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40% Mandelic Acid Peel from Makeup Artists Choice

40% Mandelic Acid Peel from Makeup Artists Choice

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40% Mandelic Acid Peel - pH 2.0

This is not a beginning peel. ***Do not use this peel unless you have successfully used our 25% Mandelic Acid Peel for at least 6-8 applications.***

What is Mandelic Acid?

Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid.  Derived from bitter almonds, it has a number of benefits for the skin.

The molecular structure of mandelic acid is larger than better known alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid.  This means it takes longer to penetrate the skin's surface and is much less irritating.  

Benefits

--Rapidly exfoliates dead skin cells and surface debris from the skin.
--Mandelic acid has antimicrobial/antibacterial properties, making it an excellent choice for all types of acne, including cystic acne.
--Loosens blackheads for easy extraction.
--Cleans and refines pores.
--Refines the tone and texture of the skin, brightens.
--Mandelic acid is excellent for clients with darker skin tones.  It does not cause the unwanted, lighter skin tone changes that you might experience with other AHA's.
--Mandelic acid inhibits the growth of melanin, the cause of brown patches, freckles, uneven skin tone and other sun-related skin care issues.
--Mandelic acid, with continued use, can help repair sun damaged skin.
--Mandelic acid reduces lines and wrinkles without the irritation of other AHA's.
--Mandelic is typically an excellent exfoliator for clients suffering from Rosacea.
 
What can I expect when using this peel?

Upon application, within the first minute-or-so, you will feel very little topical sensation... it will be a warm tingling sensation. This acid penetrates more slowly than others, due to its larger molecular size, but don't be fooled.  It *is* processing your skin, so please follow directions as written and use a non-acid moisture post peel.  

Post peel you'll see some light flaking, perhaps more apparent around the mouth and nasal areas.  

Important:

This product is *not* a serum.  It has a watery consistency, so either dip a q-tip into the bottle for application, or remove the cap, place a gauze pad on the open bottle and tip it over to soak the gauze, then apply.
 
Instructions listed above, under corresponding tab.
 
General Cautions:
 
  • Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.
  • Stop Retin A, benzoyl peroxides, acne products and any other drying agents 24 hours before and after using an alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin products, never use a salicylic acid nor beta hydroxy peel.
  • Never apply a peel without doing a patch-test first and waiting 48 hours for results.
  • Never apply a chemical peel to inflamed skin.
  • Always read product directions in their entirety and don't take shortcuts.
  • Use our BellEvolve Advanced Repair Cream for skin that has been chemically over processed.  It contains advanced healing agents that will quickly get your skin back to normal.
  • When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.

