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Lactic Acid 50% Gel Peel, 30ml

Lactic works from the outside in to plump the skin, improve moisture retention, and add a natural glow. Working on the surface, it is especially beneficial in treating skin tone, texture, and pigmentation. Lactic’s unique ability to draw moisture toward the surface of the skin makes it ideal for individuals whose skin dries out easily. This treatment also effectively combats acne, leaving a wonderfully smooth and clear complexion. With continued use as directed the skin will look more youthful and vibrant. The Lactic 30ml and 100ml are ideal for full facial applications. For specific areas, or spot treatments, the Lactic 50 Roll-on would be best. 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

  • Mid-level Professional Strength Peel; approx. 15 full facial peels per bottle
  • Ideal for acne, hyperpigmentation and premature aging
  • Effectively treats stubborn skin conditions, such as psoriasis and environmental/sun damage
  • Evens skin tone and minimizing areas of discoloration for all skin types
  • Cumulative benefits and optimal results with weekly treatments

Honest reviews



Not only did this do NOTHING for me after 7 months (followed directions 100%), but it STINKS. It smells like sour milk. I would actually take a deep breath when applying this because it smells so badly. I tried and I tried, for seven months, hoping the results would outweigh the stink. I’m not sure how people are getting these amazing results. Take a look at the other reviews, and click on “see all reviews by this person”, that helps in determining if someone is just padding the rating.

Judi Slagle, LA


No significant difference at all. Very unpappy with results. Have used product well over 8 times with nothing. Actually my skin became a little worse. Very unhappy.

Lindsay Mud Butte, SD

did nothing for me

there is a slight tingling and thats it. after using many times i see no difference at all. i can’t believe anyone in their right mind would say this burns their face. i have a redheads complexion very light and when i use this there is not a speck of redness left. back it goes

Juliet Saint George, SC

If you are new to peels, this is a great one to start with.

This peel is a great way to start if you are new to peels because its hard to go wrong with it and it will allow you to practice your technique before you get into peels that have a higher potential for damage. My initial experience with peels were at a salon andMD Formulations My Personal Peel System( 20% glycolic). I read that Lactic acid was milder than glycolic so decided to go with the 50% Lactic to start with. I don’t know the specifics of how this works but your face has to build up a tolerance level to the peels so thats why they recommend you start low and build up. We all want immediate results and some people have resistant skin that can get away with plunging in to the deeper peels right away but, personally, I don’t want to find out that I am not one of them after the fact. Its my face, I can’t hide it, so I’d rather be safe than sorry.The first time I tried this peel, I started with a one minute application. I noticed mild tingling and not much else but the next morning my face felt sooo soft and moisturized, I loved it. I added 1 min each time until I was doing 5-6 minutes. I noticed a subtle improvement on my face each time and was so impressed. 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 as a temporary solution. These peels, week by week, (along with a combination of other products I have listed on my profile), slowly faded them. As I moved on to stronger peels, its like 95% gone.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.

Angel Pittsville, MD

Did nothing for me….

I purchased this product SEVERAL months ago. Gave it time to work. I used it as directed but…to date, have received no marked improvement in my skin’s texture, tone nor any noticeable reduction in break outs. It did irritate my skin though….and it did burn. I do believe that was supposed to happen though, as spa peels have burned me as well…but…hmmm. it was “ok”. Wouldnt buy again.

Shirley Summers, AR

This stuff is pretty dang awesome….

So, I am pretty much a makeup/skin care whore… I won’t lie, I flit from thing to thing to thing… only keeping a few staples in my life – the stuff that is so great I don’t think I’ll ever change! This product just might join the elite few! For the record, I had a few chemical peels from my dermatologist (at $100 a pop, and you need at least 3) and my whole face would peel off and look totally gross for a couple of days. Yes, the skin underneath looked amazing, but really, who wants to look like Medusa for a couple of days in order to look like Venus?? I really didn’t, especially now that my boyfriend lives with me. (he would love me anyhow, but he would think I was NUTS if he saw all the crap I do to be pretty lol) So after reading reviews, I decided to try this stuff. But, I got scared and didn’t use it at first (what if I burned off my face?? lol) So finally the other night I went for it… And I love it! I’ve only used it twice now- and I have a hand held red light therapy light that I use right after it so that may help – but it’s pretty dang awesome. In fact, I had to force myself not to use it too soon – as I know that is counter-productive lol. You get that immediate fresh look from the peel but without the gross peeling. I have some acne spots on my chin area (from stress) that I am trying to get rid of, and some fine lines. It’s already faded out some (not all) of the acne and the fine lines aren’t nearly as noticeable. (which is why I have to force myself not to use it too soon! Immediate Results are impressive!) The tingling/burning isn’t nearly as bad as at the doctors, and I kinda like it (yes, that’s weird, I know) I know that final results will show after a couple of months of using… so I will post again in a month to let you guys know what I think.

