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I am starting to document my Glycolic Peel to see if I have any improvement in my skin. I have rolling and pitted acne scars and I am treating some wrinkles on my forehead. I have had this product for a few months and have used it on and off but have not been consistent with it, so today I decided to follow the instructions as provided and see if it works. It's a Glycolic Acid Peel 40% strength and is supposed to help with everything from acne scarring to wrinkles. It states that frequent use of an AHA exfoliate promotes circulation and maintains a younger skin texture. The instructions are as follows: 1) Cleanse the face and rinse with warm water and pat dry. 2) Apply Renewing Toner to remove all traces of dirt, dead skin or cleanser and let dry. 3) Apply Glycolic Peel Solution full strength without rubbing into skin. I was provided with a paint brush applicator as part of the kit. 4) leave on for 1-3 min for the first week. I left on for 4 min because it's not my first time. 5) Rinse face with a mixture of 1/4 baking soda and cool water. This will neutralize the peel. When you first apply the wash you can feel the fizzing of the peel neutralizing. It's only temporary. You must make sure the entire peel is washed off, so splash for at least a minute. 6) Apply Glycolic Renewing Moisturizer. This apparently is specially designed to increase the peel process after the peel has been removed.
I will apply another treatment in 1 week. The recommended instructions advise for the first month of use repeat every 7-14 days. You can increase use to every 5 days thereafter.
Week 1 - leave product on for 1-3 min. ( I left on for 4 min. as I have done this before)
My face feels a tight and is very red right after treatment, in fact my photos were taken minutes after treatment. The great immediate result is that my face feels very soft and has a nice glow, it is a very exfoliating treatment.