6 At-Home Peels for Glowing Skin

Real Simple's beauty editors unmask the best at-home peels for every skin concern and budget.


Alba Botanica Pore Purifying Mini Peel


This tiny tube packs a mighty punch against pesky blackheads and excess shine. A tingly combo of alpha hydroxy acids dissolve debris from every last pore.

To buy: $8, drugstore.com.

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Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads


Packed with a balancing blend of glycolic and hyaluronic acids, these pre-saturated pads keep skin clear and smooth in a single step. Use daily after cleansing and top with your favorite moisturizer.

To buy: $15, amazon.com.

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Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel


Swap your scratchy exfoliator for this gentle gommage peel instead. With fruit and botanical extracts, the gel formula begins to ball up as you massage it over your face and neck, taking away dead cells and dirt with it.

To buy: $18, peachandlily.com.

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M-61 Power Glow Peel


A true workhorse, these single-use pads hold a potent blend of glycolic and salicylic acids, vitamin K, bilberry, and chamomile to improve the overall tone and texture of skin. Plus, they're individually wrapped so they never dry out and are easy to travel with.

To buy: $28, bluemercury.com.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin


Sensitive skin types take heed: These two-step pads have skin sloughing ingredients, like lactic acid and willow bark extract, as well as calming ones, like colloidal oatmeal, to brighten up dull complexions without any redness or flaking.

To buy: $88, sephora.com.

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Dr. Jart Pore Medic Derma @ Home Peeling


Physical and chemical exfoliation each have their own benefits. This two-step peel offers both: Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and thermal crystal beads loosen any surface debris and salicylic acid decongests pores.

To buy: $42, sephora.com.

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