Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sour milk.
Something a Little Stronger…
The Lactic/70 peel is 2x stronger than the Lactic/50 peel and 4x stronger than the Lactic/35 peel. Because of the increased strength, it can be more effective against stubborn skin than the lower level peels. But that also means it can be more irritating to the skin, especially for those who have sensitive skin or darker complexions.
Works on the Surface to Treat Tone, Texture and Pigmentation
Lactic/70 is a non-irritating rapid exfoliate. Lactic Acid is recommended for everyone, whether you are new to peels and exfoliating agents in skin care products or you have used other exfoliates before but want improved results. It works on the surface of the skin to treat tone, texture, and pigmentation. The Lactic acid molecule works to pull moisture into the cells, and exfoliate surface cells which helps to perfect the skin’s surface and restore the skin’s natural glow.
Lactic is a Naturally Occurring Element in Our Skin Already
Lactic acid helps to eliminate germs, toxins and dead cells from the skin’s surface, and also helps to maintain the skin’s pH level. Lactic acid occurs naturally in the skin and is a primary component of the skin’s natural moisturizing mechanism, making it ideal for individuals wishing to avoid over-drying and skin dehydration. The use of Lactic acid will help to increase skin cell turnover on the surface of the skin, producing smoother-looking and more vibrant skin. In the deeper layers, beneath the skin’s surface, new collagen and elastin will be stimulated and the skin will actually become thicker, tighter and more firm.
A Magnet for Moisture
Lactic acid’s unique ability to draw moisture toward the surface of the skin makes it ideal for individuals whose skin dries out easily. This treatment also effectively combats acne by killing germs and removing toxins on the surface of the skin and by breaking down the dry, dead, glued-together surface sebum that makes skin look dull and clogs pores. This leaves the skin with a wonderfully smooth and clear complexion. With continued use as directed the skin will look more youthful and vibrant.
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This stuff works as described.I'd had some skin problems as far as shaving bumps and acne, but I used this stuff and saw a noticeable difference.Skin was much smoother, a tad lighter (I'm a light brown skin black male) and I noticed a lot of marks/blemishes had lightened/smoothed out.I will warn that you should follow the directions exactly as written. I left some on my neck a bit too long trying to get rid of razor bump scars and it left it discolored (a bit lighter than my normal skin tone). This was years ago (2009) and it's still discolored.Overall very good product though.
IT WORKS BUT DO NOT USE IT ALONG WITH KOLJIC ACID AND DO NOT TRY TO PEEL IT YOURSELF LET IT FLAKE OFF
Dec 02, 2013 by juveedoll
Here is the recipe to my cocktail: Take one of those dollar store/ target spray bottles. Fill it half way with St Ives Facial Moisturizer, Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin and 1/4 of the bottle with Retinol Cream (Vitamin A 100,000 Iu Per Ounce) - 2 Oz and 10-15 drops of Lactic Acid 70% Gel Peel and voila... watch all that in the bottle turn into beautiful liquid that can be used via spray bottle. Pros of using this method is you get the best of all worlds, easier to use rather than opening up multiple bottles/ containers and it does not require contact of your germ ridden hands over your face for an easy, smooth, even application.For results I would have to come back to this review in a few months because I just start using this twice a day for about 2 weeks now.
Love the Lactic Acid!
Nov 24, 2013 by M. Webster
It's working and I am very happy with the product. It has a little sting to it but well worth it. I leave it on for 2 minutes as a previous review stated. Totally happy and will continue to use this!
Nov 14, 2013 by Delzia Wiltshire
This stuff works fine. However, the gel seems to dry topically once applied. You have to reapply to keep activated and wet on your face. Works great before a microdermabrasion treatment.
Brightens my skin
Nov 14, 2013 by Sovereign Bank
I really like this peel. I use it one time every few weeks. It brightens my face. I do not get any adverse reactions. At times will get a little bit of flakes the following day, but they go away quickly and this just shows me that the peel is exfoliating my skin.
did not work for me
Oct 28, 2013 by N. seerattan
I used this for a week and it never worked for me. I got a stinking sensation the first day of use and that was it.
Love this product
Oct 22, 2013 by Lisa Lewis
Great product! This is my second bottle, I've even recommended to friends. This product does deliver results, I use it once a week.
