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Are the facial peels you buy in the store effective

Lux Likes This Question… I wanted to know about glycolic treatments and Peel Off Masks available in drugstores and beauty counters. What do these treatments do? Are these treatments effective or are you better off going to a Dr’s office for a facial peel with a higher acid content? If the treatments the public can buy are effective, what ingredients and/or percent concentration should I look for?

The Beauty Brains respond:

Glycolic peels performed by a dermatologist can be pretty potent. One study shows they’re equally as effective as microdermabrasion. Ouch! These high power Derm peels use a glycolic acid concentration of 20% while over the counter like Peter Roth only use about 10%. So yes, there is a difference. You might be satisfied with the drug store brand, but if not, see your doctor.
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