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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GREAT for breakouts, but not really a 'peel' per se
I went to the dermatologist and had professional strength chemical peel that I paid good money for, without any result. So, I turned to the web and read reviews for chemical peels to do at home.I didn't want one too strong for my first time at home, I wanted to work my way up. That being said, this product did exactly what I wanted. It introduced me to peels.What I, and my teenagers LOVE,LOVE,LOVE about this product is: it eliminates breakouts overnight, then 2 days later they are absolutely gone! We are happy campers in this regard.What I don't like: it does nothing for blackheads.... and none of us ever peel. But, I will step up to the next level for myself, not my teens - they are happy with this, to reach the peel effect.As a breakout regimen, I put it on their faces 2-3 times a week for 3-4 min. This keeps their skin clear all the time. If we forget a week, breakouts are back. We don't do any pimple popping (gross I know) at all, no scarring!Over all this is a wonderful acne, breakout, keep your face clear kind of product, that even sensitive skin can easily tolerate. As for anti-aging, I will step up to their next product.
No Change in Skin Condition
I bought this product to improve the elasticity of my skin and decrease fine lines and wrinkles. I used it every week for 4 weeks then every other week for 3 more treatments. I see absolutely no difference in my skin. If anyone else has seen a difference they haven't mentioned it.
Apr 19, 2010 by Amazon user
After reading some of the reviews I was prepared to wait about 6 weeks before seeing any results. I have used the product for 5 weeks now (every 5 days) and still see no difference. I really wanted this product to work and am still hopeful that I will see results in the next couple of weeks. I plan on using it until the bottle is gone at least. It didn't dry out my skin like some reviewers reported so I didn't use any follow-up lotion as any kind of cream or lotion makes my face break out in mild acne. The gel was not painful at all but it did create a slight stinging/itchy sensation which got a little worse when I was rinsing it off with water. One thing I will warn about is if you have an open acne wound, apply the gel around the wound. Not on the open wound. This stuff gets down in there and BURNS! I had an open acne wound on my chin when I used the gel the second time and the next day I had what looked like a rug burn scab where the wound was and it still hasn't completely healed after about 3 weeks. If this stuff works before my bottle is empty I will amend my review.
Apr 19, 2010 by Melanie Kay J
This product is awesome! The effects are immediately noticeable, albeit subtley but in just a week I could tell my skin was much tighter and smoother! I will continue to use this product but next time I am going to move up to the 50%. Thanks for making a great product!
Improved my complexion
Started to see results after 4-5 weeks improved my scaring, acne and overall complextion. Will buy again
clear skin at 32!
Apr 01, 2010 by Jill Renee H
Tried it and let's see what happens! I had a chemical peel at the dermotologist one week ago, tried this, next day did the exposed treatment system and used tea tree oil on the acne spots. I have never had clear skin until now at 32! Let's see if it all works!
Mar 29, 2010 by P. Nguyen
I had acne scars ever since I can remember, well for 15 years. I never liked my skin because of this. My friends say it's hardly noticeable, but I notice them! I had high hopes for this after I read the reviews. I wanted it to work, but was realistic if it didn't because my acne scars are old. If it didn't work with my acne scars, at least I hoped I would stop breaking out and it would unclog my pores. After a month of use, I don't know if it really made a difference. I do see that my left cheek is clearing up a bit, but the pores are still clogged. Hopefully after another month, I will see a difference. I'm hesitant to spend more money on the higher dosage. I am using this with Pretika SonicDermabrasion Facial Brush, even with both, I hardly see a difference.
Weaker than I expected
Mar 19, 2010 by Nicola Anderson
This solution is Weaker than I expected, based on the feedback from prior reviews.Initially when you apply the product you feel like you are being sticked with pins/needles, but this wears off in about a minute. After, application I can sleep with it on my face. I personally don't find it to be effective unless I apply more than once per week, and longer than 10 minutes.My mom applies it to her face nightly, and cleanses her face in the morning. I saw the difference in her skin in two days. I use much more chemicals on my face than her, so I apply the glycolic 2 - 3 per week, but seldom sleep with it on. (I apply it much or generously than my mom).I think this work best for a mild peel or a maintenance program. I need to remove some deep spots, before I can commence a maintenance program. Hence, I have since ordered MakeUp Artist Choice 70% Glycolic acid for my face, and 21% TCA solution for my elbows with the hope that these items will address my current concerns.I do however recommend that you keep in mind your skin type and sensitivity to citric acid when making your purchase, as well as applying these products to your skin. What works for me (& my mom), may NOT work for you.
