Glycolic Peels at Home!

  1. I'm so excited! I just found a place online that sells professional strength pure glycolic acid. It's the stuff that spas use for your facials. ;) They had different strengths (30%, 40% and 50%). They suggested starting with 40%, and I got just that. My skin always feels and looks sooo nice and soft after a glycolic peel at a spa, but I'd rather put the extra $100/month towards a bag or a pair of shoes, :p so I just CANNOT wait to start doing this more often at home.

    Does any one of you use something like this at home?
  2. Please share the name of the online site that sells the peels.
    I love getting them done at the salon too but would rather be able to do it at home!
  3. Here it is: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acids at They carry Vitamin C serums and many other professional grade goodies too! :nuts:
  4. Thanks for the info I am certainly going to look into this!
    Let us know your thoughts after you try the peels at home!
  5. VERY happy to report that after three treatments so far (approx. once a week), my skin's gotten visibly softer and smoother. :biggrin:!!!
  6. This sounds scary to me...Sorry.

    I'm def. not the type of person who would do something like this by myself...I'm scared to do anything to myself that it takes a trained professional to do, lol. And if they screw it up, I would have somebody other than myself to blame, lol
  7. Oh thanks for the site.
  8. OK, I admit I do them myself, but I'm also in the medical field.
  9. It's pretty simple to do, just apply with a cotton pad, wait 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
  10. I have bought these peels - a glycolic one and, latterly, a lactic acid one (supposed to be gentler). I've never used either cos I'm too scared of looking like a burns victim afterwards :wtf:.

    My skin, though quite oily, can be very sensitive and peels even if I put Oxy on it for 2 days :sad:

    Is your skin not sensitive and do you think that is why you don't get burned by these products? :shrugs:
  11. My skin's pretty sensitive too, that's why I don't leave it on for too long. Usually just 4-5 minutes, then moisterizer right after I rinse it off. My face never got red or peeled from it. If your skin is really sensitive you can space out the treatments more I guess. I do it once a week, you can try maybe once every two weeks. Hope this helped. :smile:
  12. Yes, thanks, it has helped. I think it is the word 'acid' that scares me! But you say your skin has improved noticably using this peel?
  13. rin, do you use a glycolic cream/moisturiser as well? what strength glycolic did you have at the spa?
  14. :yes:

    I have ordered several from them.
  15. Yeah, my skin definitely feels smoother, and I've only used it three times. :biggrin: