The BHA+ peel is hands down the best peel for acne and oily skin. You should expect some visible flaking of the skin 2 days after using the peel. This will help with active acne blemishes as well as old acne marks, and a variety of other skin problems.
Combination of Salicylic and Lactic
The BHA+ peel is a combination of chemicals in a single peel. This peel contains salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol (another skin-peeling chemical) which together constitute a very adjustable peel which lends itself well to repeat applications. It is similar in most ways to the glycolic acid peel, but there are certain important differences.
Beneficial for Clogged Pores, Aging Skin, Severe Acne and More
This treatment is particularly beneficial for clogged pores, thickened and aging skin, severe acne, and environmentally damaged skin. By decreasing oil production and opening clogged sebaceous follicles, it can contribute significantly to the healing process of acne. Suitable for most skin types, the BHA+ peel can be used on the face, neck, hands, and upper chest.
A Safe, Controlled Peels is the Way to Go
The goal with a safe peeling regimen is to cause the skin to come off in a controlled way, with each peel taking off a few more layers of accumulated skin. With each application of the peel, the results are incremental. You should notice results within the first couple of applications, and the tone and texture of your skin will continue to improve as the layers of old skin are slowly removed to reveal new skin beneath.
Cautions for Using Salicylic and Lactic Acid Peels
If you are allergic to aspirin (which is similar to salicylic acid), you should not undergo a salicylic acid peel. If you are not sure whether or not you are allergic, your physician should test a small area of your inner, upper arm prior to applying a full-face peel. Every patient will react differently to lactic stimulation; a medical professional should evaluate patient’s skin to determine length of time and pH level that can be tolerated.
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I have been using Glycolic Peels at the 50% grade for the past year. The Glycolic works for fine lines and wrinkles. However, I have struggled with big pores. I used the peel last night and noticed immediate burning when I put it on. Having a cool fan blowing on your face helps with the stinging. I than rinsed the peel with cold water mixed with Baking Soda. After the rinse I noticed some redness and little ice look over some areas of skin, I woke up this morning and noticed that my huge pores that have been a problem area all over my face, have shrunk substantially. I thought this product would be like the Glycolic Peels and take several to notice any results. For me? This product is amazing. I can't wait to do another pore treatment with it next week. I am going to be 42 years old. Hope others have the same amazing results as I have!
Jun 05, 2013 by RedheadRN
I use this product regularly. It is not a magic potion, but it definitely dries up acne breakouts pretty quickly.
It is well worth the price compared to cheap ineffective drugstore products for those with cystic or severe acne. With patience and continued use you will have your acne under control.
Apr 26, 2013 by V. Thompson
This stuff does what it suppose to do but I do suggest you start with something that's not as strong as this on yet to get your skin use to this stuff because it burns like HELL at first until your skin get adjusted to it.
Apr 24, 2013 by kerry silha
Follow directions or you can get irritating results. This is a great product, it's the same as the $135.00 facial I received at a plastic surgeon's office. follow with lots of cool water and your face will glow
I love it ... It change my life!
I love this mask, I can't believe I didn't buy this before. I use this once a week...it make my skin so smooth. My acne has gotten much better, my skin is clear, there is a healthy glow to my face. I started using this after my chemo treatment when my skin was dull, gray, and broken out. Word of advice...it will stink a bit for the first couple of times...after that I am able to put it on for 3-5 minutes at a time with an increment of 1 minute each time. I would start with 2 minutes depending on your skin type, mine is olive and it could tolerate a lot. Just be careful.
STILL trying it
just got the peel and only used it once bt be careful bcz it stings good deep into the epidermal layer.but i hope it clears my acne and the blemishes ......
Great for skin care
I love this product! You can see the difference the next day! Regular use shows on your skin. You will like it when you use it.
Helps with my bad skin
My skin is still acne prone, this treatment once a week at most and mt skin is so much clearer
helps with acne
Dec 27, 2012 by Amy Adamson
Love this stuff! It cuts my oil production by 90%! I use it about 1 time per week and my skin has never looked better. Also has fadded my sun spots!
