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.
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.
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.
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Sep 11, 2009 by Modective
I'm in my mid-20's and have been dealing with consistent breakouts for about the past year. I used Proactiv as a teenager and decided to stop using it about 2 years ago as I thought I had grown out of the acne stage of life. Over the past year I have been struggling to find a product(s) that is successful in treating my adult acne. I spent some time searching various products on Amazon, keeping an eye out for any products with a large amount of positive user reviews. When I came across this product it obviously had tons of great reviews and was extremely well priced. I was weary of using a "peel", as I had never used a peel before. I've been using the product for the past 2 weeks and am extremely happy to report that I have been breakout free. It took about 5 days of using it to see a difference. The peel burns a bit when you first start using it, but this decreases with use. The burning feeling is definitely not a deal breaker though and goes away as soon as you wash the peel off. I would definitely recommend this product!!!
product worked well, if youve never used glycolic acid this is a good product to start with. It took care of the rough skin issues. it does burn but use as directed and youll be fine.
this glycolic acid peel works very well. I'm at the fourth peel and see a really major change in my skin. It's almost acne free, which, even it was not more than two or three pimples,was quiet annoying. My skin is clear and feel healthier! WEll done! Ship
I have been using this for about 2 1/2 weeks now. It does tingle when you put it on, but I have been builing a tolerance for it. My acne is definitely better. I haven't seen a difference in terms of pores seeming smaller or the finer wrinkles disappear, b
It's a good product
Sep 02, 2009 by A. Deluca
I was using this weekly, as recommended in the instructions but decided to try it as a spot treatment after 6 weeks and not enough progress. It's been working much better as a spot treatment for my hyperpigmentation. I put a dot on every dark spot on my face at night after I wash my face. Then I wash it off after about 5 minutes and then put on some oil free lotion. It has been working much more quickly at this pace and with much better results for me. I highly recommend it for scars like mine that are just dark spots. I have been using the salicylic acid 20% on my acne as a spot treatment as well and have had much better results on my pimples.
Aug 30, 2009 by Manon Comenant "nonicom"
I've used the Glycolic Acid 35% gel peel five times, spacing the treatments one week apart. I am not that sensitive to this so I put on a generous amount and instead of leaving on for about 4 minutes I have increased it to 10 minutes. What I feel is a strong tingling sensation but it's not painful. There is no redness during the treatment or for the following week. I did notice some exfoliation, but not a lot. A side effect I noticed is some bleaching of the skin. I might try more frequent treatments or try something stronger. Definitely safe for someone who has not done this sort of thing before.
WOW, I wish I found out about this stuff a long time ago, I spent a thousand in a dermatoligists "Spa" but never heard of this and it turned out great!
Aug 20, 2009 by Rashida Corker
I purchased this product at a time when I was suffering from horrible cystic acne breakouts on my chest and back. I was getting daily blackheads and it was horrible. My dermatologist told me the only solution left for me was accutane. I was scared to try accutane due to all of the side effects. I decided to try this as a last resort before going on accutane. I am glad that I did. I started off using the peel once a week for 5 minutes and quickly built my way up to weekly 10 minute peels. Not only did my cystic acne disappear, the acne scarring is improved as well. I will continue to use this product and take the necessary month rest between peels. I highly recommend this product to people with oily, acne prone, acne scarred skin.
Great affordable product
I have been using this product for around 2 months now and have probably done 4 or 5 peels in that time. I don't really notice the peel when it is on my skin - except for an occasional mild tingly feeling. My skin is pretty used to this type of thing though so someone with more sensitive skin might feel it a lot more.As for results, I can definitely tell that my skin is exfoliating at a more rapid rate which is leading to an overall improvement of my skin's appearance. I am definitely going to keep using this product and think things will keep getting better with time.
Does the trick!!
This product starts working from day one. Less peeling than the salyic acid. I use a foundation brush to apply the product and it works great.
I am pleasantly surprised
I am a 40-year-old male with excessively oily skin, and some areas of my face have large pores. I have had glycolic peels in the past at a med/spa place along with microdermabrasion, with positive results but nothing lasting very long. I purchased this item and have used it now for about 3 weeks. I used it once the first week, twice the second week, and once the third week. Each time I have noticed an improvement to my skin: my pores look smaller, my face is less oily and just looks better in general. I recommend this product to anyone thinking about trying it. My skin is not particularly sensitive, so I didnt experiece much in the way of stinging, but I would guess that if you have sensitive skin that you start out with using it only for a couple of minutes to make sure that you dont "overdo" it. Follow the directions carefully. Great product, and much less expensive than going to a med/spa.
