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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Acne Scars Be Gone
Apr 09, 2012 by Mister Me
Well I deiced to try this peel, and it was absolutely amazing. I applied it to my face for probity 12 minutes (don't do that) and my skin was so soft and my healing acne scars were turning white. Two days later my acne scars were literally peeling off. It did wonders for my acne scars and stunned acne growth for a short time. I moisturized my skin with virgin olive oil and I think that added to the healing and peeling. If you suffer form acne like me let me recommend Green Tea. Overdoes on Green Tea and you will not have anymore acne. Ever since I started drinking green tea no new pimples developed (Its been a week I only have old deep ones left). I stopped drinking the tea for one day and I broke out with three new pimples. Use this every week, use olive oil, and drink green tea and you won't have acne if you suffer from oily skin.
i am not going to recommend this product for my friends
I tried this product for four times. It really ruined my skin. This is the worst product i have ever bought. i hope my person experience can help you deeply think before you attempt to buy this product.
Great Acne Relief
Apr 07, 2012 by Jessica2960
I have struggled with acne for several years and tried just about everything. This product gets it under control. After I use it, any blemishes that I have heal much quicker and leave less scarring. I haven't noticed a whole lot of difference in my pore size/black heads, but I have been using this peel for several months now and I am excited to move up to the 30%. As soon as I'm done using it, my skin it much softer and there is usually minimal visible peeling. Definitely worth a try if you suffer from acne. I only wish that there were a natural alternative that produced these results.
Use with Zinc Cream and supplement
I have had so many problems with my skin. I have very fair and sensitive skin and seem to have hormonal acne that started in my 30's. I have used this only four times and all the bumps, blackheads, and problem areas are gone. I only have the red marks left behind now, which I hope will go away soon. I simply brush on, leave on for 2 or 3 min. And wash off.Update: After I wrote this initial review, I went back to some terrible breakouts. I then knew that I was not fixing the problem from the inside out - but only the outside in. I did some research and believe I had a Copper/Zinc imbalance now for many years due to my Copper IUD. I started taking a daily Zinc supplement of 50mg. Then I do this peel once a week - leave on for about 5 minutes. Then I use California Baby Diaper Rash Cream (i know it sounds weird) and put that on my face. Diaper rash creams contain Zinc - which is really good for skin health. My face is now flawless and the red marks are diminishing fast. I wish I would have done this routine years ago - and saved myself a lot of heartache. One thing to remember if you try this- it took time. I have used this peel now for almost 3 months, and zinc for almost 2 months. It takes time - but it will be worth it!!!
Apr 04, 2012 by skinqueen
I have been using this product for over 2 years now, and have had phenomenal success with it! It is affordable and effective!!
Seems to be good for blackheads, but acne scars still stand
I have used this product for about 7 weeks now. At first I tried the recommended of one application per week but apparently the solution is not as strong as some reviewers made it out to be. I ended up changing it to 5 days and now I am actually seeing a minor difference. I also had to change it to 8 minutes (max application time) right on the second time, because it was honestly not doing anything otherwise.However, the only change has been the elimination of blackheads. While that is pleasing in and of itself, the main reason I bought this item was for my acne scars (merely a few small hardly-noticeable bumps) that I have had for around 5 years now. I read some reviews and some claimed they had their long-time scars removed by this product. I do not believe it has done the job yet for me, but I am hoping to be proven otherwise in the coming weeks. I had pretty high hopes for this item
I've been using the Salicylic Acid peel for a month now and I really like it. I came off of accutane last year and still have some lingering scars and dark spots. I'm also starting to see my first fine lines and wrinkles. Even though my face is completely clear of blemishes, I still have to wear makeup because I just don't have pretty skin. I was about to get a medium depth TCA peel from my dermatologist, but I just couldn't bring myself to take a week off of work to recover! So I started browsing the internet. This peel got such fabulous reviews (and was such a low price) that I decided to give it a shot.I was so terrified of burning my skin off, that I literally put it on for 10 seconds the first time! That obviously did nothing, so each time, I bumped it up to a minute, then two, and so on. No matter how long you leave it on, immediately, your skin feels softer and more smooth and it just appears tighter. I don't think it's anything anyone else would notice, but my satisfaction is enough for me!I didn't start seeing real results until I kept the peel on my skin for at least 5 minutes. That time, I got noticeable peeling over the next couple of days-it reminded me of what I call "accutane skin". If you've ever taken the drug, you know what I mean - dry, a little itchy, flaky and a little pink. Several days later, you start to see new, softer skin appear. Since I've been using this peel, I haven't even had to use concealer, as my skin tone is significantly evening out.I will absolutely continue to use this product!