Very Good Product
Oct 11, 2012 by Good Product
If you cannot afford a dermatologist or do not have good medical insurance to visit one.... This is the next best thing to going and getting a professional skin 'peel'. Very strong product - it will burn your skin if not used properly, so apply sparingly. Apply product carefully with a cotton swab. I have been using this product for about two months, and my skin looks much better. I am an african american male, that suffers from very sensative skin that becomes irritated from daily shaving, I suffer from ingrown facial hair that causes razor bumps, a day after shaving, dark blemishes and bumps appear around my neck and underneath my chin where I shave. Since using the 200 peel. It has really helped with the reduction of ingrown facial hair and it has lightened the dark blemishes of ingrown facial hair aftermath. And has almost cured my acne. Areas like my forehead and cheeks are very clear and smooth and soft to the touch after regular shaving. I am pleased with the results of fewer razor bumps. This product has done more to cure my razor bumps than the $1500 dollars I spent in laser hair removal treatments. Also, this product has given me a nice even skin complexion. Normally, I have a lighter brown skin complexion, but due to sensative skin, and razon bumps, my skin color is unbalanced, darker areas around my neck. But since using this product, it has helped with my skin complextion giving it an even shade of lighter brown that matches my natural arm and hand chest skin complexion. I recommend the use of this product as an enhancement to an already "in use" skin routine such as the clarisonic MIA cleanser. Only use the 200 product maybe once a week. And then use the deep cleaning MIA scrubber maybe once a week after the 200 peel skin irritation has had time to settle.
Less peeling than salicylic 20%
Aug 09, 2012 by M. Poling
This is a level four peel, so I was a little apprehensive. I peel A LOT when I do the salicylic 20% and that's only a level one. I also tried the Glyco/Lac level two and not much happened. So I tried this one expecting major peeling and it doesn't seem to be happening. I guess I'm confused about what the 1-4 system means, if it doesn't actually indicate the depth of the peel. The directions say to leave it on for no longer than 4 minutes. I have worked up to three and have gotten a little sun burnt looking, but not much else. I'll try it for a longer duration in a few days and if I get a better result, I will give it a higher rating.
Jun 03, 2012 by TLYP "tlyp"
This works well, not too strong. I was able to easily keep it on for 4 minutes. I did get a little 'frosting' but not like with a TCA peel which is good because I wanted something less strong. I applied this with a foundation brush which worked really well (I just poured a little in a glass bowl) and then nuetralized it with a mixture of water and baking soda on a cotton ball (used about 5-6). I use Retin A nightly and this wasn't too strong, I intend on using it once a week until it is gone to see what kind of results I can achieve.
Results are subtle but accumulative, progressive and noticeable.
May 26, 2012 by J. Silcharde "uhm ,. uh ?"
Your skin and mine are different, what works for you may not work for me and vice versa, as soon as you realize that, your road towards the skin you want and deserve will be a lot less frustrating and stress free.What you get? A little bottle filled with a clear liquid with a very heavy chemical smell, the only thing I can think of to compare it to would be nail polish remover (acetone).An in home chemical peel will not be your miracle in a bottle; you must take this as a part of a system/process; add this to your cleaning/moisturizing/protecting routine, you can't expect to abuse your skin and apply this thing once a week and get a baby's skin in return.I apply it once a week for 6 six weeks and then rest for 4 weeks and its actually during this rest time when I see the results, I'm not as oily/shiny as before, pores are smaller, break outs not as often and a more even skin tone, I'm actually very happy with what I see. All this improvements are progressive and accumulative, remember; you are not getting younger, you can't expect to get to a point where you can say screw everything, I'm done, I'm as good looking as I can be (or want) and I'm going to stay this way, You must continue taking care of yourself, always and as the time goes by you may need to make adjustments.Would I recommend this product? Yes, does it work? It does for me, are the results worth the trouble? In my case; yes, the results are subtle but noticeable, will this be the cure to all my ill? No, but a part.
