Salicylic Acid 20% Peel


4.46 out of 5

Ideal for acne, hyperpigmentation and premature aging, unclogs and reduce appearance of pores

SKU: S20 Category:
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.

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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.

Weight .1 oz
Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 in

30ml, 100ml, Roll-on

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Jun 28, 2012 by shiftinromance

After reading all these amazing reviews on this product and having no luck with getting rid of my past acne scars I went ahead and bought this with high hopes. They were unfortunately too high. I've been using this product now for about a 2 weeks, almost everyday. The first few times I only left it on for maybe 2 minutes at a time. (Perhaps that is why I am not thrilled with my results thus far) The past two times I've left it on for 5 minutes. I took a before and after photo from when I first started to last night and I honestly see no difference. I MAY have some less acne, but I definitely do not see a huge difference. I was really just hoping this would help me with my past scarring and overall appearence of my face. I will continue to use it maybe... I purchased the pH Balancer from Cellbone to use after the peel, with the Balancer, Cellbone included a free 35% Gylocolic Lactic Peel - I used this ONCE, MUCH BIGGER DIFFERENCE! I may still use this, I may not.

Could be better packed
Jun 26, 2012 by Jianping P. "islander"

I know this is the place to leave comments on the products, which I am feeling ok with. I would like to say that the packing itself needs some improvement. it comes in a bubbled small white envelop, for some reason, the cap was not firmly closed, and some of the liquid came out of the bottle. consider the quantity of the product, I think I lost at least 20 percent. Beside that, so far so good. I did create the return label, but I am still debating whether it worth the effort to return it.

Excellent Customer Service!
Jun 26, 2012 by Reviewer29530

The product worked for me. It'll sting at first, but you'll get used to is. My skin is starting to look better after two weeks of use. It's smoother, acne is slowly subsiding, and old marks are clearing. I can't complain. What I am more impressed with is the customer service. I had some issues with shipping and they took care of it right away! They truly care about their customers and if there is ever an issue, you'll hear from their service department quickly. Back to the product. Make sure you moisturize! Your skin will be drier and may peel so it's a must! Pick your moisturizer wisely though, especially if you're using this product to help treat acne.

Jun 24, 2012 by H. Ojeda (Aventura, FL)

This is my second times buying this product. It peels off your acne so quickly. I always use it when I feel like my acnes are going worse. It prevents them to become big head. This is a must for my skin care product!??

That extra oomph in your skin care routine!
Jun 22, 2012 by 8ar8ara

I'm 36 years old and I still suffer from break-outs. I bought this product after reading the reviews on it and I had high hopes. This product definitely delivered. I've been a Retin-A user for years and I needed something to give my skin that glow. Well, this worked wonders for my old acne scars, my oily skin and as for break-outs, almost non-existent! Definitely would buy again!

Instat Results!
Jun 22, 2012 by Katie

I wasn't sure what to expect with this product, but since it was "professional" I thought I'd give it a try! I left the watery solution on for 1.5 minutes and there was a whitehead forming on my nose and holy shiz. I woke up the next morning and it was gone. Just a small red bump of what it was! So far so good :)I also am a long time acne medication user. I have used Accutane whilst in high school and my acne (not as bad as it was) is still here and a bother. My skin is reacting very well to this medication. If you have some spare cash then definitely try this :)

great first peel
Jun 19, 2012 by trinitygirl

I saw results after the first use. No peeling, and where sunscreen. Follow directions carefully as warned! Moderate to servere acne getting better. can't wait to upgrade strength.

Jun 19, 2012 by Leslielou

Wow! Cleaned my face w/ a cotton ball and alcohol before I used the 20% peel and after wiping on the product w/ a gauze square, the square became icky brown from all of the stuff it cleaned off! My skin is beginning to look amazing! I am 48, quite oily

Beautiful skin begins here!
Jun 18, 2012 by swedishbabe

This was a great discovery for me. I have oily skin especially in the T-Zone and previous problems with uneven skin tone and enlarged pores.Since getting on a skincare regimen of Philosophy's Purity made simple and the Microdelivery Exfoliating wash my skin looks better than ever.This Salicylic gel has been a wonderful addition to my routine.I use it every 6-7 days and leave it on approx. 10-20 minutes. Yes, it stings, but if it didn' would not be working. Afterward, I enjoy smooth clearer skin and much less oil production. My pores are noticeably smaller and I now use less foundation because I no longer have problems hiding blemish marks.I'm on my second bottle and could not be without this product.

