Glycolic Acid 35% Peel


4.32 out of 5
Glycolic’s small molecule slips between the epidermis and stimulates collagen growth beneath the skin to minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
SKU: G35 Category:
Glycolic/35 is one of our most popular peels. It is a professional strength peel that is safe to use at home with generally no downtime! Glycolic acid generally causes little or no visible peeling, so it can be used without worrying about going out in public.

Glycolic Acid: The Workhorse of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Glycolic Acid is a superficial peeling agent that is made from sugar cane. It is often considered the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHA). With repetitive and continuous use, improvement to skin tone and texture occurs. Once inside the skin’s cell, glycolic acid will serve as a catalyst for the formation of new collagen which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin’s surface. It’s small molecule allows it to slip beneath the epidermis to reach the collagen fibers below and results in 15%-25% thickening over 12 weeks. Glycolic acid has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis, acne, and oily skin, as well as other cosmetic uses.

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At-Home Peels, the Skin Cleansing Wave of the Future

Our peels provide you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of professional results at home, for a fraction of the cost. The 30ml and 100ml bottles are best for full facial applications. For specific areas, or spot treatments, we recommend the Glycolic 35 Roll-On.

Proven Effective

Clinical research and patient treatments clearly prove that AHAs are effective in helping to keep the skin clear and healthier. The research also confirmed that the majority of AHAs have larger molecular structures that do not penetrate the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) without high concentrations and lower pH levels. Glycolic Acid is the most adaptable and beneficial AHA. Its tiny molecular structure allows it to penetrate the epidermis to accelerate the body’s exfoliation process. It “loosens” the glue that bonds the cells together, allowing thickened and dead cells to “disappear.” The end result is smoother skin with better coloration, tone and texture. You will see improvements in cell renewal, firmness, texture, reduction of fine lines and increased moisture levels.

A Safe, Controlled Peel 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.

Weight .1 oz
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 in

30ml, 100ml, Roll-on

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Fantastic Product!!!
Jun 22, 2012 by Lizard1128

I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I'm 26 years old. I grew up doing a lot of sports in junior high and high school. I never had problems with acne as a teenager, but over the past 2 or 3 years I've had breakouts across the top of my back and my face. I've spent a good chunk of change with a couple of different dermatology offices, and they've given me stuff that hasn't worked well: some burned, some dried out my skin BADLY, some made my oily spots worse than they were before I used the product. Some of the stuff was outrageously expensive, and one doctor even recommended Accutane (several of my friends have said they've had bad experiences with it and it can have severe side effects in some people.) I tried Proactive and the Clean and Clear and Clearasil products, but they didn't work for me and over-dried my skin as well. Chemical peels have helped my skin problems, but it costs a lot of money to get it done in a dermatology clinic or at a spa. When I found this on Amazon, I figured I'd give it a shot. I was definitely surprised (and pleased) with the results. After using it twice a week for a month, almost ALL of my problem areas cleared up. I usually use the Dickinson's witch hazel toner before I apply it (it's cheap on Amazon, or it can be purchased at Duane Reade and Walgreens.) I use a small fan brush for the application, and after I wash it off I use Cetaphil moisturizer. I am allergic to a lot of skin products, so the Cetaphil just works better on my skin because it is free of a lot of the chemicals used in other brands. I will definitely purchase this again if I have more breakouts. My fiancee also has occasional acne issues, and I've had him use this a couple of times. Seems to work pretty well for him too. Hope the review was helpful.

This is good for the price!!
Jun 21, 2012 by D. Newland

went to dermatologist 3 times at $125 a pop. No difference. Got this, Done it about 3-4 time, noticeble with pores. I don't have acne so cant say, I do it old, try to get rid of wrinkles.

Very nice exfoliation for sensitive skin
Jun 21, 2012 by A. Bogomolov

I must admit, I was a bit nervous using this product on my sensitive skin in the summer, but it worked great. My major concerns: I have very sensitive skin, and also I have some clogged pores.I used a fan brush (sold separately) to apply the product. The peel worked very well to clean up my pores. They became smaller and clean in 1 application.

