The skincare industry is one of the biggest industries, with its focus on anti-aging products and treatments. However, maintaining a young and healthy skin includes treating your skin with respect and nourishing it because, as the largest organ in the body, the skin has a memory. Therefore, it will reflect how it was treated today in ten, 20, and 30 years. As an individual who understands the importance of healthy skin, Nidah Barber-Raymond stands at the helm of The Peel Connection, a skincare brand helping people tackle hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles and more through proper chemical peel application.
Nidah Barber-Raymond is a licensed esthetician, a chemical peel expert and the founder of the Beverly Hills-based brand The Peel Connection. Her skincare journey began in March 2009 after she received a chemical peel. The immediate transformation of her skin made her realize that many people know little about the treatment and its numerous benefits in maintaining a young, beautiful, healthy skin.
To help more people take advantage of this innovative skin treatment, Nidah immersed herself into the skin care industry, obtaining an extensive education in advanced chemical peel biology specializing in hyperpigmentation, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. After her education, the go-getter dove into research, learning all she could about every chemical peel used in the industry, their indications, active ingredients, and effects.
During her years of research, she found that many popular peels often contain phenol, an ingredient that has been demonstrated to cause scarring and cardiac, renal, and pulmonary toxicities. At that moment, she understood that creating a peel line offering all the benefits of a chemical peel without the adverse effects would be a game-changer. So the trailblazing innovator collaborated with her Ph.D. chemist to develop proprietary peels using high-quality and heavily tested formulas with a results-targeted approach to skincare.
In 2016, she launched her brand, The Peel Connection, offering exclusive professional chemical peel services on the face, hands, feet, legs, arms and torso. In addition, she developed the famous foot peel, SmoothPeel, which has different peel lines for the face, back, leg and more. Since opening her business six years ago as the only specialized chemical peel place in the world, the trailblazing peel expert has done over 30,000 chemical peels and has been featured in reputable magazines such as Insider Beauty and Refinery 29. “There is no one alive who has done more than me,” she says.
Like many brick-and-mortar businesses, Nidah Barber-Raymond and The Peel Connection were significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but rather than fold, the visionary modified the services of her enterprise to suit the at-home needs of clients. She began offering professional home peel services and created the moderate strength, two-step layered application chemical peel -ClearPeel, a modified Jessner solution that includes lactic, salicylic, citric acid, PigentLift and TCA 15%. A revolutionary peel product, ClearPeel is designed for a multi-layer application. Therefore, it can safely be used at home to target pores and texture, hyperpigmentation, evening out skin tone, acne, and wrinkles.
In the coming years, Nidah Barber-Raymond aims to expand her company’s service nationwide and become a nationally recognized chemical peel company. In addition, she aims to educate the public about the numerous benefits of chemical peels by offering a layered approach to the treatment with average percentages. “My tip is to always start with the least invasive procedure on your skin. Chemical peels are a great way to get results without causing trauma to the skin,” she says.