What does it contain?

  • Glycolic and Lactic acids
  • Salicylic and Mandelic acids

Is this a superficial, medium or deep peel?


What skin problems does it claim to treat?

They freshen up the face and can help to treat acne, break down hyperpigmentation (areas of darker pigment or brown patches in the skin), dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, rough texture and ageing skin.

Should be used by

Trained members of the medical profession only and beauty therapists (NVQ3 level and above) who have received training by SkinCeuticals. All Beautiful Glow licensed skincare professionals who administer this special treatment have been trained by certified SkinCeuticals professionals.

Product range

SkinCeuticals Gel Peel GLSkinCeuticals Gel Peel SM
Contains glycolic and lactic acids and is used for photo-damaged skin.Contains salicylic and mandelic acids and is used for problematic skin, such as acne.

Peels not to be used on

Pregnant, breastfeeding women or those already on a peeling programme, or using retinol products.

Peel program

2 weeks prior to the peel, a patch test is carried out and you will start using Skinceuticals C+AHA Antioxidant Serum morning OR night-time.

Beautiful Glow certified professional staff recommend that a course of 6 peels (1 per week) is undertaken. Thereafter, once a month for maintenance is ideal.

Beautiful Glow certified professional staff recommends that those going on a course of SkinCeuticals peels should also be using a topical antioxidant serum containing AHAs (fruit acids) and a broad-spectrum sunscreen to get the full benefits of the peel.

Alternatively, you can use one of the AHA products within the range – i.e. Intense Line Defense. As the peel is a correcting procedure you will need to use products which will prevent the new healthy skin cells being exposed to sun damage, which can counteract the benefit of the peel and result in future photo-damage problems.

Reported side effects

According to the manufacturer, there are no reported side effects apart from initial mild redness and peeling that may occur following treatment. 

Contact Beautiful Glow today and schedule a free skincare consultation with one of our skincare professionals to learn more about how our SkinCeuticals Gel Peel/SM Peel treatment may help to treat acne, break down hyperpigmentation, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, rough texture and ageing skin as well as provide a more healthy and youthful looking glow.