We know skin peels are good for us.

If done right, it helps to remove the dead layers of the skin much more effective than mechanical exfoliators.

However, one of the concerns most people have about deep peels is the down-time.

“How long do I need to stay in-doors?” “How long will I be peeling?” are a couple of the common questions I get.

I love peels myself but my skin is sensitive so I’m all too familiar with the down-time. That’s why I loved it when I tried this new skin treatment called TCA Touch by PHformula.

PHformula is a family laboratory founded in the late nineteenth century in Barcelona, Spain by a pharmacist. 4 generations of pharmacist later, using the technology of regenerative medicine, they created a controlled chemical skin resurfacing treatment (instead of peeling) to give optimal results without the usual down-time.


The geeky bit

The action of controlled chemical skin resurfacing differs from conventional peelings. Peelings mainly cause skin exfoliation, whereas controlled resurfacing actively provokes an accelerated form of cell regeneration in the skin, whilst trauma and superficial irritation is reduced.

The efficacy of controlled chemical skin resurfacing not only depends on the choice, nature or combination of the acids used, but most importantly maximum proton delivery of the acids in a uniform manner, without causing excessive skin irritation during contact time with the skin.

The action of controlled resurfacing was made possible by introducing a unique delivery vehicle complex to our skin resurfacing formulations named the PH-DVC™ complex. The complex ensures to sustain controlled delivery and at the same time prolongs the mechanism of action and bio-availability of the combined acids and active ingredients in the skin.


TCA Touch Resurfacing Treatment

TCA Touch is a trichloroacetic acid solution with the ability to control the penetration resulting in a unique non-aggressive and multi-functional treatment.


  • Instantly creates a lifting effect
  • Intense stimulation and cell renewall
  • Uniquely combined with Arbutin and Magnesium to enhance skin lightening properties
  • No persistent redness
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation
  • No downtime
  • No skin prep required

You can see my before and after pictures below. My skin was minimally flushed straight after and was tight the next 2-3 days. After that, it started flaking but no peeling. Not even my husband suspected anything. My before and after pictures isn’t too drastic as I use active ingredients on a regular basis. However my skin feels firmer, smoother and looks brighter.

Recommended program

  • 2 sessions 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.
  • No skin preparation is required.
  • All active ingredients need to be stopped at least 5 days before treatment.
  • A home care kit is recommended which includes a cleanser, a post-recovery cream, a Synergy serum (to enhance your results at home) and a CC cream with SPF 30+
  • Ideal for Anti-ageing, Acne prone skin, Newly obtained scars, Pigmentation and skin discoloration.


Cost of treatment

1 session £450 (includes 1 home care kit)

2 session package £800 (includes 1 home care kit)


If you would like more information about the treatment or book a session with myself, please email [email protected].