Miracles do happen...
Jun 21, 2012 by C. Dai

I had given up on my face long time ago. My face was a desaster zoon since my teenager years. I had cluster of acne scars along my cheek bones, deep scars on my temples which looked like someone cut me with a knife. Under my chin, the skin looked like a beehive... I tried not to look at my face in the mirror. I went through the torture and agony. I gave up.I already turned 40 but acnes still won't leave my back and face. I stumbled over this video on YouTube when I was searching "acne scars." This Asian girl talked about glycolic acid peel. I was curious but highly skyptical -- what she described was too much like the miracl"e I dreamed of when I was a teenger. I decided to try it anyway.I had high expectations. I was afraid I would be disappointed, again, like I had been so many times before.But, a miracle did happen.I started using this acid last Friday. My face was on fire after just 2 minutes. I quicly washed it off, and surely, I had redness on my face. BUT!! I also saw many scars on my cheeks were actually much smaller. I thought I was imagining things, you know it happens when people want something very badly. But it was not ma imagination. Since last Friday, I used this acid twice to spot-treat the most serious scars. At night, I also wiped my face with "Origins Brighter By Nature" pads before bed.( the pads contain glycolic acid of 30%, but much milder and do not burn my face.) This combination worked. Today is the 6th day. The scars on my right cheek are completely GONE. You have to look closely to see any traces. On my left cheek, only two big scars remain. They have become much shallower and brighter. The bottom of the deep scars rose up and became almost even with the surrounding surface. The deep scars on my temples turned out to be more stuborn, but even they have become shallower. It has been just 6 days. I can hardly believe I will have a chance to see my face without scars again.I want to say "thank you" to Skin Lab. Only people who have suffured from severe acne scars understand what a miracle you have created. This product removes not only the scars on our faces.

So far, Disappointing
Jun 18, 2012 by dwhite619

Bought this product to peel the sun-damaged skin on my lower arms. Reading reviews, thought this would be strong enough. I've never had a glycolic peel before, so I didn't know how I'd react. Did a test patch for one minute the first day....nothing. Put it on my arms the second day for 1-minute and washed off.....nothing. Decided to do the maximum time of 8 minutes after a couple of days.....nothing. Last night, I put it on for 20 minutes, and washed off with water....I'm sorry to say, nothing again. Will keep doing it to see if I ever get results, but so far, it's no stronger than kitten tongues licking my skin!If you're worried about it being too strong, don't. If you're looking for a strong peel, this isn't it.I am very curious if this stuff is regulated at all....what I mean by that is, is there any consistency in the percentage of Glycolic Acid? Might some people get a mixture stronger than 35%, and maybe the percentage I got was very watered down? I'm just wondering if that accounts for the inconsistent peel results in the reviews.

Jun 15, 2012 by K. Coney (San Martin, CA)

I paid for gylcolic peels, as goes the economy so do I! I purchased this and it has been great. Be sure to follow directions, recommend applying protective gel/vaseline under eyes and nose so you do not irritate skin and cause inflammation. I apply with a

Glycolic is great, but this stuff is AWFUL!
Jun 11, 2012 by Ms. Rea

Anyone who knows me knows I'm an advocate for glycolic acid. I intentionally look for products with it listed as a main ingredient. I also love getting glycolic acid peels (professionally and at-home treatments). I have sensitive skin. But, glycolic acid is one of the few ingredients I can put on my skin without mutating into a monster. That is, until I used this product. This product caused horrific bumps and hives all over my face. At first, I wasn't sure what caused it because I NEVER break out from glycolic acid. So, of course, I stopped using everything and detoxed for a week. I tried this glycolic acid peel again and then BAM! Gross hives and reddish acne all over my face and neck, which then spread to my arms, back, and chest. I was livid! I have that vile and despicable bottle of acid sitting in the bathroom cabinet now, unsure of how to dispose of this toxic substance without getting the EPA involved. To be fair, and as I mentioned before, I have sensitive skin. So this just isn't right for me. My recommendations for some good alternative cheapies with glycolic acid are Proactiv's revitalizing toner, Neutrogena's pore defining toner, and Reviva's 10% glycolic acid cream. Other than that, I buy take-home treatments from spas or let the esthetician do his or her job.

Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel 30ml (Professional)
Jun 07, 2012 by Catherine

The item came on-time. I have used the Gel Peel twice. The 1st time I had minimal stinging at 5 minutes. The 2nd time little to none at 8 minutes. I had very little peeling around my nose area and that was it. My skin does glow and I'm thinking that I should get a higher strength because I'm not experiencing what other's say should happen with a Chemical Peel... But I'm at odds cause my skin glows and is very soft... I don't know...

