Rated 4.31 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 2874 customers It was a NO for me
B.Grimes from Memphis, TN
Thought this product would be great for my occasional acne & hyperpigmentation but as soon as I applied this to my skin it burned immediately. The first time I thought it was because my skin just wasn't used to it yet but after the 3rd time… I had to trash it because it broke my forehead out and now it's bumpy and itchy 😣
Best product ever I have never used anything like it
Melissa from Modesto, CA
Wash face and dry very well use a head band to cover hair and use gloves. Apply evenly keeping away from around eye area leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse with like warm water this stuff Is so amazing I love it
Just didn't work for me
MMM from MI
I think I was scared about using this product. I tried it a few times and it just wasn't it for me. My skin can be kind of sensitive and immediately this thing would burn and I made sure to follow directions. What works for some may not work for others.
It's the results for me
MissMels from Tx
I've been using this for a little over a month (2x weekly) and the changes in my skin are amazing. This product has cleared out the stubborn blackheads on my nose. I notice if I have a breakout this solution helps dry it out fast. All the small bumps under my skin are gone and my skin feels so smooth. I would say this product is not for sensitive skin. This solution did way more than I anticipated. It's now a permanent resident in my skincare routine.
Not really for me
No thanks from Houston Texas
I used it about 3 times before I decided it wasn't for me, every time I used it I felt tingly and burning sensation and no difference, I didn't like it
Burned my face
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I'm so bummed because I've heard amazing things. I have normal to dry skin, depending. My skin is a little sensitive, but not too bad. Thankfully I did a patch test first. I returned it.
A True at-home Chemical Peel
WishingDreamer from NC
Love this product. I get chemical peels by professionals. And after several days I peel. With this product it doesn't get that deep, so I don't peel. But that's okay. I like to use this every 8 days. And get the deeper ones once a month. To eliminate those little bumps
got rid of acne
jia from US
when I feel like new acne is coming and I am able to see red spot I use it and in just one use it goes away!!! if I use it twice a week no new acne shows up but if I forget for a 2 weeks I start seeing acne it works great!!!! love it
BEST PRODUCT EVER
BEST ORDINARY PRODUCT from New Jersey
Let me start by saying I had white bumps on my forehead and cheeks forever and couldn't get them to go away. Fast forward to my routine now, I use a salicylic acid cleanser, the 10% benzoyl peroxide cleanser, then I use the chemical peel as a quick wash (leave on for 30 seconds then rinse off), finish wish niacinimide, hyaluronic acid, and the cerave moisturizer (not the sunscreen, it clogged my pores, I think this is what gave me the white bumps in the first place) and my skin has healed so nicely and the bumps are gonna. I do this 3x a day. When I wake up, after I shower (usually in the afternoon after the gym) and then again before bed. It seems like a lot but it's helped keep my pores smaller and keeps my face from accumulating oil (aka the white heads I experience). I hope this helps! I'll be buying more soon!
I love this mask!
Taunya from Atlanta, GA
I love this mask! I've only been using it for about two weeks now and I use it once a week. Let me tell you! The first time I used this, it stung a little upon application. I kept it on about 9 minutes and when I took it off, I only applied the moisturizer. The next morning, my skin was SO SOFT!!!! My skin texture has completely changed and is so soft and smooth. It's unreal. I only use once a week and have a mask for once a week too. I love these products and am so happy I finally found something to help my skin and make it healthy. I am 38 and recommend these products like this peel for people in their 30's, I think younger is too sensitive of skin. Great great product!!!!
Really works well, love skin's texture after use
JennG from Athens,GA
So, I work for a dermatologist. We got a free peel from a brand we sell. Quite expensive! I can tell you myself and a girl 20 years younger both agree this peel works better than the expensive peel.
Best Mask Ever!
Samantha from Auburn
I've only used this once and I've already seen a difference, I don't normally put any reviews on any product but this one deserves it. It tingle my skin a bit but it works so well, my pores are minimizing and it looks amazing. I have really REALLY sensitive skin and at first I thought this wouldn't work but this product beat all the odds. I didn't get a rash or anything. Love this product and definitely will be buying again once I run out.
My skin craves this product
Laura from West Virginia
I use this once or twice a week to clear and soften my skin. I leave on for 9-10 minutes after i wish my face. I use no other products except moisturizer with it.
