What’s the Deal with Peels?

January 10, 2024

Good skin is in and it’s not just a trend that has rushed in with the New Year. We could go on and on about the benefits of healthy skin and what’s the big deal with peels … and well, we will!

Why Good Skin?

  1. Health: Healthy skin serves as a barrier against infections, prevents dehydration, and regulates body temperature. It’s an indicator of overall health. 
  2. Self-esteem: Having skin issues like acne, eczema, or scars can impact self-esteem. Achieving good skin can boost confidence and improve mental well-being.
  3. Appearance & makeup application: Good skin provides a smooth canvas for makeup, making it easier to apply enhancing skins appearance.
  4. Long-term effects: Taking care of your skin can prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and other long-term skin issues. 
  5. Comfort: Skin conditions like dryness, itchiness, or irritation can be uncomfortable. Having good skin can reduce such discomfort.

So how do you get this coveted “good skin?” One way to enhance the appearance and nurture the health of your skin is through facial peels. We asked our experts to break down some common questions and help us understand: What’s the deal with peels?

What’s the difference between a peel and a regular facial?

While both facials and chemical peels aim to improve the skin’s appearance, chemical peels provide deeper exfoliation and can target more specific skin concerns due to the strength of the active ingredients. Facials, on the other hand, are gentler and provide more relaxation along with surface-level skin improvements.

“The biggest point of difference is the actual physical change people feel and see in their skin. Unlike many peels, the peels that JUUT feel gentle while they are on the skin but are absolutely effective. People are always amazed by the difference in their skin’s appearance.”  – Anna Larkin, Master Esthetician at JUUT Wayzata

So, what kind of peels does JUUT offer?

At JUUT we use a skincare brand out of Australia called Ultraceuticals. Ultraceuticals is known for its scientifically-backed products that combine potent active ingredients with advanced delivery systems. These products and practices are frequently developed in collaboration with dermatologists and skincare professionals to provide the most efficacious treatments.  

JUUT offers a variety of Ultraceuticals peels targeting numerous skin conditions including acne, brightening, hydration, and aging.

Mattify & Clear

Mattify & Clear Treatment after three months and three treatments.

Our facial peel called, “Mattify & Clear” is a mandelic peel that deeply cleanses and clarifies. This treatment helps to effectively exfoliate the complexion leaving it looking and feeling smooth, clear and even. Suitable for oily, congested and problematic skin!

Hydrate & Firm

Hydrate & Firm Treatment after three months and three treatments.

The lactic peel, used in our service called, “Hydrate & Firm, is ideal for skin showing early signs of aging – including fine lines and wrinkles. This peel helps increase hydration and provides firmer, more supple looking skin and is suitable for normal and dry skin.

Radiance & Glow

Radiance & Glow Treatment after three months and three treatments.

The “Radiance & Glow” peel features a powerful blend of brightening agents to help refine the skin and restore clarity and luminosity. This peel is ideal for skin showing signs of surface discoloration or skin lacking vitality and is suitable for normal, dry and oily skin.

Refine & Hydrate

Refine & Hydrate Treatment after one treatment.

This gentle facial peel treatment refines the surface of the skin, leaving it looking plumped, rejuvenated, brighter and glowing and is the best peel for sensitive skin.

Why are peels beneficial in the winter?

With extreme weather conditions that winter often brings, especially in the midwest, it’s important to make sure that your skin is retaining moisture and maintaining its strength. The Ultraceuticals peel treatments work to gently exfoliate the surface layer of the skin and encourage the skin’s own regenerative functions to keep it happy and healthy! A perfect addition to your winter time skin regimen.

“It is best to stay out of the heat and sun after getting a peel, making winter and fall the best time to get peel treatments. After being in the summer sun, peels in the fall and winter can help erase any damage you have caused your skin from the sun. Additionally, getting a peel during the winter months will help slough off dry, dead skin, which will keep your complexion bright and help at-home products work better,” says Amanda Rue, Master Esthetician at JUUT Roseville. 

“A dry, cold climate can affect our skin barrier and cause dry, chapped skin. Especially here in Minnesota, it is hard to escape the effects winter has on skin. Ultraceuticals peels are gentle and effective ways to increase your cellular turnover, promote collagen and elastin, and reveal smoother, brighter skin. With the new year starting, it’s a great opportunity to evaluate your skin goals and stick to a plan with your esthetician, because by spring time you will see results in your skin!” says Kate Thurn, Studio Esthetician at JUUT Woodbury.

What type of skin conditions can peels improve?

Customized peels are extremely effective at treating a variety of skin concerns as seen in the images above. This includes skin conditions like dryness, visible pores, and fine lines. Specifically, our Ultraceuticals peels are tailored to target:

  • Dryness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Loss of Firmness
  • Uneven Texture
  • Discoloration
  • Visible Pores
  • Acne
  • Dullness

Your esthetician will prescribe a treatment plan to achieve your desired outcomes for long term, visible results after a free, thorough consultation.

Any final words about the Ultraceuticals difference?

“Ultraceuticals was made and tested around one of the harshest conditions in the world – the Australian sun. It is science based skincare and developed using optimal concentrations of scientifically proven and potent ingredients. These products and treatments have been developed to ensure optimal skin results while balancing ingredients that are environmentally considerate when possible. Ultraceutials is considered a cosmeceutical, meaning it has a physiological change in the skin and helps the skins barrier while products penetrate deeply.  While other lines can use ingredients that may give you good results they are not always the best for your skin’s overall health and can cause damage to your skins barrier.” – Amanda Rue, Master Esthetician at  JUUT Roseville

“If you’re looking for effectiveness and to give your skin top-notch care, Ultraceuticals is an affordable brand that actually makes a physical change in your skin concern. Their moisturizers are formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid plus many more innovative ingredients. Prevention Magazine has already awarded Ultraceuticals twice this year for Best Beauty Products for Women over 40! I strongly recommend everyone try an Ultraceuticals treatment.” – Anna Larkin, Master Esthetician at JUUT Wayzata 

“The difference is in the clinical testing and commitment to effective products. I can trust that by using science backed products we are only putting the best ingredients on our guest’s skin that are gentle, effective and results driven. By slowly introducing new active ingredients, we aren’t disrupting our barrier and causing more issues. I love that they promote a progressive not aggressive approach,” – Kate Thurn, Studio Esthetician at JUUT Wayzata

Ultraceuticals peels and free consultations are available at all of our JUUT Salonspa locations in Minnesota, including Edina, Roseville, St Paul, Wayzata and Woodbury. We hope to see you soon to kick off your winter skincare routine.

Now you know the big deal – it’s all in the peel!

 Amanda Rue is a Master Esthetician at JUUT Salonspa in Roseville. She believes being beautiful is all about feeling beautiful and is passionate about offering results-driven services to help her guests achieve just that. She strives to make guests feel good and confident when they leave her space. Read more about Amanda’s services and experience here.

Anna Larkin is a Master Esthetician at JUUT Salonspa in Wayzata. She loves soothing and pampering people all day long. It is important to her to not only make her guests look more beautiful, but to make them feel beautiful from the inside, out. Read more about Anna’s services and experience here.

Kate Thurn is a Studio Esthetician at JUUT Salonspa in Woodbury. She knows that radiant skin starts from the inside, so her goal is to create a comforting, non-judgmental space to soothe your stress with loving hands. With her down-to-earth energy, she has a passion for providing a holistic experience paired with results driven treatments while always prioritizing skin health.