Makes My Skin Dry and Peel
Jun 17, 2012 by Diane

I have had this product for several months and while I really wanted to love this product, It just doesn't seem to work for me.At best, this product works "okay" as a spot treatment (maybe a 6 out of 10). Sometimes I can apply it at night to a developing pimple and the next day it will be gone, but other times, I will apply it at night and the pimple will still develop the next day. It works best on "mild" pimples, which is disappointing because I bought this hoping to reduce the appearance of what I like to call my monster pimples (cystic pimples). It seems to have little to no effect on these.I have tried using this product as a full-face peel and it is one of the most painful experiences I have ever put my face through. As the directions instructed, the first time I tried the full face peel, I kept it on for one minute and I was in absolute agony the entire minute. My eyes teared, my nose ran, it felt like I was holding my face over an open flame. I was terrified I had burned my skin. Fortunately, it only felt like I had and while a little red, my face was not drastically damaged. My skin did build a small tolerance over time and I could stand up to 6 minutes with this peel on my face; however, keeping this on my face for so long resulted in my skin peeling between my eyes and around my nose and mouth. Peeling so badly that I could moisturize in the morning and half-way through the day, I could touch my chin and find flakes on my fingers. It was very embarrassing. I realize these are sensitive areas; however, these are the areas I get white/black heads and I as hoping this peel would help reduce these, since it wasn't working on my cystic pimples. Nope. My skin peeled, but the white and black heads remained.I am a 20-something woman with combination skin and have what I consider mild-moderate acne on my face (the rest of my skin is perfect). Maybe this is for people with oily skin, or severe acne, or mild acne, or something that I don't have. I have stopped using this because for me it causes more damage than it fixes.

Jun 13, 2012 by L. Willis (Farmington Hills, MI)

I purchased this item for the first time about four months ago. My skin had always been pretty clear, but all of a sudden I began to have bad break outs on my face...especially the forehead area. This gel REALLY works beautifully. I use approx. once a wee

Just used this product..
Jun 12, 2012 by Kelsey

I just got the product today and decided to go ahead and try it out. First of all, the shipping was AMAZING. I ordered it Monday and received it on Tuesday.My skin is not awful. I am not plagued with lots of acne but when I do get a spot its usually followed with a large whitehead. I do have lots of severe blackheads on my nose and chin, which is really why I bought this peel. I also have large pores on my cheeks close to my nose. Im hoping this diminishes the blackheads and pores!Before I started the peel I used a cotton pad and rubbed rubbing alcohol all over my face, which ouch, kind of stung. Then I took another cotton pad and wiped a layer of the peel all over my face. I started with my forehead and worked my way down. It did sting, but I had myself worked up about the stinging so it wasn't AS bad as I thought it would be. I lasted a little over a minute and then starting cupping cold water and patting it on my face for probably close to a minute. After I finished with the water I then patted my face dry. I noticed my skin still slightly stinging and tightening for another two minutes or so after I had rinsed with the cold water. After this I applied some Olay moisturizer with SPF 30. I have not gone outside yet or slept yet, so I will give this a few weeks and update!

Jun 10, 2012 by N. Chieppo (Reno, NV)

I read a lot of good review on this product before I bought it and it's true! It make my face soft and clean. but I think it's a little strong but that's ok. I can take that so I can have nice face at the end. For some people you might get eye irritation

Jun 05, 2012 by Karen King Phillips "KKP"

I have had a chemical peel in the derms office and didn't see any results from it and it was very expensive....I tried this product and I will say have a large fan handy because you face will be burning off. But it is totally worth it. I cleaned my face with soap, then cleaned with alcohol, then used the product. I waited 6 minutes and sat the entire time in front of the fan. Immediately after I didn't see much results but three days later I used my Susan Lucci Dermabrasion system and now my face looks so smooth and almost wrinkle free and I am 46 years old. I highly recommend this product.

Hope for Blemish
Jun 05, 2012 by Wakiero

Unbeleivable how I didn't know about this product earlier. I've only used it for 3 weeks (I apply once weekly) and can already notice the difference! I have brown skin that breaks out monthly and leaves black heads. Even though the blackheads are still visible, they keep dimishing with each peel. I would caution not leaving it on too long; the longest I've left it on is 5 mins, was trying to go for longer, max 8 mins and it irritated and left a scar when I inadvertently rubbed off the dead skin from not listening to my skin & not rinsing when it was burning. Overall, I will follow instructions more closely and not try to rush the re-growth. Glad I found it and look forward to additional glow!Salicylic Acid 20% Gel Peel, 30ml (Professional)

Fixes the problem
Jun 04, 2012 by MSR "Mai"

At 40 I started getting bad break-outs on my forehead (around the temples). Prescription products didnt control the problem. Peels at dermatologist's office did. But they were $$$ and I had to get them twice a month. This product is working just like those peels. It did take about two weeks of twice-a-week use to totally clear up. Lately, I've been using it weekly and my skin remains clear.