Oct 21, 2013 by Big Brain
Swipe skin surface with rubbing alcohol to remove oil and dirt. Then put on the lactic gel with fingers or cotton. Leave on for a few minutes. Wash with water. It will help skins appearance with mild changes. Use every other day or 2xs wk. It works!
Oct 16, 2013 by Willie Panzer
As I have said, as long as you are careful as you don't want to go to far down into the dermas. Better to do several, lightly
Aug 22, 2013 by Valerie Leon
I Was satisfied with this product. It did what I expected it to and so far I have no complain.
Good spot treatment.
Jul 15, 2013 by Jamie Alycee Davis
I used it whenever my face would break out. Or, if I had one huge painful zit, I put the chemical peel on the spot, then it's gone within a couple of hours.
I've applied the gel peel to my hands to remove the dreaded age spots. After just two uses, I don't see any significant improvement. The directions say to leave the gel on for 4 minutes max. Good luck with that! It burns my hands, but once it's removed, my skin is softer and there is no residual redness. I need to be more diligent about applying it before passing judgment.
May 27, 2013 by Squishy Jones
I love this peel. I use it once a month. It helps fade my old acne scars, helps heal my current pimples and helps fade my sun damaged areas from tanning years ago. I like how lightly my skin flakes with this peel. It works great with not too much peeling off.
Didn't work as described
May 13, 2013 by Maria Rodriguez
This product did not work as described. I left it on for more than the required time and it did not work. It did not even peel the skin. It wasn't worth the price.
Works pretty well
Man this stuff works. It gradually lightens your skin. I'm black and it works for my skin type. Buy it.
Mar 28, 2013 by Tylla Wolf
The instructions are simple, and I noticed results right away. I am a black woman with a long history of adverse reactions to skin care products. No rash, no peeling, no irritation whatsoever. Three days after I used it I woke up, looked in the mirror, and thought 'I'm going to use this product for the rest of my life!'I would recommend not using the astringent to pretreat skin the first time. The astringent tends to strip the skin too much and the burning is a little more intense. Instead, if you have super sensitive skin like mine, wash your face with warm water several times to remove most of the oil. There will be some left in your skin but it really does help to prevent irritation.USE THE PH NEUTRALIZER!!! it's a freaking dream after peeling. I got it for only 10 bucks and I truly believe it changed my peeling experience for the better.
So far, I like it.
I am 34 with combination skin- dry on cheeks and oily t-zone. Pale (I fry easily in the sun) with discoloations and pregnancy mask and sun spots. I bought this to even up my tone, lighten my pregnancy mask and sun spots. Also, if it would treat the fine lines beginning to creep up, I'm okay with that too! The only peel product I have ever used is Avon's Anew peel pads, which are alright if you get them on sale, but not life-changing.I tried this for the 1st time last week. I washed my face, used alcohol to get rid of any remaning oil & let my skin dry. Then I started the peel. I tried a brush, but felt like I couldn't control where the peel was going, so I switched to a cotton ball. I only felt mild tingling. Even at that, I washed it off at 2 mins. & neutralized with baking soda and cold water. My face didn't look red or angry, so I tried out my 1mm derma roller for the first time right after. Now I was really red! I applied my retinol serum and retinol night cream and went to bed. My face felt tight and slightly sunburnt. The next morning, my skin was truly smoother. My pregnancy mask *possibly* looked a little lighter. (I have been using hydroquine cream 4% from my derm. off and on for about 5 months, but it didn't really do anything.)5 days later, I tried it again (last night). Washed my face, used alcohol, and used the peel for a full 4 mins this time. It was really burning, when it didn't last time. Maybe b/c my skin was healing still from last time? My skin only turned pink on my pregnancy mask areas on my cheeks. I used my hair dryer on cool then I neutralized it. This time, I skipped the derma roller as I read you should only do it every few weeks to let the collagen rebuild, and just used my retinol night cream. No serum. Today, my skin feels as smooth as a baby's butt!Is this a miracle? No, but it's not meant to be. It's not a deep peel. It's only a little bit at a time and that's okay with me. I don't want to look like the Crypt Keeper. I want to be able to control it. If I have to do it weekly to slowly see results over a couple of months, that's fine with me. I think my pregnancy mask is a bit lighter (my husband thinks it is) and my skin is def. smoother. My tone looks a little bit more even. My pores perhaps a bit smaller. I don't think my fine lines are any different. I will continue to use the bottle once a week until it's gone then either repurchase or find a new product.I will update every peel or so, to let you know what's going on.Please remember to use sunscreen! I bought Eucerin's 30spf face lotion on Amazon at the same time I bought the peel. It's light and not greasy. So far, I really like it.UPDATE: 4/10/13I have done the peel 2 more times since the review. 1st one, I washed my face and didn't use rubbing alcohol, since it is very drying. I just used Walmart's generic verson of ProActive toner. I don't think the peel really did anything. I didn't sting and barely tingled.5 days later, I did the full peel again, this time with the alcohol again. Much more stinging. It's true...you really have to remove ALL your face oils for this peel to penetrate through your skin. So far, am I completely wowed? No, but I will say my face is much softer and my pores are much tighter. That alone is enough to make me keep using it every 5 days til it's gone. Then even perhaps re-order. Even if it only tightens my pores, for the price and the amount of peels you get, it's worth it.
