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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not strong enough.
Oct 19, 2011 by Don

Based on reviews, I didn't want to go too strong.This is way too weak for me. I can barely feel it. My face feels a little smoother after words, but its not strong enough to get rid of any scarring,Im going to try the Glycolic Acid 70%

Glycolic 35% gel/peel scam
Oct 19, 2011 by Not to be duped.

This product is labeled Skin Laboratory 35% glycolic Gel Peel. SAVE YOUR MONEY FOLKS YOU ARE BEING CONNED. Inform yourselves, search for glycolic acid advantages and disadvantages on Google.You will see had this product contained any glycolic acid, especially 35% my face would have been terribly burned, as I left this phony product on my face ALL NIGHT.

Oct 19, 2011 by M. Hayda (Wappingers Falls, NY)

I just got the package last night and used the gel this morning. I followed the directions and allowed it to stay on my face for 8 minutes. It tingled, but did not sting. My face feels smooth and looks fresh :)??

Good product
Oct 18, 2011 by T. Brannen "TLB333"

This is a great product, but I bought the neutralizer from Cellbone and I got a free 1oz sample of the peel from them and have just had a great experience with my orders from them. I think I'll be buying from Cellbone from now on, but this product has been great, as well.

A waste of time and money
Oct 18, 2011 by C. conyers

Im not even sure what is in this bottle but whatever it is it hasnt produced even the slightest amount of difference.Ive left it on for ten minutes and barely felt a tingle so I really have to question the validity of the ingredients.Ive tried varying the amount I put on and the time Ive left it on my skin but have not noticed any difference whatsoever.

Oct 18, 2011 by C. Foster (Valley Cottage, NY)

Great product. After one use (8 mins) I can see the fine lines I have on my forehead are lessened, which is pretty impressive. The skin on my face had a dull and slighty rough sort of appearance, and this has also gone after the first use. Very happy! Ful

My New Beauty Secret
Oct 17, 2011 by Reader 2319

A few months ago I had a laser hair removal appointment that got canceled at the last minute and to make it up to me they gave me a free facial, it was my very first one and she used a 10% glycolic acid on my face, left it on for a couple of minutes and it was like magic, I loved the way my skin looked and felt afterwards. I am way way too cheap to get regular facials so I started looking online to find glycolic acid so that maybe I could do it myself and I found this product. The first time I used it I only left it on for a couple of minutes and I burned my face in the area around my mouth. I also noticed that for the next week my skin was really really flaky and I used a lot of moisturizer and I used Nexxus botanoil on my face. A week later I tried it again being really careful to only leave it on for a couple of minutes and no burn but a lot of flaking. It's been a few months now and I have faithfully been using it about once a week. I can leave it on a lot longer now and it doesn't flake like it used to. The difference in my skin is unbelievable!! If you looked closely at my skin before you could see some black heads and clogged pores, those are completely gone now and my pores look like they are shrinking (I know that they are not because as far as i know you cannot shrink pores). I have had several close friends ask what I have been using on my skin because it looks so "dewey". I have had several people recently tell me that I have the most amazing skin and that it looks like porecelin. It's all due to the glycolic acid peels. I highly recommend it and I wish I would have know about it sooner. It's my new beauty secret. I am ordering the 70% because I have some lines on my forehead that I would like to go away. I will write a review for that in a few months and let you all know how that goes.Also want to mention that it also works great on acne. My 12 year old daughter is starting to struggle with some acne on her face and we have used different acne fighting products that haven't worked very well. I put the glycolic acid on the areas of her face where she has acne and it really helps clear it up, better than anything else we have tried.

Oct 11, 2011 by faith

I have combination skin and deal with acne in my t-zone, particularly around THAT time of the month. my first experience: stung a little upon initial application and then feels fine, washed off with lots of cold water and applied moisturizer (which I can never do without breaking out but I thought I'd be extra careful doing an acid peel).. face was a little red, but nothing terrible. I could have gone out after the fact and nobody would have been any wiser. I had a few pimples the next day but they went away within a day or two. I kept up with the applications and am now on my 10th. no more breakouts after application at all. my skintone is clearing up. if I get the rare pimple, it's gone within a day or two. pores are visibly smaller. skin texture is better too! I love this stuff. I'm 27 and am so glad that I finally found something that works! All I can say is to give it a solid chance, don't expect a miracle after one application but if you keep at it, you will be so glad:)

My old faithful
Oct 10, 2011 by taylor

I had this dark spots coming on my cheek and upper lip, Glycolic is the only thing helping it. I do recommend that you be careful, use it for about 3 minutes and increase as time goes, but no more than 5 minutes. wash face really good, and moisterized a lot. I'm 44 and you will never know that, I know for a fact that the Glycolic help tremendously.