Aug 10, 2009 by J. Stevens
I have monthly breakouts, mild scarring on my cheeks and my skin is normal to oily and not sensitive. I've used milder glycolic acid in the past and even had an Obagi Blue Peel several years ago. I've been using the peel for a few weeks and have noticed the mild scarring on my cheeks is fading. I don't think this will get rid of it 100%, but it is helping. It has also evened out my skin tone and has helped with breakouts.
It Works Like A Miracle!
My facial skin was once compared to orange peel because of large pores. I have suffered from severe acne problems in my teens also I had some discoloration from sunburn and fine lines and wrinkles from all that smoking(I quit that 2 years ago). That was before I have started using glycolic acid 35% and salicylic acid 20% 100 ml since end of March (thanks for sending them both in one shipping cost). I have used them every Monday(glycolic acid) and Thursday(salicylic acid)for 4 and a half month. The result is INCREDIBLE. My facial skin is SMOOTH and EVEN TONE and most importantly SMALL PORES! At this rate, I think my skin will return to fully normal before these bottles used up. I copied the product feature down below because what they are saying is all true. If you have bad facial skin, don't waste money on something else. Use these products! I now have confidence back and don't look down when people look at me because I now have a nice and clean face that is presentable. The only issue I have is why didn't I know about these products before.
AMAZING RESULTS w/ this Glycolic Acid
I am 35; I had large pores and wrinkled skin from sun damage (I never used sunscreen) so decided to try out this product. I would have to say that I love the results! The wrinkling is GONE and my skin looks a lot better than it has in a long time. I still have larger pores, but this peel has reduced the size of them some. I have been using this now for 9 or 10 weeks. The wrinkles from the sun were gone after the third time I used this product. A+++
Jul 26, 2009 by Jessicareesecup
This is the best at-home glycolic peel I've tried! It really clears up my skin and reduces pore size. I've had many glycolic peels performed at the spa and this product is the only thing that comes close to producing the same results! I highly recommend it for oily skin types with large pores!
Didn't do much
I am 37 and there is plenty I would like to change about my skin. I mention this this to say there were several different ways this product could have worked for me. I saw all these great reviews so I was hopeful. I used this product for the full cycle but sadly saw very little real results. My skin was softer- yes... but acne/blemishes, pore tightening, discoloration- little to no change. Softer was the least of my goals (not many people are touching my face). Would I buy this product again? Nope. If you are determined to give it a try, lower your expectations. There is a possibility you will spend several weeks going through this somewhat laborious process for nothing.
Not worth the money, July 17, 2009
Jul 17, 2009 by Kathryn Phillips
I read all the good reviews and ignored the bad ones, I bought this because I thought it would work, all it does is sting for about 10-15 minutes and that's it, I did not notice a difference at all and I kept using it for about 3 months. Waste of money.
Jul 16, 2009 by Nichole L. Matteo "Nikki"
I was a bit leary but after reading all the great reviews I knew I had to try this. My skin has always been blotchy and I had the biggest pores ever on my cheeks. I've been using the product for 2 weeks and I can say that my huge pores are almost gone. My skin is even and smooth and looks fantastic. I have reccomended this to all my friends and mom. Even my boyfriend noticed and commented on how my "skin looks so young". Give it a try!
Makes skin really smooth like a "baby touch"
I was waiting to see if I was able to see any significant results from using this acid peel, but its been almost 2 month from use, the only significant difference on my skin is the TOUCH. Right after utiliing this acid peel, the face immediately feels smoother and just makes your skin younger. But as for ACNE... or to remove SPOTS or to ELIMINATE wrinkles i don't see any results just yet. Maybe it did help but I just can't tell. Anyhow, I would recommend this product overall though!
Jul 13, 2009 by Mabel Allen "belle89"
I used this and followed the directions. All it did was burn like hell and i have noticed no difference accept for the scab it left on one cheek. I would really like my money back to be honest because now i am gonna have another scar on my face instead of getting rid of the ones that are there.
Jul 09, 2009 by C. Escobar
I love Glycolic my complexion is a lot better and I don't have break outs anymore
Glycolic Acid Gel Peel
I have been battling numerous skin problems for many years now and have tried every product available. In just two weeks, this peel made a big difference in my skin. My acne had cleared, the acne scarring was much less visible, and my skin was very soft. I am so excited to have a great product that is also very affordable! I will buy this again.
