Glycolic Acid 10% Peel 30ml
Get Clear, glowing skin without the expensive trip to the salon with our home use, glycolic acid. Our unique formulation is infused with extracts of lavender and the 10 minute treatment can be used 3-4 times a week. It helps to fade hyperpigmentation from sun damage or acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines, exfoliates dry skin without being abrasive and reduces acne breakouts.
What is Glycolic Acid?
Also known as a ‘Chemical Peel’ or the ‘Lunchtime Peel’, Glycolic Acid is an Alpha hydroxy acid which performs at the base of the stratum corneum (the top layers of your skin), dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. Because this increases cell turnover, skin becomes smoother, more elastic and more even in tone and texture.
At the same time Glycolic Acid also stimulates your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin and keeps it elastic and line free; when this starts to disintegrate, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Replacing the collagen your skin has lost with age can help diminish crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines, and vertical lines around the lips.
Glycolic Acid has been known to help the following conditions
- Sun damaged skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Blotchy pigmentation, Hyperpigmentation (this product won't help chloasma, melasma or vitiligo)
- Fine wrinkles
- Discolouration or dark patches
- Dry skin
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Age Spots
How is this good for spots, blackheads and enlarged pores? The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by dead skin cells and sebum - the oil your skin naturally produces. Bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so spots and blackheads form. By removing the dead skin cells you are also removing the grime and excess oil that's blocking up the pores and exposing fresh, new skin that can breathe. Most people report that with regular use of AHA products, their once very oily skin becomes more balanced, the less oil your skin produces, the less oil there is to get trapped. If you suffer with deep blackheads, use the glycolic acid in conjunction with our Salicylic Acid 2%.
How does it reduce scars and wrinkles? When new layers of skin grow they are following the pattern, or blueprint of the skin above them, so if you have wrinkles in your skin that is the blueprint the new skin is following. By removing the top layers of skin daily you are reducing that blueprint and so the wrinkles become less visible, slowly over time. Using this peel every other evening means you are constantly renewing and regenerating the skin, so you get much better results than a peel used once a week.
No topical treatments can reverse deep scarring but the Glycolic Acid peels will help to make your skin smoother, and the scars a little softer. The treatment also stimulates the production of collagen which keeps your skin smooth and firm. It also allows your moisturiser to penetrate the deeper layers of skin, and so the skin’s own regeneration process can happen more efficiently
Will my face be sore and peeling? As long as you follow the instructions supplied then no, you should experience no discomfort or peeling, remember this is just speeding up a natural process that occurs in your skin. The peel is left on for 5 -15 minutes (remember to time it accurately). As you will be applying a chemical exfoliator to your skin you will feel a slight stinging sensation, but it's loosening the bond of the old, dead skin only and not peeling off your healthy, living skin. You may experience some redness but this will soon fade. You skin may also feel slightly itchy after a treatment, this is perfectly normal as it's the skin regenerating itself. This is not the same peel used on shows such as 10 years younger where the healthy skin is burned and falls of, that is caused by a TCA peel and should never be used at home.
Is this suitable for Rosacea sufferers? Please see our advice page for skincare that's suitable.
What is the PH of this product? This is a mild peel and has a PH of 3.
If you're worried about having sensitive skin then you may find that you can still use this product, however we strongly advise you take a patch test first. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding or worried that this may not be suitable for you then take a look at our Dermaflannels which give very similar results. If you are on medication, consult your doctor before use.
Before you buy If you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid treatment, laser therapy etc) consult your therapist before purchase. If you have any broken veins/capillaries we recommend avoiding these areas. If you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity or causes severe dryness we do not recommend acid based products during treatment and for 12 months after your course has been completed. People who commonly have cold sores may find that chemical peels can cause an outbreak of cold sores and may want to take their medication before use or avoid use altogether, do not apply acid products to your skin while you have an active cold sore.
INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water, Lavender Water, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose.
AHA's may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit strong sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. Do not use sunbeds while using products containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.
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After just one use on my face my husband complemented on my skin appearance. I’m hoping for it to work also on my bittocks were after pregnancy I have dark pingment issues apparently very effective but only started using so not sure.
The people with the dry skin is very good to using this product.
I’ve only been using Glycolic acid 10% peel now for a week and have already noticed a huge diffference to my skin. I’ve also been using salicylic acid 2% peel along side glycolic and use one every other day. I’ve just purchased the cleaner and toner now since I love the results of the peels and hoping for even better results.
