My Cosmelan Journey

Mar 03 , 2021

Jenna-Dee McArdle

My Cosmelan Journey

Why have I chosen Cosmelan Peel?

Pigmentation for me has always been my biggest insecurity with my skin. I’ve always struggled with my uneven skin tone. As a teenager and in my early twenties, I would squeeze and pick at my face when I had a breakout, which caused Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation on my cheek area. Fast forward to pregnancy, and hello Melasma!! I had the typical pregnancy mask that I know so many women experience.  

My pigmentation has improved somewhat in the past few years, but I’ve always been searching for something more. Laser treatment was an option, but it scared the hell out of me as I have treated so many clients who have had many terrible experiences from unqualified therapists. Those who were fortunate to have a good result after laser always found that the pigmentation would be back after a few months.

Money down the drain!!!

Preparation for Treatment

For two weeks prior to the Cosmelan Peel, I ensured I stopped using my Vitamin A (Retinol Palmytate) for 2 weeks pre peel. I started using the Mesoestetic® Hydra Fusion Cream, Mesoestetic® Hydratonic Mist, and Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K few days before the treatments to help with my hydration levels. I made sure not to have any sun exposure in the few weeks leading up to the treatment to ensure my skin was in good condition.

Day of Treatment

I was feeling so nervous but very excited. I knew the peel itself would be easy enough to deal with, even though I had to wear it for 8 hours. I made sure I had planned my day and organised for the kids to be picked up from school, so I didn’t have to leave the house. I was more feeling nervous about what to expect post-treatment with downtime as there have been many mixed reviews. 

I recommend applying the peel at the beginning of the day so you can remove it in the evening. The peel cannot be slept in. At 10am, I took some before photos, and my skin was cleansed and degreased thoroughly to remove any excess oils. Barrier cream was applied to my mouth, nose and eyes to protect the skin. I applied the Cosmelan 1 Cream, which looks like a brown clay mask. It is applied thickly over my whole face and is not uncomfortable at all. The process is actually nice and relaxing. 

As the hours went by, the mask did start to dry a little, and it started to crack and separate around the mouth area from eating and talking. Still, there was no discomfort at all, if anything, a very slight tingling sensation that wasn’t painful. I left my peel on for 8 hours (the time depends on your skin type) and at 6pm washed it off. 


Finally, it was time to remove the peel. I jumped in the shower (ensuring it wasn’t too hot) and used a soft, cool, clean face washer to wipe the majority of the peel. I used the Hydra Milk Cleanser and massaged it into the skin to ensure all the peel was off. I again wiped very gently with the face washer. Once out of the shower, I toned with the Mesoestetic® Hydratonic Mist thoroughly. 

I used the Hydra Vital Mask for 15 minutes, removed it, then applied a really good amount of the Melanin Recovery moisturiser and some Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K. At this point, the skin was feeling a lot more tingly and hotter.

Day 1 Post Peel

I woke up this morning feeling like I had really bad sunburn on my face. My skin was red, swollen and hot. I cleansed gently, toned and applied the Mesoestetic® Melan Recovery and Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K. I had to go to work for a few hours, so I took the creams with me and applied it a few times to help with the discomfort. 

In the evening, I cleansed, toned and applied my Mesoestetic® Hydra-Vital Face Mask for 15 min. I felt a bit uncomfortable, so I took some Nurofen to help with the discomfort, which definitely helped me get a good sleep. 

Day 2 Post Peel

Still a nice shade of pink but not as sore as yesterday. I applied the mask again this morning and a good amount of the Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K., which I don’t think I could live without right now. Peeling has started around the mouth, but I am keeping it nice and hydrated. I did my calming skincare routine 3 times today (cleanse, tone, moisturiser), which I think is really helping. 

