CVS Beauty: Finally An Affordable Glycolic Peel!

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Who else wants to rejuvenate their skin at a price they can afford?


CVS Beauty has come a long way! I remember back when their skin section meant lotion and chapstick. I’ve always loved drugstore beauty finds but this is department store quality on CVS prices.


A professional glycolic peel at the dermatologist can run upwards of $200 and that’s for one treatment! CVS has come out with their newest product: skin effects Glycolic Acid Treatment recommended by Dr. Strachan, Dermatologist and member of  the CVS/pharmacy Beauty Board.


At just under $25 the kit is  worth a try. And remember, if you don’t like it, CVS/pharmacy has a Beauty guarantee, bring it back up to 60 days for FREE!


CVS Beauty sent me the kit to try. Check out my before and after pics!


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I can’t tell you how hard it was posting that first pic! My skin looks run down and just plain sad. Really, really sad.


When you first put on the peel it goes on white and pasty. After 4-5 minutes it dries and becomes flaky. Rub it off gently in circular strokes and then rinse with warm water.


My skin is so bright! It felt like it removed the top layer, not a problem!


Some tips:

  • Make sure you have not waxed/plucked or done any exfoliation just prior to using the peel. I had a cold at the time and since the skin around my nose was so raw, it burned.
  • Put on a good amount, you want to cover your face completely and want it pretty thick.
  • Wait a couple minutes to put the serum on after, let your skin rest for a minute.


I’m easily going to use this two times a week. My skin was so soft and a lot of the spots were less obvious.
In my interview with Dr.Strachan she stressed the many benefits of using a glycolic peel:


It can help create a dewy complexion, reduce fine lines, discoloration, and sun damage, stimulates collagen for more suppleness, and helps clear acne by unclogging pores. It’s best to avoid the sun with use, and be careful when using other exfoliating agents such as retinoids, salicylic acids and physical scrubs.


Remember to sign up with CVS Beauty Club before you go shopping! You’ll get $5 ECB back for every $50 you spend.


Have you every used a Glycolic Peel?

This is part of a $50 Gift Card Giveaway for CVS! Go here to enter!


  1. Renee Dreik says:

    Wow, I would love to try it on,,, I am sure my skin would look healthier and cleaner. I LOVE CVS Beauty Center.

  2. never used one

  3. Cynthia C says:

    Right now, I just use an exfoliating scrub on my face but I'd like to try this.

  4. grandgiveaways says:

    I'd love to try a Facial Mask.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite skin treatment is a pumpkin peel.

  6. My favorite skin treatment is a facial mask! I recently had one and they just make your skin feel great!

  7. I love using facial masks!

  8. I love facial masks . It really helps me unwind too.

  9. Id love to try this acid treatment! Really brightened your skin! I think I may head to CVS this evening!! Thanks!

  10. Natosha Zachary says:

    My favorite skin treatment is honey, plain greek yogurt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

  11. I love a good scrub followed by a moisturizing mask!

  12. olivia rubin says:

    I use neutrogena daily moisturizer and pore cleansing toner and water. I used to,have bad acne growing up and had all the dermaatologist products. I stopped using them and switched to Neutrogena and don't have acne

  13. jalapenomamamn says:

    I prefer the facial scrubs – especially apricot.
    Thank you.

  14. Charlotte Raynor says:

    I don't really use any type of facial masks.

  15. I have very sensitive skin, and have allergic reactions to most chemicals used in beauty products, so I have to stick with very natural skincare products that don't use harsh chemicals. Thanks!

  16. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    Clay masks are my favorite beauty treatment

  17. I love masks every few weeks, they make me feel fresh!

  18. I love to exfoliate. It always makes me feel refreshed and bright.

  19. Andrea Anderson says:

    I love facial masks. They're my favorite treat to give my face. :)

  20. ThePixieSprinkles says:

    I love those masks that are $1 or $2, I cannot remember the name, it is French sounding, but I think EVERY girl has tried them at some point! lol I absolutely want to try what you reviewed based on those pictures! =)

  21. Cody Anderson says:

    I love using facial mask2.

  22. Marti Parks says:

    I've never tried a glycolic peel, but I would like to. I usually use masks, my skin always feels so good after I wash it off.

  23. I would like to try a facial mask

  24. My favorite skin treatment is a Greek yogurt and minced parsley facial mask. It brightens my face and makes my sun spots go away.

  25. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like a good exfoliator!

  26. I would like to try one of these. looks refreshing

  27. I like exfoliating scrubs

  28. northwesternamber says:

    my favorite skin treatment is a hydra-boosting mask!

  29. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I love leave on beauty masks

  30. I use a tea tree masl once a week and a 2 step microdermabrasion either once a week or twice a week.

  31. Pamela Halligan says:

    I prefer masks.

  32. Ash Johnson says:

    I usually just use a scrub. And I use argan oil, too.

  33. nicole barr says:

    my fave skin treatment is my facial scrub I use in the shower in the morning and every few weeks I will use a mask

  34. I make my own masks and they work well.

  35. I love all different kinds of beauty treatments. My favorite would have to be those masks that peel off.

  36. tcarolinep says:

    I'd love Facial Mask

  37. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love exfoliators

  38. never used one…butmy wife has

  39. I barely take time for beauty. My favorite skin product is hand cream. It's a must with my job but after reading this post I think I need to change my priorities. Thanks for introducing me to great products!

  40. Sherry Compton says:

    I love nighttime hydrating creams.

  41. kathy dalton says:

    i love a mask.. My skin feels so clean afterwards

  42. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like facial masks

  43. Susan Smith says:

    Clay masks are my favorite facial beauty treatment.

  44. Amy Peschel says:

    I get the Pumpkin Peel at my dermatologist.

  45. I like using an apricot scrub periodically to make my skin feel fresh and new. I don't do it too often, however, because my skin is very sensitive.

  46. I used the Palmer’s skin therapy oil when I was prengant to add moisture to my belly as it grew and try to stave off stretch marks. My major complaint with this oil is that it got on my clothes and left behind a wood like smell. Numerous washes could not shake this woody type smell from my pajamas. It was annoying and I had to throw some of them away :/

  47. My favorite skin treatment is AHA cream!

  48. I love Mary Kay's Microderm Abrasion set. My skin feels so soft and refreshed when I use it!

  49. My favorite skin treatment is a facial mask! Love the feeling of my skin afterwards!

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  50. That is quite amazing! I am always looking for something to strip my face and this looks rough!

  51. kathy pease says:

    I like the masks that you let dry and peel off :)

  52. Christian Alejandro says:

    Well I'm not a big fan of bothering too much, but I sometimes end up trying moisturizing masks since my skin really needs it from time to time.

  53. I only moisturize twice daily on advice from dermatologist'

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