I ordered this along with the salicylic acid as i felt that my skin was getting tired and i had some red spots mainlly caused from stress. I am on the 2nd week now of using them and my face is totally refreshed and glowing. The spots are almost gone and my skin is noticeably softer. I am on my very early 20s so it's important for me to maintain a youthful naturally glowy skin. Totally worth a try! Excellent quality & package. I'm gonna get some for my mum too :)
I use a combination of the Salicylic and Glycolic acid peels, alternating every other day. And my skin has never looked better! I love these peels. They are my favourite. Amzing product, amazing price. Never change Bravura
I use and love the glycolic acid which i find cleans my skin thoroughly and leaves it glowing
I have been using this in conjunction with the lactic acid peel, using them as follows: Monday glycolic peel, Wednesday lactic peel, Friday glycolic peel etc. I use the First Cleanse Oil to cleanse before using, and after I apply Hyaluronic Acid and then the Collagen Moisturiser. It's been about 3 weeks now and I have not yet left either peel on for more than 6 minutes but I can already see really positive results. My skin is clearer, smoother and brighter and definitely has more of a glow. I'm 37 and feel like I have really aged over the last 6 years, having had 3 children and suffered a lot of sleep deprivation! I've tried a lot of different products and this is the first thing that has made a real difference and I do feel that with prolonged use it will reverse some of the signs of ageing. Very pleased.
I used this before fetting pregnant and it was very good. But I noticed that it is not recommended during pregnancy/breastfeeding...why?
I have used it twice, and see a massive difference already. I have a deep line inbetween my eyebrows and that's has gone down by half. The lines coming down my nose and past my mouth have also halved. My skin looks and feels amazing. Black heads and pores have reduced dramatically. LOVE LOVE LOVE
My 1st bottle done.....love the most
I have very dry skin. And except for that fact my skin always been perfect, even when I was a teenager I never had acne or uneven skin tone But about 2 years ago my dryness got really bad to the point I started having bad cracking on my cheek and nose area that would sometimes bleed. I started getting into skincare and after trying what I felt was every moisturizer, oil, serum in the world at every price without seeing big change. I finally decided to try chemical exfoliators thinking it would probably make my skin worst and it actually cleared my skin like nothing else. I still have dry patches and tendency to peel on my nose but it's nothing compare to before. I have my skin in a pretty good balance and I feel it's mostly because of the glycolic acid. I use it 2 days in a row with a one day break every morning (if I use it more my skin get's really dry again). I'm now going to introduce salicylic acid in my skincare to see if it reduce the size of my large pores on my nose hoping it will make a change since my dry skin don't like at all any filling/silicone base primer I have used so far. Thanks you so much for the change your product made to my skin. Especially for the price I can't believe a 10ВЈ exfoliator made more than some of my luxury skincare. I cannot recommend you enough around me.
I notice that most of the clients have experienced imediat results after using this acid. It might be that I have no patience but I am using the glycolic and the salicylic acid every day, alternating them. I also use the Revitalising ginseng toner and the Azulene moisturizingwith no result yet. I have oily T-zone, large pores on my forehead and nose and marks from acne. Am I too anxious or what?
This peel is the best product I have ever used! I had tried so many different products to improve my spot prone, blotchy, uneven skin and nothing was working. I was getting so despondent and I was very self conscious of my skin without makeup on. I use this in conjunction with first cleanse oil, azulene cleanser and the ginseng toner. I love it all and wouldn't change to any other brand. I now leave the house without a full face of makeup. Thank you Amanda, I have recommended your products to anyone who will listen!
I've now been using this product for long enough that I feel I can give a review on how well its worked for me. Its been about two months and my skin has never looked better. I made the initial purchase because I suffer from hormonal acne and have small, red scars that have to be covered with makeup. My skin had also been looking quite tired and neglected. Since using the product I have seen a real reduction in redness to the point where areas of my face which were problem need very little makeup at all. I have never felt more confident about my skin and the morning after using this my skin looks glowing. I would say that I had a settling in period with this product and broke out a few times after first use, but that was due to my over enthusiasm and overexfoliating. I now use it about twice a week in rotation with the dermaflannel which I also love.
I purchased the glycolic 10% along with salicylic acid to help repair the damage of severe cystic breakout. Left me with horrible dark scars. The initial breakout was controlled with diet changes, less stress etc. Once it was bearable to use anything on my skin i began using the glycolic and salicylic acid alternately. I must admit i used it for three weeks, and it helped calm the redness in skin, dullness reduced and skin appeared plumper. I got lazy however and stopped use for about 2 weeks. I expected my acne to return, along with my dry skin, as is the case with most products. I can honestly say it has helped in reducing the amount of breakouts i got, and keeping my skin balanced even during the weeks i stopped use. I have introduced coconut oil as part of this regime now which i feel has helped reduce scars too. I use coconut oil as moisturiser on a evening and also after applying the peel. I really would recommend use of these products to help improve the condition of your skin, but it is important to make necessary diet lifestyle changes etc to help control actual breakouts. Currently using glycolic acid every other day, as more concerned with scar reduction.
Having recently got engaged and with a wedding looming next year I thought maybe my 45 year old skin could benefit from a little TLC. I have never really had a skincare regime although I do moisturise daily but as I am always told I don't look my age I have never really worried. The thought of being under the spotlight terrifies me and I thought that giving this a go wouldn't be a bad idea. Having read the information I plumped for the Glycolic acid. Wow what a difference. My face must have been hiding under layers and layers of dead skin as after 1 treatment I am already glowing. My skin feels amazing and for the first time in a long time I have gone to work today with no foundation. Cannot wait to see how it can improve further.
