Review: Dr Song 50% Lactic Acid Gel Peel
For: Age Spots, Freckles, Sun Spots, Skin Lightening, Hyperpigmentation, Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Where to buy
From Amazon – It’s normally $29.99 USD, but right now it’s only $14.99 USD for 1 fluid ounce.
Skin Patch Test: IMPROPER USE OF CHEMICAL PEELS CAN CAUSE SEVERE BURNS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Always test on a small patch of skin before applying.
Sunburn Alert: Peels can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.
Step 1: Cleanse the face, neck, and gently pat dry.
Step 2: Apply a small amount with a brush or cotton ball to the area and leave on as needed. Rinse product with water and pat dry after. Leave on for 1 minute for your first peel and slowly increase the time of each peel afterwards by 1-2 minutes as needed. General recommended time is 1-2 weeks between each peel. Your skin may be pink and sensitive for a few days after a peel. Please keep in mind, these are general guidelines, and everyone’s skin is different. Peel times vary from person to person, which can only be learned through experience and patience to avoid any burns. Skin patch tests are the most accurate method and minimize risk.
Keep the peel at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
If skin irritation occurs remove the product by neutralizing with cool water immediately and consult a physician.
Do not apply the peel more than once in a 7 day period
Do not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the peel.
Do not apply the peel to the skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 hours
When using the peel a stinging sensation may occur, this is normal
I received a clear frosted glass bottle with a clear glass dropper. The dropper lid is white with a silver rim. The bottle has a silver label on it with the company and product name, ingredients and address.
Scent and formula
It’s a slightly thick clear liquid. It smells… I can’t place the smell. It’s familiar. It smells acidy if that makes sense, like you’d expect it to make your nose hairs sizzle. It doesn’t by the way. It doesn’t smell bad, I almost kind of like the smell. It’s odd. OMG WHAT IS THIS SMELL. Now it’s bugging me. lol
Lactic acid, purified water, sodium carboxylmethylcellulose and propylene glycol.
This was my first time using a Lactic Acid peel and it was really interesting! I have only use one other type of acid peel before and it was a combination of acids. So when I got this I was excited to try it. I’ve used this a few times since I received it. I meant to do one this week and take photos, but I got sick and then ended up with a cold sore. Ugh. So not this time!
What is Lactic Acid supposed to do?
- Exfoliating the surface of your skin
- Deep cleaning pores
- Fading dark marks
- Improving hyperpigmentation
- Evening out skin tone
- Brightening and lightening skin
- Improving the appearance of light wrinkles
- Stimulating natural collagen production
Each time I’ve used it I only left it on for 1 minute. This stung and tingled and it turned my face red. Once I rinsed it off the sensations went away after a few minutes. The redness lasted a couple of days with each use. I don’t have any visible wrinkles or fine lines or sun spots. So I can’t tell you how it works on that, but what I have noticed since I started using it is that my skin is smoother and my pores aren’t as visible, especially the first few days after I’ve used it. It has also helped lighten the darker areas around my mouth and nose a little. When I did the text on my hand in the photo and rinsed it off you could see how my hand was visibly lighter where the peel had been after a couple of minutes. I totally spaced and didn’t take a picture of that though. Sorry. I will update this post later when my cold sore is gone with before and after photos! Stupid cold sores. Overall I really liked the results of using this. The redness and stinging are a little annoying but that’s pretty common with this type of product so it just comes with the territory. It does a really good job of evening my skin tone and making it smooth and reducing the appearance of my pores. My skin glows and is so smooth after using it. The smell is odd but easy to deal with. It’s strong but not overpowering to me! I am hoping Dr Song comes out with a mandelic acid peel! I would be all over that! Hint, hint! This is a lovely product and I would take advantage of the sale going on right now if you plan on picking it up!
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