EVERYBODY’S DOING IT.
Sometimes peer pressure is a bad thing. You end up lost in the woods, mending a broken arm, or erasing embarrassing social media posts. But sometimes, just sometimes, it’s a really good thing. Like finally deciding that a peel with the staff at Blue Water Spa in Oyster Bay is actually a great idea.
We know, your sister told you that her co worker’s cousin got a peel one time and she couldn’t leave the house for a month. It’s not like that, I promise. You can leave Blue Water Spa and go on a blind date if that’s your Saturday night plan, we know exactly what we’re doing here. Whether it’s our tried and true classic glycolic acid peel to freshen, brighten and tighten or a mid depth peel to address the more serious beach sins of your teens and 20’s, you can be confident that behind every advanced exfoliation treatment we deliver, sits a commitment to skin health.
It’s easy to walk into any random ‘skincare’ chain and say ‘hey, is a peel a good idea?’ Odds are very good that they will say ‘sure, come right this way, what’s your name again?’ No paperwork, no questions, no post care. That’s a professional fail. When you come to us for chemical exfoliation, we start at ground zero. We want to know what you’re using on your skin currently, if you’re leaving for a sun packed vacation in 2 days and if you have allergies or sensitivities. We don’t let you leave before telling you what to use, what to avoid and how to maintain your results at home. Professional consultation is critical to safe treatment and determining exactly what type and strength of exfoliant is ideal for you as an individual.
You’re almost convinced? Peels keep on delivering results, which is why I love to recommend a series of treatments. Here’s exactly what chemical exfoliation does and you can expect:
HOW A PEEL WORKS (the short version)
1. Our skin naturally renews itself by continuously turning over old flattened dead cells in exchange for fresh plump, new cells. This process slows down considerably as we age, resulting in skin that looks dull, ashy, lined and even flaky. Exfoliation (whether its physical or chemical), hastens this process, leaving you softer, smoother, brighter. (sometimes Mother Nature appreciates a little nudge).
2. Once the peel solution is applied, you may feel a tingle, a slight itchy sensation or vague warmth. You may feel nothing, both experiences are normal. The solution gently begins to invisibly dissolve the excess sticky ‘glue’ that binds slow moving cells together. Not only are results immediate, the cells continue to loosen post treatment, so you look better on day 3 than you will on day 1!
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM A COOL PEEL?
- Anyone looking to target signs of ageing while enhancing the benefits of their skincare and treatments.
- Acne sufferers.
- Thickened, rough or sun damaged skin.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
HOW DOES THE ENVIRON COOL PEEL TREATMENT WORK?
A cream solution is applied to the skin in a way to give varying strengths of peel, designed to leave the Epidermis of the skin intact. The Cool Peel treatment removes the build-up of dead skin cells and helps to decongest the outer skin layers and smooth its texture, whilst boosting hydration, stimulating collagen production creating tighter and glowing skin.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
1. Exfoliation treatments trigger skin repair - - think of it as a tap on your collagens shoulder to work a little faster. Sooner than later you’ll notice that your skin looks firmer and plumper.
2. Your concentrated skincare products will penetrate more deeply and work faster, as they don’t have to fight through excess layers of dead skin.
3. Fewer breakouts, a smooth even makeup application, far fewer fine lines and more even tone.
Give us a call, we have the perfect peel for everyone.
Immediate gratification – available at Blue Water Spa, Long Island. 516.584.6800
Heres what Cosmopolitan has to say about Environ Cool Peel
Beauty Lab Review: Environ Cool Peel
Beauty Editor Kate tries a next generation, non-scary face peel
By Kate Turner
8 January 2014
What is it: The Environ Cool Peel is described as a new, modern facial peel. Instead of the aggressive acid peels of old, which can strip away vital layers of the fragile epidermis, this uses a lower concentration of lactic acid over light, repetitive treatments. The aim is a more gentle but effective way to achieve healthier skin, with less redness and downtime too - bonus. The 1-hour Cool Peel Treatment is recommended as a course of six.
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We say: I first tried a face peel way back in 2009. I swore it was my first and LAST peel. Think Samantha in Sex and the City. Think Aliens. Think every kind of reason why you wouldn't want acid poured on your face. It hurt, A LOT. And felt overly-aggressive, just wrong. So when Environ, a brand I really trust, first told me about their new peel I needed a lot of persuading.
I was delighted to learn that it's because of bad experiences such as mine that this new method has been developed. It works just at the surface of the skin, causing mild exfoliation which helps stimulate growth factors in the skin. A course of treatments should help with fine lines, sun damage, pore size and general texture issues – pretty much all my main concerns right now. A bit scared, I signed up.
I tried the course with the brilliant Faye at the Skin 3 Clinic in London. The session starts with one of those mortifying skin analysis machines. It's not fun seeing your crow's feet on screen but it's definitely motivating to compare your stats before and after the course.
The treatment itself is pretty functional and NOT AT ALL SCARY. The lactic acid actually comes as a cream mask which is painted on to my face and left for about 20 minutes. It tingles a fair bit but Faye keeps moving the brush over my face to distract me! No pain, no burning whatsoever. Once it's off, a vitamin A serum is applied and a thick, plasticizing masque sets over the top through which a galvanic current is pulsed (little electrodes are attached to the edges). Apparently this helps push the serum deeper into my skin. Again, this doesn't hurt one bit although I can see funny spots behind my eyes – weird. To finish, some eye gel, sunscreen and – marvellous – a mini makeover with Jane Iredale mineral makeup so I don't leave the salon looking ridic.
In summary: My skin analysis at the end of the course showed some pretty good figures: 8% reduction of pore size and redness, 9% improvement in texture and, most impressively, a huge 20% reduction in UV spots and sun damage. But the best thing is: I didn't need a machine to tell me. I could see a difference. Nothing specific, just an overall upgrade – my skin looked clearer and more even-toned and felt ridiculously smooth. My Dad, who never notices anything, said: 'Have you done something to your face? You look amazing.' Thanks Dad. And thanks Environ!