A combination peel is the ready-made combination of two or more chemical peels used in the treatment of various skin conditions. These peels complement each other to deliver better results. For example, one of the commonly used peel is Glycolactic peel in which there is a combination of Glycolic acid and Lactic acid. Glycolic acid exfoliates the dead layers of the skin whereas Lactic acid moisturises and brightens the skin.
The importance of combination peels is that some of the products that tend to deliver mild results when used alone yield better results when combined with another one. Combination peels are more effective than regular peels in the sense that there is the presence of more than one active agent. However, this doesn’t mean that they are stronger. In fact, the concentration of individual agents may be less than that in a regular peel. But they are more effective because of the synergic nature of the treating active agents.