Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wow! Immediate results.
I've used this mask a few times now and I'm very impressed. After just my first use, my skin felt smoother than it has in years. My skin looked brighter, visibly softer, more even. I have mildly sensitive skin. I'm prone to redness and dryness. This mask made my skin feel a little tight afterwards and my cheeks did have some temporary redness, but that's somewhat to be expected with such a strong AHA. I moisturized afterwards with The Ordinary's standard moisturizer. I did not (and do not recommend) use any other products that evening. Just my pre-peel wash, the AHA/BHA mask, and my moisturizer. This product is very, very strong and should be used on a night you're not using any other actives to reduce irritation. I did a ton of research before I purchased and used this product, and I would recommend anyone considering it does their due diligence and research it as well. It's definitely a very powerful chemical and perfectly safe if used properly, but I can see the potential for disaster if used improperly. All in all, I definitely recommend this product for 25+ skin. I think it's probably more powerful than someone under 25 needs, unless they're dealing with acne scarring or some other topical skin concerns that would warrant a strong acid like this. If you have rosacea, I definitely recommend you consult with a dermatologist or esthetician before trying this product.
Most Helpful Critical Review I would never buy this product ever again
I read how to use this product and once I received it, I made sure to follow directions. I used it once a week for three weeks, for no more than 10 min and then washed it with lukewarm water. I noticed some stinging on my cheek and chin area but I thought it was normal because it was mentioned everywhere that it stings a little. After the third week, I realized my cheek and chin area, the skin was damaged and really flaky and peeling off. My skin was literally peeling off and it hurt really bad. So I searched it up, and noticed how it happened to a few other girls too. I still have this burns on my face and they look really bad, I tried to make it a little better by using petroleum jelly and other burn creams but nothing is working. And my skin looks really gross, and dark and also really flaky. I definitely DO NOT recommend this product at all. It doesn't work on everyone's face, and it can legit just ruin your whole face and the company won't do anything about it. I really hope my skin heals I'll give it some time but if it doesn't, I will be taking bigger actions. Thank you for reading this, have a great day.
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O from SD
I have sensitive skin and this did have a slight burn for the 10 minutes it was on my skin but the next day I swear I've never seen my skin look so good my bumps and pimples were gone. And it's cheap so definitely worth it.
Don't get the hype
Bailey from Ga
I have been using this forever and see no difference.
I am keeping this product in my beauty routine!
NJtoCAnowUTgirl from Utah
I use this product about once per week, sometimes every 4 days if my skin needs more evening out. My 24yo daughter also uses it and it keeps her very break-out prone skin looking great!
Cleared my skin up within days
Grace from Ohio
Got rid of MOST of my acne within a few days at most but be careful to only use it twice. A week your skin will get red.
I will buy this again and again
CoffeesnobZ from Fairfield
I've used it 3 times. It doesn't burn
Helped my black heads
Julia from Cartersville, GA
I had black heads on my nose forever until I used this. Gone. Instantly.
Isabella from Maine
it was rlly easy!!!! all you have to do is apply it to your face and it works soooo well!!
abigail from upland california
just a thin layer works and makes my skin so nice instantly!
neveah from tx
after using this my skin has been so much better, less acne, softer and not rough, not dry nor oily. it has a little sting to it but it's not bad towards where you HAVE to take it off so that's awesome. definitely going to be purchasing this again!
Jen H. from Citrus Heights CA
I love The Ordinary line of products! The Peeling Solution is a great product if you use it correctly. If your face is not used to acids I would start out once a week for 3-5 mins then work your way to twice a week for 5-10 mins. Make sure to use on clean and completely dry skin. I've noticed how soft my skin is now and my pores look so much better. I used to have blackheads and large pores and my pores appear considerably smaller and I love it!
The hype is real
shara from Mass
I don't even know what to say. I used this chemical peels after all the rave reviews so I has to try it myself. My lord. I went to bed with some zits & woke up and they were GONE. As a 35 year old woman in Healthcare who wears a mask all day to say I am impressed is an understatement. My skin also feels and looks amazing! So happy to have found this!
Don't buy made skin super sensitive
Maria from California
I spread a little amount just like a tiktoker said and left it on for 10 mins it left my skin with pain and red, my skin is currently not wanting any of my k-beauty skincare products (serums, toner, essence) they burn, I can only use light amounts of cream that aren't enough to keep my skin glowing
This changed my life
Jenny C from Chicago, IL
I use to struggle with acne for years and now at 32 years of age I found something that gently exfoliates my skin. The cause of my acne has been contested pores. Since using this for a few months I break out less often and my skin looks brighter, more even toned, and less texture. This has been a godsend.
I never write reviews
madi from philadelphia
seriously y'all I NEVER do this. but lemme tell u i've been struggling with acne scars for YEARSSS now and i've tried legit everything. nothing makes as much of a difference as this product. immediately after the first use my skin looked way more even toned, there is a slight burning sensation and I have combo and sensitive skin. if you struggle with acne scars and are debating this, do not sleep on it any longer
Burnt my face
Danni from Opelousas
This peeling solution burnt my skin. I was doing it twice a week. I was leaving it on for like 5 mins every time and it still burnt my face. A lot of people Ik that used this product had that happened to them.
I would buy this product again!
ADLR from Arlington, Texas
I use this product once a week. At first, I user it twice a week which made my skin super sensitive and at one point, my skin burnt because I didnt use sunblock everyday. Now that I used it once a week and use sunblock everyday, my skin is alot better.
Dvp from Colorado
Slight burning sensation. I can only use for 5 minutes. Glowing skin after use and fewer breakouts.
Deb from Texas
I have been having super dry skin. I tried this and it actually helps with the dryness. It can tingle a little bit but I think it feels nice. It caused my skin to purge and break out a little in the beginning. Highly recommend.
A from Oklahoma
hurts but is very effective
I would buy this again.
Tae from Chillicothe, OH
I liked the product, but highly suggest to watch some tutorials on how to put it on correctly. I've been using this twice a week with my oily, acne skin and it has been helping. Great price point as well.
Start slow and build up
Faye from Sacramento
I have dry, sensitive skin prone to redness so I was nervous about using this product. However, I wanted something that would help tackle texture issues with my skin. This product has worked really well for me. Immediately after use my skin feels so much smoother that it ever has.
This is a powerful exfoliant and may not work for everyone, but I would recommend following package instructions exactly. Also, I started very slow. I used a very light coating of the product my first use and only left in on for 5 minutes. I use the product once a week and have slowly built up to leaving it on my skin longer (but no more than 10 min. MAX). There is some slight sensitivity to the sun the next day, but that's totally to be expected.
As for my routine when I used this product, I wash with a gentle, cream-based cleanser, dry skin and use this product, then I follow up with toner and a heavy moisturizer. You are not supposed to use other actives when you use this product.
Again, this product is doing wonders for me, but it may not be for all skin types.
Abigail M from Orlando
Sensitive skin beware
Somewhatraven from Santa Clarita, CA
I bought This product after reading all the amazing reviews and seeing the great results of other people. Unfortunately, I did not heed the warnings for sensitive skin. I have facial eczema and decided to risk it. I'm here to tell you not to make my same mistakes. It irritated my skin terribly and ruined the texture for awhile, among creating a terrible flair up. After months, I am finally seeing improvement. IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN OR SKIN ISSUES DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT.
Dorito from Canada
6 months of use and LOVE
K from VA
This product rejuvenates your skin like no other! So glad to have this option on the market at an affordable price! Follow the directions! Do not drip it down your face. Patch test first. Apply only a moisturizer after.