Climb the resurfacing ladder with iS Clinical



Jan 23, 2023


Helen Thompson

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In order to enhance our skin care results, exfoliating should be a vital part to everyone’s homecare regimes. Exfoliation will leave your skin looking brighter and improve the effectiveness of topical skin care products by enhancing absorption. Our epidermal turnover happens approximately every four to six weeks of which that slows down by 30-50% as we mature. Therefore, integrating resurfacing treatments and products is ultimately going to enable yourself and patients to gain the best results.

Topicals assisting with epidermal renewal

Alpha hydroxy acids

Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, it is the simplest in structure and has the smallest molecular structure of all the alpha hydroxy acids therefore is great for penetration. Key benefits include anti-ageing properties, effectiveness in treating acne and its ability to exfoliate the skin while maintaining a natural pH balance. Lactic acid is a water-soluble acid which helps keep the skin natural moisture factor. It is best for stimulating collagen renewal, fades superficial hyperpigmentation and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. Lactic acid is also more appropriate for sensitive skin.

Beta hydroxy acids

Salicylic acid is an oil soluble acid which has great benefits for acniec skin due to its deep penetration into the hair follicle as it cleanses out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog pores. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.


Enzymes break down the keratin protein in the upper layer of the skin, which bonds dead skin cells together. Examples of enzymes within resurfacing products are Papaya and Pineapple enzymes. iS Clinical have used botanically derived active ingredients since the brand was founded in 2002, starting with the iconic Cleansing Complex and Active Serum, following through to today with the newly launched Active Peel System.

iS Clinical ingredients;

Cleansing complex – Glycolic and Salicylic Acid
Tri-active exfoliating masque – Salicylic, Papaya and Pineapple enzymes

Poly vitamin serum – Lactic and Glycolic acid

Active Serum - Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic acid

Brightening complex – Salicylic, Glycolic and lactic acid

iS Clinical PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT resurfacing ladder..

Put the line Active Peel System – Foaming Enzyme – Fire & Ice – Prodigy Peel System

iS Clinical Deep Cleansing Purity Ritual

A great introduction to the iS Clinical portfolio of resurfacing treatments. The Deep Cleansing Purity Ritual is a triple resurfacing system featuring cleansing complex, tri-active exfoliating masque and the clarifying mud mask which can be delivered weekly on patients.

iS Clinical Foaming Enzyme Treatment

Designed to revive tired and congested skin, perfect for sensitive and rosacea skin. Its combines papaya & pineapple enzymes with glycolic acid.

iS Clinical Fire & Ice Treatment

A results-led intensive clinical treatment, the iS Clinical Fire & Ice treatment bridges the gap between a mild facial and an invasive peel. Featuring glycolic acid with retinol it will resurface the skin, treat problematic skin, reduces fine lines, smooth, and encourage cellular renewal

iS Clinical Prodigy Peel System P2

The first step within iS Clinical’s chemical peel system. Suitable for all skin types, the P2 is a superficial modified jessner containing Resorcinol, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Citric acid. Excellent for mild acne, visible signs of ageing and brightens pigmentation irregularities.

iS Clinical Prodigy Peel System P3

A superficial to medium depth chemical peel which delivers consistent superior results that benefits many skin concerns. Featuring 14% Resorcinol, 14% Lactic Acid and 14% Salicylic Acid. Powerfully targets skin laxity, acne, acne scarring, ageing and hyperpigmentation.