great beta peel with a little something extra
May 22, 2012 by Skincarepro
I actually use this for my clients that want a little extra power in their peels. This peel can be very harsh for sensative clients. Great as a spot treatment for clients with breakouts that don't want to do a full peel also. This peel is way to strong for home use though, I can't believe it is sold to the general public. Estheticians learn in school how to deal with using peels per skin type and how to deal with issues that might arise. The average person at home might over use and cause scarring or damage that will take a lot of professional help to repair. No one but professionals should be applying a salicylic peel of this strength.
not one of their better peels
I have used the glycolic peel and the glycolic/lactic acid peel from this company and love both of them and have gotten wonderful results using them. But I got this peel hoping that it would be a stronger peel that would do as it said and fade the light pigmented spots I have from the sun. I've used it several times now and the only thing I can say is it really, really stinks and doesn't seem to do anything. It smells like gasoline and takes my breath away when I put it on. It doesn't burn or turn my skin pink at all, not like the other two peels I have used. My skin doesn't feel soft and tighter or softer as when I used the their other peels. It does seem to dry my skin more so if you have oily skin it will take care of that. I have dryer skin so maybe this is not the product for me. But now what to do about my sun spots??
cleared up my acne and made my skin smoother!
Oct 19, 2011 by lindzayyyy
I have used this product for several months and I am so impressed!I used to have the worst skin in the world - severe acne, scars, super oily skin, large pores, you name it. Anything would make my skin breakout and it seemed like I had new breakouts every single day! This led me to trying so many things - proactiv, benzoyl peroxide creams, natural remedies (tea tree oil, etc), even strong meds and creams from a dermatologist. Nothing ever worked and I was always really depressed with the condition of my skin. I would have to wear layers of foundation just to look somewhat normal.My first step in the right direction was after I tried the Skin Laboratory Glycolac-60 peel. It changed my skin! I was breaking out less, my skin was smoother, and my complexion was really beginning to improve. I had used it for 4 months, until deciding that I needed something a little stronger (I was still breaking out and using lots of acne creams simultaneously).I came across the 200+ peel, so I figured I would give it a try. Wow is this stuff strong! It stung more after application, had stronger fumes, but delivered great results after a month of use! My skin is so much smoother (I never thought I could ever have smooth skin!), all of my breakouts are almost gone (I went from well over a hundred zits to 1-3!), and my skin is a lot less oily. And I've only used this for about 3 1/2 months and I'm still on my first bottle (one application every week) :) What a $$$ saver!One of the biggest benefits? I've never had to use acne creams or had a breakout since I've started! My skin is so clear and healthy looking that I feel comfortable going outside without make up on. I feel so much more confident about my skin and life in general - it's amazing what several months of this stuff can do!The downsides to it all - mild to moderate peeling, red skin 1-2 days after application (even after applying moisturizer), strong fumes, and didn't see too much of a difference in pore size/severe scars. But trust me, if you have skin as bad as I did, it's so worth it!I highly recommend this product, it has really changed my life. And note - you won't see changes overnight! Be patient, do the treatments weekly, and you'll see results in no time. You just need stick with it because nothing will give you instantaneous results overnight. Good luck!
As a 38-year-old, I have struggled with acne and oily skin on and off since puberty. My acne has gotten increasingly worse in my 30s. I have used every OTC soap, cleanser, scrub, acne treatment, oil control, etc., and nothing works. I have been on Retin-A
Jul 18, 2011 by G. Giannoulias "Research Queen"
I am so amazed and pleased with this purchase. I did a lot of research on items such as this, but it really truly does what it says. I am a 30 year old woman (with olive skin tone), with minimal signs of aging and some fine lines on my forehead. I also have some adult acne scaring. This not only made my skin feel brighter but it also helped with those stubborn acne scars. WARNING it does sting, so it takes some time to build your tolerance to the product. I would do it only once a week, at night before I go to bed, and followed with Cetaphil basic face lotion (which helped a lot). The best part after doing this for a few months, is that people really noticed, and asked what I was doing to my skin (that it looked great!). That made me even happier that others had noticed the improvement in my skin tone. Your face is the first thing people see and it should look its best! I am definitely going to try some more of their products once I finish this bottle, which by the way has lasted a very long time! Still amazed and impressed with this company. I even just recently referred them to a friend who was looking for a cheaper alternative to the expensive doctors' treatments. I don't mind that it takes some time to work properly, even though I really want fast results like everyone else. And if you are looking for more answers, there is a YouTube video that I found just last night that explains some of their products, and offers some advice on which ones to start with. If you follow the directions that come with the product, you will not be disappointed. Thanks Amazon for introducing me to this amazing find!
