Top 10 Glycolic Acid Peels


Top 10 glycolic acid peels

Here are my Top 10 Glycolic Acid Peels

Glycolic acid peels are fabulous exfoliators, removing the top layer of your skin and revealing the new, healthy skin underneath.

  1. Joyal Beauty Age-Defying Ultimate Glycolic Acid Serum.
  2. Toulon anti-wrinkle face moisturizer.
  3. InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Cream.
  4. OZ Naturals Face Peel.
  5. Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant.
  6. Magic Pads.
  7. Reviva Labs High Potency Glycolic Acid Cream.
  8. Perfect Image 30% Glycolic Acid Peel.
  9. Bona Fide SKin Care 7.5% Glycolic Acid Peel.
  10. Aqua Glycolic Face Cream 10%.

Exfoliation helps to remove all of the dead cells and unclog blocked pores, so that your skin looks and feels cleaner and more radiant. A glycolic acid peel can also help to stimulate the production of collagen and minimize fine lines and discolorations in your skin.

You will notice that some of the glycolic acid peels in my list are creams, rather than a thin liquid or gel that is the usual formulation of chemical peels. I have included these creams because they are exfoliators, which is the whole purpose of a chemical peel – to exfoliate your skin.

There is also a wide range of percentages of glycolic acid in these chemical peels, giving you the ability to select a mild and gentle exfoliation or a stronger chemical peel. Please be aware that the higher the percentage of glycolic acid the more damage you can do to your skin if you don’t adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Also, if you really want to use a chemical peel that is fairly strong, for example above 10%, then the FDA recommends that you consult a professional, so that you don’t cause any harm to your skin.


1. Joyal Beauty Age-Defying Ultimate Glycolic Acid Serum

Joyal Beauty Glycolic Acid PeelWith 1.2% glycolic acid, this is one of the milder chemical peels, but it scores highly with customers who love the brightening effect of this serum.

It certainly packs a punch with all of its fabulous ingredients with lots of wonderful antioxidants, moisturizers and anti-inflammatories.

You have salicylic acid, kojic acid, licorice, hyaluronic acid, Jojoba oil, Aloe, fennel, withc hazel, MSM and plenty more as well. The Joyal Beauty Ultimate Serum is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, alcohol and petrochemicals, is 100% vegan, cruelty free and pH balanced.

You can read my complete review here.


2. Toulon anti-wrinkle face moisturizer

Toulon glycolic acid moisturizer 10 - best exfoliatorAt first glance you wouldn’t categorize this skincare product as a chemical peel or even an exfoliator, but with 10% glycolic acid it definitely fits the bill.

This is a really luscious and gentle exfoliator that removes all of those dead skin cells and unclogs your pores, leaving your skin warm and glowing.

This chemical peel is not tested on animals, is cruelty free, is free from parabens and fragrances, and is 100% vegan. With Jojoba oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, green tea and vitamin C, the Toulon face moisturizer is good enough to eat!

Full of wonderful antioxidants that help to fight the ravages of time and too much exposure to the damaging sun, the Toulon face cream and exfoliator leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy with a much more even skin tone.

Read my Toulon face moisturizer and exfoliator review here.


3. InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Cream

InstaNatural - 10% glycolic acid peelThis another exfoliator that doesn’t fit the usual chemical peel mold, but with 10% glycolic acid it is a very effective exfoliating product. Once all of your dead skin cells have been removed and your pores unblocked, hyaluronic acid goes to work delivering a pulse of hydration deep into your skin.

With vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, CoQ10 and bearberry this mositurizing exfoliant is packed full of antioxidants that help to reduce age spots and sun spots and give your skin a more even tone.

InstaNatural’s glycolic acid cream is not tested on animals, and is free from alcohol, parabens and sulfates, and is 100% suitable for vegans.

Read my full review here.


4. OZ Naturals Face Peel

OZ Naturals 50 glycolic acid peelWith 50% glycolic acid this is one of the big guns in chemical peels and is considered a professional grade exfoliant.

If you decide to use this chemical peel, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter, as the FDA recommends that at this grade, these should only be applied by trained professionals.

The main ingredients in this chemical peel are glycolic acid and water and it is not suitable for people with sensitive skin. The OZ Naturals 50% glycolic acid peel is not tested on animals, is free from parabens and is made in the USA.