Salicylic Acid gel peel
Mar 31, 2012 by Amazon purchases
Product works exactly as described. I broke out at first but it did an excellent job getting rid of all my blackheads. I would recommend this to anyone struggling to control and eliminate acne.
Still waiting results
Mar 28, 2012 by J. Feliciano-Figueroa
Ok I just just this on Monday March 23, and belive me this product so far what it did it was an burning and stinging sensation, it was horrible I thought my face was in hell, lol. Take your time and see some videos about the salicylic acid peel you would see its complete normalAfter two day as expected I did got breakouts but not that much. I got high expectation on this so I hope it works. let you know in couple of weeks.Sunday april 8, its about 3 weeks using the product need to tell you my skin feel much smoother than before, it help me with my breakouts still got some of them but not like before, it also help me with some dark spots, so far happy and cant wait to see full results.
I love this product! I had a lot of scarring and this helped so much. The first 2 days i can see my face getting ready to peel and the 3-5th day its peeling a lot and its worth it...I noticed a huge difference even after the 1st use. Thank you Amazon for selling this Its a great product.
Mar 27, 2012 by M. Klingman (Federal Way, WA)
I love this stuff. I have occasional breakouts, so I use it for my spot treatments and every other week or do do a peel. Its amazing. I usually do it at night then I wake up the next morning and they are pretty much gone. This is my life saver!! I have ne
Not helpful for female premenstrual breakouts
I tried using this because i was getting adult acne on my chin (large recurring zits right before my monthly cycle). All this product has done is severely dry out my skin rather than prevent or treat acne. If you're looking for a way to get rid of premenstrual zits, What i've found to be more effective is to ice the zit immediately when you start to feel it forming under the surface. In addition to icing it, i also push the zit down while icing it, repeating that 3 times daily, but you have to start doing that before the zit has time to get bigger. I also put benzoyl peroxide spot cream on it. I've also noticed an improvement and less breakouts since i've been exercising 30 min a day several days a week, drinking more water and adding more raw fruits and vegetables to my diet, also taking low doses of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supplements which is supposed to help balance hormones during that time of the month.
Amazing results!! Biracial Indian/ caucasian skin
I have large pores on my cheeks, black heads, old pigmentation scars. After one use I noticed the scars fading. My acne is better and my pores are smaller. The scars literally started peeling the next day! After the peeling subsided(3 days) my skin looked brighter and felt smoother. I barely needed to wear makeup! I peeled a few times in September and then took a break and my skin has been beautiful since and has not returned to its prepeel state even after I stopped the peels. It's now nearing April and I am doing a few more touch up peels to target a few new blemishes. I definitely suggest filling the sink with cold water and baking soda to neutralize the acid. It substantially kills the pain when the peel is over and ensures that the product will stop after the time needed. Use deep moisturizer at night and don't pick at it! Let the peel do its job.
Good for spot treatments
This stuff is really good for reducing the size of huge acne. I have had very fast results.I do get some minor visible peeling. In addition, this stuff can be very painful.I probably would buy it again.
I will purchase as long as they sell this!
Mar 20, 2012 by Kristin T.