Love this peel!!!
Jun 21, 2011 by HoustonGirl
I have only used it twice (once every 5 - 10 days) but I have definitely noticed a tightening of my pores and softness to my skin. My chin even peeled a little which is fine with me, I'm trying to get rid of the old skin wooohooo!
not working so well for me
Apr 26, 2011 by CarefulShopperLG
I purchased both the salicylic acid and the 200. I am 49, very fair-skinned, am experiencing the worst acne of my life (though still not terrible if I would leave it alone). I bought the products primarily for small blackheads and for acne scars, some age spots, and some wrinkles. If it were not for the 8x magnification mirror my husband bought me when he saw me with an old makeup mirror from a thrift shop then I would probably think I had pretty nice skin. I get 2-4 really big sore pimples at a time (under the skin or showing through) which I turn into big ugly red scars that come from poking, stabbing with pins, using oxy products, and picking the scab too early. I started with the salicylic and was very conservative but very quickly switched to to 200. I used it for 2-1/2 minutes, 2 days later for 5 minutes, the next day for 5 minutes, 2 days later for 7 minutes. Other than very light peeling at my nose and chin creases I have seen no results. I quickly learned that I need to avoid the scabby red areas or they just get worse. I hope that others have better success. It's possible that there are positive effects that are overshadowed by the 15 angry red spots on my face but I can't tell. I am definitely still getting large pimples.I think it's still worth a try for most of you. I would skip the gauze or cotton balls. Half of your money winds up in the trash as the applicator absorbs all of the product and you get only a very thin coating on your skin. I use a small eyeshadow brush and paint it on. I find that I get more stinging/effect if I continue to paint and repaint for a couple of minutes so it stays wet.
Apr 26, 2011 by CarefulShopperLG (East Coast, USA)
I purchased both the salicylic acid and the BHA. I am 49, very fair-skinned, am experiencing the worst acne of my life (though still not terrible if I would leave it alone). I bought the products primarily for small blackheads and for acne scars, some age
Apr 17, 2011 by M. Alrawashdeh (Kent)
This is the best product you will ever find for acne. Although I use glycolic acid since one month and my skin seems to get use to these staff of chemicals, this product is very very powerful and really burns. you will expect to have slight redness for th
So far so good
Apr 12, 2011 by Sandy Stevens "Healthy Mom"
I've only done 2 peels. The first time I could only stand 30 seconds; the 2nd I went 2 minutes. This is not for people with sensitive skin! I see a difference already and happy I made this purchase. Great product, great price.
Apr 02, 2011 by missusmiller
After six treatments I am seeing a reduction in my Sebaceous Hyperplasia. Start slow so skin does not become too irritated. I started with 1 minute and added 30 seconds each time, done 10 days apart. Also use a good fragrance free facial moisturizer like
All I have to say is where has this been all my life? I plan to buy more of this. Does this come in a bigger bottle?
Too weak for me
Mar 07, 2011 by Tough Reviewer "chemg"
I received the item very fast, so that's a plus, the seller is very nice and fast, have no complaints there. As an experienced peel user, I was disappointed with the strength of this peel. I added 3 layers and even primed my face with acetone for better penetration and complete absence of oils, and still no frosting. I peeled very little to none. I like to get nice deep frosting on my face when I use peels. This one is just too weak for me.