Read my OZ Naturals review here.


5. Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant

Paulas Choice 8 AHA Gel ExfoliantWith 8% glycolic acid, Paula’s Choice exfoliant gel gently removes the dead cells and debris from your skin, and unblocks your pores leaving your skin fresher, clearer and much healthier.

It is ideal for minimizing dark spots and for removing blackheads and with  chamomile, Aloe leaf juice and green tea, this chemical exfoliant is packed full of antioxidants to help reverse the signs of free radical damage.

It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, is free from fragrances and colors, not tested on animals and has a pH 3.5 to 3.9. This chemical exfoliant however, does contain both parabens and propylene glycol, but customers still rate it very high.

Read my Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant review here.


6. Magic Pads

The Magic Pads - Glycolic Acid PadsThis is another unexpected item on my Top 10 list, but it deserves its place because it has 2% glycolic acid and customers can’t find much wrong with these exfoliant pads.

These pads are designed to specifically help clear up acne prone skin blemishes and to smooth and tighten your skin.

They are include both exfoliants and detoxifying ingredients and can be used on your face, neck, back and shoulders to keep your skin clear and healthy.

With organic willow bark (salicylic acid), hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and Aloe, you can see that you have lots of antioxidants and moisturizers to clear your skin and leave you with a wonderful healthy glow. It is free from parabens, fragrances, preservatives, dyes, petrochemicals and is suitable for vegans.

Read my magic Pads review here.


7. Reviva Labs High Potency Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid CreamReviva Labs make both a 5% and a 10% glycolic acid exfoliating cream and this is the 10% version.

It is designed to be used by people whose skin has become used to the 5% cream, so you can gently increase the power of the exfoliation.

In particular, this cream is for mature and problem skins and aids in cellular renewal, gentle exfoliation and unclogging blocked pores. it is ideal for older skin that has become darkened due to sun exposure and skin that has blocked pores and blackheads.

With rhubarb, pumpkin, peach, sage, witch hazel, safflower and sunflower oils and vitamins A, D and E, this glycolic acid cream has lots of antioxidants and moisturizers to leave your skin looking and feeling soft, clean and problem free.

Read my Reviva Labs 10% glycolic acid cream review here.


8. Perfect Image 30% Glycolic Acid Peel

Perfect Image Glycolic Acid Peel 30This is one of the stronger chemical peels on my Top 10 list and with 30% glycolic acid is a professional grade exfoliant.

It is designed to exfoliate your skin and unblock pores, remove blackheads, increase cell turnover, stimulate the production of collagen and reduce pigmentation problems and fine lines.

With cucumber, green tea, chamomile and comfrey this chemical peel is packed with antioxidants that help to fight the damage caused to your skin by free radicals.

This exfoliant is also free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, but does contain propylene glycol. The Perfect Image 30% glycolic acid peel is not tested on animals, is made in the USA and uses recyclable packaging.

Read my review of the Perfect Image 30% glycolic acid peel here.


9. Bona Fide SKin Care 7.5% Glycolic Acid Peel

Bone Fide Skin Care - Daily Pure Glycolic Acid Peel 7.5%With just 7.5% glycolic acid, this is one of the milder chemical peels and since it contains just glycolic acid and water, you don’t have to worry about any other chemicals or ingredients.

This chemical peel is also free from any fillers and is suitable for all skin types, especially oily or acne prone skin.

It is ideal for rejuvenating mature or dull skin and minimizes fine lines, age spots and sun spots, as well as evening out your skin tone. The Bona Fide glycolic acid peel is not tested on animals, is made in the USA and has a 100%, 60 day money back guarantee.

Read my review here.


10. Aqua Glycolic Face Cream 10%

Aqua Glycolic face creamAnother lovely, luscious face cream that exfoliates your skin with 10% glycolic acid and super hydrates your skin with hyaluronic acid.

Recommended by dermatologists, the Aqua Glycolic face cream with 10% glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells, unblocks pores, minimizes fine lines and evens out your skin tone.

This product does contain parabens and propylene glycol, but it is still very highly regarded by customers who find that their skin looks a lot fresher, cleaner and brighter with after using this glycolic acid peel.

Read my review of the Aqua Glycolic 10% face exfoliant here.



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