HappyC from USA
This mask is crazy!! My skin has been so dull lately, and this mask really brightened it up instantly. I have super sensitive skin and was worried about irritation- but it wasn't irritating at all! I got so many compliments on my skin the day after I used it. Especially for the price point, these are results I've seen with masks FARR more expensive. Must buy!!
Literally loving it
FartSmellaBella from Buffalo
I honestly am very happy with this product, I've only had it for about a week and a half now and have used it only 3 times, with all of my other new Ordinary products, and have 100% noticed a decrease in fine lines and pore size! I notice a lot of the sebaceous filament stuff that are the gross looking dots on my nose that aren't really blackheads go away completely !!
Affordable and effective
Cookie momster from US
I'm on the look out for affordable and effective skincare products and this fits the bill. I used as directed and my skin looked a little more exfoliated than usual. Nothing drastic like peeling, but I expect continued benefits with regular use (once a week). I will say that it got too close to the skin of my lower lip and that has been irritated the last few days. I would suggest using something like aquaphor on that delicate skin before use.
Dev from Oregon
I use this once a week for about 10 minutes at a time and it works wonders. I have combination skin with hormonal acne. I suggest to beginners to start out around 7-8 minutes just because it can feel a little irritating. But once you and you're skin gets used to it, it is a miracle worker. You only need a thin layer around your face and you're set.
I got this originally in a gift set not thinking much of it. When I finally tried it weeks later, I fell I love. I noticed after the first use, my skin felt so smooth. Each time I use it, my skin just keeps getting better. I have a smooth, acne free, baby soft face. I'm on my 4th bottle already and don't plan on stopping
Amazing for my combination/acne prone!!
Amazing!! from Louisiana
*** Keep in mind, we all have different skin and different reactions. ***
This solution is amazing!! It has made my oily skin less oily and it has cleared up some acne. It has also reduced the size of some of my pores. My skin is softer and tighter!!
NO this solution does NOT peel!!
Madi from California
I love this product, I've been struggling with the same spots of pimples for almost a year now sometimes really bad and I've tried everything, I don't know why it took me so long to use it. 3 times now so almost 4 weeks and my skin is almost clear!
So good , very nice , I love it
Bouchra from USA
SNBen from Martinsburg, WV
I love this product!!! As someone who struggling with adult acne since I've turned 25 (4 months ago) It makes my skin looks so clear and glows afterwards. You can definitely feel an itching/burning sensation when it's on but it doesn't bother me much Considering the results are totally worth it!
Love this product, but use with caution
Mike from Chicago
I love this product, but use it with caution. I'm a dude getting into skincare, and bought this along with an SA cleanser, GA toner, and some retinols. Got scorched when I tried to add in retinol too fast, which was my bad for not doing research. Moisturized and healed up, back on the red peel, and it's fantastic again.
Jess the Magnificent from Earth
I have read so many reviews on this peel.
I'd like to start by saying THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT LITERALLY PEEL. I read a review where the young lady was disappointed that it didn't literally peel.
I tried this earlier for the first time. It was stinging and itchy. I was concerned that my face was "too sensitive". After about 30 seconds, the stinging lightened up but it still itched.
After my timer went off, I used lukewarm water and a face towel and slowly wiped it off.
I air dried my face and it was a lot BRIGHTER, SMOOTHER and the areas that always remained "rough" were SOFT.
I absolutely LOVE it. I will continue to use it and see how much my skin changes.
Ladies, don't get discouraged if you don't see a difference on the first try.
🔥KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BODY CHEMISTRY AND WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE.🔥
Give it some time and be patient. Wish you all the luck💕
Great for exfolianting every now and then
Sara from New Jersey
I love using it to exfoliate my skin every now and then. Makes my skin so brighter and smoother after using it. I use it more frequently in the summer and less in colder months. You have to follow the instructions and use it gradually. The first time leave it on for 2 minutes, the second for 5 minutes and so on till your skin gets used to leaving it on for 10 minutes. It doesn't really make a long-term difference to my skin but I like using it to remove any dead skin cells, help unclog pores, reduce the inflammation of any active pimples, and to help my other products penetrate my skin easier. I love using it before going out or before a big event. I also use it for my nail cuticles. Removes dead skin cells and make my nails look amazing.
Great assistance to prescription acne cream
Meg from IL
My skin is so shiny after I use this product. I've determined that it draws dirt from my pores to the surface making it easier for my prescription acne cream to clean up a breakout