Mar 10, 2010 by Khadiyah Joseph
I must say that this product works incredibly fast. I received it in a timely fashion and this bottle came intact (although I ordered the rollerball and it was practically empty when I got it, most of the product had leaked out). Everyone's skin is different and I used the peel one day and felt absolutely nothing. I washed it off then went about the rest of my day. I decided to use it on the following day (I don't recommend that anyone else do this. I know my skin very well and how it reacts to different treatments) and it started to tingle Yay! I washed off after two minutes and noticed that my skin was so smooth, and the minor discoloration on my face were lighter.I am in my mid twenties with basically clear dark brown skin. I have a few minor flaws (2 pimples that healed and left little black dots and a small discoloration under my eye). This product worked very well for me with no real irritation.In addition my sister who is just a little older than me with oily skin (I have normal/dry skin), had a small cluster of stress pimples on her cheek. she used it once and they have already started to clear up.And a little side note. After using the peel you must moisturize. I chose to forgo typical face cream and instead used hydro-cortisone cream. The slight stinging went away immediately and my face felt greatHope this helps!ps- I would have given 5 stars but I want to see what happens after the six weeks!
This does work great, but give it time. I found that using Cetaphil lotion actually calmed the burn afterwards. The shipping was so fast, ordered on a Monday afternoon and had it by Wednesday!
I like it but....
I bought this after reading so many other reviews. So far I have used it four times.The first three times I used it I could not tolerate the tingling, prickly (almost like glass in your face) sensations. I have very sensitive skin so prehapes that has something to do with why my tolerance was not very high. So only keeping it on for the first two minutes the first three times it didn't seem to do a lot. It did though leave a smoother feel to my skin and after the third time my pores looked a little smaller. I never itched afterwards but my checks and nose (Where my pores are the largest) almost seemed to toughen. After about a week they were soft again. It was not noticable by the human eye it just felt that way to me, by touch.The fouth time I used it, the prickly sensation seemed much more tolerable therefore I left it on for 5 minutes. I can see a much better result and my skin itches a good bit. They say not to scratch or rub so I'm doing my best not to. But the skin around my nose where the pores seem to be very large, for my entire life but especially after giving birth, seemed to be almost completely gone now. The pores around my checks are considerably smaller and much finer looking so they are not noticable anymore and the toughness that I had before is not there this time. I also changed facial creams so I don't know if that has anything to do with it but in my opinon it does. The better results I really think are due to leaving it on longer.In addition, I can SEE more smoothness on the rest of the skin on my face, including two very tiny spots, that were from sun damage, have been aletered. Only one shimmers a slight visual the other is compeltely gone. As for my very fine lines they are still there. But with the rest so far I'm fairly pleased.I had one facial before that they used a chemical peel in a salon and the peel didn't tingle so much and it was left on for a good 15 minutes. The bad part about my peel is the girl was apparently ruff and due to that I had scabes on my face afterwards. I'm told that should never of happened.Therefore, I'm very happy I found this product and will certainly continue to use it and maybe it will hit the fine lines soon. I will keep my bottle after it is empty just in case I want to repurchase it but I most likely will look to try a different product.
helps skin spots
After 3 uses a lg. age spot that descended from my hair line onto my forehead has disappeared. But, I would have liked for the lines to be less noticeable after some of the feedback that I read. Also, the smell is tolerable, but unpleasant. All in all, I will continue to use and report back any changes in outcome.
WHAT A PEEL!!
Feb 26, 2010 by C. T. Kai "kelvin"
Used the peel four times and skin conditions have remarkedly improved. However the last peel has only slight improvement as skin has adapted to the acid. Will have to go for a 50-70% soln. Would advise anyone to purchase a 50-70% soln and dilute it to 35% as a start. It saves money too.
it does wonders for my skin!