Oct 10, 2011 by R. Greenberg (Dallas, TX)

Not only did it arrive quickly, this is one of the few skin csrebproducts which really makes a difference in my skin. I alternate this with the salicylic peel and my acne-prone aging skin has never looked better. Just take it slowly or you can burn yourse

Oct 09, 2011 by D. Platt (Sterling Heights, MI)

Fabulous product! I have very bumpy skin. 75-80% improvement in skin texture after 2 treatments with no redness or dryness. 1st treatment 4 min, 2nd one was 6 min. Will definitley order again and again!!!??

Be Careful!!
Oct 07, 2011 by Summertime Love

I tried this product today. I left it on for five minutes and it literally burned small holes through my skin! Some of them were even bleeding a little bit, and the rest of my face was red. Based on the reviews, I don't think I left it on for too long and I have normal to sensitive skin.Anyway, I'm not saying it's not a good product. Obviously it works for a lot of people. Just make sure you don't leave it on too long!! I wouldn't leave it on for more than a minute, two minutes max.

Glycolic Peel
Oct 05, 2011 by Grisel M. Padron

I liked the glow and smooth texture after using this product. My original intention was to lighten the sun damage spots and improve fine wrinkles. I don't have sensitive skin but tried this strength anyway, as recommended and I'm now hoping to step up to the next level (50%). There was mild stinging and I only used it once a week. Perhaps I could have used it more frequently. I did see a mild lightening of spots but rather than continue this strength, I'm opting for stepping up and try that on my non-sensitive skin.

Great for my skin
Oct 02, 2011 by ankakaro

I've been using various products for my skin over the years and ... this is one of the best products I've ever had. It helped to calm my skin and leaves it in better state as it was before. I would recommend this product to a friend.

Replaced my more expensive skincare
Oct 01, 2011 by Noelle

I bought this in June and my bottle is nearly gone. I started out with just 1 minute once a week and have increased to 8 minutes every couple of days. I have noticed my skin texture is better. My skin feel smoother and friends and family have noticed. I have large pores, and break out a lot. Using this peel has improved my break outs. When I notice that I am getting pimples I do the peel and it clears things up. I don't have perfect, flawless skin now by any means but I think this has helped my skin look and feel better. I am going to get another bottle. I used to use Jan Marini glycolic wash every day but I have totally replaced that with this peel that is cheaper and works better anyway. I apply with a brush and time it, then rinse it off. I have gotten a little skin sensitivity and a little peeling when I did it on days too close together, but not too bad. Compared to a professional peel I got from my doctor that was extremely painful for many days, made me peel like a snake, but made no difference in my skin, this product is a million times better. I had my sister do it and she likes it too. I am going to try their other stuff now because this one was so good.

Sep 29, 2011 by luciane

I've done many glycolic peel facials in the past; thousands of dollars later, my skin changed just a little. So I wasn't expecting any miracle from this glycolic peel. But to my surprise, buying it was the best decision ever!!! Maybe because using it once a week shows to be more effective than an once a month glycolic peel facial in a spa; or maybe because the products used in facial spas are not as strong; but what I can tell you is that my skin is glowing!!! I'm 35, have moderate acne and lots of black heads, freckles and acne/sun scars. Today I used this peel for the sixth time; and here's the update: almost no breakouts (since the first application), even skin texture, scars and freckles still there, but much lighter, smaller pores and almost no black heads.I will continue using it once a week for ten minutes (my skin is "cured" so I don't feel any burning, just some tingling), and won't ever have a glycolic peel facial in a spa again!!!I highly recommend this product!! :)

It's ok...
Sep 29, 2011 by Kaitlyn P.

