Never underestimate the power of an good facial peel. A far cry from the brutal formula Samantha on Sex in the City had to endure, the new crop of skin peels are much more gentle, and involve no downtime. The technology has expanded even into the at-home realm, and although a DIY peel sounds like an intimidating task with a burn risk, these user-friendly options are anything but. They're as gentle as your favorite face mask, but exfoliate at the level of a peel you'd get at a spa. See our 6 favorite easy to use (and impossible to mess up) peels below.
1. Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad
2. Murad Hydra-Glow Aqua Peel
Use the glycolic and lactic acid-soaked swab over targeted areas to gently exfoliate, then top off your handiwork with a sheet mask to lock in some much-needed hydration.
Murad | $48
3. Guerlain Gommage de Beaute Skin Resurfacing Peel
File this under the most satisfying face scrub in history. As soon as the gel makes contact with your complexion, you can practically see the dead skin pilling up and falling off as you work it in circular motions.
Guerlain | $64
4. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel
Just two pumps is all you need to slough away dead skin, lingering makeup, and anything else that could potentially be clogging your pores.
The Body Shop | $25
5. Peter Thomas Roth Pro At Home Professional Strength Retinoid Plus
Like the Batman and Robin of anti-aging, Roth's triple-acid peel ampoules tackle stubborn lines ranging from fine to deep variations, while the 3% retinoid serum evens out tone and texture.
Peter Thomas Roth | $82
6. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel
It's the closest you'll get to Dr. Dennis Gross making an actual house call, but with zero downtime. Used once a week, the 15 fast-acting acids used in this formula leave with with a radiant, poreless finish.
Dr. Dennis Gross | $110