Press SampleB. Kamins Lactic-10 is a, "hydrating alpha beta home peel to help improve skin texture and clarity. Ideal for more sensitive skin types."
A sophisticated exfoliating and hydrating alpha beta home peel that combines lactic and salicylic acid. Ideal for more sensitive skin types, this topical treatment will help increase cellular renewal for a smoother, brighter skin tone. The Lactic-10 also controls unwanted sebum and calms skin with anti-inflammatory Vitamin B5. A combination of nourishing and moisturizing ingredients will help replenish skin while AHAs and BHAs help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and acne scars.
All skin types, particularly sun and environmentally-damaged skin. Should be avoided on extremely hyper-sensitive skin.
To help increase cellular renewal for a smoother, brighter skin tone and to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and acne scars.
Key Features & Benefits:
-Alcohol, color and fragrance-free.
-A combination of lactic and salicylic acid make this topical exfoliant an extremely effective alpha beta home peel.
-Moisturizing and anti-inflammatory ingredients help make this peel ideal for sensitive skin types, including mild acne and rosacea.
-Increases the rate of cell renewal to brighten and restore clarity to uneven complexions.
-Helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to help skin become thicker, tighter and more firm.
-Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
-Helps improve skin texture – leaves skin softer and healthier-looking.
-Buffered to pH 4.0.
B. Kamins suggests,
Before use evaluate skin texture and inquire about client's history of glycolic or lactic acid use.
Apply morning and/or night to cleansed skin using the applicator to target specific problem areas on the face and neck, avoiding eye area. DO NOT RINSE. Start by one application every other night, increase to one application daily, then up to two times daily for best results. May be used in conjunction with Renewal Serum. (i.e. Morning: Renewal Serum, Night: Lactic-10).
Warnings and suggestions from B. Kamins: The tingling sensation that may be felt is a sign that the product is active on the skin. The sensation tends to diminish with repeated use. Should it persist or should signs of irritation appear discontinue use. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of children’s reach.
According to B. Kamins,
-Lactic Acid can increase sun sensitivity. Sunbar SPF 48 is recommended for use during Lactic treatments.
-It is a good idea to start out slowly, and gradually increase use with Lactic Acid.
Lactic Acid should not be applied on lesions or around the eyes.
-For use on entire face and neck, application period must be controlled. Apply for a period of 8 weeks, then discontinue use for the following 8 weeks (8 weeks on, 8 weeks off).
My experience: This is a very effective lactic acid-based peel. One of the things that I am very intrigued by is the ingenious packaging and applicator. Rather than a pump applicator, the thick round tip is applied directly to the skin and delivers precisely the right amount of product. It is actually very pleasant and easy to use, and the packaging itself is nothing short of brilliant. There is neither too much product dispensed, nor any spillage-- making this product very convenient and easy to use.
While the packaging is superb, it is the contents of the bottle that will win the hearts of everyone who loves to use Lactic Acid based peels. When I first began using Lactic-10, I definitely noticed a tingling sensation as it got to work on my skin. However, as B. Kamins suggested, this tingling sensation did diminish with use. At this point I no longer experience tingling after having used Lactic-10 once a day for nearly a month. I have used numerous Lactic Acid based products, but none more effective than this one. Dead skin beware, Lactic-10 really means business. My skin is very smooth, it has a pronounced clarity, my fine lines are softened, and I have markedly brighter skin. While this is a very potent peel it did not ever irritate, dehydrate, or dry out my combination skin.
It is, however, important that I remind you that my skin is accustomed to the use of Lactic Acid based products, and as such it tends not to be hyper-reactive to peels. I am among the people who react to such products quite favorably, but that is not to say that you will have the same type of reaction. People with sensitive to very sensitive skin may find this product too active, and/or irritating- and should exercise caution with this type of product.
Furthermore, any product that causes skin cell turnover at a more rapid rate exposes new skin to environmental assaults- therefore it very important to exercise due diligence and slather your skin with a high SPF sunscreen on a daily basis when using this type of product.
Overall assessment: Excellent job, B. Kamins- you have made yet another superb product! This is an amazingly effective peel that delivers real results. Bravo!
$40.00 for 1 fl. oz from B. Kamins and Dermstore (Affiliate link).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.