I've tried it all
Jun 04, 2012 by Bign2reading "aisysmom"

And this is it!! The end of the quest to rid myself of acne!!For years, I suffered from adult onset acne. Huge, cystic pimples that I would try to pop and nothing would come out. I had scarred my face and still the pimples kept coming. Then I got a Mirena IUD, and that makes your acne WORSE!!!I tried antibacterial soap, more moisturizer, less moisturizer, sulphur soap, no soap, every facewash on the shelf. I was starting to get so depressed and embarrassed of my acne. I was going through concealer at a rapid rate. On top of the acne, my skin was red around my nose and my mouth. I had horribly uneven skin tone to boot!!I finally bit the bullet and tried this. The first 2 applications, I didn't see much of a result, but by the third, WOW WOW WOW. People at work started to notice, my sister saw a picture and was amazed. I can't stop looking at my face!I only use this once a week and I also started using Jojoba oil as a moisturizer, which you would think is a bad idea for acne prone skin, but it's another miracle worker.I know you're probably nervous you'll damage your face. It's easy and you just start off slow. I'll even use this as a spot treatment. I had a pimple on my neck the other day and I just dabbed a bit on and in an hour, the pimple was gone!!

Finally, something that improves not worsens my skin
Jun 03, 2012 by Ashley

Ok, so far so good. I have very oily, acne prone skin. I'm Mexican American and have a darker skin tone. Most other acne washes and toners I've tried have made my skin actually break out more. Here is what I have been doing: I wash with cetaphil, prep with alcohol swab, then use a cotton ball to apply a thin layer of the salicylic acid peel. I leave it on 10 minutes or so, less if it starts to sting really bad. I then rinse with cold water and apply jojoba oil. I do the peel every 5 days or so. On days I do not use the peel I exfoliate at night using the Olay ProX brush. Then apply witch hazel and jojoba oil at night. In the morning I apply Neutrogena face sunblock lotion instead of jojoba oil and do not exfoliate at all. This is the only regimen that has made my skin show improvement. I do not have any large pimples at the moment, the small bumps are disappearing. I must not have very sensitive skin because I get very little peeling from the salicylic acid peel. A warning though, it did make my skin worse the first time I used it, I almost quit right there and then, but I've kept on and the improvement has been slow but drastic! Im now looking to purchase a glycolic peel to help with hyperpigmentation from past acne. Anyway, love this peel, may upgrade to 30% because I don't think my skin is very sensitive and can handle it.

Slow and steady improvement
Jun 02, 2012 by kkat

Anyone who has acne should give this a shot. It sounds kinda scary but isn't. My skin was a complete wreck because I tried out the Oil Cleansing Method. I won't go into details because you can find out more about it on other sites. I expected some purging but it seemed to bring out 30 years worth of gunk onto my face. Every single pore was clogged and I had huge pimples and marks galore. I even persisted with the cleansing hoping it would clear up but no such luck. I was just one of the unlucky few who couldn't get it to work.So in desperation I bought the salicylic acid. I followed the instructions closely, 1 minute for the first time and gradually increasing until 8 minutes every application. I used it every five days. It stings every single time! It feels as if there are a 100 ants biting the face. I also used a fan to blow my face because other reviewers suggested it and it does seem to help. After the time is up, I wash my face with water and use some baking soda.After 12 applications, while I still have some scattered spots, the improvement is amazing, considering how bad my skin was. Most of the clogging is gone, I don't feel the little bumps under my skin any more and my skin is much smoother. A lot of the marks have faded as well. So I have hope that my skin will continue improving.The side effects were manageable. I've used Renova in the past and this acid doesn't give me the same sensitive feeling I have on the skin. When I apply other things on my face such as sunblock, my skin doesn't sting compared to using the retinoid. There's usually some mild scabbing and peeling on the third day of using the acid, but the skin comes off cleanly. When using Renova or other retinoids, my skin would have dry, flaking patches which were more unsightly. At the beginning, it was a bit alarming because I had dark brown patches but after the "burnt" bits came off, the skin underneath was smooth.Aftercare is also important, every day I put sunblock and after using the acid I put some oil, usually argan or tamanu.I'm glad I tried this out.

not what i expected
May 31, 2012 by guest

after reading the reviews on this product i felt as if it was worth a buy. when i recieved the product i placed the solution on a scar on my nose for a few minutes, within seconds after i washed it off the scar has turned complete black. Darker then it originally was including areas on my nose that where not dark. its really have left me very self conscious, and disappointed about how dark my scar looks after using this product. i have seen a dermatoligist and am now using a product to try to reverse the affect and bring my orginal pigmentation back to normal. i am African American with a dark skin tone, and this product did not work for me.

