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Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel, 100ml

Glycolic Acid is a superficial peeling agent that is made from sugar cane. It is often considered the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHA). Glycolic/35 works beneath the skin to stimulate collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Working below the surface there is generally very little visible peeling with the Glycolic/35. With repetitive and continuous use, improvement to skin tone and texture occurs. Once inside the skin’s cell, glycolic acid will serve as a catalyst for the formation of new collagen which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis, acne, and oily skin, as well as other cosmetic uses. Choosing the Best Peel: Skin Laboratory offers different types of chemical peels to help with things like exfoliating the skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for the BEST peel for your condition, the following list will help you select it. The peels effectiveness is not limited to these conditions: Glycolic: Eczema & Dermatitis, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Razor Bumps, Stretch Marks and General Toning & Texture Lactic: Actinic Keratosis, Dark Circles Under Eyes, Dry Skin, Eczema & Dermatitis, Melasma, Psoriasis, Razor Bumps, Scarring, Sensitive Skin, Stretch Marks, Sun Damage and General Toning & Texture Salicylic: Acne, Acne Scars, Adolescent Skin, Large Pores & Blackheads, Oily Skin, Psoriasis, Razor Bumps and Warts BHA+: Acne, Adolescent Skin, Large Pores & Blackheads, Oily Skin, Psoriasis and Warts HQ+: Acne Scars, Actinic Keratosis, Melasma, Oily Skin and Scarring

Key features

  • Entry Level Professional Strength Peel; approx. 50 full facial peels per bottle
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen growth
  • Ideal for dry skin, hyperpigmentation and premature aging
  • Evens skin tone and minimizing areas of discoloration for all skin types
  • Cumulative benefits and optimal results with weekly treatments

Honest reviews


about to try it

i saw this product today and am yet to try it but i want to know if it really works on stretch marks?i gave it 3 stars because am yet to try.

Eileen Gallitzin, PA


This stuff sucks. It didn’t help me with anything. It caused my skin to be very oily and break out.

Jessie Atkins, VA


First off, Skin Laboratory is a wonderful company to work with….very quick shipment, packaged well, love the detailed instructions that come along. The results…..Whoa! My nose has been bothering me a great deal….those darn blackheads… pores have been enlarging…….I’ve tried other products to fight these symptoms, Dr. Perricone and Dr. Denese….both have good products but This Peel is solving the problem and fast too. Loving it! I have dry skin so I ordered and just received Skin Lab’s lactic acid which is recommended for dryer skin. But glad I started with this formula for a boost and the lactic will hopefully maintain. Go for it ladies. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! This is potent stuff if you haven’t used anything like it before. Go slow. I had a peel done in my dr’s office a few years back and knew what to expect… the way, that simple peel was $125.00.

Roseann Mammoth, PA

The best product I’ve found for my skin…

I am in my mid-forties and have had acne since I was a teenager. To make it even more fun, my hormones are bouncing all over now and I alternate between greasy skin, acne, dry skin, and have lines forming. The Glycolic Acid peel is the only thing I have found that works consistently on my skin. There is some tingling while it is on, but it is not unbearable. The next day my skin feels noticeably softer and looks smoother. A great side effect is that the acne is greatly diminished. I have been using this product about once a week for several months.

Keri Kimberly, WV

Has helped with my stubborn, resistant melasma!

I started out with Lactic 50%, then Lactic 70%, which helped fade my melasma significantly, then I moved on to this one. I have loved the results of these peels. I went with the glycolic 35% because I heard it was harsher than the lactic and didn’t want to plunge in but rather build up some tolerance. It did sting more than the lactic but nothing ridiculous. My skin did look smoother and somewhat clearer and also helped my melasma a little but it does not have the moisturizing qualities of the lactic. From my understanding, they work on different levels of the skin, the glycolic being able to work at a deeper level than the lactic so now I alternate one week of lactic, one of glycolic.The first time I tried this peel, I started with a one minute application. I had mild tingling but nothing extreme. I added 1 min each time until I was doing 4 minutes. I continue to notice subtle improvements on my face as I continue my applications.I’ve struggled with stubborn, resistant hyper-pigmentation (melasma) around my eyes for years. I tried countless products that seemed to work for others but did not work for me. Only photofacials had been able to remove it but it returned with the slightest bit of sun (hyper-active melanocytes) so photofacials were just too expensive for a temporary solution. These peels, week by week, (and a gradual increase in strength, along with a combination of other products I have listed on my profile), slowly faded them. As I moved on to stronger peels, its now 95% gone. It will still occasionally come back when I have a run in with the sun but it fades away again.The company has a lot of information on their website and are very responsive so I continue to buy from them.NOTES ON PEELS:-Don’t do it more often than they recommend. They recommend you do it every so often for a reason. Your skin has to have time to heal and develop new skin before you strip it away again.-You HAVE to wear sunblock. Your skin is more exposed and vulnerable to damage from sun. Protect it. If you don’t you are canceling out or even reversing your progress. I like this one,Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth Sunscreen SPF 50+-1.7 oz. Its not the best moisturizer but as a sunblock, its great. Its my favorite because its hard to find high spf that doesn’t leave a white haze, smell funky or make your eyes tear up.-When you are doing your peels, make sure you start with a clean DRY face, water will dilute the acid in your peel. I am wondering if thats why some people did not see any results. I wash my face, swipe it with alcohol on a cotton ball to remove any leftover oils and to help dry it. Wait 10-15 minutes, then apply the peel.-Use a fan brush like this oneTaklon Fan Mask Brush Acid Applicator for Glycolic Lactic TCA Skin Peel / Masques (Small). Mine has lasted over a year. You can use cotton balls/squares but I think they absorb product so you will waste some and get less peels out of your bottle.-Watch your face when the peel is on. The recommended time is a guideline, everyones skin is different and reacts differently. Thats why they recommend you start slow. Some are ok 1 min the first time, others the full 4 min. Once your skin starts looking pinkish, its time to remove. If it gets red, you’ve gone too long.-Make sure you wash off ALL of the acid. Wash, rewash, wash again. I like to shower right after to make sure its all gone. Any leftover acid will continue to work its way into your skin. I like to use a post peel neutralizer as an extra precaution. MD Formulations had a post peel neutralizer that was AWESOME but they don’t sell it individually. I am trying this oneNeutralizer skin pH balancer helps balance the pH of your skin for the safe and effective neutralization after peeling.. It works but I am still trying to find one more like the MD formulations one. You pour onto cotton ball and sweep your face right after peel, then wash it off with water. You can also mix your own neutralizer using baking soda and water.-Moisturize after. This one has been my favorite to use after,Hydrating Repair Peptide Wrinkle Cream (Post Peel) – Enhanced with Matrixyl 3000, Argireline, Hyaluronic Acid & Natural Botanical Extracts. I also use it as a night cream. Very moisturizing and doesn’t feel greasy or leave a residue.

