Expert Tip: Can be used in combination with glycolic and lactic peels to increase results and depth of peel.
Advanced Treatment for Improving Skin
Salicylic Acid is the new generation of products for improving the appearance of aging skin. Dermatologists now agree that Salicylic/20 peel is a superior exfoliate that improves the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin
Being Oil Soluble, Salicylic Can Penetrate the Outer Layer of Our Skin
Salicylic can be used several times a week, because it is oil soluble. The outside layer of your skin is covered in oil, and being oil soluble, the Salicylic acid is able to penetrate this outer layer. However, under this outer most layer is the dermis, and this layer is made up of mostly water. Oil and water don’t mix, and this keeps the Salicylic acid from moving down past the outer most levels of the epidermis. This is what makes it safe to use several times a week, and for some even daily.
Can Be Used More Often Than Other Peels
Salicylic/20 peel breaks down the protein bonds between the layers of skin, which is why a much quicker peel can be achieved. For acne, the Salicylic acid has several properties that make it a very effective treatment for acne. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps to immediately reduce the inflammation of the acne. Salicylic Acid Peels are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall facial texture because it exfoliates both the skin surface and within pores. It has been found that Beta Hydroxy, Salicylic Acid is effective with as little as one-fifth the concentration typically found in products containing Glycolic Acid.
Very Effective Treatment for Acne
Salicylic acid is highly effective for acne and oily skins. It is oil-soluble and lipophilic so it penetrates sebum filled follicles and helps to unclog pores, loosen and lift out blackheads, even out skin tone, and prevent future outbreaks. Salicylic acid blends powerful skin exfoliation with skin soothing actions. It has ultraviolet absorbing properties that help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It can be used more frequently than the other peels without much risk for irritation.
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. If you have many years of sun damage accumulated on the skin, the progress will start off slow.If you apply the peel after bathing it will penetrate more deeply as the protective oils will have been washed away, so be careful as you run more potential for causing irritation when applying.
Healthy, Beautiful Skin is not Achieved in One Night
Remember to not get frustrated…exfoliation is a process that takes some time. You are beginning your treatments with pores that are clogged with embedded dirt, dead skin cells and sebum. As you begin your treatments the sebum just under the surface will likely emerge as blemishes. This is normal. Breakouts may seem more pronounced since the acid is cleaning the pores more quickly than with regular cleansing products. Typically within the first 3 weeks, the skin begins to show improved clarity with very few breakouts. Deep cleansing and exfoliation is a ‘process’ which takes some time to work. After the skin has cleared, It is also important to continue weekly treatments to keep the pores from becoming clogged.
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still works after 1 year of use
I have been using the product for about a year, and generally I really liked it. I would apply it to my face after showering and before bed. I found that applying it after getting out of the shower allowed it to work a lot better.Some other reviews have said that it did not work for them, and they might have oily skin like me. If you try applying directly out of the shower I'm sure your results will be much improved.Just be careful to test this if you have sensitive skin. Try it first before you apply out of the shower.I'm able to use this every day without any problem.The instructions say to wash it off after 5 minutes, but I'm able to leave it on until right before bed where I wash my face. The first few times I use it I normally get some visible flaking, but its very slight.The product has a slightly oily feel to it, and this is because of the Salicylic acid being oil soluble, and this is why its supposed to be able to penetrate into the pores.If I apply to whitehead, by the next morning it is much improved, smaller and less inflamed, less red. I really like this peel.
I felt and seen a change the 1st time I used the product, it's awesome
I just got this stuff last week, the first time ive used this product it burns like crazy, feels like my face getting burn and hot, i can only stand for 2-3 minutes, but when i rinse my face with cold water burns is gone and my face looks clear ,cool, and
I purchased the Salicylic/20 and Lactic/70 peels. The Salicylic peel works wonders on my tough heel calluses. The Lactic gel make my face feel very soft. These items are now a staple in my skin care routine.
Results after one use!
