Something a Little Stronger…
Works on the Surface to Treat Tone, Texture and Pigmentation
Lactic/50 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 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.
Give New Life to Your Skin
This treatment is ideal for dry or dehydrated skin, as well as aging and sun-damaged skin. 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, leaving a wonderfully smooth and clear complexion. The Lactic 30ml and 100ml are ideal for full facial applications. For specific areas, or spot treatments, the Lactic 50 Roll-on would be best.
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I have favorable results after just one use. My skin is noticeable smoother, and softer. The product comes with a detailed pamphlet on how to use the product, how to prepare your skin- before and after, how long to leave on, and how to neutralize it. I will be using this once a week.
I like to alternate between Glycolic, Lactic & Salicylic Acid peels they work for me, I am 40 and people tell me all of the time I look like I am in my 20's gotta love that!
It's doing it's job slowly but surely. ...need to have patience and use it consistently in order for it to work.
This peel works. I have bad acne scars and this has taken them down quite a bit in the past 2 months. I use this peel at least once a week, even twice. It does not make my skin peel and I have never had a bad reaction to it.Great for sun damage and acne scars. Cannot tell if it does much for fine lines and wrinkles.
it works don't listen to the negative comments. BUT DO NOT USE WITH KOLJIC ACID AND DO NOT PEEL IT YOURSELF LET IT FALL OFF
I am not really a skin care kind of person and now that I am getting older I need to be. I read many reviews and decided to go with this product. I was very nervous at first and watched the clock down to the second. Trust me you can tell it is working. Burns and itches. This was the first peel I have ever used. My skin was not red and it didn't react negative to the product. It only burns a little when you actually have it on. Remembering my science class, I used a mixture of baking soda and water to rinse it off, then used regular water. Worked great. I think you should do this.
Quick History of My Skin:I have had acne for 4 years and have treated it with antibiotics, retinoids, you name it. I am starting Accutane in a few weeks and wanted to get some smoothness and get rid of scarring before starting.Results:To be fair, I've used this once. It is AMAZING. I left it on for about 4 minutes since I have a high tolerance, and yes my skin did get a little pink. Nothing to worry about really. My skin is much more luminous and the pigmentation seems to be really breaking apart and dissolving (this is normal). A little purging seems to be happening, which is normal since it is an exfoliant. My skin feels much more hydrated and smooth. I have used SO MANY products before this, both high end and drugstore. This beats everything out of the water. This once a week will have your skin in tip top shape and allows me to wear less makeup. LOVE this product. I'm glad I bought this instead of glycolic or salylic, much less drying and less abrasive.
After two weeks of using this peel i did not feel anything and it was clear to me that after a while these peels become weak
Initial usage is pretty much what the product advertises. Have only used it a couple of times so far. I'm trying to knock down the look that comes w/ this "later-in-life" eczema, so it doesn't look so angry-red.
I am a 55 year old olive skinned Caucasian. I have thin, dry, slightly discolored, sensitive skin. I use this product to lighten the discolorations and to try to soften the wrinkles on my face. I also have dark circles under my eyes and had hoped that the peel would help. I cannot leave it on for more than a few minutes because it begins to sting. It has helped my little age spots/freckles, but it has taken several uses. I usually do the peel every 10 to 14 days. (sometimes only once a month). I think that the change (for me) has been slow and gradual although my skin feels incredibly soft post peel. I have received compliments lately and I truly believe it is because of this peel. Naturally, I had hoped in a miracle. I had hoped that my face would be all one color and the under eye circles would magically go away. The little age spots that sit in the deepest part of my eye circles are still there but becoming lighter. This peel will be something that I will use as long as I can.On another note: a girlfriend of mine used the peel and felt absolutely nothing... not even a tingle. So, you see, it really does depend on the sensitivity of your skin as to whether it will burn or not.
I have put like three times and my brown spots went lighter. I hope soon the Melasma will disappear. The acid is very strong, so be careful in the first application.
