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Glycolic Acid rejuvenate the skinAnti Aging Facial Peels and Acne Scar Treatments

Facial peels are excellent as anti-aging treatments or as acne/scar treatments. Use of a Glycolic Acid treatment is one of the most effective ways to reverse the signs of aging, and no skin care regime is truly complete without one.

When Glycolic Acid is used in combination with Salicylic Acid (Alpha/Beta Peel) and Hyaluronic Moisturizer (30% Serum) a powerful anti-aging and blemish control system becomes available for the best facial skin care.

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Our glycolic acid formulations are guaranteed pH levels and %’s and manufactured in an FDA approved lab. We sell only Ultrapure AHA's with the highest quality, reagent grade cosmeceuticals on the market period! Peels come with complete instructions. Follow with our Copper Serum (from inventor, Dr. Loren Pickart) and Emu Oil for intense rejuvenation inside and out. Glycolic Acid peels are used for acne, acne scars, clogged pores, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, age spots, skin rejuvenation. Please remember to use a sunscreen when dealing with glycolic acids

Glycolic Acid or Natural fruit acids (alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs) rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of old, sun-damaged surface skin cells. Glycolic acid is the alpha hydroxy acid most frequently used for facial treatments but lactic and citric acid are also useful. An ideal treatment for busy people who are unable to take time off work for a deeper peel or laser resurfacing, fruit acid facial peels gently retexture the skin over a period of a few months. These “light peels” do not require any anesthesia. The face is cleansed thoroughly and then the peel solution is applied for three to five (see chart) minutes. It stings mildly. The solution is then washed off. AHAs loosen the glue-like substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, therefore allowing the dead skin to peel off. After light peels, the treated skin turns red or pink and heals without crusting. The skin underneath has a fresher, healthier look with a more even color and texture. With high concentration and long-term use, fruit acids may also affect the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen and elastin regenerate making fine lines less obvious.

Weekly facial peels for a period of about 6-8 weeks are typical for most patients.

Glycolic penetrates the epidermisA series of Glycolic Acid peels can be utilized to:

  • Stimulate New Cell Production
  • Stimulate New Collagen Production
  • Improve SKIN TONE
  • Improve SKIN TEXTURE
  • Reduce appearance of PORE SIZE
  • Improve the appearance of FINE LINES and Crepiness
  • Improve Blotchiness and IRREGULAR PIGMENTATION
  • Improve appearance of SHALLOW Acne Scars

Professional Strength pH 2.1, our peels are effective yet safe. The 40% strength is for hardier skin types or for skin accustomed to higher strengths of Glycolic Acid.

Beta hydroxy acid peels

It is becoming common for the use of Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels to be used instead of the stronger Alpha Hyroxy (AHA)peels due to BHA's albility to get deeper into the pore than AHA. Studies show that BHA peels control oil, acne as well as remove dead skin cells to a certain extent better than AHA's, due to AHA's only working on the surface of the skin.

Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is derived from the metabolism of salicin. It is probably best known as a compound that is chemically similar but not identical to the active component of aspirin. Salicylic acid is a key additive in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, and warts. It works by causing the cells of the epidermis to slough off more readily, preventing pores from clogging up, and allowing room for new cell growth. Use of concentrated solutions of salicylic acid may cause hyperpigmentation on unpretreated skin for those with darker skin types (Fitzpatrick phototypes IV, V, VI), as well as with the lack of use of a broad spectrum sunblock *DO NOT USE SALICYLIC ACID IF YOU ARE PREGNANT. DO NOT USE SALICYLIC ACID IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN AS IT IS IN THE ASPIRIN FAMILY.

Pictures of the 3 types of Chemical Peels Light, Medium, Deep Source:

3 types of Chemical Peels Light, Medium, Deep Source


The best candidates for chemical peels are the light skin types 1, 2, and 3, which have less chance for such complications as hyper (dark spots) and hypo (light spots) pigmentation and scarring. Although skin types 5 and 6 are not ideal for peels, they can be peeled using such superficial agents as salicylic acid or a low percentage glycolic acid such as 30% or 40%
What is the best peel for your skin type?

What is the big difference between Home Peels and Dr. Peels?

We know that you want to know the real difference between "home peels" and "Doctor's office" peels. Well, here it is… PH levels are the biggest factor! The lower the pH level, the deeper and quicker a peel will penetrate into the skin.
*Many Dr.’s use the same pH levels that we carry and only to find they need to use the lower pH levels on people with severely damaged skin. The following chart is a comparison of the pH levels of our glycolic acid peels (*our pH levels are lower than most sites).

Doctor's office
Home peels (Aglow’s)
40% pH 1.6
40% pH 2.1*

We want you to know what the difference is and most importantly why. When you are at a doctor's office there are professionals who are continually monitoring your skin for erythema’s, frosting and any other signs that the acid needs to be neutralized immediately or you could get a burn. When you are in the privacy of your own home you do not have a professional on hand to make sure that you do not burn your skin.

If you feel you need a deeper peel than ours - - PLEASE have a physician perform it on you!

Of course you will get great results! You may have to do an extra peel or two, to equal that of the doctor's office

The use of a Peel Applicator Fan Brush will give the most impressive and professional results.

How many peels will I get from my bottle?

There are approximately 456 drops in a 1oz. bottle
1oz. @ 2-3 pumps (10-15 drops) per peel =35-40 peels per bottle!
2oz. @ 2-3 pumps (10-15 drops) per peel =70-80 peels per bottle!


  • Never use a glycolic peel if you have been/are using accutane in the past 6 months.
  • Keep the Glycolic Peel Solution at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
  • If severe skin irritation occurs, remove the product by rinsing with cool water and consult a physician.
  • Do not apply to irritated, sensitive skin or skin with open wounds or after extraction.
  • Do not apply the Glycolic Peel Product more than once in a 7 day Period.
  • Do not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the Glycolic Peel.
  • Do not apply the Peel to skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 Hours.
  • Do not apply product after laser treatments, hair removal, photo rejuvenation or skin resurfacing.
  • Slight reddening of the skin may occur for a limited period of time especially with sensitive skin types.

*Misuse of glycolic acid products can cause injury or burns! Always follow directions exactly! Do not extend peeling times past 15 minutes! Used as directed, our peels and products are safe and effective. By using this product you agree that Aglow Skin Care and assume no responsibility for misuse of this product or for any consequences or injuries as a result of using any of our products. Keep this out of reach of children! These products distributed by Aglow Skin Care are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent any disease. Due to the pharmaceutical nature of these products, all sales are final.

40% Peels --  Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Ultrapure Glycolic Acid,
Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylisothiazolinone

Salicylic exfoliator -  Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid 3% pH 2.1

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