Did you know? Peels date back to the days of Egypt over 5,000 years ago when Egyptians used acids from fruits and milk as facial peels? So…what is a peel? A facial or chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. If you haven’t heard, Pevonia® Botanica introduced an all NEW in-spa professional treatment last week; the YouthRenew™ Hydra-Glow Peel! This ultra-hydrating new treatment, provides your skin with a smoother texture, minimized wrinkles, and lightened hyperpigmentation. Truly emerging your skin for a healthy, radiant, #BeautyFull glow! I had the pleasure of getting to experience this treatment last week, and wanted to share some important information on peels and my take on this exciting new spa experience.


…I know what you’re thinking.

The first time I heard “peel” I thought…yikes how can this possibly be exciting? I don’t want my skin falling off of my face? Gross. While the process does remove the top layer of the skin, the peel is properly (and gently!) exfoliates your skin to stimulate the formulation of new cells to provide your skin a more even tone and clearer, brighter skin. Your skin is not literally falling off your face, and there is nothing to fear with this process…I promise. So…what’s the big deal? Why Peel?

Make Your Skin (& Skincare) Work Better

In an article by Allure Magazine, experts advise that because peeling sheds the top layer of skin that stimulates collagen production your skin in turn looks younger. As a result, the new cells make it easier to penetrate skin with your skincare products thus making the skincare products work better than usual.

Quick, Easy, & Painless

The actual process of the peel part of Pevonia’s new YouthRenew™ Hydra-Glow Peel lasted about 10 minutes. However, Pevonia® treatments are so much more than just a peel. The experience of the treatment is so much more. The process in total takes about an hour, perfect for a quick, on-the-go lunchtime treatment. But what about that burning question everyone wants to ask (pun intended!):…did it hurt? NO! This Pevonia peel is gentle-and at most felt a tad itchy…at best the itching was only for short moments at a time. You can really feel it working on your skin!

It’s NOT just a girl’s thing

In a 2016 survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Chemical Peels were one of the most popular peels for men joining botox, hair removal, and photo rejuvenation. I had the opportunity to also sit in on a male treatment last week, and after comparing notes, we’d both agree- the experience is absolutely amazing, and the peel process was definitely something we’d do again!

Get Your GLOW On With Pevonia

So why Pevonia? This brand new peel helps you reveal your most #BeautyFull self and is safe for all skin types! That’s right! Got acne? Feeling dehydrated? Prepping for the #BigDay? We’ve got you covered. This perfect, natural peel promises to:

  • Exfoliate the surface of your skin for a smoother, even complexion
  • Moisturize skin deeply
  • Lighten skin tone
  • Provide you with a youthful radiance and glowing effect


Seeing Is Believing

If you’re anything like me, you won’t take my word for it…you’ll want to see exactly what happened, and how I actually looked minutes after the peel…and I promise you it isn’t anything like Samantha Jones.

After getting everything off of my face and neck, my esthetician gently removed my eye makeup with Pevonia®’s ultra-soothing Eye Make-up Remover and covered my eyes for the peel.

Believe it or not- this is the picture of the actual peel. Hardly noticeable, the clear gel is applied to the skin ever so gently.

The peel is then neutralized with a gel and then washed with Phyto-Gel Cleanser to ensure all elements of the peel are removed from the skin.


For further cooling (and I must admit-this was my favorite part!) iced cloths are applied to your face. If there was ever a time I felt like a mummy…this was it!

The cold compresses ensure all of the heat is removed from the face post peel!

Next, a facial mask is applied (here I received the Lumafirm® Mask to further firm, tighten, lighten, and brighten my skin. When I said Pevonia peels are more than just a peel…this is what I meant! Truly an immersive experience that left a true glow!


This is just moments after returning to work, and minutes after my facial. My skin (I’m make-up free here!) is truly glowing.


Ready to #GetYourGlowOn?

Find a Pevonia® Spa near you that provides this amazing treatment, or message us below to find out to inquire if a spa near you carries this NEW YouthRenew™ Hydra-Glow Peel. This peel can be received up to 2x’s per week for a total of 6 treatments. Already receive the treatment? Be sure to ask your spa representative about an post-peel take home kit!

What do you think? Would you get a peel? Share with us below your thoughts, questions, or tell us more about your Pevonia® Peel Experience!

Amber Wilcox For Pevonia

Amber Wilcox For Pevonia

Amber Wilcox is the Social Media & Public Relations Strategist for Pevonia. Originally from the Northeast, Wilcox holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Psychology. She enjoys living a millennial lifestyle full of beauty, fashion, animals, eco-living, health & wellness, and community. Her past roles have included work with the Theme Park Industry and most recently a local non-profit humane society. In her free time, Wilcox enjoys snorkeling (with turtles!), volunteering, shopping, and spending time with her husband and two dachshunds.

    COMMENT (1)

  1. Rosemarie


    Can you do extractions after the hydra glow peel
    And what are the step by step procedure to the hydra glow peel other pevonia products needed to do this peel