Didn't work for me!
I thought I would try this product and expected some stinging or redness to let me know its working, however I had none of that. Maybe it wasn't strong enough for me because I didn't see a difference
Lactic Acid 70% Gel Peel, 30ml (Professional)
Mar 20, 2013 by Sylvia Stone
I've had this for a short time and I'd rate it a 5 star but I would like to give this some time as I did the Lactic Acid 50%. I just got a new prescrip. from my Derm. for acne and I understand not to use Retin-A 2-3 days prior to using the Lactic Acid but I did use this the next day after using my samples from the Derm and I felt a burning sensation around my mouth and couldn't stand it for 3 minutes. It's been a week and all is good but I think I need to make sure not to use anything on my face for several days (other than moisturizers) before I use this Lactic Acid. I was pleased when I had the LA 50% so I believe this will be great too.
Mar 19, 2013 by tonya stewart
I have veen battling acne for many years. I was so discouraged. I was searching on amazon when I came across the different peels and moisturizer, toners. My last effort to battle this acne. What did I have to lose. The prices are very reasonable, the product shipped quickly and the first time I used products was absolutely amazing. I purchased thw cleanser, toner, moiturizer, and argan oil. I wish I could post a before and after picture. Because the results are realky impressive. The acne is gone. I have a few, acne spots , but they are fading away. My skin has a beautiful glow. Finally a product that works.
Mar 18, 2013 by V. Masterson
Both my son and I use this every few weeks. Way less expensive than having a facial and the results are wonderful. Soft and clear skin but be careful to use it for just a few minutes until you know how your skin will respond. Very strong.
Wow amazing product and even better company
Lets just start from the beginning. When I got and IUD I didn't know that aside effect was severe cystic acne and pimples. Well after tons and tons of breakouts I was horrified so I got on doxycycline well when I would go out side I would get this horrible rash from the sun all over my body!!!! Gosh now I was a freak with this disgusting rash and horrible acne. So I got off the doxycycline and my IUD my face cleared up Instantly.how ever I was left with horrible scarring from the doxycycline rash and bad hyper pigmentation and red spots everywhere. I did some research and I found skin laboratory online. I had sooo many questions so through there chat room on the website I asked a lot of questions the lady was so sweet And patient and answered all my questions. She recommended this product and gave me a lot of tips. After receiving this product I was so excited to try it after two times the dark spots and red spots have faded and my skin is so blowy! I can wear a light foundation before I use to wear the heaviest foundation and concealer I could buy. I apply this with a q tip and leave it on for around five minutes I rinse with cold water and apply cetaphil after. This has really worked wonder for me for my face hands and feet where I was s armed from that rash. I couldn't be happier!!! It might not work for everyone, but its a pretty cheap and you get a lot of peels
I've been using this product for three months and the black spots on my face still there. I have notice a very little chage in my skin texture, but not an amazing change. I will continue using it because it wasn't expensive, and it works better than the products from my doctor.
A work in progress
My skin is soft as silk but I'm waiting for the dark spots to go away. I may need a few more weeks as mentioned in the directions.
I have used glycolic acid 40% in the past which is very harsh! In comparing that to this, this is very gentle thus the results are not as noticable but I've only been using this about 2 weeks. Call me crazy, but I think I see results. The hyperpigmentation is lightening although no one has given me any compliments yet. That is the real true test when someone else notices. In reading some other reviews, people are seeing better results within a month so it's just rated "okay" for now.
