At Sanctuary Skin Care in Neutral Bay / Cremorne, following a skin consultation, a Peel will be selected to suit your needs.
Our clinical peels create maximum results, with minimum downtime. Improve sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines, lack of vitality, poor tone and texture, acne, rosacea and inflammation. A consultation with one of our skin therapists is recommended to determine which peel and customised plan, to achieve optimal results.
Skin Treatment Peels available include:
Lactic Peel | Primary Pumpkin Peel | Power Pumpkin Peel | Power Peptide Resurfacer | EvenSkin Peel | Cosmedix Essential Peptide Peel | Cosmedix Benefit Peel | Cosmedix Timeless Peel | Cosmedix Deep Sea Peel
Recommended for: Dehydration, uneven texture/tone, congested skin, dull, photo-damaged skins, superficial pigmentation.
What is it?
Lactic acid gives an exceptional boost to your skin, refining skin texture, providing deep hydration and minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Even the most temperamental of skins can enjoy all of the benefits without irritation. Your therapist will select one of the following peels, according to your skin type:
- Aspect Lactobotanical Peel – 20%, 30%, 40%
- Cosmedix Pomegranate Peel
- Cosmedix Blueberry Peel
Downtime: Possible mild peeling for 30%/40% peel, otherwise no downtime.
Primary Pumpkin Peel
Recommended for: Oily-combination skin, congestion, acne
This peel has been designed to combat acne concerns, congestion and enlarged pores. The antibacterial effect of salicylic acid helps treat and prevent breakouts and reduce pore blockages, while the lactic acid encourages hydration within skin cells and improves overall texture, tone and brightness.
Contains: 40% pumpkin 3% glycolic 3% lactic and 2% salicylic
Downtime: minimal to no downtime
Power Pumpkin Peel
Recommended for: Congested skin, oily/acne skin types
A step up from the Primary Pumpkin Peel, the Power Pumpkin works to decrease active acne lesions while helping to prevent new acne formation. In addition, expect fantastic improvement in skin tone, texture, and fading of unwanted pigmentation. Perfect for thick, resistant breakout- prone skin or those with UV damage.
Contains: 40% pumpkin 10% glycolic 10% lactic and 2% salicylic acid
Downtime: up to 3 days of mild peeling
Power Peptide Resurfacer
Recommended for: Dehydrated, dull, tired, lines and wrinkles, aged skin
>A wonderful all-round anti-ageing treatment, the Power Peptide Peel decreases wrinkle depth and provides an instant lifting and firming effect to the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production, along with a deep exfoliation for a smoother complexion. Power Peptide Resurfacer is DermaQuest’s most advanced anti-aging resurfacer due to its high percentage of alpha hydroxy acids and age fighting peptides. For those in need of advanced wrinkle correction, or looking for a plumping ‘red carpet-ready’ boost prior to an event, this peel is for you.
Contains: 20% glycolic 20% lactic 9% peptide blend
Downtime: Minimal to no downtime
Recommended for: Pigmentation, age spots, prematurely ageing skin
This beautiful blend of lactic, mandelic and phytic acids work together to brighten skin and create smooth, even tone and texture. This also acts as an effective tyrosinase inhibitor, an absolute must when combatting hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or post-inflammatory erythema left behind from acne or breakouts. The EvenSkin Peel is powerful enough to battle deep, resistant pigmentation due to hormone fluctuation, from sun damage to melasma. Tame stubborn pigment and reveal brighter, revitalized skin with a more even tone and texture.
Contains 17% lactic 5% salicylic 7% mandelic and 2.5% phytic plus a blend of botanical pigment inhibitors. A retinol solution can be added to intensify results.
Downtime: Minimal downtime, some mild peeling might occur
Cosmedix Essential Peptide Peel
Recommended for: Dehydrated, dull, tired, mature, aged skin
What is it?
Manage the visible signs of aging with a blend of potent peptide and stem cell technology to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. This gentle, metabolic treatment offers exfoliation with Lactic Acid and Retinol to help reduce the look of aging skin and to help unveil a brighter and suppler complexion.
