Chemical Peels Southend

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! Medik8 peels are designed to have minimal discomfort and minimal downtime. You may experience light peeling, however, the peeling shouldn’t be excessive, and can be minimised by using recommended Medik8 post-peel products.

Which Medik8 peels do you offer? 


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.



If you suffer with particularly sensitive skin, or you suffer with rosacea, we may suggest a sensitive peel for you. Although lower in acid content, the sensitive PHA delivers fantastic results for those with more sensitive skins.



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 microneedling treatment for maximum results.

REWIND £66.00


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 £66.00


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.



We also offer Medik8 single acid mono peels. These single acid peels come in varying percentages of acid content, and can also be used singularly or layered with our signature peels to enhance results.

From £70


30%, 50% & 70% peels available.
Best for ageing, scarring and photodamaged skin. 


30% & 50% peels available.
Best for pigmentation, dehydration and dull skin.


30% peels available.
Best for acne, blemishes and congested skin.


Chemical Peels FAQ

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, depending 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.

To prep your skin for peels, 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. You can buy our recommendations here.

A patch test is required before all of our peels, please book one in at least 24 hours prior to your treatment commences.

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 the Medik8 post-treatment kit, here. You’re able to use click & collect to our store.

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.

You can buy our Medik8 post-treatment kit here.

How do I know which peel to pick?

When you come in for a consultation and patch test, we will talk through your skin concerns and together, decipher which peel will be best for you to have. Once your skin has reached a certain level of tolerance, we are able to layer particular peels to accelerate results. We will discuss this with you once we have recommended a suitable treatment plan.

How many chemical peels am I likely to need?

We usually recommend a course of 3 -6 peels dependant on what your skin concern is. If you’re looking to have a peel for a general re-fresh, we may recommend having one peel bi-monthly. We always recommend coming in for a free skin consultation, we can then recommend a treatment plan for you that will be more accurate.

Do I need a patch test?

Yes, you will need a patch test for a chemical peel. We carry this out at the same time as your consultation. We recommend having a patch test at least 24 hours prior to your treatment commencing.

Are there any illnesses or conditions that may prohibit me from being able to have a chemical peel?

Yes, you will not be able to have a peel if any of the following apply to you.

Active bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
Collagen vascular disease
Allergy to aspirin (clarity peel only)
Significant immunosuppressant
Roaccutane use in the last 6-12 months
Open cuts in the area
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Sunburned disease

How long is the treatment?

The treatment is 50 minutes.


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 in chemical peels in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We will work with you to advise what’s best for your skin.

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


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