Excellent product, even for sensitive skin!
May 31, 2012 by alternateego15

At 29, acne should be a thing of the past, however it has become worse. I have oily combination, very sensitive, skin and decided to try this peel. I followed the directions and am very pleased by the results after only one use. I will admit, I did spot treat the next couple of days, which caused my T-zone to become dry and start peeling, but it's a gel "peel" so it's doing what is is supposed to! I seem to be allergic to the world, but it has been a week and this product has not bothered my skin one bit. Very happy with it so far!

May 29, 2012 by R. Grullon (Coral Springs, FL)

Speedy delivery! Amazing product! I have been suffering from acne since I was 10 and I am now 24. I tried everything even expensive peels at a dr's office. I no longer need to use topical medications on my face to control my acne because this keeps it und

May 25, 2012 by LizSaysSo

I have dry skin with some blackheads along my nose and moderate hyperpigmentation from old acne scars. When I use this peel as directed (once a week for approximately 2 minutes at first, increasing application time with each use), I find that my skin ton

works great for dark acne scars
May 22, 2012 by Anarae01

I had terrible back acne as a teenager, I no longer have it, but I had/have the dark spots to prove it. They are currently fading with each use (weekly), the really numerous small ones that weren't so dark have already disappeared. Still waiting on the big/dark ones, but I can tell they are getting lighter and lighter. Used it 3x so far. I will be buying again when I run out. Shipping was also very timely. I would recommend this to any person of color who is trying to get rid of dark scars faster.

Got Dark Spots after 2 uses
May 14, 2012 by rohi "rohi"

I think i hurt my skin after using this. Just after first use, there are dark patches and dark spots on my nose and forehead. Im hoping they will go.Not using this now. Please hope the dark spots and dark patches will go

I love this product!
May 13, 2012 by bananamonkey

I have been using this product for 2 months now and my skin feels so soft and looks more radiant. I use it twice a week and the first bottle I used got me 15 uses (2 months)I used to suffer from acne and used accutaine for 10 months and my skin was clear and felt great for about 5 months, but after that, I started breaking out again (to a smaller degree, but my skin was supposed to be clear for good). I saw the overwhelmingly positive reviews for this product so decided to try it. After the first use, I noticed that my skin already looked more luminous and felt so soft.I leave it on my face for 5-6 minutes and don't feel much of a burning sensation, but my skin has probably become resilient from the numerous other products I've used over the years. For the first couple weeks, as other reviewers have said, the acid brings out impurities from under the surface and will result in some breakouts but BE PATIENT. If you keep using it, it will shorten the life of the pimple and the breakouts will soon stop.This product also evens out my skin tone which had suffered scars from past acne :)

Ok for first peel" product..."
May 12, 2012 by happy kitty

After researching some at home alternatives for peels, and less expensive options, I decided to try this since it seems more gentle. I followed directions and though it did sting for the 8 minutes you're supposed to leave it on, I didn't see much peeling after nor did I see any difference in my skin... I only tried this 3 times, once a week and gave up.But I do use it as a spot treatment and dabon pimples overnight and it seems to dry out pimples so you can flake off the skin faster and it starts to heal. That alone is a great reason to get this. Now I have a giant bottle of this that will last years!

Be Careful with this
May 09, 2012 by Jules

I used this product exactly as instructed when it came. I used for about a month with applications every 4 days. I Liked the effects from the initial couple of peels. Then like others I broke out with painful cystic acne after the 3rd peel. I wanted to muscle through this period reading that this will clear up eventually and I would have pushed through this period, however, I ended up having a disturbing side effect from this peel. Now, not only do I have acne scars, acne and clogged poors on the left side of my face (this is my only problem area for some reason) I now have a white spot of discoloration. I beleive this occured b/c I went into the sun a few days after a peel for only about 10 mins without sun block. I felt it wasn't worth the side effects to continue. I'm not sure when this discoloration will get back to normal, but it's been 2 months and I think it will be here to stay :(

