Behing-the-scenes beauty: Optiphi 25% Glycolic Peel at The Laser Beautique

Last week I popped in to visit Steph at The Laser Beautique in Sea Point and experienced an Optiphi skin treatment – a 25% Glycolic Acid peel.

 

Click here to read more about the benefits of Glycolic Acid skin peels

 

The Laser Beautique has 12 branches around SA – in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria and they offer a selection of minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures, grooming & beauty treatments including Laser Hair Removal, Electrolysis Re-invented, Skin Tightening, Laser Lipolysis, Facial & Body Contouring, Skin Rejuvenation, Ablative & Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing, treatment of Vascular (veins & capillaries) & Pigmented Lesions (sun & liver spots), Acne & Scar Treatments.

I’ve partnered with The Laser Beautique for laser hair removal and electrolysis (review coming soon!) and I’ve always loved visiting Steph as she is really friendly, but very professional.

My lockdown skin has been rather neglected and as soon as she assessed it she recommended something to combat my seasonal dryness and confirmed that my skin looked able to stand the 25% Glycolic Acid peel.

I was thrilled! I hadn’t had a peel in a while so I was nervous my skin might have become sensitised, but she was confident that this is a fairly gentle peel to reintroduce to the skin after a long break.

The skin is a powerful protective barrier, which prevents the permeation of any external foreign elements & limits the effectiveness of traditional topical lotions & serums. To effectively correct, defy & slow the aging process, The Laser Beautique team have tried, tested & sourced the best non-surgical aesthetic expertise, finest cosmeceuticals & cutting-edge technologies. They don’t believe in traditional type facials since we live in a time of technology where there are revolutionary technology facials that can offer much better results than a traditional facial.

 

The Laser Beautique aims to assist:

  1. Clients who love to look after their skins and they do it pretty well but are looking for the very best out there.
  2. Clients who want to look after their skin and don’t know how. They assist with anything from breakouts to broken capillaries, skin tags and getting you on a regime that will get your skin clear and glowing.
  3. Clients who have “sensitive” skin and are too afraid to put anything on so they don’t or they use very bland products to avoid reactions.

 

As someone who suffers with rosacea I was initially reluctant about doing skin peels, but over the years I have discovered that sensitive skin actually BENEFITS from regular peels correctly administered as these help to train your skin to be more resilient. When skin is sensitive its protective outer layer lets irritants, microbes and allergens pass through, causing adverse reactions like stinging, pain, redness or flushing and a weak protective barrier allows moisture to escape, leaving the skin try and sensitive. Regular peels help to build up a strong skin barrier as they help to regenerate new skin cells.

When having a skin peel it’s important to select a skin care product that is well researched and trusted. optiphi® evolved from the expertise applied in the fields of wound care. Optimal concentrations of quality ingredients working in synergy for the best results to promote skin longevity.

I experienced the Skin Rejuvenation 25% Glycolic Acid Peel that helps to improve skin tone & texture, targets hyperpigmentation and premature aging and promotes true skin rejuvenation. At The Laser Beautique this 1 hour treatment, which includes a serum and mask, costs R600.

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The particular peel is perfect for first time “peelers” and those who have limited time to allow for “down time” There is no flaking, peeling or redness and you can head right back in to your day straight afterwards with no obvious signs

My skin has definitely got it’s glow back and has felt much more radiant, smooth and hydrated. The next day it felt a bit tight but I layered up with an ultra moisturising serum and night cream and it felt divine the next day!

Currently you can get 50% off your first laser hair removal session or technology facial at The Laser Beautique.

Sign up to take advantage of this special deal on their website: https://thelaserbeautique.co.za/

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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