Pelactiv is one of my favourite skincare companies on the market today. They are an Australian Brand, made and sold out of Sydney in NSW. They contain native plant extracts but are still classed as a cosmeceutical due to their highly active ingredients both natural and scientifically formulated, that really work within the skin, not just on the surface.

Pelactiv offer two Facial Treatments that are customised for each individual client. A 320 minute Renewal Treatment, and a 60 minute Rejuvenation Treatment. It is highly recommended that each client undergoes a course of 6 facials, whether it be a Renew or Rejuvenate, once per week for 6 weeks, or 2 per week for 3 weeks. As their Facial Treatments contain customised Peels, it is important that they are not performed too far apart, otherwise, the client will only be able to have a Maintenance style peel, which will not give the same results.

Pelactiv’s Peels are created to be used as a Step Up System. There are 3 different Peels; System 1 – Blue, System 2 – Yellow, and System 3 – Red. The ingredients and strength differ in each Peel. Once the skin has been accustomed to the lowest strength and the most gentle ingredients, (depending on the skin type and condition) we can step up to the next level Peel during the course to give greater results.

The Pelactiv System 1 Blue Peel

The System 1 Blue Peel is their most gentle peel, but don’t think that it doesn’t give great results! This is by far my favourite Peel, as it can be used on almost anybody! It is super gentle but gives a great exfoliation and amps up the hydration levels within the skin. It’s main ingredient is Lactic Acid, which is a Milk Extract. This amazing ingredient helps to exfoliate the surface dead skin cells whilst still soothing and protecting the acid mantle. It is so gentle, that it is even effective in treating non-inflamed eczema and psoriasis skins. The System 1 Blue Peel will help to plump the skin through increased levels of hydration, as well as superficially reducing pigmentation and increasing the production of collagen. Sounds pretty good, huh? This Peel is always the first Peel each client will receive, but it is also a good “pick me up” peel and maintenance Peel when not used as part of a course.

The Pelactiv System 2 Yellow Peel

The System 2 Yellow Peel is the second Step in the Peel System. This Peel has a 5% stronger Acttive Ingredient content than the Blue Peel, and contains a cocktail of AHA’s (alpha-hydroxyl acids), including Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric Acids. These acids come from Milk, Citrus Fruits, Apples and Grapes respectively. This Peel is great for everyone except for sensitive skins. The Lactic Acid helps to exfoliate, hydrate and protect the skin, while the citric acid really works on surface exfoliation. Malic and Tartaric Acids work on a slightly deeper level, assisting with exfoliation as well as oxygenating the skin cells and assisting in cell regeneration and renewal. This Peel gives an intensive decongestion action while lightening pigmentation, giving the skin a smoother texture, enhancing collagen production and softening fine lines and wrinkles.

The Pelactiv System 3 Red Peel

The third Peel in the System is the Red Peel. This is an even stronger solution that not only contains Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tarataric Acids, but also contains Glycolic and Salicylic Acids. This combination of AHA’s and BHA’s is fabulous for resurfacing and correcting, especially for Oily and congested, thickened skins. As it is highly anti-bacterial, it is fabulous for treating acneic skins. Glycolic Acid is a smaller molecule, meaning it can penetrate deeper into the skin. For this reason, you can really feel it working when the peel is on the skin! This also means it can target pigmentation from a deeper level, making it a lot more effective that the other Peels. Salicylic Acid is often used in products and treatments to treat congested, oily and acneic skins as it is highly antibacterial. Research has also shown that the effects of Salicylic Acid on the skin do not diminish over repeated Peels, as is the case for most AHA’s.

Your skincare professional will customise a course of Peel that is right for your skin. Whether it be 6x Blue Peels, or 2x of each system, Pelactiv will be able to create a Treatment Plan to assist with any skin concerns you may have.

To find out more about Pelactiv’s Facial Treatments, contact Claire at Balwyn’s Luminescence Beauty Therapies, in Balwyn.