I'm hooked!
May 09, 2012 by msblackbird

I have been using this peel for about a little over a month, and cannot believe the remarkable results. This last week I used it twice a week instead of once weekly, and I'm getting even faster results. My rosacea has gone into remission and my pores are cleaning out, including several deep cysts that repeatedly got inflamed. The seborrheic dermatitis around my nose, a common accompaniment to rosacea, has also disappeared. My pores have gotten smaller, and my oil production is greatly reduced. I have stopped one prescription acne medication already, thank goodness, and may be able to stop the other.I am 59 and have suffered from rosacea for about 25 years, and this is the best condition my skin has ever been in. It is soft and clear and the red is gone. I can go without makeup if I want!I started with three minutes exposure and have worked up to eight minutes. Don't be afraid to try this - the instructions are clear and easy to understand. I am hooked!p.s. The Skin Laboratory shipped my bottle with a free gift - pretty nice!

Really works! I've been using it for years....
May 08, 2012 by David

I'm in my 30's & like many others I've tried just about every product out there for my hormonal acne. This is the only topical treatment that I've ever found to work. I started out with recommended usage but I've found it most effective to use it twice a month & leave it on for 30 minutes at a time. It burns for the first 5 min & then subsides after. This product works wonders. I wish I had found it in my 20's. I use it in conjuction with herbal pills that support liver function & help to clean the blood such as Murad clarifying pills.

Gets rid of acne...and your skin!
May 04, 2012 by HerbLuvs

I recently got a bad breakout and after nothing was working, i decided to try this product. At first i followed the directions and put a very thin coat on my face and let it sit for 4 or so minutes. It got rid of my acne..and my skin! My skin was burnt, red, and flaking. After that experience i started to put a small dab on the pimples instead of my whole face. That worked ok..but it didn't always get rid of the acne. So overall i gave this product a 3 because it worked some of the time, was a little overpriced, and i had to stop using it because it irritated my skin.

This is a good peel
May 01, 2012 by sprtsgal

I have a lot of acne scars and discoloration skin. This works really well. It makes my skin clear and even. It does sting when applied, but it's only temporary. I start to flake days afterwards, but it's worth it for the nice skin. A little does go a long way.

It's a Process, note the capital P
May 01, 2012 by Elane

I've used this product for over four months, once a week; additionally, both my sisters and one of my brothers have used the product a couple of times. 15 uses? Pshaw. 20 at least...unless you have an exceptionally large face?The first time you use this product if you can manage 2 minutes you are a super hero. If you manage that much without crying you have exceptional tear ducts and/or pain tolerance. However, every time afterwards is exponentially easier to handle till 8 minutes is not big deal. Persevere!Right from the first use I noticed a radical decrease in pore size (look in a close up mirror 10 minutes after peel and again in the morning to note change), that it was easier to extract goop from my pores and that any cream or treatment worked more effectively proceeding a peel. I happen to have exceptionally large pores pretty much all over my face, asian american, but regular use of this product has made my pores appear less sunken in and smaller. Plus, my skin is tighter and smoother, on my forehead especially.There was definitely some redness and dry skin the first time I used it on myself, but that also diminished with every use. Though that also could have to do with perfecting MY PROCESS:1. Wash face really well, either with my SkinSonic or just in the shower2. Tone with Witch Hazel (tried this with just alcohol a few times and that adds more redness recovery time)3. Apply product with a cotton ball evenly all over face using a q-tip to get around the nose and lips precisely4. Sit for 8 minutes (or however long you can stand if you're on first few uses) and read something distracting5. Splash face with really cold water for a full minute6. Take a pinch of baking soda mixed with water to makes a runny paste and apply all over face (one can of course buy a neutralizer if one is so inclined, but I highly recommend this step. Yes, it will sting to apply the baking soda; every times you do it, at the same pain level. However, after a few brief but intense seconds, the pain will fade entirely- which I find it will not do otherwise- and if I do it at night, the next morning, no redness and I'm good to go for make-up first thing.)7. Splash face again with cold water till stinging subsides.*** 8. I then follow with a PH balanced, moisturizing, non-tightening facial mask. Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask left on for 5-30 minutes (it doesn't really dry out and is VERY moisturizing mud so you can get away with leaving it on for a long time) then gently rinsed off.9. To still dripping wet face rub in oil. I am a huge believe in facial oils for daily use. I use jojoba oil from, the give you a ton and it lasts forever. It slowly absorbs into the skin no need to rub too much (is FANTASTIC for oily skin) so no roughing up tender skin and there isn't a long list of ingredients which could potentially interact poorly with the acid that just ate at my face.**** 10. I use Treatment (a really gentle 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream) every night as well. I find it helps a lot with keeping my skin clear of acne and new blackheads as well as help keep my make up in place if I put it on the night before and then don't wash my face in the morning.*** I use step 8 to eliminate dry, flakey skin after a peel, but I have SUPER combination skin that is, at times in the same places, super oily and super dry**** If acne and blackheads are really your deal, I would still suggest the Treatment to tighten pores; however, if that also isn't your deal whatever cream or serum deals with you would go great Sheesh, this is long and I am aware my Process (if reading this out loud make sure to properly emphasize the P) is convoluted and tailored rather specifically to my skins quirks. However, if you used this product and liked it lots but was then plagued by redness and dry skin consider some variation there in and see if it helps!I've skipped this product for one two respective occasions and my skin simply did not look as good those weeks. So this is a skin addiction, not a one time use skin cure forever (what ever is?) which might matter to some people.Alright, I've run out of things to say. It might seem like I have a lot of qualifires, but I do believe this product to be worth every penny. The price and The Process, have nothing on what a Spa would do in terms of both money and time, and the results are on par for me.