Jun 02, 2012 by M. Lane (Los Angeles, CA)

I love to play facialist and give this peel to loved ones when they come over. I wouldn't be surprised if a dozen people have bought this peel from just coming over to my home. I also put it on my hands (because I overwash them and they get old lady dry).

Jun 02, 2012 by J. Latzer (Dillsburg, PA)

I am 45 years old with fair skin. I have never been one to purposely get a tan, but I have had a few sunburns. Wow, this product is amazing. Left it on for barely 2 minutes. The next morning I could definately see a difference. Smaller pores, firmer skin,

Great at-home peel
Jun 01, 2012 by D. Venneri

I decided on this product, as the price was more in line with my budget. Pleasantly surprised with the results. It does fine in the interim if you go to a plastic surgeon for an in-office peel.

at home peel
May 22, 2012 by <3sour.patch.kid<3

I have been using glycolic products since my early 20s (i'm now headed to 30). This stuff is potent and gets the job done. I have normal/combination skin with some breakouts every now and then, and some issues with blackheads and large pores. This peel really helps with these issues! Keep in mind if you've never used a peel before, you'll want to start with a milder percentage so you don't burn your skin..but this stuff is awesome.

not strong enough
May 20, 2012 by cacolors

I've never used anything like this before.I have sensitive skin so I bought the lowest strength.It didn't do much...didn't really notice anything different with my skin.Wish I had bought a stronger product.

May 14, 2012 by R. Tittsworth (Naperville, IN)

Great! This is my second time purchasing the product from this seller and it arrived exactly as advertised. The product works, just follow directions, because I left the product on too long on my face and ended up with a hyper-pigmented, discoloration on

Yep - it's totally awesome!
May 11, 2012 by buckeye_state

It's true - less blackheads, scar healing, and better skin at a very affordable price. This stuff is just awesome - just use some Malderma with spf30 to protect your tender little face!!

love it
Apr 30, 2012 by Cindy "Cincity57"

I really like the peel. This was so gentle I didnt need a neutralizer. I just used water. I will buy another bottle once this one runs out,Great stuff.

Fanatstic Product
Apr 28, 2012 by ducki00802

Have been a professional in the field and this products works as well as any thing i purchased from the suppy houses. Just follow the instructions.

Apr 28, 2012 by Mi

It works it really does but the shipping takes forever My skin cleared up and it leaves ur skin baby butt soft and cleared up my acne

Apr 27, 2012 by Ariana

So, this is a bit premature but here goes anyway.I have been suffering with acne for about 2 years now. When I turned 22 my skin decided to go bonkers, and I began breaking out. And not you're typical pimple, no these were the ones that came in cluseters and stayed red for at least a month.That being said, I have tried TONS of creams, lotions, toners, soaps, treatments, etc. and NOTHING has worked. So I'm a bit on the desperate side. After months of debating whether to try this and risk burning my face off, I finally decided that I couldnt bare to look at my acne riddled face anymore, and bought a bottle. I just recieved the product yesterday. and of course I read through the instructions and tried it.I was able to leave it on for about 4 and a half minutes before it began tingling strongly and I washed it off. I didn't really see much of a difference right afterward, but I put on my face cream and feel asleep a couple of hours later. When I woke up the next morning I almost cried. The redness was significanly reduced, my pores were smaller, I had less blackheads, and my pimples decreased in size. Now I am still wearing makeup, because my face is no where near as clear as it can be, or that I want it to be. But I will continue to use this and see how good it can get.Please be aware though, that I bought this specific peel because I knew how it would react on my skin. My dermatologist has used it before and I never reacted badly to it, I also know that Sacylic acid and benoxide periode burn my skin. So make sure to do your research before you buy it.

Surprised and excited to disappointed and painful :(
Apr 26, 2012 by The Shopping Penguin

Received a free sample of the product with an order I placed. I was excited - who doesn't like free?! I did a test run on my arm on Saturday like the guide states - I had no reaction. Tried the peel on Wednesday: After first minute, tingling / burning sensation. Scared me, so I rinsed repeatedly with cool water and per the guide, I applied the neutralizer, and still experienced the burning sensation. Ended up with white bumps all over my face which I'm assuming was the skin coming off my flesh. Following morning, still had red patches all over my face. Felt like a really bad sun burn. By evening, redness turned into scabbing. Pretty sure I have a chemical burn, waiting to hear back from the doc. I'm sure others have had brilliant results, but if you have sensitive skin be very careful when using this product. Maybe try for less than a minute unlike what the guide states.