UPDATED: Great, getting wonderful results
Mar 04, 2011 by Gaelle J. Coicou "zardoz"
So, I received it promptly. I tried it for the first time last night. I should mention that I have medium acne. I get regular white heads mostly around my cheeks side of face and I have a lot of old dark acne spots. Left for about 1 and a half minutes, it did not burn me but I didn't want to leave it too long for the first time. I washed with copious amounts of water afterwards. However, I found the places where I already had a breakout (whiteheads), the peel seemed to stay on there and wouldn't come off after washing with water. It looked exactly as if you had put hydrogen peroxide on a cut, (it made white foam). Afterwards, my skin felt smooth and I applied non-clogging moisturizer. The next day, I found some of my dark spot acne scars (the relatively NEW old dark spot scars not the OLD OLD were a bit DARKER! HOWEVER, the OLD OLD dark spot acne scars were LIGHTER! I don't know if its healing or what is going on with that! However, I am still willing to try it again to find out. I have light olive skin tone, I'm french, haitian and dominican (white, black, spanish), i don't know if skin tone is a facto to these results? The next day, actually by that night, all the new whiteheads which started under my skin prior to the peel were now out (above the skin) to start the healing process. So the peel helped in that regard. I am going to try it again in 7 to 10 days and will update this review.!!!!UPDATE!!!So, I have used this product for a total of three times now and I am already seeing results. I have to clarify that the spots which were getting darker was actually healing process, two days afterwards the upper skin of the dark spot flaked off and underneath new skin that was lighter. So, forget I even mentioned anything about dark acne spots! (lol).My favorite thing about this product is that I use to have very oily skin and was unable to use moisturizer. Since using this product, my skin is not oily anymore! I am able to wear moisturizer, which is wonderful. I am able to keep in on for as much as 6/7 min. now and it never has been painful for me in anyway though I see that's a problem for some in other reviews.I definitely do not get as many pimples anymore and when I do they heal much quicker.BOTTOMLINE: Great product, make it part of your skin care regime.
I love this product!
I just received this product in the mail yesterday. I bought it to reduce the lines on my forehead. I was very skeptical at first because I have facials done but never saw any real results. I used it last night and to my surprise my lines seem to be less deep and my skin looks very clean and renewed. I don't know if maybe it is wishful thinking and my eyes are tricking me but my husband noticed too. Well, I am going to continue to use this product. So far I am very satisfied. It does burn a bit and the fumes are strong too. So far it is worth it. I will be following the directions carefully! Hope I look 20 by next month ;)
I had use the gycolic peel before and thought that was great, but this peel is much better>>>> Everyones skin type is different so you have to pick what is best for you. I am going to be 55 this year and no one ever guesses my age...I love it...Also I wou
Feb 08, 2011 by F. Barrett (Clarksville)
I've struggled with acne I guess since puberty and that has been over 20 years ago LOL! After my 1st treatment using the BHA , I noticed my skin felt extremely smooth! After my 2nd treatment, I had some peeling but it was not a big deal...my skin also fel
Jan 16, 2011 by NottsCastle
I've used this product three times and am very pleased with the result. I am in my late forties, have fair, oily skin, large pores, a few wrinkles and brown spots due to birth control and living in Florida. (Though I always wear a hat and broad spectrum s
Dec 21, 2010 by SPAADDICT
YOU GET A GREAT EXFOLIATION FROM THIS PEEL AND IT DRYS OUT ACNE LIKE MAGIC. THIS PEEL WAS BETTER THAN THE HQ FOR FINE LINES AS WELL. I LOOKED FRESH FACED AND YOUNGER I LOVED IT!
FABULOUS for my skin!!!