Feb 22, 2010 by Felicia L
I love this product. It does wonders for my skin. It helps with breakouts and oil control as well as anti-aging. And the seller is great!
As always, I love the product and it really helps refine my pores, diminish wrinkles, and help with my acne scars. This is my third bottle, and I will continue using this.
At 37, I'm blessed with pretty good skin but this product has really taken it to another level. I glow!!! I've tried dozens of creams, facials and expensive microdermabrasion treatments (nice, but the results barely lasted through the weekend!)- this pro
It does what it's supposed to do!
Feb 11, 2010 by Mary E. Copper "meca"
I am a retired skin care professional. Glycolic Acid peel is really best at stimulating cell renewal. It's excellent for older skin renewal that has become sluggish, thus tired wrinkled skin accumulates on the top. I used the product differently than directed. You want to get the product to penetrate the skin. I put it in my hand and massaged into my thoroughly cleansed face, being careful to avoid the eyes. Any left, I massaged into my hands to clean up old skin there. It takes weeks to finally see good results, but my skin does look smoother and younger. I also was able to remove several embedded blackheads with ease.
Feb 10, 2010 by Serena Arbuthnot
I tried this product after a lot of research, i found it did just what it said it would my face is Sooo smooth and i could not be happier.
Think it's working
Jan 31, 2010 by Marilyn Rawls
I've used the peel twice so this review may be premature. I am seeing an improvement in my skin tone. I am African American with very oil skin and hyperpigmentation left from using Proactive serveral years ago. My scars are primarily on my cheek & a few on my forehead. After meeting with an esthetician who suggested I spend $980 on Obagi & an additional $500 on chemical peels, I thought I'd try this peel first. I also purchased the Salicylic peel which I have not tried yet, and Kiss My Face Pore Shrink which I've tried and LOVE. I did not experience a lot of stinging, I left on my face for no more than 2 minutes. I put Coconut Oil on my eyebrows & around my eyes & mouth, as a protectant. I applied with a Q-tip, this seemed easier than using a cotton pad. I washed with baking soda to deactive the acid. I will write another review after I've completed the series (using 6 times) but right now, I am very pleased.
Nothing Happened After My Peel???
Jan 27, 2010 by Elizabeth Peralta "Elizabeth"
Ok after a friend had recommended this product and from reading all the positive reviews we decided to try it.... My friend and I tried it one evening and mind you we have had this done professionally so we know the process. After washing our faces thoroughly, we applied three layers of the glycolic peel and waited 6 minutes later. We did experience tingling and some redness but nothing uncomfortable. We washed our face thoroughly ensuring all the glycolic was removed and patted our faces dry. We looked in the mirror and said ok, feels like nothing lets see tomorrow. The next day it felt like we did nothing to our faces, day two, three, four, five.... NOTHING! We thought we would of had some type of evidence that we even did a mini peel... But nothing.We are going to try this one more time, but we are reluctant too since the first one did nothing. I will let you know what happens in the next few days.
Glycolic Peel-great moderate peel
Jan 24, 2010 by Jane Austen "Orchid67"
I purchased this item to use it on my clients. I love the product since it gives you a moderate peeling. Just make sure to get the neutralizer to put on after you apply the acid. Do not leave the acid for more than the recommended time or your skin will peel severely & burn. If you do it once or twice weekly your skin will be very smooth & the pores become finer. I highly recommend this product, just make sure to get the neutralizer & follow the directions carefully. The results will be worth the little sting.
Jan 20, 2010 by SAMANTHA S
skin feels softer, less acne and pores seem smaller. No change in fine lines after 4 treatme
works on fine lines and wrinkles
Great product! Today will be the 4th time I am using it. My skin already improved a lot, fine wrinkles are gone and poreas are much smaller. I am preparing for an upgrade to GA 50 or 60%. But be sure to follow all instructions step by step. I am very glad I found this product!
Great Retin-A Alternative!
