Superficial Chemical Peel Protocol With Massage

Cost: $100–175

Duration: 30–60 minutes

Contraindications: These are specific to the individual products used; please consult the product manufacturer.


Products needed:

Antibacterial gel cleanser

Nutritive astringent toner

Topically beneficial massage cream, oil, gel or lotion

Superficial chemical peel

Nutritive and corrective serums

Calming moisturizer

Broad-spectrum SPF


Equipment and supplies needed:



Warm water


Fan brush



Step 1: Cleanse the skin using an antibacterial gel cleanser and pat dry with towel.

Step 2: Prep/degrease the skin by applying an astringent toner with a sponge.

Step 3: Conduct a 5–10 minute massage using a topically beneficial massage cream, oil gel or lotion. General manipulations intended to stimulate circulation will benefit all skin types and conditions. Specific massage techniques can also be utilized when appropriate for the client’s skin.

Step 4: Remove massage gel or lotion using an nutritive astringent toner or warm water.

Step 5: Apply a superficial chemical peel using a fan brush or cotton pad according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Step 6: Apply the appropriate nutritive and corrective serums using gloved hands or a fan brush. Corrective products should be chosen according to the client’s unique skin needs. This portion of the protocol will vary with each client.

Step 7: Hydrate and protect using a calming moisturizer and broad-spectrum SPF product appropriate for the client’s skin type.