Nov 19, 2010 by Estelita Rodriguez
I've been using another peel of lesser strength and today this came. I tried it and wow, my skin has transformed. My pores are so much smaller, not oily and the tone is evening out. I just love this stuff. I hope it continues to work the same for my problem skin. I'm 50 with a history of acne from the age of 14. I have had embarrassing skin my whole life and its hereditary. My whole family has bad skin. But this has changed things. My mom saw me and she immediately asked what I was doing to my skin. It's fabulous and I completely recommend it if you have problem skin. Yes, it did burn and it was very strong. Be careful if you have sensitive skin. My skin is the type that nothing has ever worked, even the so called strongest of acne products. Even prescription acne meds have done nothing for me but this worked.
Nov 15, 2010 by lamadelyna
Three weeks into the BHA+ peel, for my acne scars, uncontrolled breakouts and hyper-pigmentation. The first time I applied my face got red right away, the stinging was unbearable. I washed it off after 2 minutes with cold water. Cetaphil lotion helped
Works well for breakouts
Oct 13, 2010 by S. Edwards
This peel works well for active breakouts. You can see it working immediately and within 24 hours my breakouts had shrunk tremendously.
Beware, August 25, 2010 By Kara
I'm pretty well versed in skin care, and have average skin. I had some mild discolorations from sun exposure and some mild pimples so I decided to give this a whirl having loved the effects of a mild peal at a spa some time ago. I should note I'm only 28 with medium skin tone. Em.. disaster. I rolled applicator tip across my forehead, which gets a lot of sun exposure, and onto one spot on my chin where the pimple had been.I am now left with a scar-- basically wherever I rolled 200 peel the skin has become very dark and hyper-pigmented, and it's not a "scar" or "scab" i can hope to have come off..rather it's the actual pigmentation of the skin. After initially applying the product i had very little flaking, skin became rather light, then pink like i had suffered frost bite, and then this. I've been trying to cope with the darkness which is not getting any better for THREE WEEKS now. it's a nightmare. Impossible to cover, non of my expensive alpha hydroxy, glycolic, or even pure vitamin e creams have made any difference.
won't use again
Aug 18, 2010 by P.M. "Jesus saved me!!"
I used this product once and since I have ethnic medium pigmentd skin it left dark patches on my face. I will not use this product again!!!
I have used this product for 5 months now. I used to go to the dermatologist for the facial peels. Due to financial reasons, I had to stop. I found this product on-line and love it. I have excessive oil production on my face due to genetics and due to medication. My pores are large and I had frequent breakouts. I'm a redhead. Reds either have gorgeous skin or the totally opposite. I try to follow the directions, but I've found that I need to leave the product on my skin longer than recommended. It helps to dry my skin, peeling is minimal and any outbreaks are dried up within 12 hours. As with the product used at my dermatologist's office, this will burn for a few minutes. I use a fan to help cool my skin. This is a serious product - not for the new to peels user or someone who expects a day at the spa feel.
very good for oily skin
Jul 09, 2010 by B. Hartford
I have been using this peel for a couple of months now and REALLY love it! I have tried the Glycolic and Lactic acids previously but this is by far stronger and gives me far quicker and definitive results. I am almost 49 and still have very oily skin (little acne though) - I think this product is far better for us oily-skinned folks who really battle with clogged pores and excessive oil especially in the warmer months. The stinging on my forehead is quite intense, but I have not suffered any ill effects because of it. A few minutes is more than enough for me and I can see immediate results - I highly recommend this product for those with very oily skin and also any accompanying lines and soft wrinkles.
Jul 04, 2010 by T. Nakashima
I've been using this product for a few months now and the key for me was leaving it on longer. I read on a dermatological treatment center's website that their chemical peel treatments were done in 30 minute sessions, once a week. I've been leaving the peel on for half an hour and then gently exfoliating my face with very warm water. I've noticed a significant improvement in the bumpiness on my forehead and my skin hasn't been as oily. I might give it more stars, but I've had only three, thirty minute sessions, and I don't know how much improvement I have yet to see.
Jun 27, 2010 by Mariah C Porter
I have only used this product once so I have not seen much change. It did leave my skin soft and smooth after one use and did not make me peel.
progress after a week
Can see progress after using for a week. Works slowly, so be patient. Keep blow dryer in ready mode, set on cool to help with the stinging. Use alcohol to remove makeup and oil, and use a good moisturizer.