I'm stil waiting...
Apr 30, 2012 by The Wifey "Don't let your attitude determine ...

Have been using this weekly for the past month on my daughter who suffers from back acne with sevre scaring. On first application she felt no stinging and did not peel (left it on for 7 minutes). Did a follow-up days later and while I noticed some frosting on her back - she still has not peeled and she started breaking out more. Sheesh!While it's working for some...definitely did not work for us. I received the instructions and followed them to the tee (cleaned her back, wiped down with alcohol, applied the peel, rinsed with cold water and applied a liquid skin neutralizer, moisturizer and sun screen). Absolutely nothing! Very disappointed...

Apr 29, 2012 by T. Paolucci (New York, NY)

Great product at a good price. Since I have using Skin laboratory products my skin is much brighter. The product came within 4 days of my placing the order. I would recommend this product to anyone with acne prone skin. Works great.??

Apr 29, 2012 by E. Henk (Jackson Heights, NY)

The best $18 i have ever spent, wish i bought this sooner. My acne has lessened and my scar are slowly but surely fading! I'm excited to continue using this product, and its only been a week! MUST HAVE ITEM!??

No pain, no gain
Apr 28, 2012 by A.R. "A.R."

I bought this item a while ago. First, I have to tell you about my skin. I am a Caucasian, 20 year old female with very fair and acne prone skin. Furthermore, my acne is hormonal, and I get painful large red cysts. I have been prescribed hormonal birth control to deal with it, Retin - A, have used 10% benzyol peroxide cream, and EVERY other product out there (Acne Free, among all the other big brands, some of which provided some temporary relief). But basically, I have awful acne that does not go away even with my stringent cleaning and grooming methods.I am fairly used to strong products, but regardless my skin dries up and looks flaky, no matter what. I decided to give thsi product a try and did use it once or twice, but got impatient with it, so it sat in my drawer for like another month. I decided I spent money on it and I was at least going to finish it. The first treatment was 5 minutes and I did it about once a week and then steadily upgraded to multiple times a week.Yes, it burns like hell at first, but I think it's not unbearable and I kept a fan close by to relieve the stinging.Now, I am using the product every night and leaving a thin layer on overnight. My skin does get flaky still because the product is designed to get rid of that dead surface skin, but HOLY COW. My acne is sooooo much better. My skin is so soft to the touch now, I use far less makeup, and just need to exfoliate in the mornings to get rid of the dead skin. My acne is not all gone, and I have been applying every night for 2 weeks now, but it is almost all gone!I do still have acne spots, but I will definitely look to this company for a gel peel that addresses those needs as well.I highly recommend this product and advise that you take it slow at first and DO NOT GIVE up on it, be consistent and safe. It is NOT going to work for everyone to apply this every night and leave it on, that's not how it is designed, but it is as close to a miracle product as I have been able to find. My only regret is that I didn't find it sooner, that I accidentally knocked the bottle over and spilled like half of it out, and that I didn't take pictures to document my progress.I will repurchase this when I run out, but it does last a long time and does wonders.YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!