Jan 09, 2010 by J. Williams
This truly is an amazing product! I, too, have been plagued with problematic skin since I was 13 ( I am now 30 so it's been a battle for over half of my life). I have undergone two treatments of Accutane in addition to the more mild topical treatments of Proactive, benzol peroxide, and Retin-A. I have been using the Glycolic Acid Peel for about two months now (well, for 6 weeks and now I am taking one month off as recommended). Even during this 'down time' my skin still looks great! The deeper scars from the cystic acne are still there, however, most of everything else from my enlarged pores to my furled brow creases are much less pronounced.This is by no means a miracle cure, but for the price and convenience of a DIY home treatment you'll really be amazed! The results are very similar to being on Retin-A (ie. faster cell renewal, increased collagen production, minimization of enlarged pores + wrinkles, and a more evened-out skin tone) but come with a fraction of the cost.I would highly recommend this product to anyone else who has problematic skin. It really does an amazing job of giving your complexion a brighter, more supple appearance. You will also be amazed at how soft your skin feels to the touch. Just be sure to use a good moisturizer as well as an SPF to help protect your new radiant skin!
these reviews seem to be sales pitches
Jan 08, 2010 by Charla Mccourt
Most of the reviews on this product seem to be sales pitches. They are not believable to me. How could the molecular size/ composition of this product be as small as the product description suggests?
helps control breakouts
It's a geeat product. I've suffered from Acne my whole life and this has really helped control and avoid further break outs.
I am peach complected, clear skin, but have acne scars on my face. I made a mistake to get laser treatment for the scars, which resulted in discoloration of the skin, my face became very blochy. I read all the reviews I could find, on 35% Glycolic Acid pe
I love this product!
Dec 29, 2009 by Melodee Jo King
I love this product! It's not harsh,but very gentle on your skin. I've had adult acne and it has cleared up since using the glycolic acid 35% gel. I'm very excited about that! Cuz I hate pimples! I've also noticed a reduction in the wrinkles around my eyes. I'm very pleased with the overall appearance of my skin. It's softer and smoother.
Truth in Advertising?
Dec 26, 2009 by Carrie B123
I'm looking for a TCA peel and notice this and shake my head- This company states that"Glycolic acid...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."And-"Lactic: "The Lactic acid molecule works to pull moisture into the cells"AndGlycolac: "It is generally well tolerated because the lactic and glycolic work on different levels or the skin."Wow! REALLY? Glycolic acid is a small molecule which slips beneath the epidermis to reach the collagen fibers below? The only cosmetic peels that penetrate any deeper than sloughing off the first superficial layer of skin, are the phenols and TCAs. This is why phenols are only done by a doctor and under anesthesia. The strong TCAs are done by a doc or licensed esthetician. You can buy the lower strength TCA peels online albeit with a caveat of warnings and disclaimers (so if you use a higher strength than you should or leave it on longer than you should, apply it incorrectly, et al, and give yourself a nice chemical burn, you can't sue the merchant.) Still, these peels do not reach the dermis, where collagen is located. So unless your glycolic acid peel is a modern day miracle, it cannot "slip" beneath the epidermis. Chemical peels can help to stimulate the body's production of collagen due to the necrosis (yes, death) of the top layers of skin cells IN the epidermis. The skin reacts to the cell death by stimulating the collagen production just as exposure to sunlight stimulates the production of melanin thus giving people a tan. It has nada to do with gently slipping 'neath the skin and petting the "collagen fibers". Your glycolic acid peel would be a miracle of chemistry if it did what you claim. It would also get people really ill, but that's beside the point I guess. My Lord, even the injectable collagen fillers are made up of molecules that are too big to be absorbed, hence the injectable part. If any topical cosmetic product contained a molecule small enough to actually penetrate the dermis, it would be a prescription now, wouldn't ya think?Moving on to your Lactic Acid claim...Exactly how does a lactic acid molecule "pull moisture" into cells? Lactic acid is a hydroxy acid derived from milk. It is not a humectant which attracts and retains moisture from the environment. Is that what you meant by pulling moisture in? A lactic acid peel (or any peel) can help to increase the skin's ability to retain moisture by dissolving the glue-like substance made of sebum, dirt, old makeup, etc...that holds the dead skin cells together. This results in the dead skin cells sloughing off. The skin can now take in moisture better instead of the moisture sitting on top.And what exactly is "Glycolac" and how does this product (or is it a new molecule?) work on "different layers of skin"? Which layers? I take it the Glyco part of it can slip beneath the epidermis as well?Sorry but this kind of advertising really gets my goat. I am trying to find a decent TCA peel on Amazon and it's frustrating to have to wade through all the c-r-a-p and the false claims made by some vendors. Maybe you have a decent product but I wouldn't bother to actually purchase it after reading the pitch.