I wish I could give this more stars! I love this product.I have tried absolutely every skin product known to man (I am in my 30s and have had problem skin since I was in the 4th grade). It is not necessarily a miracle cure, but a HUGE help in fighting the good fight. It has helped with clogged pores, fading scars, etc. It also seems to speed up getting rid of any acne type cysts.I did NOT see results the first time I used this though. The results got better and better as I used it. Now, you can practically see blackheads begin to melt after I use it. Two things helped me improve my results:1. exfoliating regularly2. using a toner with alcohol before the peelThis seemed to help the peel penetrate deeper. This is only my experience and I know products don't always work for everyone. Matter of fact, my boyfriend has used this as well (as an experiment...lol, yeah right) and seen NO results. Silly me purchased another peel form this company and it was like dabbing water on my face. This is definitely the right fit for me.
Mar 20, 2012 by K. Krasteva
Used it twice and my skin look so much smoother and clear. I'm so excited to see what the results would be with along term use.
Mar 19, 2012 by T. Chadwick (Bozeman, MT)
I've never done an acid peel before but I really enjoyed this one. I have had such great results from this peel I gave some to one of my friends who has a lot of skin issues. But it will burn your face so be careful!??
Mar 16, 2012 by C. Shah (Bakersfield, CA)
Subtle at first but really starts kicking in after a few seconds. Has worked very well for my acne scars.. Read the instructions very carefully and follow them to the T and you should be good to go!!??
I've used this product daily for several years and my skin has never looked better! I apply a thin coating with my fingertips over my entire face 5-10 minutes before showering-no applicator is needed. Yes, it does sting a bit before you build up a toler
Excellent and definitely worth it!
I had pretty good skin to start with but there were some things I wanted to improve. Not only did this product improve the items I wanted to address but it also had some other benefits.***The texture of the skin in my tear troughs under my eyes was crepe like and would make the concealer look "cakey". The skin texture has been dramatically improved. The surprise is that my under eye circles almost invisible now. I don't even need to put on concealer anymore.***When I smile I would get a bunch of wrinkles under my left eye. There was one deep wrinkle and the other finer wrinkles. Those fine wrinkles are gone and the deep wrinkle is much less noticeable.***I had orange peel texture on my lower cheeks and around my mouth. Much of this is now gone. The deep texture on my left lower cheek is still there, but significantly improved.***The skin above my lips looks awesome. My hubby even said "the skin around your mouth looks great".I am now 6 days post peel and my skin is as soft, pink, moist and wrinkle free as a baby's bottom.I noticed that the first few days, my skin feels a little irritated and sensitive. It is not that bad and is quite normal with any chemical peels out there. But I can definitely notice it as well as a lot of other reviewers on here.The reason is quite simple, you're removing the outer skin layer so there is more exposure to the thin and sensitive skin underneath.To stop the sensitivity, I use Pura D'or Pure & Organic Argan Oil 4 fl. oz. and apply a small amount to it to help form a protecting, moisturizing and healing layer. It works great!5 stars!-Susan
it worked really well. it burns REALLY bad for the first few mins but once you get use to it you're all good. do not buy if you have sensitive skin. with regular use, the dry skin that it causes will go away. and don't forget to moisturize!
Tried for the first time yesterday...I'm hopeful!
I'm 24 years old and I have what most people would consider mild to moderate acne. My face really went crazy when I started college. Ever since then, I haven't been able to completely control my acne. I'm pretty sure I've tried everything except accutane. It will get better off and on, but it never sticks. Even when my skin is pretty clear (for me) I still have a lot of redness/discoloration/acne marks. My skin is weird because it gets really dry, especially during the winter months. It's odd because my skin is dry and it breaks out.I've become pretty good at covering my pimples, but Acne products definitely dry my skin out and make it really difficult to use makeup. In the morning it will look nice, but then after lunch the makeup looks dry and disgusting. I just checked my makeup and it looks terrible on my pimples. I's embarrassing. I want to be able to use makeup to enhance features, not cover them.Anyways, that's my story. I tried the peel out last night. It burned so bad. I did my best to leave it on for 1 minute. I moisturized afterwards and didn't put on any makeup. When I woke up this morning, one of my pimples had a huge whitehead on it but some of the others were minimized. The skin around my pimples seemed to look a little bit better. As I just said, my skin is dry, but I expected that from this product. My acne is not severe so I will probably wait and try the product again over the weekend.If you have acne, I know exactly how you feel. It's terrible. I got married last summer and my dermatologist gave me a VERY strong antibiotic to ensure that my face would be clear for my wedding. It was pretty clear, but I could only take it for about a week. I want so very badly to feel comfortable leaving the house with no makeup. None of my friends have acne like I do. They have beautiful skin, like a 20-something should. My skin is also damaged from the sun, because I always felt like the sun temporary cleared it up. It did, but I know it's bad in the long run.If anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it. I'm going to stick with this for a while. I mean, why not? What's one more product?
