At Snap Beauty Salon, we have a range of chemical peels that suit all skin types & problems.

Skin peels are one of our favourite non-invasive and affordable treatments to combat numerous concerns. Skin peels are amazing not only for acne scarring but also for the improvement of not only fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation and sun damaged skin.

There is a huge misconception that there is a need to hide away under the covers for a few days whilst your skin recovers post-peel. This is not the case! We always recommend starting off with our Medik8 “Universal Peel”. This peel tackles a multitude of skin concerns, and it will also prepare your skin appropriately for a more targeted peel. Here at Snap, we have many different peel options for different skin types. Please get in touch to be advised which route is best for you to go down.


What should I expect when getting a chemical peel?

The first part of getting a chemical peel is very much like a normal facial. Once your face has been cleansed and free from any dirt and excess oil, the acid will be applied and you’ll experience a mild tingling sensation ,and in some cases some warmth. The peel can be on for up to 10 minutes, dependant on how your skin reacts. Your skin will be closely monitored throughout the peel by one of our trained professionals. After removing the peel, we then use a cooling sheet mask to calm the skin, followed by a blend of calming and corrective serums and creams to activate the repair process.

The prep your skin for peel, we recommend the use of Retinol at night and Vitamin C in the morning. We advise stopping the use of retinol 3 days prior to the peel.


What will happen after my peel?

For approximately one week post peel, your skin will be sensitive, comparable to a newborn baby! When having a peel, your protective barrier will be compromised, therefore it’s imperative to take extra care. We always recommend using a broad spectrum sunscreen, a minimum of factor 30 applied daily. We also recommend using Calmwise cleanser post peel, alongside Medik8’s Ultimate Recovery Advanced.

Hydration is key post peel. Your skin may begin to do some light peeling around day 3-5 post peel, we advise keeping your skin as hydrated as possible. Our top tip is adding Hydr8 B5 into your daily moisturiser.



Medik8 Skin Care offers an easy system that helps you choose which peel is most suitable for you according to your skin concerns and your lifestyle! If you’re new to skin peels, we advise starting with a Universal peel and then advancing onto one of Medik8’s specialist peels. These peels are a longer treatment time – up to 45 minutes and you may experience a mild sunburn feeling, and your skin lightly peeling 2-3 days after treatment.

The universal peel is a mild peel treatment for those suffering from acne, acne scarring and lightly wrinkled skin. The Medik8 Universal Peel performs by effectively diminishing excess sebum (the producer of spots), signs of ageing and light scarring.  Salicylic acid performs the requisite exfoliating action, unblocking pores and clearing away dead surface skin to reveal an instantly renewed complexion. Areas of sun damage like pigmentation can be visibly improved, thanks to the inclusion of L-Lactic acid within L-Mandelic acid and lactobionic acid. It is the perfect starter peel for lots of skim types and concerns.

After having a Medik8 Universal Peel, clients are able to advance onto any of the following specialist Medik8 peels.



The Medik8 Rewind Peel is an effective combination of acids to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and fade away imperfections, leaving the skin smooth and renewed. When skin cells are activated by the L-Mandelic acid and Lactobionic acid, they can produce more collagen and elastin.

We recommend this is used in conjunction with our Dermaroller treatment for maximum results.

REWIND £71.00


The most effective way to achieve a brighter and even skin tone, free of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, is to eliminate skin cells rich in melanin and prevent the darkening of the new skin cells.  Especially designed to target sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems, white peel penetrates the skin’s pigment cells (melanocytes) to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted discolouration, for a more even skin tone.

EVEN PEEL £71.00


Rapidly brings acne under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future outbreaks.  The clarity peel counteracts all three fronts of acne by targeting each individually: blocked pores, comedones and inflammation.  Clarity Peel delivers a heavy dose of salicylic acid and azelaic acid straight into the pores and follicles, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris, therefore, reducing the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.



Our eye area is, unfortunately, the first place to show initial signs of ageing, with a reduction in tone and plumpness occurring as early as your mid-twenties. The Medik8 eye Peel offers an ultra-gentle yet effective solution to treat these skin areas through enhanced cell turnover and regeneration.

The Eye Peel includes specially formulated AHAs that ensure the peel performs the requisite exfoliation, providing even penetration to reduce inflammation and irritation. It includes L-Lactic acid and Lactobionic acid also that work in conjunction to hydrate the eye area, alleviating excessive dryness and peeling and promoting a plumped skin around your eye area.


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Dermaceutic Skin Peel

Take a look at the fantastic Before and After photos. Results of peels will show over the course of a couple of weeks.

It may be advantageous for you to have a course of peels. Your therapist will advise you of what’s best for you on analysis of your skin. Our practitioners are highly experienced for skin peels in Essex. We will work with you to advise what’s best for your skin.

Snap Beauty offer skin peels in Essex including Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Benfleet and Rayleigh and all of the surrounding areas.


Chemical Peels FAQ's

No, you should not feel any pain or concerning discomfort throughout the treatment, however you will have increased skin sensitivity after the peel. We will recommend correct aftercare for you to ensure the least discomfort after treatment.

Normally, for a few days post peel you will experience your skin being slightly sensitive but also a very lovely and glowy complextion. Sometimes after about 3-5 days you may experience a drier complexion and perhaps some light shedding in places.

A Medik8 peel can be from 45 minutes to an hour.

If you’re new to peels, we always recommend starting off with a Universal Peel, and the use of retinol. This will adequately prepare and get your skin ready for the other peels.

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