before applying the peel, which stays on your cute face for about 10 minutes, allowing those amazing active ingredients to absorb. The peel is then soaked off and serums and a rich moisturiser are applied. All Advanced Medi-Peels include customised clinical masks and a tailored LED treatment, which stimulates collagen production and kills the bacteria below the skin (you know, that nasty stuff that causes acne). The treatment itself is totally painless, however you may feel a slight tingling or tightening sensation when the peel is applied and some flushing afterwards, but this will subside within a few hours. Results are best seen between one and five days following your treatment and have a cumulative effect. Your skin will be noticeably brighter and smoother, with a huge improvement in tone and texture (can we get a hell yes?!)
Is it right for me?
The Timeless Retinol Peel is an excellent treatment for sun-damaged, thicker or mature skin. It’s also great for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma, uneven skin tone and texture, congested or problem skin and mild acne scarring. Before having this peel it’s essential your skin is prepped with one of our Vitamin A serums. This treatment is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding babes as it contains Retinol.
Did somebody say benefits?
Encourages healthy cell turnover for clearer and brighter skin! Softens pesky fine lines and wrinkles Helps reduce congestion Lightens and brightens the skin Improves hydration, skin tone and texture
How many treatments will I need?
After a single treatment your skin will be incredibly smoother and brighter, however best results are seen from 3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Is there any downtime?
Although this is a no downtime treatment, you may experience dryness or light peeling for 2-5 days post treatment. Rest assured this is totally normal due to the increase in cellular turnover and can be easily covered with makeup!
Handy to know
After your peel, it’s a good idea to avoid strenuous activities like HIIT training, rock climbing or mountain biking and swimming for 24 hours.
SC Pro Tip
We love the Timeless Retinol Peel as it works deep within the skin and has a longer lasting effect (with epic results to match!) We always recommend a high protection SPF, especially when using Retinol. Be sure to use SPF30 or above and don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day (roughly every 2 hours).