epiderma5 AHA40 40% Glycolic Acid Skin Peel 200ml


40% Glycolic Acid Peel

A 40% Glycolic Acid Peel which will improve the condition and texture of all skin types, except the very sensitive. This product can only be used by trained professionals: Doctors, Nurses and Beauty Therapists (Level III). This peel is part of the epiderma5 product range, to view more of these products click here.

What is a glycolic acid skin peel?

Glycolic Acid peels, more commonly known as skin peels or chemical peels are used to remove the outermost layer of the skin. The aim of the product is to create ‘controlled injury’ to the skin. This controlled injury creates a healing response from the skin which encourages collagen and elastin production, which is what makes the skin look firm and smooth. The additional benefit of having a skin peel is that it creates an exfoliating effect on the skin, which will leave the younger and fresher looking layers of skin below.

Professional Glycolic Skin Peel

The epiderma5 40% skin peel product is for professional use only. This means that to purchase and use these products you will need the relevent qualifications as well as the correct prerequisites to these qualifications. For example, if you have a skin peel qualification, but don’t have any prior training in skincare and anatomy and physiology, we won’t be able to supply this range to you. The basic prerequisites expected are level 3 beauty therapy, dentist, nurse, doctor or equivalent. We need to ensure that anyone we supply to has a full understanding of the skin as well as body systems before we supply the product to them.

This chemical peel will benefit all skin types and certain skin conditions including:

As well as exfoiating the surface of the skin will will give general facial rejuvanation making the skin loo fresher and younger, the 40% peel, or a mild peel, will treat specific skin conerns. This type of peel will treat:

  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Anti-ageing/age spots
  • Dull skin that lacks good texture and tone


The client does not need to prepare their skin before this peel. It is a quick and easy procedure which is precisely detailed as per procedure protocol. It is neutralised with pH Restore and water. The client will need to use adequate and continuing sun protection after this treatment. (SPF 15-50)

Key Points

Although this is a 40% free Acid Glycolic Peel, because of its unique formulation the client does not need to prepare the skin and there will be little or no discomfort or downtime. AHA 40 has all the benefits of a Glycolic Peel without the disadvantages.

  • Contains 40% Glycolic Acid
  • Contains botanicals which mitigate stinging and irritation
  • No pre-preparation and no-downtime
  • Exfoliates and removes old and abnormal cells leaving skin with better colour and texture
  • Reduces acne, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles
  • Leaves skin feeling clean, soft and revitalised

How much can I charge for a chemical peel?

Here in the UK prices vary dependent upon your demographics, competition and how much you are charging for your other services. Typically, for an epiderma5 40% glycolic acid peel, we recommend charging anywhere from £60 to £120.

Best practices

1. Use SPF

It is always advised that clients try to stay out of the sun after a skin peel treatment, however, if clients do want to go out it is highly recommended that they wear SPF after the treatment, especially when if they have had a treatment with a stronger peel like the 40% over a home peel they may have used in the past. However, we always exercise caution even with the home peels and advise an SPF after using it.


Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Aqua, Polyquaternium-7, Allantoin, Anthemis Nobilis Flower water, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ammonium Hydroxide, Alcohol Denat, EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil, Niacinamide, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Maltodextrin Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica, Niacinamide, Ceramide 3, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Rhizome/Root

Product Enquiries

This product is not available to the general public, if you would like more information on the product and how you can order please fill in the enquiry form below or call us on 01494 928977.

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