I started using this product in mid october under the impression that I would have visible results after 1 application. I was really dissapointed because, unlike others who have posted their reviews, I didn't see any difference in the texture or appearanc
Smooth and Soft Skin
Dec 14, 2009 by flowerfaire
It really works!! I waited six months to write this review to see how my skin turned out and I am amazed at the results. I used the peel weekly for 8 weeks, then once a month along with the AHA 10% skin lotion to my face and neck. I've also added some of the Glycolic Acid 35% to the AHA lotion and have started to apply it to my arms and shoulders too. My co-worker swore by these products and she has great looking skin in her fifties, so I thought I'd try it now that I'm the big four O.I have struggled with cystic acne since my twenties and have tried antibiotics, ProActive and Retin A for years with the acne returning and my skin dry and peeling. Now my skin is so much softer with a healthy glow and the acne has cleared up, except for the occasional pimple around that time, if you know what I mean! I also have sun damage to my face with brown spots and freckles and they have faded alot, but are still there. I'm going to try the TCA peel on my cheeks and brown spots for the sun damage and see how that works.As far as application, I left the peel on for eight to ten minutes with mild burning,rinsed with cool water and applied the AHA lotion afterwards. There is some mild burning with the Glycolic Acid and mild tingling with the AHA lotion, but no other bad effects as mentioned by other reviews I read. But my skin has been used to the Retin A for YEARS, so it may be tougher than others. I am trying the lower strengths, because of my sensitivity to scarring with Asian skin.AND Don't Forget the Sunscreen!! That's something I use alot of now along with a hat while I'm in the sun.
I went to a skin care consultation and the glycolic peel was highly recommended. I am 33 wanted to just freshen up my skin..minimize lines, etc. At $200 + per treatment, I went online and found this wonderful product. I love this glycolic peel. I thin
I did not notice much, my skin was a bit smoother
Maybe I don't put enough on. I only used it for the first 6 weeks, and I still have lots in the bottle. I used a cotton ball, I was scared to put too much on. I am now in the break period. I have to start it up again. I only noticed that my skin was a tad smoother. It does feel like the same stuff I use to pay for, so I think it is a good product.
Nov 29, 2009 by Valerie M
I've had professional light-peels before so I appreciate being able to do it myself for so much less. I started with the minimum time and then did it for longer the next time and experienced great results.
Nov 11, 2009 by maximumelle
I've been using this product for several weeks now. The first couple of uses it stung pretty bad and I had to take it off after a minute or less. After the 4th use I can leave on it as long as I want, but generally take it off after 10 minutes. My skin seems smoother after each use. I use it for scars, but it also seems to clear up my acne. While my scars are not gone, they do seem less noticeable. I like the product a lot and recommend it for people who have acne, large pores, and scars.
Great Mild Peel, Awesome Price
Nov 09, 2009 by T. Tidwell
I received this about three weeks ago and I have used it 5 times. The first time, I applied it with a cotton pad and left it on for about a minute. It definitely stings and tingles but it's not painful and is worst when you first apply. I have a fairly high pain tolerance so it might be worse for those with really sensitive skin. I didn't notice any redness after or during the peel. After the minute was up, I rinsed very gently with a cloth [not necessary] and a lot of water. Make sure to moisturize immediately after rinsing your face, I used Sunflower Oil but Safflower Oil is great as well.I did notice that my skin felt a tiny bit softer and it seemed to improve a little bit over the next couple of days. I never experienced any flaking or peeling of my skin. I used it again a few days after that and then twice a week since. After the first time, I left it on for the full 4 minutes. My skin is noticeably clearer and has more of a new skin glow, like you get after a sunburn but without the redness. I'm sure the results all vary from person to person depending on your skin type, sensitivity, etc. but it has been great for me. I also exfoliate daily with this Facial Brush so that could be why I didn't notice any peeling or dry skin.If you are thinking of trying it, read the reviews first to get an idea of what results to anticipate and if the reviewers who like it have your skin type. Read all the instructions before you apply the peel and immediately wash it off if you experience burning or pain. To be safe, do not leave it on longer than the recommended time or use it more than once a week until you know your skin can handle it.I definitely recommend it over a salon peel, especially because it's low dose. Everyone recommends a series of peels to see results and you don't want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for results you could get at home.