I've struggled with acne prone skin since I was 10 years old...Now I'm 26 and STILL have problems, mainly with clogged pores and what seems like too much oil production. After trying any and every product I could get my hands on, I decided to try a peel. I have very sensitive skin, so I was a little weary at first, but the 20% solution has worked great for me so far! The first time I used it I could only leave it on for about 30 seconds. (The stinging was a little more than I had expected.) But even after leaving it on for such a short time I have had great results! My face is not nearly as oily as it was before. I used to get really shiny about an hour after applying my makeup, but now my face looks great throughout the day. And the number of pimples has also dramatically decreased. I would strongly suggest using this product.
best thing I've done for my skin!
I'm very happy about this product and pleased with the company as well. I've now ordered twice from them, and both times my order came within two days! I wanna add, I also like that they are not wasteful with the packaging. I've been upset about that with some other cosmetic companies (cough... Sephora... cough). So they would definitely be my first choice when I decide to order another peel. The card they included had clear instructions, which was nice too.Now for the peel... I've only been using for two weeks, but my skin is really looking nice already. I do find that it stings a little, usually while I'm washing it off. Do be careful and only leave on for a minute the first time! It's better to be safe with your skin. Still, this is not a really harsh peel that will burn your face off if you leave it too long. I've tried some spot treatments that I left on overnight, and this didn't seem to be a problem.I've now ordered another peel from them that I'm going to rotate with, since my reading on the internet seems to indicate that different peels will address different problems. But for clearing up acne, this is great! I'm really happy with my skin, and I will definitely order again... probably the bigger bottle next time!
Very responsible company
Aug 11, 2009 by Maria P "MP"
I'm very happy with the purchase of this product. This is a very responsible company !Although I've tried the salicylic acid once, I can see the results and the difference now !!!Thank you very much !
Excellent products. Love the peels and great service. Came with explicit instructions how to use and not mess up. Ater reading several reviews decided to order and try myself. Now I have a peel regimine and can perform my own facials without spending $100
great inprovement in severe teen cystic acne
Jul 23, 2009 by P. Vanderwolf
I got this for my son age 13. Tried everything else on market including expensive brands to no success. This made a noticible difference after only a few days. And noticible lifting the severe scars after a month or so. Now he only uses it for spot treatment.
Jul 19, 2009 by Candice Grisham
After years of sun damage and wrinkles forming on my skin, I never thought I could finally find something to help my complexion. Not only did it clear up my acne, but it made my skin feel soft and new. My wrinkles are much less noticeable and my skin looks a lot healthier. Not many products actually work but I'm glad to say that this one did. I'm very happy that I decided to use this product and I recommend it to everyone that wants better skin.
This product is absolutely amazing! I have mild-moderate acne. I always tend to break out in phases. And I hate those dark spots/scars that appear after my acne has disappeared! Usually it takes many weeks/months for those marks to fade!! I have tried numerous products that are supposed to fade those marks (such as Acne Free fade gel, Neutrogena, even prescription cream), but none have worked as well as this Salicylic acid gel peel!!! I received this item about a week ago, and my marks are almost completely gone. Some of the reviews state it takes a while, and I think it totally depends on the severity of acne and scars. I do not think this will get rid of major scars that cause indentations on the skin, but it definitely works to fade those dark marks. I leave it one for about 5-10 minutes morning and night, and follow up with a thick moisturizer/night cream--since it makes me dry out a bit. I am almost at the point where I don't need concealer anymore! Definitely worth the buy!
