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40% Glycolic Acid Peel
40% Glycolic Acid Peel

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Product Code: GA40

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Light-Level 40% Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel

30ml (1fl oz)
Enough for 8 full face peels

Amber glass

Skin Types:
Suits most skin types
A spot test is always recommended, no matter your skin tone.Fitzpatrick Skin Color Scale

Medical quality



  • Dull skin
  • Uneven pigment
  • Blackheads
  • Fine lines
  • Signs of sun damage
  • Scarring

  • Precautions

    The most popular of our Glycolic peel line, our 40% Glycolic acid peel is a fantastic balance of no down time and great results that yield smoother, softer and more even toned skin.

    If you would like to safely take years off the look of your skin in the comfort of your own home, while saving hundreds over having it done professionally, this is a great peel to consider. We carry a full line of professional quality skin care products to help all of your skin care concerns.Glycolic Acid has long been a first line product of the finest spas and Dermatology offices for improving the skin. For those of you who have heard the term 'Lunch Time Peel', this is the chemical used for it, and it is used by many if not most of Hollywood's most famous faces (women AND men!) and the Rodeo Drive clientele who can afford the best that money can buy.
    These peels will cost from $75.00 - $500.00 PER PEEL at your Dermatologists office or your local high end spa. Now you can do these peels at home safely and with fantastic results.Each bottle of our 40% Glycolic Acid Peel will yield approximately 8 peels done at 1 month intervals, a potential savings of $733.00-$5000.00!. After peeling your skin will be feel softer, look smoother, with improved texture and tone and reduced signs of sun damage. Those are the differences on the surface of your skin. With collagen stimulation under the skin, fine lines and scars are smoothed out.

    With a peel of this strength, a full course of peels (8-10 peels) are needed to see optimal results.This is a 30ml (1fl oz) bottle of 40% Glycolic peeling solution, medical quality, pH 1.5 in amber glass to preserve the activity of the product. Along with the peel you will receive a detailed instruction manual and a free sample of our best selling Microdermabrasion Crystals (one per shipment).
    Chemical peels are versatile tools that are used to resurface the upper layers of your skin by loosening the bonds between the dead skin cells that dull your skin, while stimulating the collagen beneath the skin to form and align, which in turn plumps up the fine lines and scars from below the surface. They have been around since Cleopatra bathed in milk (contains lactic acid!) to make her skin smooth. Fortunately, science has made a lot of progress since then and the chemical peels available now are sophisticated and effective.

    Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring chemical belonging to the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family. Derived from sugar cane, this important AHA is the smallest of the fruit acids and is able to penetrate the skin, allowing it to effectively dissolve the 'glue' that holds dead cells on the surface of the skin. The dead skin cells are what cause a dull, uneven skin tone, and the blocking of pores leading to blackheads and acne. This dissolving action of the Glycolic Acid allows the dead cells to slough off, leaving behind a smoother skin surface with clear pores.
    This also helps stimulate collagen formation under the skins surface which helps plump up the skin from beneath, smoothing out fine surface wrinkles and superficial scars.

    Our 40% Glycolic Peel is a mild Glycolic acid peel and is suitable for all skin types and both beginning and experienced peelers. There may be some redness right after the peel, but generally there is not much if any actual peeling (hence the name Lunch Time Peel, you can go right back to work after you have it done). The 40% Glycolic peel is very safe when used as directed, but is a strong, professional strength peel (pH 1) and should be used only as directed.As with all products, a patch test is recommended to see how your skin reacts to the peel.This peel is very easy to use, you simply cleanse, apply, time it, neutralize (Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) and water) and rinse. We include very clear instructions on how to use this peel