  • 5 Stars
    Life saver
    I had been struggling with painful, inflamed cystic acne on my chin and tried so many different methods to prevent and cure it, from Rx topicals to oral antibiotics and nothing worked. I even changed my diet to eating completely clean and added several supplements which helped slightly. What really got rid of these disfiguring and psychologically damaging bumps on my face was the Mandelic Acid peels. I started with the 25% and worked up to 40% and I saw a difference in my skin immediately. Practically overnight the redness, swelling, and pain disappeared and after a few weeks I was 95% free of ALL acne. My skin texture improved, my freckles had faded, and I felt like I had my life back. I know it was this peel that saved my skin because as soon as I stopped this peel for another (the lactic acid peel did not agree with my skin) the cystic acne was back. Once I started the Mandelic back up again...clear days ahead. This is a miracle peel for acne and cystic-acne prone skin. Oh...and I cannot say ENOUGH about MUAC as a company. They answered all of my questions and concerns super quickly and even refunded me for the lactic acid peel that my skin did not agree with. MUAC is an excellent company with excellent products...customer for life!
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    Reviewed by:  from Baltimore, MD. on 7/27/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Absolutely Perfect Stuff!
    I started out with the 25% Mandelic Acid peel. It left my face smooth and caused zero peeling. Personally, after about 4 months of use every 4 days, I decided to step it up. In comes the new 40% Maandelic Acid! It's PERFECT! It leaves my face smooth, causes minute peeling and has resulted in faded hyperpigmentation. I can now go out with just sunscreen and pressed powder. I added the fade peel a little bit ago and now alternate between the 40% Mandelic and the Fade Peel every Thursday. Generally, any peeling is over by the time I have to go back to work on Monday. I love it and my skin is gorgeous! I am a full one MUAC customer for life!
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    Reviewed by:  from Marina del Rey, CA. on 10/30/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Amazing Products
    I just started using the 40% last week. This week I did a Fade peel. My skin looks like I'm 38-40 so I've been told. My age is 56. I've been using a lot of these products for the past year. Amazing products. I'm waiting for a stronger Mandelic peel. I'm sure they will go higher. It's great because it doesn't peel your face. No marks or wrinkles at 56. Never had any work done. Just use MUAC products
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 9/1/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    5 out of 5!
    This product is the best on the market. Between this and the Mandelic Toner, my post hyper pigmentation is completely gone! I would highly suggest this for women of color since it does not show discoloration. AMAZING PRODUCTS!
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    Reviewed by:  from Baltimore, MD. on 3/17/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    I'm Happy
    This product saved me from going through puberty for a second time. I started with the 25% only because that was recommended in the disclaimer but the 40% really helped and cleared my awful cystic acne. I use it once a week now and it's very gentle on my skin so I don't peel all week. For reference I'm a 26 year old with Indian background.
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 1/10/2015
    5/5
    4 Stars
    Great Peel
    I was using the 25% peel for a while and saw some improvement but at a very slow pace. I was thrilled when I saw the 40% peel and find that it is much more effective. My pores are much smaller and my skin looks more refined. I look forward to seeing a continued improvement.
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    Reviewed by:  from Auckland, New Zealand. on 7/24/2014
    4/5
    5 Stars
    Love Mandelic Acid!
    I've been using the 25% mandelic acid peel for over a year (I hit 59 this year), but I must have extremely strong skin, because I used it a couple of times a week as a nighttime product (did not wash it off) and never got peeling but did make my skin look good. When the 40% came out, I couldn't wait to try it. I followed the directions to a T. It didn't make me peel at all, so I tried it as a nighttime product with leaving it on all night (as I did the 25%). Using it this way once a week, I get a bit of peeling around my lips, base of nose, middle of my forehead, & in crow's feet areas. I truly LOVE this stuff!! I love the softness of my skin & the refinement of my pores. When I finish this bottle, I may try a TCA peel; I've been putting this off because although I know it's what I need to peel my skin deeper, I don't think I can afford the downtime right now since I work full time.
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    Reviewed by:  from Austin, TX. on 7/19/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    40% Mandelic Acid Peel
    The next step up from the 25% peel - and gives the same great results! After a couple of years using various peels from MUAC, I'm thinking this one might be my favorite for NO downtime skin refreshing. No acne, and hyperpigmentation fades with every use. My skin is clear and smooth - makeup goes on like a dream,too, although I wear very little except a little concealer around my nose and mouth. Very pleased with this!
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    Reviewed by:  from Burnsville, MN.. on 11/11/2014
    5/5
    4 Stars
    Good stuff!!
    iam 25 year old African Male. i purchased this a month ago. i was looking into peels to fix my sun damaged skin. i used this only five times so far. and i already see a change in my complexion. im not done the bottel yet. so i already know. more results are comeing. if your new to peeling i would really try the Mandlic acid peel first. its very easy. to use. iam also going to follow up with the Fade Peel
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    Reviewed by:  from NJ. on 2/23/2016
    4/5
    4 Stars
    Off to a Great Start!
    I have used this peel only 1 three days ago and I have an initial feedback I'd like to share. It didn't sting or burn. I used q-tips to apply it to a clean dry face for 5 minutes. It started to feel warm somewhere around the 3rd minute. I washed it off with a mild cleanser and applied coconut oil to sooth my face. The next morning my face felt tight and my pores along my cheek next to my nose looked about half their size. Not bad at all!. I washed with a mild cleanser and used the Mandelic toner. Stung a bit but bearable. I then used the Vitamin C+E serum followed by a Cocoa butter face cream then sun screen. I couldn't believe how smooth my face felt in such a short period of time. This is better than when I go to the spa for a microdermabrasion and peel because I don't have time to sit in the house with a peeling face with 2 kids!. I use the Mandelic serum at night. I recommend this for folks with uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and rough texture skin. I will come back in a couple of days to give you guys my 1 week review of these products. I am surprised at the potency of these very reasonably priced products. So far I am very impressed at what I see and it' only been 3 days.
