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    Old 10-31-2002, 02:51 AM   #31
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Hello, I have finished peeling finally, so I decided to go ahead and post my results. Overall, on a 1-10 scale, 5 being an average product, I would give the skin culture peel a 7. I will break down each part of the peel and talk about my results a little more in depth.

    Removing red marks from past blemishes: 7
    It definitely helped a good deal with the marks, but it didn't completely remove them. They are much less noticeable than before, but I was hoping they would be gone completely, since they weren't that bad to begin with.

    Controlling acne: 10
    During the entire 10 day process I didn't get a single zit. Not even a tiny little white head or anything. I was extremely impressed by that. Thanks to both accutane (2 years ago) and B-5 (Currently) my acne isn't bad at all, in fact, I usually only get one larger zit a month, and just a few small ones, but rarely do I go 10 straight days without getting a single tiny blemish even.

    Smoothing out the skin: 8
    My skin is definitely much softer and smoother than it was before, with the excpetion of a few scars. My skin looked rough before the peel, but now is much softer in appearance.

    Scarring: 3
    I was very disappointed with this aspect of the peel. It helped with some of the lighter scars a little bit, but not much. They weren't very deep to begin with, so I was hoping they would be removed completely, but they weren't. And the deeper ones (I have three) weren't helped at all. I was very disappointed by that. I only left the peel on for 90 minutes though. I heard after I finished that you can get better results if you leave it on for two hours. I wish I had known that, but I wanted to follow the instructions carefully so I didn't mess up my skin. Maybe the scarring results would have been better had I left it on for 2 hours. Also, I think this peel would probably work better for women than guys, because guys tend to have thicker skin, so it may not peel, just flake, for guys, where as women may get a thicker "peel."

    You might ask how I can give it a 3 for scarring and an 8 for smoothing out the skin. The scarring refers to individual saucer scars I have. I don't have many, 3 larger and maybe 5 that are barely visible only in sunlight. My skin, before the peel, was very rough and not very smooth at all. This, more than the scarring, was my biggest problem. It felt smooth to the touch, but didn't look it. Now it looks very smooth, except for the individual scars, which is why I gave one category an 8 and one a 3.

    I went in expecting this peel to be a "miracle" which it certainly wasn't. I was pleased with the results, but it didn't live up to my lofty expectations. I probably shouldn't have gone into this expecting anything, maybe then I would not have been disappointed. Having said that, the results were very good. My skin definitely looks much better than it did before the peel. I am glad that I used it once. I would recommend it to anyone, but would tell them not to expect to be cured of all your skin problems. I don't think that I would do the peel again, however, because of the cost and the fact that I had to take a week off from work. If I were to do it again, I definitely would not take any time off, because I didn't look that bad at all while I was peeling, and my face wasn't even red or irritated. It just looked like I was peeling from a sunburn. I expected the skin to peel off in huge, disgusting chunks, making me look freakish, but it didn't do that. Just flaked off, and it was only one area at a time, so it was even less noticeable. The area around the mouth was the worst, every time I opened my mouth wide to eat, my skin flaked off a lot in that area.

    I know this was a long post, but I wanted to give a very in depth analysis of the peel to help anyone who might be thinking about doing it. Hope this helped. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    Thanks,
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    Old 10-31-2002, 06:23 AM   #32
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    hey Randy,

    You say that you didnt see much improvement on your saucer scars... are these like pits or indented scars? If so the SK peel doesn't work for that type of scarring, though it couldd help the overall appearance. The peel is mainly for acne and red scarring.

    You're a guy right? Did you do the peel on hair free skin? I know some other guy who's doing the peel on here, micheal i think, said he had a beard, I dont think the peel will work nearly as well through a beard.

    Anyway, im glad you seem to be moderately pleased with the results. I did the peel and it got rid of all acne and i'd say90% of red marks.

    You say you didnt know you couldleave it on for 2 hours? When i did it it said on the instructions leaflet to leave on for 2 hours, though on the pot itself it says 90 minutes. Before i commenced the peel i rang the helpline and asked about this and they said much better to leave on for 2 hours. In fact, on one of the nights i fell asleep with it on all night.... maybe thats why i got such a fantastic result, lol. Did you call the helpline before starting the peel?

    I really think everyone should do this before they start so that they can ask all the questions they need to and clear up any doubts they may have.

     
    Old 10-31-2002, 08:47 AM   #33
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Hello ZC,
    Yes, I did the peel on hairless skin, I shaved the day before I started, although, since it said not to shave while doing the peel, I didn't for about a week. I just checked both the leaflet I was given and the pot, and both said to leave it on for 90 minutes, not two hours, so that's what I did. I did not call the line before using the peel, although now I wish I had. Also, my scarring was indented, but I also had some red marks that it helped quite a bit.

