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What is PHA?

Polyhydroxy acids are ingredients such as gluconolactone and lactobionic acid. They’re supposed to be as effective as AHAs, but less sensitizing. PHAs, also known as polyhydroxy acids, are the newest acid to take over ingredients lists and news feeds all over the beauty world. “PHAs (Poly-hydroxy acids) fall under the AHA family. They are much larger in size compared to the more common AHAs like glycolic and lactic acids.

Because of their larger structure, PHAs do not penetrate as deeply into the skin but rather work on the outer layers of the skin. PHAs tend to be less sensitizing and gentler as compared to other chemical exfoliants. PHAs are used on the skin for its exfoliating, skin smoothing, moisturizing, and anti-aging benefits… PHA may be a good alternative in patients with sensitive skin, including those with rosacea and eczema, who cannot tolerate AHAs and BHAs.

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PHAs (polyhydroxy acids like lactobionic acid) are similar to alpha-hydroxyacids but they are more superficial—acting and less irritating.  A dry, sensitive skin type with pigment and a little sun damage, for example, might use PHAs followed by moisturizer (or combined) to brighten, smooth, hydrate and plump the skin quickly.

POLYHYDROXY ACID (PHA)

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Exfoliant.

MAIN BENEFITS: Repairs skin, exfoliates away dead skin, reduces the appearance of skin damage.

WHO SHOULD USE IT: PHAs are usually safe for all skin types, but especially for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: To start, try using PHAs three times a week. You can use it in the form of a toner, a face wash, or even a serum.

WORKS WELL WITH: Other acids in low concentrations.

DON’T USE WITH: Other acids in very high concentrations, retinoids if you’re particularly sensitive.

How to Use It

PHAs are best used in products that are left on the skin for an extended period of time to give them sufficient time to loosen the bonds between the outermost epidermis/skin cells. Products like liquid exfoliant, toner, mask, or moisturizer, always best to chose one that is organic and free of toxics and villain’s ingredients.

A must try the I’m Fabulous organic Renew serum with Polyhydroxy acids.

Pink Clay is rich in Silica, which may help to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal for supple, younger-looking skin. Gently exfoliating and light on the skinPink Clay leaves skin silky soft and smooth, can help to minimize blackheads and promotes a radiant and balanced complexion.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Pink Detox Glow Mask Oragnic

What do enzymes do for your face? While there are many types of enzymes, they have two primary uses in skincare for exfoliation and anti-inflammation. … The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin.

Australian pink clay mask

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics had created an organic face mask, vegan and cruelty-free that combines, Glycolic, Enzymes, Australian Pink Clay and other amazing ingredients to deep clean your skin, hydrate, and make it glow for days! Without the nasties like silicones, perfume, alcohol, etc…

Detoxify + Brighten skin in only 10 minutes! This Fabulous organic face mask purifies the skin, soaks up excess oil, and draws out dirt from deep within the pores.

DETOX

A magnet for toxins, our hero ingredient deeply cleanses the skin. It purifies and tightens pores right before your eyes.

REFINE

Astringent Witch Hazel tightens pores and soothes irritation. Kelp speeds up the skin repair process to leave it feeling super smooth.

BRIGHTEN

Loaded with Enzymes and Glycolic that work together to tackle pigmentation clusters, leaving your skin clear, glowing and selfie-ready.

HYDRATE

Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera hydrate the skin without clogging the pores.

The Amazing Benefits of Trichloroacetic Acid For Your Skin

Various topical acids are commonly used to treat various skin problems and conditions from acne, brown spots, wrinkles and even some cancerous and precancerous growths.  There are many benefits to using trichloroacetic acid on your skin.  It’s an at home affordable and extremely effective way to change the way your skin looks and feels and you can also have a procedure done by a physician or spa.

HOW IT WORKS

Caustic acid or substance is applied to the skin to burn and usually slough off or remove the outer layers of the skin (epidermis) and allow new skin to grow. Some chemical peels may go deeper into the dermis (next layer of skin).  Some of the most common purposes of this process is to remove damaged, blemished, sun-damaged, freckled skin and replace it with younger, healthier skin.