Jun 24, 2009 by V. Umanov
At first i was skeptical of this acid peel, but changed my mind soon after.I took before photos to see the change the peel would have on my face, and its only been about 4 weeks, but i will take pics soon of the after results after 6 weeks.Im 20, male, white, with slightly oily skin, and acne that sometimes turns horrible on me and makes cysts only on cheeks though. One cyst next to my eye and eyebrow left a bad scar.This stuff does tingle a bit, but very bearable. Used first for 2 mins, and had no effect, upped it to 4, same result. Used the full 8 mins the next day, started to see improvements. I modified the instructions a bit because my skin is used to exfoliations by 10% benzoil peroxide which only made pimples smaller and face a bit dry.I used every other day for the full 8 mins every time. But i suggest follow their instructions first before adjusting it. No down time here, and no redness like some people mentioned, and i dont apply moisturizer. The skin feels same before and after application, but results can been seen a few hours after the application as well as increased results over 24-48 hours. The company suggests using a moisturizer, so dont take my word for it that you may not need it, so start with that. I started first using this product with a moisturizer but i think it clogged my pores and cause mild acne.The results i got were:-Pores got smaller noticeably on the nose, but not as much on the cheeks.-Face became much more smoother, the scars got blended in(not the major ones thought)-Face is less oily after application as well as for the next 24 hours or so. No moisturizer was needed for me, as the amount of oil on my skin after use of the peel stayed at a perfect level.-Face got lighter (can be seen in my pictures), and red spots from old acne lightened up slightly.-Acne breakout decreased alot. I no longer get acne on my cheeks and forehead. My problem is the nose and chin, mainly the bottom portion of the nose.Final Comment: I would recommend this product to first time chem peel users. My sister is trying it right now. My skin is not sensitive, so i will be looking for a stronger solution, maybe 30% salicylic, or 35% glycolic. May buy this (in the 100 mL bottle) after i get rid of my red spots to maintain an acne free face.Ill keep you guys updated with what happens in the next 2 months or whatever because its only been 1 month, and full results may take much longer. btw, i still have half the bottle left after 1 month use.
This product is great.. I've struggled with acne and used pharmaceutical grade gels/creams and pills.. nothing really worked.. but within one 3 weeks of using the product.. I noticed the difference...I've only done 3 applications.. but noticed the scars f
I love this stuff, I'm actually about to place another order right now. I've been using this product for about 2-3 weeks now, and I haven't had a single breakout. And the scars a slowly fading out.
Jun 04, 2009 by Alexandria Diaz
I have/had acne on my forehead and nose. I have used everything from walmart brand to proactiv on my face. Nothing has worked. I gave up for a few months and then realized it wasn't getting any better, and I was getting my hair cut and styled to cover my forehead.Bought this stuff and tried it for 2 minutes as suggested, nothing happened(duh). Waited over the weekend and i didn't see a big change other than peeling around my nose, i used it 3x in a row that Sunday, followed with target brand night cream, the next morning I still had acne, but it was lighter in color and a teeensy bit smaller.This is not an overnight miracle fix, I have been using this for about 10-15 minutes every day after work, I have also mixed some with my night cream. My face is FINALLY to the point where i don't have to wear makeup, its brighter, rosier and younger looking (i am 21, but my face had started to gray and harden)! I don't even wear blush or bronzer anymore. I feel amazing.I usually wash my face first and gently use my scrubber to exfoliate with some regular face wash. I apply this stuff for 15 minutes and then wash it off with the face wash again then give it some time to air out and use my night cream.I also started drinking a lot of water and washing my face in the mornings too. I will buy this stuff again and next time i am adding glycolic acid to my order. I have never been more satisfied.
really works and good customer service
May 24, 2009 by Mehmet Zengin
i bought this item on skinlabo's web site. product works really well, i have rarely acne so i can't tell too much about this concern but i have large pores and i can say that it really works for large pores (at least their appearance, so definitely it worth to try it.for customer service, i bought item from Switzerland, and one bottle (other bottle was lactic acid) and bottle was broken so i sent email to customer service and wrote them that bottle was broken and they agreed to sent me a new bottle. It's really nice.
No significant sign of improvment
So, i just purchased this product and arrived yesterday. I NEVER had a chemical peel in my life, so i was really careful with the product. I didn't put the peel on my cheek, i wanted to try the acne prone area: Forehead & Chin first before i proceed. Well, i put it on for 1 min and washed it off with cold water. it feels really cool and refreshing when the product is on my face. No pain or sting at all. After that I rinse it out really well with cold water. Amazingly, the product doesn't try up your skin right away. It just creates like a real thin layer, then i applied moisturizer and went to bed! This morning i woke up, no peel... feels the same. thats why i don't know if this product is really working yet. I need more time to tell. But it does feel really good when its placed on your skin. Think about it! Most acne clearing gels have 2 % salicylic acid ingredients, this has 20% ... so, it has to work in the long run. i'm really optimistic! Will update soon!_______________________________________________________After 5 uses, no significant sign of improvment. I love the refreshing feeling of the peel after its washed off. Should i be using this product every 2-3 days ? I'm also using the Glycolic Acid Peel 35% which i feel does create an overnight smoother skin texture.