I purchased this late 2009 and have been using it for a few months. Then I stopped and restarted using this one time last week. The bottle lasts forever. I had terrible acne when I started using this but it didn't make it better or worse. It did burn a bit and irritated it but nothing some moisturizer can't solve. To me, it was ok. Didn't do anything to my existing acne. I gave it a fair chance and I still do use it once in a blue moon if I feel my skin is dull. It will brighten a bit. But start off slow, as this is powerful stuff (my skin is tough) and build up tolerance to a few minutes. I do mine for 10-13 minutes and wash off. I gave this 3 stars as it is okay. Not sure if there's a drastic change but it didn't make it worse.

this stuff is great for skin!
Sep 29, 2011 by Sassy Redhead

I have used this twice and already notice a difference in tone and texture. (and i have pretty decent skin already) skin is smoother. i had a pimple that would not go away before, it is almost gone now. love, love, love. it does sting/burn. but not any real redness after. try it!!!! seriously, for the money it is totally worth it. don't read the bad reviews.UPDATE: i have used this product about 5 times now. my freckles, sun damage has lightened. my pores around my nose are gone. my skin tone is more even. pimples seem to never really get full blown now. my skin is smoother and younger looking. LADIES (and men) this stuff works. i can only imagine that it is the same type of glycolic peel you receive at a skin care salon, dermatologist. it is totally worth the $20. it is safe, my skin does itch/burn a little while using it but it is not painful. more annoying than anything. get this stuff now!!!!!!!!

Its okay so far.
Sep 28, 2011 by Mitchster

I bought this glycolic acid peel for my boyfriend. He suffers from occasional acne. He applies the product once a week. It's been two weeks now. I'm not sure If I'm being impatient or something is suppose to be happening by now. I'm going to keep updating this comment!

Sep 23, 2011 by L. Bean (Rossville, GA)

best skin solution ever!! this is the only stuff that worked for my acne and reduced my freckles. (I only get freckles in the summer; I am fair skin and have a permint blush) but the first time I uses it my skin was so soft! and my color was even. the onl

Sep 19, 2011 by L. Garot (Green Bay, WI)

Rec'd product promptly-very good instructions inc. So far I have used the peel 4 times. I apply every 5 days and have worked up to full 8 min. No stinging, burning, etc. I have brown spots on my cheeks & they are 20-30% better. Also the frown lines betwee

Really satisfied with this peel!
Sep 14, 2011 by A. Henderson

This peel does just what it is expected to do. I use a fan brush to apply and leave on for 8 minutes and it does sting quite a bit just like the peels you would get at a spa. I then rinse off with baking soda/water with washcloth several times, then apply Cetaphyl moisturizer. By the 3rd day, face is a bit dry/flakey, and then by 5th day, skin looks fab! Smaller pores and smooth/clear skin! Great product for the price and so happy we have access to something they actually use in spas.

Still on the fence
Sep 14, 2011 by Melissa Winger "peacock pink"

I have used this peel once a week since I purchased it 3 weeks ago. My skin does feel softer after use but so far I haven't seen anything really amazing like some others seem to have experienced. I will however keep using it. I don't expect anything to work over night. I will probably up the percentage on my next purchase.

Sep 12, 2011 by shopper843539025

Absolutely the best product I've used at home over the past 10+ years of battling acne. It will take a layer off of your skin, but in a very gentle way -- the first day it will just dry it up a bit and get under your skin, then over the next two days your skin will flake off a little bit when you wash your face or when you rub it, leaving a fresh new layer to glow. I would recommend this to anyone with acne. Very helpful product!

Sep 12, 2011 by N. Ross-Ascuitto (New Orleans, LA)

I have used this product only once. There was a noticable brightening of my complexion. My skin burned for the 3 minutes it was on, which was improved by standing under an airconditioning vent, and allowing the air to cool the skin. I recommend following

Sep 11, 2011 by Fitz

shipment was incredibly fast. I think this strength is perfect or a 'starter', but I'm sure I'll be moving toward a stronger version of this product after I finish this bottle.

Sep 07, 2011 by A. Henderson (Canoga Park, CA)

So far really liking this product. I plan on doing once a wk for 6 wks & taking 1 mo off. I've just comp'd the 4th wk. I leave on for 8 mins & rinse off w/baking soda mixed in cool water. I also apply moisturizer around my eyes prior to applying peel. Onc

Sep 06, 2011 by Belle Blu

Cleared up my middlle aged acne. People think I'm in my 30's.

It is little too strong for my skin.
Sep 04, 2011 by June

I tried this twice now. I can't see any difference yet. I have a lot of brown spots on the cheeks. I think I left it on too long before I rinsed it off. I thought I rinsed off very well and put on a good amount of lotion after. I felt stinging during the night. The next morning, the skin around the cheek bone was red and looked like I got scraped. I still like to keep trying this product. Maybe I will use a timer.

Glycolic Acid 35%
Aug 29, 2011 by Katrina

This item is exactly what it is... I really like the effects of glycolic acid. I have fairly sensitive, fairly oily, acne prone, mixed ethnic skin. I think that I will continue to use the 35% on my face, upgrading to a higher percentage for my body. All and all, this product was easy to use, easy to clean off... no major skin issues prior to use (only mild irritation). I will continue to use this product!

