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Vitalize Peel in St Louis – What’s In It?

Vitalize Peel St Louis

When it comes to livening up one’s facial appearance, the chemical peel has established itself as a go-to, non-surgical treatment. SkinMedica’s mid-point Vitalize peel has become one of the more popular options for gently treating mild to moderate skin conditions like lines, spots and light scarring. With chemical peels, one of the most common questions is, “What’s in it?”

The name chemical peel is fairly vague, so today, we’re covering all of the ingredients that are found in Vitalize peels.

Prepping Ingredients

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol is an FDA-approved solvent that is used to stop and prevent the growth of microorganisms. This makes it effective for de-greasing and cleaning the skin during the prepping portion of a Vitalize peel. Isopropyl alcohol is also used in the peeling portion as well.


Water is used in just about everything, and this includes both the prepping and peeling portions of your Vitalize peel in St Louis.

Peeling Ingredients


Acetone is most commonly associated with being in nail polish removers. The reason that acetone can rid your fingernails of last week’s colors is because of its properties as a solvent. This makes acetone effective at dissolving targeted ingredients and is an essential part of the peeling process.


Isoceteth-20 is an emulsifier, meaning that it is used to blend water and oils together. Without it, the two would remain separated from one another.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is commonly used as an ingredient in cosmetics. It’s used in the Vitalize peel in St Louis as an exfoliant, skin conditioner and humectant (moisturizer). This is what helps your skin look softer and smoother after your peel.


Panthenol is another skin-smoothing ingredient that is used in the peeling portion. When on the skin, it works as a lubricant.


Resorcinol is often used as an antiseptic for skin defects, such as acne, and has been approved by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) as safe for use in cosmetics. It helps to correct various skin defects as part of the Vitalize peel.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in many different acne medications. It is used in the Vitalize peel as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Salicylic acid is also known to improve the skin’s thickness and production of collagen.

Schedule an appointment to learn more from a skin care expert about the Vitalize peel in St Louis and the SkinMedica product line by clicking the link below, and join us for our SkinMedica Event on Thursday, March 20 from 9am to 5pm.

Make sure to contact us today if you have anymore questions about peels or any other forms of treatment.

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