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Glycolic Acid peel

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Helltotheno Mon 29-Oct-12 13:47:10

This was mentioned in a thread very recently but I can't find the thread. I'm looking at a product on bravuralondon, a glycolic acid one. It gets great reviews but I'm half thinking that the reviews are bogus cos they all seem to be written in the same style with no typos etc... or am I being paranoid?

Come and tell me if you've tried these please and are they any good smile

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 14:27:11

What percentage peel were you looking at?

MacyGracy Mon 29-Oct-12 14:28:40

Is it a home product or clinic treatment? I had a glycolic done in a clinic a couple of weeks ago (for acne) and my skin now looks fantastic and smooth.I can't remember what brand they used but I am getting another one next saturday so can have a look then.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 29-Oct-12 14:30:23

I had a course of them at a clinic. It's not something I would do at home though.

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 14:31:45

Depends what results you want, a glycolic peel wont have a lot of impact on lines but does refresh your skin a lot.

FunBagFreddie Mon 29-Oct-12 14:33:44

Is this a diy product? I'm interested in this peel malarkey, but I don't now anyone in RL who's had one. After Googling I'm still confused.

ggirl Mon 29-Oct-12 14:38:40

the bravura ones are brilliant
there was a few very long threads about them a while ago
hang on I'll see ifI can find them

FunBagFreddie Mon 29-Oct-12 14:40:23

Can they help with acne scars and enlarged pores?

ggirl Mon 29-Oct-12 14:44:15

sizzlers thread no 2 , can't find no1 thread

FunBagFreddie Mon 29-Oct-12 14:45:39

Thanks thanks

ggirl Mon 29-Oct-12 14:46:59

definitely helps with spots/blackheads
the bravura customer help is good, they will reply quite quicky to email queries

I use the glycolic serum and the hylaraunic serum , both excellent

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 14:51:32

There is a new forum website about anti aging if thats your aim, seems ok

www.beautysnug.com

I have used glycolic at home before without a problem too.

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 14:52:37

I find that lactic acid is easier on the skin sometimes.

PrincessSymbian Mon 29-Oct-12 14:56:09

I had a course of peels and it did bugger all for me but I have the worlds most persistent bastard acne ever, which is also hormone related.
I am very jealous of all the people it has worked for.
My next step is going to be light box treatment and/or micro-dermabrasion.

MrsVincentPrice Mon 29-Oct-12 15:11:28

Which clinics did you use Macy/Kiss? I'm really tempted but too chicken to DIY like the Sizzlers.

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 15:14:27

Seriously - you dont even peel with glycolic acid. Plenty of videos on youtube. Ten quid all in.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 29-Oct-12 15:14:36

I went to Sk:n in Brighton. I think it's a chain so they might have one near you.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 29-Oct-12 15:15:55

this one

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 29-Oct-12 15:16:36

Sorry to shove in but I wondered....do these home peels remove red marks/small scars? Do they take off enough layers for that?

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 29-Oct-12 15:16:59

Princess: mine worked on acne scarring not acne. I took roacutane for the acne then had the peels.

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 15:18:33

MrsCantSayAnything - No they dont. You would need a TCA peel or a dermaroller for that.

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 29-Oct-12 15:28:27

What do they do? Just remove a layer?

Helltotheno Mon 29-Oct-12 15:29:58

Well I was going to give the 50% a go... it's not for acne or anything, more to freshen up my skin, plus there's this beggar of a brown spot (not raised) that I'd really like gone and would even consider getting done surgically/laser.

So when we say peel, do you actually put it on and peel it off? Will check the link above anyway...

cedge Mon 29-Oct-12 15:31:11

They 'injure' the lowest level of skin, prompting the body to repair it and produce collagen..... filling in wrinkles and scars.
With TCA you peel a lot! And it is best left to Drs! Dermarolling too.

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 29-Oct-12 15:32:13

Ooh I think I'll see a specialist then! Thanks Cedge...it's all rather fascinating!

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