I don't know why I didn't try this before
Normally I don't write reviews, but this product is totally worth it, first the shipping was super fast, I ordered it on April 29th got it in the mail day before yesterday May 6th, really impressive because I'm in Toronto Canada.I tried it last night in my face and my back, I have really bad acne scars , I have a hormonal problem and even thought my acne is gone the scars were really bad.It was amazing, it's just the first time and my face looks way better, I can't notice any changes in my back so far, but I'm hopping for it to clear too.Anyway don't think it twice, I don't know why I didn't try this before, I was contemplating getting laser done, but this seams to be an easy fast and inexpensive way to solve my problem.
Best $ I've ever spent on acne treatment
May 01, 2009 by Muddstudd
After wasting 15+ years of my life and tons of money at the Derm I have the clearest skin EVER! I love this product. I peel at night and follow with with cetaphil lotion & cleanser when I get too dry, use Panoxyl bar soap and cheap 10% benzoyl peroxide cream from w@lm@rt in the a.m. and face and backne haver never been better. I just bought the lactic and glycolic and hope to add them to my routine for scarring. My only complaint is that they don't have an even bigger bottle, I love this stuff!
It has really helped to clear up my skin. I started to get "adult acne" and it seemed impossible to get off my face. I started to freak out that's when I ordered and it has really, really helped. Not vain..just not use to marks being on my face. This helped
Effective over time
Apr 29, 2009 by SummerMiami
I really needed to get the appearance of my skin improved! I had innumerous old and new acne scars specially on my back. When I bought this product I thought it was gonna work overnight miracle, but it didn't. My skin didn't get worse at first like many say, but it did peel for days after like if I had been on the beach for a long time, and I was able to leave it on only for a few min. Now after 4 months treating with this product I can even leave it on my skin for hours, and guess the results i see now? GREAT difference!!! Im so happy and thats why I decided to write a review to help others. My skin is sooo smooth and 90% clear of the old darker and newer red scars! I just love it! Thanks Skinlab!!!(go to their website!they have thousands of advices!)
Apr 28, 2009 by gostrosky15
I'm happy with the 20% salicylic. I seem to have quite tough skin though so I'm looking forward to trying the 30% soon.
I bought the larger bottle this time because I have confidence in the product and I'm extremely pleased with the results that I achieve. My skin feels so much softer right after using and it has gradually improved the overall texture of my skin after mult
Apr 26, 2009 by cuteypenny03
Seems to be eliminating dark spots
Apr 18, 2009 by debbiekervin
Excellent product. Works great on controlling breakouts.
Apr 14, 2009 by stacy_handy
The product is authentic and it works great. It was not watered down and I received it promptly. I will use them again & again & again!
Apr 12, 2009 by rdascorpio11964
Quick service. Tried the product, but havent seen any dramatic changes. I had a profeessional treatmentin the past & the salicylic acid frosts up when it spontaneously de-activates. This didn'thappen with this product. The company suggests 6 treatments. I
Wow, this stuff is great. I had no idea a treatment so simple could be so effective (for periodic cystic acne on cheeks). Skin less oily too. Once a week, and skin is so much better. (I wouldn't use more than once a week though). Wish I had heard about this years ago.
Mar 25, 2009 by mrschalinahowelltrent
My skin looks a lot better already. I started with the Salicylic Acid and used the Glycolic Acid a week later. My skin is smoother and more even toned already. A great choice of products with very thorough instructions.
