for all skin


Controlled dermatological chemical skin resurfacing represents an advanced approach in professional skincare.

Unlike traditional chemical peels primarily focused on epidermal exfoliation, controlled chemical skin resurfacing actively triggers an accelerated process of epidermal cell turnover and regeneration.

pHformula is innovative in its controlled chemical skin resurfacing approach.

Our formulations feature a unique and exclusive delivery vehicle complex – PH-DVC™ – to provide quick penetration, improved bioavailability of the ingredients thereby minimising the possible side effects associated with traditional skin peeling.

The efficacy of the individual acids used in controlled chemical skin resurfacing will depend on their nature, their penetration capacity as well as proton release potential during contact time with the skin. Once the active ingredients are applied to the skin, they function as molecules with the ability to transport protons to different layers of the skin, resulting in acceleration of cell turnover and optimum skin regeneration.


pHformula laboratories have pioneered an innovative complex known as PH-DVC™. This groundbreaking formulation not only enhances the bioavailability of various active ingredients but also counteracts potential adverse effects resulting from acid use, all while optimising effectiveness. PHDVC™ has been meticulously designed to offer controlled and precisely targeted delivery of these active components, all while safeguarding cellular integrity and minimising epidermal disruption.

  1. Delivery system
  2. Soothing natural origin ingredient:
    Boswellia serrata gum
  3. Cell activator: Respiderm

Why do we incorporate PH-DVC™ into our controlled dermatological chemical skin resurfacing treatments? To have a homogenous (uniform) and controlled proton release of the acids. To avoid the typical side-effects associated with traditional chemical peelings.

Target at the specific needs of our four identified skin disorders ranging from ageing, hyperpigemtation, redness to acne-prone skin, key ingredients are applied to the skin combined with acids and our unique delivery vehicle complex, PH-DVCTM. All the elements together, deliver protons  to the different layers of the skin in a controlled manner. This release of protons result in accelerated cell turnover and optimum skin regeneration with no downtime.

Hyperpigmentation of the skin is a common dermatological condition in which the color of the skin generally becomes darker. Skin pigmentation and coloration are governed by the processes involving the production of the skin pigment called melanin produced by melanocytes in various layers of skin. Thus, alterations in melanocyte production or distribution of melanin result in skin hyperpigmentation disorders.

The M.E.L.A skin resurfacing system is a powerful blend of active ingredients uniquely formulated in a clay base which assists in the even and rapid penetration of the ingredients. Contributes to improve the appearance of dark spots in all skin types. The pHformula M.E.L.A. powerclays™ are specifically formulated to help improve a variety of hyperpigmentation disorders. They are designed to contribute in reducing the accumulation of epidermally located

Chronic redness associates an inflammation. Features such as the expansion of blood vessels (vasodilation), increase in blood flow, capillary permeability, and migration of neutrophils into the affected tissue through the capillary wall are shown as well as clinical signs such as constant skin redness. It can be caused by multiple factors and affect people of all skin types.

The pHformula C.R. complexes are specifically formulated as an active resurfacing treatment for skin showing typical signs of redness and they are suitable for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. The multifunctional ingredients of the C.R. complexes offers redness reduction and skin restoration reinforcing the skin barrier integrity.

Ageing can be seen as the accumulation of changes in cells and tissues as a result of alteration of intrinsic factors (like hormone processes, genetics) in conjunction with exposure to extrinsic factors (like UV radiation, pollution). They are responsible for structural and physiological changes of the skin that result in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity amongst others. It is an innevitable process that affects people of all skin types and phototypes.

The pHformula A.G.E. solutions are specifically formulated as advanced age-reducing skin resurfacing treatments to help correct the typical signs of ageing including superficial and medium expression lines, photo-ageing, dull/sallow appearance, and pigment changes.

Acne-prone skin refers to a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the pilosebaceous unit.  The clinical manifestations involves the interaction of several host factors, including the stimulation of sebaceous glands, dysbiosis of the pilosebaceous follicle microbiome, and cellular immune responses. Other factors such as genetics and diet may also influence the development and progression of the skin condition. 

The progression of microcomedones into other types of blemishes has been theorized to involve the following 4 primary events:

  • Increased sebum production (seborrhea)
  • Follicular hyperkeratinization
  • C acnes proliferation
  • Inflammation

The pHformula A.C. solutions are specifically formulated improve a variety of skin concerns, including imperfections, excess sebum, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  The A.C. solutions penetrate in the skin to assist in clearing skin blemishes and provide an antimicrobial activity in acne-prone skin.  The solution offers soothing benefits along with a strong keratolytic action to help normalise oily skin.   

The pHformula controlled dermatological chemical skin resurfacing treatment are uniquely designed using a variety of different blends of active solutions which are applied in a layering technique, which will determine the depth of penetration. This layer-dependant technique is possible since most of the pHformula skin resurfacing active ingredients are self neutralising. By applying multiple layers, the penetration of the active ingredients is increased in a controlled manner.