Mar 12, 2012 by Kelly Vautrain
I got this last week and have used it twice already, it burns a fair bit but leaves my skin feeling and looking amazing!
I think it's working...
I've been using this product for 2 weeks now, and I definitely notice improvement in my skin. My skin is not breaking out terribly (there are still pimples, but there are less), the texture is smoother, and the large pores on my nose have shrunken!! The first time I used this product, it did sting! However, I followed the directions and left it on for exactly 60 seconds. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT... If you leave it on for more than 60 seconds or you don't fully wash off the peel, your face will become red and irritated. I suggest testing on a small patch of your skin prior to testing your entire face. On the second and third peels, I left it on for 60 seconds longer. Work your way into this product, as it is very powerful.PROS:-Works well-Powerful-Pretty bottle :PCONS:-Does not come with a fan brush-Can irritate skin if directions aren't followed-Dangerous. DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT NEAR YOUR EYES.OVERALL,Yes, this product is absolutely worth the $$. I would suggest anyone suffering from acne to at least try it, but do so with caution (i.e: avoid eyes, avoid leaving it on for longer than directed).
You Don't Need This
Mar 11, 2012 by Mischelle Weedman-Davis
Save some money. Crush up an aspirin and add a little water to make an aspirin mask. Saliclyic acid is the key ingredient in aspirin.
Mar 11, 2012 by Anita's Husband
I am a 46 year old male who has had bad acne from my 20's until present. I tried all of the OTC products as well as several cycles of Accutane over the course of 26 years. A friend of mine at work who also had acne started clearing up a few months ago so I asked him what he had been doing. He told me of this product and his regiment (don't all acne sufferers have one)he suggested that I give it a try as there was nothing to lose other than some money. I started around 6 weeks ago and here is how it went:1. week one: After the initial use, I started breaking out a little more with a lot of whiteheads and sensitive under the skin bumps. (this is the phase where it all starts to come out and basically is purging the skin)2. Week two: Still breaking out but the skin is beginning to look tighter and more youthful with smaller pores. I was really starting to doubt the product but my friend told me to stick to it and I did.3. Week three: Still breaking out but not as much with the pimples disappearing at a faster rate and smaller pores.4. Week four: My skin looked and felt better than it had in years of doctors visits and medicines.5. Week five: My skin has never looked better and the scars are beginning to fade6. Week six: My skin looks great! I have never been happier with my skin than I am now this product is awesome.I have read reviews of folks that it did not help and my heart goes out to them, I sincerely wish them luck in finding a solution. But if you do have this product give it at least 6 weeks before you decide that it does not work, after all you have had acne most of your life and 6 weeks is a blip on the radar. I would recommend the a Neutralizer skin pH balancer as it most definitely helps with calming the skin post peel.My regiment now consists of Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser, along with Acnefree salicyclic foam that you leave on the face and Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 Acne Treatment.I do the peel no more than once a week and as other reviews have stated do it on a few days/nights before, if you will be going out as it does make your skin a little sensitive. I hope my review is helpful.
Mar 11, 2012 by N. Khan (Morton Grove, IL)
I am very pleased with the product. Applied it once and I can already see my scarring left behind from acne lightening up. Going to apply once a week from now on. Hopefully I will be scar free like everyone else!!!
