Lactic Acid Peel

Overall rating: 4.1 / 5
(based on 36 reviews)

Recommended by 89% of visitors

Average price: $30.18



Most helpful review

By kiyotaka on 04/23/2012
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I've been through everything...home treatments like tea/honey/lemon juice to expensive serums and even v-beam. But nothing has been as effective on stubborn red marks than my 50% lactic acid peel. It does take a while, but you'll notice a satisfying improvement after a month. Your skin even glows a little bit. They advise you to use this once a week....but I use it every other day :D It was working for me until i left it on for over 10 minutes (bad) and i burnt my skin off, leaving it red and flaky and scaly for over a week. I use this as a spot treatments on red marks that i've had for over 2 years. (sad sad life hahahahaha) I don't recommend using it on open skin (it'll bleed instantly) or even on current acne. Just red marks/scars. Good luck on your journeys!.

Pros:
  • fades red marks
Cons:
  • burns, stings, can be irritating, not effective on current acne

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Member reviews

         
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i have been using this for a year now.. it definatly helps me with scars . it does not minimize scars but it helps clear up post hyper pigmentation. i like to use this before i start my cycle cuz it minimizes breakouts. this is a chemical exfoliant and it will help your skin. first off when u first start using this product start with a low dose i started with 40% lactic acid i bought online. contact me ill give u the info. and when u first start you will break out it purges ur skin the fist time its completley natural. its bringing the dirt in your skin to the surface faster hence " exfoliant" after that moisterize!!! a good non codmegenic brand please. and i avoid using makeup the day after i peel to keep the fresh skin clean and avoid the sun... and p.s i had moderate acne

Pros

  • helps hyperpigmentation
  • helps clear skin
  • prevents new acne

Cons

  • stings a bit
  • cant use makeup day after peel
  • avoiding the sun
  • for more than a year
  • $ 15
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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It was my first and LAST lactic acid peel. The technician left the peel on for the minimum amount of time since it was my first. I was dizzy immediately after standing up and could not walk straight. Went home and a full-on vertigo spell ensued that lasted 3 days. Like another reviewer, I too, have occasionally had the same result from spray tans or home tanning. Beware!

Pros

  • nothing noticeable

Cons

  • vertigo, nausea
  • very light
  • for a day or two
  • $ 75
  • I do not recommend using this product/treatment.





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First LAP yesterday 6PM. It was on my face 5 mins. Dizzy and disoriented immediately afterwards. Sick to my stomach all evening and woke up with mild vertigo, dizziness and vomited once. Couldn't go to work. I don't know why I've reacted like this, but do have sensitive skin and once got vertigo from using one brand of self tanning lotion. Cannot find anyone on the Web (yet) with same reaction. Just want to say, think and read lots before deciding on any of these procedures.

Pros

  • Too soon to tell the effect on my skin

Cons

  • nausea, dizziness, vomiting.
  • very light
  • for a day or two
  • $ 80
  • I do not recommend using this product/treatment.





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I've been through everything...home treatments like tea/honey/lemon juice to expensive serums and even v-beam.

But nothing has been as effective on stubborn red marks than my 50% lactic acid peel.

It does take a while, but you'll notice a satisfying improvement after a month. Your skin even glows a little bit.

They advise you to use this once a week....but I use it every other day :D It was working for me until i left it on for over 10 minutes (bad) and i burnt my skin off, leaving it red and flaky and scaly for over a week.

I use this as a spot treatments on red marks that i've had for over 2 years. (sad sad life hahahahaha)

I don't recommend using it on open skin (it'll bleed instantly) or even on current acne. Just red marks/scars.

Good luck on your journeys!

Pros

  • fades red marks

Cons

  • burns, stings, can be irritating, not effective on current acne
  • light
  • for a few months
  • $ 30
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I choose lactic acid peels because my hyper pigmentation was pretty severe. Now after a month of using 50% concentration, my skin is noticeably clearer, the marks, I would say are much lighter in appearance. If your thinking about it, go get it. You definitely can't go wrong with this product. It's cheap and a high return for such a low-risk :P Just make sure you don't leave it on for more than 8 minutes and make sure you apply a good moisturizer/sunscreen. Cheers.