Apr 24, 2012 by amanda

Not much different than when i use my 10 percent glycolic acid face wash daily. It didn't burn, and i left it on for the whole eight minutes. The most noticeable reaction was that my face itched severely after i applied, maybe i should have bought the 5

I can't believe I've been had.
Apr 23, 2012 by W. Colon "lightningcount"

I am 100% certain that all of the high reviews given here ARE FROM EMPLOYEES! I wore it for almost a hour and nothing, and I have sensitive skin. And I'm pretty sure that that these employees will continue giving high rating and reviews to push all of the real comments down and hide them.SKIP THIS PRODUCT!

Apr 20, 2012 by J. Alvarado (Chicago, IL)

when I read the good comments about this product, I didn't believe, but is true with professional result. I have been used for 3 weeks and my face is oily less, shiny less and the best my spot are less visible.??

Amazing Skin Rejuvenator
Apr 16, 2012 by West Coast "Lynne"

I have blue eyes, fair skin and slightly over 50. I love the Gel Peel - use it 2 or 3 times a week - it leaves my skin gently exfoliated, refreshingly soft and smooth and better able to accept hydrator products and anti-agecremes. Highly recommend.

It didn't work and caused skin damage
Apr 13, 2012 by amazon die hard fan

I am very disappointed to report that this product didn't work on correcting my hyper pigmentation at all. It caused considerable skin damage only after 3 applications. I followed the instructions step by step and didn't exceed the time limit. I didn't experience any burning sensations on my face and left it on for 8 minutes each time.My face turned rough and dried up while the hyper pigmentation left intact.My friend recommended me to try an all nature product Clay Enzymatic Beauty Mask-- Instant Natural Facelift For Firmer, Smoother and Younger-Looking Skin FREE SHIPPING which helped me to heal from the chemical peel damage. I am glad I found an alternative to this harsh non-working chemical peel.My face now is smoother and the freckles are fading.

Helps keratosis pilaris (red bumps on upper arms)
Apr 13, 2012 by Katherine Lacy

I have never had much of a problem with acne and such on my face, but I have always had those little red bumps on the backs of my upper arms. I discovered recently that those bumps are keratosis pilaris, a minor genetic skin problem where excess keratin plugs hair follicles. I was a little embarrassed by it, and though I originally got this glycolic acid as a facial exfoliator, I began to use it on my arms. It is incredibly helpful (along with a LIGHT moisturizer afterwards--I use jojoba oil). There are no longer red bumps on the back of my upper arms, just a smattering of pale pink spots. I am much less self-conscious in tank tops now.

Worth trying
Apr 07, 2012 by kek2828

When I got this in the mail I couldn't wait to use it. It stung like crap, but I kept it on for 1 minute and rinsed it off. That day I didn't wear makeup (the directions say to try to avoid it) and a few hours later noticed my skin tone looked more even and looked better without makeup. I've been applying this peel every other day, increasing the time I leave it on my face, then applying Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure 2 oz. afterwards. I feel like I get better results WITHOUT using the hyaluronic serum, so I'll probably go back to using the peel by itself. Don't get me wrong, the serum works great, just not in combination with the peel. I plan to use this bottle up then try the 50% peel.I've tried everything on my face, and this honestly the 1st product I've tried that was actually WORTH trying. At least give it a shot. I'm sure the results vary from person to person, but you never know until you try.

Good for blackheads and general skin brightening. Not so much for fine lines
Apr 05, 2012 by Traveler

I've used this product about 8-9 times in the last couple of months. I've found that it helps my blackheads come out easier and not be as prominent. I've also noticed improvements in dull parts of my face-- my face seems "brighter" and clearer though I still get little zits from time to time. I didn't really notice it drying up a couple of zits when I used this to spot treat. There hasn't been any change in my fine lines which is a bummer, but for less than twenty bucks, I'd probably get it as a gift for someone else who hasn't done chemical peels. I won't be buying a second bottle for awhile (for one thing, this bottle lasts quite awhile despite using it on my face, a friend's face, and a few body parts a couple of times.) I'm actually planning on trying a stronger peel, but I could potentially see getting this peel again later on when I was done with more heavy duty peels.