I have issues with eczema on my arms and face and after paying LOADS of money to a worthless dermatologist and equally worthless prescriptions, I found this product.I first used it in a few spots on my face (nose, cheek) where I was having small mini breakouts. A minute or two with it on, I was shocked to look into the mirror and see all kinds of major GUNK coming out of my pores. It was as if the product hit the "evacuate" button and all hands were on deck to help with the purging :PThe next spot was my arm. When I previously went with the dermatologist, it took honestly at least a year to see the SLIGHTEST improvement in my skin with my arms being the toughest spots. 4 minutes with this product on left my arm feeling much smoother. It will be a spot that will need repeat applications for sure but I was very encouraged by all results so far.WARNING:This is a wonderful product but like everything else in life, it's not idiot proof. Read the directions!!!
Burnt the crap out of my face
Mar 04, 2012 by Dancin bee
I have used glycolic peels in the past and have used up to a 50% strength with no problems. I accidentally ordered the salicylic 20% peel by accident (I thought I was ordering the glycolic) and was disappointed at my mistake when I received the product. After reading other reviews and how mild the product was I decided to use the product anyway.BIG MISTAKE! I used the treatment on my chin/cheek area. I don't think I left the product on for more then 30 seconds. As soon as I put it on, my face was on fire. When I looked in the mirror I had several white patches on my face. I washed the peel off and still had the white patches. When I woke up the next morning, I had thick brown scabs all over my face. The biggest scab was on my chin and was about the size of a silver dollar. My skin felt so dry and it was painful to talk or make expressions. I practically hid for a week and was so thankful my boyfriend was out of town that week.Needless to say I will never use this product again. Please beware of this product - it is not as gentle as everyone states and I do not have sensitive skin as I'd never had a problem with any glycolic peels.
the first time i used this it burned so bad i could only handle seconds to a minute then i was scared the next day my face would be red and looked burned but it was fine the next week i tried it and it still burned i think its slowly getting better im not using it more then 1 or 2 a week just on bad spots im hoping this will work for my acne but as of right now i still havent found that amazing product
Salicylic Acid Peel
Ok I used it for the first time last night I cleansed my face I also used which hazel to get access oils off my faceI put the gel on my face it really didn't burn at all it was more of a tingling feeling it did crystalize some but not much in my opinionI left it on for 8 mins then I took off the gel with cold waternow while taking of the gel I did feel a little burn but it was not bad at sllI then put on some moisturizer this morning I also put on some SPF sunblock even though the sun was not shining I was not taking any chances LOLI am not going to put gel on every day I will put on every other day for 8 minswhat I also was thinking about is taking pics on a daily basis to see my progressI will continue to update for changes
Skeptic Turned Believer!
Feb 28, 2012 by Amanda Lexington
Every time I read reviews saying "It's a miracle" or "Best product ever", I'm skeptical. Usually because it doesn't work for me. Ever. I'm 30 years old and after going off birth control permanently last year I've started getting horrible breakouts along my chin and jawline. Like everyone else, i've tried everything! Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% has worked, sorta, but it makes my skin dry, dull and ugly. I used this peel two nights ago - the burning was intense, duh. Also, I've read enough about chemical peels to know that you really should rinse with a neutralizer. I filled my sink with cold water and mixed in a couple tablespoons of baking soda and used that to rinse. Thank god I did! It took the burn away immediately. I was only able to tolerate the salicylic for about 2.5 minutes. Redness afterwards was minimal and went away within about 15 minutes. The next morning my skin looked radiant and smooth. The 3 or 4 chin and jawline pimples were dried up and I didn't feel oily at all - a huge improvement. My skin continued to improve throughout the day - I could almost feel the peel continuing to work. I figured the improvements I saw the first day would be the extent of it's power. That is, until I woke up this morning (day 2). Wow. Red marks and scars on my cheeks with significantly lighter, skin looked even MORE radiant and all active blemishes were GONE! I didn't wear makeup today. That's a first. I had a little peeling on my chin but it disappeared with some cetaphil moisturizer.I'm sold. Can't wait to use this product again! For me to take the time out of my ridiculously busy life to leave a review for this product speaks for itself. I don't leave feedback, ever. But I had to share this with anyone struggling with acne, scarring or uneven skin tones. This stuff works! I'm so happy!I will update this review in a month with my progress. I can't wait to see the "new" me!