After healing the skin will be tighter, thicker (due to increased collagen production – an added benefit of the stronger peels). Upon healing the skin may appear fuller, smoother with smaller pores and with less wrinkles and fine lines. Proven results, that the skin will look rejuvenated and more youthful following a chemical peel.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics offer products that feature trichloroacetic acid, in the form of serums and peels.  These products are user-friendly options, which can be the high cost of a doctors office or the time-consuming inconvenience of a spa or salon and expensive.

THE MOST USED ACIDS FOR SKIN

There are many types and varieties of these topical acids.  They are usually grouped and defined by their relative strength and depth reached into the skin layers.

There are basically six kinds of commonly used topical acids for skin: the light acids (AHA), light oil-based acids (BHA), lactic acid, malic acid, medium acids (TCA), and deep acids (Phenol).

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) – These are the mildest of the topical acids. They are usually sugar derived hence their names, glycolic, malic, lactic and other fruit acids. These peels are usually performed by a dermatologist or esthetician and have minimal healing or downtime. Downtime is referred to as the time when the skin is healing and may be uncomfortable to be viewed in public due to peeling and possibly discolored dead skin that is usually associated with a deeper peel.\nMalic Acids – Typically derived from apples, this acid considered milder than glycolic acid, and if added to a product or a chemical peel, can add a nice multi-level effect to the process.  Malic acids contain antioxidants that are great for your skin.

Lactic Acids – Lactic acid is usually derived from milk.  It can do everything glycolic acid does, but just a bit slower because it’s a little bit larger, which slightly reduces its ability to penetrate skin’s outermost layer. Topical lactic acid in concentrations of 2% and up can hydrate skin; when used alone or with other AHAs, it begins working as an exfoliant at a 5% concentration, with amounts between 5% and 10% considered ideal for skincare products meant to exfoliate.  BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) – The main difference between these acids and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) is that BHA’s are only oil soluble. There is basically only one BHA, salicylic acid. This unique feature of being oil soluble makes this acid very effective in cleaning and removing bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum oil from deep inside the pores. Because of this solubility difference, salicylic acid is better suited for use on oily, blackheads and whiteheads.

Available in, creams, gels, lotions, shampoo, and topical solutions. The latter two forms are primarily for treating the scalp as salicylic acid has also been found effective in the treatment of dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis of the skin and scalp. Same as with AHA peels, occlusive dressings and\/or layering may be used to drive the acid in farther.

TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) – TCA or trichloroacetic acid is considered a deeper medium depth acid. TCA is a more effective and longer lasting than the sugar and citric acids as it goes deeper into the dermis and can treat more skin ailments, conditions, and problems. A TCA peel does not require layering or occlusive dressings (methods used to drive AHA and BHA peels deeper). TCA, being a deeper reaching acid, is effective on more skin conditions and problems. TCA peels have the amazing benefits of both AHA and BHA peels along with deeper penetration and longer lasting effects. The downtime tends to be longer as much as several weeks or more depending on the depth achieved. Peeling is more severe and the results more dramatic. TCA peels are used very often by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in office as recommended treatments for all stages of acne including acne vulgaris, sun damage and aging skin.

TCA is derived from a modified version of acetic acid, which can be commonly found in vinegar. TCA concentrations range from 3% to 50%. Higher concentrations result in deeper peels. The TCA peel is useful for pigmentation irregularities, such as sun damaged skin and discoloration from pregnancy. TCA products have been used for years to treat severe actinic damage and prevent the progression of skin cancer. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian, African-American, Italian and other darker skins tones can safely undergo beneficial resurfacing. This peel can be used not only on the face, but on the neck, chest, back, arms, hands, etc.

TCA is a highly regarded acid and is perfect for treating the following common issues:

  • Acne
  • Skin Tone Irregularities
  • Texture Problems
  • Age Spots – hyperpigmentation – epidermal and some dermal melasma
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Scarring and Acne Scars – icepick, rolling

All skin types can benefit from TCA peeling. But, persons that are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, or have a naturally darker skin tone, will need special pre-treatment to avoid any unintended color changes in the skin. These are generally fitzpatrick 4, 5, and 6, but any type could potentially have an issue. 