I chose this rating because am still awaiting for results as mention on the description of the product...since using this product my skin looks a bit cleaner but the only downfall/dislike about this product is that I've seen more pimples popping up on my face!! I dont know why that is happening. I wouldnt recommend this product to anyone as yet until I see the proposed results as decribed on myself!!
Great stuff. Can see a big difference in my face. Does not sting or burn, just wipe it on , let on for a minute or so and the rinse off. you will have smooth skin
I have already finished a bottle of Lactic Acid 50% Gel peel and the result is a radiant looking skin. Without having to pay for the expensive peel done at the skin doctor.2 minutes of application, once a week is usually enough to do the job. No down time and no redness for my case. After using the acid peel, my skin is so bright and radiant that I would sometimes go out without a trace of make up on, which I previously wouldn't have dare stepped out of the house bare face. Make up actually stays on better now. As for the lightening effect, it has slightly improved but I guess I still need some time before I can see the result that I wanted, afterall our skin takes 21 days to renew. I am definitely going to continue with this peel on a weekly basis, perhaps a stronger strength occasionally.
My very first acid purchase from amazon. Expected skin to peel. Not quite what happened. I have not seen any noticeable results but will continue to use all of product.
Did'nt really help with my age spots like I was hoping but maybe my skin is too far gone. I would buy again. I also but a drop in my night time lotion.
I will definitely buy this product again! It makes my skin look and feel great, without the expense of a spa facial.
Love the gel peel, easier on the face and does not burn as much as the regular peels. Have been using the regular, switchd for sure.
Maybe I have the skin of an elephant, but this did nothing for me even when I put it on my skin and just left it there (with no removal by washing at all.) I'll have to try a stronger solution since this produced no results. Still everyone is different. (My skin is not fair, not ethnic, just tanned Caucasian. I was hoping to lighten up some aging spots.)
I've only used this 2x so far, and I'm pleased with the ease of use and results. I used a fan brush and the product went on smoothly without problems.
It was a little wait time for product. However it was well worth the wait time. The product and service is one of the best I have received from ordering in line.
I have been using this for one month. In that time, I applied it nine times, only to the sides of my face, forehead, and chin, not to the under eye or front cheeks. Towards the end of the month, I was leaving it on for ten minutes. For me, it has the feeling of just being "prickily" and I never saw any peeling. I am using it to lighten sun or age spots. I can't really say it has done this, not yet any way. I don't think you have to be afraid to use this, if you follow the directions carefully. I think I might want to try a stronger acid peel now that this has prepared my skin. Good luck, and I appreciate all the product reviews from others.
I don't think it was strong enough for my skin, that's all. And it burned my chin, but I didn't do it right, so it's not anyone's fault but mine.
I have had problem skin in the past, but I really feel these peels have helped me. I started with the salicylic peel, but after a while, my skin just got too used to it. So I bought this one and started alternating peels. I also have pretty dry skin and this one defiantly helps keep it moisturized. If you keep up a consistent routine, it really helps to keep the dead skin exfoliated and pores clear. Honestly, after using both peels, I think the only reason I get pimples now is because I still touch my face (BIG no-no!).I've typically found that after a few times, your skin can handle going past their 8 minute time limit. I usually leave it on for around 10 minutes or so with no adverse side effects. Be careful with that though, if you get too bold you could end up with dry, flaking skin.One thing you should be warned of: you can't do these peels as often as a salicylic peel! I learned that the hard way. I use the salicylic peel about once a week, but when I started using this one I quickly learned that you have to give it a little more time, maybe 10-14 days before doing a different peel. My skin got red for a couple days. That could just be me though, A lot of the process is trial and error to find what works best for you.If you have never tried a peel before, I would first recommend using their salicylic acid peel. It's generally tolerated better by the skin and many of the products we use now contain salicylic acid, so your skin will be less sensitive to it.