I haven't been using regularly but will start to soon but the past few times I've used it I was expecting my acne red scars to reduce in pigmentation but sadly that is not the case, I'm excited to see if they will when I start using regularly but I'm not a fan so far although it smells amazing and makes my skin feel clean it hasn't helped my acne scars!!:(
I've used Glycolic Acid three times now and I have already noticed a difference. I have dried skin that is already slightly smoother, I've had blackheads for about 16 years and they have already reduced in size and my skin is glowing, sometimes it looks like I have highlighter on. I have had no acne since I've started using it and I haven't been using my medicated acne treatment from the doctors. A couple of times I've had a patch of redness but I put aloe vera gel all over my face and within 15 minutes the redness has gone. I have sensitive skin and I'm fine with this. So far I've only had it on for 5 minutes, maybe I'll move up to 6 minutes soon. I also have a chicken pox scar in between my eyebrows that has reduced in size, although maybe it's just less noticeable because my skins in such good condition now. It sounds unbelievable but for the price it's definitely worth a try!
I have this, the salicylic and the lactic acid exfoliators and love them all. This one in particular smells amazing. I think it can be difficult to notice a difference yourself if it's just a glow you're after and don't have acne concerns but I have had lots of comments that my skin is glowing! Very happy with the products and customer service. Love the oil cleanser too. The packaging is luxe.
I'm 33 this year and have always has good skin care habits....my skin was (to me) looking dull and lifeless....this peel has rejuvenated my skin and my fine lines are almost none existent! I've only been using this product for 3 weeks!! It's my skin saviour!
I have been using this along with the salicylic acid alternatively every other day. I have followed the instructions to a T and whilst it has been fading stubborn acne scarring it has been breaking me out. I have been using it for a few weeks so I am hoping it is just my skin being purged of bacteria and blemishes that lie deep in my skin. I am going to continue using both products until they are finished and if my experience is different I will come back and update my review. I do have very blemish prone skin so I cant say for sure it is these products that are breaking me out but I hadnt had a single spot in the past few months prior to using these products
My skin started breaking out when I was 19 and I had bad acne along with hyperpigmentation. I went to professional salons for chemical peels but the discoloration was still bad. Then I found Bravura's Glycolic and Lactic acid exfoliators and my skin has not looked as good since birth!. Very reasonably priced and effective, I no longer have to wear heavy makeup to cover my hyperpigmentation. I'm so happy with the results and will continue buying from Bravura. p.s I'm dark skinned with oily skin, these treatments really work wonders :)
My skin has gone from super oily to super dry in the past year, leaving lots of tough, dried, dead skin all over my face. I've tried lots of different exfoliators with no luck. After asking Amanda for advice for my skin, she recommended this in combination with the Lactic Acid Peel and to alternate between the two. A week after using this I was so amazed at the results. The dried up skin started to vanish, and my skin became so much clearer! This was in July, and 5 months later I'm still addicted. I have also bought the Salicylic acid as my skin is prone to clogged pores, and I use it instead when I get acne flare ups. I use about three quarters of a dropper each time, so I was expecting these bottles to run out after about 3 months, but they're still going strong and not even half empty yet! I was worried that, because my skin is slightly sensitive, this would sting and burn my face. It does feel like a very mild, but bareable, stinging for the first few minutes but it passes. Do make sure you do the recommended allergy test before using. It didn't make my skin burn or red at all. I really look forward to my exfoliation days now! Such good quality and amazing prices, plus your helping out a small business.. triple win! Can't thank you enough Amanda. x
Bought this a few days ago, used twice and omg I can't begin to say what miracles this has done to my face , my spots have 90 cleared up and that's from just 2 uses. My redness has disappeared and my skin looks much healthier , I've had people complimenting me on my skin. So yes it is a must buy!!!
After a long research and with Amandas help I finally decided to purchase this peel. I have large pores, very sensitive skin, and very oily too. I was not expecting results immediately but, I can say that my skin looked plumper and supple after the first use. After a couple weeks using the peel, I could notice my pores were shrinking and my makeup was lasting longer because my skin was not as oily as usual. Blackheads are less noticeable. Overall, its great product for a great value. Thank you Bravura!
I love that this actually works. I've bought creams after creams that are ment to do this and that but always let down by the results and having to wait months and month of using the product to see any change ... Used first time today skin so soft and honastly my freckles don't look as promenent . Great price as I wouldn't have been able to afford anything like most treatment 40 or 50 pound but at 9.95 it's great love this
This is amazing used it today and already my redness and recent breakout has calmed down I'm so happy!
Simply amazing! so easy to use and smells gorgeous. Skin feels so soft and smooth after use, i have fewer spots and my skin looks firmer. After using this, i don't feel i need to pack on my make up to cover up - a real confidence boost! Definitely get the fan application brush with your peel... i used a foundation brush at first, and you end up using so much more product due to the the thicker bristles which soak it up!