TCA has also been proven to remove and treat freckles, years of sun damage, bad pigmentation, scars, loose skin and wrinkles and fine lines. TCA has recently even been used by doctors to treat, remove and lighten tattoos. Phenol Peels. Phenol peels are the deepest chemical skin peels. They commonly result in a permanent bleaching pigmentation effect as they reach deeply through the dermis.

TCA BODY PEEL

Phenol Acid – Phenol peels are the deepest type of chemical peel. It will penetrate the skin deeper than AHA peels or TCA peels to address more serious imperfections such as blotchiness, coarse wrinkles, and acne scars. Compared to light chemical peels and medium chemical peels, deep chemical peels have more dramatic results, and only a single treatment is required. Also, deep (phenol) chemical peel recovery is lengthy and considered extremely uncomfortable compared to milder chemical peels.

Clinical studies published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery and elsewhere show the TCA acid are the most effective for most skin conditions and problems. Regardless of the peel used, maximum sun protection must be used to protect the new skin from harmful UV rays that can cause cancer in unprotected skin. A high SPF (sun protection factor) sunblock and protective attire (hats) are recommended.

Evidence and Considerations in the Application of Chemical Peels in Skin Disorders and Aesthetic Resurfacing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921757

Comparative study of 15% TCA peel versus 35% glycolic acid peel for the treatment of melasma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481880/

Superficial basal cell carcinoma treated with 70% trichloroacetic acid applied topically: a case study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5327847/

Why every anti-aging skin care routine needs acid?

Anti-aging skin care can be found in creams, serums, and boosters and more often than not we overlook the benefits of a simple acid peel that gives us that fresh radiant complexion that we dream on!

There is only one BHA – beta hydroxy acid – more commonly known as salicylic acid. Because it is oil-soluble it can penetrate beneath the skin’s surface, cleaning out excess sebum from the pores and reducing oiliness. Basically, if you have blemish-prone skin and you aren’t already using BHA, you’d better start now.

Throughout the last decade, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) have increasingly appeared as ingredients in cosmetics intended to reduce the signs of aging in the skin. More recently, beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or a combination of AHAs and BHAs, have appeared as ingredients in these skin care products. While both AHAs and BHAs act as exfoliants, it has been claimed that BHAs are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall skin texture, without the occasional irritation associated with the use of AHAs.

BHA ingredients may be listed as –

  • salicylic acid (or related substances, such as salicylate, sodium salicylate, and willow extract)*
  • beta hydroxybutanoic acid
  • tropic acid
  • trethocanic acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) – is a naturally occurring ingredient, that offers many benefits to the skin, from rejuvenating to collagen boosting. Derived from plants such as sugar cane its botanical properties help to treat many skin conditions including acne, melasma and seborrheic keratosis. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid. BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid. AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits. They help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place.

Different Types Of Acids:

  • Glycolic Acid: The smallest acid that is capable of penetrating the skin and is good for cellular turnover and smoothing the complexion.
  • L + Lactic Acid: Is an excellent antimicrobial that reduces pigmentation, breaks down sebum and debris to clear clogged pores.
  • Beta-hydroxy Acids, or BHAs: Which you probably best know as Salicylic Acid is especially helpful because it breaks down the keratin that blocks pores and causes bumpy skin and acne lesions. Particularly useful in treating all forms of acne.
  • Polyhydroxy Acids, or PHAs:  Found in Gluconolactone are the perfect acid for sensitive skin, PHAs are a more gentle form of AHAs with large molecules they can’t penetrate as deeply into the skin, so exfoliation is more gentle. PHAs are also humectants that can retain moisture.  They also strengthen the skin’s barrier function which is especially helpful for rosacea and eczema.

What causes clogged pores?

Clogged pores are the result of dead skin cells getting trapped in your skin instead of being shed into the environment.

Pores are tiny openings in the skin that release oil and sweat. When pores are clogged, it can result in blackheadswhiteheads, and acne.

