Glycolic peels are available from 5 percent all the way up to 70 percent. They usually take around 30 minutes for the treatment to be complete. You may experience no side effects or you may experience mild redness and stinging depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the concentration of the peel.
The goal of a glycolic peel is to loosen up the outermost layer of dead skin resulting in fresh new skin to come to the surface much faster than usual. This can help clear your pores, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and can be especially helpful to people suffering from acne.
Acne is usually caused by some type of bacteria or your face being dirty. Although at other times acne may be due to hormonal changes. In either case it is beneficial to keep your face clean. Glycolic peels contain a mild acid called glycolic acid which is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid.
These peels will keep your skin clean by exfoliating the top layer of your skin and helping to keep your pores free of dirt and grime. The key to making glycolic peels work for you is continued use. Once a month is the preferred frequency.
I personally have used glycolic peels with great success and I would have to recommend Reviva Labs 10% Glycolic Peel.