CosMedix Benefit Peel - Treatment Spotlight

CosMedix Benefit Peel Treatment Summary

  • Level 2 Peel Treatment – suitable for all skin types and conditions.
  • Effective treatment for lines & wrinkles, hyperpigmetation and Rosacea.
  • Stimulates cell turnover
  • Normalises cell function
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits
  • No discomfort, no downtime
The CosMedix Benefit Peel is a non-acid peel that uses Vitamin A and C to stimulate renewal within the skin. Using a blend of 10% encapsulated Retinol AGP complex with 20% L-Ascrobic Acid, the Chirally Correct version of Vitamin C. Plus enzymes to assist with gentle resurfacing to allow peel absorption and best results. One of the best things about the Benefit peel is that its a universal treatment. Suitable for all skin types, all skin conditions and all Fitzpatrick skin types. It doesn't require any prior prep (although best results are achieved when using a Cosmedix Vitamin A at home) and can be done as often as every 2-4 weeks (depending on the results you're trying to achieve). Where the Benefit Peel has the edge is it's ability to treat Rosacea. Often a tricky condition to treat with traditional chemical / acid peels, because of the sensitive nature of this skin condition. The Benefit Peel works differently to acid peels that exfoliate the skin. Instead it stimulates renewal, increases skin thickness and therefore makes the skin more resilient. By thickening the dermal matrix we're able to reduce redness and make capillaries less visible.

CosMedix Benefit Peel - What Is A Metabolic Peel?

The CosMedix Benefit Peel is classed as a Metabolic Peel. Unlike traditional acid peels that use acids such as Glycolic Acid to chemically exfoliate the skin, a Metabolic Peel stimulates the skins natural turnover process without causing wounding to the skin. Although acid peels can and do have their benefits, in fact CosMedix have a number of acid based peels using Chirally Correct acids such as L-Lactic Acid, not every skin can tolerate acids in high concentration. Sensitive, compromised and Rosacea skins in particular can often struggle with acid peels. The Benefit Peel is a fantastic choice for these skins because it's incredibly gentle yet highly effective. A sensitive skin is already suffering from a compromised barrier function. Therefore using an acid to exfoliate the skin barrier can leave the skin even more vulnerable. A metabolic peel such at the Benefit Peel does not compromise the skin barrier in the same way. Instead of exfoliation from the surface down, it uses stimulation, to increase renewal from the base up. More in keeping with the skins natural renewal cycle. The 'peeling' effect from the Benefit Peel is as a result of new cells pushing the old cells off. As opposed to skin shedding which occurs as a result of the skin ridding itself of damaged cells causes by an acid. Furthermore Vitamin A and C, the key components of this treatment, are required by the skin for collagen synthesis. So we're feeding the skin with nutrients it needs to regenerate.

CosMedix Benefit Peel Vitamin C PowderWhat ingredients are in CosMedix Benefit Peel?

The Benefit Peel is a combination of encapsulated Vitamin A and Chirally Correct Vitamin C, plus enzymes for gentle exfoliation and to enhance peel absorption. The delivery of Vitamin A and C into the skin increases the skins metabolic rate to kick start renewal. On day 3 post-peel is when the Retinol is most active and any micro-flaking can be seen.
  • Retinol AGP Complex 10% - Anti-aging, stimulates cell turnover, encourages cell growth, all the benefits of retinol with added antioxidants. AGP (arabino-glactan protein) regulates sebaceous activity. Clinical studies indicate significant changes in the skin composition, increased collage, DNA, skin thickness and elasticity
  • Fruit Enzymes - Bromelain (pineapple) fruit and stem for gentle exfoliation.
  • Spanish Moss EnzymesExfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
  • L-Ascorbic Acid 20% - Chirally correct Vitamin C; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; increases protein synthesis; precursor to collagen production; vital nutrient; healing and calming.

What conditions does the CosMedix Benefit Peel treat?

The CosMedix Benefit Peel is suitable for all skin types and conditions. Thanks to it's acid-free formulation its especially beneficial for sensitive skins that would normally struggle to tolerate a peel treatment. The Benefit Peel is also particular good at treating Rosacea, helping to reduce redness and strengthen the skin. Unlike acid peels the Benefit Peel doesn't wound the stratum corneum, so barrier function is not compromised in the same way. Despite being gentle, the Benefit Peel is a very effective treatment for lines and wrinkle, hyper pigmentation, sun damaged skin, mild acne and rosacea. benefit peel before after results

Skin Peel Safe For Eye Area

One of the other great things about the Benefit Peel, is because it's acid-free and a leave-on cream peel, it means its safe for treating problems around the eye area. Including lines and wrinkles, and also dark circles. The formulation allows for safe application close to the eye area, enabling us to treat concerns which would not be treated using traditional chemical peels. See the before and after images to see the improvement in the lines and wrinkles (above) and also the improvement in dark circles (below). The combination of Vitamin A and C are fantastic for treating these concerns. By boosting collagen production to thicken the skin, making vascular dark circles appear less prominent. While also helping to brighten the eye area, improving the appearance of pigmented dark circles common in darker Fitzpatrick skin types and those prone to irritation around the eye i.e. from allergies etc. benefit peel before after dark circles

How often can I have this treatment?

The Benefit Peel is a moderate depth treatment yet very gentle on the skin; this can be given as often as every two weeks.

Does this treatment require any prep?

For best results we do recommend clients use a CosMedix Retinol Serum in their home care as this will allow for longer treatment application and better results. However prep is no mandatory with this treatment. As with all of our treatments, there is a post-peel treatment plan, however this will vary from client-to-client and will be discussed with your aesthetician.

Is there anyone who can’t have this treatment?

The CosMedix Benefit Peel is suitable for all skin types and conditions. This treatment is not be suitable for women who are pregnant or breast feeding due to the Retinol. Also anyone currently taking Isotretinoin (or within last 6 months) would need to wait before having this treatment.

Interesting In Skin Peel Training?

If you’re a beauty therapist, aesthetician, nurse or doctor and based in the UK and would like to become certified in CosMedix metabolic skin peels, contact us to learn more about the Medico Beauty Institute skin peel training courses by emailing us at

Want to book a Benefit Peel?

You can experience the Benefit Peel and other CosMedix treatments at CosMedix approved salons and clinics throughout the UK & Ireland. Prices can vary depending on location. See our store locator to find your nearest clinic. If you have any questions about this treatment please contact us at

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