Aug 26, 2011 by R. Goodman (Chandler, AZ)

This seller has great shipping times. I did receive my glycolic peel in 3 days. So far, I have used this product twice and just glowing results. The only warning is to be very careful on the 1st use, need to rub the roller a couple of times, then it glide

Aug 26, 2011 by D. Smith (St George, UT )

Extremely happy with the speedy delivery and so far, LOVE the product. Will definitely hope to be buying more of it from this seller when I run out. Thank you very much!??

Aug 24, 2011 by G. Pulos (San Francisco, CA)

excellent , fast transaction - item arrived in perfect condition. great price. really happy with the's good stuff for "tired" skin. and , it's easy = wipe it on, wait a few minutes, wash off.??

Look Younger
Aug 22, 2011 by sunnymanager

After using once a week for 6 weeks all my acne scars are almost gone. My skin looks like I am in my twenties again(I am 44). Anyone with acne scars or fine lines should give it a try. Please follow directions.

Aug 18, 2011 by Milagros N Alvarado


All the hype but no results...
Aug 12, 2011 by Scarlett's Mommy "Meg"

After reading all the reviews on this product I was very excited to see a dramatic change in my skin. I have done glycolic peels at my dermatologist in years past and this product just doesn't compare. I have oily skin and a small amount of acne. I have used this product twice now at full strength (full 8 minutes) and it has done absolutely nothing for me. I don't notice any change in my skin except maybe it has caused more acne problems for me. Save your money, go to a professional instead!

Somewhat Disappointed
Aug 07, 2011 by Jacqueline

Like many other reviewers here, my skin is oily, acne prone and has sustained some scarring. I cleared my Saturday and applied the peel Friday night before going to bed. I used it according to directions, deviating only by using a tiny fan to minimize the discomfort just as my dermatologist had done in office. After, I rinsed with cool water and baking soda as directed, and applied moisturizer. The next morning, I noticed slight swelling and redness. The second morning, the swelling was gone but my skin was still somewhat sensitive. Just as directed, and as always, after washing my face I applied a SPF15 moisturizer. Day three, nothing! No peeling, slight sensitivity and no noticeable difference. End result, I believe I need a stronger solution.

Aug 06, 2011 by C. Pliakis (Huntington, NY )

So good! I've been using Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Pads for about two months and they were pretty good, but they're only and I wanted some more results (my skin is on the oily side and my pores are somewhat enlarged) so I found this one and am really sa

Aug 02, 2011 by Jeanne

I have used lots of different peels and skin products over the years. I have used "glytone" and "obagi" products, just to name a couple and I feel that this product is right up there with them. These items are only sold @ Dermatologists offices' and can c

Love this!!!
Aug 01, 2011 by Daisy

I bought this item one week ago and it was delivered last Saturday. I had a huge cystic pimple on my right cheek that was just getting bigger everyday. I was ready to call the doctor to see about getting it surgically removed. But then I found this product on Amazon and read everyone's reviews and decided to give it a shot. Exactly this past Saturday, I only have a slight bump that is no longer visable to anyone else. I can just feel it myself. I started off putting it on the affected area for 4 minutes but then the next day I went up to 8 minutes and didn't have any burning. I highly recommend this product.

Nice Peel
Jul 31, 2011 by SmartGurl

Very nice skin after. I had no issues with burning or redness after using it. My skin feels smoother and looks better. I am 44, no major skin issues, just a little dry.

Very good product
Jul 30, 2011 by Christina

It is a good product that you can do it yourself without spending so much $ at a dermatologist's office. I do it weekly with microdermabrasion and Renova. It's great to do it yourself and get good results. I'm 43 years old and I looked 10 years younger.

Great Acne Prevention and Minimizer
Jul 25, 2011 by Christina! "Christina!"

I put so much research into this before buying it. I wanted to make sure I got an adequate percentage that will still be effective on my face. The first night I tried this, I applied it with a brand new makeup brush liberally. I accidentally left it on for 10 minuts and neutralized it with just water. There was a little stinging, but nothing too bad. I did not put moisturizer on. I noticed right away that the nodules/cysts I have from acne on the side of my face were immediately less red and irritated. The cysts have been a problem for me for so many months and it was nice to get some relief finally. I waited a few days, but didn't see any noticeable peeling. Just peeling on my nose and that's it. I thought maybe I had done it wrong. I've been able to use this Glycolic Peel daily without any effects other than less acne and less breakouts. My face isn't even dry or peeling. Although I was expecting more of an intense peel, I'm still satisfied with this product because of the effect it has on my acne. My face looks less red and swollen from the cysts. I didn't factor in my own personal experience and disappointment into the rating because every person has a different genetic structure, so each person will react differently to this acid. Even though this doesn't do something drastically for me personally, it can still burn the heck out of another person's face. It all boils down to chemistry and your genetic makeup, every person is different.

