Clinic Safety Protocol

The Face Reality Acne Clinic is taking a number of actions to protect the health and well-being of our clients and employees to control the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the expert guidance of the CDC and local public health authorities. 

 Use of Facial Coverings: It is our responsibility to protect our employees and clients, and we are committed to meeting or exceeding all public health mandates. We ask that all Clinic clients wear a Facial Covering that covers both their nose and mouth at all times in public areas of the clinic. You may remove your mask while in your treatment room. Our restrooms are available for client use.

 Esthetician precautions: Face Reality is also airing on the side of caution for every clinic employee to protect them and clients. Prior to arriving at the clinic, all employees are trusted to confirm that they are showing no signs of illness.

Enhanced cleaning measures: Face Reality is committed to caring for the health and well-being of its employees and clients and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders. Our clinic team remains consistent with these enhanced cleaning measures: 

    • Clinic employees and clients will be required to wear multi-ply facial coverings (or double mask) during their shifts.
    • Continue to frequently wash their hands per standard protocol
    • They also have the option to wear gloves if they choose to.
    • Treatment rooms are sanitized between clients. 
    • Surfaces in the Clinic lobby are sanitized frequently throughout the day. 

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), California Prop 65 Ingredients 

What is trichloroacetic acid (TCA)? 

Trichloroacetic acid is an organic acid that is commonly used in the esthetic and cosmetic field to exfoliate the outer layers of skin. TCA helps reduce acne and improves the overall appearance of skin. TCA is a key ingredient in our collection of Acne Peels.  

Why is TCA listed under California Prop 65? 

TCA is listed under Prop 65 from its occurrence as a contaminant of drinking water. Learn more about Prop 65 in regards to TCA, please view more here. 

Does Face Reality have a Prop 65 warning for TCA? 

Yes, any product that contains TCA falls under Prop 65 including Face Reality’s Acne Peel #1, Acne Peel #2, Acne Peel #3, and Acne Back Peel. Face Reality is committed to providing transparency—which is consistent with the intent of Prop 65—to highlight that TCA has been found to be carcinogenic when ingested and has been associated with reproductive toxicity. Face Reality Skincare has always refrained from using Acne Peels on pregnant or lactating clients. The superficial application of TCA to the skin has not been found carcinogenic by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).  

What is California Prop 65? 

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.  

You may notice Prop 65 warnings on common items like household appliances, furniture, food, and cookware. To learn more about general Prop 65 information, read more here.

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