The Best Nontoxic Peels For Acne, Aging, and Scarring by Skin Type

June 12, 2019

Many of you loves have expressed your struggle to improve skin texture and pigmentation issues, trust me, I’m right there with you. I’m always fighting to keep my skin clear, even, and bright, but I have a new secret weapon. I’ve been testing the benefits of nontoxic at home peels and I can honestly say my skin has never been better. I’m illuminating this magical peel path by highlighting the best nontoxic peels for acne, aging, and scarring by skin type and linking my favs.

The truth is, all skin types need exfoliation to help reveal bright, healthy, and youthful skin. That’s why nontoxic chemical peels are one of the best ways you can reduce breakouts, acne scars, sun spots, and wrinkles.

Professional peels can be costly and require a lot of downtime. So, if you’re not ready for a professional peel, or they’re not in your budget, I highly suggest nontoxic at-home peels.

Photos by the talented @kellriches

What’s the Right Peel for my Skin Type?

All skin types are different and require different peels. With the correct skin type matching, you can find the best peel to help you achieve the skin of your dreams. Below, I’ve listed an index of the top nontoxic peel ingredients and what skin types they’re best for.

Enzymes are one of the gentlest methods of exfoliation. Produced by botanics like fruit and florals, enzymes are great for all skin types – from sensitive, dry, aging, and acne-prone.

Lactic acid is essentially a biproduct of fermented milk. This peel ingredient is gentle and ideal for all skin types, including dry, aging, acne prone, and sensitive.

Glycolic acid is a fantastic peel ingredient, it can be found in a variety of foods such as vinegar, yogurt, and citrus fruits. Glycolic acid is stronger than lactic acid and enzymes. If your skin type is normal, mature, or even dry, glycolic peels are a very effective option.

Retinol is a form a Vitamin A that helps boosts collagen and fade hyperpigmentation. Peels with this ingredient are best for mature and normal skin types.

My Favorite At-Home Peels

I’ve been doing three at home peels a week and my skin has never been clearer, brighter, or smoother. These two peels from Follain are my glowy secret weapon, you won’t see a #shelfie from me without these babies in it.

Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel

Cherry enzymes and lactic acid removes dead skin cells to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This yummy smelling peel has been working overtime to prevent my genetic breakouts. If you have sensitive skin, this ones for you!

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Tammy Fender Epi Peel

Mushroom enzymes, kaolin clay removes, and botanical oils detoxify the skin while shea butter hydrates without clogging pores. This facial-in-a-jar safely and gently removes dead skin cells while restoring moisture, perfect for combination, normal, and dry skin.

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Note: Never use chemical peels on active, open acne! It’s also important to mention that peels will make your skin sensitive to the sun’s UV rays, so be sure to apply sunscreen as needed. For more information on nontoxic sunscreens, read my latest blog post, Anti-Acne and Anti-Aging Benefits of Nontoxic SPF.

Peel Away

I hope this post encourages you to start using nontoxic at home chemical peels. If you are confused about your skin type or want additional help starting an at home peel regimen I highly suggest you visit Deborah at Green Line Beauty in LA for a facial and peel. I personally get a facial and peel from Deborah every 4-6 weeks. If you don’t live in L.A., I suggest calling a local nontoxic beauty supplier near you and asking for their aesthetician recommendation.

For more clear and healthy skin tips and tricks, check out my Acne Skincare Guide.

If you try any of my favorite peels don’t forget to tag me @thetruespoon.



4 comments so far.

4 responses to “The Best Nontoxic Peels For Acne, Aging, and Scarring by Skin Type”

  1. Kimberly Copley says:

    Hi Celeste! Just ordered the Naturopathic Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel! So very excited to try.
    Thank you for your time, knowledge and sharing holistic products🙏🏻❤️

  2. Zoey Bowman says:

    Loved this blog post! I totally forgot about my January Lab peel I have! So I’m using it tonight after reading this lol I was wondering how often you recommend using at home peels? Your skin has been looking AMAZING! How often have you been doing at home peels lately?

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