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 1/11/2016
    4/5
    5 Stars
    Best peel!
    I started with 25% mandelic peel first and I was peeling on the second day. It worked great. I used it for 6 weeks. But when I got a sample of 40% I start seeing much better results. It's lightening all the dark post acne spots and calms down breakout. When I see my skin is about to break out I use it at night and I see the result next morning. It just instanly stops the breakout. Sometimes when I want to it some junk food, which I know is not helping my skin to stay clan, I use this peel to save the situation :) Best peel I've ever tried. Thank you very much for great customer service! I had a problem with my shipment and customer support was really helpful and fast.
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    Reviewed by:  from HI. on 10/16/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Wonderful product
    I use so many terrific MUAC products, that I wanted to wait until I had used the Mandelic Acid Peel for a few months before I evaluated its effectiveness. It's wonderful. I actually can use this peel twice a week if I choose, which I love, as it always leaves my skin brighter, more refreshed, polished and taut. One can even use it before an important event without worrying. It is gently, but positively, effective, and is my go to addition to my lactic acid peels.
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    Reviewed by:  from San Diego. on 12/18/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Amazing starter peel!
    This peel was my intro into MUAC peels and I have since stepped up to Lactic Acid. I will keep this in rotation because the texture improvement of my skin in just a few peels is like nothing I've ever used before! I also love this peel because it has NO downtime, the price is right, and the results are gorgeous.
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    Reviewed by:  from California. on 1/15/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Mandelic 40% is Amazing!
    I've been a diehard user of the 25% peel along with the toner and serum and this product has changed my skin entirely. As with most products, the skin can grow accustomed to them and sometimes a little change-up is required. The new 40% Mandelic has given me the boost I need - my skin is so clear, firm and smooth I just LOVE it! MUAC - another amazing product, keep them coming!
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    Reviewed by:  from Langley. on 7/21/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Cure for my adult hormonal acne
    Mandelic 40% peel was the cure for my adult hormonal acne. Everytime someone would come into town that I hadn't seen in a while, I would get these huge cysts on my chin. I tried everything, from all natural to bp. Nothing worked. For some reason I remembered MUAC. People gave this peel such glowing reviews, and guess what, I had the 25% in my medicine cabinet! I don't know why I wasn't using it. I knew the next morning, that it was working. Pimples were shrinking, and day by day, my skin was looking so much better. I had such great luck with the 25%, that I ordered the 40%. After only two weeks my skin is completely clear. The only thing left are a few dark marks, and even those are fading thanks to this 40% peel. If you have adult hormonal acne and nothing else is working, do yourself a favor, and try this. You won't be sorry!
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    Reviewed by:  from California. on 4/19/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Love It
    This is my second time ordering this holy grail in a bottle! Ever since I started using it I haven't had acne since & the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks is disappearing. I use it every 4 days & I know in a few months my face will be clear as a model. I've never wrote a review on a product but this bought my confidence back & I'm excited. Thank you sooo much muac don't change any of your products!!
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    Reviewed by:  from New York . on 1/29/2016
    5/5
    3 Stars
    Ms.
    The 40% worked much better than the 25%, but did not give me the results I was looking for after several uses....it has a mild peel effect on me. I switched to the man/sal peel and got better results.
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    Reviewed by:  from North Bay. on 12/29/2015
    3/5
    5 Stars
    great peel
    This peel offers a mild, painless peel that's perfect for ageing skin. I use it every other sunday opposite a fade peel for stubborn hyperpigmentation. This offers a mild, painless peel that leaves my skin feeling very soft. It makes my pores seem smaller and my skin feel baby soft. There's no frosting, down time or anything like that. Please wear spf! Other than that, it's great and I will continue to use it.:-)
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    Reviewed by:  from castro valley, ca. on 7/23/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Amazing for acne! !
    Iv used this several times now and my skin is for the most part acne free. It really dries up pimples. I did in fact experience a lot of peeling especially on my cheeks and chin. I'm a regular peeler so I left this on for like 10 minutes. It hasn't done much to fade my dark spots left over from acne (I have seen mild fading but the few spots i have are really dark so maybe that's why) Iv gone ahead and ordered the Mandelic toner and 50 percent glycolic acid to see if those will help with the spots. I have dark skin (Gabrielle union ) my skin is better overall after using this 40 percent mandelic peel. This site has really amazing products I just ordered a bunch more. I can tell I will achieve the skin I want from continuous use of this line.
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    Reviewed by:  from Jamaica . on 4/24/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    Ok second half of demolishing this hyperpigmentation. I used the 25% first because MUAC recommended it for sensitive skin so after using the 25% with success I graduated to the 40%....I can definitely see improvement. I love this website.....
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    Reviewed by:  from Wyoming. on 4/19/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Finally!
    I've been waiting for a while to write this review because I wanted to see how well the peel works. Within a couple of months of using the product, I am finally getting over the acne that i've been dealing with for the past 15 years. Within those years i've tried everything in the drugstore and at the derm's office but nothing was as cost effective and consistent as the mandelic peel.
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 8/22/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Great product