Feb 28, 2012 by A. Lexington (KY)
Every time I read reviews saying ""It's a miracle"" or ""Best product ever"", I'm skeptical. Usually because it doesn't work for me. Ever. I'm 30 years old and after going off birth control permanently last year I've started getting horrible breakouts alo
Feb 25, 2012 by Jack's ma
Finally! I have tried every OTC product I could find and sought help from several dermatologists. Nothing worked well or had lasting results until I tried the peel. This stuff is amazing. Acne and blackheads were greatly diminished with the first use, fine lines were less noticeable, sun spots faded, and skin texture was more smooth and firm. Each use provides noticeable improvement and the gains continue days after the treatment. This product costs little in terms of time, money, and effort. Start with the shortest time recommended and gradually build up so you don't have chemical burns and look like you just stepped out of an inferno. Follow all directions and begin with the shortest time suggested-this is a powerful product! Product was packaged well and arrived at my home in just a few days. I would highly recommend this product, but suggest you do a patch test and follow directions to avoid pain and embarrassment. The only drawback is the slight skin bleaching effect. The treated skin was lighter the the skin on my neck after each use. The great results outweigh this one small downside.
Feb 24, 2012 by netsananton
I didn't place this review since I needed to see if I'll see result soon. So, after almost four weeks, using this product as directed, NO RESULT FOUND YET, except it bursn when you apply it ! I would not recomment this product to anyone at all, another money making "quick" solution for flawless skin? NOT happy!
Feb 24, 2012 by D. Rodney (Queens, New York)
I'm African American, 33 with hormone acne. Since I started using this product my acne is gone, I do get pimples around that time of the nmonth but the pimples go away on there own. Now just need the acne marks to entirely disappear which I know will grad
I am black and live in Africa. A friend of mine got it for me from the US. I have used it only for about 2 weeks now and have seen a lot of improvement in my skin. by the way i have had acne since i was 13 years & am 32 now.
Skin like Cashmere!
Hands down my favorite peel ever! My skin is like satin, I can't stop touching it! I use it on my face and hands. I use a fan brush because everything else absorbs too much. My skin is incredible looking! even, bright, glowing, dewy, and gorgeous. highly recommended!
I ordered this with two other products
I ordered this along with SkinLaboratories 35% Lactic Acid Peel and their 35% Glycolic Acid Peel. I have only used this one and the Glycolic acid peel thus far but let me tell you, do NOT let the percentages deceive as to how much of a wallop these products pack when it comes to the "tingling sensation". I have had problem skin all my life (I am 21 now and started having acne at 8-so much fun) and as a result I have used my fair share of prescription grade and drug store grade products. That being said I am on week two of using these items and I am seeing quite a bit of progress. The first week I used this product once a day everyday for about a minute, yes it does burn but as soon as you wash it off you can visibly see where it is doing its magic. Furthermore in order to sooth my skin every night after doing this I would slather it in Jojoba Oil and really rub it in like a gentle massage. Yes, your face will be red after you use it but the redness does fade by the next morning. Your skin will feel tight and it will peel (literally) but it will not be painful it is comparable to just speeding up the rate at which dead skin sloughs off. For me the dry patches were my forehead, chin, and around my nose area-interestingly the oiliest parts of my face. Another thing, your skin WILL break out when you use this seems discouraging believe me I know however it takes about two weeks for your skin to purge itself when you start a skin regime that is as intense as this. I also use and ultrasonic cleansing tool on a daily basis and no my skin is not irritated or raw. I do not expect instant results simply because I have prior experience with multiple skin regimes however compared to the result times I have gotten used to (2-3) months this one is working out rather well. This week I have been using the Glycolic acid peel so I suppose I will leave feedback about that.
