Home Chemical Peels - Acid Types and which may be best for your skin-type

Review the extensive line of at home chemical peels we offer along with pre/post products.

Best At-Home Chemical Peels

Which at home chemical peel is the best one for me?

Chemical peels are effective for anti-aging benefits, to improve acne, acne scars, minimize pores, loosen blackheads, improve sun damaged skin, improve the appearance of stretch marks, fade age spots and general hyperpigmentation, to rejuvenate and improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Doing your chemical peel at home is convenient and cost-effective. The best home chemical peel is the one which most specifically targets your problem. See all of our peels, below, and the problems they best target.

What is a chemical peel and how does it work?

Chemical peels are exfoliants that either, gently or more aggressively, remove dead surface skin cells and debris from the epidermis, and with deeper peels, can help to diminish visible skin issues that begin more deeply into the skin. Chemical peels, when properly chosen, can refine your skin texture and skin tone by refining the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles, scars and discoloration. Chemical peels can help your skin to look younger and more luminous. Some chemical peels will simply exfoliate without visible peeling (superficial, light peels)... others will provide varying degrees of peeling (medium, deep), dependent upon your skin type and the strength and type of peel. Below is a guide that will help provide further education into chemical peels.

Best at home chemical peels: Our at home chemical peel line includes: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Jessners, TCA, Phytic, and Enzyme Peels. All of our peels come in various percentages and pH levels to accommodate any skin type.

We offer multiple sizing options on all our products, so that you can test products before investing in larger sizes.

All of our skin care products are formulated in the USA at an FDA registered and inspected lab, manufactured under strict GMP guidelines. Our chemical peels are formulated with Reagent (ACS) acids... the highest grade... certified for percentage and purity. Our skin care products are *always* formulated with the highest recommended active ingredients for professional quality and results. Why have we been online since 1997? Because our products WORK.

How to choose the at home chemical peel that is right for you?

Mandelic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid derived from the bitter almond nut. This is a gentle acid which exfoliates the skin with very little topical discomfort. Excellent for inhibiting the formation of brown spots, and hyperpigmentation. Will not cause unwanted lightening of the skin in darker skin tones. Improve acne, melasma, sun damaged skin, large pores, blackheads, wrinkles, dull, sallow skin. Our 25% Mandelic Aid peel will cause little-to-no peeling, while our 40% may cause some light flaking for most clients. Contraindications: Do not use if you have nut allergies.

Lactic Acid: Milder than glycolic acid, and typically better for working on discoloration, our formulation contains licorice extract, an effective skin lightening additive. Appropriate for dry skin or oily skin. An alpha hydroxy acid, this is a great "first peel" for oily, dry, normal and sensitive skin types. The inherent properties of this peel make it ideal for clients with uneven skin tones and general hyper pigmentation. Some light flaking in most cases that becomes more visible as you increase the strength. Contraindications: Do no use if you have milk allergies.

Safe Handling Of Acid Peels and Retinoid Products:

  • --Use Acids and Retinoids with care and caution.
  • --Always patch test before use.
  • --Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • --Should an acid/retinoid get into the eyes, rinse with cold water and consult a physician if irritation persists.
  • --Keep these products out of reach of children.
  • --Misuse of chemical products can cause burns or injury. Use as directed for safety.
  • --Always store chemical peels in a cool, dry place for 12 month shelf life.

See our subheading of "General Cautions" below.

Instructions for chemical peels are listed in the "tabbed" area of the respective product pages.


Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice. You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. As with any peeling product, some people are resistant to acids. If you think you fall into this category, please "pass" on purchasing the product. We cannot guarantee results, as each person's skin type is unique. You assume sole risk and responsibility when using these products. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.