    l could tell that my skin looked brighter after the first use. It did not sting or burn or flake. After the 3rd application my skin started to purge with acne on my forehead and some black / white heads just seem to rub off my face...
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    Reviewed by:  from Stockton. on 7/14/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    Through the years, I've tried everything to get my melasma under control. This product is by far the best. It's been pealing the ugly brown off in layers. I alternative between 20% nightly and 40% on Sundays . Daily sunscreen is a must for keeping it from returning. Thanks for the great product at an affordable price.
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    Reviewed by:  from Kingston. on 7/27/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Excellent Peel!
    I've used different peels from MUAC before but I think this one is my favorite. I'm 40-something with combination skin. I use this once per week and I've had 4 applications now. I see a big difference in the skin texture and tone on my forehead (fine lines, sun damage and the start of a small melasma), the pores on my cheeks seem smaller and overall skin tone, acne and old acne marks are much improved. I did see a small increase in acne and some very minor skin peeling after my first two applications but those have gone away. I follow with a little aloe vera jelly and a few drops of argan oil (both by MUAC as well) to calm and moisturize. My skin looks better than ever!
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    Reviewed by:  from Oklahoma City. on 2/18/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    mandelic acid
    I bought the mandelic acid and received it in time. I am black but I have light skin. I bought the mandelic acid at 40%. I never used the 25% because i have used peels before. So, I am using this peel for hyperpigmentation which I have in my cheeks from acne scars. I had a large pimple on my left cheek before I used the mandelic acid. After I washed my face it was dramatically smaller. Still there, but smaller :). That's a good sign. Hopefully it starts sloughing off some of the scars I have. I have only used it once so far, I am going to use it again at the end of the week.
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    Reviewed by:  from baltimore md. on 7/28/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Over 40 and feeling fabulous!!
    I have been trying different MUAC products for about two months and this is one of my favorites! I had spent close to $1,000.00 at my dermatologist's for 1 microdermabrasion & 3 peels. Though I was seeing results, I just couldn't bring myself to keep going at those prices. After seeing the Radiance Peel video on you tube, I decided to have a look at MUAC. This peel has improved my skin's texture, reduced pore size and I don't feel oily like I did before.I am also trying stronger peels to address my fine lines and a pesky sun spot on my cheek but will definitely use this in between. Did I mention that people guess me to be in my thirties?
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    Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 10/20/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    .
    I thought I loved the 25% mandellic peel?! This stuff is super amazing! I am in LOVE with all MUAC mandellic peels but this one is good for those stubborn dark marks that just won't go away. I got the 1 ounce and it lasted me quite a while because I use it sparingly. Got rid of a few stubborn acne scars that wasn't getting gone fast enough and left my skin feeling good afterwards. Used one a week. Highly recommend for use with the other MUAC mandellic peels for spots that take a little longer to peel away.
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    Reviewed by:  from Maryland. on 5/29/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Amazing
    best product ever.. it changed my skin so much, is so gentle yet so powerful, no more cystic acne!!!!!!! will keep buying it forever!
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    Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 11/11/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    My skin has never looked better
    I'm so glad to have found these products. I started with the 25% peel once or twice a week last fall and have increased to the 40%. My adult acne is gone and my skin has never looked better. I use the mandelic acid toner as well. Thank you MUAC.
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    Reviewed by:  from South Carolina. on 3/25/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    It Works!
    I have been suffering with cystic acne on the back of my neck for a couple of years. I apply the Mandelic Acid on this area at night two or three times a week and leave it on. The other nights I use your Gly-Luronic Serum. My acne is GONE! Thank you for great skin products.
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    Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 11/25/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    This stuff works!
    I've suffered with acne for many years and tried dozens of over the counter acne products. I've also taken antibiotics and used prescriptive topical anti-acne solutions; these treatments left me with reactive chemical burns and undesirable side effects. I've undergone 4 treatments of Accutane, a very aggressive treatment for stubborn acne. Mandelic acid is gentle enough for my sensitive skin, yet effective at calming and clearing acne. This product works, I absolutely recommend it!
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    Reviewed by:  from Reno, NV. on 11/5/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    40% Mandelic = AWESOME!!!
    I absolutely love this. My 18-year-old uses this for clogged pores and acne flare-ups... I use it around my eyes to fight crows feet. I am a fan of your peels and am working up to TCA..
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    Reviewed by:  from Indianapolis, IN. on 7/21/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Mandelic Peel is a dream!
    I love this peel, I had a feeling I would because the mandelic serum works so well for my skin too. The mandelic peel does not actually make my skin peel but after using it, I wake the next morning with skin that is refined, clearer and with less visible pores. I will continue to purchase. Thank you MUAC, love your products!
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    Reviewed by:  from Aus.. on 10/20/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Excellent weekly peel for sensitive skin