Feb 12, 2013 by Jessica McGuire-Arnett
It does burn a lot. There isn't a whole lot of difference in skin, if any. We'll see I suppose.
Thrilled! I am 38 years old and have been using medical grade skin care products since I was 25. I've had microdermabrasion + clinical facials, Pixel (x3), Jessners and AHA Peels on a regular basis along with professional skincare products and sunscreen
This is a great product if you know how to use it. I have had my face peeled professionally many times so I knew what to do. If you are not sure about it only use it for a few minutes the first time to see how your skin reacts.
Jan 03, 2013 by A. Pierce
Lactic Acid 70% Gel Peel is great for home use. Just don't over use it! Lactic Acid 70% Gel Peel is great for home use. Just don't over use it!
It helped my stubborn, resistant hyper-pigmentation!
I started out with the 50% Lactic Acid peel, which helped fade my melasma a little, then I moved on to this one. The first time I tried this peel, I started with a one minute application. I had mild tingling but nothing extreme. I added 1 min each time until I was doing 4 minutes. I noticed more subtle improvements on my face each time and continued to be impressed with these peels. Lactic acid has a wonderfully moisturizing effect that leaves your skin so soft and smooth the next morning. I've struggled with stubborn, resistant hyper-pigmentation (melasma) around my eyes for years. I tried countless products that seemed to work for others but did not work for me. Only photofacials had been able to remove it but it returned with the slightest bit of sun (hyper-active melanocytes) so photofacials were just too expensive for a temporary solution. These peels, week by week, (and a gradual increase in strength, along with a combination of other products I have listed on my profile), slowly faded them. As I moved on to stronger peels, its now 95% gone. It will still occasionally come back when I have a run in with the sun but it fades away again. The company has a lot of information on their website and are very responsive so I continue to buy from them. NOTES ON PEELS:-Don't do it more often than they recommend. They recommend you do it every so often for a reason. Your skin has to have time to heal and develop new skin before you strip it away again.-You HAVE to wear sunblock. Your skin is more exposed and vulnerable to damage from sun. Protect it. If you don't you are canceling out or even reversing your progress. I like this one, Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth Sunscreen SPF 50+-1.7 oz. Its not the best moisturizer but as a sunblock, its great. Its my favorite because its hard to find high spf that doesn't leave a white haze, smell funky or make your eyes tear up.-When you are doing your peels, make sure you start with a clean DRY face, water will dilute the acid in your peel. I am wondering if thats why some people did not see any results. I wash my face, swipe it with alcohol on a cotton ball to remove any leftover oils and to help dry it. Wait 10-15 minutes, then apply the peel.-Use a fan brush like this oneTaklon Fan Mask Brush Acid Applicator for Glycolic Lactic TCA Skin Peel / Masques (Small). Mine has lasted over a year. You can use cotton balls/squares but I think they absorb product so you will waste some and get less peels out of your bottle.-Watch your face when the peel is on. The recommended time is a guideline, everyones skin is different and reacts differently. Thats why they recommend you start slow. Some are ok 1 min the first time, others the full 4 min. Once your skin starts looking pinkish, its time to remove. If it gets red, you've gone too long.-Make sure you wash off ALL of the acid. Wash, rewash, wash again. I like to shower right after to make sure its all gone. Any leftover acid will continue to work its way into your skin. I like to use a post peel neutralizer as an extra precaution. MD Formulations had a post peel neutralizer that was AWESOME but they don't sell it individually. I am trying this one Neutralizer skin pH balancer helps balance the pH of your skin for the safe and effective neutralization after peeling.. It works but I am still trying to find one more like the MD formulations one. You pour onto cotton ball and sweep your face right after peel, then wash it off with water. You can also mix your own neutralizer using baking soda and water.-Moisturize after. This one has been my favorite to use after, Hydrating Repair Peptide Wrinkle Cream (Post Peel) - Enhanced with Matrixyl?? 3000, Argireline??, Hyaluronic Acid & Natural Botanical Extracts. I also use it as a night cream. Very moisturizing and doesn't feel greasy or leave a residue.
Why didn't I hear about this earlier!
