Peels at a spa can have a chemical strength up to 30%. Any higher strength would have to be done in a medical facility where a doctor is on staff. The most common acids used in peels are lactic, salicylic, glycolic and kojic, or a combination. A chemical peel chemically exfoliates the top layers of skin. The thing I love best about peels is you can customize how strong of an exfoliation you get by the strength of the acid used.
Salicylic acid: Best for acne prone skin. Not only does it help to control but also prevent acne. I wouldn’t recommend this peel for those with sensitive skin as it can be irritating.
Glycolic acid: For those with dull dehydrated skin glycolic is a wonderful peel. Also an ideal treatment for fading sunspots, acne scars and blemishes. Gives your skin a fresh glow. This one is my favorite 🙂
Kojic acid: You will usually find this one combined with another acid. Kojic acid is a strong skin brightening agent. Improves skin tone, texture and clarity, reductions of acne, clogged pores, shallow wrinkles, fine lines, melasma, and hyper-pigmentation. It also increases collagen and elastin production.