Cabernet peels for wrinkled or damaged skin

The natural properties of red wine make it a fabulous treatment for dry, discoloured, wrinkled or sun-damaged skin. Unlike a chemical peel, our cabernet peel contains no harsh chemicals, making it the naturaceutical, anti-bacterial peel of choice for sensitive skin types.

Some of the beneficial attributes of cabernet peels:

  • moisturises and softens the skin, removing lines and wrinkles and reducing the visible signs of ageing
  • protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation
  • contains potent antioxidants and other free-radical scavengers
  • evens out discolouration, gently clarifying the skin and leaving it free of irritants
  • is especially appropriate for allergy-prone skin
  • is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial
  • effectively treats acne, razor bumps, old and new scarring as well as clogged and enlarged pores.

Before and after the treatment

  • Do not take any antibiotic medication for one week before a peel treatment.
  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly to remove all traces of make-up and/or moisturiser.
  • Wear a front-buttoned dress, shirt or top to avoid rubbing the treated area.
  • Do not wear any fragrances or perfumes.
  • Bring a broad-brimmed hat if it is a sunny day.
  • Shampoo your hair thoroughly the previous day.
  • Shave at least 12 hours before the peel (for our menfolk).
  • Avoid wearing heavy sunglasses as they can mark the delicate area on the bridge of your nose.
  • For the first 24 hours, moisturise your skin – for instance, with our Hydrating Mango Toner, rather than using a cleanser.
  • Wait until day 4 or 5 before gently rubbing off the peeling skin while showering.
  • Don’t use buff-puffs or exfoliants – your skin should peel naturally four to five days after the treatment.
  • Avoid shellfish/seafood for 24–48 hours (you may be more sensitive during this time).
  • Do not use Retin-A for 5–7 days prior to the treatment.
  • Avoid this treatment altogether if you:
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • have any skin cancers, open lesions, weeping acne or broken skin on your face
  • are allergic to aspirin or are anaphylactic.
  • If you are allergic to wine, a patch test is mandatory.
  • We can only treat one area per visit, that is, the face OR neck.
  • Darker skin types may only have one to two layers applied and any deeper treatments must be done with care and extra cooling time.
  • If you are a skin type 5 or 6, we will apply the third or fourth layer on the following day to prevent any post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.