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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


How to extract this natural acid?

By distilling the leaves of the wintergreen plant, and using a process called hydrolysis; by using water to break down the oil, which in turn produces salicylic acid.


Amazing results:

  • Anti-microbial,
  • Anti-inflammatory compound ideal for gently purifying oily and breakout-prone skin,
  • Visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
  • Easing redness and discomfort,
  • Decongesting clogged pores,
  • Give glow and radiance to the skin

This wintergreen extract works similarly to beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) to target certain protein bonds in the skin. The ultimate goal is to enhance the skin’s natural shedding process that can become inhibited due to damage from the sun, environmental factors, genetics, the natural aging process and inflammatory conditions such as acne

What Natural salicylic acid helps with?

Natural Salicylic acid helps to release dead skin not just on the surface, but also in the pore lining, where accumulation of pollution, daily dust, makeup, and sunscreen mix with your natural oils and dead cells. Without effective exfoliation on both levels, the skin may present as congested, irritated, dull, bumpy, rough, and lacking the glow of health.

This buildup also impedes the effectiveness of all other products you use, blocking their delivery to your skin.

The gentle exfoliation delivered by a unique extract leaves the skin incredibly soft, smooth, and even-toned, particularly over time and with consistency.

In the plant world, salicylic acid plays a key role in the resistance of plants to pathogens. This special quality allows this unique extract to offer itself as one more player in our skin-supportive, natural preservation system. Natural salicylic acid-USP AMI is obtained by an eco-responsible manufacturing process from the essential oil of wintergreen obtained after distillation of the leaves. This essential oil, concentrated in methyl salicylate, is then hydrolyzed to isolate salicylic acid, which is completely natural.

Does fruit has salicylic acid?

Yes, the Cleveland Clinic has a list of example of foods that may contain salicylates including: Fruits such as apples, avocados, blueberries, dates, kiwi fruit, peaches, raspberries, figs, grapes, plums, strawberries, cherries, grapefruit and prunes. Anis the founder and owner of I’m Fabulous Cosmetics brand, raves about the Bio Gorgeous peel, this organic and vegan, at-home skin peel was created with plant-based ingredients and natural salicylic acid. “I use it a couple of times a week to clear up my pores and remove all dead cells so that all the anti-aging serums I apply on my skin each day penetrate the skin better for best results”!

For information on the BIO GORGEOUS PEEL click here

Doing a TCA body at home will definitely save you money. Medical spa and physicians charges between $300 to $2500 per Chemical peel treatment. However, you can buy a TCA body peel online for under $100.

Most TCA body peels are ready to use and no mixing is necessary. The peels come in a variety of strengths or concentrations of acid. A TCA peel works by removing dead skin cells and stimulating new skin cell growth. People use TCA peels to try to get younger-looking skin, and to treat certain skin conditions, like melasma and acne scarring.

Is TCA peel better than glycolic peel?

TCA PeelsTCA peels are medium-depth peel that penetrates deeper than the glycolic or salicylic acid peels, making them a good choice for those with scarring or pigmentation issues. 4 Darden notes that this type of peel is medical-grade and can only be done by licensed professionals.

What does a TCA body peel do:

  • Balances oil production and clarifies clogged pores
  • Dissolves dry skin and bumps like those caused by keratosis pilaris
  • Softens the appearance of dark spots and sun damage

Can you see results after 1 peel?

You will notice a visible improvement in your skin after one peel, but 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.

How often can I repeat TCA peel?

TCA Peels can be repeated more often than you probably think, every 2 weeks for Dermalogica Pro Power Peels, every 4 weeks for lighter TCA, and every 3-6 months for deeper TCA. It is recommended that peels be done in a series of 3 to receive the best results.