Pros

  • Reduces hyper pigmentation/scars
  • Skin felt smoother

Cons

  • Didn't do much for my acne
  • Skin becomes really sensitive to sun the day after
  • moderate
  • for about a month
  • $ 15
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I started using a 40% LA peel on my entire face, for about 5 mins and progressed to about 10 mins. By then it had stopped burning so badly and my skin was clearing up. I then jumped to 88% and started using it for spot treatments. I discovered that if a new pimple sprouted, I could put a dab of the LA 88% on it and it would completely remove the pimple. However, I once forgot I'd had it on and left it on for 15 mins, which was extremely bad because I got a chemical burn and was left with blackened areas where I'd applied it. So be extremely careful about that.

Pros

  • Removes hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scars. Also leave face feeling smoother.

Cons

  • Burns like hades!
  • moderately severe
  • for about a year
  • $ 15
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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Don't use this peel for acne. If acne is your concern do salicylic peels. However if hyperpigmentation is a problem, lactic peels are amazing. After only two at home peels my red marks have improved by at least 30%. The strength is 40% and I use it every 5 days.

Pros

  • Fades hyperpigmentation (red marks) nicely
  • Leaves skin very smooth

Cons

  • May burn for your first application
  • light
  • for about a week
  • $ 15
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I started to get a really bad acne break out and when benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid face washes weren't effective so I decided to try 50% lactic acid I bought from eBay. The first time I used it, I only left it on my face for one minute and it didn't really burn. I noticed that I didn't get any new pimples to form on my face. The next day I left it on my face for 3 minutes, and I felt some sting to it but I wasn't left red or peeling hours later.. I decided to spot treat these two huge cystic pimples on my forehead by leaving the lactic acid on overnight (which probably isn't recommended). In the morning I noticed that the pimples reduced in size by 80%!! I couldn't believe it!! I also noticed by using lactic acid for a week, my face isn't oily like it usually is. (I usually have to use oil absorbing sheets for my face at least twice in one day) but now I don't .. By day 4, the sides of my nose and crease of my chin started to flake alot when I woke up in the morning, so I had to gently exfoliate and apply a really good moisturizer. Had I known about lactic acid earlier, I would have saved alot of money from spending it on useless over-the-counter products and prescriptions. I highly recommend this!!

Pros

  • Reduces cystic acne, reduces sebum production

Cons

  • Burns!!!
  • moderate
  • for about a week
  • $ 10
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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So, I new to acids. I'm extra sensitive, so that's why I resorted to lactic acid. I really can't give a whole review yet, just because I feel I haven't done enough treatments. Overall, clearing skin wise, mehhh.... it helped some blackheads and whiteheads. It dried some pimples faster than the usual speed for me. My scars still look prominent. My wrinkles still look apparent. Well see... I'm going to do a few more treatments and keep y'all posted. GOOD LUCK. OH, and I would recommend it only to those who tried everything... doesn't hurt to try....

Pros

  • It helps a bit. My pores look a little better, size wise, but nothing significant, yet. I've only used lactic acid 25% twice. I'd probably have to do 5 more treatments to see real results

Cons

  • BURNT THE HELL OUT OF ME! but I'm sensitive all around, so it was no surprise. I used it a day ago. My skin feels a bit tender. It feels like I got sun-burn. I noticed some fine lines, but that just may be from the burn effect.
  • moderate
  • inconsistently
  • $ 10
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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Great:)

Pros

  • Reduces redmarks
  • Smaller pores
  • Less acne

Cons

  • Hurts really bad I used the 85% for 5 minutes each time and I'm pink for the day
  • light
  • for about a month
  • $ 22
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.