I don't know why I didn't learn of this earlier. In a matter of days, my skin became even-toned and bright! Not white as in pigment-less, but glowing like a pearl. I've treated my mom, who is 80, and her skin improved 100%. We've spent a lot of money on laser treatments, and lactic acid peel took the result to another level. I want to tell everyone about it. I tolerated the 70% just fine, so that I could use it every day for a week. No burns, no irritation after I washed to tingling/itchy gel off. Love the gel as it stays on the face without a drippy mess.
Nov 16, 2012 by Victoria K.
I didn't see any difference after using this product. I have had lactic acid peels done at a spa & I had great results, my skin peeled, & it looked really great.. this peel did absolutley nothing for my skin, no peeling, no changes at all.. would never by this one again
Did no harm
Two stars for not causing any damage but not doing anything useful, either. I saw no difference in my sun and age-related spots, and no increased glow or anything. Whatever it did at a cellular level didn't show up anywhere I could see it. This was my opinion of a few products I tried over the last year or so.
Oct 30, 2012 by k. mussington
I use this product interchanging with glycolic acid peels biweekly or every 3 weeks. I apply and let it sit on my face and neck for 2-3 mins, i then rinse clean with cool water and neutralize it with baking soda and water mix. Occasionally I get a slight itch or tingle on my cheeks where my skin gets dry at times or on a pimple if I have one at the time. It's not bad at all just hard fighting the urge for scratch for those 3 minutes. With my peels, professional microderabrassion monthly and daily moisturizing I have managed to cut my make up use down 90%. I now only wear it if I'm getting dressed up and going out :)
OMG, I am 10 years younger!!!
I am so extremely excited, I am unsure of how to start...I am 34 with a baby face, most people think I'm in my early 20's BUT up close have very, very deep lines around my eyes. Two deep crow's feet at each corner and then around the eyes LONG wrinkles reaching the middle of my cheeks. I do not smoke at all and have not smoked in the past. I have oily skin with larger than usual pores and occasional acne. I applied the peel, first time I could only bare it for about 20 seconds as there was a lot of stinging around my eyes. No improvement whatsoever though, just redness for about 2 hours. Next application was about 1 minute, still no difference but my skin was comfortable with the time amount. 3rd peel was about 4 minutes, some discomfort. Instant white bubbles all over face at contact with water+baking soda. Redness and lots of brown scabs around the eye area for about 5 days. Had to wear sunglasses, I looked like someone punched me in both eyes. Sand feeling all over my face, rough skin texture, looked terrible.The skin sort of curled behind the scabs and I thought, oh no! SCARS!! After the scabs fell off I am a new person, a younger, prettier me. I feel SO MUCH better about myself as none of my friends have the amount of wrinkles around the eyes that I have. Now I have NONE. Pores are smaller than when I was 15. Overall evenness on the face. I am going to keep doing this another 3 times, then take a break for a couple of months. Then go back. This is a miracle! THANK YOU!
Jul 31, 2012 by T. Snyder (Emmaus, PA)
I ordered this product and got it the next day! I have been using it for a few days and I am starting to see a difference in my pores and my skin, and I think in time I am really going to like the results. It does sting a little, but not much. I use bakin
Take your time
I purchased this product after my aesthetician recommended that I do a peel after my ipl treatment. I started researching and decided that I would try it myself to save money. The product is easy to use. However, I really take my time and divided my face in quadrants for safety. I also utilized a stop watch to make sure I did not burn my face. This is acid. So I took great care not to get it near my eyes. I use the product once every 3 weeks. My skin feels very soft. I have not seen a great improvement for skin discoloration yet. However, I am going after a few more sessions that I will see results.
Lactic Acid 70%
Lactic Acid 70% Gel Peel, 30 ml- this is a safe and great product for chemical peels. Product arrived before arrival date.
Jul 01, 2012 by November Graves
The vendor provided prompt service and shipping. The peel has added to the bottom-line of my business, my clients love it. Though this review is delayed it in no way diminishes my appreciation of the product or service; sometimes life gets in the way.
Does not work
Have used this product as instructed and have yet to see my sun spot fade or get lighter. I don't know how others have found it to work so quickly. I feel the tingling like it is working but the sun spot has not changed at all.