You can tell if your pores are clogged if you notice whiteheads, blackheads, or an overall dullness to your skin’s complexion.

Environmental factors also contribute to clogged pores. These factors include:

  • toxins in the air
  • noncomedogenic makeup
  • oil from your hands transferred when you’re touching your face
  • sweat

FOR THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TASKING EXFOLIANTS YOU MAY LIKE:

The Bio Gorgeous Peel

TCA Cleanser

TCA Toner

Body Peel, TCA Chemical Peel for Home Use, Sun Damage, dull skin and brown spots.

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Improve acne scars, sun damage, and brown spot
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and melasma

An excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet.

Choose from 30 ml or professional size 100 ml bottle.

If you are going to do legs and arms and other areas we highly recommend the larger size bottle.

Improves the appearance and texture of the skin with a combination of exfoliating, smoothing and brightening ingredients. It is an excellent choice for promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet. This product is not recommended for dark skin type.

Powerful Actives

  • MALIC ACID: An exfoliating acid that hydrates and brightens and tightens pores
  • TCA (TRICHLOROACETIC ACID): A powerful acid that resurfaces and promotes skin radiance
  • SALICYLIC ACID: A beta hydroxy acid that battles acne-causing bacteria
  • GLYCOLIC ACID: Brighten, exfoliate, refresh, and great for wrinkles.
Dish and brush sold separately. Instruction sheet included.

For: All skin types except overly sensitive. Sun damage / dull skin / brown spots

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider and or physician. Every skin is different and results may vary. It might take many applications to achieve the desired results. And the results are not guaranteed.

Warning: *California residents:  This product can expose you to TCA (INCI: trichloroacetic acid). You may still purchase this product by agreeing to our “Terms and Conditions” during the checkout phase.

Legal Disclaimer: Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. Because each person’s skin is unique, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our website at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

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FDA December 2, 2002 Posting – Sun Sensitivity
Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products. The FDA recommends using an SPF for one week post-peel.

Atopic dermatitis, also commonly called eczema, can affect the skin in various places, including the neck, hands, face, and eyelids. Atopic dermatitis can be sensitive to particular chemicals, including cosmetics, since it damages the skin barrier, causing cracks or gaps in the outer layers of the skin. Makeup and other moisturizers can irritate the delicate skin of the face, resulting in burning, stinging, and aggravating the symptoms.

How to choose the right Makeup for Eczema?

If you have atopic dermatitis and use cosmetics, even if only sometimes and not regularly, you do not have to give up wearing Makeup!  We’ve got some pointers for picking the appropriate cosmetics, putting them together, and looking for specific components and products that are good for the skin and those to avoid.

What ingredients should you avoid for Eczema prone-skin?

Avoiding products with additional scents and preservatives when choosing Makeup for your skin is a smart idea. Butylparaben and methylparaben are two preservatives that might cause extra skin redness and irritation. A smart option is to look for items that contain oil, such as neem oil, which is a natural preservative.

If the product has salicylic or glycolic acid, these compounds can dry out the skin, and dry skin is frequently a cause for an atopic dermatitis flare. Products marketed as hypoallergenic or ideal for sensitive skin might also be beneficial to use because they contain fewer ingredients. Testing Makeup on a tiny patch of skin before applying it to the face is a smart approach to determine whether the product is irritating to the skin.

How to Apply Makeup with Eczema?

1. Use Moisturizer as a Base Layer

Applying a foundation layer is a key step in makeup application. An excellent moisturizer base layer is essential for persons with atopic dermatitis. Reading the components of your moisturizer is just as important as reading the ingredients of any cosmetics you buy. Moisturizing characteristics are provided by products containing shea butter or ceramides.

SPF & Hyaluronic acid 

While salicylic and glycolic acids are known to dry up the skin, moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid keep moisture on the skin without being unpleasant. If you are prescribed a topical medicine for atopic dermatitis on your face, you should use it before applying Makeup. 

Another element you want in your base is an SPF, since no matter what season of the year it is; winter, spring, summer, or fall, you always want to be protected from the sun’s damaging rays.