    I have been using chemical peels for years and just started doing them to myself three years ago when I discovered MUAC. MUAC is a wonderful company that provides awesome at home peels with professional results. Also, MUAC has awesome customer service and very affordable prices for their products. I use their TCA 12.5% peel and Triple Enzyme Peel and they are wonderful. However, I recently tried the 40% Mandelic Acid Peel after reading all the great reviews and I absolutely love it! My sensitive skin doesn't react negatively to it at all. Instead this peel provides me with very smooth and radiant skin, without any severe peeling. Also there is no downtime. I have now incorporated the 40% Mandelic Acid Peel into my skin routine which includes a TCA peel once every 2 months, and doing a Mandelic Acid Peel and Triple Enzyme Peel once a week. My moisturizer and cleanser are the green Tea/Pomegranate. All of these products together have made my skin absolutely flawless and at age 45, I am still getting carded when I go out :-) Finally, the Mandelic Acid Peel has kept my periodic acne flare ups at bay. I rarely breakout anymore since using the 40% Mandelic Peel. Overall, I highly recommend using the 40% Mandelic Acid Peel because it has so many fabulous benefits for your skin and can be used often, unlike other harsher treatments, while providing beautiful results.
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    Reviewed by:  from Vail Valley, Colorado. on 9/10/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    My favorite peel!!!
    Can't say enough great things about this peel. I started with the 25% as directed then recently added the 40% weekly. My skin is looking better and better each week. Light flaking nothing a moisturizer or Argan oil can't fix. I am using it for acne and I def notice a huge difference especially with after scars. No burning, slight tingle, slight nutty smell lol. Be patient, it takes time. Nothing works over night. *Things I tell myself constantly* i still get breakouts during that time of the month. I spot treat it with (Mandelic serum) My confidence has gone up so that's a huge plus:)
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    Reviewed by:  from New Jersey . on 7/10/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Student Doctor
    I'm a 4th year medical school so I'm very picky about what products I use. I've never had a bad reaction to this peel. It's not too harsh and not too mild but just right for me. My skin peels just enough that I can still wear makeup without folks staring. With my time restraints I need a peel that won't cause me to be confined to home for long periods of time. I love this peel!
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    Reviewed by:  from Phoenix. on 6/5/2016
    5/5
    2 Stars
    Didn't have a noticeable effect.
    I began using the 40% Mandelic peel after the 25% Mandelic peel made an amazing improvement in my cystic acne. My skin began to 'plateau' in improvement after about 6 applications of the 25% peel, and I moved onto the 40% peel. That's where the improvement ended for me, unfortunately. It does little more than slightly dehydrate my skin, and maybe smooth out the texture to the touch slightly. But my acne is still there and my skin's tone hasn't improved. This is still a wonderful product for many people, but it didn't work for me. Perhaps next time I will try a glycolic acid product.
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    Reviewed by:  from California. on 5/3/2016
    2/5
    3 Stars
    Ms.
    I've used it a few times now and it does seem to help fade spots and does not cause adverse reactions in my skin. However, the packaging is definitely cheaper than that used by most brands, and a quarter of it ended up spilling in my bag even though it was capped. Considering how much this costs, that is unacceptable. ****MUAC Comment: We are so sorry the packaging doesn't meet your requirements. We will report the spillage to our Operations Manager and she will be in-touch to arrange for a replacement for you. Thank you for posting!****
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 3/5/2016
    3/5
    5 Stars
    Definite Keeper
    A definite keeper. Repurchased lately. This together with the Mandelic Acid Serum and my melasma has improved significantly. Additionally one drop of Mandelic Acid on any upcoming pimple and it dries out in a day or two. A magic elixir :-)
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    Reviewed by:  from Israel. on 1/29/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Excellent peel, very satisfied
    I used the 25% peel a couple times first before buying the 40%. I'm totally stoked about this peel! Even with only 2 uses so far, I've seen results. The 25% is a decent peel, so I can't wait to see the results with the 40% strength! I Love the fact that it don't burn your skin, plus you can do it every 4 days! I'm definitely staying with MUAC for my anti aging skin care needs. There's not one product that I've bought that I didn't like. The quality, prices and service are all great so you can't go wrong buying your skin care products from MUAC!
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    Reviewed by:  from AZ. on 1/25/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Great peel even for the most sensitive skin
    I love this peel the most, out of all that I've tried. It's non irritating but very effective, no down time is needed, and helps acne heal faster. This product is now a staple for me.
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    Reviewed by:  from IL. on 10/6/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    ❤️love❤️
    I love the 40% Mandelic Acid! It works so well!!! I started with the 25% and it makes my skin look ageless.
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    Reviewed by:  from Maryland . on 9/25/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    LOVE
    Was using the 25% peel at first - but moved up to the 40% and it is great!! I use this up to twice a week. It doesn't make me peel - but it can make me flakey and dry on the second or third day. My skin is smooth - it helps control my acne (which i've suffered from for 12+ years). I haven't really noticed an improvement in skin color - but at least it helps my acne!!! I also use the 10% mandelic serum every night on top of this. Great product!!!
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    Reviewed by:  from San Jose, CA. on 7/14/2015
    5/5
    4 Stars
    Nice effective but gentle peel
    I got the sample and got about 8 uses out of it. I like this peel. I left it on for about 6 minutes each time. It burned slightly, especially when I rinsed it off. I followed up by washing with a gentle cleanser and patting a few drops of organic virgin avocado oil into damp skin. I like that it is gentle but makes my skin feel smooth and refined. and peeling is light and occurs about 2 days after. I can tell this peel works well when used consistently. It has really helped with clearing my adult acne around the jaw line.
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    Reviewed by:  from San Diego. on 11/11/2014
    4/5
    5 Stars
    Great product
    Love this peel. I have been a client for the last five years and all the products are great but this one just went over the top. The texture of my skin and the clarity are so much better even after only using it for two weeks
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    Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 7/19/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Love It!
    Love it. The very dark blemishes I have had for years are fading and the face looks bright.