This product arrived really fast. I've used it three times and can see a difference. I'm using it for my acne marks and scars. My hyperpigmentation is lighter and my scars have become less noticeable. I use it once a week but my skin instead of getting us
This product is the best, I have been using it for two years and I can tell the difference. Better complexion and less wrinkles.
Jun 23, 2009 by Lifesepiphany "Tee"
I got this product hoping to help with dark marks left from acne on my African American skin. I was afraid to try peels because I've heard these peels sometimes can damage ethnic skin but a dermatologist was offering this service in office so I figured it was okay. (I reccomend doing a patch test before trying any of these peels. I also reccomend using vaseline or some other protectant in sensitive areas around eyes, nares and earlobe where I had some irritation). My first application I didn't feel a thing and also tried on my upper arms. I saw no results until two days later. My skin was noticably brighter and some scars seemed to be diminishing. Subsequent applications produced a little burning but not unbearable. I have very oily skin, this did not do anything to stop my breakouts, prevent scarring or diminish my pores. I must admit I have not used the peel consistantly because there was nothing to be excited about. I will soon try the TCA peel and see how that goes.
Jun 21, 2009 by Efrossini
I received my Glycolic Acid treatment within the window which was allocated and I must say I was very impressed not only with the speed by which is was shipped, but the product is excellent and of top grade quality. I really didn't expect it to be as good
Jun 17, 2009 by E. Villarino
I only used this twice so far since I've been mostly using lactic acid 50 but I would have to say that this is a rapid-acting peel. After two days, I saw my skin peel off. I used it on a body part other than my face. But will likely use it more once I run out of lactic acid.Skin Laboratory is a great company to deal with. It answered all my questions and addressed any concern. I'll surely buy from this firm again.
The chemical product so far has given me very smooth skin. My scar I'm sure will take multiple applications to really get rid off. But its still a better value than say laser treatments.
Just completed my first application of the product.
Jun 10, 2009 by Gabriel Duarte
I bought this a few weeks ago and was hessitant to use because I did not want to go to work looking like a tomato. I am only 33 yrs old and male who was becoming self conscious about my reckless youth of being out in the sun without any protection. Well needless to say I began to show signs of sun damage in the form of very light brown spots and some fine lines around the eyes. I was more self conscious because peers my age did not have any of the signs that I had so before I even considered some more expensive treatments I decided to give this a try. I applied it on with a cotton ball since I could not find a gauze anywhere in my home but will be purchasing some before my next application. I left it on 2 mintutes since I didn't really have too much uncomfortness. I did apply moisturizer soon after which helped with the tingling and I have no redness on my face which is good. I do notice that my skin is softer but will continue my review after my 5th application and hopefully I can see some of the great improvements that you all are having. Do I reccomend? For the price I say give it a shot before wasting hundreds on professional treatments.
Jun 10, 2009 by Alicia Iraclides
This gly peel is amazing. My face feels baby soft and smooth. I have had many professional peels in the past, but the results of this home peel are quite wonderful. Try it, you'll love it!!!!!
I got this product yesterday and used it for the first time today. I thought I was going to see an instant improvement in my skin's appearance like some of the other reviews said, but I do not see anything. Maybe a little bit, but I'm sure it's just wishful thinking.I left in on for 1 minute with no tingling at all except a tiny bit on my forehead. I hope this thing is going to work!Update later
May 26, 2009 by Diane Black
My husband bought this to help remove brown spots that havedeveloped on his face from sun exposure. It is doing thejob and he is very pleased with the results.
I have acne scarring from the previous years. I did my second peel and I noticed the change in the texture of my skin. The peel really makes your skin glow. I think by my 6th peel my acne scarring will honestly faded to the point where me skin will be one
Fast shipping! I recieved it two days after ordering. I'm loving this product along with several friends who have ordered now. The Glycolic 35% used every 5 to 7 days gives amazing results.
I love this stuff!!
I have used this a few times now and love it. I have oily skin, and have some bumps. I was going to get a peel at the dermatologists, but I decided to try this instead. It really helps take away bumps, breakouts, all that, and my skin feels so clean now.I will order this again.
My little bottle arrived, well packaged, & on time. I'm ordering more for my sisters, & my friends. This stuff is working.I have pores on my nose that have no doubt diminished in size; this has been the most visible gauging of the product for me.I've used
GREAT PRODUCT! My product arrived promptly, and a day earlier than expected. I have used many glycolic products, and this is one of the best I have ever tried. My skin is clearer, and cleaner looking, and it's great to help tighten up those pores! As with
Not really sure..?