    Thanks,
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    Old 11-02-2002, 03:36 PM   #34
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    just a quick update on my status. i think im on day 13 and i am still peeling/flaking on my upper forehead and beard area near my sideburns. also some on the eye area on the sides of my face. i guess ill be peeling for the next 2 months so ill post when im done. heh. i know it must sound crazy but i think i have at least 4-5 days until im done.
    anyway i dont want to scare anyone whos thinking of doing the peel. im certainly not in the norm and the peeling is in small areas and doesnt bother me at all. if i did the peel again i wouldnt take any days off. its just not a big deal in my opinion. i interacted w/ many people over the last 10 days and like 2 people have made comments, joking comments like your peeling like a lizard or something--i told them my dr. prescribed a topical for an infection i had and a chemical in the cream cause my skin to burn. that was that. no big deal. so while i dont want to talk about the results yet i will tell anyone whos a bit apprehensive about the peel because of pain or the aesthetics to go ahead. dont buy into the horror stories. you applay the peel, your skin has a burning sensation for like 15 minutes and thats it. and as far as being in public w/ peeling skin--im sure anyone using this peel has had to be in public w/ acne--and after being in public w/ a large zit this is a piece of cake.
    ill post again in a few days
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    Old 11-02-2002, 11:58 PM   #35
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Hello, well, I would just like to amend my previous assessment of the peel. The last few days, after I made my post, it has seemed to me like my small scars have been improving a little. At first I just assumed this was taking place in my mind and I was seeing it because I wanted to see it, and because I had just spent 250 on this product and really wanted it to work. But then yesterday I went to work for the first time in a few days, and I received three compliments on how smooth my skin looked. People said my scarring looked much better than it did the last time they saw me, and that had been just a few days before, while I was still peeling a little. I don't know if it is even possible, but it seems to me like my complexion has actually improved in the few days since I stopped peeling and now. Now, even my deepest saucer scars I can't really see unless I angle my face a certain way under harsh light. I can still see some scarring, but it really does seem to be much better than even just a week ago, if that's possible. Anyways, I have decided to use the peel again when I go home for Christmas. I will be gone two weeks, so that will be the perfect time. I may even start using this peel 2 or 3 times a year. I was that impressed with it. Definitely worth the money.

     
    Old 11-03-2002, 06:27 AM   #36
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Hey, thanks for the report! That's wonderful news. I'm going to do 2 4000 peels myself and am looking forward to the same type of improvement myself. I think, like you, I'll need to do 2.

    That's WONDERFUL! Congratulations! I bet you are very happy. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

     
    Old 11-03-2002, 10:08 AM   #37
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    RPMcCalip,

    I also wanted to say that I'm am happy for you.

    I was talking to a lady that does the Non-Glycolic Acid peels (same thing) 3 times a year. She is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. She said she has to keep her skin looking good because of her line of work. She also said that she is 41 and people think she is in her 20's. It sounds like doing these peels aren't only good for acne marks, but also to keep our skin looking young.

     
    Old 11-03-2002, 12:48 PM   #38
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    yes, this peel, apart from getting very good results for red marks and killing zits, also gives you a fantastic overall complexion and definately takes a couple of years off at least, in just one week!

    and what randy says is true, he will continue to see improvement in the weeks to come, as i did.

    i have a question for randy, vanguard and anyone else doing or done the peel. Did you all do the patch test first?

    I really wanna do this peel again, i odnt care anymore about my family being against it, ive done it and i KNOW it works but i'd prefer not to waste a whole week on the patch test. As i have done this peel before (though well over a year now), do you people who are currently or jsut finished doing it think i should still do the patch test? did you do it?

    thanks

     
    Old 11-03-2002, 07:51 PM   #39
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    Hello ZC, I didn't even bother with the test patch, I really saw no point to it. Not to mention, I just barely had enough in each container to cover my face, had I used even the smallest amount for a couple of days to do the test patch, I wouldn't have had enough. I don't think it's a big deal, especially since you have already done the peel and you know it works for you. The test patch is just to make sure that you won't have a bad reaction to the peel, correct?

     
    Old 11-04-2002, 09:42 AM   #40
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    i read the skin culture website and they said an ingredient in the peel is phenol... i thought phenol was not a good thing to use one people with darker skin tones... im asian so do u think that this will make me look whiter, cuz i would rather stay the tan that i am... just wonderin, since phenol is suppose to be the last resort

     
    Old 11-04-2002, 12:43 PM   #41
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Jimmyjuco, This should answer your question about the Phenol. There is something else I posted the other day for someone else. I will bump it up for you.

    The active ingredients are Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol, PPT, Sulfur and Phenol (less than 2% Phenol in volume). Many cosmetics contain small amounts of Phenol because of its general disinfectant and anesthetic properties. Among the most common are shaving creams, hand lotions, lip balms, muscle balms, insect bite soothers, etc. This is NOT A PHENOL PEEL and contains no more Phenol than the drugstore products listed here.


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    Old 11-05-2002, 12:09 AM   #42
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    Re: Question for Skin Culture Peel users

    Tifanies Secret, can you find out the percentages of the rest of the ingredients? expecially Salicylic acid. thank you <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

     
    Old 11-05-2002, 10:12 AM   #43
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by canada2k:
    <B>Tifanies Secret, can you find out the percentages of the rest of the ingredients? expecially Salicylic acid. thank you <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    canada2K,

    Good question!! I just sent an email to the website asking how much percentage of the Salicylic Acid is in the peel. When I get a response I will let you know.

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    Old 11-05-2002, 11:21 AM   #44
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    Canada,

    They have already responded to my email question. Here is basically what they said about the Salicylic Acid percentage,

    Because the Non-Glycolic Peel (Skin Culture) is a compound product with a number of ingredients, the percentages aren't rated as they are with single-acid products. So, unfortunately, they aren't able to provide us with that information as the manufacturer doesn't rate the formulation in that way.

    They also said they were sorry, they are unable to help us on that one.

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    Old 11-05-2002, 11:28 AM   #45
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    canada2K,

    Maybe the manufacturer wants to keep the percentage of the Salicylic Acid a secret??!!

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