Introducing the new WOW fusion® GLOW peel

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We are very excited to launch the brand new WOW fusion® GLOW peel AKA the “one-minute party peel”.

The high exfoliating properties in this new Glow Peel noticeably correct early signs of ageing and visibly improve dullness, rough texture, uneven skin tone and promote a revived complexion for the ultimate #WOWskin appearance. 

The WOW fusion® GLOW peel is one of a select handful of peels used in stage two of the WOW facial® - helping to resurface the skin right before the micro-needling stage using the award-winning WOW fusion® device. It’s formulated with a combination of three powerful, yet gentle Alpha-Hydroxy Acids: 20% Mandelic, 15% Lactic, and 10% Citric, which make this peel also suitable for those with sensitive skin. 
Why are these AHAs so good for the skin? Here’s a quick breakdown for you:

Mandelic Acid - for gentle exfoliation

Mandelic acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy acid that is derived from bitter almonds which can also be synthetically produced. This particular acid is used extensively in peels, especially those targeted to sensitive skin. We recently talked about the exceptional exfoliating properties of Glycolic Acid: thanks to its tiny molecules, it penetrates faster and deeper into the skin, increasing effectiveness.
Mandelic Acid, on the other hand, has bigger molecules (twice the size of those found in glycolic acid), which means they are slower to penetrate, thus minimising irritation.  Mandelic Acid can also help inhibit melanin production, so it’s wonderful to reduce the appearance of age spots and to even the skin tone. Last but not least, its antibacterial properties are brilliant for treating acne-prone skin. 

Lactic Acid - to moisturise the skin

It’s a known fact that Cleopatra’s skincare routine supposedly included bathing in milk. The reason for this is likely due to milk’s lactic acid content. Lactic Acid is a Alpha-hydroxy acid naturally derived from dairy products (although nowadays it’s mostly produced synthetically for skincare products). Like all AHAs, Lactic Acid has great exfoliating properties that help remove the “glue” that keeps dead skin cells together, but it’s also one of its kind: it’s the only AHA that can help improve the skin’s moisture factor - meaning that the skin is more hydrated, hence giving that youthful, WOW glow.    

Citric Acid - for antioxidant activity 

Another great AHA, Citric Acid is naturally found in citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, grapefruits and also berries. Together with the exfoliating properties common to all AHAs, Citric Acid also provides an antioxidant activity: which is why lemon is often squeezed over fruit to keep it from perishing. Citric Acid is a super effective antioxidant that helps fight the effects of external aggressors: this can apply to food, but also to the skin. Antioxidants, by definition, are also anti-inflammatory: high levels of antioxidants help in keep inflammation levels under control, allowing the skin to repair itself and correct visible damage. If this wasn’t enough, Citric Acid is also a brilliant astringent, so it’s ideal for oily skin and enlarged pores. 

Ph 2.8 - for a healthy skin barrier

The WOW fusion® GLOW peel has a PH of 2.8 which keeps the skin from becoming too alkaline: this aids to maintain a normal skin barrier function, which is the foundation of a healthy, glowing complexion. For other tips on how to keep your skin barrier intact, you can read our recent blog “Restore your skin barrier function”. The GLOW peel is just one of the peels available for stage two of the WOW facial®: after a thorough skin consultation, professional WOW practitioners will select the peel that best matches your specific skincare needs.
Following a WOW facial® treatment, our practitioners will also recommend products that are the best suited to your skin type, and will also suggest a course of WOW facial® treatments in order to restore your skin back to optimum health. 
If you are interested in trying a WOW facial®, click on Find a provider’ from the main menu, enter your postcode and choose ‘WOW facial centre’ from the dropdown menu, then click search. Your closest practitioners will be listed, so you can contact your nearest clinic to book your skin assessment and begin your journey to #WOWskin.
Are you interested in becoming a WOW facial® practitioner? If you are considering becoming a certified WOW practitioner, please contact our team at info@wowfacial.co.uk. We offer regular training courses both in-person and online, as well as ongoing support to all our practitioners.