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    Reviewed by:  from BICESTER. on 3/15/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Nice Peel
    I have used this peel twice and the results are pretty good. You just have to follow the directions especially waiting a week before using again. I made that mistake and burned myself in the process. Based on my skin type I did peel with this acid.
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    Reviewed by:  from TN. on 2/23/2016
    5/5
    2 Stars
    I don't like it
    I choose this product from the high reviews BUT for me it did nothing. It was like using a mild toner. I feel I get better results from alcohol. ****MUAC Coment: We are sorry this product didn't perform as intended. Our staff will contact you for more details, and to help guide you in the right direction. Thank you for your review!****
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    Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 2/2/2016
    2/5
    5 Stars
    Go to skin peel
    I love the mandelic peel because there is minimal sting and irritation. I leave in on a full 4 minutes. I have very oily skin and currently use epiduo ( retin a +benzoyl peroxide) from my dermatologist. Although I've been using this for 8 months I still have oily skin. When I want to do a deep cleansing and even out my skin tone, I use the mandelic. I can use this up to twice in week. I usually layer it with the glycolic acid peel 50 percent. For some this might be extremely drying however it is not for me. I never have peeling or even flaking. Just smooth, less congested skin.
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    Reviewed by:  from Scottsdale, Az . on 10/26/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Good Stuff!
    I really like this peel. My skin tone and texture are much better now, and the congestion I was experiencing is also clearing up. My husband commented from out of the blue that I had a great glow. The sample size was enough to see a difference. It is time to order a full size and continue with my progress.
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    Reviewed by:  from Michigan. on 9/21/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    I have oily mature facial skin. Manpeel 40% has improved my skin appesrance and reduced my large pores. I use this peel as an anti-aging tool.
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    Reviewed by:  from MA. on 8/8/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Forever loyal
    I absolutely love this stuff and I did recently went up in strength once it became available. I did not have any problems as I was concerned if I would. This stuff really works on resurfacing the skin and clearing up ones complexion. I would recommend it to anyone I search of better looking skin.
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    Reviewed by:  from Cambridge, Ma. on 8/6/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Soften and tighten ur face
    I loved it it's really great on the face especially bad acne and pimples.
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    Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 8/3/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    I like it
    I like it. The first couple of times it left some minor peeling, but I slather on the night cream so my skin isn't so dry after wards. It leaves my skin clean, tight and exfoliated. It is not irritating when it is on, feels like a slight sun burn feel to me. I have light, slight oily, acne prone skin. I am also in my forties.
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    Reviewed by:  from Southern IL. on 4/24/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Great Results!
    I had started using the 25% of the Mandelic acid last year and received wonderful results. When the 40% Mandelic came out I had to try it. Wow! The results are amazing. Those pesky bumps on my forehead that I have had for years,they're gone,pores are smaller and skin smoother. I will never be without this stuff.Thank you!
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    Reviewed by:  from Virginia. on 11/20/2014
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Love it!
    I have super sensitive, cystic acne skin, and I have never been able to use peels. This is so gentle, but so effective at keeping my acne at bay. I also use the Mandelic acid serum as well as the blemish buster cleanser. I will never use drug store stuff again!
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    Reviewed by:  from Mooresville. on 1/8/2017
    5/5
    1 Stars
    This did not work for me.
    I embarked upon a once a week peel regimen as recommended by MUAC to fade hyperpgmentation. This product caused me to break out. I think I may be sensitive to the alcohol SD 40 in the peel. The resulting breakouts caused even more hyperpigmentation which I am trying to treat with the fade peel. Fingers crossed that will work!
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    Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 1/4/2017
    1/5
    4 Stars
    Ms
    I am a fan of this. For background, I have combination skin, I am black (brown skinned) and have suffered from brown discoloration spots due to acne. This has really made a huge difference in the amount of breakouts I've had and greatly reduced my hyperpigmentation marks. The only thing is that during the winter, you have to step-up with the moisture to prevent flaking after application.
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    Reviewed by:  from DC. on 12/7/2016
    4/5
    5 Stars
    Mandelic acid peel
    Wow, this lotion is great. Improves my tired, aged skin & gives me a fresh glow. Now on to second bottle. My 7yr old grandaughter commented to me "you look younger Gran" How's that for a genuine compliment !
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    Reviewed by:  from Mermaid Waters. on 10/12/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Stocking up
    I recently tried another chemical peel from MUAC, but I'm going back to this. Mandelic acid has been an incredible find to my aging, oily, acne-scarred skin with melasma patches. I'm so much clearer and smoother thanks to this product. I also use this as an overnight spot treatment - by the morning, whatever was threatening to erupt on my face is neutralized, and completely gone by the second day.
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    Reviewed by:  from Los Angeles. on 9/4/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Miracle Peel!
    I love this 40% Mandelic Acid Peel so much. I started out with the 25% first, and once my skin had gotten used to it, I moved up to this one. I have dry, sensitive skin that has a tendency to break out and look dull, and this peel has transformed my skin! My skin is now smooth and glowing, and breakouts are completely nonexistent. Honestly I don't know how it works, but I don't even care. This stuff is AMAZING and I love it!
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    Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 8/20/2016
    5/5
    2 Stars
    miss
