19 Bestselling Facial Peels That Bring Spa-Level Results Right to Your Bathroom
Much like your beloved hairstylist or nail technician, chances are you're not reuniting with your facialist or dermatologist anytime soon, either. And if your skin is starting to show signs of neglect (especially if you're washing less often), one of these at-home face peels can leave you glowing in no time.
For the uninitiated, chemical peels exfoliate dead cells to reveal a brighter complexion and commonly include AHAs, BHAs, and fruit enzymes to tackle dryness and dullness, too. If you've always wanted to try a peel but put it off for one reason or another, why not add one of these bestsellers from Sephora to your new self-care routine now?
Many of these products deliver professional-level results (and were developed by actual dermatologists) right in your own bathroom. Each one included is meant to be rinsed off your face — or removed with a washcloth — either after a short wait, or even overnight, which make them easier than ever to use. Not only are the products ahead some of the most popular with other Sephora shoppers, they also all have a rating of four stars (or more).
Bring a spa-quality treatment home with the bestselling facial peels at the retailer ahead.
Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel
The 1,500+ five-star reviews for Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel ($72) are clear indicators of the clearing work it does. Its vitamin C/peptide resurfacing crystals work together with a lactic/salicylic activating gel to exfoliate and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, too.
Dr. Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution
The bubbling Dr. Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution ($9) packs its peeling power into a one-time packet. The carbonic acid powder penetrates and cleans pores while fruit acids and sugar exfoliate. The best part just may be the cellulose sheet mask that tops it off and actually changes color to show when your skin's pH balance has shifted.
Herbivore Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial
The jelly-textured, rinse-off Herbivore Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial ($58) packs in both plant-based AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate skin along with rose water and aloe vera for an added cooling effect.
Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel
The new Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel ($145) features lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acids to retexturize your skin and leave it brighter but is divided into four two-week-use bottles, so those ingredients stay as potent as possible.
The Inkey List Apple Cider Vinegar Peel
Especially good for oily complexions, The Inkey List Apple Cider Vinegar Peel ($15) uses antioxidant-rich ACV (with its naturally occurring acetic acid) to help reduce redness and any acne scars, so skin looks brighter and more even when it's washed off.
Goop Goopglow 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel
Both the regular Goop Goopglow 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel ($45-$125) and sensitive-skin-friendly Goop Goopglow 5% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel Light ($45-$125) combine glycolic acid, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum to brighten and exfoliate skin by morning.
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Exfoliating Peel Gel
The enzymes in this popular Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Exfoliating Peel Gel ($16-$89) roll dirty and dead skin right off your face . . . and leave smoother, more hydrated skin in its place.
Naturally Serious Fruit-Tox Resurfacing Facial Remedy
The Naturally Serious Fruit-Tox Resurfacing Facial Remedy ($30) uses mineral-rich red clay powder and volcanic pumice stone to exfoliate and draw out impurities while AHAs from plants leave skin smooth and glowing.
Erno Laszlo Dual Phase Vitamin C-Peel
Tackle dark spots and other discoloration with an Erno Laszlo Dual Phase Vitamin C-Peel ($108) that 97 percent of Sephora reviewers would recommend to others. The first step uses lactic acid beads to exfoliate while the second activates brightening and moisturizing ingredients like carrot seed oil and, of course, vitamin C.
Olehenriksen Power Peel Transforming Facial System
This Olehenriksen Power Peel Transforming Facial System ($50) offers at-home microdermabrasion in a three-step process that other Sephora shoppers totally love. Its almond scrub, lemon peel, and chamomile clay mask all work together to give you a brighter, more even tone when you're finished.
Philosophy The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel
Philosophy The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel ($60) works overnight with a skin-resetting probiotic complex and blend of acids that lets you wake up with smoother, healthier skin . . . and no stains on your pillowcase either (despite its initial pink hue).
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel
This First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel ($32) not only includes lactic and salicylic acids to help clear skin, it adds in mushroom enzymes to further improve texture, too.
Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel
If you're seeing unwelcome effects of environmental damage on your skin, the Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel ($59) brings a spa-quality vitamin C treatment home, so your skin is brighter, smoother, and more evenly toned than it was before you put this on.
Sobel Skin Rx 30% Glycolic Acid Peel
This Sobel Skin Rx 30% Glycolic Acid Peel ($46) can bring the results of an in-office peel right to your bathroom instead. The peel features a high level of glycolic acid to exfoliate and help shrink pores, and there's calming calendula, too.
Lancer Skincare Caviar Lime Acid Peel
The potent Lancer Skincare Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($95) uses the AHAs found in that Australian fruit to tackle stressed skin and also adds brightening phytic acid to remove dead surface cells that can make complexions look dull.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel
The Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel ($78) was inspired by professional chemical peels and adds the brand's highest concentration of AHAs to hydrating hyaluronic acid, so dull, uneven skin is improved, and your subsequent serums penetrate better when you're done as well.