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BioRePeel: the zero downtime, 35% TCA peel that's disrupting the skincare industry.

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

It's really not common for something truly new to arrive on the scene in the skincare industry. Often, new treatments/products are marketed as "groundbreaking" or "revolutionary" - when in reality, they are just a reiteration of something that already exsits. In this case however - we really do have something special.

I want to start by saying how unusual it is to have a 35% TCA peel with minimal to zero downtime. Unheard of really, and until about a month ago, I wouldn't have believed it. But to understand what a miracle that is, we need to talk a bit about TCA (full name, trichloroacetic acid).

TCA is what we call a keratolytic acid - meaning it has the ability to break down keratin. Now almost all acid-based peels work, in part, by breaking down the outer layers of the skin. Most do this by simply breaking down the protein bonds that bind our skin cells to eachother, allowing them to fall off (aka, peeling). However keratolytic acids, like TCA and salicylic - work by breaking down the skin cells themselves (or rather, the keratin they are mainly made up of).

As you can imagine, breaking down the skin cells, rather than just the bonds between them, results in significantly more breakdown overall - which is what you want, if your goal is to improve texture, lines/wrinkes, pore size, scarring, or pigmentation. You want resurfacing happening in the skin- and TCA is very good at it.

The downside of course is that along with all that cell breakdown, we get irritation. Skin barrier impairment. Sensitivity. And that's all going to happen with a 10% TCA peel - let alone 35%!

Herein lies the magic of the BioRePeel. You get 35% TCA level results - but somehow, minimal irritation, and zero barrier impairment. How?

BioRePeel is a biphasic peel, consisting of a lipophilic phase (blue), and a hydrophilic phase (yellow). When bottled, the lipophilic phase sits on top of the hydrophilic phase, protecting it from oxygen exposure which would oxidise it and reduce its stability and efficacy. This is not common - most TCA peels are monophasic and thus have to be stored at cool temperatures and can easily destabilise and oxidise.

Prior to applying the peel, we shake the formula - which blends the two phases temporarily, resulting in the iconic green colour of the BioRePeel. Upon application to the skin, the phases will seperate - the hydrophilic phase diving deep into the skin and beginning its corrective work, and the lipophilic phase settling in the outer layers of the skin.

Normally after a TCA peel, the lipid barrier of the skin is disrupted, and can take 24-48 hours to restore. That period of barrier impairment means inflammation, sensitivity, and irritation - but with BioRePeel, we skip the barrier impairment altogether. The lipophilic phase remaining in the outer layers of the skin, restores the lipid barrier immediately - dramatically reducing irritation and downtime.

I've written a more detailed explanation of each component of the formula below, but TLDR; collagen support, barrier support, acne support, sensitivity reduction.

BioRePeel truly is a unique treatment and can effectively improve a multitude of concerns including: texture, enlarged pores, fine lines/wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, PIH, PIE/red scars, textured or atrophic scars, redness, and loss of collagen. For optimal results, the peel should be done four times - at 7-12 day intervals.

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