Youthful glow at 62
MY FACE HAS SEEN A GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN TEXTURE AND BRIGHTNESS.mY FACE HAS A YOUTHFUL GLOW AND I AM 62 !!!
Review From A Guy
Oct 29, 2009 by Menthol Rum
I bought this to use on a surgery scar on my body with hopes of lessening the scar's appearance. I have a few scars on my face that I didn't even think of using it on, as they are small and have faded a bit. I'm just used to them.I have applied this 6 times in two months. I left it on longer each time and I did follow up with lotion, which is necessary, no question. It burned a bit when I left it on longer, which was a contrast to the lack of feeling the first few times I used it for less than 1 minute. After all this time, it has made an enormous difference in my skin. The scars are much fainter, my skin is less oily and it is more even colored. I wasn't in bad shape before, but the change is enough that my male friends are noticing and asking what I did. It's not night and day, it is a subtle change and it has my skin looking great.One time I had a cut from shaving and I used this. The cut burned and as the skin was broken, I should have waited for the cut to heal, but I'm not that bright. Anyway, I had some spots where I had the cut, but they disappeared in few days. If anyone else has this happen, don't freak out.Now I like to look my best and I can't believe how well this works. My skin is clear, smooth, less oily and just looks good. I look young anyway, but this really impressed me. I am not a user of this type of product and never knew something like this even existed. We are all different and have different skin, but I have a medium complexion and my skin tends to be on the sensitive side. I haven't had more than 1 pimple since using this. I don't get a lot, but more than I had been getting.Other reviewers have given some good tips and I will be another voice in the chorus that says what a great product and results this has given me.
noticeable results after 1 month
If you use as recomended u see noticeable results after 1 month. ive seen some reviews where ppl say they dont see a difference, and that their skin is just smooth. its probably because we cant see just how damaged our skin is, so the results arent instant. good product. the 206+ peel ive noticed is the best for tiny acne scars
I Was So Scared To Use This.....
Oct 21, 2009 by Beauty is as Beauty Does
...I thought it was going to hurt and braced myself for some intense pain. You know what I felt? Nothing at first, then after being on my face for 8 minutes I started to get a very very very mild sting. I have photosensitive skin. It's not only hypersensitive to the sun, it's hypersensitive to many topical lotions(even a Clinique cream with sunscreen). I just hit the big 3-0 and have decided to fight aging problems before they become problems. I was more than thrilled after using this.My skin was just a little red for a few hours. My pores seem smaller My skin is definitely smoother, it feels better than it would feel when I put top quality lotion on it--and there is no lotion on it! Also, don't exfoliate after you use this. The day after I did it, I used my apricot scrub in the morning, as I have religiously since I was 13. Despite the fact my face wasnt red or seemingly sensitive, I felt the sensitivity when I did the scrub. Stay away from exfoliations for a week after the treatment to let the cells rejuvenate.I will be using this every week til the bottle runs out as a sort of practice for TCA and applying it properly. I will also extend the length of time I leave on my face everytime I use it. Hopefully, after this, I'll be ready for TCA 20% Chemical Peel solution, 30mL (Professional).EDIT:Did my second application 2 nights ago. The results this time were considerably better! My skin tone is evening out. The results seem to be accumulative and pronounced. Much more so than any other product I've used--and I've exfoliating daily since I was 13. Good product. Good results. But a bit too gentle for me as a starting point. I cant wait to see what the results from my next application will look like. That said, since I so thought Glycol 35 was too light weight, I ordered a Glycol 60(ordered the neutralizer too!)Funnily, by using this peel, I think I found a use for Queen Helene Olive Oil Facial Masque 6 oz.. The other times I used Queen Helene Olive Oil Facial Masque 6 oz., it didnt seem to do anything. Just some moisturizing goop that really didnt seem to moisturize. I used the Olive Oil Masque the day after I did the peel, and it actually moisturized my skin in an even way. Keep in mind though that I have very dry skin with the exception of the T-Zone..so it might still give u zits if you have normal skinThe results seem to be accumulative and pronounced. Much more so than any other product I've used--and I've exfoliating daily since I was 13. Good product. Good results. But a bit too gentle for me as a starting point.