This is great stuff!! I add a spoon full to a bottle of my daily face scrub and it makes me glow every day. I also use it as a peel as needed
After using this product for a couple of months, I have not seen any difference on my skin. This is not good for black spots.
This product works well as a before-bedtime peel for S. Asian and Middle Eastern skin in evening out skin tone but does not seem to work for ridding dark acne scar spots nor addressing fine lines/wrinkles. Red peeling skin around nostrils, lip line and ear lobe creases is possible given these areas may have more sensitive skin to begin with or have indentations that enable the acid to pool into an inadvertently thicker application and also remain on skin longer if not adequately washed off from such crannies with diligence and copious amounts of cold water along with loads of moisturizer overnight. Also, sunscreen is supremely important keeping in mind to reapply often as it may tend to wear off from those specific areas through excessive touching/rubbing as with sniffling or itchy dry noses, licking dry lips, playing with earrings/scarves/hair, etc. Just be careful with your acid peel strategy particularly in how you choose to approach your sensitive skin areas and care for them afterwards. Enjoy!
The first time I've used this, it didn't burn or anything.My facial skin is always flaking. I don't know why either. :(I've only used this three times.But the first time, I think I've used it for 3-5 minutes. I don't know, but I didn't feel much anything and it didn't seem to do much.I don't know if I didn't put much on or what.Maybe the soap I used didn't strip the oils that were on my face.The 2nd time I used it, I really washed my face to get rid of all the oils.Holy crap this burnt. Well, was tolerable, but it burned. I am fine with that, and since the first time didn't seem to do much anything, I kept this on for 7 minutes in my head. I think I used it for 8-10 minutes or more.BAD IDEA make sure the time is within the time indicated on the directions. Do not do it for more than that or you will burn yourself bad. I washed it off and it kept burning me. While I was showering, when the water touched my face it burnt.I looked in the mirror and my nose area showed burns on it.And it was there for a few days.I used it the 3rd time and I counted the 7 minutes in my head again, but I Think i was a bit more accurate than the 2nd time.It burned like the 2nd time, but it didn't last or burned me and showed.I will continue to use it as I think it is actually doing what it should be doing.I really wish it would help with my skin, but I doubt it will do that.I don't think it'll do what I want it to really do. But I've only used it 3 times.
I have used the glycolic acid from Skin Laboratory before and thought I would try their Lactic Acid formula on my sun damaged skin. It works very similar to the glycolic acid and seems to tolerate it even better with less redness. So far I've been very happy with everything I've purchased from this company. My skin is noticeably smoother and less sun damaged than before and now my wife is using it daily and we can tell a real difference in her skin.Rick
Very easy to use and visually see results for a do it yourself beauty product. I would rec commend this peel.
The 4 oz. is a GREAT value & this product does not make irritated red skin. Four more words required so here they are.
First, this is a strong acid peel and you have to take it seriously when you apply it by following the instructions explicitly. I have a chemistry back ground, so I felt comfortable using it on myself. If you do not have anything in your back ground that gives you understanding about these peels then I would strongly suggest doing some reading first, so that you can familiarize yourself with them and get an understanding of how this stuff works. Watching a you-tube video put out by someone who is qualified is a good alternative if you are not much of a reader.That said this is a great product! I use it sporadically. Maybe once a week for a month or every other week for two months depending on the condition of my skin. Then I take a break - you only have so much dead skin cells to take off after that you are damaging yourself. I get great results in terms of line reduction, miniaturization and improving the evenness of my skin tone.It burns because its an acid at a relatively high concentration, so you can try a lower concentration or just prepare yourself for the fact that it hurts. Redness last for a day or two and do not use other treatments for several days before or after - I suspect it would be painful.
I have been using lactic acid 50% for about two years now and it really improved the condition of my skin (post-acne hyperpigmentation). I would recommend this product to anyone trying to fade out acne marks.
