Instructions for Glycolic Acid Peel



 Please read INSTRUCTIONS below before purchasing.


Glycolic acid is one of the naturally occurring fruit acids derived from sugar cane. The active ingredients derived from fruit acids when purified are called “Alpha Hydroxy Acids” (AHA). When used as prescribed, with a combination of superficial peels and home maintenance, the gradual removal of the top layer of skin will result in a fresher, rejuvenated complexion.


Glycolic acid works on the epidermis, the upper layer of the skin. The normal shedding of the dead layer slows down with age. When applied to the skin, the acid lifts and removes dead cells to reveal skin underneath that is smoother, fresher, and healthier looking.  Eventually, this layer becomes more uniform after a peel resulting in a smoother feel, look, and texture of the skin. As it works into the deeper layers of the epidermis, the appearance of the skin is improved. This process accelerates cell turn-over of the skin, and the new skin is revealed.  Increased blood flow through the skin produces a smooth, clear, younger looking appearance.

Glycolic acid is so beneficial to your skin that most scientists believe it should be included in all anti-aging skincare products and routines. Using products that contain glycolic can improve your skin tremendously and assist in age-related problem reversals, such as reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone, hydrating dry skin, and it also improves blocked pores and acne.

 What conditions is Glycolic Peel used for?

Fine Lines & Wrinkles , Acne, Superficial Acne Scars, Acne Cysts, Dissolve Acne Plugs, Dry Skin, Dull Complexion, Age Spots, Uneven Skin Tone, Blackheads/Whiteheads/Comedones, Fine Wrinkles, Sun Damaged Skin, Freckles, Hyperpigmentation, Large pores, General Skin Irregularities, Hard skin, or aged skin on hands and feet.



The most common peel strength to start at with is glycolic acid 15%, but even this amount can be slightly irritating to skin when first starting out. Be sure to start out slowly if you have never done a skin or chemical peel with glycolic acid and take note of how your skin responds. You still, however, will want to use a strength that is going to deliver great results, so try to gradually increase the percentage used if the first glycolic peel did not sting or bother your skin too much.

If you have never had a chemical peel before, or if you have sensitive skin, it is recommended that first time users start with the 15%  glycolic acid solution and leave on the skin for only 1-2 minutes. Test a tiny, small portion of your cheek to get an idea of how well your skin will tolerate this percentage of glycolic acid. The 50% and 60% level of Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel is recommended for people who have used this product previously and know that their skin can tolerate this level of strength. 70% is recommended for use on hands and feet, or similar areas or for diluting to a milder strength.

You may experience slight stinging or tingling while the glycolic acid is on the skin. The skin may turn pink, but will return to its normal colour within 1 to 2 days. When used correctly there shouldn't be any redness, burning, or blistering. If you experience these symptoms seek medical treatment and discontinue use. This will happen when the product is not used correctly, you are using too high of glycolic acid strength, or if your skin is too sensitive to handle a chemical peel. It is normal for the skin to “peel” and appear flaky 1 to 2 days after use. That means the product is working. This is the dead skin shedding, allowing a healthy layer to come to the surface. If heavy peeling or slight scabbing occurs, apply an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) to help speed healing.

For older or thicker skin, it is recommended to go higher and use the 50% glycolic peel and also apply it more to attain noticeable effects. Once you figure out how much glycolic is necessary for your skin type, you should start to see progress within one week of using the skin peel regimen. Results will continue and your skin will keep improving, however, one almost always has to increase the strength of glycolic acid in which they are using because the skin begins to tolerate it easier.

If you are using this product to control acne, remember that your acne will appear worse before it looks better. The reason is that as the dead skin layers are peeled from the face, the acne will be brought to the surface. This is actually accelerating the healing process. In this case, don’t be discouraged and continue recommended use to see improvement.

If your  Glycolic Acid does not include neutralizer, to neutralize the acid after you apply it to your face, you can either use plenty of water, or mix a spoon full of baking soda with a cup of water and apply to the face. This will cause a fizzing while it is neutralizing.


It is recommended that you use the Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel solution once weekly for 6 weeks, then rest your skin for 2 weeks (to allow skin cells to naturally rejuvenate). After the 2 week rest, you may start another 6 week cycle.  Continue this cycle until you achieve the results you seek in your skin. Certain scars or deep wrinkles may require several cycles of treatment.


  • 15% Ultra Mild Peel for 1st time users ansd sensitive skin
  • 20% Extra Mild Peel for sensitive or fair skin and 1st time users.
  • 30% Mild Peel for those who have already tried 15% or 20% Glycolic Peel.
  • 40% Medium Peel for someone that has had a peel before, doesn't have sensitive skin, use for minor skin flaws
  • 50% Medium -Strong Peel for people that have had peels before, and have acne, scars and skin flaws
  • 60% Strong peel for experienced users that have acne, deeper scars, serious skin flaws
  • 70% Maximum strength recommended for hands and feet or other similar areas or for diluting

Warning: This product contains alpha hydroxy acid which may increase skin sensitivity to the sun and increase the likelihood of sun damage or sunburn. Be certain to use sunscreen protection of at least SPF 30 while using this product and after you discontinue use.

•Keep the Glycolic Peel at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
•If sever skin irritation occurs remove the product by rinsing with cool water immediately and consult a physician.
•Do not apply to irritated, sensitive skin or skin with open wounds or after extraction.
•Do not apply the Peel Product more than once in a 7 day Period.
•Do Not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the Peel
•Do Not apply the Peel to skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 Hours.
•When using the Glycolic Peel a stinging sensation occurs this is normal.
•If the product is applied to an area where dermabrasions or small cuts on the skin produce too much discomfort Neutralize the exfoliator by rinsing with lukewarm water.
•Slight reddening of the skin may occur for a limited period of time especially with sensitive skin types

This products is Not to be taken orally, please use with due care and attention.

Legal Disclaimer (Please read):
Information provided within this entire listing is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, it is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice before using this product.  You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. As with any peeling product, some people are resistant to acids. If you think you fall into this category, please do not purchase the product.  We cannot guarantee results, as each person's skin type is unique. You assume sole risk and responsibility when using these products. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

Keep products out of reach of children! Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns.

Always store chemical peels in a cool, dry place for optimal shelf-life (12-18 months).

Warning: This product contains alpha hydroxy acid which may increase skin sensitivity to the sun and increase the likelihood of sun damage or sunburn. Be certain to use sunscreen protection of at least SPF 30 while using this product and after you discontinue use.

This products is Not to be taken orally, This product is an acid. please use with due care and attention.

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