Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories 10% Glycolic Acid Pads are a fantastic chemical exfoliation product. The product comes in a screw top container with 50 pads pre-soaked in the 10% glycolic acid solution. One pad is plenty of product for one application. I use whatever is left on the pad on my hands, arms, chest/decollete after I’m done with my face. That way I can get the most use out of each pad.
I have no problem using these pads multiple times per week on my sensitive skin. There is a bit of a tingle, but it goes away after a minute or two. Plus, skin gets used to exfoliants over time, so every time you use it the sting/burn/tingle will be less and less. Definitely don’t go straight in to using it every day though. And that goes for everyone, not just people with sensitive skin. You should never just jump right in to using a strong exfoliating product unless you have already been doing so for quite some time.
One of the things I love most about this product is that it only contains three ingredients: water, chemical exfoliant, and a pH buffer to ensure the formula is at the proper pH for exfoliation to occur.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide.
Over time, you will notice this skin becoming softer, smoother, clearer, and more even. Glycolic acid (and other AHA exfoliants) can help lighten hyperpigmentation with regular use, making skin brighter and more evenly toned. Just make sure to always wear at least an SPF 30 since exfoliating your skin makes it more susceptible to sun damage and sunburns. There’s no point in trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation and sun spots if you aren’t trying to prevent them in the first place.
I highly recommend this chemical exfoliant from Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories. It is rare to find an exfoliating product with so few ingredients, and no fragrance or alcohol.
Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories 10% Glycolic Acid Pads are available for $35USD on Amazon.
If you want to try something stronger, they are also available with 20% glycolic acid for $45USD, also on Amazon. Just exercise caution and only once or twice a week at the most.
Update: Since I purchased the DCL 10% Glycolic Acid Pads, the packaging has changed to a black screw top container that admittedly looks a lot better and classier than the white plastic one my product came in. So it may look different, but the ingredients are exactly the same. The name has also changed to G10 Peel.