Apr 28, 2012 by D. Shelton (Fort Worth, TX)

LOVE IT!!! I used it for the whole 8 minutes and immediately my skin felt smoother and drier (I have oily skin) so I put spf on and now several days later I am experiencing peeling. But not that bad but I look like I have color in my face. The bottle goes

If I could give it 10 stars I would!!!
Apr 27, 2012 by K1ppYsGrL

I have been looking for some kind of miracle to clear up old acne scars on my back and to even out skin tone, reduce pores on my tzone, and clear up a few acne marks on my face and I have FINALLY found it!!!!!!!I bought this stuff with a little bit of trepidation, but after reading many reviews and deciding to give it a go as my last resort before heading to the dermatologist I couldn't be any happier! I decided not to buy the toner or witch hazel, seemed like a waste of money when it clearly states that you can just use water to neutralize the peel and rubbing alcohol to clean the area prior to the peel. I did however splurge and buy 100% natural Argan oil as a recommendation from another reviewer, and since Argan oil has so many more added benefits for your skin I decided why not take something good and make it better? and yet again it was a good choice!this is the argan oil I purchased, other reviewer had given a link to a different brand which was quite a bit more pricier and I so I looked around for something a little easier on the pocketbook and still natural oil with high reviews.I did the peel for the first time last night. I started by wiping down the area with rubbing alcohol, then I used an old clean concealer brush (you can also go to your local craft store and buy a cheap art brush in a size 10 or so or a fan brush.) Then I added the peel to the areas I wanted to correct (Note I did not put it on my entire face) I added it to my T-zone, chin, nose, part of my forehead and part of my cheeks. I then also added the peel to sections on my back that had acne scars and healing acne spots. It was much more tolerable on my back and not too uncomfortable, I left that on for about 6-8 minutes. My face was much more sensitive and I started with a slight itchy tingly feel and progressed to a moderate burn. I tolerated that for about 3-5 minutes. I then used cool water and nothing else and scrubbed my face using only my hands and within 30 seconds I found relief from the burn.After the peel I added the argan oil all over my face and back and rubbed it in real well. My skin felt extremely soft and relaxed after this. This morning the redness from recent acne is almost gone, the acne scars has been slightly minimized, my pores have shrunk drastically, I have no more bumps or uneven skin, the skin tone has evened out, and my skin is baby soft. I feel beautiful :-))) I went to work this morning with minimal make-up and it feels absolutely wonderful, I touch my face in amazement. I feel like a peeled off several years of skin!HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!!!!! (with the use of argan oil)(I also added a picture from this morning, the day after of the peel. I did not take a before picture and I regret doing so now, but understand when I took pictures of my face I would ALWAYS photo edit out the blemishes and soften the focus to even my skin tone so I wouldn't look like a walking dead person before anyone would ever view the picture. I'm the girl with the long brown hair and bangs)

just tried it a few hours ago...
Apr 26, 2012 by andrea

DAY 1let me first say that this peel stings like hell ! for me, atleast. i couldnt go longer than a minute. but i guess that means its working. anyways, its my first time trying it so i cant really say if i like it or not...i'll come back and update in a weekUPDATE: DAY 5i reapplied the peel again on day 3 (which i dont recommend because on the instructions it says not to put it more than once in a 5 day period) because i had only left it on for one minute the first time and i felt like it didnt penetrate my skin deeply enough. i have brown skin with minimal occasional pimples (which i didnt have any before the peel) and very noticable acne scars on my cheeks. the scars are still there but my skin looks lighter, even my mom noticed. the peel did raise a few pimples to the surface, but im ok with that since people say thats likely to happen and they will go away. BUT apart from my skin looking lighter, up close my skin looks kinda...plastic-y. its as if there was a layer of thin plastic on my face. im pretty sure its a layer of dead skin but it sure looks ugly. hopefully it goes away soon, i'll keep updating.

I like it, going to keep using it
Apr 25, 2012 by WhitneyS

So the directions on Amazon say to use this two times a week at the beginning, but I don't know how anyone can do that. I've used it once a week for three weeks, and it definitely helps my skin, but I wouldn't recommend using it more than once in a week.While it's on it stings/burns, but the feeling goes away a minute or two after you rinse it off. I leave it on for 5 minutes at a time. It makes the skin around my mouth flaky for a couple of days but using a good noncomedogenic, fragrance free lotion afterwards helps.

Apr 25, 2012 by An Amazon Customer

Greatly helped my acne prone skin when nothing else worked for years. I highly recommend this product, just try it for 6 weeks. It will make your skin break out firt. Your pores will then smooth out. Miracle I say

Salicylic acid
Apr 21, 2012 by Jess

I'm from the Caribbean and have brown skin and have always struggled with hyper-pigmentation. I have read and done a lot of research on this product and thought I should give it a try. When i first started with this product, it burned like crazy. I mean it was truly unbearable but after that first application; a few days later, 3 days to be exact i noticed some peeling around my chin area. I was excited as i thought that It would peel the rest of the dead skin from my face. As i continued using this product and my tolerance level became longer, i noticed that i was not peeling as i did with first application and my cheeks are the problem areas with spots scattered about. I don't know if it is peeling slightly and I am not aware because I do notice that the spots are fading a bit but i use another cream on my face at night so it could be that as well but my pores have shrunk a tiny bit. I continue to use this product with the hopes that i will be blemish free or at least close to it. It's not a miracle product and I ordered this back in February but my skin just may just take a while to see the results that i want. However, it does peel and you should see some improvement in your skin as it relates to even skin tone.

