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The Science of Bio-Stimulation Peels: Unlocking Radiant Skin

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, bio-stimulation peels are gaining significant attention. These innovative treatments promise to rejuvenate the skin, promoting a youthful, radiant complexion. But what exactly are bio-stimulation peels, and how do they work? Let's dive into the science behind these cutting-edge treatments.

What Are Bio-Stimulation Peels?

Bio-stimulation peels, often referred to as bio-revitalisation peels, are a type of chemical peel designed to stimulate the skin's natural regenerative processes. Unlike traditional chemical peels, which primarily exfoliate the skin, usually contain a single acid or a higher percentage of acids and usually require some downtime. Bio-stimulation peels work at a deeper level to enhance cellular renewal and collagen production by; by-passing the epidermis and targeting the dermis where our collagen and elastin is found.

The Ingredients: Powering Bio-Stimulation

Bio-stimulation peels typically contain a blend of active ingredients that work synergistically to promote skin health. Common components include:

  1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): While still present in bio stimulation peels, these acids are often used in lower concentrations to gently exfoliate the skin without causing significant irritation.
  2. Hylauronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a type of glycosaminoglycan, which is a substance that is vital for the body's connective tissues. It has a unique capacity to retain water, providing moisture and elasticity to tissues. Our ZK peel is the world's first triphasic peel to incorporate three distinct molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, each designed to penetrate different skin layers for hydration, protection, and revitaliastion. This groundbreaking exfoliation concept effectively rebuilds the skin, targeting all layers and cells to enhance overall skin health.
  3. Antioxidants: Ingredients like vitamin C neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress.
  4. Peptides: Small chains of amino acids that support collagen and elastin production, enhancing skin firmness and elasticity.
  5. Growth Factors: These proteins play a crucial role in cell growth and regeneration. When applied to the skin, growth factors can stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
  6. Bio-memetic polypeptides (Probiotics): The concept of combining biomimetic and probiotic peptides involves creating synthetic peptides that not only mimic the functions of natural peptides but also harness the benefits of probiotic-derived peptides. These combined peptides aim to provide enhanced biological activities and stability. Biomimetic polypeptides can stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They also enhance the skin's barrier function and hydration by mimicking the natural moisturising factors in the skin.

Benefits of Bio Stimulation Peels

  1. Improved Skin Texture: By promoting exfoliation and collagen production, these peels help to smooth out rough or uneven skin textures.
  2. Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The stimulation of collagen and elastin can significantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Even Skin Tone: Bio stimulation peels can help to fade hyperpigmentation and age spots, resulting in a more uniform complexion.
  4. Enhanced Skin Radiance: The overall rejuvenation process leaves the skin looking more vibrant and youthful.
  5. Minimised Irritation: Because they are less aggressive than traditional chemical peels, bio stimulation peels cause less redness, swelling, and peeling, making them suitable for sensitive skin.
  6. Natural-Looking Results: The gradual nature of bio stimulation peels leads to a more subtle and natural improvement in skin appearance.
  7. Enhanced Skin Health: By stimulating the skin’s own regenerative processes, these peels not only improve the skin's appearance but also enhance its overall health and resilience, all whilst keeping the skin barrier in optimum health.
  8. Versatility: Bio stimulation peels can be tailored to address various skin concerns, including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven texture.

How Bio Stimulation Peels Work

  1. Exfoliation: Bio stimulation peels start with mild exfoliation. AHAs and BHAs loosen the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to shed more easily and revealing fresher, healthier skin underneath.
  2. Stimulation of Skin Cells: The biologically active ingredients penetrate the skin, reaching the deeper layers where they stimulate fibroblasts – the cells responsible for collagen and elastin production. This helps in the gradual rebuilding of the skin’s structural integrity.
  3. Boosting Skin Renewal: The growth factors and peptides accelerate the skin's natural repair process, enhancing cellular turnover and promoting the formation of new, healthy skin cells.
  4. Protection and Healing: Antioxidants in the peel formulations protect the skin from environmental damage and further support the healing process by reducing inflammation and promoting an even skin tone.

What to Expect During and After the Treatment

  • During the Treatment: The procedure typically involves the application of the peel solution to the skin, which may cause a mild tingling or warming sensation. The duration of the treatment can vary depending on the specific formulation and the desired depth of penetration.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Following the peel, it’s crucial to follow the post-care instructions provided by your skincare professional. This usually includes avoiding direct sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and applying sunscreen to protect the newly revealed skin.
  • Recovery Time: Downtime can vary, but most people experience mild redness and mild flaking for a few days after the treatment. Full results are usually visible after several weeks as the skin continues to regenerate and heal.

Who Can Benefit from Bio Stimulation Peels?

Bio stimulation peels offer a versatile and effective skincare solution suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types, making them a year-round treatment option. These peels address multiple skin concerns simultaneously and do not require extensive skin preparation, except for stopping retinoids five days before treatment. Their gentle formulation makes them an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin or those seeking a less aggressive alternative to traditional chemical peels. Additionally, bio stimulation peels promote overall skin health and appearance with minimal downtime, providing a convenient option for those looking to rejuvenate their skin without significant interruption to their daily routine.


Bio stimulation peels represent a significant advancement in skincare, offering a more natural and less invasive approach to skin rejuvenation. By leveraging the skin’s own regenerative capabilities, these peels provide a safe and effective way to achieve a healthier, more youthful complexion. If you're considering a peel, consult with a skincare professional to determine if bio stimulation peels are the right choice for you.

For those interested in exploring the benefits of bio stimulation peels, understanding the science behind them can help make an informed decision about incorporating this innovative treatment into your skincare routine. These peels not only enhance your appearance but also support the long-term health of your skin.

Before and After results of what Bio-stimulation peels can do

By Hannah Lague | Dermal Therapist and Clinical Educator - Innovative Beauty Lab 


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