Jul 25, 2011 by Odasor

the company sent me the wrong product; I'm very unsatisfied with them plus the product is not for my oily skin;

Works well enough
Jul 24, 2011 by MariCalvi

Ive only used this product about three times. My skin is oily and acne prone. First time i used it i noticed a difference right away. The pimples i had at the time were drying up and the scars faded a bit (i have tried numerous scar treatments with little or no noticable improvement). I also noticed a difference in pore size which i really liked. A few people even mentioned they noticed a difference in my skin. I even had my sister try it (she already has good skin, just a few problem areas like uneven skin tone) and noticed an improvement right away. Only reason why i dont give it five stars is the fact that i still do continue to get pimples which is the main reason why i decided to try this product. Overall the other improvements are still good enough for me to continue using this on occation and to keep around.

Really Disappointed.
Jul 24, 2011 by Raven

I had used another 35% Glycolic Product and loved it! My skin glowed for several days, some lightening of dark spots and people said I looked younger after using it three times. After 2 months use I went to re-order and found the company was not longer in business. I decided to try this product. It did not burn as others have stated. It might sting a bit. The second time I left it on 7 minutes hoping for some results. It did make me break out the first three times I used it. After I used it, it looked like I had washed my face with a 10% Glycolic wash. I am very disappointed in this product. I am hoping the other company will bring back there product. If anyone can suggest a Glycolic 35-50% that works I would be grateful. Very disappointed after the great results I got with the other companies 35%!

Really dries pimples and creates smoothness
Jul 23, 2011 by ERAY581

I was tired of paying an Esthetician 60 dollars plus a month to paint masks on my face, when I was really just after the glycolic peel itself. I found this peel on Amazon and thought "why not?" So glad I did. I have had acne-prone skin most of my teen/adult life. Hitting 30 and still having a problem with acne has been tough. I know that in the past, glycolic peels have helped me keep everything in check. But it's a lot of time and money to go to an esthetician and even trips to the beauty school add up. I will admit that immediately following the peel I was disappointed. You don't "see" a difference at all the day of. However, do this later in the afternoon, stay away from the mirror (once you're done), and you will be amazed the next day. Literally shrinks pimples up overnight. Granted, some pimples might seem like they are more inflamed than without the peel. Just give it a few days - They WILL dry up. I am doing one a week for six weeks. Just completed my second round three days ago. Really saw a huge difference today. I mean, I saw a difference the day after both peels, but, wow, my skin looks soooooo much better. A lot of the redness is gone, it's smoother, and the pimples have shriveled up. I think I have maybe 4 that haven't quite gone away. Cannot wait until next week's peel! (Btw - did 4 minutes the first peel, 8 minutes the 2nd peel. You might want to go 2 and 4, respectively, if you've never done a peel before or haven't done one in a while). I am using this in conjunction with my Clarisonic Mia and retin A. Really seeing results and happy! I don't use my Retin A the day of the peel.

Nothing after 2 weeks of use
Jul 23, 2011 by alex

My thoughts pros: it didn't mess up my skin cons: everything else p.s burns badly. make sure to wash it out with a cold water after 1-2 min (depends on the skin)

Jul 22, 2011 by S. Druyen (Ventura, California )

Said 15 applications. I thought 15 separate bottles as most peels come but in one 30 ml bottle. They recomment 3 cc an application. No syringe to measure & only 10 peels instead of 15. I am afraid to use. 3 ml is a small amout to cover face & I am worried

Better/Cheaper than going to a dermatologist
Jul 21, 2011 by Philip

I have acne scar problem and I did go to a dermatologist, who suggest trying chemical peel first but the normal price for a peel is around $100. So I thought may be I can buy the peeling solution on-line. Bought this one (they also have a higher strength but that can cause hyper-pigmentation) This strength is not too strong but does have a mild burning sensation on my face when I used it. My skin does peel the next few days but doesn't peel too badly like a sunburn. Just a mild peeling so I can still go out and to work.

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