A glycolic peel is a skin treatment that applies acid onto your skin that deeply penetrates and thoroughly clears out your pores. Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugarcane. An all-natural, water-soluble chemical exfoliant that is suitable for sun damaged and acne proned skin. Glycolic acid is considered safe for dark skin and is often used to diminish the signs of hyper pigmentation – a harmless condition characterised by dark, discoloured patches of skin. Glycolic acid can also be used to treat fine lines, age spots and wrinkles on your face and hands. It is also a revolutionary treatment for those who suffer from acne or congestion on the back.