2. Use Fingers to Apply Makeup

While brushes of all sizes and shapes are available alongside cosmetic goods, it turns out that when it comes to applying Makeup when you have atopic dermatitis, your fingers are your best friend. Using clean fingertips rather than brushes to apply cosmetics may make a big impact. 

Even if you clean your brushes regularly, they might harbor hidden microorganisms. Dabbing Makeup on rather than spreading or smearing it on is also a smart approach to avoid irritating the skin further. Irritated skin will undoubtedly flare up if you distribute Makeup and bacteria on it, so wash your hands carefully and apply Makeup with your fingers to freshly cleansed and moisturized skin.

3. Use Color Correcting Concealers

You may remember from your school days when you learned about the color wheel that green is right opposite red on the color wheel, which implies they are complimentary colors. Because complementary colors cancel each other out, green will be able to assist cover red in cosmetics! 

When there is a flare-up, dry, red patches are frequent symptoms. A green color-correcting concealer may be a terrific addition to your makeup bag for occasions when you need to cover up those blotches. Color correcting concealers exist in various hues and are often designed to address specific complexion issues, so always check the labels for ingredients and patch test before using.

4. Use Cream-Based Products

Avoid powdered products and instead, go for cream-based products. The powder will simply irritate your skin and make it more prone to eczema flare-ups. Choose cream foundations over powder or liquid foundations since they are gradually dry and set into the skin. Instead of powder highlighter and bronzer, consider a cream-based stick highlighter and bronzer. Cream formulations are balmy and do not irritate the skin.

5. Always Remove Your Makeup Properly

It’s critical to remove your Makeup at the end of the day to avoid aggravating existing issues. Makeup removers may be problematic since some include substances that dry up the skin more, so selecting a mild makeup remover that won’t affect the skin’s pH balance or lipids is essential.

If you’re going to use a face cleanser, be sure it’s fragrance-free, preservative-free, soap-free, and formaldehyde-free. It’s also advisable to avoid products that include surfactants, which help bind oil and grime but can rob the skin of its natural lipids, which help keep moisture in.

You need to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate seasonal changes. What works for your skin in the winter, won’t quite meet your skin’s needs in the summer.

Sun protection remains a constant. Especially in the summer, when the days are longer and the sun’s UV rays are intense, you want to keep your skin hydrated, bright, and protected.

You should include these skincare basics in your routine: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreenEvery day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Your goal is to nourish the skin and protect it from UV rays, without clogging the pores and exacerbating its naturally oily film.

1. Cleanser Tips for Summer Skincare

For most people, summer probably means lots of sweating. And lots of sweating means an increased chance of clogged pores. When the skin is moist from sweat, it’s a magnet for dirt and debris. As dirt, pollutants and random particles stick to your face, they can clog your pores, which creates acne breakouts.

Cleanser Tip: Using a gentle cleanser is key in the summer.

Harsh cleansers that strip the skin barrier should be avoided entirely. Don’t deprive your skin of its natural defense mechanism. Your gentle cleanser should be kind to your skin, but proactive in cleansing the impurities from your skin.

Maintaining the skin’s natural barrier during the heat of the summer is essential for protecting the skin from the sun’s long-lasting UV rays. You want to choose a cleanser that goes below the surface of the skin to remove dirt, debris and residual sunscreen from the pores, without stripping the skin of its natural oils, are prime. 

The heat and humidity trigger sebum production in the skin, which means increased oil production. Increased oil production means increased risk of clogged pores, and we all know what clogged pores lead to… unsightly acne breakouts. 

When it comes to exfoliation, we’ll recommend chemical exfoliants over physical exfoliants in any season. Chemical exfoliants, like BHAs (salicylic acid) and AHAs (glycolic acid), exfoliate the skin on a cellular level. These exfoliants work by breaking down the sugars in the skin to loosen the dead skin cells on the surface. This forces the dead skin cells to shed and new skin cells to generate. 

Use exfoliants only at night, a few nights a week (give or take a night depending on your skin’s sensitivity) and plan to use them a few days before you’ll be in the sun for an extended period of time. Don’t exfoliate the night before you head to the beach.