Day 3 Post Peel

I woke up this morning, and there was lots of peeling happening. It was still feeling very sensitive. I had a shower and double cleansed. I applied my cleanser with minimal water and really massaged it into the skin. I used a clean face washer to gently wipe over my face to help remove the peeling skin that was ready to come off. It is so important not to pick at any skin that is not ready to come away. Again, throughout the day, I kept up with my Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K.I did an extra cleanse throughout the day, also like yesterday, which really helps. 

72 Hours Post Peel

It is time to start Phase 2 of the process and introduce the Cosmelan 2 cream to my home care routine.  I am a bit nervous as my skin is still feeling quite sensitive. I cleansed, toned (wait 2 min for the toner to dry as it is a bit tingly when I apply). I then mixed a pea-size amount of Cosmelan 2 cream with my Mesoestetic® Hydra Vital K and Mesoestetic® Melan RecoveryI plan to do this morning and night for the next 4 weeks. 

Day 4 Post Peel

I honestly thought the peeling would bother me so much more but I feel like I am managing it really well with my homecare products and routine. I am really taking the time to cleanse well and I think this is making a huge difference. I am using my ASPYA silicone brush cleanser on low speed and with gentle circular motions going over my skin. I am even feeling comfortable leaving the house without any makeup. 

Pre Cleansing

Silicone Cleansing Brush

After Cleansing

Day 7 Post Peel

The past few days have been a little up and down. Sometimes my skin would feel really sore and sensitive so I would give the Cosmelan 2 a miss during my morning routine and just really hydrate as much as possible. 

Day 9 Post Peel

Skin is feeling great. I am not going to wear makeup for another few days just to let my skin heal properly. I have applied the Cosmelan 2 cream both morning and night without too much sensitivity the past 2 days.  

One Month Post Peel

I have been using the Cosmelan 2 treatment cream morning and night now for the 4 weeks since I did the Cosmelan 1 peel. My skin has been up and down with sensitivity levels. I found I needed to have a break for a day with the Cosmelan 2 every now and then help with comfort levels. 

I am now going to start using the Cosmelan 2 Treatment Cream at night only. 

Overall, I am happy with the treatment and the difference in my skin. It is a very intense peel, but with preparation and planning, it is very much worth it for how confident I feel now. I love the comments I have been receiving about how good my skin looks. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Prepare skin and use the homecare a few days prior to the peel to hydrate your skin.
  • Some skins need to prep 2 weeks before with a lactic peel.
  • Cleanse well!!
  • Skip Cosmelan for a day (ONLY 1 day) if the skin is feeling too sensitive, hydration is key.
  • Deep pigmentation can take longer to shift. Be patient and consistent with home care!

If you think you are a suitable candidate? 

Reach out to us, we will only treat you if you are suitable for treatment.

At Home Must-Haves

Frequently asked questions for Cosmelan®?

Am I a candidate?

The Cosmelan® Peel treatment is suitable for anyone suffering from the below and can be done on all skin types.



Acne and Scarring 


Wrinkles and fine lines 

Sun damaged skin 

Dull or uneven skin tone 

Rough skin 

Enlarged pores

What is a Cosmelan® Depigmentation Peel?

Cosmelan is a non-inflammatory depigmentation treatment that induces the face to peel over the course of 2 weeks. This peel specifically targets pigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin (skin pigmentation) formation process.At the same time, Cosmelan accelerates cellular turnover to remove dead skin cells, lift pigment, soften texture, smooth the skin, and reduce pores and fine lines.

In which areas can Cosmelan be carried out?


Neck and Decollete 


How long will the treatment last?

Results will last if clients adhere to the post treatment plan. It is recommended to continue the use of home care for at least 4 months, which may be extended up to 9 months depending on the progression of each individual case. Cosmelan 2 can be used indefinitely with longer intervals between applications for maintenance of results, but the Cosmelan 1 peel can be repeated once per year if needed.

How many treatments are required?

The Cosmelan® Depigmentation Peel involves just ONE clinic treatment and a homecare regime.

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