I am pretty sure I have previously written about their glycolic peel, as I had used it for several years, usually in the winter months, from when I was 20ish to 23-24.I love that peel as it really helped clear up my skin on a permanent basis from the time I first started using it. It also helped with skin pigmentation from breakouts/scars which is why I primarily started using, I had very uneven skin tone and lots of scar dots.You just need to be patient, do it weekly, then go on a break. Make sure you moisturize and stay out of the sun because YOU WILL BURN! DONT TAN EITHER.I just tried their lactic peel to switch it up. I let it sit for 8 minutes, (wouldn't recommend for beginners, it took a while to build up to that with the glycolic peel, it does sting alot when you first start using them, but everyone is different)I then used a bar of sulphur soap as the soap to wash it off. Put alot of the soap into my hands, and then massaged the soap and peel already on my face for probably about 5 minutes. The combination of the sulphur soap and any of the peels really works into your pores to clear everything out. I never get as good as results without the peel. Then I used warm/hot water to flush everything out.Skin looks really fresh and very cleaned out. I have a few months before moving to Hawaii from cloudy Seattle so I want to even out my skin as much as possible before I am in the sun to much to use the peels.This company is highly recommended. I used to get microdermabrasion, but almost everytime each person was an idiot and a couple times literally took off to much skin, ended up with lines and scars. The glycolic peel back then helped even everything out that the dermabrasion screwed up.Key words are just to be patient, realise its going to take a couple months to do work on scars, but in the short term either peel really should help clear out the skin, and keep acne away.If you can, the best luck I have had with other skin products are using sulphur soap (available on amazon), biore blackhead face wash (green with beads in it, can't really find it in stores anymore but this has always been my favorite face wash), Walgreen Alphahydroxy face cream (in the past this also helps tremendously with breakouts), and any noncomengenic, hyper-allergenic lotion to keep your face moisturized. Also noncomengenic and hyper-allergenic are the key words you want to see in your sunscreen to make sure it doesn't break you out.
Used roughly a teaspoon to cover my face/neck area with a thin coat. It took about 3 minutes to cover the neck and face. I started neutralizing the areas I started with after 5 minutes with baking soda and lukewarm water. Washed face with a mild cleanser and then applied a moisturizer with natural ingradients with a touch of EVOO. My skin looks noticeably better and there was no downtime. Perfect.
I am a licensed esthetician do not buy this if you do not know how to use acids it works its active and you must use with care ..but i love it
I have only used this product once so far. I applied the gel peel to my face for 1 minute. It burned very slightly. I rinsed the gel peel off my face with copious amounts of water. I had no redness, only very slight irritation that was not visually noticeable. I suffer from acne and very fine lines. It has been one week since I applied the fist peel and I have had no new acne and my lines on my forehead look reduced. I plan to use this once a week/two weeks, slowly leaving the product on longer each time. I was very nervous about attempting a home peel, but I believe if you start with leaving it on for short amounts of time and work up, you should not have any problems.
I love it great product A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
This peel is a great way to start if you are new to peels because its hard to go wrong with it and it will allow you to practice your technique before you get into peels that have a higher potential for damage. My initial experience with peels were at a salon and MD Formulations My Personal Peel System ( 20% glycolic). I read that Lactic acid was milder than glycolic so decided to go with the 50% Lactic to start with. I don't know the specifics of how this works but your face has to build up a tolerance level to the peels so thats why they recommend you start low and build up. We all want immediate results and some people have resistant skin that can get away with plunging in to the deeper peels right away but, personally, I don't want to find out that I am not one of them after the fact. Its my face, I can't hide it, so I'd rather be safe than sorry. The first time I tried this peel, I started with a one minute application. I noticed mild tingling and not much else but the next morning my face felt sooo soft and moisturized, I loved it. I added 1 min each time until I was doing 5-6 minutes. I noticed a subtle improvement on my face each time and was so impressed. 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 as a temporary solution. These peels, week by week, (along with a combination of other products I have listed on my profile), slowly faded them. As I moved on to stronger peels, its like 95% gone. 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.