Thelma Belle, MO

Always loved this peel!

I love this peel for wrinkles (under the eyes) and brown spots. After using once, my skin has a glow. I have been using this product for nearly 3 years and have not been disappointed yet. Will continue to buy as long as it is available. Really makes a difference in my skin care and I don’t have to use so many creams, salves, etc. This product and a good moisturizer is all one really needs (and saves $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$).

Samantha Searles, MN


I purchased this product several months ago.I used it 2x per week and put some in my night creme like Olay has.I am so impressed with the results! I have had 3 friends purchse this as a result!Many people said what are you using on your face it looks amazing. Even a compliment from my Mother who never gives compliments. She said, omg your skin looks great you look younger what sre you using? She too has since purchased!My skin has a glow as it did in my 20’s, I am 43. I too cannot believe the difference. My skin does look younger and glowing. Did not do anything for the one liver spot on the side of my face. I am going to now try the 50%. This product is so worth the money, cheap when comparedto what some will spend without such results! I am now a lifer with these peels! No down time as there is no notable peeling. I have looked at other sellers who give several samples of their produts wih purchse of the peel. That would be great too because you would also be marketing other produts that go hand in hand to make the peel more effective as the other companies are doing! Just a suggestion! Cant wait to order the 50%. I am told to not do peels in the summer as it will cause age spots per my doctor.I used rubbing alchol to prep my skin before peel. REMEMBER, use at least a 50 sun block after.

Maryanne Evensville, TN

Good for someone new at peels

I ordered this in the past and it was great. This is a very weak version. It’s a big bottle so I’m going to try using multiple layers and see if anything happens.

Pam Quilcene, WA

Been using for last 3 years

Great for exfoliation once or twice a week depending on your skin. Clear away flaky skin especially in cold weather. Followed by moisturizer.

Jami Kinde, MI

Great Product!

I have monthly breakouts, mild scarring on my cheeks and my skin is normal to oily and not sensitive. I’ve used milder glycolic acid in the past and even had an Obagi Blue Peel several years ago. I’ve been using the peel for a few weeks and have noticed the mild scarring on my cheeks is fading. I don’t think this will get rid of it 100%, but it is helping. It has also evened out my skin tone and has helped with breakouts.

Mia White Haven, PA

Great product use with caution

At one time II was able to afford high end beauty supply products- name brands Sephora, etc. as well as professional facials. I can no longer afford such expensive products/services.Hence, I started reading extensive reviews, watching Utube for suggestions( i.e. this is where I learned that the Monistat Chafting gel has the same ingredients as Sephora’s primer (is actually better with less additives), etc., and started purchasing Amazon products that are extremely cost effective and in some cases the same product used when I had professional treatment, i.e. 35% Glycolic Acid, Emu oil, Argan Oil, Squalane, etc.The results – if used properly – provide me the same results as professional treatment. Highly recommend these products but caution to read the reviews, especially on peel products such as the Glycolic Acid, so you do not damage skin and get exceptional results.

Tameka Strawberry, CA

Skin tone

It’s perfect for renewing your skin. I used it once per month to improve skin tone and natural collagen. It also improves wrinkles.

Candy Mershon, GA

dont really care for this peel,

it always breaks the skin as soon as its applied, plus it gives me alot of tiny bumps all over my face. I love the other peels that skin laboratory has. Their quality is by far better than any other peels out there. Obssesion n the others are waterd down. I will continue to order peels from them because the make my skin look amazing. This peel just wasnt for me im in my early 20s so i have no wrinkles n i dont need collagen so i used the wrong peel thats it! But i must say it was on time…

Clarissa Mallard, IA

My go to micro exfoliant

Good gentle microexfoliator. It won’t peel. Semi-weekly use keeps dead cells off which can help soften the appearance of fine lines and age and sun spots. Use a good alcohol Fred moisturizer AND sunscreen or you’ll just damage your skin more.

Rhonda Norwood, PA