Glycolic Peel
Apr 04, 2012 by Barbara L. Heck

It is hard to believe some of the reviews. This product did not do anything for my skin, even using it 3 times a week. Would not purchase again.

great product
Mar 31, 2012 by tri

After considering a peel from my dermatologist I read the reviews here. I have used the peel 35% just 3 times and can see a big difference. The few sunspots I had are diminished and my skin at 58 is almost perfect clear. I never had a peel in past and this product is sensitive skin friendly no problems at all. Started at one minute and now up to 3 minutes. Love it!

Glycolic Acid Gel Peel 35%
Mar 31, 2012 by Amazon purchases

Improved the overall texture of my skin/face. Excellent product. Thoroughly satisfied. I rotate weekly between this and salycilic. Very good results.

Mar 31, 2012 by Jen

Being in the esthetic industry for several years, I can say that this product is equal in quality to the professional products I use on my clients. After using the 35% peel the first time, my pores were visibly smaller and my skin was much smoother. I'm

I got it yesterday
Mar 29, 2012 by Steff

I got it yesterday and I couldn't wait to use it cause I read so many review saying it was awesome, First of all I break out quite a lot, lately I've been breaking out by my cheeks :( I'm 17 years old so I know its the age but I tend to pop my pimple I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. I have normal skin and weird lol in the morning is dry but at the end of the day is kinda oily .. I used it last night for the first time, i left it on for like four minutes, it tingled a little bit, when I washed my face my face was super soft and bright, I still have my ugly dark spots from my pimples but I know they werent going to go away with the first application, so I'm gonna use it once a week cause seems like my skin can handle it cause last night when i used it, it didnt feel like it was burning my skin neither I got redness, I have fair skinned color. I have some freckles. hopefuully they don't go away cause I like them :) I guess I'll write in a month to let you guys know how my skin is doing.

Great with no down time
Mar 29, 2012 by Georgia

Initially this had me leary as I was concerned with putting ACID on my face, but if you follow the instructions to the "T", it yields amazing results with NO down time whatsoever. I must stress and repeat, you need to follow the instructions to the "T". Great product and have already introduced to many others.

Excellent Product!
Mar 28, 2012 by bliss1121

Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel, 30ml (Professional)Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel, 30ml (Professional)I am a 47 year old woman. I have used this product twice as directed. I have to say this product has made a major improvement in my skin, I got compliments on how good my skin looked after the second application. I intend on using Glycolic Acid 35% for the rest of my life lol :D . I am looking forward to the next application, It's exciting to see the transformation to a radiant face, results can be noticed just days after use. The first application I did 3 minutes, it did not burn at all. The second application I did 4 minutes, it tingled slightly. I did not have any negative affect from this product at all. I did do the skin test on my arm 72 hours prior to use as directed. I apply on a Friday night so I don't have to wear any makeup the day after using this product. I have to say I was hesitant on buying this product. I was reading reviews days before my purchase, I am very happy with Glycolic 35% I will never be without it. I have to say Thank you to the seller for selling such a great product! Shipping and packaging are excellent too! Fast and inexpensive. March 30th 2012, I have to add I just did my third treatment and noticed my tattoo eyebrows are now almost gone :) bonus! didn't expect that, if you love your tattoo be careful with this product.

Mar 21, 2012 by A. Anderson "Boysx3"

I saw all of the great reviews for this product. Frankly, I was skeptical. I received it yesterday and used it for the first time last night. This morning I looked in the mirror and saw my red post acne marks 50% gone. Fabulous!! Can't wait to see what a second treatment will do!!

It's working great!
Mar 19, 2012 by JimmyO

I'm a 45 year old male who works out and is in great shape. I didn't look my age to start, but have noticed wrinkles starting to appear on my face and probably sun damage, although I have used strong sunblock for many years.I've been using this product for about 6 weeks now and my face is incredibly smooth! Wrinkles have decreased or disappeared, other than one deep wrinkle in my forehead (might need to botox that thing!) I use an exfoliant on my face between applications of the peel. I use the peel twice per week, about 8 minutes each time. I've had no burning - maybe a little redness right after use, but it's gone by morning. A few years ago I tried the Obaji treatment from a dermatologist and it cost something like $300 and left me looking like I had a flaky sunburn. The end result seemed no better than what I'm getting from this $18 product and I don't look sunburned. I highly recommend this product and may try the 50% after this. It sounds like from the reviews that you leave the 50% on for less time though.