    I had purchased the 25% mandelic acid peel and liked it although felt it wasnt strong enough for my problem skin. So I went for the 40% and it is quite disappointing, it doesnt seem any stronger or make any difference to my skin. So far I've tried 5 or so different peels and Im not seeing results with any of them. I apply everything correctly and have given it loads of time.
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    Reviewed by:  from australia. on 8/11/2016
    2/5
    5 Stars
    40% Mandelic Acid Peel
    Started with 25% then increased to the 40%. This stuff really works! My skin was rapidly exfoliated and looks and feels great! I see so much improvement with my dark spots and skin texture!! Love all MUAC products!!
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    Reviewed by:  from NJ. on 7/10/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Madelic Acid 40% Peel
    Loved this product! Gentle yet effective! Exfoliates & brightens the skin! I will be using this product regularly!
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    Reviewed by:  from MI. on 6/14/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Love these products
    All I can say is that these products truly work. I am a Hispanic lady in my early 50's and this product works great. I have melisma, about 9 months ago it was very bad, dark spots on my face. I decided to try these products and they have done wonders. My melisma is very light now. I do wear sunscreen and a hat when I go outside. These products have changed my skin. I'm definitely a customer for life.
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    Reviewed by:  from Santa Fe . on 5/25/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Just like I expected
    I love this peel from when I was getting it in a clinic for $150 a visit.. I did 2 peels, 7 days between each other.. I have a nice brown tone and some old scars from an outbreak in the beginning of dec 2015, and it has done such a great job. I definitely gotta post some journey pics as my skin clears up. I wonder if MUAC has anything for acne spots.. I do know that a pimple takes 3 months to develop from wayyyy under the skin.. The peel helped surface one.
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    Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, Ga. on 1/25/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Best Gentle Acid Peel
    I had to try this product after seeing all the good reviews and I have to say... I am extremely impressed. I had a lot of active acne (because I tried a Fraxel Restore Treatment and it made me break out...). I even tried a chemical peel with a dermatologist... I saw little to no results. Rather than going through extreme & expensive procedures, I decided to try MUAC. 2 months in and almost all my active acne is gone! I also purchased the largest bottle... and that is more than enough. I would suggest purchasing the smaller bottle first to test it out. All in all, MUAC is an amazing product.
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 12/10/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    Amazing product,wii be a lifetime buyer.
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    Reviewed by:  from Slovakia,eu. on 11/21/2015
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Best Peel Ever!
    Of all the treatments I have tried on my aging, acneic skin, this by far is the best! Softens lines, evens tone and kills acne!!! My morning routine in no longer consumed with make up time...just a little powder, mascara and lip gloss and off to the races!
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    Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 3/14/2017
    5/5
    5 Stars
    ms
    I have used this once so far left it on for 2minutes-fantastic product
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    Reviewed by:  from nokomis fl. on 2/1/2017
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Great stuff!
    I love the 40% mandelic acid peel. I leave that on for about 10 minutes and then I layered with a pumpkin peel. I left them on for approx. 15 minutes. My skin felt great after I rinsed it off. My skin felt fabulous. I love this peel. It works on everyone, including new comers to peels. I would definitely still do a patch test, but I have no peeling at all. skin looks and feels great. I would say this is one of the mellowed peels by far.
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    Reviewed by:  from Carson City. on 1/31/2017
    5/5
    3 Stars
    40% Mandelic
    Read EVERY review on EVERY peel and decided on the Mandelic peels, bought the 25% and 40%. I've tried everything in the past to clear my acne and PIH and haven't had any success. I consider my skin pretty tough as a result of all these trials so I started with the 40% Mandelic peel. I got the 25% to use just in case I found the 40% too strong. It was pretty gently though, no burning, no stinging just mild itching is how I'd describe it under my jawline. I've used the peel 3 times so far but haven't seen the dramatic results I read about in all the reviews. Only thing I saw was a tightening of my skin, my pores were very clean (but that could be as a result of the toner). I decided to try the PhytX peel instead and got the result I was looking for. I'll do a separate review on that. So bottom line, maybe the Mandelic peel wasn't strong enough for me or maybe I'd have to use it for a longer period to see something. I might go back to it though once I get my skin under control, since I already have so much of it :)
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    Reviewed by:  from Toronto. on 1/21/2017
    3/5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    I love, love, love Mandelic acid peel! I started with the 25% and have moved up to 40%. What I like about Mandelic acid is that you don't have to be in a panic over the time. Its so gentle it won't give you a bad burn and it's exfoliating action gently but effectively works without any down time or really noticeable redness. I usually leave on more than the recommended time. I've used MUAC products for several years and get compliments all the time on my skin. I'm 68 and most people guess my age in the 40's and 50's. I'll take that! Thanks MUAC!
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    Reviewed by:  from Ada. on 1/15/2017
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Mrs
    Love this peel. It's different from other peels because skin looks great for about 4 days and then all of a sudden it peels for one or two days. It seems to freshen up skin.
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    Reviewed by:  from bath. on 12/30/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Good results
    Started w/25% then moved up to 40. I have since moved up to tca 12.5. Mandelic was great for me and I'll use again between tca peels. No really any pealing. Nothing major. Some flaking. Smooth skin results. Do stop Retenoids before. 1 time I totally forgot and mandelic peel did frost. Which most say u won't get frosting with mandelic. I guess I did on this 1 spot bec I had been spot treating with tretenoin. I did not discontinue for 24 hrs. This frosting area did get really red and scabbed . Then the scab peeled off a few days later. Great for me because I needed to really treat this sun damage spot. But not what you would want to do all over your face for sure.