Not What I Expected
Apr 16, 2012 by Danielle Ruffin
Since receiving the product, I have completed two sessions. The first session was uneventful. I read and followed the directions, but did not peel. I waited two weeks after the first session to do another peel. This time I felt a stinging sensation, but that was it. My skin looks smoother but I wanted to actually see the peel of the old skin. I'll give it a third try in about a week. If nothing happens, I will try another product.
Feb 23, 2012 by Eriocaulon
I bought the Salicylic peel from the same maker which was great. However, with this peel, I feel the effect is much, much less. I followed the directions to the letter and over a 3 week period, increased the time left on--there was minimal effect! Compared to the Salicylic peel, there is no real burning sensation with the Lactic Acid peel left on. After a week, there is no noticeable effect. I did test the lactic acid peel with a dab of baking soda and it did react--so I am not sure why it didn't work.
Feb 19, 2012 by Beautiful
I purchased this after reading the positive reviews. I was experiencing breakouts which caused discoloration and hyperpigmentation. I received my item on 2/15/12 I used the product that night the next day I noticed the texture and tone of my skin was tighter. Day 2 of use I started to peel. I'm on day 4 2/19/2012 my skin is nearly flawless, I'm peeling but not exceesive and no pain!! It does sting, I followed the directions the first day leaving the serum on 5 minutes, I didn't use the serum yesterday 2/18/12. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! This is my first review! I'm 100% pleased and the shipping was very fast.
Feb 17, 2012 by J. Boses (Corona del Mar, CA)
This is my first time leaving feedback. I'm 100% pleased with this product. I will be ordering the larger size after reading the reviews I decided to order and I'm glad I did Now some may not believe this but, I received my order on 2/14/2012 I used it th
Jan 27, 2012 by S. Kravic (Butler, PA)
This peel worked really well as I was excited to use it and did use it the first day I received the product. My skin is still healing/peeling since the peel, but only in places where my skin tends to be dry in the winter, so I will leave on for less time
NO RESULTS YET, BUT STILL EXPERIMENTING
Jan 26, 2012 by FruityLuvR
I am light skin, yellow toned african american. Compared to the glycolic, and salsylic peels, i would say this is the strongest one that i have felt, and my skin is pretty tough. It has reddened my scars, but the redness is clearing now. I took a picture of the before and i will take another one when i do an update review. So far no changes, but i am being patient and trying not to expect miracles.
Dec 07, 2011 by E. Evans (Millsboro, DE)
They sent a courtesy gift- a small bottle of salicylic peel- saying it is used as a prep for the other. So far, I've used them both 3x and have seen no change at all in the condition of my skin. The same age spots are still there, my skin is no smoother,
Oct 02, 2011 by washingtonpotato
I have struggled over dark scars from acne for 5 years, and have always thought I would have them forever. I then discovered this product, and after doing loads of research, decided to give it a try. I love this product! Slowly, my confidence is coming back, and my embarrassment and shame is beginning to diminish.This doesn't give you results overnight (oh how I wish there was a magic cure!), but slowly and steadily I have seen results. I have also had people compliment me, and say how much better my skin has been looking!As far as helping to prevent acne, I did not notice anything. But my scars! They are disappearing! Something I thought I would never, ever experience.This product has truly worked for me and my tough, African-American/French/? skin. Because it is a potentially dangerous chemical, I was very careful about using it, and increasing the time I had it on, and came to enjoy the tingly sensation.Customer service I also rate a 5. I had a couple questions, and they were answered promptly and thoroughly. I also received a Salicylic Acid peel sample, but it burned so I don't use it all over my face anymore, but that's just me.Thank you, thank you so much for this product!
Sep 02, 2011 by mda1250 "Audrey"
First of all-this product stings, doesn't burn. If you have ever had the painful Obaji Blue-this is nothing. I am not sure if this will do anything or not and will give it to the end of the bottle to see if there are changes. I have blotchy, freckly, acne scarred skin (not horrible, but could be better) and am looking for something to try before getting "put under" to do a serious peel. I don't know that this will do anything for me since the Obaji did nothing at all. At any rate-just wanted to say that it doesn't BURN like a frying pan-like the Obaji did... Please ALSO know that after using both for some time-the GLYCOLIC acid works MUCH better if you have blotchy skin that needs improvement. The lactic acid seems to be doing nothing-but then I am not at the end of either bottle. FYI!