What is a Skin Peel?

A Skin Peel is a non-invasive treatment that is designed to rejuvenate the skin through accelerated exfoliation. No machinery is used during a peel, but a high-quality professional skin care treatment is applied to the face for a short period of time while a therapist is with you. The peel can be applied several times during a treatment.

Skin Peel Results

Watch a Skin Peel

Check out the video below we’ve made of a Skin Peel being performed. We’ve sped the video up and condensed it into a 1 minute video to show you what happens during a Skin Peel.

You’ll see that it is a simple non-invasive treatment, yet it achieves outstanding results.

Skin Peel Services

Your therapist will perform a thorough Skin Consultation with you and will recommend which type of Skin Peel is best suited to you. You do not need to decide which Skin Peel to book in for. Some Skin Peels require you to use home-care products for a several weeks leading up to the treatment (eg. A-Zyme Skin Peel). This is to ensure you skin is prepared for the treatment.


All of our Skin Peels take about 45 minutes. However it’s best if you allow up to an hour for a complete Skin Consultation before and after the Skin Peel.

Clear Skin Peel

This Mandelic Acid Peel utilises AHAs to quickly decongest, clarify and help control oil production. With proven anti-ageing ingredient Niacinamide and potent anti-oxidant Clove Oil, this peel improves surface congestion and reduces inflammation.

Repair Skin Peel

Reveal refreshed, youthful, radiant skin in just one treatment. This high-powered Lactic Acid peel deliver fast results and actively work to dramatically re-surface and instantly improve the skins moisture levels whilst restoring clarity and luminosity.

Glow Skin Peel

Ideal treatment for ageing or sun-damaged skin, this potent Vitapeel features high-strength AHAs & BHAs. This skin brightening treatment works to rapidly exfoliate surface congestion whilst diminishing the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation and blotchiness to reveal a bright and clear complexion.

Rejuvenate Skin Peel

The A-Zyme skin peel is the power house of all anti-ageing treatments. This fast-acting non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment combines proven anti-ageing ingredients Retinol and Bromelain to refresh, refine, hydrate and plump your skin. Works quickly to dramatically diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, and improve overall skin luminosity.

After Treatment Guide

Click here to download a post treatment guide for Skin Peels. We’ll also give you a copy after your treatment.

Skin Peel FAQs

What will my face look like after a skin peel?
What type of Peels do Polished Beauty use?
What do Peels do?
What should I do before or after a Peel?
What will my face look like after a skin peel?

With some of the peels, you could experience some redness or mild flaking, but it should subside quickly. Most clients, however, experience no down-time and are ready to go straight back to work or shopping. The picture below shows the before and after photograph following a Clear Skin Peel using Mandelic Acid. As you can see there is no redness, peeling or swelling. Our therapists will provide you with extensive post-treatment guidelines following your peel.

Before & After a Skin Peel

What type of Peels do Polished Beauty use?

Polished Beauty uses a several different types of Peels to treat different skin types and skin problems- from Mandelic Acid Peels, Lactic Acid Peels and AHA/BHA Peels up to our powerful A-Zyme Anti-Ageing Peel using Retinol and Bromelain.

What do Peels do?

Skin Peels aim to rejuvenate skin through accelerated exfoliation. Peels can quickly refresh and restore your skins youthful appearance. They achieve fantastic results for skin congestion, acne, redness, fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and more!

What should I do before or after a Peel?

With the Polished Repair Peel, Polished Glow Peel and A-Zyme Skin Peels your must use Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum or Ultra Brightening Serum for 2 weeks prior to the peel. You must not have any facial waxing for 5 days prior to the peel or injectibles 72 hours prior to the peel. There are other considerations as well, so it is essential to have a thorough in-salon consultation prior to your peel treatment.


After your Peel you will need to wear a high-quality moisturiser with sunscreen and avoid excessive exposure to the sun and some strong cosmeceutical products. Your Polished Beauty therapist will of course provide you with written post-treatment care advice.