Brightening Peel

with 34% Glycolic Acid
Reveal visibly brighter, more even-toned skin—with a reduction in appearance of fine lines and pores, and a silky-soft texture—with a single in-home treatment.
10mL
Brightening Peel
with 34% Glycolic Acid

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Benefits

  • Addresses all-over brightness
  • Reveals a brighter and more even-toned look
  • Leaves skin texture smoother and softer
  • Product Details

    This full-face peel reveals a more even and uniform complexion, creates a healthy, vibrant look, and leaves skin feeling silky soft and smooth. While also promoting cell turnover, helping to shed dead, dull skin cells and reveal fresher, brighter skin.

    Our Brightening Peel is formulated with 34% glycolic acid, which Ourself scientists determined is the ideal concentration for intensive results with minimal skin disruption.

    Glycolic acid benefits are amplified by a unique blend of carefully selected active ingredients well known for balancing skin tone and brightening skin: tranexamic acid, phytic acid, and gold-stabilized vitamin c.

    With each at-home treatment, you'll see full results in 7-10 days. Skin tone looks more even and uniform. Skin texture is improved, and the appearance of pores and fine lines is reduced.

    Brightening Peel is the perfect complement to the Ourself Everyday Regimen.

    New to peels? We suggest testing this product on the inside of your arm before using. This type of chemical treatment is proven effective—and may be more intense than you’re used to with your everyday skincare. Follow the directions carefully and stick with the process. The results you see will be worth it.

    How to choose: Brightening Peel, Dark Spot Peel, or Both
    Brightening Peel addresses larger patches of uneven skin tone and texture, as well as general skin dullness and lack of clarity.

    Potent Dark Spot Peel targets specific individual spots, up to 6mm (a quarter inch) in diameter.

    For the most comprehensive results, use both together: Brightening Peel first and then Dark Spot Peel.

  • Key Ingredients

    Glycolic Acid: Brightening Peel contains a 34% concentration of this powerful alpha hydroxy acid. This delivers intense even skin tone and texture benefits over the course of a few days after treatment. Skin looks smoother, brighter, and revitalized. Also helps reduce the appearance of pores.

    Tranexamic Acid (TXA): A favorite among dermatologists, tranexamic acid targets hyperpigmentation and helps reduce visible skin redness.

    Phytic Acid: A great booster for hyperpigmentation treatments. This antioxidant helps to address the look of redness and irritation linked to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

    Vitamin C + Gold: Vitamin c is a potent skin brightener and powerful antioxidant. We use a highly stable version created by bonding vitamin c to a particle of pure gold, which helps ensure it is more effectively delivered to the skin.

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    INGREDIENTS
    Glycolic Acid, Water/Aqua/Eau, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Tranexamic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Glutathione, Gold, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate.
  • Key Benefits

    An Essential Part of Your Brightening Regimen 

    • Addresses all-over brightness, including larger areas of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation
    • Reveals a brighter, more even-toned look
    • Leaves skin texture smoother and softer
    • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores
    • Delivers visible results with a single use
    • Helps slough away dead, dulling skin cells and promote cell turnover
  • Real Results

    Jasmine Tookes | @jastookes
    "You won’t believe these results!"

  • Clinical Proof

    Based on a clinical study in a doctor’s office with 12 participants:

    • A significant improvement in skintone
    • A brighter, more radiant complexion
    • Softer, smoother skin with a reduction in the look of fine lines and pores
  • Usage

    Because of the ingredients used in the Brightening Peel, we strongly recommend that you follow all application steps, including pre- and post-peel, as provided below. This will help ensure the best results and best skin comfort.

    Please store the Brightening Peel at room temperature before and between uses.

    PREP: How to Prepare for Your Brightening Peel
    For 2 weeks prior to your treatment, apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept followed by Daily Renewal Cream and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 (AM). At night, repeat the application of Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream. When outdoors, reapply Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 every 2-3 hours.

    These steps prime the skin, creating the ideal condition to apply Brightening Peel and ensuring the best post-peel results.

    You should not use Brightening Peel for at least 2 weeks, and preferably 4 weeks, after using a strong peel or facial treatment containing AHAS/BHAS or retinoid/retinol, including at-home and in-office procedures, to allow your skin to fully recover.

    PEEL: What to Do on Treatment Day
    Use the provided Accessory Kit which contains gauze pads, dropper and cap.

    Step 1: Pull hair completely off face. Cleanse skin with your normal cleanser.

    Step 2: Open the Brightening Peel vial by pushing up on the thin plastic cap, positioning your thumb at the base of the arrows. This will break the foil safety seal in the center. Continue pulling in the direction of the arrows and twist to remove the rest of the foil seal. Carefully remove the inner stopper.

    Step 3: Fold the provided gauze pad into quarters and use 1-2 droppers full of the Brightening Peel solution on the pad. Evenly distribute the solution from the center of the pad to the edges. Make sure that the gauze is not dripping.

    Step 4: Apply one layer of the Peel, using a single passage over skin, working in this order and avoiding eye area entirely:

    1. Forehead
    2. Lower face (around the mouth, avoiding lips)
    3. Nose area
    4. Cheeks (don't apply above your cheekbone)

    Step 5: After applying one complete layer, wait 3-5 minutes for the reaction to fully develop. A certain amount of sensation, including stinging and mild burning, is expected. Check your face for signs of redness. If redness and discomfort are moderate to severe, please do not apply another layer on the affected area.