Consumer Results

  • 100% saw a decrease in dark spots and dull, dry skin
  • 100% experienced an increase in acne healing
  • 100% experienced more radiant, glowy skin

Erika Miller, is a huge fan! After years at the beach in Miami; my skin was so damaged I decided I needed to do something about it! With regular use, MY skin became immediately clearer, softer, smoother, and spot-free. The TCA Lactic & Glycolic body peel is self-neutralizing and contains a powerful five-acid complex to address everything from dark spots to body acne. Safe for sensitive skin and eczema, natural exfoliating acids like lactic and salicylic remove dead skin, soften keratin bumps, and eradicate acne-causing bacteria. “I was in love after just the first treatment”, said Erika!

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.

Yes, a skin peel can improve the skin’s appearance.

How common is it for people to undergo chemical peeling for the hands?

5 Reasons Why You May Need A Chemical Peel For The Hands:

1. If you have brown spots on the hands

2. For uneven skin tone

3. To lessen or eliminate wrinkles

4. To reduce the effects of sun damage

5. To remove scars from the hands

Chemical peels for the hands are now gaining a lot of popularity, especially as more and more people are finding out more about its benefits to get beautiful and younger looking hands. If you take a look at the many online stores, you will notice just how many varieties of chemical peel for hands are available.

TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid) and has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is in the vinegar family (acetic acid.) When applied to the skin, the chemical reaction encourages the top layers of the skin cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin has sloughed off, it then exposes a new layer of undamaged and baby soft skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color.

Re-freshening of the skin’s appearance. Improvement of fine lines, actinic keratoses, sallow and uneven skin tone, post-inflammatory pigmentation and roughly textured skin. Acne, shallow and rolling acne scars, and melasma. Very beneficial to persons of all skin types. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian, African-American, Italian and other darker skin tones can safely undergo
beneficial resurfacing with proper preparation.

TCA works by coagulation of the proteins in the epidermis and dermis. It does not need to be neutralized like other acids. TCA cannot be neutralized; therefore a bicarbonate solution is not necessary with this peel.

The strength of a TCA peel is not gauged essentially through the percentage of the acid, but by the VOLUME of solution applied and the number of coats of solution. A light even coat, applied in multiple layers, until a light frost is achieved is the best way to get exceptional results.

HEALING POST PEEL: After your skin peel it will be important to keep your skin moisturized with a quality, healing product preferably organic. Like an organic hyaluronic acid serum or an organic skin lightening serum. Bacitracin, or another comparable product may also be used. Everyone skins heal differently and react to a peel differently.

Do not skip moisturization to try and speed up the peeling. Allowing your skin to become dry will actually cause the process to
take longer.

Skin fillers can also be injected by a plastic surgeon in you are losing body fat at the top of your hands.

A skin peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Doing a skin peel treatment will help speed up your cell turnover, even out your skin texture and tone, plus reduce over-productive sebum glands clogging up your pores.

What does my skin get dry?

A lot of times dryness comes from lack of exfoliation. With dead skin build-up, products can’t penetrate, leaving your skin dry, dull and the appearance of fine lines. You can use a DERMAPLANING TOOL to quickly slough off this dead skin as well as our LIGHT SKIN PEEL for a deep gentle exfoliation. To compensate for post-peeling dryness, don’t over-moisturize. When the skin is peeling and flaky, it’s normal to want to continually apply a skin oil or heavy moisturizer to comfort and alleviate dryness.

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skinpeeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation. But this varies with each different skin peel brand out there and strength.

How do you hydrate your skin after a chemical peel?

Whether you’re using an at-home peel or getting a professional peel, you can minimize your skin’s downtime afterward by practicing these expert tips:

  1. Wash your face with cool water. …
  2. Moisturize and hydrate. …
  3. Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more. …
  4. Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms. …
  5. Don’t over-exfoliate.

There are two great products you’ll want to use on your skin during the peeling process are sunscreen and moisturizer. Use a neutral moisturizer such as Aquaphor for the first couple days after treatment and then switch to a moisturizer like I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Peptide collagen repair cream for the rest of the peeling process. I’m Fabulous® peptides collagen repair cream supports the healing and repair response in the skin, increases skin thickness, refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and skin texture, and restores the elasticity and firmness to the skin.

