- Improves congestion
- Brightens the complexion
- The skin appears crystal clear and radiant
This is the first in a new series of blog posts turning the spotlight on CosMedix metabolic skin peels this one being the CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie. Focusing on the ingredients and benefits of the peels, including what conditions they are designed to treat and what makes them so unique compared to other treatments on the market.
Starting with a new generation of chemical peels that can instantly refresh everyone’s complexion and make noticeable improvements. CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie, can only be described as the universal solution for addressing the issue of cellular debris caused by the build up of keratinocytes.
Over the course of time the effect of premature aging creates a thickening of the stratum corneum. This leaves the complexion looking dull, lifeless and feeling rough and dry.
The Blueberry Smoothie is part “purified” chemical peel and part physical exfoliator, combining the best of both worlds and provides a level of exfoliation similar to microdermabrasion but in a much more sophisticated way. It changes the dynamic of the skin, by improving the absorption and strength of active ingredients contained in the formulation. A nutritious cocktail made from a multitude of actives from plants that are specially selected to be bio-available. All CosMedix peel treatments are “Chirally Correct”, ensuring only the correct portion of the molecule is included and therefore, far more potent than regular non “purified” actives.
Done as the first “kick start” skin treatment, CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie re-awakens the skin. It’s the ideal choice for both men and women, young and mature skin, fair or darker skin that are new to having metabolic peels done.
How Does the Conditioning Step Benefit Your Skin?
The effects from treatment are maximised when combined with a homecare plan that’s specially tailored. In addition Blueberry Smoothie set’s the scene for preparing for more progressive treatments including laser, IPL and facial surgery.
Blueberry Smoothie VS Microdermabrasion
A microdermabrasion facial uses either micro-crystals or a diamond tip to mechanically remove corneocytes from the upper layers of skin, the stratum corneum. Studies have been conducted for a number of years that show there are some immediate benefits. However, longer-term analysis reveals that there are unwanted side effects from repeatedly carrying out the procedure. These include micro tears to the epidermis that can create a dry and sensitive skin.
Metabolic Peels Are More Sophisticated than Microdermabrasion
The CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie works differently by combining gentle mechanical exfoliation with purified acids that support the skins natural exfoliation process and boost natural moisture factor. Unlike microdermabrasion, this treatment also infuses the skin with additional antioxidants that nourish and protect the skin, providing lasting benefit by neutralising any free radicals.
What ingredients are in CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie?
The ‘peel’ aspect is achieved with 7% L-Lactic Acid, a Chirally Correct acid that is purified on a molecular level. L-Lactic Acid gently encourages exfoliation and boosts ceramide production in the skin, offering natural moisturising benefits.
The ‘scrub’ comes in the form of Jojoba beads, which are perfectly spherical and gently roll around the skin during massage to remove dead skin cells without scratching the skin, plus Blue Corn Meal for additional skin polishing effects.
Green Fact: The reason we use jojoba beads and blue corn meal is because they are biodegradable. Non-biodegradable materials like Polythene beads have been shown to pollute our seas and intoxicate our marine life.
Blueberry Smoothie also contains Blueberry Extract and D-Glucuronic Acid for enhanced antioxidant support during the treatment and providing an inner glow to the skin. The effects of which continue to work long after the treatment is over. By increasing the antioxidant content topically in the skin, we can neutralise the effects of environment damage caused by free radicals.
What conditions does CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie treat?
CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie is a superficial exfoliating treatment working to resurface the stratum corneum. It’s used to decongest and purify the skin, eliminating pore-clogging impurities leaving the skin crystal clear and smoother in texture.
This is ideal for anyone concerned with dull, lacklustre skin or looking for a brighter, glowing complexion. Blueberry Smoothie is also an ideal treatment to help condition the skin as part of a treatment series, before progressing on to some of our more advanced treatments such as Benefit Peel or Timeless Peel.
How often can I have this treatment?
Because Blueberry Smoothie is a superficial treatment, this can be given as often as once a week. Either as a stand-alone treatment or incorporated into a CosMedix Deluxe Med-Facial.
Does this treatment require any prep?
No, this is a treatment that can be performed without prep. 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?
CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie is suitable for all skin types and conditions. The only people who couldn’t have this treatment are those currently taking Isotretinoin (or within last 6 months) and of course, anyone with an allergy to blueberries!
Interesting In Skin Peel Training?
If you're a beauty therapy, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to book a CosMedix Blueberry Smoothie facial peel.
You can experience the Blueberry Smoothie and other CosMedix treatments at Urban Retreat, EF Medispa, Pro Skin, Saks Hair & Beauty and other independent salons and clinics throughout the UK & Ireland. Prices can vary depending on location.
If you have any questions about this treatment or to find your nearest CosMedix salon / clinic, please contact us at email@example.com.