2. Toner Tips for Summer Skincare

Yes, toner is a must! The right toner will work alongside your skin’s natural composition to balance your skin’s pH levels. Skin pH levels have everything to do with oily skin, dry skin, and every skin type in between. 

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered “neutral.” The lower numbers are acidic, while the upper levels are considered alkaline, or nonacidic.

You might be surprised to learn that a healthy skin pH is more on the acidic side. With more acidity, your skin can combat harmful microbes and damaging free radicals that might increase the aging process.

Stay away from toners with alcohol! It’s a common belief that toners with alcohol are an essential step to killing acne-causing bacteria, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Though alcohol does fight bacteria, it also strips the skin of moisture. Alcohol also strips the skin of its natural, protective oils. Just like over-exfoliating, toning the skin with alcohol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Toners are critical after the double cleanse because they remove any impurities your cleansers didn’t catch.

If skin is not at a balanced pH level, it becomes prone to the cycle of excessive dryness followed by too much oil production, and even environmental damage.

Toners facilitate active ingredient penetration from your other skin care products. Think of it as a booster for your vitamin C, retinol, or expensive anti-aging creams.

Aloe vera is natural, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Using a toner with aloe vera is basically a double-cleanse for your face. Especially in the summer, antibacterial properties in your skincare ingredients are essential for maintaining a fresh, gunk-free complexion. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory, so it can effectively dull any sun-induced redness or irritation on your face. 

I’m Fabulous cosmetics toners have aloe vera as a main ingredient instead or water, zero alcohol and loaded with active raw plant-based ingredients.

Tea tree oil, like our other two toner ingredient must-haves, is a natural ingredient with powerful skincare benefits. This agent is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and has tons of different uses for the body. Tea tree oil is used to clean wounds, to treat psoriasis and eczema, to treat oily skin, itchy skin, dry skin—the list goes on. Toners with tea tree oil will penetrate deep into the pores to kill bacteria at the source.

3. Serum Tips for Summer Skincare

Serums with antioxidants are one of the best ways to nourish and revitalize the skin year-round. Serums are potent, brightening, hydrating, and refreshing. Providing your skin with antioxidants is like giving your skin the gift of vitality. Serums are great!

All forms of sun damage and over exposure to the sun (like hyperpigmentation, dark circles, dull skin, dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores) can be treated with a vitamin C serum. That’s because vitamin C is a miraculous antioxidant. Antioxidants transform the skin on a cellular level, by neutralizing free radicals

Vitamin C should be at the top of your summer skincare list—right beside sunscreen.

4. Moisturizer and Sunscreen Tips for Summer Skincare

Thick moisturizers can leave your skin feeling oily, sticky, and acne-inflamed when the humidity and heat are high in the summer. Choosing moisturizers with hyaluronic acid and peptides, specifically, can hydrate your skin throughout the summer without leaving a film of un-absorbed product on your face. Hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s resilience, increases collagen production, and increases the rate of cellular turnover. Peptides fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or combination skin, your skincare routine needs some modifications throughout the seasons if you want your best skin to come.

Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.


The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Facial skin peels are great and those facial treatments that literally dissolve dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of the skin will make your skin glow.

Organic skin peels are loaded with exfoliating acids and enzymes that are naturally derived from fruits, plants, and nuts. While a peel is a chemical exfoliator that usually has a watery, gel-like consistency, a scrub offers a physical exfoliation with a gritty texture. Using a facial peel or scrub can help exfoliate the top layer of the epidermis, removing dead skin and excess oil.

Did you know that skin damage is cumulative?

Meaning, without a time machine, there’s no way for you to reverse the damage that was done decades ago. But a good peel will certainly help – and all from the comfort of your own home.

You will notice a visible improvement in your skin after one skin peel, but the best results are obtained with multiple treatments over time. Just as it takes time for skin damage to accumulate, it also takes time to reverse it. Skins of all types can benefit from exfoliation. In the case of sensitive or acne-prone skin, however, we recommend going for a peel rather than a more abrasive scrub.

Do chemical peels accelerate skin exfoliation?