The benefits of peptides in this fabulous matte formulation cream are the stimulation of collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts.

  • Type I collagen forms striated fibers between 80 and 160 nm in diameter in blood vessel walls, tendon, bone, skin and meat. It may be synthesized by fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells.
  • Type III collagen forms reticular fibers in tissues with some degree of elasticity, such as spleen, aorta and muscle. It is synthesized by fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells, contributes substantially to the endomysial connective tissues around individual muscle fibers, provides a small fraction of the collagen found in skin and occurs in the large collagen fibers dominated by Type I collagen. It may have some function in regulating collagen fiber growth.

Dermaplaning is the one skincare exfoliation treatment that reveals softer, smoother skin in minutes.

What is Dermaplaning?

The Dermaplaning Tool is a facial exfoliation treatment that uses a sterile single edge blade to strip the outermost layer of debris on the face to instantly reveal brighter, healthier skin.

Dermaplaning is an amazing procedure for poeple who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.

Can The Hair Grow Back After Dermaplaning?

No, not at all. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by aestheticians to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.

Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time.

Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results. No, there is absolutely no recovery or down time with this treatment.

iS Dermaplaning Painful?

Dermaplaning is actually one of the least painful ways to remove facial hair and dead skin—especially when compared to other hair removal techniques like sugaring, threading, and waxing. Think about it: shaving your underarms isn’t painful, so why would shaving your face be painful? Many people describe the feeling of dermaplaning as a gentle tickle or brushing sensation.

As we age, our cell turnover decreases and this affects our skin texture and tone, Dermaplaning gently buffs the top layer of dead skin cells away helps to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion. 

Buff away the dead skin cells that make complexions look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots. Dermaplaning clears the way so skin peels, facials, skin products and serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. It removes peach fuzz / vellus hair and creates clear channels into the skin as well as a soft, smooth surface for makeup to glide on flawlessly. 

You can choose to have this wonderful procedure at a spa or doctor office or from the comfort of your home.

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/

I’m obsessed because after having used various body peels, I’ve found that my skin is softer and has an evener tone and a healthy glow about it.

Body peels come in different guises. There are the leave-on lotions, oversize wipes or pads you use to slough your body with and then the liquids that you apply, wait and rinse. The lotions are the easiest to buy into, especially if you already use a body cream daily. But the best one is the TCA in liquid form. I use the I’m fabulous Cosmetics Body Peel which is super easy to use and no mixing necessary.

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

  • 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

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

tca body peel
At home TCA body peel $89

Fabulous blends of acids—glycolic, lactic, trichloroacetic and salicylic acids—combine to target the acne bacteria, dissolve the sebum and tackle uneven skin tone. It even works to improve eczema flare-ups. A self-neutralizing peel, you simply brush this on and go, no need to rinse it off. Effective and easy to use.

As we age, acne scars often become more noticeable because our skin loses collagen. The key to effective treatment is to select the best one for each scar type. Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed. Inflammation reduces the effectiveness of treatment for acne scars.

Acne will eventually go away (really, it will). Scars, on the other hand, are a bit tougher to deal with. Doing things like picking at and popping pimples can definitely damage your skin and cause scarring. But sometimes, even if you’re really careful with your skin, scars can still develop.

This might be the answer for you?

 

tca cleanser
TCA Cleanser, great for acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and sun damage.
Excellent must have cleanser to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin.

Great for all type of skin. It is great for daily face cleaning.

  • Improves skin’s texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
How to use:
Moisten face and hands with warm water. Apply I’m Fabulous TCA cleanser onto the palm of the hand and work into a gentle lather. Gently massage over face and neck with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

ALPHAFLOR® GIGAWHITE  – ECOCERT APPROVED 

Alphaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by Pentapharm/DSM.