    If you see minimal redness and discomfort, you can repeat the full-face application in Steps 3-5 for a total of 5-7 layers, depending on your skin sensitivity and experience with chemical peels. If you see a light frost occurring on the skin, don't apply any more layers.

    Step 6: Once you have applied the final layer, wait 15-30 minutes, then apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept and follow with Daily Renewal Cream as needed to keep the treated area well moisturized. Be sure to follow with Mineral Sunscreen prior to any sun exposure, and reapply Mineral Sunscreen every 2-3 hours when you are outdoors.

    If you have extra solution in the bottle, pop on the extra cap and save for your next peel day. Enjoy your brighter skin for at least 2-4 weeks before you repeat Brightening Peel. Store upright in a cool, dark place, away from pets, children and jostling; (it's best if the opened solution doesn't spill as it can cause damage to some surfaces; we suggest leaving it home when you travel). Once opened, Brightening Peel should be used or carefully disposed of within 12 months. For disposal of leftover formula: turn the water faucet on and pour down the drain while water is running.

    POST: How to Care For Skin After Your Peel
    Starting the evening immediately following the Brightening Peel treatment, apply both Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream. Continue applying both products daily, AM and PM, as skin heals.

    It’s very important to use Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 in the daytime to protect skin and encourage results. Avoid sun exposure, or if you must be outside, reapply Mineral Sunscreen every 2-3 hours.

    Keeping the treated area moisturized is essential. Apply Daily Renewal Cream as needed to minimize dryness and redness.

    WHAT TO EXPECT
    Everyone's skin responds differently. You may experience visible flaking or peeling, especially 2-4 days post-treatment. This is normal. DO NOT exfoliate or pull the skin on the treated area. It will come off on its own.

    POWER PAIRING: USING BRIGHTENING PEEL WITH DARK SPOT PEEL

    Layering the two Ourself peels is safe and effective—and highly recommended! First apply the Brightening Peel all over, then follow with the Dark Spot Peel on targeted areas. Keep in mind:

    • Finish applying your five to seven layers of Brightening Peel before moving to Dark Spot Peel
    • If your skin is frosted after using Brightening Peel, stop there and don't continue with Dark Spot Peel
    • If you see frosting while using Dark Spot Peel, stop and don't apply any more layers
    • Be sure to read the complete directions for both peels
    • Remember to wait at least 2 weeks, and preferably 4 weeks, after getting another strong treatment. This applies to the Ourself peels, too! Let your skin fully recover
    • If you are new to using peels, we suggest trying one or the other on its own first, so you see how your skin responds

    Warning - Discontinue use if you experience irritation or burning.

  • What's Included

    The Brightening Peel comes with an Accessory Kit which contains:

    • 2 sets of gauze pads
    • 2 droppers
    • An additional cap to store leftover solution
  • Advisory

    CAUTION: For external use only. May cause skin and eye irritation. If contact with the eyes occurs, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. If skin irritation occurs and persists, consult a physician. If swallowed, call the Poison Control center in your area. Keep out of the reach of children. Take proper precautions when opening.

    Do not use this if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or nursing, you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see product carton), or if you are experiencing any skin conditions or have broken, compromised, or irritated skin. Do not apply in hypopigmented areas. Use as directed. Discontinue retinoids and acids at least two weeks before performing this chemical peel. If you have a preexisting health or skin condition, consult with a physician before use.

    SUNBURN ALERT: This product contains alpha/beta/poly hydroxy acids (AHA/BHA/PHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

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Glowing Skin
The results were dramatically beautiful. Glowing skin, and no need for make up! I highly recommend this peel. Your friends will ask you, “What is your secret?”! Read More
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The All Over Brightening Duo

Brightening Peel + Daily Dark Spot Intercept
$350 $370
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Reveal visibly brighter, more even-toned skin with a single in-home treatment and amplify results by intercepting hyperpigmentation before it even begins—halting it at the root.
The All Over Brightening Duo
Brightening Peel + Daily Dark Spot Intercept
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included in this routine
  • Brightening Peel
    10mL
  • Daily Dark Spot Intercept
    30mL

Ships free • Easy 30-day returns • Cancel anytime • Complimentary samples with orders of $175+

Reveal visibly brighter, more even-toned skin with a single in-home treatment and amplify results by intercepting hyperpigmentation before it even begins—halting it at the root.

How to use

How to Prepare

For 2 weeks prior to your treatment, apply Daily Dark Spot Intercept followed by Daily Renewal Cream and Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 (AM). At night, repeat the application of Daily Dark Spot Intercept and Daily Renewal Cream. When outdoors, reapply Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 every 2-3 hours.

Please Note

You should not use Brightening Peel for at least 2 weeks, and preferably 4 weeks, after using a strong peel or facial treatment containing AHAS/BHAS or retinoid/retinol, including at-home and in-office procedures, to allow your skin to fully recover.

complete the routine

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$525 $620
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Reveals a natural, allover radiance and skin that looks more even-toned, smoother, and less lined
The All Over Brightening Regimen
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included in this routine

Ships free • Easy 30-day returns • Cancel anytime • Complimentary samples with orders of $175+

Reveals a natural, allover radiance and skin that looks more even-toned, smoother, and less lined