    After you have applied the peel, your skin may be red, this is normal and will fade quickly. You may wear makeup to tone in down if you would like, just make certain that the makeup can be removed easily with a gentle cleanser, no scrubbing or harsh treatment of the skin is allowed for 1 week post peel.
    About 2 days after the peel your skin may start to flake and peel slightly. You can encourage peeling by using warm compresses and taking hot showers, but please do not pick at the skin! It must come off when it is ready to, not when you are ready for it to! By peeling off the skin you risk scarring by exposing skin that is not ready for the world yet, so allow the skin to shed on its own.
    As with all exfoliating products, the use of sunscreen is essential to obtaining the results you are looking for. If you are not able to commit to using a sunscreen, this is not the treatment you should choose as you will just damage your skin all over again! Chemical peels should not be used on any sensitive areas of the body, including but not limited to the underarms and groin/genitals.
    Tutorial of how well our 40% Glycolic acid peel helps with Acne scars
    • Lunch Time Peel
    • No downtime or heavy peeling
    • improves tone and texture of skin with continued use
    • softens fine lines
    • Safe
    • Suitable for most skin types
    • Easy to use

    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    Doesnt work for me February 28, 2017
    Reviewer: omari bryant from alameda, CA United States  
    Wondering if i need to try the TCA instead? Literally no results. I've tried twice. I expirience mild tingling then i wash it off and the treated areas mildly burn. but no peeling no frosting no nothing just slight redness and the mild pain. i have blackheads, and light scaring from past acne as well as ingrown bumps thati want gone and im just hopeless about it.


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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    its pretty good June 7, 2016
    Reviewer: kaitlinn calcaterra from boston, MA United States  
    The only issue i have with this peel, is that it is so runny. this is my first peel and i was quite shock with the stinginess, it does feel a heck of a lot better when its rinsed off. The directions are pretty straight forward. Just a heads up you will be needing baking soda and rubbing alcohol and some cotton PADS.

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    40% Glycolic acid peel July 30, 2015
    Reviewer: ANNETTE ALBRITTEN from HAMPTON, VA United States  
    I am 51 years old black female , I have crows feet and dark areas on my cheeks . I used 40% Glycolic acid peel . I was ready for no results with this product. Well after 2 days I saw my skin texture change in week , my skin was and in unbelief , smooth , clear , clean , my crows feet decreased by 60% .I can see my pores . The peel was easy to use , it feel like little ants on my face , I left on my face for 10 minutes , no pain . Am going to try the 50% at the end of Aug. I do go to skin doctor , the lady is my doctor office want $250.00 for 4 sets " that $205.00 times 4 = $1000.00. The lady in my skin doctor told me skin peels are not safe on black skin NOT TRUE , . I went in my doctor office this morning , the doctor ask me what I was doing to my skin , I told him I used a peel and he ask me by who I told him Skin Obsession and it only cost me $16.99 . He ask me how many times I used it I told him one time , . THANK YOU SKIN OBSESSION... Annette

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    LOVE this peel! April 2, 2015
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NY United States  
    Bought this peel last year and I still have enough left for about 2 or 3 more peels if not more! I was nervous at first but the instructions were easy to follow and my skin looked a lot smoother and my skin tone looks more even now after 6 peels. It did sting but the results were worth it. I had a lot of acne scars and now they're almost gone! I LOVE this peel I will be ordering more products to keep up the results and for post peel. This definitely beats going to a spa or derma because I get almost the same results for a cheaper price.

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      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    40% Glycolic Peel March 27, 2015
    Reviewer: Sharie from Northern MA  
    I did this peel today.  I was scared of how it would feel because this was my very first peel.  I followed instructions to the letter and used a cotton ball instead of gauze to apply it.  It barely stung at all and for me, was very tolerable.  I was planning on leaving it on for only 1 minute, but left it for 3.  I had a wash cloth soaking in baking soda solution in a bowl with ice and it rinsed my face off perfectly.  I did my whole face, and it was great.  I used a peeling moisturizer from this website and my skin feels good.  I plan on doing this once a week for 6-8 weeks and will report back after I'm done.  I thought my skin was sensitive, but this peel was mild for me, I love it!

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