Discovering the Perfect Peel: A Guide to Choosing the Best Peel for Your Skin Type


Ultimately, choosing the right peel for your skin type can be a game-changer when it comes to achieving healthy, glowing skin. Whether you're looking to reduce the signs of ageing, combat acne, or simply refresh your complexion, there is a skin peel out there that is perfectly suited to your needs.

The Benefits of Skin Peels

Peels are a fantastic way to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin, and they can provide a host of benefits when used correctly. By selecting a peel that is specifically designed for your skin type, you can achieve:

Brighter, more even skin tone: Peels can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, leaving you with a more radiant and even complexion.

Smoother texture: By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, peels can help to smooth out rough patches and leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

Reduced acne: For those with acne-prone skin, peels can help to unclog pores and reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts.

Increased collagen production: Certain peels can stimulate collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Depending on your skin type, certain peels may be too harsh or too mild for your skin, resulting in adverse effects such as redness, irritation, or even scarring. To avoid any negative consequences, it's crucial to choose a peel that suits your skin type.


Choosing Peels for your skin type

Once you have determined your skin type, you can then choose the right peel that is suited to your skin's needs. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

Dry Skin: If you have dry skin, look for a peel that contains hydrating ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, or Mandelic acid. These ingredients can help to exfoliate the skin while also providing moisture to prevent dryness and flakiness.

Our Top Peels for Dry Skin are:

-Blueberry Antioxidant Peel 

-Cosmedix Resurface Blend Antioxidant Enzyme Peel


Oily / congested / problematic Skin: For oily skin, a peel that contains salicylic acid is often recommended. Salicylic acid can help to unclog pores and reduce oil production, making it an ideal choice for those with acne-prone skin.

What we would recommend for Oily Skin;

-Detox Problem Skin Peel 

-Benefactor Resurfacing Peel

-PCA Mandelic Peel

Combination Skin: Combination skin can be tricky to treat as it involves a mix of oily and dry areas. A peel that contains a combination of glycolic and salicylic acid can help to exfoliate the skin while also targeting oily areas.


Sensitive Skin: For those with sensitive skin, it is important to choose a gentle peel that won't cause irritation or redness. A peel that contains mild exfoliants such as fruit enzymes or alpha-hydroxy acids can be a good option.

Top Peels for Sensitive Skin:

-Benefit Brightening Peel

-PCA NoPeel Peel

-Societe Oxygenation Peel 

Ageing Skin: For ageing skin, peels that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acid and lactic acid can be effective. These ingredients help to exfoliate the skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AHAs can also help to improve skin texture and tone, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.


Pigmented Skin: For pigmented skin, peels that contain ingredients such as kojic acid, arbutin, and vitamin C can be helpful in reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. These ingredients work to inhibit melanin production, which is responsible for skin discoloration. By reducing melanin production, these ingredients can help to even out skin tone and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Top Skin Peels for Ageing and Sundamaged Skin : 

-Cosmedix Resurface Blend Antioxidant Enzyme Peel 

-Timeless Retinol Peel 

-Deep Sea Rejuvenation 

Chemical Peels during Pregnancy

Peels that are safe for pregnancy often contain natural ingredients such as fruit enzymes, lactic acid, and mandelic acid. These ingredients can help to gently exfoliate the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone without causing harm to you or your baby.

It's important to note that some peels, such as those containing salicylic acid or retinol, are not safe for use during pregnancy. These ingredients can be absorbed into the bloodstream and potentially harm your developing baby. Therefore, it's crucial to read the ingredients list carefully and avoid any peels that contain these substances.

Top Pregnancy Safe Skin Peels: 

-Cosmedix Resurface Blend Antioxidant Enzyme Peel 

-PCA Mandelic Peel

- Blueberry Antioxidant Peel

It's important to note that chemical peels should be performed by a licensed professional to ensure proper application and safety. They may also recommend a series of treatments for optimal results. It's also important to avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen after the peel to protect the skin and prevent further damage.


In conclusion, choosing the right peel for your skin type is essential to achieve the best results and avoid any negative consequences. By understanding your skin type and selecting a peel that is suited to your skin's needs, you can enjoy the many benefits of this popular skincare treatment, including brighter, smoother, and more even-toned skin. If you're unsure about which peel to use, don't hesitate to get in touch and arrange an appointment with one of our registered nurses to reach your skin goals.