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Professional Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel by Skin Laboratory Review | Reduces Acne Scarring & Smooths Skin

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Glycolic Acid Gel Peel

What is Glycolic Acid?

It is a alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is derived from sugar cane. Glycolic acid is one of the best known AHA's and is used to smooth wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation, sun damage and smooth the overall texture of the skin.

It's molecules are very small and therefor can easily penetrate the skin, allowing it to loosen the bonds that hold the skin cells together, this is what makes it more effective at removing dead skin cells.

The glycolic acid 35% gel peel is devised to stimulate collagen formation beneath the skin, improving fine lines and wrinkles.

It is one of the minimum strength peels that only penetrates the epidermis (the top layer of skin. The gel will remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin leaving it brighter with fewer fine lines.

As this is a professional strength peel it is very important to follow the directions correctly.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the opinions of the people using the facial peel.


  • Smooths skins surface
  • Brightens
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Reduces acne scarring
  • Clears acne


  • Can burn if left on too long
  • Irritating


Glycolic Acid (35%), deionized water, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, propylene glycol.

Directions Of Use

Apply 2-3ml Glycolic acid to a gauze pad and apply to the face using a gentle rubbing action. Leave product on initially for 30-60 seconds, building up to 1-4 minutes as tolerance increases. Contact time should not exceed 10 minutes. Use every 5-7 days in conjunction with regular exfoliation and moisturization of the skin. Rinse area with water at any sign of redness or discomfort.

If uncomfortable irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your skin care specialist. Avoid contact with eyes and lips. Do not rub into skin. If contact occurs in eye, rinse thoroughly with water.

To Sum Up

The majority of ladies seem to find this peel very effective at improving the condition of their skin. They like how it reduces acne scars and breakouts and how it leaves their skin feeling a lot smoother.

However, it is to be used with caution as it can be irritating and can even burn the skin if you are very sensitive or it is left on for too long! Some ladies found it was too strong for them and caused burning or scabs.

If you are not sure if how it will effect your skin, I suggest starting with a 10% glycolic peel and see how your skin fairs.

It is quite reasonably priced at $18.95 for a 30ml bottle, it does usually cost $34.95, which is still not a bad price considering how much you pay for peels at the spa.

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The Micro-delivery By Philosophy Review | In-Home Micro-dermabrasion Peel Resurfaces & Replenishes Skin

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The Micro-delivery By PhilosophyPhilosophy have created an at home micro-dermadrasion peel. Micro-dermabrasion is usually something you would go to your beautician for.

What is Micro-dermabrasion?

It is a facial exfoliation procedure in which the top layer of skin is abraded away with ultra fine crystals of aluminum oxide or other ingredients. This process improves and smooths skin surface and can minimize imperfections, like blemishes, fine lines, and signs of sun damage.

What is a Micro-delivery peel?

It is similar to micro-dermabrasion in that it resurfaces the skin, it is just achieved using a peel with crystals and a activator gel rather than just dry crystals. Micro-delivery peel is also designed to replenish the skin with vitamin c, says Philosophy.

Philosophy's Clinical Results

Philosophy apparently carried out clinical trials and its results show that after just one micro-delivery peel, 82% of respondents agreed their skin appeared to be resurfaced; 65% of respondents agreed their skin felt brand new; 80% said their skin felt smoother and more refined.

Users Conclusions


  • Leaves skin feeling clean
  • Face feels baby soft
  • Natural glow
  • Non irritating
  • Exfoliates
  • Instant results


  • possibly cause a breakout. (only a couple of users have had this reaction)


Peptide/vitamin c crystals: peg-6, sodium bicarbonate, oleth-20, glyceryl stearate se, silica, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl palmitate, ethylhexyl palmitate, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, tocopheryl acetate, sorbitan isostearate, tribehenin, palmitoyl, oligopeptide, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, beta-caroteneactivation gel: water (aqua), lactic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, linoleamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride phosphate, propylene glycol, salicylic acid, diazolidinyl urea, polyquaternium 10, methylparaben, propylparaben.


First apply vitamin c crystals to a clean dry face. Gently massage using circular motions to buff away dead, dry skin cells for thirty to sixty seconds; and then leave on skin for one to three minutes. Apply a thin layer of activator gel over crystals. After applying activator gel, a warming sensation and foam will appear. Leave on for one minute and then rinse.

To Sum Up

Micro-delivery peel seems like a superior product. Nearly everyone who has tried it found it transformed their skin from dry and rough, to smooth and soft.

I think if you are considering using this peel you should check ingredients to make sure your skin will be able to tolerate the content. As a couple of patrons found it made them breakout shortly after use.

The price is quite reasonable at $40 for a 2pc 1oz set or $65 for a 2oz. If you went to the spa for a micro peel it would cost over twice as much for one treatment, where as you can do this your self when ever.

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Green Apple Facial Peel by Juice Beauty Review | Natural & Organic Ingredients Smooth Skin

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Juice Beauty Apple Face PeelJuice Beauty Green Apple Peel full strength facial peel is made with all natural organic ingredients. Using organic fruit juices and cane sugar Juice Beauty says this peel will leave skin smooth, looking brighter and even.

As a lot of you will probably know I love natural products. Just to warn ladies with very sensitive skin, because this does contain acidic fruit juices it may be irritating to some of you and make skin feel quite dry.

Users Conclusions

Some ladies from say it does work making the skin smoother, softer and less oily. Although one lady did say that the results don't last long.

Others just think it is a bit too harsh, especially for sensitive skin. A few people found it made their skin red and a couple even siad it felt like it was burning their skin.


Organic Hydroxy-A Juice Solution Of Pyrus Malus (Apple) Juice (Malic), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Juice (Citric) & Vitis Vinifera (White Grape) Juice (Tartaric), Organic Raw Cane Sugar (Glycolic), Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract (Salicylic), Organic Milk Peptides (Lactic), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Algae Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Phospholipids, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Azulene, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin), Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) & Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Pure Essential Oils.

To Sum Up

The reviews are quite mixed with this one. Some found it made their skin really smooth and less oily. While other users though it was too irritating for them.

Ladies with less sensitive skin may want to give this peel a try if you don't mind forking out $39 for a 2oz jar.

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