Mar 25, 2009 by Constanze
I started a few days ago with the lactic acid peeling, but it is to early to say anything about it. But today I noticed two pimples developing on my forehead, really painful, deep under the surface of the skin and oviously inflamed. With a Q-ip I dabbed s
No New Breakouts!
Mar 17, 2009 by Redhooded
This product will do a great job However, I wish I would have ordered a greater solution like 35% instead. I have only done one treatment and so far I have had fewer breakouts. The instructions say to wait 7 days before doing another treatment. Im going to do another treatment this week and hopefully I will see more results with my blemishes. I didn't get peeling at all NOR burning and this is why I believe I need a stronger solution. Overall this is a great product!
GOOD FOR ACNE
Mar 16, 2009 by Skinfantastic
I bought this item to use as a mild chemical peel, but happily discovered that it works well in controlling new acne breakout.
great for acneic skins, March 16, 2009
This is the best exfoliant you can buy especially if you have oily/acne-prone skin. It doesn't just leave your skin significantly polished and smooth, but it also treats pimples since salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Just be careful not to leave the lotion on your skin for more than the prescribed time - 5 minutes. Also, it can cause nasty boils if it touches open wounds/minor cuts. Overall, I prefer this to any kind of cosmetic scrub or exfoliant (and i've tried many, including high end ones like estee lauder, clinians, philosophy and la prairie), and it's great to use when my skin is particularly oily or congested.
Mar 16, 2009 by Chessiejones22
Works great! The instructions say to use a mild soap like Cetaphil; however, I decided to use Dove face wash (much cheaper)! I washed my face twice and pat dry it; apply Skin Laboratory with my finger tips onto the affected area. The first time all I coul
Effective, helpful product.
Mar 14, 2009 by B. Meyers
This is an effective, helpful product for my skin problems. The four star rating, instead of 5, is because the product is not so much a gel. It runs somewhat which is a problem if you're standing up in front of the bathroom mirror. This stuff is not ok to get in your eyes, nostrals, or mouth. A bit thicker would help.I now keep several small, clean cloths at hand to stop any flow toward the wrong areas. It increases my stress.Also, my skin alert system says this is not nice stuff. When my skin gets hysterical, I rinse it off. The instructions say to 'rinse with copious amounts of water'. That is all more stess/distress than I expected from the manufacturer's description.I will continue to use this product. I'm used to looking a good ten years younger than I am. This product is the only thing that seems to have the potential to remove these growths completely. I have had them frozen by a dermatologist. Freezing didn't remove the entire growth on the larger ones and the smaller ones that were frozen left big, discolored circles.This product is effective, cost effective, and less painful than freezing by a doctor.I'm 58 and have seboreic dermatitis. More specifically, I have tags on my neck and wartish type growths on my face and chest. My skin is exceptionally sensitive. No acne. I have excema. My skin tends to be dry and extremely sensitive.My skin has forgotten how to exfoliate on it's own. That is difficult if you have sensitive skin.The Salicylic Acid 20% Gel Peel is removing the wartish type growths on my face and some lines and wrinkles. None of them are totally gone yet. There is a 70% decrease in the size of the growths. The deep wrinkles are about 35% less deep. I've used it 3 times (once a week). I think it will remove all of these growths in time. I will update regarding my progress as time goes by.Light a candle for peaceBev
a fairly good peel
Mar 13, 2009 by Cygnus (Brunei Darussalam
Shipment was fast and the peel arrived early (in perfect condition). I've used the feel for 6 - 7 times already. I noticed my pores are smaller than they used to be. Acne shrunks quickly and old scars diminished. The colour of my skin becomes even which makes it easier for me to apply make up. However, acne problem worsens after the third peel. I thought maybe it's got to do with the fact I was using a day cream that contains Lactic Acid. So I stopped using it. Yet my acne problem doesn't improve at all. I used to have a mild occasional acne problem but now it looks as if I'm going through puberty again! So, I don't know what went wrong. I'm still going to use this peel though for I'm hoping my condition will improve eventually.