Ingredients: *EcoCert Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside,*EcoCert Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), EcoCert Alphaflor® Gigawhite, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Organic Peppermint essential oil, EcoCert Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone, EcoCert Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Trichloracetic Acid.

4 oz / 120 ml

Warnings: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes or mouth. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated.

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TCA Toner, great for acne, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, fine lines and dull skin.

Excellent must have toner for daily uses, to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin. Great for all type of skin. This product is a must-have for TCA peel lover. It is great for daily face cleaning to keep your skin looking young and acne free.

  • Improves skins texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
  • Skin degreaser
How to use:
After cleaning your skin, apply the TCA toner to your face and do not rinse.  Moisten cotton pad and sweep over face and neck.

TCA PEEL, GORGEOUS PEEL, TCA CHEMICAL PEEL FOR HOME USE TREATS LINES, SUN DAMAGE AND SCARING.

What is the Gorgeous peel?

TCA PEEL, Gorgeous Peel, TCA Chemical Peel For Home Use Treats Lines, Sun Damage And Scaring. No Downtime.

DISCOLORATION LIFTING, SKIN PLUMPING & POWERFUL WRINKLE CORRECTION

Incredible New Technology Facial Peel

The strength of this peel is between 10 and 19%, pH 2.0

This fabulous TCA chemical peel, it is safe for all skin type and will give you amazing results!

  • No need to get off of work.
  • No downtime at all!
  • Apply makeup after the peel
  • No oozing weeping blistered skin!
  • For all skin types!

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Gorgeous Peel have been proven to:

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Treat acne scars
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.

There are many skin peels out there. Jessner, Lactic, Glycolic, Phenol, TCA, etc.

The TCA peel is a peel that penetrates deeper into the skin without irritation. Doing a perfect TCA PEEL requires that you use the LEAST STRENGTH needed to abrade the stratum corneum layer. This is a percentage over 10% and under 20. TCA over this strength will cause the skin to frost or turn white (similar to a light broiler burn).

The Gorgeous Peel from I’m Fabulous ® has a proven theory of abrading just enough of the stratum corneum to cause the skin to send valuable protein to the surface. When you frost the skin too deeply, your body goes into wound repair mode where it creates antibodies, scar tissue, melanin and other secretions, which may easily cause the skin to age faster!

Melanin is produced when you tan, and when you are wounded and when you have surges of progesterone (hormonal hyperpigmentation). When you go too deep into the epidermis or subcutis layers by using high doses of a caustic chemical, your skin produces healing protein to bandage the chemical peel. This is not the correct way to do a peel.

Due to the intense mix of active ingredients, it will cause a very fast drying and drawing of the topmost .01 micron. In most cases, this will peel almost instantly or within 24 hours.

The Gorgeous peel tends to be a rather rapid exfoliation and one that you can expedite by compressing a warm cloth or even using your ring finger to roll the dead skin off.

Buyer and user must wear a Sunblock after the peel for several months.

You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • Infection or disease
  • Cut or broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Currently, have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
  • Nursing or pregnant
  • Taken Accutane in last 6 months
  • Have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea. You are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, Products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, other acid products.

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This fabulous organic serum at 5% with an extreme concentration, 5%, of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu helps to prevent and reverse largely all aspect of visible skin aging.
This serum is for extreme skin repair and scarring. So we highly recommend to use it only once a day.  Just use one (2 oz bottle treatment) then stop for 12 months.
2 oz / 60 mL glass bottle with a pump with serum in it + 5% of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu mixer concentrate.
You have the option (above add to cart) to choose to buy the serum + concentrate only or the serum + concentrate + the skin roller.
Skin Roller Features:
  • Stimulate the collagen production,
  • Reduce pore size and firming
  • Improve elasticity of skin
  • Smoothen acne scars
  • Reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circle
  • Skin-friendly, safe and faster skin restructuring
I’m Fabulous High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% helps to smooth and repair fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and skins elasticity.

Eliminates oils from skin, reducing breakouts. After you have added the concentrate and the serum your final serum will look light blue.

