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Following as I've just dipped my toe into the world of acids! So started with the nip + tuck nighttime pads and I must admit I am feeling a real difference in my skin and the horrible stubborn dry patches are disappearing slowly
I like lactic acid, personally, as I have quite sensitive skin. Glycolic (another AHA) is a bit harsh and gives me little red bumps. I use The Ordinary 10% Lactic Acid nightly as a serum (I layer it with other stuff), it leaves my skin clearer, softer and generally 'brighter'. If you are new to acids and want to try lactic, I'd go with the 5% version from The Ordinary and use it a couple of times a week and build up from there if your skin is happy.
Remember to always use a sunscreen when using acids though as you are more prone to sun damage.
Bravura London is a decent place to start - there's plenty of info on their website about the different types of peel. It'll depend on your skin type what you need. I've had stuff from them before and liked it.
Nothing actually 'peels' doing a home peel - it's a bit disappointing.
Basically if you have oily skin, spots, blackheads or sebaceous filaments you want salicylic acid. It's the only one that is oil soluble and really gets down and clears everything out - amazing for preventing spots and eliminating blocked pores.
If you have dry skin you want glycolic acid.
If you have sensitive skin that gets annoyed with glycolic, you want lactic.
There are now newer ones called PHAs which are supposed to be better than glycolic.