FAQs and Tips


  • Q. How often to use the peels? A, The lighter mandelic acid peels (mandelic 30%, mandelic/lactic, mandelic/glycolic combination peels) can be used as often as every 2 weeks in persons who are used to using chemical peels. The stronger peels (mandelic 40%, mandelic/salicylic, and mandelic/TCA) should be used every 3-4 weeks.
  • Q. Will my skin peel? A. You should expect some flaking and peeling of the skin with these peels. Most peeling will occur with the mandelic/TCA combination.
  • Q. How long will I peel for? A. The lighter peels (mandelic 30, mandelic/lactic, and mandelic/glycolic), peeling usually lasts for 1-4 days. Some people will not notice any visible peeling (the skin is still peeling, though), while others will notice peeling and flakes on their skin. With the mandelic/salicylic peel, peeling may occur for 1-5 days. With the mandelic/TCA, peeling may last for 3-7 days. Peeling is good, as it removes dead cells and impurities in the skin.
  • How soon will I start seeing results? A. This varies from person to person. Most people should expect to see visible results within 2 weeks. Skin discolorations take longer to fade than pimples, so regular use is needed with the products to see consistent results.
  • Q. What is I get an adverse reaction or burn? A. When used as instructed, adverse reactions are rare. If you do get a severe reaction, you need to see your dermatologist or skincare physician.
  • Q. How do I use the peels? See below for instructions.
  • Q. Are the peels safe for dark skin? A. Yes. We do, however, recommend you patch test the mandelic/glycolic and mandelic/TCA peels.
  • Q. Are the peels safe for teenagers? A. Yes.
  • Q. Is it safe to peel at home? A. Yes. As long as you follow instructions and guidelines, our peels are safe for home use. Note that they are strong peels, and there is always a small risk of a skin reaction.
  • Q. Is this the same as peels from a doctor? A. Yes. Our peels are strong enough to produce clinical results similar to what you can get at a doctor’s office.


  1. Stop use of active products 2-3 days before peeling. This includes retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, other alpha and beta-hydroxy acid products.
  2. Patch test skin if you are new to peeling. Do this on your inner arm, or angle of the jaw. Leave peel on for 2 minutes and neutralize. Wait 2 days to assess skin reaction. If no reaction occurs, proceed to peeling.
  3. The peeling procedure begins.
  4. Cleanse face with Mandelic Acid Gold cleanser.
  5. Remove excess oil, dirt, makeup and disinfect skin with Mandelic Acid Gold toner.
  6. Apply peel to face for 2 minutes (if you are new to peeling, have very dark skin, or have sensitive skin). Apply for 3-5 minutes (if you are experienced at peeling, and you peel regularly).
  7. For the body acne and discolorations, apply peel for 5 minutes.
  8. Neutralize immediately with our mandelic acid neutralizer if excessive burning or irritation occurs. Note that it is normal to sometimes feel an intense warm sensation with mandelic acid peels. Mandelic/TCA peel can cause the most warmth.
  9. After peel has been left on for an appropriate time, close eyes and spray with our mandelic acid peel neutralizer. Alternatively, you can saturate a cotton ball with mandelic neutralizer and gently wipe off peel.
  10. Then rinse with cool soapy water.
  11. Pat skin dry, and gently apply a light moisturizer, or healing beauty oil such as argan oil.
  12. Use daily SPF of 30+ when using alpha and beta hydroxy products.


  1. Over time, the skin can become accustomed to a particular peel. When this happens, the peel may appear to not work as well as before. When this occurs, consider switching to a different peel combination, or the stronger mandelic acid peel 40%.
  2. Always have 2 – 3 different mandelic peel blends always on hand. Your skin will change from week to week, and month to month. Having different peels means that you can have the best option of peel to tackle your skin at the time your peel is due.
  3. Keep skin moisturized and replenished, even if acne prone. Natural skin oils, such as argan oil, manuka oil and hazelnut oil are helpful to keeping skin clear and nourished. These oils will not make your skin more oily. Oils are essential for healthy skin, and these lightweight oils on the skin can actually signal your oil glands to produce less oils. This helps in maintaining a healthy oil balance in the skin.
  4. Consider getting a derma roller microneedle device to help clear acne and skin discolorations. Use this once a week.
  5. Do an oil-cleanse with warm water once a week. Hazelnut oil is a good oil to use for this.
  6. See your dermatologist or skincare doctor for a more detailed medical and nutritional screen if your acne and skin discolorations fail to clear.