  • Regain Elasticity
  • Vibrant Radiant Skin
  • Firm Skin
  • Smooth Wrinkles
  • Healthy Youthful Glow

Proven Benefits

– Increase collagen I, III, IV production
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Reduces acne scars
– Reduces stretch marks
– Tightens loose skin
– Improves skin elasticity
– Reduces inflammation and irritation
– Evens skin tone
– Reduces freckles, spots
– Reduces Sun Damage
– Reduces hyperpigmentation
– Smooths rough skin
– Accelerates wound healing

This comes in two bottles, one bottle with the blue copper concentrate needed to make up the serum. You activate this yourself by mixing the blue copper peptide concentrate and the high-tech copper peptide activator serum by shaking for about 30 seconds to mix well and activate your serum. This way you get the freshest product that will stay active for you for the longest time.

The High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% encourage skin health to target all aspects of skin aging by keeping the skin in an ongoing state of repair.

The peptide is responsible for activation of a wide range of skin health functions, including wound healing, immune function, collagen synthesis, blood vessel development, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. 

The concentration of this peptide in human plasma continues to drop with aging past late teenage years and this drop exceeds 55% by age 55.

Many anti-aging products on the market contain variations of copper peptides in extremely small amounts. Generally, these variation peptides are found in parts per million in active technologies that topical products claim to include at high percentages but the final concentration of the variation peptides in topical products is generally less than 0.01% and these peptides would then have to be converted to even smaller amounts of pure copper peptides within the skin. 

 This fabulous serum contains 5.0% pure Copper Tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) to be mixed with a specialized organic and vegan activator before first use. This extraordinary concentration allows activation of a wide array of skin health functions that help to prevent and reverse largely all aspects of visible skin aging, including textural damage, uneven pigmentation, loss of elasticity, lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and general lack of a healthy radiance present in younger skin. In short, the skin will act and look younger starting within 5 days with continued improvements over time.

 Animo Acids: (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine). Amino acids make up 75% of the human body. proteins, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They band together in chains to form the stuff from which life is born. This is a two-step process: first, they get together and form peptides or polypeptides, and it is from these groupings that proteins are made. Two amino acids joined in a peptide bond constitute a dipeptide, three a tripeptide, several an oligopeptide, and many a polypeptide. A protein can be made up of just one or multiple polypeptides.Amino acids are an essential part of the synthesis of collagen and elastin. When the supply of amino acids is reduced, it affects the renewal of cells, which causes, in particular, the thinning of dermis. So, one would hope that putting amino acids back will help collagen and elastin production. It does, but not just any old amino acids. A study in an academic publication called (appropriately) “AMINO ACIDS,” demonstrated that “branched-chain amino acids” along with two specific amino acids, glutamine or proline, restored collagen synthesis after UV exposure.

 Hyaluronic Acid:
(Directly combined with a Very-Low-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronic Delivery Complex) A unique cross-linked non-animal form of hyaluronic acid that delivers water and water-soluble actives over time into the skin through its nonequilibrium gel structure, helping to maintain high skin water content for longer periods. Complex delivery of water-bound content through this system allows for smaller technologies to penetrate the skin.

Great to use on full face, neck and decolleté.

Ingredients: 

Activator:

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Amino Acids (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Leucidal (radish root ferment), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Plant Stem Cell.

Copper Peptide Concentrate:

Copper Peptide GHK-Cu 1:1, Organic Castor oil, Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone.

Active Ingredients: Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu 5%

72% ORGANIC

This product comes with instruction and mixing direction. By mixing it it is super potent!

This serum should not be use with products containing Vitamin C in any form (MAP, Ascorbic Acid, etc.)

Skin Roller:

REGENERATE YOUTHFUL SKIN AND LOOK YEARS YOUNGER! The derma roller stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in a smoother, firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Use this beauty tool to reduce and combat the signs of aging! The appearance of scars from injury or acne, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes on the face or body are now a thing of the past.

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