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Retinol then a glycolic acid peel gave me hyperpigmentation

09 February 2019

I started using Simplicité seven years ago to treat the hyperpigmentation I got from using retinol, which made my skin sun sensitive - I would never, ever use retinol again!⁣

The Simplicite hyperpigmentation routine successfully faded that retinol damage and I've loved my skin for years. Now though I have to start again, all because a glycolic acid face peel was forced on me.

What happened: I decided to treat myself to an ‘anti-ageing’ facial at a clinic I hadn’t been to before. Without any warning the therapist put a glycolic acid chemical peel on my face (a chemical peel hadn't been mentioned in the anti-ageing facial info!)

I was a bit worried but she assured me it was gentle and there would be no flaking. 

⁣I panicked when I got home as I already saw some hyperpigmentation come through. 

Some recent IVF treatments I’d had combined with the harsh WA sun had caused a very small bit of hyperpigmentation. ⁣⁣

But I was shocked that one chemical peel could give me this hyperpigmentation problem, just as using retinol did years before.

Now I have to be even more careful in the sun and even more diligent with applying my Simplicité products to try and get rid of this new hyperpigmentation problem.”

Renee Furneyvale
WA

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