Downtime: Minimal to no downtime
Cosmedix Benefit Peel
Recommended for: Dull/dehydrated, rosacea, hyperpigmented, prematurely ageing, or acne prone skin
What is it?
Containing fruit enzymes, vitamins A and C, this peel transforms dull, lifeless skin into an instant glow. You skin will feel an instant tightening and your skin will also be brightened. This treatment is designed to nourish and gently stimulate collagen production without excessive peeling.
Downtime: Ranges from nil to a few days of mild peeling.
Cosmedix Timeless Peel
Recommended for: lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and dull/rough skin.
What is it?
This is our strongest peel to dramatically reduce the visible signs of ageing. The peel works to restore growth of healthy, young skin cells, increases cell turnover and removes layers of dead skin. Containing 30% vitamin A and 20% lactic acid, this peel hydrates, lightens, tightens and perfects the skin.
Downtime: up to 3-5 days of mild to moderate peeling
Aspect Power Peel
Recommended for: deep lines/wrinkles, stubborn pigmentation, post acne scarring, problem skin, sun damage, stretch marks.
What is it? The unique three-step Aspect Professional Power Peel system contains a powerful blend of kojic acid, mandelic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, retinol and emblica. The actives work synergistically to deliver improved skin texture, clarity and visibly brighter skin.
It’s three treatments (two in clinic and one at home) spaced six weeks apart.
Downtime: Skin will feel sensitive for 2-3 days. Moderate to deep peeling for 2-4 days. Then moderate flaking to be expected for up to 7 more days.
Recommended for: Pigmentation
What is it? The Cosmelan Peel/Depigmentation Peel is a breakthrough treatment that utilises a 2 phased approach to eliminate dark patches caused by melanin deposits. First, it deactivates a critical enzyme in the production of melanin responsible for the formation of dark spots. Secondly, it utilises a proprietary blend of bleaching agents and botanical ingredients to eliminate existing excess pigment deposits. You will see a 70-95% reduction in pigmentation after one treatment.
The Cosmelan peel is compatible with all skin types and colours and can be used all year round because of its very high safety margin.
Cost: For more information click here
About our skin treatments…
We do things a little bit differently from other places. Many other salons simply perform facials without any discussion, much like a massage, without imparting any advice to help people with their concerns. Some don’t even require you to fill in a consultation form. At The Sanctuary, during your first skin care appointment, we always do a complimentary skin consultation. In this consultation, we will discuss what you have written on your consultation form and we will take a good look at your skin under a diagnostic light. Then, we’ll discuss your specific skin concerns and prescribe a full skin care regime, personalised just for you. We take this approach because we genuinely want to help people improve their skin. We have seen our products work extremely effectively, to combat many skin concerns and believe that it is our job to assist you in combating your particular concerns. Whether you try just one, or all of the products recommended to you, or choose not you decide to follow our advice, it is completely up to you. We never want you to feel pressured to buy our products. At the end of the day, we are happy if you leave feeling nurtured, with better looking skin – and more informed about how you can treat your specific skin concerns. Because that’s our job!
Pre and Post Peel Care
Skin must be prepped with appropriate homecare for 2-4 weeks prior to any Lactic Acid 30/40%, Jungle Brew, Cabernet au Chocolat, Pigment Punch, Benefit, Deep Sea and Timeless Peels. Preferably this will be a product that contains a good strength AHA and topical vitamin A. If you have a medium to dark complexion, you should also apply ‘Lytera’ or ‘Simply Brilliant’, (tyrosinaise inhibiting serums) pre and post peel in order to avoid post-inflammatory pigmentation. Use of AHAs and topical vitamin A should be discontinued for 48 hours pre and post treatment. You should avoid vigorous exercise for 2-3 hours prior to any peel and avoid direct sun exposure post peel.
The girls are so passionate and knowledgable about skin health and really make sure that I understand what is going on with my skin and how to look after it. Highly recommended!
(And if that doesn’t convince you, Lauren gives the most relaxing scalp/facial massages EVER!)