i live by this product, i have had acne scars for a long time and this peel fades them away in just a few uses!! if like me, you have suffered with self esteem issues because of acne scars and you perpetuate acne by wearing more makeup, this peel may be able to stop that nasty cycle. as you can see from other reviews, it didnt work for every body, but it MAY work for you, and it is not so expensive so why not try it. i use a fan brush and now do the peel every month (began the regimen by doing it every 10 days), you can do it more or less often, and it does not make your skin dependent on it, i have hormonal issues causing adult acne so i scar regularly but this diminishes it fast without needing to wear so much makeup. btw it doesnt particularly clear acne, just removes dead dry skin, and if your acne is caused by excessive dry skin (like mine) it can help the acne situation. good luck, and i hope it is your solution like it was mine <3
I have purchased other peels. This is my least favorite. I think it is too gentle if u are used to stronger peels
I use this once a week. It leaves my face smooth and soft. It is long lasting and will reorder once I run out.
This acide is very mild and didnt irrate my skin at all. I use it with another acid to get the full effect.
This product is amazing!. It is strong and you really need to do your homework before you use this product. Also, don't expect to look 10 years younger overnight. After the first use my skin looked so much more clear. The day after my first use my skin was a little flaky but I used an overnight moisturizer with SPF. My skin is clear, smooth and glowing. After 3 weeks of use my skin looks a little more "tight" but my pores and small lines are still there. I love the clarity that this product gives my skin! My biggest suggestion I can give is to get a professional facial before you purchase to know the best strength to get and some guidance on how to use this.
i ordered this to use on my hands and feet cause they are really dark it softens them but i have not seen results on my feet a a little on my hands.
I bought this item for my mother-in-low as a gift. She is around early 60 years old and starts complaining about her skin that has some dark spots and wrinkles. Sometimes her face looked like dull and much older than her age.She said the Lactic Acid 50% gel was a little light chemical peeling for her aged skin. So, I ordered a higher percentage gel for her which is Glyco-Lac/60, Level 2 Gel Peel. After that, she told me the gel peel really worked to reduce a little bit of her brown spots and fine lines.
I had recently stopped taking my depo-shot and had a dark overcast on my face. It also caused my already scar prone skin to scar even worse then before. With that said, I recently (like 5-6 months ago) had an onslaught of breakouts especially in the forehead area. I finally bought the Lactic acid so I could prepare my skin for using a TCA peel. After reading reviews on TCA on African-American kin, especially darker ones like me, I thought i was pretty much screwed, but tried it anyway. After my first use, I felt no tingling, no sensation, nothing and thought it hadn't worked and I needed 70%. Then I tried it again later that week. My face was on complete fire!! I even ended up with a few burns where my scars already were. Every time I use it, my skin gets a little bit more sensitive to it.As far as results- I love them. I have naturally dry peeling, flaking skin, so I saw a little bit of peeling with this, and I love the way my face looks a few days later. Its brighter, the scars a re a little lighter and my skin tone more even with each day after. My mom loves the way it makes her skin so soft.All in all, after waiting for almost a year to purchase this, I am beyond happy that I did. My face hasnt looked this great in a good year or so.
I purchased this for Actinic Keratosis on my face. The gel is very uncomfortable and causes burning sensation, but it is worth a few minutes of discomfort for the results. My Actinic Keratosis is not gone after five peels, but the appearance is much better and I'm hopeful, over time, I will completely clear my face of the Actinic Keratosis. I hope that with continued use, I will also not get any more Actinic Keratosis. This product improves the general appearance of skin.
I use the product only for a couple of weeks and I also on my small legs because I have terribly dry and ithchy skin. It seems to help my legs. With the new skin it is a lot smother and also no more itch. I will continue to use this product for it because It really helps my legs.
Sensitive enough for my skin, I used water afterwards didnt need my neutralizer. Loved how it left my skin. Buying after this bottle runs out.