PCA 4% Pure Retinol Peel

PCA 4% Pure Retinol Peel in Midtown East, New York City (NYC)

(60 min $275) Book Now

The future of retinol is here and even more powerful through: unique ingredient combinations, advanced delivery technology, and condition-specific formulas.

What is retinol?

Retinol is a gentler vitamin A derivative that is part of the retinoid family and widely known as one of the most effective ingredients in skin care. It can be used in many forms, both at home and in the treatment room.


Retinoid treatment creates mild occlusion to enhance the absorption of vitamins, antioxidants, and rich active ingredients into the skin for maximum benefits. This treatment is highly effective for: lifting pigmentation, reducing impaction in acne skin, and treating aging skin that has a naturally slow cell turnover cycle.

Revitalize dull, sluggish, stressed, and damaged skin depleted by: sun, air and wind pollutants, allergens, toxins, improper diet, and smoking.

4% Pure Retinol Peel is PCA SKIN®’s newest innovation. For skin in need of rejuvenation, this retinoid peel smooths, brightens, and evens skin tone through increased cell turnover and peeling. This staple, professional retinoid treatment returns the skin to optimal function and its results and peeling are dramatic. Essentially, it is a powerful retinoid peel.


  • 4% Pure Retinol
  • Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract
  • Silyburn Marianum Fruit Extract
  • Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E)


  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Rough skin texture

Everyone’s skin is unique; our licensed skin care professionals will determine the strength and depth of the treatment to yield optimum results and achieve your skin goals.

PCA 4% Pure Retinol Peel finishes with applications of: skin-specific serums, calming balms, hydrators, and broad spectrum SPF.

How does it work?
Retinol encourages the normalization of the cell turnover process. It creates dramatic change in the skin without the irritation common with retinoic acid use. The potent retinol content accelerates cell turnover, bringing healthy cells to the surface more quickly, stimulating collagen production, and acting to increase exfoliation.



What is OmniSome delivery?

PCA SKIN® introduced an advanced delivery system called the OmniSome. This system effectively stabilized the ingredient versus a traditional liposome delivery system. The patented OmniSome transdermal delivery technology takes retinol use to the next level. Ingredients are time-released over 10 hours. Retinol and other ingredients are carried deeper into the skin. Less irritation will be experienced and better results will be yielded.

The 4% pure retinol is converted to retinoic acid in the skin, and promotes a clear complexion and even skin tone. Then antioxidant actions calm and soothe the skin, aid in skin rejuvenation, and help fight free radical damage. Additionally, other actives within the formula will be delivered deeper into the skin.

Is PCA 4% Pure Retinol Peel right for me?
Retinoid treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and conditions in need of rejuvenation, and enhances any daily care regimen. Retinol use is essential for encouraging a healthy complexion. With retinol use: healthier skin cells are brought to the surface, skin becomes brighter, smoother, and more even, and fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts, and discolorations are prevented.

What does the procedure feel like?
The procedure usually has calming and even highly soothing effects when applied to the skin.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There will be a higher degree of visible exfoliation for seven to 10 days.

Recommended Post-procedure Guidelines for Skin Treatments

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