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    Reviewed by:  from S.C.. on 12/28/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    M
    This peel is unbelievable! I have tried sooooo many peels and I always ended up with zero to no results. I rotate it with the fade peel and the results are really starting to come through. I am using it for up to 4 times a week as recommended and my results are so rapid! Week 3 my texture has changed for the BEST! I no longer have bumpy skin as it is smoothing out! I will HIGHLY recommend you follow the directions for the best result as the they are working for me. I can't wait to see what my skin looks like after week 6! Also grab the fade peel! They go hand in hand - thank me later :)
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    Reviewed by:  from Canada . on 12/13/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    One of my favorite peels!
    I've been using this peel for a while now and I keep it in my rotation. It doesn't burn while on nor does it make me peel profusely. In fact I don't notice any peeling at all, just lovelier looking skin. I like to layer it with the salicylic acid at times. I have tried layering the salicylic on top, but MUAC advised me to use the salicylic first and then the mandelic. I think this helps the mandelic to work better. Either way, I've always liked the results. Thanks MUAC!
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    Reviewed by:  from Maryland. on 12/9/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Nice
    I really enjoy using this peel. I started with the 25% mandelic acid and moved up when I ran out. I enjoy all of the products I receive from MUAC. I have never had any issues and always will be a return customer. I can not use glycolic acid as it is too harsh on my skin but this stuff is AMAZING!!
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    Reviewed by:  from Utah. on 11/21/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Love it!
    I've been using this peel for almost a year now, and I really like how smooth and fresh my face feels after. I have normal/dry skin. I'd really to like to step it from from this peel. Does anyone have any suggestions? My skin is generally good. Up close, I can see some clogged pores. Overall, I'd like something anti-aging, pore minimizing, & texture improvement.
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    Reviewed by:  from California. on 11/21/2016
    5/5
    2 Stars
    did not help
    I have mixed African American and white skin and have issues with cystic acne. I currently take Spironlactone which helps reduce the number of cystic acne outbreaks but they still occur. I have very bad scarring from the acne and have been trying various products to lighten these scars. This peel makes my skin feel smooth but does not reduce any hyperpigmentation or scaring.
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    Reviewed by:  from canada. on 11/3/2016
    2/5
    4 Stars
    Amazing
    I started off with this peel, because many people said the lower strengths weren't producing the results they wanted. I've done peels in the past but I hadn't done one in a while. I noticed my makeup just wasn't sitting well on my skin and I knew that I needed a chemical exfoliant, rather than face scrubs and the like. This peel was nice, it did burn a bit, but only for maybe 30 seconds. I layered it twice and left it on for probably 10 minutes. My face began peeling 2 days post peel, and I peeled for a total of about 6 days. This peel definitely rejuvenated my skin, my foundation/concealer/powder sits a LOT better on my skin now. I did notice my pores seem smaller as well. Didn't effect my post inflammatory hyper pigmentation sadly, but I've only done one treatment.
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    Reviewed by:  from Greenwood, SC. on 10/24/2016
    4/5
    5 Stars
    Ms.
    I love this peel. I have rosacea and Niticed a decrease in redness the first time I used it. Mild no down time peel with very little flaking and significant reduction in pore size and redness. I bought the serum as well.
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    Reviewed by:  from Tennessee. on 9/28/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Great product
    I like this peel it is very mild so I can use it twice per week.
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    Reviewed by:  from Laveen. on 8/6/2016
    5/5
    5 Stars
    Hormonal acne
    Love it! Suffer from hormonal acne and this is great product that has helped keep it under control.
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    Reviewed by:  from AZ. on 6/19/2016
    5/5
    4 Stars
    Good quality
    Purchased 40% Mandelic Acid Peel and its arrived in 5 days which is quick. I was not sure about home peels how real they were because usually i went to professional places for having it done . I have problem oily skin so i used it 8 times for 8 weeks . The peel did't really peel my skin but improved texture and fine lines .I think 40% Mandelic Acid Peel from Makeup Artists Choice is a real deal and good quality product and i will purchase again in 6 months time. I gave 4 star because i tried the professional Mandelic peel and there was a little difference.
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    Reviewed by:  from Los Angeles CA. on 6/19/2016
    4/5
    2 Stars
    Not a fan
    I've tried a few products for lightening my acne scars. I like lactic acid 40% but it caused raised bumps on my skin BC I am a woman of color. I heard this was better for melanin women so I tried it. It doesn't fade the spots as quickly as the lactic acid. But it cost a lot more. It had faded but I've been using this twice a week for 4 weeks and the scars are still extremely noticeable. Think I'll take a chance in going back to lactic acid. They'd probably be completely gone by now
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    Reviewed by:  from Howell, NJ. on 6/19/2016
    2/5
    4 Stars
    So far so good
    I've been using this peel now for about 2 weeks. I really like it. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and I have noticed some improvement in my hyperpigmentation. My break outs have also reduced and believe it or not even though I've seem some reviews that said they did not peel I have had slight peeling in certain areas. I'm going to continue this series of peels for now to see better results before trying out another.
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    Reviewed by:  from New York. on 6/18/2016
    4/5
    3 Stars
    not strong enough for my skin
    This is not strong enough for me or quick enough. I used TCA in the past..so that's probably why. A week after my first peel, I didn't see a difference in my skin. Sent it back and purchased another TCA peel.
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    Reviewed by:  from jacksonville . on 10/30/2015
    3/5

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