My face is clearer and healthier looking
Salicylic acid works great.
so far, so good
Mar 05, 2009 by therapeutic touch
I have been using this product for about a month now and I must say I have seen positive changes! I still have persistent acne on my right cheek but once I apply the peel it starts to dissapear fast. This product has shown positive signs clearing the dark spots on my face too. I have spent so much money on many products including proactive but this works far much better! I hope I continue to see positive results so I can have a spotless and healthy skin once again. I would reccommend this product no doubt. Also, I have dark skin and I sometimes use it more often than advised(don't do it because I do). Goodluck!March 25th- Still have acne but they have decreased in severity. I Still have dark spots but since using this peel, they have continue to lighten. I am still breaking out and changes right now seems slow so I'm thinking of buying Lactic acid peel. I'll give y'all an update later. I would still recommend this product, I just thought by now, I'd have a flawless face.
I really love this product, after I use it , my face feels so soft and smooth, later ay red spots are gone. I use it for my sons rough patches and it smooths them out. Its great.
Feb 22, 2009 by harridan1
I just began using it this week and I already notice a difference in my skin. It does cause some discomfort, but I would DEFINITELY suggest this product to someone else :)
VERY fast delivery. It came way sooner than I expected!!!! Great product! I would definitely recommend anyone to buy from Skin Laboratory! I am very pleased.
First off, Skin Laboratory is a wonderful company to work with....very quick shipment, packaged well, love the detailed instructions that come along. The results.....Whoa! My nose has been bothering me a great deal....those darn blackheads.....my pores have been enlarging.......I've tried other products to fight these symptoms, Dr. Perricone and Dr. Denese....both have good products but This Peel is solving the problem and fast too. Loving it! I have dry skin so I ordered and just received Skin Lab's lactic acid which is recommended for dryer skin. But glad I started with this formula for a boost and the lactic will hopefully maintain. Go for it ladies. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! This is potent stuff if you haven't used anything like it before. Go slow. I had a peel done in my dr's office a few years back and knew what to expect.....by the way, that simple peel was $125.00.
Feb 06, 2009 by moriahleigh
I received the peel very quickly. I've used it about three times now and it seems to be an excellent product! The price is great and I expect my bottle to last a long time. I hope to continue seeing great results!!! good luck fellow peelers hoping to comb
Jan 26, 2009 by M. Rudolph
Wonderful product, great price, fast shipper! Will do business again!
This is a great peel. It has never burned my skin & I use it as a spot treatment. I dot it on my blemishes & leave it on for 3-7 minutes & then I apply my skin lotion on top of my entire face. It has really made an improvement in my skin. I can honestly s
Jan 20, 2009 by Stephanie S. Perkins
Ok...never tried an at-home salicylic peel but this was pretty good. The directions said to use to before the acid peel (and Acid/Beta peel) but I wasn't sure about the pH or the sensitivity of my skin to this stuff. Although--I plan to try a salicylic/glycolic peel back to back I feel as if I may have to use a weaker salicylic. My glycolic peel is strong (40-50%) and I'm scared that it may overwhelm my skin. Anyway--I've never done a full-face salicylic peel. I peel section of my face but I mainly use the salicylic for spot treatments once a week (i apply with a q-tip). You have to assess your own skin sensitivity to see what you can/can't handle but salicylic can be left on the skin as a spot treatment. ***Just don't try this with Lactic or Glycolic acid.***
Works for me !
I bought this product about 2 weeks to ago and already I see and difference in my over skin appearance. I have suffered from acne since the age of 11 and have done all the usual to help clear up my skin condition with little result. However, after two or three peels using this product I see a difference. My skin is smoother. I have minimal underthe surface pimples. Unfortnately, I am a squeezer so i do have some acne scars especiall around my jaw line. However, I see these are lighter. I am so pleased. I also use the lactic peel.
Not impressed with acne claims
I don't have sensitive skin and had no problem tolerating the product, but I didn't see any difference with my acne. My pores may be smaller now, but it's hard to tell. I wouldn't purchase it again.
Dec 27, 2008 by S. Hindman
My items arrived ahead of schedule and were excellent quality. I will be ordering more soon. I am very pleased!