You think acne is bad....
Oct 20, 2009 by M. Delcastillo
Despite using a timer and neutralizer this peel has left my face with scabs on my cheeks, redness all over, new emerging postules and a lot of pain. This is not a no down time peel!!! I had to go to work like this which is far more embarrassing than acne. I have tossed this peel and suggest those who purchase it use it with extreme caution.
I read the reviews and I was excited to try the peel but I was also weary about it. But, it really really works! You must try it! My skin is so smooth and I have tried every cleanser/toner/skincare line out there and nothing is easier than this. It's 1-2 a week and thats it! I am definitely going to buy it again.
Help Me Please!
Oct 15, 2009 by N. Telfort
This is not to offend anyone; Has anyone brown complected used this product on their legs? If so, how were the results? If it was not the result that you hoped for, which peel would you recommend?
it has made a huge difference
Absolutely love the product, it has made a huge difference in my skin!!
Better than Expensive Creams!!!!!
Oct 14, 2009 by Alexander Trevino
The first time I used this product I was amazed....less oily, firm, and really smooth. At first I used the product for five minutes. Now, I'm up to fifteen minutes and still notice a great difference. You will experience a slight tingling, burning sensation but it's a proven sign that it's working deep within the skin layers. Use Neutrogena's moisturizer afterwards and wake up to beautiful skin! Trust me, you won't be disappointed. It's worth the price and better than an expensive cream! Also, another great tip for men who shave everyday...when I used the product at night before going to sleep and woke up the next day to shave, I read in a magazine that shaving the whole face (carefully avoiding the hairline and eyebrows) will stimulate collagen growth. Very True!!! I've used this technique every other day for the past year and have noticed a more smoother and youthful appearance.
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Pleased with the results
I have now used this product 4-5 times. I really look forward to using it each week to see the cumulative difference it will make. My pores are smaller and I have more of a healthy glow. While driving to dinner one evening after the first use (only left on 1 minute as I was cautious of the reaction) I caught a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror and thought I looked 'younger'. When my friend saw me, he commented on how nice I looked (he never does that), so I really attribute that to the results of this product. I will continue to use it and hope the age-spots and deep wrinkles continue to fade. Its not a miracle product, but I do feel that with each use I see good things happening to my skin.
Sep 28, 2009 by F. Little
I reviewed this product earlier, but have been using it longer now and I wanted to update my review. I have been using the product for 6 weeks now (once a week) and it is fantastic! I have noticed a big difference in my skin. I was breaking out and panicking because I have a wedding coming up. I used this for 6 weeks and my skin is amazingly clear. I haven't had new breakouts and overall my skin just looks healthier. It's uncomfortable to have on my face even for the 3 minutes, but it's totally worth it!
good for regular peels.
The 1st time i applied this i thought my face would fall off, but I was just being dramatic due to inexperience. in reality it just tingles and stings, but after a couple of uses you really dont feel much of anything. I apply this with a cotton ball on my face, chest and hands, and have progressed from 1 min to 10mins. your skin really builds a tolerance to this which is why you should take 6 weeks off after 4 weeks of application. some people do it once a week, others can handle it twice a week. it takes some experimenting. its a great exfolient and will tighten your skin, make it smoother and more even. it works much faster than tretinoin or topical retinoid/aha creams. it just makes everything visibly better. i recommend washing it off with cetaphil or plain cold water and then slathering on a gentle moisturizer. also, its a bad idea to use this during the summer, or anytime you plan to get a lot of sun. ALWAYS wear sunscreen no matter what after using this.
If I'd known
I would have opted to purchase the lower precentage of the product if I had known how intensed the 35% was. I actually suffered a bad burn as a result. It was way too strong for my needs. This product should not be used at home by anyone who is not a professional dermatologist, or a skincare professional.