Organic skin peels are great to accelerate and enhance the process of exfoliation, diminish clogged pores, and clear away dead skin cells on your face, neck, and hands. These facial peels cause the top layer of skin to peel and be removed, bringing out the fresh, younger-looking skin underneath which typically contains less wrinkles and improves the look of the skin on your face.

THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT FACIAL PEELS

Regardless of the skin issue, you’re treating, even a good face peel shouldn’t be used more than the recommended dosage. While all of these contain extremely nourishing and soothing ingredients to replace the skin surface after the process of exfoliation, the peeling effect leaves your skin sensitive to damage from repetitive use.

The strength of some of these active organic ingredients and cosmeceuticals may have an adverse effect if not designed for skin that’s chronically dehydrated or sensitive. And when all else fails – do a patch test on your arm before applying a face peel directly to your face.

Definitely use sun protection when treating your skin. This will protect your fresh skin cells from damage and reduce the harmful effects of cumulative sun exposure.

CONCLUSION: Organic skin peels are a must for a glowing skin!

We love the Bio Gorgeous Peel, the TCA body peel and the Gorgeous peel. The results are just incredible said Dr. Blum, MD based in Miami, Florida.

Body Peel, TCA Chemical Peel for Home Use, Sun Damage, dull skin and brown spots.

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Improve acne scars, sun damage, and brown spot
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and melasma

An excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet.

If you are going to do legs and arms and other areas we highly recommend the larger size bottle.

Improves the appearance and texture of the skin with a combination of exfoliating, smoothing and brightening ingredients. It is an excellent choice for promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet. This product is not recommended for dark skin type.

Powerful Actives

  • MALIC ACID: An exfoliating acid that hydrates and brightens and tightens pores
  • TCA (TRICHLOROACETIC ACID): A powerful acid that resurfaces and promotes skin radiance
  • SALICYLIC ACID: A beta hydroxy acid that battles acne-causing bacteria
  • GLYCOLIC ACID: Brighten, exfoliate, refresh, and great for wrinkles.
Dish and brush sold separately. Instruction sheet included.

For: All skin types except overly sensitive. Sun damage / dull skin / brown spots

According to Allure Magazine, chemical peels are the secret to better looking skin.  TCA peels are in our opinion one of the best, most effective options.

TCA is considered a keratocoagulant, meaning it coagulates the skin’s proteins together. This process is a lot like cooking egg whites – the raw egg white is slightly clear and goopy and cooking it turns it white and hardens it.

TCA is a great acid that any skin enthusiast can incorporate into her or his treatment arsenal to focus on pigmentation and aging. If combined with other chemical agents (like Salicylic Acid), it can also show marked changes on acneic breakouts and the common side effects that acne leaves behind, such as post-inflammatory pigmentation.

WHAT IT’S TYPICALLY USED FOR

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can be used in a variety of concentrations
and is used to accomplish the following:

  • Smooth fine surface wrinkles
  • Remove superficial blemishes
  • Correct pigment problems 
  • Reduce brown spots and age spots
  • Improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more
  • More glowing skin
  • Improve melasma
  • Treat some types of acne

WHERE IT COMES FROM AND HOW IT WORKS

You might be surprised to know that many of today’s chemical peeling agents originated from household kitchen items. Take the hydroxy acids: Tartaric Acid comes from grapes, Malic Acid from apples, Glycolic Acid from sugar cane and Lactic Acid from sour milk, to name a few. Similarly, the more potent peeling agent TCA (trichloroacetic acid), is a modified synthetic chemical based on common vinegar, or acetic acid. However, it’s a powerful solution that effectively desquamates the outer layers of the skin without posing a serious risk for toxicity.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics range of acne care products are specifically designed to calm and quell acne prone skin and alleviate the effects of acne scars and discoloration.   Naturally, heal skin with earth derived ingredients and beautiful botanicals.  We are your “go-to” option for truly natural acne care skin products, when you want solid results and also want to avoid harsh chemicals and synthetics.  Prevent breakouts with better skincare options, made fresh for you the day you place your order.