Great spot treatment
I use this as a spot treatment for acne an brown spots. The gel penatrates slower so it does'nt sting as much as the liquid peels. So that means it is gentler on the skin.
Feb 13, 2012 by Anuday "Jacque"
I originally purchased this peel a year ago and I've reordered it twice since. I leave it on about 2-3 minutes and it does the job without being too uncomfortable. I've noticed my pores smaller and my skin a little tighter and less dull. At first I used it once a week, but now it's more like once every 2-3 weeks. It's no miracle, but it works for me and will continue to be a part of my beauty regimen.
Works Amazingly Well
I have had breakouts for most of my adult life. I am 41 years old and wondering when all this was going to stop! I bought this thinking that it will help to get rid of the zits finally. Well, I was not let down. Number one, it does burn pretty good. I have a high pain tolerance (four kids...natural childbirth) but it does burn. Remember to keep fanning yourself once it's on. Also, once you rinse off with very cold water, it will continue to burn for a few more minutes. I use Nivea Soft moisturizing cream afterwards because it has the vitamin E and jojoba oil. I felt that my skin was tighter and pores were smaller. In the two weeks I have been using it, there has been no new pimples. Your face will peel but its like really dry skin. Not very noticeable, I went to work the next day with no issues. (The Nivea can be put on under foundation too to help with the flakiness/dryness) I actually look forward to the burn, knowing that it is transforming my face. I use a brush to put it on as a cottonball soaked up to much into itself and didn't feel like I was getting an adequate amount on my face. I will continue to use this and hope to see even more results.
id been on a skin product buying binge. I began breaking out in acne since i was about 16, ( im now 20). Nothing worked. Even if a product took away many of the actual pimples i was still left with very bumpy skin. I used this product for the first time last night, and im not going to lie, it burned like hell. i could only keep it on for about 2 of the recommended 8 minutes. it was burning so badly i found myself running around my house trying to cool my face down lol. i washed it off with water, and it was still burning so i applied a pH balanced toner which took all the burn away. I noticed results right away. It burned away all existing pimples and i woke up the next morning with people commenting on how great my skin looked. For me, its a miracle cure. just make sure you remove the mask the second your face turns red and frosting begins. great product!!
Feb 08, 2012 by MinoriHime
I have many crater scars from 11+ years of acne. I've tried many products on the market for scar removal but always end up with disappointment. I read some really good reviews on this product and decided to give it a try. I figured, it's $16, why not?! And my boyfriend has bad break outs occassionally so I figured if it doesn't work on me, he can try it out and see if it works for him.I have to say, it REALLY does hurt/ burn the first time. I have a high tolerance for pain but when I did this the first time, it definitely bothered me a lot. I was jumping around in the bathroom, fanning my face with my hands... just wanted to get it over with! It felt like it's itching and tingling and burning. It was not a good feeling. But I feel like if it's hurting so badly, it's gotta be doing something good to the skin and it's gotta be working! From past experience, when I have a growing pimple, and if the product I applied burns, the pimple usually disappears the next day...For first time users, I'd recommend rinsing with a shower head in cold water. It's very hard to rinse it off over the sink. Rinsing with a shower head is quicker, as well as calming down your skin faster so the burning sensation will go away faster too. It's almost like a rinse off + light facial massage!After a couple uses, I find my skin more firm and vibrant. The scars are visibly lighter and slowly fading away. My boyfriend has severe adult acne break outs and he loves this product too. It does wonders in clearing away break outs. But it does take time.So overall, I think this is money well spent. $16 is a worth try. You do have to prepare yourself for some pain... but you know what they say, "beauty is pain!"
