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Please note: Our Glycolic Peel is designed to be safe for home use. Unlike other sellers, our product is buffered. This means that the acidicity is reduced to a safe level in order to prevent undue inflammation. The purpose of chemical peels is to improve the complexion. Inflammation is bad for the complexion and so using an unbuffered peel solution is counter productive - the benefits of the peel are cancelled out by the negative effects of the skins inflammatory responses.
Exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface leaving the skin softer, smoother, and brighter.
Encourages skin cell turnover and boosts collagen production.
Can improve hyperpigmentation and reduce blemishes.
Can help reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles
What strength Glycolic Acid should I use?
10% to 20% - light peel providing mild exfoliation. Ideal for first timers
30% to 40% - medium peel providing deeper exfoliation. Recommended for those with experience of lighter peels
50% - strong peel producing significant exfoliation. Use with caution. Experienced users only. Recommended for use on the body rather than the complexion.
We strongly recommend that first time users choose the 10% or 20% strength. After experience of using the milder peels then by all means try the 30% and 40% strengths. We recommend you do not use 50% Glycolic Acid on the complexion unless you have used this strength on a previous occasion without any issues.
How to apply Glycolic Acid?
We send a comprehensive instruction booklet with every order. However for quick reference the procedure is as follows.
Ensure the skin is clean and dry.
Apply the solution to the skin by painting over the area with the brush (provided)
Do not apply the solution to the lips, eyelids, or nostrils (use vaseline as a barrier if available)
For the first application leave the peel on the skin for 1 or 2 minutes before applying the neutraliser gel.
Leave the neutraliser gel on the skin for 1 minute and then rinse the skin thoroughly with warm water and pat dry
For each subsequent application add 1 minute to the time the peel is on the skin up to a maximum of 7 minutes
What to expect:
Our peels have been adjusted to minimise stinging but some stinging, especially if you have sensitive skin, is to be expected.
In the hours after application your skin might redden. Don't be concerned, it is quite normal and will soon subside.
Your skin may feel tighter afterwards. This is part of the exfoliating process and will disappear as the skin is shed.
Please note that how the skin reacts to the peel varies between individuals. Some may not experience stinging or reddening at all while others might experience pronounced stinging and reddening.
Do not apply the peel more than once per week - increasing the frequency will not improve the outcome. Do not exceed the recommended application times as indicated in the supplied instructions sheet.
Do not use any other exfoliating products or devices on the skin during the series of peels.
Using chemical peels makes the skin more vulnerable to the sun. Please make sure you use a sunscreen when out.
Use a good moisturiser daily.
Glycolic Peels do not suit everybody. Please ensure you carry out a patch test 24 hours prior to use.Apply a little of the solution to an unobtrusive area of skin (just behind the ear is ideal). Wait 24 hours and if the skin is fine then apply the peel to the complexion. If the skin is significantly reddened or inflamed then contact us for advice.
Do not apply glycolic acid to broken or inflamed skin
Do not apply glycolic acid if you suffer from eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or other similar skin conditions.
Do not use a glycolic peel after completing a course of Roaccutane. Roaccutane temporarily affects the skins ability to heal itself and until the skins normal restore and repair functions have been completely restored using a glycolic peel will have a detrimental effect. Restoration might take anywhere from 2 months to 6 months. Please seek advice from your doctor or dermatologist .
If you have any concerns about whether you should try this product please contact us first for advice.
What Will I Receive?
30ml Glycolic Peel (choice dependent)
50ml Neutralising gel in convenienent dispenser
Peel: Water, Glycolic Acid, Glycerine, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Neutraliser Gel: Water, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide
I had a skin barnacle which though not life threatening was stressful for me. Nothing seems to loosen or shift it , I read that glycolic acid might do the trick . Your products have helped me tremendously. The prices are reasonable too. Glad to have found you.
I have been using this on a regular basis for about a year. It's very easy to use and the effects are both immediate and long-term. My skin looks better, feels better and the price is very reasonable.
Great value product. Better than other peels I've used in the past
I've been using the 40% peel for 5 weeks now and my skin is looking so much better. I've used other peels before but this is the best one. I like the convenience of the neutraliser gel. makes the whole process a lot easier.
Great product. 5 stars from me
I never usually do reviews but I am so pleased with my 30% Glycolic Acid that I wanted to share my experience. I'm in my 40's and my skin was looking really dull. Since using this peel my skin has not looked this good since I was in my 20's. It does sting a bit but not so bad that it would put me off using it. My skin is bright and glowing. I think it is mostly the peel but as I am also using the Vitamin C serum it might be the combination. Fantastic products for a great price.
Works a lot better than other glycolic peels I have tried. It doesn't sting as much and I haven't had any noticeable inflammation. My skin looks a lot better since I've been using it
Brilliant! Made such a difference to my skin. The value is amazing.