Some dermatologists, in fact, still prefer TCA peels for treating sun damage or melasma, usually in combination with prescription creams. TCA peels may be a good option, particularly if you have melasma, Because many lasers are difficult to use when treating melasma.

Lighter TCA peel product results are considered the best approach. This is similar to other light peels that usually involve hydroxy acids such as glycolic, salicylic, or a mixture of other hydroxy acids. Medium depth TCA peels are usually done once or twice a year and do require some downtime – usually about a week – when the peeling is obvious.

How much do TCA treatments cost?

A TCA peel or treatment in a doctors office or spa can run from $300 to $1,000 for a full face peel and are often done in a series. A full face, neck, and chest will cost more.

One of our TCA products will be a much more affordable option for you. One of the great benefits to using one of our products is that you can control the gradual effects over time.

In minutes, acids lift away dead cells and trigger a lovely chain reaction: “As that topmost layer is shed, signals are sent to the living cells below to multiply and move up, to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid—to act younger. “Your skin-care products perform better after a peel because there are no dead cells impeding their penetration,” says New York City dermatologist Elliot Cultz, MD.

According to Allure Magazine, chemical peels are the secret to better looking skin.  TCA peels are in our opinion one of the best, most effective options.

TCA is considered a keratocoagulant, meaning it coagulates the skin’s proteins together. This process is a lot like cooking egg whites – the raw egg white is slightly clear and goopy and cooking it turns it white and hardens it.

TCA is a great acid that any skin enthusiast can incorporate into her or his treatment arsenal to focus on pigmentation and aging. If combined with other chemical agents (like Salicylic Acid), it can also show marked changes on acneic breakouts and the common side effects that acne leaves behind, such as post-inflammatory pigmentation.

WHAT IT’S TYPICALLY USED FOR

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can be used in a variety of concentrations
and is used to accomplish the following:

  • Smooth fine surface wrinkles
  • Remove superficial blemishes
  • Correct pigment problems 
  • Reduce brown spots and age spots
  • Improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more
  • More glowing skin
  • Improve melasma
  • Treat some types of acne

WHERE IT COMES FROM AND HOW IT WORKS

You might be surprised to know that many of today’s chemical peeling agents originated from household kitchen items. Take the hydroxy acids: Tartaric Acid comes from grapes, Malic Acid from apples, Glycolic Acid from sugar cane and Lactic Acid from sour milk, to name a few. Similarly, the more potent peeling agent TCA (trichloroacetic acid), is a modified synthetic chemical based on common vinegar, or acetic acid. However, it’s a powerful solution that effectively desquamates the outer layers of the skin without posing a serious risk for toxicity.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics range of acne care products are specifically designed to calm and quell acne prone skin and alleviate the effects of acne scars and discoloration.   Naturally, heal skin with earth derived ingredients and beautiful botanicals.  We are your “go-to” option for truly natural acne care skin products, when you want solid results and also want to avoid harsh chemicals and synthetics.  Prevent breakouts with better skincare options, made fresh for you the day you place your order.

Some dermatologists, in fact, still prefer TCA peels for treating sun damage or melasma, usually in combination with prescription creams. TCA peels may be a good option, particularly if you have melasma, Because many lasers are difficult to use when treating melasma.

Lighter TCA peel product results are considered the best approach. This is similar to other light peels that usually involve hydroxy acids such as glycolic, salicylic, or a mixture of other hydroxy acids. Medium depth TCA peels are usually done once or twice a year and do require some downtime – usually about a week – when the peeling is obvious.

How much do TCA treatments cost?

A TCA peel or treatment in a doctors office or spa can run from $300 to $1,000 for a full face peel and are often done in a series. A full face, neck, and chest will cost more.

One of our TCA products will be a much more affordable option for you. One of the great benefits to using one of our products is that you can control the gradual effects over time.

In minutes, acids lift away dead cells and trigger a lovely chain reaction: “As that topmost layer is shed, signals are sent to the living cells below to multiply and move up, to increase collagen production, to make more hyaluronic acid—to act younger. “Your skin-care products perform better after a peel because there are no dead cells impeding their penetration,” says New York City dermatologist Elliot Cultz, MD.