What are Chemical Peels made of? | Peace. Love. Med.

What are Chemical Peels made of?

The Effects of Chemical Peels on the skin?

Chemical peels are widely used and have been for nearly 100 years. They are beneficial for multiple problems people may have: They can reduce mild scarring, sun damage, a reduction in wrinkles, and improve discoloration. They are a must-have miracle for many people.

Between professional chemical peels used in dermatology offices to small-scale ones you can buy at the supermarket there are many options for people to use chemical peels, but what is inside them?

What are Chemical Peels Made Of?

Each chemical peel is different but they all have the same effect on the skin. The primary ingredients are as follows:

Glycolic Acid

chemical peels made ofGlycolic acid is a naturally occurring substance, that when used in skincare products offers many benefits to the skin, from rejuvenating to moisturizing.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a must-have to combat acne. It works by breaking down the ‘glue’ of your skin and making it easier for your body to renew and recreate skin.

Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is necessary to build up muscles and collagen in your body, for long-term sustainability, you need to have good lactic acid.

Buyer Beware: Chemical Peels Components you should be Wary Of


This is one of the most common parabens on the market. These are considered to be preservatives to keep your cream better for longer, however it has been linked to dermatitis, damage to the brain and nervous system, and reproductive complications.


Formaldehyde is much harder to find in chemicals and creams due to it’s labeling as a carcinogen, but if you are looking for cheap chemical peels, you may find formaldehyde.


This is commonly a fragrance added to give creams a nice smell. However, it has linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, and allergic reactions.

Heavy Ingredients

Finally, there are more and more instances of plastic and aluminum showing up in dermal and chemical peels. You do not want these to be incorporated into your body.

Peace Love Med

Here at Peace Love Med, we utilize the entire array of dermal filling procedures, as well as other facial rejuvenation treatments such as botox.

Our experts have a great deal of experience in administering these life-changing cosmetic injections, so you can always walk in and out of our clinic with confidence.

So why wait? If you feel like your face is sagging or that you need a bit more volume in your cheeks, give us a call today!

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