A Waste of Money
Mar 16, 2012 by S. C. Reynolds

I am 41 years old and have fair and oily skin. Lately, my skin has been looking tired and dull. I don't have freckles but I do have issue with a little bit of redness to my skin.I heard you can buy glycolic peel ingredients yourself here on Amazon. Since I'd had a professional peel, I knew the procedure, so I gave it a try. I ordered this Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel, 30ml (Professional) from Skin Laboratories. I decided to start with this low strength, even though I had already had one peel. I followed the directions: cleaned my face and then again with alcohol. I put on the product and nothing happened. No tingle, no burn, no frosting. Left it on for 8 minutes. Nothing. Nothing at all, not even days later. My skin looked no different and there was no peeling as I had experienced with the professional peel. I tried again 5 days later. Nothing again. Since I'd had the professional peel, I knew this was not what I was hoping for. Time to switch...don't waste your money.I then bought this 25% TCA chemical peel product 25% TCA Chemical Peel for Home Use. Our Strongest Peel! 1 fl oz (30 ml) This was much much better. See my review on that product's page.

worth it
Mar 13, 2012 by deserthot

Like the results. I don't leave it on more than three minutes. I use the neutralizer after. Smooth skin and use at least 3 days a week.

Encouraging experimental results
Mar 08, 2012 by Wendy Wiley

I have never had a professional peel, but I had already ordered the product before I read the reviews recommending this; after reading some of the issues, I lost my nerve to try it on my face first. I figured I would try it out on just one of my hands, for the initial 6 weeks (in increments of one additional minute each week, starting at 1 minute as per the directions).I have to say, I was skeptical going in, but now that the first 6 weeks is over, I plan to play catch-up and do the other hand, and will also use this on my face (starting at the 1 minute the first week, then moving upward from there). The results weren't dramatic, but they were definitely noticeable on my 40-year-old/European-descent skin. The left hand (which was the test hand) has a slight, healthy-looking sheen to it that the right hand (control hand) does not have. This was evident starting on week 3 and pretty much is that way all the time, not just on the day after the peel. Incidentally, I used a fan brush to apply, as recommended by other users.In addition to the sheen, or maybe as a result of it, the little fine wrinkles on the back of my hand are no longer as noticeable on the left as on the right. Over all, I think this is a good start, and I might eventually graduate to a higher percentage, but I'm happy with just minor improvements at this time, and I can see where this would be beneficial for those very small wrinkles on my cheeks that have begun stalking me in the last couple of years.I never had any of the sloughing issues that people had, but I did apply it once on a small scratch that was on my hand at that time, and I will be sure not to repeat that exercise in pain again. Definitely stay away from broken skin!Over all, if you are concerned about how well this will work and/or if you will see any bad skin issues from it, trying it on the back of one of your hands, though time-consuming since it takes 6 weeks to build up to full use, might be a good way to see if it's for you or not. It definitely worked for me, and I would (and will) buy this product again.On a final note, I used a deactivator that I also purchased at the same time (5 Minute Cooling Gel - Neutralizer skin pH balancer after peel - with Japanese Green Tea & Aloe - (Larger Size) 2oz Free Shipping!), and it also seems to work well.

Mar 07, 2012 by nathan

The item came as expected, however the item itself is a bit disappointing. Lots of people claim that it works well and all, but it doesn't seem to work really. I haven't notice any difference at all and have been using it for 3 weeks now. I have also made sure to read all the instructions and used it correctly (the instructions are very simple and clear).

not sure??
Mar 05, 2012 by bibi

bought this product based on the raving reviews. i've used it 2 times and haven't seen a noticeable difference in my skin. my skin feels tighter after washing the product off, but that lasted for a couple hours. will continue to use weekly to see if it might get better. I give it three stars for the uncertainty.

Brightens my Complexion
Mar 01, 2012 by Prodreviewer

As itchy as this peel makes my face feel, I can't deny that it really does smooth and brighten my skin. As many products as I use, it still adds alot to my skin care regimen. I take very good care of my skin and my usual routine includes cleansing with a clarisonic brush sudsed up with philosophy purity. I then moisturize with a large dab of St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer, 10 Ounce to which I've added three or four drops of Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100% Pure 2 oz. which I just mix up quickly with my finger in the palm of my hand. I then use a couple drops of the pure HA serum on trouble spots (corners of eyes and mouth). With all of this I can still see an improvement after I use the GA peel. I use it every two weeks as recommended and am gradually building up to leaving it on for 8 minutes. I do chores while I wait to rinse in order to keep my mind off the itching BUT I check a mirror every couple minutes to make sure I'm not getting any red spots on my face. People often try to find out how old I am, especially after they find out my daughter is grown and out of the house. I really feel confident my skin looks its best without resorting to fillers of any kind.