May 08, 2009 by Paulina "PD"
I purchased this a few months ago and used it maybe 6-7 times. The only thing I noticed was that I had fewer breakouts. But that could be because I stopped picking at my face after doing a peel because I didn't want to aggravate my skin if it was going to peel (which it didnt). I have pretty oily skin and get at least 2-3 cystic zits a month with a few regular ones. I will continue to use this to see if maybe longer use will help or I'll get a stronger percentage peel. My skin is pretty though this one could be too weak for me. What I was hoping for was evening out of my skin tone, fading previous scars, and shrinking pores. What I got was less acne. Another little plus is that the bottle, even being small, lasts a good amount of time.
Exceeded my expectations
May 07, 2009 by Lorrie J. Morris
I was nervous about self-applying an "acid peel" to my face; however, an esthetician friend of mine encouraged me to try it. After using it once a week for three weeks, I'm now able to leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing with cool water and moisturizing. I apply it to my face, neck, upper chest, and backs of my hands. I'm also applying DMAE serum twice a day. Already, I've seen positive results: my face is luminous, freckles/brown spots are fading, and lines and wrinkles are disappearing. Even my neck and upper chest areas look younger! I'm lucky that my skin is not super sensitive. This product will make your skin tingle, and my face is still a bit tingly this morning after an application last night. But, I take that as a sign that it's working for me. I will absolutely re-order this product.
I recommended the acid peel to my friends and family after trying them out myself. Initially, my face remained the same but, improvement came after five weeks, my face is almost sportless now, I'm very happy. The free sample of salicylic/20gel peel was ve
Apr 28, 2009 by jennych234
This is what the professionals use for 1/4 of the price
Apr 28, 2009 by aonnastar
Love the peel; makes my skin feel ridiculously smooth and clean once I rinse it off. And I have have seen a noticeable difference after using it for four weeks. One dark patch I had on my left cheek for years is FINALLY fading! What more could I ask for?
another waste of $$$
Apr 23, 2009 by Raynelda Calderon
This has done nothing for me. Really, I think it's just water waiting to work that placebo effect on you.
Apr 20, 2009 by mpingram0925
The Skin Laboratory continues to provide top-rate products with first-class service. This is the third item I have purchased from them and they never disappoint. My item arrived in only four days from the time of order! Thanks very much!
SIMPLY AWESOME! :-),
Apr 14, 2009 by Michelle Mccandless
I received this product within about three days of ordering it. Very very timely delivery. I have used the product once and have already noticed a huge improvement in my skin, smooth as a baby's bottom and noticeable reduced pore size! I'm in my mid fifties and noticed no stinging at all. I left the product on for a full 4 minutes and was left with a healthy glow complete with rosy cheeks. Listen to your skin. If it hurts, rinse it off like the company says.Good luck to you all and thanks for reading my review.
I was excited to try this, hoping to reduce the brown spots on my face. I am a 48 year old asian with fair skin. I've used this 6 times and so far it hasn't reduced the spots much at all. But what it has done is make my skin really smooth looking. The pores are much smaller, though not invisible but I'm not complaining. The wrinkles around my eyes are less noticeable too! My sisters commented on how it looked and I let them all try it. I was cautious the first couple times since I hadn't used a peel before. 45 seconds the first time just to see how it would feel, then the subsequent times I increased the time, but never past 2.5 minutes. It stung a bit and made me want to scratch my face but it was bearable. I plan to try this on my son who has an acne problem. If this product can help with that, I will definitely order more.
I've only been using the product for 2 wks. Don't notice anything yet except a little peeling.
Not strong enough?
Apr 11, 2009 by U. Hampel
After reading reviews I though this would give me the results I was looking for. My skin is oily, but changing as I mature, so a few lines and wrinkles and large pores. I've used this 4 times (once a week this past month) and have noticed very little change. A bit of sloughing, slight reduction in breakouts, but no amazing results. My skin is not sensitive, so maybe I need a stronger treatment, but I do feel a tingling sensation when I use this product, so I get nervous about using something stronger.
Glycolic is great. My estiticion uses this on me during my facials with her. She tells me that I should only use 12% at home and tells me I should come in for facials. She's also a good friend so I know she's just trying to get me in the door! She doesn't