A family member bought this product and I tried it, couldn't believe the results!! Noticeably eliminated a lot of blackheads, reduced size of pores, and made skin smoother. Did experience minor peeling, but the results are definitely worth it. This produc
spot treatment, very strong
Feb 04, 2012 by Pep Streebek
One of the reviewers said that it would be used best as a spot treatment and I totally agree. 20% is really strong. I recommend making a baking soda/water solution before you apply the peel. It Can burn, as in leave white patches that peel like mad for days. It will also make your face blotchy and uneven, if you do too long too quickly.Some skin on my face could take it, the area around my mouth could not. The 3rd or 4th time I have done this peel(not regularly), After 4 minutes I RAN to the sink and as I passed a mirror I was horrified to see a bright red "goatee,' after a total face application. I rinsed and rinsed, and put baking soda on it, repeatedly for about 10 minutes, then rinsed again and slathered my face with Olay Definity Night Cream. (I don't know why, but I swear this stuff HEALS my acne marks if I pick or they are bright, takes half the time to heal up- nice of Olay to discontinue the line.) After a couple hours I put on Eucerin redness relief night cream, which is also a miracle worker if you have redness in certain areas of your face. I do not have rosacea, but I do have a lot of redness around my nose and chin.As for what the peel does for the acne, sore bumps under my skin that will begin to raise in a couple days totally disappear, ones that are closer to "zit" have the process speeded up and they reach zit that day, gone the following day, and just a little red the 3rd day. After 4 days whatever issues you had are pretty much gone. With diligent moisturizing (and NO PICKING), you will not have any visible sloughing. Enjoy your clear skin!
So let me start by first saying shipping was extremely fast and I'm in Kuwait. I received it in less than a week after ordering. Second, packaging was great. After that lengthy travel no leaking or damage. Okay, I've only used once. I NEVER have issues
Feb 02, 2012 by MijaMuffin
I like this stuff a lot. It's strong enough to do the job, but not so strong that it leaves me in pain or with rashes. I've used it on my face, thus far have not exceeded 1 minute, once a week due to the intense "tingle", & it works for minimizing pores & getting the top layer of dead skin off the surface (a nice, smooth feeling & appearing result). Also, I've used it on my family's keratosis pilaris (those hundreds of tiny bumps on the backs of our arms) & it has produced some results there as well (they seem to be clearing up). No tingle is felt on our arms, I've only felt the tingle on my face. *Note: I am a licensed cosmetologist & have received esthetics training, but those willing to READ, follow instructions & be patient should do fine applying this product & receiving its benefits.
Feb 02, 2012 by S. Binette (Bradley, ME)
I watched a Youtube demo about how to use the Salicylic Acid for facial use. I have used it once and my face is smooth and my skin is fresher looking. It did sting a little but was not to uncomfortable.??
Pretty sweet stuff
Feb 01, 2012 by Rebecca A. Cooper "Rebecca"
I got this peel because I had never used a peel before and I was looking to curb acne. This is a starter peel, meaning an idiot can apply it, your face won't burn off. I was terrified I'd have peeling, horrible burning, etc. But, it wasn't too bad. Slight burning after a few minutes. The price seems reasonable enough, too. I don't know if this is appropriate or not...But I use a fan brush to apply the peel, leave it on for ten minutes and wash it off with really cold water. Of course, before applying, you aren't supposed to use micro-dermabrasion products and you're supposed to have a very clean, dry face. I bought cellbone technology's Prep Toner to use before applying the peel.It does dry my skin somewhat. But honestly, it's really easy to use. It will tighten your skin, no matter your age. It's helped with acne somewhat as well. I think in combination with good face products, anyone will probably see some good results. It freaked me out a little but because after one use, my face looked like a child's. I'll use it until it's gone, then I'll probably try the Glycolic or maybe a combo-peel once I feel confident enough to do so.I don't know if this helps but I am 25 years old, very fair skin, also mild-moderate acne. Maybe it's the peels or maybe it's the investment in expensive (ish) face products, but I have seen marked improvement.Oh, and don't pick at your skin after using this.