Love this product!
Apr 21, 2012 by Angela :)

It really zaps blackheads like no other! On my skin it burns very badly but I do feel it helps with my skin. There is an initial breakout that happens because the product is pushing your acne to the surface. Still, worth a shot.

Absolutely Amazing!!!
Apr 20, 2012 by Becky

I love this stuff. I have been using for a week now, and I have never found a product that works as great. I already see a huge difference. I have been using every other night vs once ever week, and it is just amazing. No lie, I can almost go without makeup. It will make you break out with small little pimples the first few times, but that is just getting the old bad stuff out of your skin. Nothing to bad, or anything to worry about, at least not for me. I will continue to use this stuff. I don't really think that it stings other than, maybe, the first minute you put it on, but definitely nothing one can't take.

Apr 20, 2012 by S. Sands (Miramar, FL)

it arrived in a very timely manner and I have used it on a spot test and so far I love what I'm seeing. This peel is great for first timers and those who don't want to spend a lot in a doctors office. It does tingle and it may be a bit uncomfortable but a

Wow! I'm in awe!
Apr 18, 2012 by Jacqueline

Not only did I receive this order SUPER quick, I was eager to use it because of ALL of the GREAT reviews AND I have been having flare ups on my forehead and chin for the last few months.I am a 30 year old woman and of COURSE during my pre-mensa My skin gets oilier, but I am SICK of breaking out. I've used 2 courses of accutane and I STILL get breakouts!? wtf!? It's RARE for me to get cystic acne but I do get MANY little clogged pores of both blackheads and whiteheads. Although they are small, they are STILL noticeable. They also leave me with tiny brown scars!I tried this product the first time and left it on for one minute. I didn't feel much stinging EXCEPT where the creases are in my nose (beware for that area) -- washed it off after one minute and the next day my skin seemed a little better. I decided I would try it AGAIN the VERY next day -- yes against the product directions, because I just didn't feel as if the one minute was thorough enough. This time I left it on for about 4-5 minutes. It began to sting and I had to wash it off because on my cheeks I just couldn't take anymore. It stung for about 1 minute after I rinsed it. I used Trader Joe's coconut oil on spots that felt and looked dry after.The VERY next morning, my skin was NOTICEABLY better! Even my girlfriend said "your skin is looking really clear, what have you been doing?"There are still a COUPLE of tiny black heads on my forehead but they have decreased drastically, the skin on my cheeks looks a LOT smoother, its pretty fantastic.I will use it again in a few days to see if it clears up the remaining blackheads on my forehead. I feel hopeful and happy because this product works!I've tried EVERYTHING too, and I was about to pay a lot of $$ to get a professional facial or see a dermatologist for some kind of help.I say TRY this product at $20 a pop -- it's not a huge loss if it doesn't give you the results you seek.So far I am MORE than happy with the outcome.

Did absolutely nothing!!
Apr 17, 2012 by La Gordita "Gordita"

After using product as directed, and even increasing the length of time that product stayed on skin, I saw NO DIFFERENCE! Very disappointed!

Dramatic change in my skin texture
Apr 16, 2012 by Chaldowin

I was a little nervous about using this at home, but I followed the directions to the tee and am so happy with my results. After about 6 weeks of use, I have less acne breakouts and my pores look much smaller. Fine lines around my eyes have lessened, as well as furrow lines seem less deep. My t-zone is more normal and less oily. I am amazed this addressed so many different problem areas on my face. A great overall facial skin problem solver. Love it!

Not doing anything
Apr 11, 2012 by arubio

Okay so i have acne holes and dark brown spots from it.Im tan; hispanic not dark at all and not light just tan =)well i always wash my face with neutrogena salicylic acidand i haven't really seen any difference..I've done chemical peels before and those actually made my skin peelwhich i love to see bc it means it works!i havent notice any peeling though =(i do see my skin is a light tighter..i have used it 3 times but ill keep tryingin a month i might try to switch to the gylic or whatever u call itsince my skin prob isn't sensitive

4.4 5.0 835 835 The product would have been better if the thixotrope had been increased. It is too low in viscotity and has a tendency to run. Salicylic Acid 20% Peel