Rated 4.39 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.
Reviewed by 1658 customers I recommend to everyone
Mica from Holly Springs, North Carolina
I would recommend it to anyone with acne. I had bad breakouts for the longest time and I used this and it cleared me right up. It burns but I got used to the feeling after using it 3 times.
this stuff is magic!
Ash from Texas
It has been a miracle worker in helping me reduce the look of dark spots and my large pores. It stings a little bit at first but it's tolerable. I am definitely a repeat buyer of this.
momo9995 from Dallas
This is one of the best chemical exfoliants that I have ever used! It does tingle a little, but you have to make sure that you don't scrub your face the day of using. This makes the rough areas of my face super smooth and gets rid of my white heads. I only use it once a week because of how strong it is. I highly recommend!
Hdisjsjsksksk from Florida
It's an must have and much better than harsh scrubs and exfoliates. Overtime it will clear up old acne scars and hyperpigmentation, but you must use sunscreen if you don't you will get skin damaged
Brittany from Baton Rouge
I apply this solution with a mask brush and let it sit for 15 minutes. I'm used to AHAs and BHAs so my skin is pretty resilient. Those with more sensitive skin probably shouldn't go over 10 minutes or whenever the solution starts to feel overly uncomfortable. Anyway, I use the solution once a week, wipe it off with a warm wash cloth, and follow up with my usual wash—tone—moisturize routine. It keeps my skin clear and even toned which is great these days when masks make wearing make up pointless. I also started using it on scars on other parts of my body and I'm confident they'll start to lighten up.
I wouldn't buy this product again
Jessica from New Orleans, La
I purchased this product long side the Lactic Acid 5% product by The Ordinary. I began using both the Lactic Acid once a day at night and this one every Monday and Thursday. So far I've seen no results. Granted it's only been 2 weeks, I feel as though I should see something. For that I will not be recommending this product to anyone. I was very upset that the two products had failed me as I had high hopes after reading many reviews. Maybe it takes more time, but I'm a fairly impatient person so that's on me.
No improvement in my acne
Julia from San Jose
I got this product about 4 months ago and I've been using it once a week for 10 minutes and I haven't seen any improvement in my skin AT ALL but it hasn't made my skin worse either. If you have skin like me where's it's very sensitive and acne prone then I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for improvement.
JK from MN
1 month @ 2X a week, more even skin, less break outs, crows feet less visible. Smoother, softer skin. Impressed.
Amazing, must-have chemical exfoliant
Jen from New York, NY
Wow this product. Not only is it inexpensive, but it works so well. My skin can get flakey and textured - and looks even worse with foundation. I use this once a week. It'll burn for a minute but then you don't feel it. Afterwards, your skin is super smooth. would recommend to ANYONE with dry skin
I would definitely buy again
Ava from Florida
I love this product!! Definitely works
Faith from Kansas
I love this product. It's packaging is so cute! It leaves my skin feeling so much softer, I do have to say do not use this product more than two times a week or it'll dry it up. :)
L from usa
my skin is so soft because of this!! it doesn't quite clear up acne, but it definitely helps, seeing as it exfoliates your skin and all that. this is an amazing product if you use it right.
beauty guru from idk
I was really excited to try this out but sadly it came opened.
Freaked out for no reason, I guess
Thia_Snow from Fort Irwin, CA
So I just tried this product and as soon as I put it on, my skin started to sting! I kind of got really nervous and washed it off right away. I didn't know that it was supposed to do that! I think I'll try it again next week. After reading the reviews it put me at ease. Hopefully this works and I get smaller pores. Crossing my fingers, I guess. But, honestly though even in that brief moment of using it I think like 2 minutes maybe, then washing it off. After my skin was pretty smooth and soft so that's a good start.
Kathy from Los Angeles, CA
I've only used this products a few times. I apply it onec a week in the evenings. There is some stinging but it's tolerable. Skin feels smooth and firm after use. For reference: fair skin, combination with an oily T-Zone, some fine lines around eyes and forehead.
quickly improved texture + tone!!
lunnna from washington
i've used this a few times already (1-2 times a week for about 4 weeks now) and i've seen immediate results after the first use. i have acne, blackheads, slightly textured skin, and redness along with light acne scaring. after using this peel i noticed my redness was almost completely gone, my blackheads were much less noticeable, my skin was smooth + glowing, and my acne was also less noticeable!! i wasn't expecting to have such amazing results, especially so quickly. needless to say, i'll be repurchasing forever! in case anyone was curious, for skin i use proactiv emergency blemish treatment, the ordinary niacinamide, fab ultra repair cream, and yttp superberry hydrating mask (also occasional use of the drunk elephant retinol).
Saved the texture of my skin
Zeph from US
My skin is dry/normal type and I get a lot of texture around my cheeks and nose area. I also have light scarring from blemishes.
This product is something that I now use every other day/twice a week. It feels a little tingly the first few seconds it is applied, then its pretty comfortable after that. It is suggested to only leave it on for 10 minutes max.
For how strong the product is, it has not irritated my skin like other chemical exfoliants I have tried in the past. This product has actually stopped me from using physical exfoliates and scrubs which I heard can be damaging to skin.
Appearance-wise there is a visible difference in my skin texture after washing it off. My skin feels smoother and I always make sure to apply my other skincare products.
I would suggest to double check on Deciem's website which ingredients to avoid when using this. Personally, I do not use a retinol or vitamin C when using this and will instead apply those the morning or night after.
Love this product
New me from Florida
I get a lot of hormonal acne when it's that time of the month and this works instantly. Love it!!
kak007 from Illinois
I've been using this on a weekly basis as directed for 3 months and have seen no change in my skin. Maybe it just doesn't work for me, but I don't get the hype
Marz from Hyattsville
Used as directed, no alergic reaction or redness even though my skin is very sensitive.
It is an okay product
Mad dog from Kentucky
I have some acne problems but it's not the worst, however, when I used this product it brought the acne the the surface, so I can get rid of it. That part is good but it burns the whole 10 minutes it's on there. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but that's just my experience.
It's supposed to burn
Estie from Kansas
For those who say it burns, you're putting 30% glycolic acid on your face. Yes it burns. Also if you breakout after first using it, it's because your skin is purging. It's bringing all of the gross stuff in your pores to the surface. The skin purging doesn't last. I use this product twice a week plus a professional acid peel and my skin has never looked better.
MD from C
It's so good !! You feel a slight tingly feeling but other then that it really works good for my acne!!
Good, but know what you're doing.
Jules from Boston, MA
This product is really great even though the stinging and itching when applying can be uncomfortable. Just make sure to take a break of 24 hours from all acne medicated creams before applying to prevent irritation. Also, don't leave the mask on for more than 10 minutes and you should be good!
Does it's job
Emma from Florida
It really does it's job I have noticed less discoloration in my skin. Make sure to moisturize after using this product!!!