Tasha Saint Paul, MN

noticeable smoothness

I used this tonight and I must say my skin looks visibly smoother, after the first application…will be doing this every 2 to 3 weeks…for skin maintenance….I was a little cautious going in and read lots of information on the internet about peels.This is the perfect percentage for my skin and its not to strong….I used baking soda and water to neutralize it and bingo the tingling stops…I recommend it to first time chemical peel users….

Isabelle Havelock, NC

good result

I am only going to use this twice a year(don’t ruin your face, people). My face looked best 5 days after the peel. I got a slight burn from using a cotton pad, I will use a flat brush with less on the applicator next time.

Geri Mangham, LA

Just be careful, and you should have no problems.

I have had problem skin in the past, but I really feel these peels have helped me. I started with the salicylic peel, but after a while, my skin just got too used to it. So I bought this one and started alternating peels. I also have pretty dry skin and this one defiantly helps keep it moisturized. If you keep up a consistent routine, it really helps to keep the dead skin exfoliated and pores clear. Honestly, after using both peels, I think the only reason I get pimples now is because I still touch my face (BIG no-no!).I’ve typically found that after a few times, your skin can handle going past their 8 minute time limit. I usually leave it on for around 10 minutes or so with no adverse side effects. Be careful with that though, if you get too bold you could end up with dry, flaking skin.One thing you should be warned of: you can’t do these peels as often as a salicylic peel! I learned that the hard way. I use the salicylic peel about once a week, but when I started using this one I quickly learned that you have to give it a little more time, maybe 10-14 days before doing a different peel. My skin got red for a couple days. That could just be me though, A lot of the process is trial and error to find what works best for you.If you have never tried a peel before, I would first recommend using their salicylic acid peel. It’s generally tolerated better by the skin and many of the products we use now contain salicylic acid, so your skin will be less sensitive to it.

Stacie Summerfield, NC

great stuff!!

This is great stuff!! I add a spoon full to a bottle of my daily face scrub and it makes me glow every day. I also use it as a peel as needed

Mamie Loomis, WA


Did’nt really help with my age spots like I was hoping but maybe my skin is too far gone. I would buy again. I also but a drop in my night time lotion.

Letha Lewisville, OH


i ordered this to use on my hands and feet cause they are really dark it softens them but i have not seen results on my feet a a little on my hands.

Justine Pottstown, PA


I have favorable results after just one use. My skin is noticeable smoother, and softer. The product comes with a detailed pamphlet on how to use the product, how to prepare your skin- before and after, how long to leave on, and how to neutralize it. I will be using this once a week.

Briana Morgan City, LA

Love It.

This peel works. I have bad acne scars and this has taken them down quite a bit in the past 2 months. I use this peel at least once a week, even twice. It does not make my skin peel and I have never had a bad reaction to it.Great for sun damage and acne scars. Cannot tell if it does much for fine lines and wrinkles.

Estela Lansing, OH

WOW and Update

I am a 55 year old olive skinned Caucasian. I have thin, dry, slightly discolored, sensitive skin. I use this product to lighten the discolorations and to try to soften the wrinkles on my face. I also have dark circles under my eyes and had hoped that the peel would help. I cannot leave it on for more than a few minutes because it begins to sting. It has helped my little age spots/freckles, but it has taken several uses. I usually do the peel every 10 to 14 days. (sometimes only once a month). I think that the change (for me) has been slow and gradual although my skin feels incredibly soft post peel. I have received compliments lately and I truly believe it is because of this peel. Naturally, I had hoped in a miracle. I had hoped that my face would be all one color and the under eye circles would magically go away. The little age spots that sit in the deepest part of my eye circles are still there but becoming lighter. This peel will be something that I will use as long as I can.On another note: a girlfriend of mine used the peel and felt absolutely nothing… not even a tingle. So, you see, it really does depend on the sensitivity of your skin as to whether it will burn or not.

Gloria Fedora, SD

Like it so far

I like this so far, only used it twice. Tingles just a little on skin, I’ve managed to keep it on 4 minutes already the 2nd time. I’m trying to lighten up some dark spots on the sides of my face. Haven’t seen any major improvements yet, but you have to do at least 6 series to notice a difference. I have faith this peel will remove my dark spots!

Natasha Encinal, TX

Best peel

Out of all the peels, this one should be one the one to get. It’s great. I use to spend 100 bucks for a peel but now, with the economy falling, I do these peels. Great!!

Rita Starford, PA