*sounds klaxon* 30% GA peel shizzle that you can do at home

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thought i ought to do a public service and announce it properly as hardly anyone seems to know you can buy this stuff to use at home - and it works out sooo much cheaper than having it done at a salon even tho it's the exact same stuff.

i've only used it once so far (for 3 mins) but have been properly amazed by the results - as i posted on another thread, my 11s have reduced by 50% [holy grail] and my skin generally looks brighter and more even.

you do it weekly, building up the time over 6 weeks and then have a break.

the magic goo is here: www.bravuralondon.com/glycolic-acid-30.html

don't forget to get the neutraliser (apparently just bicarb but maybe has crushed fairies' castles in it too hmm so your choice) and use sun block in the day.

anyone a veteran of the stuff and care to share your results?

p.s. i don't work for bravura and i'm a MN regular recently name-changed to separate my S&B chat with my over-sharing on other threads.

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 09:14:54

I have a sore red patch in betwixt my brows where I have been picking treating some open pores so I darent splash neat Cillit Bang on it just yet

AS you can see, I take very good care of my skin

<hides dirty tweezers>

Woo, mine's just come going to pop to the loos and do a patch test. If all is OK I'll do it tonight. (I know it says 48hrs --but I'm wild--)

MissFoodie Tue 03-Apr-12 10:26:59

jealous of you lot and your sizzling.........!
I did 1st SA on sunday and no major difference, but today had some peeling on nose, so maybe a slower reaction than the GA?

Just did patch test.on a scar on the back of my hand. No problems so for, a minute seems really quick though. I got the glyolic night cram too and rubbed in on the back of my hand and it felt lovely.

NotMostPeople Tue 03-Apr-12 13:10:50

My neutraliser lid is perfectly behaved. I took some very scary before photos I'm hoping to see a difference after 6 peels.

AmazingDisgrace Tue 03-Apr-12 16:10:53

Just ordered the salycilic peel and the aha moisturiser. I'm blaming you lot if I look like the Singing Detective

SirCharlieStinkySocks Tue 03-Apr-12 19:58:05

Hi all, got mine today ga 30% and about to try. Quick question, after the event I have no natural oils as such except coconut oil, can I use a bit of that or would I be ok with my Liz Earle moisturiser?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 03-Apr-12 20:14:49

Coconut oil would be fine I'm sure, I use it on my skin a lot for oil cleansing, it feels lovely and smells divine.

kaumana Tue 03-Apr-12 20:26:36

I've just finished sizzling and have used pure coconut oil and all seems fine so far!

blobtobetter Tue 03-Apr-12 20:29:08

My SA arrived today! Such quick delivery!

Did a patch test on my wrist and that seemed ok so (common sense ran away) tried it on my forehead too which feels sort of smooth I guess!

I really want to do my full face! Guess I need to wait a few days yet.

Would it be a bad thing to do the SA rinse it off and then go in the shower? Don't know what the hot water would do.

SirCharlieStinkySocks Tue 03-Apr-12 20:33:46

Thank you, just done it now 2 mins very tingly when it went on, scary fizzy neutralizer then dh insisted on using bathroom when I was about to slap second lot of neutralizer on. Skin feels a little dry now so may put coconut oil on bit later. Keep looking at my face rather suspiciously but haven't turned into Cameron Diaz yet

Stangirl Tue 03-Apr-12 20:36:36

OK - joining in. Am just off to do patch test with 30%GA.

Is it ok to use sweet almond oil as the after oil?

I'm going to do mine in about 10mins. Would bio oil be Ok afterwards?

sobenobu Tue 03-Apr-12 20:44:00

I've got no oil either, and a 3 year old that won't go to sleep.

I think I'll wait just in case the application time gets extended for some reason. Would light olive oil be hmm?

Ok first one done. It burnt a lot as I washed it off but because one pipette didn't give enough and I had to decant more out I think it was on for about 2 mins. Tiny bit red now but nothing serious looks quite clear.

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:22:25

Right...I'm going in

<deep breath>


You were only meant to leave it on for 2/3 mins. Where are you?

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:37:23


Oof that was stingier than I was expecting...will wait until morningtide to see full results/damage

Helllooooo <echo>

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:38:58

Oh I timed it to perfection. Was fannying around finding mixing bowls and whatnot

How do you look today lady?

How long did you leave it on for?

I think it's making a difference - I'm using the night cream as well and skin is less patchy fo' sure. The less ingrained lines look better <squints>

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:42:53

Deux minutes

was stinging like a bastard straight away and I nearly chickened out then I thought WWMBUTM do

Not sure whether to put normal night cream on now, leaflet says non

cybbo Tue 03-Apr-12 21:43:23

How many have you done?

Hairytoes Tue 03-Apr-12 21:46:20

I got mine today off to trybfor 3 mins - I'm hardcoreI am!

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