I read the reviews for this product and ordered it hoping for an improvement in my chronic mild- moderate acne with occasional cysts. I also have non-oily, sensitive skin which hyperpigments as soon as a comedone pops up. i have olive skin tone. I tried
I used this product only once and I had to wash it off 30 seconds after I put in on because it stung so much. It took about a week for my skin to finish peeling and i now have hyperpigmentation on a couple of places on my face. My skin looked way better
Using at home peel products
Using this to stop acne and oil. I did 8 treatments with 50% glycolic peel and now am using this product next. Doing ten peels over a course of 10 weeks. I immediately break out after I use this and then have a little peeling the next day or two. Over all, my skin looks much better. I have a lot of sun, smoking, and acne damage to my skin. I have used this for about 3 weeks and I do notice a difference in my skin. If I had researched chemical peels a little better I would have started with this peel treatment first and then went on to the glycolic peel as this peel breaks through the oil and would have made the glycolic peel work a little better.
not that impressed
May 10, 2010 by suburban girl
this product stung like crazy but i kept it on for 10 minutes straight anyway. the results were so so for me. i like the other salicylic acid better.
I tried this peel as an alternative to the Salicylic 20 which I find too drying. Even though it is a much stronger peel, I found it more comfortable both during and after application.Unfortunately, I also had one or two deep cysts emerge both times I tr
Apr 29, 2010 by Janey Wilcox
Chemical peels are better left to the professionals. I had a few hormonal zits on my chin caused from weening of birth control so I decided to try the roll on treatment in a couple spots only. This is gross, but I had popped a couple of the zits a couple days prior. On those zits, this gel basically created an enormous scar that I had to spend a 1/2 hour every morning trying to cover up in vain with concealer. The awful scar lasted a week and a half and it kept peeling. God that was awful, especially since I'm in sales! I felt like a leaper.So why did I give this product 3 stars? Well, on the zits that I hadn't popped, the product worked great. I rolled it on the pimple and it got really red which lasted for a couple days. Then it dried it out like crazy. Until all that was left was a little scab that came off in the shower.So the moral of the story is do not use this product on broken skin and I would only use it on the areas you need it because it is extremely powerful and it will dry up your whole face. I will use it again because overall my acne has improved, but I will use it only when I have a few days off work!
Apr 22, 2010 by Elizabeth Wong
I am 20 years old and have had stubborn acne since I was in middle school. I tend to have oil-prone skin around my forehead, nose and cheeks. My forehead and nose tend to stay clear most of the time (although my nose does have little blackheads, but nothing that I distress much about). What I distress most about are the acne and post-acne scars and pigmentation (what I have are red to brown spots) on my cheeks and temples. I have tried using Pro-Active, Vitamin E creams, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree oil, home remedies such as: oatmeal+cinnamon+honey, lemon juice...but nothing seemed to make my acne or scars disappear.Today was my first day using the Peel. Within the first few seconds of applying the peel on I felt the stinging/burning sensation that people have been talking about. I left the peel on for about 1.5 minutes and washed it off with lots and lots of cold water. Even during washing the peel off with cold water I still felt the stinging, but after immediately applying a moisturizer (I'm using Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer with SPF 30) my skin felt normal with a little bit of redness around my cheeks.Within 30 minutes after using the product I saw immediate shrinkage in the size of my 3 huge pimples on my cheeks and my skin seems to be more smooth. I also have a smaller pimple on my other cheek and that seemed to have almost shrunk completely.I will post an update after my second trial.2nd Update:The second application of the Peel did not sting as much as the first time, but nevertheless still stung a little bit. It has been about 15 minutes after washing off the Peel and the huge whitehead I had on my cheek has completely dried out and shrunk in size. My face isn't nearly as red after washing off the product the second time around. Applying the moisturizer really soothes the skin afterwards.