I don't understand. .
Feb 27, 2012 by Crystal Wilson

I guess the saying different strokes for different folks is true because as I read some of bad reviews I was really amazed. I'm a 49 year old African American woman and I've always taken good care of my skin, but as I've gotten older, I have a couple dark spots, large pores, blackheads on my nose. So I started out using the Salicylic Peel. Now this peel is really for acne/blackheads. . but it worked wonders on everything-- pores, blackheads, and even faded the couple dark spots. After my peels, my skin looks absolutely radiant. In fact everyone at my office would gasp and say "Oh my, what are you using on your skin???" I always tell people what I use and recommend it. So recently I read more information about the Glycolic Peel (35%) and decided that would probably better suit my needs, so purchased it and have been using it for two weeks now. . I don't have any wrinkles to speak of (I use sunscreen) but the slight ones I have, gone. The dark marks you can barely see now, and my skin looks like a baby's bottom. . smooth and young. I usually follow my peels with Argan Oil. .but the results I get from these peels are amazing. .I'm actually saddened that others don't share my enthusiasm about this product

Products that DO NOT WORK
Feb 24, 2012 by Isabet

This is definately one of those. My sister and I both tried this product, without any results whatsoever. Zero peel results. Water does just as well. Dont waste you're money.

I hate this product!!!!!!!!!
Feb 24, 2012 by netsananton

Yes, I do! I've been using it for dour weeks, once a week, following directions all throughout, NO RESULT! ONLY thing I'm getting is BURN sensation, I cannot give it another week, since my skin is getting worse. ROUGH, and UGLIER with this product. I would not ever recommend this.

Love this Gel
Feb 22, 2012 by ButterBee

I have used the glycolic acid peels in liquid form before and it works great...but I really like the gel. It is easier to control and put a uniform coating on the skin (buy a fan artist brush from a craft shop for applying as it works better than anything).If you are new to peels please read up and give them a chance before walking away.I am in my 40's and have had issues with acne all of my life. The peels have helped clear up my skin, removed some of the acne scars, sun spots and reduced the size of my pores. My skin looks clearer and better than it ever has, and I have gotten a lot of compliments from people on how nice my skin looks.However, this comes with a WARNING. If you have acne, your acne may get worse using this before it gets better...this is just part of the process (as I said read up on peels - makemeheal message boards are a great place).You will also experience mild flaking (tiny flakes - like you may get after exposure to cold and wind)...little dry flakies...but it depends on how sensitive you are...this concentration doesn't even phase my mom's skin so she uses something stronger.As I read it, and experienced first hand, the acne and flakies are referred to as the "uglies" phase. If you stick with it you will be rewarded with clearer skin in week or two...definitly worth it!!!

Feb 22, 2012 by ashleef09

This stuff is great. I never had a problem with acne in my life, until after I had my first child. After that, I couldn't get it to go away. I have a problem with picking at scabs left behind from zits and stuff, leaving little red marks on my face, that don't go away. Well, this stuff is doing a great job. It has cleared up my acne. And!! It is making those little red spots slowly go away! Yay! My confidence is coming back. I leave this on for the full 8 minutes. f i leave it on any less, it doesn't seem to help. And it works GREAT for spot treatment as well. The zits are gone the next day!!

It's OK
Feb 13, 2012 by Anuday "Jacque"

I purchased this product almost a year ago. When I first received it I used once a week for about 7 weeks, then once a month after that. There is a stinging where you can tell it's working, but it wasn't as bad as some other peels I've used. I kept it on between 3-4 min. It made my pores smaller, but didn't do anything for by acne scars which was what I purchased it for. It's ok, but I've moved on to the 206+ Peel by the same company. Hoping for some better results this time.

Feb 11, 2012 by C. Correa (Phelan, CA)

great product. I'm 53 fair color skin. Use every day 2nd month now skin is so soft and clean. I do have slight sting as stated but it goes away quickly. sometimes i don't even need face cream as I've forgotten many times. No problems.??

4.2 5.0 564 564 I was nervous about doing chemical peels at home, as I have no experience with this kind of stuff. I decided to research thoroughly and this was the first chemical peel product tha Glycolic Acid 35% Peel